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Cru shares the stories of the people behind wine. Each week we share with you one interview with an influential person in the wine industry. Guests include Brian McClintic MS, Marissa Ross, Michael Cruse, Bob Cabral, Francoise Peschon, Dustin Wilson MS, and many more!Learn more at http://crupodcast.com

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Cru shares the stories of the people behind wine. Each week we share with you one interview with an influential person in the wine industry. Guests include Brian McClintic MS, Marissa Ross, Michael Cruse, Bob Cabral, Francoise Peschon, Dustin Wilson MS, and many more!Learn more at http://crupodcast.com

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47 Ratings
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Awesome

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I find this podcast inspiring!

Good stuff

By cdoc - Jan 27 2018
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Really great subjects / topics and questions. Very relaxed conversations.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
4
2
3
2

Awesome

By AudreyDY - Dec 07 2018
Read more
I find this podcast inspiring!

Good stuff

By cdoc - Jan 27 2018
Read more
Really great subjects / topics and questions. Very relaxed conversations.
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Cru Podcast | Stories From The People Behind Wine

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Rank #1: How to Write About and Describe Wine with Marissa A. Ross

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Marissa A. Ross (@marissaaross) is a leisure enthusiast, writer, and wine drinker. She’s also the author of the new book, Wine. All The Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking, writer of the wine blog WINE. All The Time, and is the wine editor for Bon Appétit.

Learn more about Marissa here with the show notes.

In this episode, Marissa and I dig into a lot from her story and background and how she got into wine to becoming Bon Appétit’s wine editor. We also talk a lot about wine descriptions and how her’s work to describe an experience that the wine fits into rather than simply what she tastes. We get into the coverage of wine in Bon Appétit, her love and passion for the magazine, and the wise words that Adam Rapoport continuously bestows upon her.

Before we get into the episode, I want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, and leave a review. Our goal is to grow a community of people passionate about wine in which we all can share and learn more. You subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes here, or your podcast player, helps more people just like yourself find the show.

Pre-Order Marissa's new book here on Amazon!

Jan 29 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: How to Achieve Quality & Consistency Over Time with Dan Petroski

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After a decade long career in advertising for Time Warner, Dan Petroski got a harvest internship in Italy, booked a flight and didn’t look back. For the next year, he would live as a local in his adopted home of Italy, working in vineyards. From that point onward, Dan knew that wine would take the center focus of not only his career, but his life.

Learn more about Dan here.

Coming to California with just over a year’s experience, Dan had a challenging time getting a job, until Andy Smith gave him an opportunity. Fast forward to today and Dan has had incredible success including being named “Winemaker of the Year” in 2017 by the SF Chronicle.

In this episode, Dan and I dig into his journey thus far in wine, we philosophize on the topics of loyalty and freedom as a winemaker, and then explore the terroir of Larkmead’s vineyards and the concept behind his white wine only label, Massican.

Aug 27 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: How to Approach Making Exceptional Wine with Julien Fayard

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Originally from Provence, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected consulting winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. Formerly of Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Philippe Melka’s team, he lends two decades of winemaking expertise to more than a dozen different brands, including the highly-rated Le Pich and Purlieu wines, as well as his own labels — Azur, Covert Estate and Empreinte. You can learn more at FayardWines.com

In this episode, Julien and I dig into how he approaches making wine while sharing practical tips for how to achieve balance in a final wine by utilizing certain techniques in the vineyard & cellar. He shares with us his story, how he came into wine originally and learned at some of the top chateaux in Bordeaux and what it looks like to be a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley today.

As with every guest that comes on this podcast, I learned a lot from Julien and I hope you will as well. So, without further adieu, please enjoy my conversation with Julien Fayard.

May 10 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #4: How Wine Affects The World with Brian McClintic, MS

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Brian McClintic is a Master Sommelier and documentary film star of the feature length SOMM, the follow up SOMM: Into the Bottle, and now Somm 3, coming out later in 2018. After 15 years in hospitality, spanning wine destinations such as the Little Nell in Aspen, Brian co-founded Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara, where he was named “The Wine Guy to Hire” by Departures magazine and among the “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” by Wine Enthusiast.

