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The Stories Behind Wine

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a podcast dedicated to the stories of the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. This show is made possible by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School.

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a podcast dedicated to the stories of the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. This show is made possible by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
5
1
1
2

My new “Must Listen”

By WineladyK - Apr 09 2019
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Just listened for the first time. Myths and Truths about Cork. Great podcast! Engaging, informative, well produced. Perfect for wine pros or anyone who enjoys a nice glass of wine. Can’t wait for the next episode. 🍷

Love this podcast!

By NapaNoms - Oct 03 2018
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I am new to podcasts, but I love love love this one!! I have just finished all of the interviews and cannot wait for more!! If you are at all interested in the wine industry, this podcast is interesting, clear, and well executed. Five stars!

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
5
1
1
2

My new “Must Listen”

By WineladyK - Apr 09 2019
Read more
Just listened for the first time. Myths and Truths about Cork. Great podcast! Engaging, informative, well produced. Perfect for wine pros or anyone who enjoys a nice glass of wine. Can’t wait for the next episode. 🍷

Love this podcast!

By NapaNoms - Oct 03 2018
Read more
I am new to podcasts, but I love love love this one!! I have just finished all of the interviews and cannot wait for more!! If you are at all interested in the wine industry, this podcast is interesting, clear, and well executed. Five stars!
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The Stories Behind Wine

Latest release on Apr 13, 2020

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a podcast dedicated to the stories of the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. This show is made possible by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School.

Rank #1: Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

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In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential masters in their respective certifications. If you have ever wondered what the differences are in two top wine credentials, you will not want to miss this episode.

Jul 25 2017

53mins

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Rank #2: Ep 4 - Steve Matthiasson's Story

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In this show we learn all about “jihadist winemaking,” skateboarding ethics, the Tour-de-France racer’s sandwich, and the wine region Steve considers the Punk Rock of wine region.There is more to his story...

May 11 2017

53mins

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Rank #3: Episode 11 – Cathy Corison, Winemaker

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Cathy Corison is the owner of Corison Winery in St. Helena, California. An alum of Freemark Abbey, Robert Sinskey, and Chappellet, she’s made wine under her eponymous label since 1987. Critic Eric Asimov of the NYT has written, “Corison is one of the greatest producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley today,” and she’s been named a “Winemaker of the Year” by San Francisco Chronicle. She talks to us about what it was like being one of the first female winemakers in Napa in the late 1970s, and her impressions of how the industry has evolved in the last 40 years.

Sep 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #4: Episode 12 – Lisa Strid, Winemaker

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How did Lisa Strid, a Wyoming native, go from working for a wine industry behemoth to making wine in the high desert of Arizona? Find out on our next Stories Behind Wine podcast as we take you to one of America’s unexpected wine regions.

Oct 17 2018

40mins

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Rank #5: Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

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In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male dominated wine business and about her family’s rich history and how they transform the ancient indigenous Vespaiola grape variety into some of the most revered sweet wines in Italy.

Aug 27 2017

1hr

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Rank #6: Ep2 -Joel Aiken - The Stories Behind WIne

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In Episode 2 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with renowned vintner and winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel shares with us what it was like to be the youngest winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) and what it's like to have worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and with Michel Rolland. There is more to his story...

Apr 06 2017

48mins

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Rank #7: Ep2 -Joel Aiken - The Stories Behind WIne

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In Episode 2 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with renowned vintner and winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel shares with us what it was like to be the youngest winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) and what it's like to have worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and with Michel Rolland. There is more to his story...

Apr 06 2017

48mins

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Rank #8: Ep3 - Ian Harris - The Stories Behind Wine

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In Episode 3 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) to talk about the growth of the world's oldest and largest wine education body and how Ian came to hold his position and grow the reach of the WSET. There is more to his story...

May 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #9: Episode 3 – Interview with Ian Harris

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In Episode 3 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) to talk about the growth of the world's oldest and largest wine education body and how Ian came to hold his position and grow the reach of the WSET. There is more to his story...

May 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #10: Episode 5 – Rob McMillan’s Story

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In Episode 5 of our ongoing podcast series, we speak to Rob McMillan an award-winning percussionist, once aspiring oceanographer, and business major, and one of the most influential bankers in the wine business who authors one of the most anticipated annual reports on the state of the wine business. Rob is the EVP & FOUNDER Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division based in Saint Helena, California. Starting in 1992, he developed the Division from the idea and start-up phase, to the point where it’s now regarded as the leading and most connected provider of financial services to the US fine wine business.

Jun 09 2017

45mins

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Episode 17 – Rodrigo Soto – Journey to Biodynamics

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In this episode, Christian Oggenfuss has the opportunity to sit down and reconnect with Rodrigo Soto a native of Chile and a passionate proponent of organic and biodynamic viticulture. Christian explores Rodrigo’s early years in Chile and how a chance meeting at a dinner party propelled him to introduce biodynamics in Chile and become one of the most respected Chilean winemakers. Today he is general manager for one of the most well-known winery groups in the US

Apr 13 2020

54mins

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Episode 16 – Vanessa Conlin – Journey to MW

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Episode 16, About a month ago, Christian Oggensfuss sat down with Vanessa Conlin, the Head of Wine at Wine Access to record this podcast. Since the recording, Conlin received the biggest news of her life—she had become a Master of Wine, one of just 467 in the world, and one of only 138 women to ever earn the credential.

