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Decanted Wine Podcast
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 43: Michael Eddy and Brenae Royal from Louis M. Martini plus red wine cellaring tips
In this episode, meet Winemaker Michael Eddy and Vineyard Manager Brenae Royal from California’s revered Louis M. Martini winery and learn about making wine in one of California’s oldest and most desirable vineyards. Plus, we’ll examine the aging, maturation, and drinking of Cabernet Sauvignon. When exactly is the right time to open those big, bold reds? Plus, we’ll list a few of our favorite Cabs from Washington state.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 42: Decanted Year in Review, 2020
Decanted year in review 2020: In this episode, we’ll try to redeem the WORST YEAR EVER (well, in OUR lifetimes, at least) by looking back through the lens of the best wines, events, and travel that Decanted experienced in 2020. And, we’ll list our favorite bottles of the year across several varietals.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 41: Tony Rynders on winemaking for Panther Creek Cellars, and the cross-boarder wineries of Oregon and Washington
Panther Creek Cellar’s winemaker Tony Rynders has had a fascinating journey as a vintner, one that’s taken him from the Pacific Northwest to California and back again. Along this path, he’s garnered one of the more stellar reputations in the industry for creating award-winning Pinot Noir and unique white blends highly prized by fans of wines from Oregon state’s terroir. Dave & Sandi will discuss wineries with a presence in both Washington and Oregon, and reveal some of the wineries with cross state boundaries between Washington and Oregon, highlighting how our shared AVA’s (American Viticulture Area) inspire collaboration. Plus, they discuss their tasting notes of Panther Creek Cellars’ three single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and the Winemaker’s Cuveé.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 40: Chef Aaron Tekulve and our visit to his Seattle restaurant Surrell on Madison
Chef Aaron Tekulve is one of Seattle’s up-and-coming culinary superstars, and his new restaurant Surrell on Madison is not stopping because of COVID19. In fact, it’s one of the bright spots in the city’s dining landscape. Join us to hear his journey from rock drummer, to working at some of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, and to hosting red-hot pop-ups around town. Today, Chef Aaron pairs Washington wines with his unique brand of cuisine in a setting made safe for socially distanced dining. Dave and Sandi also share their dining experience and what you can expect from an evening with this rising star Chef.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 39: Interviews with the Auction of Washington Wines 2020 Honorees: Karen MacNeil, Mark McNeilly and Rob Mercer
Since its inception in 1988, the Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than $50 million, benefitting Seattle Children's and Washington State University Wine Science Research. Events hosted by AWW give wine lovers the chance to support the Washington wine industry and families in our communities around the region. For this episode, we interview 2020's Honorary guests, including Honorary chair Karen MacNeil, wine consultant, and author of the award-winning book, "The Wine Bible," honorary winemaker Mark McNeilly, founder of Mark Ryan Winery and Honorary Grower Rob Mercer of Mercer Estates.
45 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 38: Anna Maria Ponzi: Pinot Girl to President. And, a short history of the Oregon wine industry.
In this episode we introduce Anna Maria Ponzi, the owner, president, and director of sales and marketing of the celebrated Ponzi Vineyards. Her memoir “Pinto Girl” depicts her family’s history as pioneers of Pinot, and reflects on her own journey with the business. Hear the story of winemakers like her family, who blazed a trail for the state’s wine industry. PLUS, Dave and Sandi provide a short history of the Oregon wine scene, describe the influential pioneers that started it, outline the various AVAs that reside there and they’ll list the region’s common wine varieties.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 37: Andrew Latta exemplifies the Rhône Valley in Washington State and Rhône 101
Join us for a discussion with one of our favorite Washington state winemakers, Andrew Latta of Latta Wines and Kind Stranger. He’ll outline his fascinating path from Sommelier, to cellar-rat, to celebrated vintner of Rhône-style wines. We'll also discuss the differences between traditional Rhône wines and those made in Washington from similar varietals.
39 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36: Peter Devison's world-to-Washington journey and wineries creative new outreach strategies
Peter Devison of Devison Vintners takes us on his journey across the globe where he learned the wine trade, blazed a trail to Washington state, and is creating exciting wines we can’t get enough of. Also, as a result of the Covid19 crisis, we’ll discuss how winemakers and wineries are developing creative ways to get their products to home consumers.
39 minutes | a year ago
Episode 35: Passing Time Winery's Winning Team with Damon Huard and Chris Peterson
The Passing Time team has a winning combination. Damon Huard and Dan Marino—former super bowl winning Miami Dolphins quarterbacks—partnered with alluded winemaker, Chris Peterson with the goal to make some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Washington. PLUS, talk about ways we can support our favorite wineries and restaurants during the pandemic.
50 minutes | a year ago
Episode 34: Living a Legacy: Jason Gorski of DeLille Cellars and Bordeaux basics
We welcome Jason Gorski, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture for one of Washington's most celebrated wineries, DeLille Cellars. Jason will take us through his journey as a winemaker and how he's managing the legacy of DeLille while creating exciting new wines for the future. And, we'll take you through the basics of Bordeaux wines.
60 minutes | a year ago
Episode 33: Critics’ choice: Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Owen Bargreen and Wine enclosures
Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Owen Bargreen, share how they taste and review wines, the best ways to expand your palate, current Washington wine trends and the most prevalent crisis to wine . . . "cork taint." PLUS, we discuss some of the alternative wine enclosures that are “cork taint” free.
53 minutes | a year ago
Episode 32: Tanya Morning Star Darling and Notable 2020 Pacific NW Wine Events
Tanya Morning Star Darling @cellarmuse is an official Bourgogne Wine Ambassador and wine educator. We talk wine education, travel and diversity and representation within the wine industry. Plus, our rundown of notable 2020 PNW wine events in Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia!
55 minutes | a year ago
Episode 31: Master winemaker Brian Carter and Sparkling Wines 101
Brian Carter is one of the most influential winemakers in Washington and specifically known as the king of blending. Brian has a fascinating resume, including having spent time at the legendary Chateau Montelena in California (Judgement of Paris!). He recounts his stories, talks about what makes a balanced wine and the art of the perfect blend. Plus, get ready for the New Year with Sparkling Wines! We quickly breakdown the types of sparkling wines, and we help you understand the styles you'll find on bottle labels and what they mean.
46 minutes | a year ago
Episode 30: Charlie & Will Hoppes: A Red Mountain Wine Legacy
2019 marked Charlie Hoppes’ 32nd wine vintage in Washington State. Today, he and his son Will Hoppes share their winemaking enterprise together. It’s a wonderful discussion about their history, present, and future of @Fidelitas. PLUS, we take you with us on our trip through Red Mountain’s Anelare and Hamilton Cellars—where Charlie is their winemaker—and other wineries we recommend visiting.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 29: Red Mountain's vine pioneers—then and now
John and 3rd generation winemaker, Tyler Williams share how Kiona Vineyards started, what it was like growing up in a winemaking family and what makes this region special. PLUS, we take you with us on our trip through Red Mountain’s Hightower Cellars, Hedges Family Estate and Tapteil Vineyard.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 28: Auction of Washington Wines winemaker interviews plus Kerry Shiels of Cote Bonneville winery & DuBrul vineyard
We recap the Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction and the Winemaker Picnic and Barrel Auction. We also whisked away Chris Peterson, Kevin White and Erica Orr down to a dimly lit cellar room at Novelty Hill Januik for lightening interviews. Our featured interview is with superstar winemaker Kerry Shiels, who talks about her award-winning Cote Bonneville wines, the DuBrul family vineyard and the ultimate wine cruise she has planned for YOU!
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 27: Javier Alfonso of Pomumwine shares his journey from Spain to Washington. Plus, our Albariño blind tasting results
Hear how Javier Alfonso left his childhood vineyard life behind for a tech career, only to have it call him back. He describes the long process of getting his Spanish Tempranillo clones into the US and his use of clay amphoras in his winemaking. Plus, Albariño is one of the many great white wines you should be drinking this summer so we reveal the results of our Albariño blind tasting!
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 26: Okanagan Valley BC wine trip and French vs. American oak barrels in winemaking
The Huffington Post recently named the Okanagan Valley, B.C. the number one wine destination in the world, and it’s natural beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists year to their 185 wineries. Listen to Dave and Sandi's travel north through the valley and what aspects make this region unique. Plus, learn about barrel aging in French and American oak and Dave’s night at the B.C. Wine Experience with Okanagan winemakers, featuring cuisine from Seattle restaurant legend Tom Douglas.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 25: Cairdeas Winery and Lake Chelan AVA
Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Lake Chelan AVA! It’s another action packed episode exploring the Lake Chelan Wine Valley with our featured interview, Charlie & Lacey Lybecker of Cairdeas Winery. Also, Judy Phelps of Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards delivers a brief history of the Lake Chelan AVA. Plus, and Dave and Sandi go on an e-bike wine tour with Chelan Electric Bikes and we list our recommended don’t-miss wineries.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 24: Rose 101 and international vs. Washington State Rose tasting
In this episode, we talk all things rosé, including a brief rosé 101, and we discuss our recent in-home tasting where we placed Washington state wines alongside those from international producers. Plus, we feature a couple of on-the-spot interviews with two of our guests, Rachel Fay and Cori Omundson who are NW Wine Academy guests and they discuss, you guessed it—ROSÉ!
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