Learn more about Brian at CruPodcast.com

Bitten by the travel bug in recent years, McClintic launched Viticole in 2016--an online wine club and travel blog, focusing on organically-farmed domestic and import selections.

The Viticole Wine Clubs are the only way to access Master Sommelier Brian McClintic's monthly wine selections. Every winemaker Brian collaborates with farms organically. All the wines offered will be exclusive to Viticole – special bottlings, both red and white, that Brian personally curates from around the world.

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Oct 09 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: When Wine Is Your Work, Life, and Community with Sara Morgenstern

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Sara Morgenstern is one of those people that if you try to introduce her to someone, she’s already good friends with them and if you ask her to join in on a project, she’ll dive in head first even though her calendar is already fully booked.

She’s some what of a local celebrity here in Sonoma County, particularly in Healdsburg for those in the wine industry, most notably for her work at the imported wine shop/bar and grilled cheese joint, Bergamot Alley, but also for her work with 7% Solution, which you’ll learn about in this episode, Banshee Wines, Raft Wines, and now the soon to be 501c3 Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief and the annual Burgundy festival, Le Paulée de San Francisco coming up from February 27 to March 3, 2018.

I really enjoyed chatting with Sara as we not only cover everything that I already mentioned, but we dig into her story, how the recent wildfires have personally affected her, and we try wines from winemakers who she considers her brothers.

Learn more about Sara and get the list of every wine we try in this episode here.

I also want to say thank you to Heather Hawkins & Woody Hambrick of Alysian Wines & Vermouth for letting Sara and I occupy their space in Healdsburg for a couple hours to record.

Dec 18 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #6: How to Challenge the Norm of Wine Retail with Dustin Wilson MS

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Dustin Wilson (@dustinwilsonms) is a partner and owner the wine shop in Tribeca, New York City called Verve Wine. Dustin came on the podcast when the show first started and he was working at Eleven Madison Park, but in this episode he tells us about how he transitioned from being a somm on the floor of restaurants for so many years to starting and being on the floor of a retail store and what the challenges of starting a new wine shop in New York City has been like.

We then dig into the story behind Verve, why Dustin wanted to start something new, and how Verve is challenging the norm of wine retail by integrating an amazing website that helps people find and learn about wine in an easier, more natural way and utilizing social media to do the same with things like visual tasting notes.

Full show notes & and transcript of the interview at https://crupodcast.com/show/dustinwilson37

Dustin then shares with us one of his favorite wines he’s been excited about lately called 4 Monos, a Garnacha made just outside of Madrid, and you can get it at Verve for only $20. To top it all off, Dustin and the team at Verve are giving you as a Cru Podcast listener, 10% off all discountable wines when you check out with the code CRUPOD10. It only applies to those of you who can receive shipments in the USA. So, go get some wine from some great people who want to share more wine with the world.

But before we get into the show, many of you know that I had the opportunity of traveling to Madrid a couple weeks ago and meet a great winemaker by the name of Fabio Bartolomei (his podcast episode here), and experience the only natural wine shop in Madrid, called Wine Attack.

So, I knew that I was going to be buying a ton of wine, and my last experience with bringing a case of wine back in my regular suitcase was not only sketchy caused it looked like I was smuggling wine bottles out of Germany all wrapped up in t-shirts, but I didn’t know if all of my bottles were going to break. You know how TSA can be with our bags. So, I had to find a solution to my wine bottle traveling debacle. I found this company called Lazenne.

Essentially, they make suitcases for your wine bottles. It was perfect! I got one and they even offered to ship it to my hotel in Madrid so that when I got there, all I had to do was fill it with a case of amazing wines. I didn’t have to worry about making sure that I got it in time to fly out and then check a bag going out. I just gave them my address and it was sitting on my bed when I walked into my hotel room. It only cost me €35 to check the bag on the way back and it got to my destination in perfect condition!

