"The Tasting Room" is still a work in progress, with plans to gradually syndicate it around the country, and Leykis looks far and wide for topics. "Every week," he says, "there is stuff going on -- in the wine industry or of concern to people who drink wine." Topics could include a discussion of the Napa Valley Reserve -- a sort of fractional ownership vineyard with an initial fee in the six figures -- or the debate over corks versus screw tops.
And "The Tasting Room" doesn't focus exclusively on wine. Leykis is open to covering beer and spirits as well, and each week will bring in guests to discuss the topics, from bartenders and sommeliers to distillers and winemakers.