I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton
About This Show
A guy who used to be a sommelier interviews incredibly famous and knowledgeable wine personalities in his tiny living room. He gets them to talk candidly about their lives and work. Then he releases the recordings every Tuesday and Friday as the I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton podcast. Erin Scala also contributes amazing original segments. Crush Wine & Spirits in Manhattan is the retail partner. Check the website http://illdrinktothatpod.com for back episodes, info on how to purchase an IDTT t-shirt, to join our mailing list, or to leave a donation to help the show.
Most Recent Episode
IDTT Wine 415: Frederic Lafarge Shares the Family Secrets to Making Great Burgundy
2 days ago
Frederic Lafarge operates Domaine Michel Lafarge with his family, with cellars located in the Burgundian town of Volnay, in France. Frederic and his wife Chantal also recently began the Lafarge-Vial domaine, with holdings in the Beaujolais crus of Fleurie, Chiroubles, and Cote de Brouilly. In this interview Frederic goes deep into the explanation of his winemaking for the various crus and grape varieties (including Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, and Aligote Doree) that he works with. There are several surprising revelations, and Frederic explains quite well why, for example, he chooses to use stems with Gamay when he avoids them for Pinot Noir, and his thinking about the different crus. This interview comes full circle when Frederic describes how a technique he started using in 2015 is the same method that was used at the family domaine in the early 20th century, before his own father was born.
Rated 5 out of
Such a great show.
Simply put: Levi is brilliant and talks to brilliant people. I work in the wine business and have learned so much from listening to these podcasts. Levi, please keep doing what you're doing, I absolutely love it. Thank you so very much for your work.
Date published: 2014-07-02