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Aug 18, 2018

In this podcast I have a fascinating conversation with the head of Global Growth for www.wine-searcher.com, Suzanne Kendrick. The company is based in New Zealand and they are the ultimate intersection between tech and wine -- essentially the Google of wine prices. 

From their site, 

"The Wine-Searcher database...


Aug 12, 2018

We share the story of Spain's Albariño/ Portugal's Alvarinho. From ancient fame, to near extinction, and then triumphant resurrection, this grape is one of our favorites -- aromatic, acidic, complex yet delicious! It's a must in your wine rotation.

We also discuss Underground Wine Events, Washington D.C. on November 3....


Aug 4, 2018

Austria Overview:

  • Same latitude as Burgundy – more continental, less Atlantic influence in climate
  • Soils: Range of soils
  • Lots of different grapes
    • Whites: Grüner, Riesling
    • Top reds: Blauer zweigelt with St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir
  • Great value for $ -- not a lot of mass brands=

Austria reds -- growing...


Jul 23, 2018

Blends are growing in popularity and this week we have the master of blends that are made in the vineyard: Bill Nachbur of ACORN Winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, CA. If you are curious about old-school viticulture, this is a must-listen.

Here are some of the topics we address:

  • Bill tells us about field...


Jul 16, 2018

After more hairy details on our crazy and delayed move, and a shout out to UNC Business School, our alma mater for helping when things got tough, we discuss the topic: Glass bottles, which are the most common container for finished wine and their evolution is fascinating!

 

History

  • Antiquity – long jars/amphora