Guys, I’m telling you. If you ever travel with more than a couple wine bottles on the plan, or even just driving long distances, you need to get one of Lazenne’s bags. Go to Lazenne.com and check out which bag is best for you. I got the 12-Bottle Wine Check Luggage, but maybe something a bit sturdier would be best for you, like the Vingardevalise Hardshell Wine Suitcase. Either way, take a look and protect your wine with a Lazenne bag.

Apr 17 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: What it Takes to Start A Wine Label with Michael Villas

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Michael Villas is an advanced sommelier and co-founder of the wine labels Penville and Maison d’Amis. Penville makes Rhone style Grenache from the Santa Barbara region in California and Maison d’Amis makes Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. You can connect with Michael on Instagram @mcvillas and learn more about him at crupodcast.com

Before we get into the episode, I want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. With your help we can achieve our goal of being on the New & Noteworthy for all of iTunes. It allows other people to find the show and to connect all of us around a common passion.

Oct 10 2016

44mins

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Rank #8: Exploring the Business of Importing Wine with Vine Connections

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Nick Ramkowsky and Ed Lehrman are co-founders of Vine Connections, a wine import company that was the first company to import Argentine wines to the US.

Learn more about Vine Connections with the show notes here.

In this episode with Nick and Ed, we dig into the story of Vine Connections, how it got started with a trip to Argentina, and they paint a picture of what they found down there in the early '90's. We then get into the business side of things, like what is their process of selecting wineries to work with in their portfolio, which is very small consisting of wines and sake from Argentina, Chile, Japan, and California. Then how do they approach marketing a new wine or sake to the market, what the pillars are that set the standard of how they do business, and how they work with producers like Chad Melville, who is relatively well known in the industry, but outside of the industry, many people have never heard of him and the Santa Rita Hills.

I really enjoyed chatting with Nick & Ed. I learned so much about importing wine, marketing a new product, and gained insight to the culture of a great wine company.

Jun 26 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Growing An Unlikely Vineyard and Winery with Deirdre Heekin

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Deirdre Heekin is the co-founder, winegrower, organizer, writer, photographer, flower farmer, and designer behind La Garagista Farm + Winery in Barnard, Vermont. In this episode we get into a lot from where the idea came from to start growing and making wine in Vermont to its challenges as she successful makes amazing natural wines in this environment. We also talk about her love of travel, the biodynamic practices that have been instilled in her, and her new book, An Unlikely Vineyard.

We invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here and leave us a review. Our goal is to grow a community of people who are passionate about wine so we can all learn more and connect with each other. If that appeals to you at all, then subscribe. It helps others find the show, which continues to expand this community you’re apart of.

Learn more about Deirdre at CruPodcast.com

Nov 28 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: The Life & Travels of a Winemaking Ambassador with DLynn Proctor

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DLynn Proctor (@WineauxDLynnP) is the winemaking ambassador for Penfolds Americas. You may remember DLynn from the movies Somm and Somm: Into the Bottle on Netflix, but in this episode we don’t talk about the movies, but DLynn’s story, who inspired him to become a sommelier in the first place, how he was able to travel the world to learn about wine on other people’s dime as a young somm.

Learn more about DLynn with the show notes here.

We also dig into the day to day of what being the winemaking ambassador for Penfolds Americas means and how DLynn travels over 300 days per year. He also shares with us stories from working with the legendary Fred Dame and Peter Gago.

Before we get into the show, I want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave us a review. Doing so helps other folks who are just as passionate about wine as you are find the show and to grow this community. You can subscribe and review the show with the podcast player on your phone, or on iTunes here.

Mar 27 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: The Making of a True Rosé with Lorenza Wine

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Melinda Kearny and Michèle Ouellet, the mother-daughter duo behind Lorenza Rosé based in Napa.

Learn more about Lorenza with the show notes here.

In this episode we dig into the story behind Lorenza, what it was like starting to make rosé eight years ago when the main things on the market were Charles Bieler and his pink Cadillac paving the way, and the dreaded white zin hangover that everyone has experienced at least once in their life!

