Kenny Likitprakong of Hobo Winery

Kenny Likitprakong of Hobo Winery and Folk Machine among others, talks to Heine Johansen about their rich catalogue of modern wine both on classical grapes and the more uncommon ones.

"THE HOBO WINE COMPANY IS THE BRAINCHILD, SIDE JOB, MENACE TO THE WINE INDUSTRY, HEDGED BET, CASH STRAIN, MENTAL ANGUISH, LATE NIGHT MUSING, BRUISED HANDS, DIRTY T-SHIRTS, AND CONSTANT COMPANION OF KENNY LIKITPRAKONG. DESPITE KNOWING BETTER, HE STARTED HIS OWN LABEL IN 2002 WITH THE SIMPLE IDEA TO HAVE SOME GOOD FUN." That's how Kenny Likitprakong likes to describe his wine venture. For almost 20 years, he's still going strong in California!

In this episode Kenny talks about the americana culture that has inspired him, and in wanting to make wines at a price point that he could afford to drink himself. He talks about many of the lesser known grapes that they use in their production, and about some of the challenges that California winemakers will face in the years to come. He also let's on a political stance in taking about the background for the name of the 2017 "Batten down the hatches, the storm is coming" Pinot Noir.

Music mention: Woodie Guthrie

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