Podcast #147-Christopher Vandendriessche of White Rock Vineyards

May

25th

2015

Christopher Vandendriessche is one of those winemakers that didn’t see his future occupation on the radar….even though he grew up in Napa Valley. Science was his first love…and when you get right down to it, the reach from science to wine isn’t really that far. But we’ll let him tell that story. We recorded Christopher in the caves at the winery in February of this year….and once again, this is a story about family.

Learn more by visiting whiterockvineyards.com

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Video Podcast #147-Christopher Vandendriessche of White Rock Vineyards Part One

May

25th

2015

Christopher Vandendriessche is one of those winemakers that didn’t see his future occupation on the radar….even though he grew up in Napa Valley. Science was his first love…and when you get right down to it, the reach from science to wine isn’t really that far. But we’ll let him tell that story. We recorded Christopher in the caves at the winery in February of this year….and once again, this is a story about family…part one.

Learn more by visiting whiterockvineyards.com

Video Podcast #147-Christopher Vandendriessche of White Rock Vineyards Part Two

May

25th

2015

Christopher Vandendriessche is one of those winemakers that didn’t see his future occupation on the radar….even though he grew up in Napa Valley. Science was his first love…and when you get right down to it, the reach from science to wine isn’t really that far. But we’ll let him tell that story. We recorded Christopher in the caves at the winery in February of this year….and once again, this is a story about family…part two.

Learn more by visiting whiterockvineyards.com

Podcast #146-Elliot Stern of Oakville East Exposure

May

19th

2015

It’s been a long time coming but we finally were able to spend some time chatting with Oakville East Exposure owner Elliot Stern. Elliot is well know for his Franc n Stern wine and has been a regular on our podcasts during Premiere the last few years.. Elliot’s knowledge of wine is exceptional but best of all he makes it easy to understand ….and that’s because he is also a wine educator. We visited with Elliot at his home in Napa back in February during Premiere Napa Valley week.

Learn more by visiting oakvilleeast.com

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Video Podcast #146-Elliot Stern of Oakville East Exposure Part One

May

19th

2015

Part one of our interview with Oakville East Exposure owner Elliot Stern from February, 2015.

Video Podcast #146-Elliot Stern of Oakville East Exposure Part Two

May

19th

2015

Part two of our video with Elliot Stern of Oakville East Exposure, taken from Podcast #146.

Podcast #145-Seven Danish Sommeliers visit Napa Valley Part One

May

13th

2015

This week we offer a special podcast recorded the final week of April. Kenneth Olsen of KK Wines, Denmark hosted 7 Danish Sommeliers for a week of travel and tasting in both Napa Valley and Sonoma. This recording was made at the home of Release Winemaker and co owner, Henrik Poulsen who hosted his fellow Danes for dinner. This is part one.

Learn more about KK wines by visiting kkwine.dk

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Podcast #145-Seven Danish Sommeliers visit Napa Valley Part Two

May

13th

2015

This week we offer a special podcast recorded the final week of April. Kenneth Olsen of KK Wines, Denmark hosted 7 Danish Sommeliers for a week of travel and tasting in both Napa Valley and Sonoma. This recording was made at the home of Release Winemaker and co owner, Henrik Poulsen who hosted his fellow Danes for dinner. This is part two.

Learn more about KK wines by visiting kkwine.dk

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Video Podcast #144-Taste of Oakville 2015 Part Two

May

10th

2015

A companion piece to our audio podcast (#144) this short video features a few of the winemakers at the Taste of Oakville 2015 event. Taste was held at Robert Mondavi. This is Part Two.

Video Podcast 144-Taste of Oakville 2015-Part One

May

10th

2015

A companion piece to our audio podcast (#144) this short video features a few of the winemakers at the Taste of Oakville 2015 event. Taste was held at Robert Mondavi. This is Part One.

Podcast #144-Taste of Oakville 2015

May

7th

2015

Napa Valley is well known as Cab country….and the Oakville
AVA has many of the best know Cabernet vineyards in the Valley.

The Oakville Master Class as well as Taste of Oakville took place during the final weekend of April.
The Master Class was one of the finest wine seminar’s we’ve ever attended….never was the concept of terrior better explained. The entire event was hosted by the Oakville Wine Growers and took place at Robert Mondavi Winery. Here we offer a few short interviews with winemakers including Dennis Groth of Groth Vineyards, David DeSante of DeSante Winery and Bonny Meyers of Meyers Family Vineyards just to name a few.

Podcast #143-Simon Faury of Merryvale Vineyards

April

19th

2015

It seems almost perfect to have an old world winemaker making wine in Napa Valley. But even better when this French winemaker, while having 10 vintages in his rear view mirror, is young and completely immersed in different types of wines.

We visited Merryvale Winemaker Simon Faury back in February and spent some time chatting about his background and passion.

Learn more by visiting merryvale.com.

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Video Podcast #143-Simon Faury of Merryvale Vineyards-Part One

April

19th

2015

Part one of our podcast excerpt with Simon Faury, Winemaker for Merryvale Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Video Podcast #143-Simon Faury of Merryvale Vineyards Part Two

April

19th

2015

Part two of our podcast excerpt with Simon Faury, Winemaker for Merryvale Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Podcast #142-Megan Baccitich and Christopher O’Gorman of Paul Hobbs Winery

April

14th

2015

Paul Hobbs makes wines sourced from both Napa Valley and Sonoma…which may not be unusual, but the vineyards they make their wines from are quite exceptional.

During the Sonoma in the City event held in Chicago last March, we visited Paul Hobbs Winemaker Megan Baccitich and Marketing & Communications Manager Chris O’Gorman. We managed to sneek in a bit of time between the days activities to chat about these vineyards and the wines grown there.

Learn more by visiting paulhobbswinery.com

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Vino Lingo: Megan Baccitich of Paul Hobbs Winery defines “Rack and Return”

April

11th

2015

Megan Baccitich is Winemaker for Paul Hobbs Winery. Take a listen to her definition of Rack and Return.

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Vino Lingo: Dave Bos of Bos Wines defines “Concrete Eggs”

April

11th

2015

Dave Bos is a Vineyard Manager as well as Owner of Bos Wines. Take a listen to Dave’s definition of Concrete Eggs.

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Vino Lingo: Jennifer Roberts of Picayune Cellars defines “Proprietary Blend”

April

11th

2015

Jennifer Roberts is Co Owner of Picayune Cellars in Napa Valley. Take a listen to her definition of Proprietary Blend.

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Vino Lingo: Claire Weinkauf of Picayune Cellars defines “Maceration”

April

11th

2015

Claire Weinkauf is Winemaker and Co Owner of Picayune Cellars in Napa Valley. Take a listen to her definition of Maceration.

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Podcast #141-Dave Bos of Bos Wines

April

3rd

2015

Biodynamic farming is what Dave Bos is all about. And Dave’s eyes light up when talking about Biodynamics…being that he is a Vineyard Manager and a Winemaker, I guess that would be no surprise. He owns Bos Wine’s and lives with his family in Calistoga, California where he also grows several crops…Biodynamically….and listening to this interview, you get a good idea just how passionate he is.

You can also see two short videos taken from this podcast, on YouTube. Just follow this link:

Learn more by visiting his website at boswine.com.

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