We also chat about making wine with intentionality from old vines, the rosé trend, what it is like for Melinda to work with wine brands such as Frogs Leap winery and how she applied that experience to Lorenza, and what growing up in Napa was like for Michèle.

I really enjoyed chatting with Melinda and Michèle and look forward to see how Lorenza continues to grow as more people embrace rosé as a wine to drink for any occasion year round.

Jul 31 2017

55mins

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Rank #12: How to Experiment with Wine with Chad Stock

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Chad Stock is the winemaker and owner of Craft Wine Co, which produces the labels Minimus Wines, Origin Wines, and Omero Cellars in Carlton, Oregon.

Learn more about chat with the show notes at https://crupodcast.com/show/chadstock

Chad is known for experimenting with many varietals and styles to produce truly unique wines that not only he loves and is proud of, but that push the boundaries of traditional and low intervention winemaking. From Gruner to Grenache and wines with high VA to wines with Brett, Chad embraces change and experimentation across wines.

In this episode, we dig into a lot! We chat about how Chad got into wine initially from a pleasure standpoint, his experience during apprenticeships that brought to light for him the concept on constantly experimenting with wines, how there aren’t any American grape varietals that are uniquely American, and his loathing of mimicking old world styles to make wine that taste just like them.

We then get into one of his favorite subjects being Syrah developing brett and experimenting with brett to make his wine, fittingly named, I Have Brett. Then Chad leaves us with what he wants his legacy for the wine world to be when all is said and done.

He also shares with us an Austrian winemaker that he’s been loving lately and their approach to winemaking.

This episode is jam-packed, it is long, and if you are a winemaker or aspire to be one, you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.

Jul 24 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #13: Making Connections and Operating a Wine Brand with Chelsea Boss

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Chelsea Boss, @seaboss on Instagram, is the general manager of Senses Wines who make fantastic small production pinot noir and chardonnay based in Occidental, California and one of the founders of Rebuild Wine Country, an organization that is working with Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County to raise $5 million dollars in order to rebuild owned & rented homes lost in the Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino, and Lake County wildfires.

You can learn more about Chelsea with the show notes here.

The name Senses may sound familiar as we had one of the founders, Chris Strieter, on in a previous episode.

But in this episode, I wanted to dig into the operations, marketing, sales side of running a wine business and Chelsea’s experience and perspective on doing just that as a GM. We also dig into all of the fundraising and work that she and Rebuild Wine Country are doing to help those in Northern California that were so devastatingly affected by these fires.

If you feel so inclined to donate and/or volunteer with Rebuild Wine Country, you can go to RebuildWineCountry.org for more information.

Jan 01 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: Nurturing the Land, Vines, and Fruit with Chad Melville

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Chad Melville (@melville_winery) is the head winegrower at his family’s winery, Melville Winery in the Santa Rita Hills of California producing Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay.

In this episode, Chad tells us his story of growing up in a grape growing family and eventually starting Melville from its first plantings of their vineyard. We get into the viticulture behind the wines he grows, why he considers their wines to be made once the grapes are harvested, and how having control from vine to bottle helps to create an amazing product.

Before we get into the show, I want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, or whatever podcast player you are using to listen to the show. Doing so helps more people find the show while growing this community around our common passion of wine.

Learn more about Chad here.

Jan 02 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: If It Tastes Perfect, You’ve Missed It with Bob Cabral & Ryan Prichard

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Under the guidance of philosophies like, “Great winemaking is doing the right thing when no one is looking,” and “if it tastes perfect, you’ve missed it,” Bob, Ryan, and the Three Sticks team are crafting elegant wines with a focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They source fruit from some of the top vineyards in Sonoma County including Gaps Crown, Durell, Walala, One Sky, and various other Price Family Estates.

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In this episode, Bob, Ryan, and I sat down to taste through a large portion of the Three Sticks lineup. We delve into the details of each wine, the soils, farming, ecology, everything. Mixed in between we chat about Bob & Ryan’s histories in the wine industry, life & work philosophies, and the practical & technical sides of winemaking in Sonoma County.

