Mon, 22 February 2016
Santa Barbara is a cool climate wine region in CA's Central Coast. At 34˚ latitude, it doesn't seem like Pinot & Chardonnay would thrive here, but weird geology, geography, & a big ocean make the area one of CA's best & most unique cool climate hubs.
First we cover the basics on Santa Barbara:
Then we discuss the American Viticultural Areas:
If you haven't dipped a toe in to Santa Barbara's wines and you have access to them (especially those from the sub-AVAs) this podcast should get you motivated to do it!
Fri, 12 February 2016
After a great trip, compliments of Wines of British Columbia http://www.winebc.com)(, I have a great handle on what the Okanagan Valley is and what it has to offer.
After a bunch of facts, I give my opinion on what the region is and where it may be going.
Thanks again to all who made the trip possible. I'll be coming again to see the south part of the region, but I appreciate the overview and the amazing hospitality, kindness, and meticulous planning but the Wines of British Columbia and the folks at the Okanagan Winter Wine Festival. Go to http://www.winebc.com for more information!
Tue, 2 February 2016
To follow up on the Virginia wine podcast, conversations with Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards, who has been making wine in Charlottesville for 25 years, and a quick snippet of Kelly White of Glen Manor. Both will highlight why VA wine is so unique.
A few things on the podcast:
1. The recordings were in tasting rooms. If you don't like ambient noise, skip this one.
2. You'll hear my dad and Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like blog and Virginia wine expert asking questions as well. I travelled heavy this time!
Most of the podcast is a conversation with Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia. They are a standard-bearer for quality in the region, as one of the oldest and finest producers:
Next we have a 5 minute snippet of a conversation with Kelly White of Glen Manor.
Then we wrap! Enjoy!
Direct download: Ep_152_Virginia_Wine_Conversations_with_Barboursville_and_Glen_ManorFINAL.mp3
Category:wine, Virginia, wine travel -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT