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Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian
72 minutes | 9 days ago
Canned Wine, Beer and Master Somm Emmanuel Kemiji
It has been a few years since Emmanuel Kemiji was hanging around...we got him in studio to tell us of his newest ventures...this man has been busy, canning wine and making incredible craft beers. Hear the story and the path it took to get here (not to get to the studio...to canning wine and making beer).
64 minutes | 23 days ago
From Kendal Jackson to Yao Ming meet winemaker Tom Hinde
Tom Hinde's resume is off the charts. He has made wine for iconic wineries such as Kendal Jackson and iconic celebrities such as Yao Ming. His outlook and passion for wine is clearly a reflection of his experience. You will find this episode informative and inspiring. Have a listen to Tom Hinde....really quite revealing.
62 minutes | a month ago
Savvy Talk With Vintage Wine Estates CEO Pat Roney
Pat Roney, CEO of Vintage Wine Estates, has kept vigilant in growing his company to one of the largest winery groups in America. His insightful look at the industry reminds us that it is about quality products and good service....despite phoney taste algorithms. Hear his insights and resolve to forge more quality for Vintage Wine Estates.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Chief Of Wine Happiness. I Chat With Natalie MacLean
A wealth of wine knowledge, Natalie MacLean, noted wine author, stumbled into wine appreciation where her husband suggested she take wine classes (gold lesson didn't pan out the way they had hoped). A wealth of wine knowledge and a fresh approach, meet Natalie Maclean.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
Steven Spurrier; Architect of the Judgement of Paris...Incredible.
In 1976, the Americans beat the French in their own tasting. Meet the architect of this famed event, Steven Spurrier. You will never sip another glass of wine and not think of this story.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
He put wine and food on it’s ear. Meet famed Michael McCarty.
The food scene in the US was changing rapidly in the '80's and LA was the hub. Being a Chef was not a claim to fame in those days but restaurants like Michaels in Santa Monica was changing all that. Michaels was like a Chef breeding ground churning greats like the namesake, Michael McCarty, Ken Frank, Jonathan Waxman, Nancy Silverton and more. You will be amused and intrigued with Michaels recollection back in the day.
72 minutes | 2 months ago
Wine Meet Chef: Famed Jonathan Waxman Tells All
The cuisine boom of the '80s in America is in part due to a movement towards fresher simpler food that took hold in Los Angeles and young chefs and restaurant owners. Jonathan Waxman was at the forefront of this change. Trained in France and part of the original crew at Michael McCarty's Michaels, Jonathan has won numerous awards and opened numerous restaurants. Considered a Top Chef in any circle, meet Jonathan Waxman.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
NYTimes Wine critic Eric Asimov was on fire. Hear his insights.
Eric Asimov's experience in the food and wine world is impossible to compare. Having started with the NY Times as a food critic and then moving to wine 16 years ago, he has developed an all-encompassing opinion when it comes to all things wine. His insights are thoughtful and insightful. Enjoy.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Learn Burgundy. Meet Frédéric Bernier of Maison Louis Jadot
Each time I sit with Frédéric Barnier, it is like going to Burgundy school. Due to Covid, the 2019 barrel tasting of the wines of Maison Louis Jadot was canceled, so I reached out to head winemaker, M. Barnier to catch up on the happenings. From Covid to climate change, we covered it all.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
US laws have nothing on Canada...I spoke with the hosts of "Two Guys Talking Wine"
We could have chatted for another hour and still had more to discuss. Andre and Michael of the Canadian podcast "Two Guys Talking Wine" was like meeting up with old friends and catching up; the subject ? Wine, naturally.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Meet The Ambassador of Beaujolais, Winemaker Cyril Chirouze.
If you found a menu from a restaurant in the Burgundy part of France from let's say 1965, you would find that fine Beaujolais wines rivaled in price their competitors of Burgundy. With the advent of Beaujolais Nouveau, the perception of Beaujolais began to change. Meet Cyril Chirouze, winemaker at Chateau Des Jacques of Maison Louis Jadot, His commentary and insight into this historical region will compel you to do a bit of research.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Wine Photojournalist Michael Higgins was in the house.
If you go on a wine tour of either Bordeaux, France, or Argentina, you will make a big mistake if don't take along the respective copy of Michael Higgins' Exploring Wine Regions. A Ph.D., pilot, and wine devotee having traveled the world to create these two gorgeous coffee table books. And a hoot to talk to.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Murder, Arson In The Wine Business? Frances Dinkelspiel Tells Us
Frances Dinkelspiel has written two New York Times best selling books; the latest was Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arson in the Vineyards of California. She follows the trails of some of the most notorious deceitful events in the wine trade...and it ain't pretty. You will want to read the book immediately.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Laura Rhys is a Master Sommelier At A Rare Place To Work
In 1988, my father visited England to explore the wine route and I have his notes to prove it. Back then, the wine trade was sparse and the wines were average at best...climate change has changed enough in the past 30 years that a world-class sparkling wine trade has emerged. Laura Rhys is a Master Sommelier who heads up the program at Gusbourne in Kent, England. It is quite surprising what they are doing there.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Famed Restaurateur Patrick Terrail of Ma Maison
Patrick Terrail comes from a storied family in the international restaurant scene. The famed Tour D'Argent in Paris was his family; the creation of the George V hotel was his family...and maybe it was destiny that Ma Maison became the restaurant of the Hollywood elite from the early '70's to the early '80s, anyone who was anyone went to Ma Maison. Here the story of Patrick Terrail.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
What is Sustainable Wine? Ask Beth Vukmanic SIP Manager.
I hear "this wine is sustainable" regularly from the wineries and vendors....what does that mean? Hear the answer...from Beth Vukmanic....and by the way, this girl is cut...we talk about her exercise regiment as well.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
The Azeris Took His Winery. Scary Stuff; Garen Bagdesarian Tells The Story.
I had Garen and his daughter on the show weeks ago discussing the winery and marketing. Only a few months later, the winery became a spoil of the war in favor of the Azeris. A scary proposition to say the least as the local partner lost his son in the battle. Hear the history and the recovery.
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Sexism, Racism, nor Grape Supremacy. Aaliyah Nitoto from Free Range Flowers Winery
Sexism, racism, and grape supremacy could have derailed Aaliyah from making a dream a reality. Hear how she overcame the headwinds and was able to license a shipping container as a winery! That is a feat.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Crazy good conversation with RAW wine founder and Master Of Wine Isabelle Legeron.
Her work has led her to be named one of “The 2017 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink” by Fortune, as well as one of “The 50 Most Influential French People In The World In 2017” by Vanity Fair. Isabelle Legeron earned the coveted Master of Wine and founded the RAW wine movement. Fascinating conversation.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Too much fun with winemaker Massimo Monticelli
His passion for winemaking comes through his heritage and the quality of his wines. We had some laughs and spoke of his winemaking and farming philosophy.
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