In this episode we mention… Three Sticks The Adobe Tonnellerie Ô Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics Bronco Wine Company Lutum Wines Russian River Brewery Barndiva Domaine Marcel Deiss

Wines we tasted… 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir 2017 Price Family Estates Pinot Noir 2016 Cuvée Eva Marie Pinot Noir 2016 Walala Pinot Noir 2017 Origin Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Gaps Crown Chardonnay 2016 One Sky Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain 2016 Alana Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Durell Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2017 Casteñada White 2017 Casteñda Rosé

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Jan 29 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #16: Understanding and Interpreting a Vineyard with Alan Viader

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Alan Viader, second generation winemaker and Director of Operations for Viader Vineyards & Winery in Napa.

Learn more about Alan at CruPodcast.com

 In this episode, Alan shares with us the story behind his family’s estate on Howell Mountain, how his mother used dynamite to move rock in order to plant the vineyard all while raising three kids, and how working with winemakers in Argentina, Alan realized that he wanted to become a winemaker.

We then get into the viticultural and winemaking practices used at Viader. From trellising to blending, Alan gives us some insight into the science and art into how Viader wines are made.

But before we get into the episode, I want to tell you about our sponsor.

The Grand Tour is a fresh new take on a wine club. It was created by master somm, Dustin Wilson and the team at Verve Wine. 

 They believe that part of the fun of wine is learning about and exploring the many regions from around the world. They also know that it can be difficult to navigate through the vast number of wineries out there. Who makes the best wines from a particular place? How do I get my hands on them? These are the reasons that they started The Grand Tour.

 Every month they will highlight a new wine region of the world. They spend that month tasting through hundreds of wines to find what they think best represents the region. They want to take you on a journey through and showcase the different types of wines that help tell the story of that place, while featuring producers that they feel are some of the best; the insiders, the ones who really know what's up.

A subscription to The Grand Tour will get you four different bottles of truly special, sommelier-approved wine for $95 each month (plus shipping), along with expert insight into the stories behind the wines, from the people and places who produce them to how they’re made, tasting notes, pairings and more. So you can go on with your life, leave the research to the geeks, and look forward to enjoying unique, remarkable, trustworthy wines in the comfort of your home.

Go to GrandTourWine.com or click the Wine Club tab on the Verve Wine website to sign up

May 15 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: How To Build An Authentic Personal Brand with Amanda McCrossin

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Having previously worked as a sommelier in New York City, Amanda moved to the west coast in July 2015 where she joined the wine team at PRESS restaurant in St. Helena.  Known as the "sommvivant" to her Instagram followers and YouTube subscribers for being a "Sommelier" with a "Bon Vivant" lifestyle, Amanda documents her life as a somm in the Napa Valley on a daily basis.  By showcasing events like excursions around northern California in her splashy red Mini Cooper convertible, tastings at Napa Valley wineries, rare bottles of vintage Napa Cab at PRESS and daily adventures around the Valley, Amanda has become "an advocate for indulgence and the wine lifestyle."

In this episode Amanda and I dig into her story of being a sommelier, how to hone one’s voice and story telling ability, strategies for being a successful sommelier, and define how to be authentic to one’s self when it comes to building a personal brand with a purpose.

In this episode we mention… PRESS Restaurant Napa Amanda’s YouTube Channel Amanada’s Instagram Profile Dan Petroski Interview Massican Winery Follow Amanda on YOUTUBE TWITTER INSTAGRAM WEBSITE

 

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Feb 07 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: The Art of Wine Retail with Michael Drapkin

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Michael Drapkin is the proprietor, wine educator, and Instagram model behind Kingston Wine Company in the town of Kingston, New York in the Hudson Valley. You can find him wordsmithing wine descriptions on Instagram @kingstonwineco and buy all of his delicious, natural and esoteric wines at KingstonWine.com

Learn more about Michael with the show notes here.

