1WineDude TV Episode 39: Backstage With Rocker Les Claypool Talking Claypool Cellars Wine

Vinted on September 29, 2011 binned in 1WineDude TV, best of, California wine, interviews

In the latest installment of 1WD TV, I go backstage in D.C. to talk to rocker Les Claypool about his Claypool Cellars wines, eat the butterscotch cookies in his Green Room, and generally geek out about great Sonoma Pinot Noir.  Les has just kicked off a tour with Primus in support of their new (excellent, dark & funky) album Green Naugahyde, a jaunt that will take them across a wide swath of the U.S., with stops in South America later this year and a stint at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall next April.

This is my second interview with Les (you can check out the first one here), and he’s still clearly very into the CC endeavor, and is quite the CA-boy homer when it comes to Pinot Noir.  Words can not accurately describe the coolness of this interview for me, so just watch the friggin’ video already because it’s Pudding Time, children!!!

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  • @anthonybest


    Nice stuff. I will have to get out and try some of this stuff. Looking at the website it doesn't look like you can visit the winery or have a tasting room. Any idea if that is in the works?

    • 1WineDude


      Hey Anthony – I think they do have a tasting room actually (need to follow up on that one…)

      • firstsmatty


        They have a great small tasting room in Sebastopol, in an old caboose. Great wine. The 'rhone' we tried was really good and their Rose is a great southern France rose. The kind you can sit on the back steps on a hot day and enjoy with friends.
        http://www.yelp.com/biz/claypool-cellars-sebastop

        • 1WineDude


          Thanks, smatty!

  • Jeff


    Fun interview. Good dude. My question: did you drink wine or beer during the show?

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Jeff – attempted to drink wine in the green room but someone absconded with it! So we drank beers during the show instead…

  • @fatcork


    You must have loved the experience!! Best bass guitar in my generation for sure. So cool that he is down with classic wines and sounds like he knows his stuff. Have you heard his Oysterhead project from about a decade ago? Pretty cool funk in that collaboration project of his as well. Cheers, Bryan

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks Bryan. Yeah, the 'head is good music!

  • Ian Smith


    Hi, good interview, only the camera is movig too much.. all the time

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks Ian – maybe my camera guy was drunk…

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