Ep. 13: Ahmet Zappa - A Healthy Zappatite


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January 22nd, 2017 - Strauss and Phelps welcome Ahmet Zappa and Musician/Composer/Producer Jeff Elmassian to talk about Ahmet’s journey from child actor, musician, performer, to movie writer and producer to new-found wine-nerddom…Strauss challenges Ahmet’s claim that he can “taste the price of any wine” within five dollars. Track through some of Ahmet’s favorite wines, growing up “food, wine and Zappa" as well as one of his latest gigs as CEO of Zappa Records and Co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust — where he’s managing, curating and promoting the rich legacy of his brilliant and prolific father, Frank, whose work in so many ways both defied and defined the idea of the “independent” recording artist… guitar-god, iconoclast, composer, and... “chef”???  

Special Guest: Jeff Elmassian 

Wines Enjoyed: Paratus Cabernet 2010 (Mt. Veeder/Napa) 

Wines Mentioned:  Stags Leap, “Artemis",  Orin Swift “The Prisoner"

Zappa Tunes: Dirty Love, Yellow Snow  - off "Zappatite"