In this episode Michael and I dig into where his passion for wine comes from, both the books and the people who influenced him, and the art of wine retail, something that Michael feels is as important, if not more important, than the wines themselves.

We also chat about great resources for learning about and finding natural wines, one of those being the natural wine app, Raisin.

Before we get into the show, I want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Doing so helps other amazing wine lovers, like yourself, find the show and grow this community of folks who are passionate about wine. You can do so on the podcast player on your phone, or on iTunes itself here. Also, if you’re up for it, follow us on Instagram @crupodcast. We’re sharing bottles and experiences over there.

Mar 20 2017

57mins

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Rank #19: Creating An Authentic Wine Company with Rachel Silkowski

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Rachel Silkowski is the assistant winemaker for Loring Wine Company & the founder/winemaker of Rasi Wine Company, both based in Lompoc, California.

Learn more about Rachel here.

pronounced rac·y 1. full of zest or vigor; having a strongly marked quality; piquant; risqué, suggestive 2. having the distinctive quality of something in its original or most characteristic form

Rachel and I dig into how she initially got into wine, her curiosity of the winemaking process, and the feeling of holding a tangible finished product. She then shares with us the story of how she started Rasi Wine Company, where the name comes from, and how she intuitively approaches each aspect of how she makes her wines & markets them from place of authenticity. I can’t wait for you to hear how she came up with the labels for her first wine called One.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, Rachel shares with us her plans for the future of Rasi, how her wines have been rated 93 – 95 points with only has three vintages out, we chat about urban wineries, and how she is giving back to the community in Los Angeles through an event that you can attend called Women, Wine, Makers.

I absolutely loved chatting with Rachel; she has really inspired me to take a more authentic approach to life and my work. I hope you enjoy hearing her story.

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The Grand Tour is a fresh new take on a wine club. It was created by master somm, Dustin Wilson and the team at Verve Wine

They believe that part of the fun of wine is learning about and exploring the many regions from around the world. They also know that it can be difficult to navigate through the vast number of wineries out there. Who makes the best wines from a particular place? How do I get my hands on them? These are the reasons that they started The Grand Tour.

Every month they will highlight a new wine region of the world. They spend that month tasting through hundreds of wines to find what they think best represents the region. They want to take you on a journey through and showcase the different types of wines that help tell the story of that place, while featuring producers that they feel are some of the best; the insiders, the ones who really know what's up.

A subscription to The Grand Tour will get you four different bottles of truly special, sommelier-approved wine for $95 each month (plus shipping), along with expert insight into the stories behind the wines, from the people and places who produce them to how they’re made, tasting notes, pairings and more. So you can go on with your life, leave the research to the geeks, and look forward to enjoying unique, remarkable, trustworthy wines in the comfort of your home.

Sign up for The Grand Tour here.

In this episode we mention…

Loring Wine Company Rasi Wine Company Oregon State University Loring Pinot Noirs Close Pepe Vineyard Santa Rita Hills AVA One, Pinot Noir (Rasi’s first wine) Three Barrels, Santa Rita Pinot Noir (Rasi’s second wine) Paso Robles Mouvedre (Rasi’s third wine) Wine Advocate 93-95 Points for Rasi Wine Enthusiast 93 Points for Rasi Rasi One Labels (first wine) Women, Wine, Makers Monthly Event Space 15 Twenty Vinley Market Sine Qua Non Winery Andremily Wine 2013 Syrah Levo Wine Flying Colors Grenache

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May 08 2017

57mins

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Rank #20: The Art of Making People Smile with Giuseppe Cola

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Giuseppe Cola (@pjritzsomm) is the first Perrier-Jouet sommelier at The Ritz London. He is also the award winner of the Annual Award of Excellence in Service 2016 from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts London, the most prestigious award available to young professionals in the hospitality industry today. 

You can learn more about Giuseppe at http://crupodcast.com/show/giuseppecola

We invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave a review. It helps other people find the show.

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Oct 02 2016

57mins

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