Jul 29, 2014
You don't have to watch the Tour to love this podcast. We use the route of the Tour to cover the wine regions that the 2014 Tour de France pedaled through -- from the UK to Champagne to Languedoc and Southwest France. We provide snippets of info on each region, with commentary on the Tour sprinkled in. And we do it...
Jul 21, 2014
This week we continue our interview (see Ep 104 for Part 1) with George Geris from Villa Maria Winery in New Zealand. We cover, diurnals, screw caps, Australia, New Zealand's marketing conundrum, and then M.C. Ice asserts his Fabio-sity (listen and you'll understand...)
Thanks for listening!
Jul 13, 2014
I had the opportunity to ask great questions of George Geris, winemaker for the large New Zealand winery, Villa Maria. He has been all over the world learning his craft but has been a winemaker in New Zealand for 17 years, making Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. He's laid back, smart, cool and full of important info...
Jun 29, 2014
This week Rick makes a comeback! We get a little industry insider-y, discussing the irritating practices and dumbed down way wine is marketed to women and, specifically, to moms.
I have to admit, this holds a special place for me since I was a wine marketer but always found the generalizations made so demeaning. This...
Jun 18, 2014
We return from our baby and massive home renovation hiatus with
a hugely important region in the wine world -- Piedmont, Italy.
We cover the major reds and whites, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Gavi, and Moscato. This should give you a good base for exploring this region that has a ton of...