Mar 10 2020

34mins

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Episode 15 - Paul Mabray - Wine Industry's Digital Godfather

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In Episode 15, we sit down with Paul Mabray, the digital godfather, to the wine industry. We discuss his career and metamorphosis from young beer salesman to one of the leading proponents of the transformation of the wine industry from one that has historically been technology adverse to an industry that needs to embrace the power of digital and social marketing and new routes to the consumer.

Jan 28 2020

41mins

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Episode 14 - Dr. Paulo Lopes - Myths and Truths of Cork

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In Episode 14, we sit down with Dr. Paulo Lopes, a Portugues scientist and one the foremost experts on cork closures. We explore his journey from being a forest engineer to studying with some of the most influential wine minds at the University of Bordeaux, leading to his Masters and Ph.D. He has conducted some groundbreaking research that has dispelled some of the myths and long-held beliefs of the role of corks in the aging of wine.

Feb 07 2019

37mins

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Episode 13 – Dan Dawson, Recovering Wine Shop Owner

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In episode 13 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine we speak to recovering wine shop owner, founder of Dawson Wine Advisors, and Napa native Dan Dawson. Dan's story starts with waiting tables, traveling to the midwest to sell Vouvray, to becoming the French Laundry's first sommelier, and founding Napa's most respected wine shops, and ultimately abandoning retail to stake his claim in the digital wine recommendation space.

Dec 25 2018

41mins

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Episode 12 – Lisa Strid, Winemaker

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How did Lisa Strid, a Wyoming native, go from working for a wine industry behemoth to making wine in the high desert of Arizona? Find out on our next Stories Behind Wine podcast as we take you to one of America’s unexpected wine regions.

Oct 17 2018

40mins

Play

Episode 11 – Cathy Corison, Winemaker

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Cathy Corison is the owner of Corison Winery in St. Helena, California. An alum of Freemark Abbey, Robert Sinskey, and Chappellet, she’s made wine under her eponymous label since 1987. Critic Eric Asimov of the NYT has written, “Corison is one of the greatest producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley today,” and she’s been named a “Winemaker of the Year” by San Francisco Chronicle. She talks to us about what it was like being one of the first female winemakers in Napa in the late 1970s, and her impressions of how the industry has evolved in the last 40 years.

Sep 17 2018

31mins

Play

Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

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Read more
In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male dominated wine business and about her family’s rich history and how they transform the ancient indigenous Vespaiola grape variety into some of the most revered sweet wines in Italy.

Aug 27 2017

1hr

Play

Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential masters in their respective certifications. If you have ever wondered what the differences are in two top wine credentials, you will not want to miss this episode.

Jul 25 2017

53mins

Play

Episode 5 – Rob McMillan’s Story

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 5 of our ongoing podcast series, we speak to Rob McMillan an award-winning percussionist, once aspiring oceanographer, and business major, and one of the most influential bankers in the wine business who authors one of the most anticipated annual reports on the state of the wine business. Rob is the EVP & FOUNDER Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division based in Saint Helena, California. Starting in 1992, he developed the Division from the idea and start-up phase, to the point where it’s now regarded as the leading and most connected provider of financial services to the US fine wine business.

Jun 09 2017

45mins

Play

Ep 4 - Steve Matthiasson's Story

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Read more
In this show we learn all about “jihadist winemaking,” skateboarding ethics, the Tour-de-France racer’s sandwich, and the wine region Steve considers the Punk Rock of wine region.There is more to his story...

May 11 2017

53mins

Play

Episode 3 – Interview with Ian Harris

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 3 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) to talk about the growth of the world's oldest and largest wine education body and how Ian came to hold his position and grow the reach of the WSET. There is more to his story...

May 01 2017

40mins

Play

Ep3 - Ian Harris - The Stories Behind Wine

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 3 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) to talk about the growth of the world's oldest and largest wine education body and how Ian came to hold his position and grow the reach of the WSET. There is more to his story...

May 01 2017

40mins

Play

Ep2 -Joel Aiken - The Stories Behind WIne

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 2 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with renowned vintner and winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel shares with us what it was like to be the youngest winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) and what it's like to have worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and with Michel Rolland. There is more to his story...

Apr 06 2017

48mins

Play

Ep2 -Joel Aiken - The Stories Behind WIne

Podcast cover
Read more
In Episode 2 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with renowned vintner and winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel shares with us what it was like to be the youngest winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) and what it's like to have worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and with Michel Rolland. There is more to his story...

Apr 06 2017

48mins

Play

Ep1 -An interview with Richard Mendelson

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In Episode 1 we interview Richard Mendelson about his role in helping establish some Napa Valley's 16 AVA (American Viticultural Areas) and his book "Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure" Richard shares his personal stories about all of the intrigue, hard won battles, and how he helped craft one of the world's Premier wine regions.

Mar 15 2017

55mins

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Ep1 -An interview with Richard Mendelson

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In Episode 1 we interview Richard Mendelson about his role in helping establish some Napa Valley's 16 AVA (American Viticultural Areas) and his book "Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure" Richard shares his personal stories about all of the intrigue, hard won battles, and how he helped craft one of the world's Premier wine regions.

Mar 15 2017

55mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
5
1
1
2

My new “Must Listen”

By WineladyK - Apr 09 2019
Read more
Just listened for the first time. Myths and Truths about Cork. Great podcast! Engaging, informative, well produced. Perfect for wine pros or anyone who enjoys a nice glass of wine. Can’t wait for the next episode. 🍷

Love this podcast!

By NapaNoms - Oct 03 2018
Read more
I am new to podcasts, but I love love love this one!! I have just finished all of the interviews and cannot wait for more!! If you are at all interested in the wine industry, this podcast is interesting, clear, and well executed. Five stars!