Radio in Los Angeles just keeps getting better…
I admit it, I listen to Tom Leykis (although a little less now that I’m an 103.1 convert) and I like it. Love him or hate him (franky it’s the callers that bug me), the same station that hosts the Tom Leykis show is bringing you more of Tom’s wining. And by “wining” I mean wine – “The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis” will be all about wine. Airing on Saturdays from 3-5pm on 97.1 you can hear all about Leykis’ vast knowledge of wine. I’ve heard him discuss wine on his regular show before and, I have to tell you, it was very thorough and quite useful.
Wine is undeniably a big part of Leykis’ life. “This is my epicenter,” he says, standing in front of the custom refrigerator that holds the bulk of his collection. Though he now loves cabernet sauvignon above all other grapes, he started out with something very different. “I drank Freixenet,” he says, referring to the inexpensive Spanish cava, or bubbly. “My drug of entry, if you will, was sparkling wine. Hopes, dreams and aspirations have a lot to do with the kinds of wines people like. And I started with sparkling wine because I believed champagne was almost an entry way to affluence.”
Of course the fact that this show was picked up most certainly has to do with that “Sideways” movie. I recently heard that white wine sales are up because of this movie (officially confirming that people are sheep). Fortunately my man Tom preferes a nice California Cabernet…my favorite.
Read about it, if you can, on the LA Times.