The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane
About This Show
Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each week the Podcast features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the greatest job on Earth!
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 047: Tyler Thomas Solo Episode
Tyler Thomas, who is the director of winemaking at Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards, was the guest on the very popular Episode: 35 of The Inside Winemaking Podcast. In this episode Tyler returns in a solo format to give color to his thoughts on what it means to be a winemaker and then results from some of the vineyard and winery trials that he has taken on. There are numerous academic studies of how yield affects wine quality, but Tyler's trials with Pinot Noir might surprise you. How about the importance of pumpovers? Perhaps there is a task with a higher value return. Can you make a decent wine without using SO2? Is it worth the microbiological risk? Maybe, but the grape better have the inherent characteristics to protect from oxidation. Tyler is very forthcoming with his experience in the vineyards, cellar, and his attempts to question the basic principles of winemaking. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Dierberg Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Donelan Family Wines, Sonoma Vivier Wines, from Stephan Vivier, Tyler's lazy mentor at HdV Wines I'm hoping to put together an episode where I ans