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Winecast, a podcast by Tim Elliott

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Winecast promotes the enjoyment of wine for both beginning and more experienced wine lovers.

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Winecast promotes the enjoyment of wine for both beginning and more experienced wine lovers.

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Well Said Tim

By Ed Bevachek - Mar 02 2009
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Tim does a fantastic job at wine education. I wish him well.

The Best Wine Podcast on iTunes

By Nick Edwards 57 - Dec 16 2008
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Tim knows his wine and is very likable. He's got a great personality and is easy to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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0
1
2

Well Said Tim

By Ed Bevachek - Mar 02 2009
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Tim does a fantastic job at wine education. I wish him well.

The Best Wine Podcast on iTunes

By Nick Edwards 57 - Dec 16 2008
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Tim knows his wine and is very likable. He's got a great personality and is easy to listen to.
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Winecast, a podcast by Tim Elliott

Latest release on Dec 19, 2014

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Alsace

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On today’s podcast, I focus on the wines of France’s Alsace region and review, “The Emperor of Wine”, by Elin McCoy.

Show Notes:
00:21 - Welcome
00:33 - Alsace Overview
03:19 - Tasting Notes
03:34 - Pierre Sparr, Pinot Blanc “Reserve”, Alsace 2003 ($12) #
03:53 - Trimbach, Riesling, Alsace 2003 ($17)
04:20 - Hugel, Gewurztraminer, Alsace 2003 ($18/gift) *
04:54 - Best Tasting *
04:59 - Best Value #
05:05 - Review of The Emperor of WIne
08:31 - QPR Wines Drawing
09:21 - Contact Details
09:57 - Next Show Theme

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com | Audio comments: +01-206-33-WINE-9 (+01-206-339-4639)
Copyright 2006 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Feb 16 2006

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Rank #2: Pinot Noir

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This week’s show is all about Pinot Noir, featuring a wine lover's review of the film, "Sideways", and tasting three Pinots from California and Oregon:

- La Crema, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2002 ($18)
- Erath, Oregon Pinot Noir 2002 ($15)
- Beringer Founders' Estate Pinot Noir 2002 ($9)

Jan 30 2005

14mins

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Rank #3: Pax Syrah Simulcast

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Today’s podcast is a bit of a change in the regular format and my first co-host show. It is with Alan Baker, the CellarRat from the Ratcast podcast released in what we think is an unprecedented format: the Simulcast. We talk about and taste a Syrah from Pax Wine Cellars.

Show notes:
00:23 - Welcome and show theme
02:39 - Pax Syrah Simulcast
20:27 - Tasting Notes: Pax Wine Cellars, Syrah, Walker Vine Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley 2003 ($60)
21:27 - An announcement about the future of Winecast
22:26 - Contact details
22:50 - Next show theme

UPDATE, Jan. 10, 2006: Thanks to all who have pointed out that we were not the first podcasters to do a simulcast… I still think we are the first wine podcasters to do this type of show, call it a “simulcast” and creatively use Morse code ;-)

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com | Audio comments: +01-206-33-WINE-9 (+01-206-339-4639)
Copyright 2006 Tim Elliott. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Jan 08 2006

23mins

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Rank #4: Malbec

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Today’s podcast focuses on another Bordeaux blending variety: Malbec. I also talk about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening up interstate wine shipments to more states and follow up on the wine and food matching challenge from Winecast 22.

Wines reviewed:
- Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($10)
- Bodega Norton, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($8)
- Finca El Portillo, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2003 ($13)

May 23 2005

16mins

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Rank #5: Napa Valley Cab

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I’m back after a great vacation in California with the first of three shows focusing on the wines of the Napa Valley. In this first installment, I cover the early history of the Valley, the Howell Mountain AVA and share seven Cabernet Sauvignon’s I tasted last week.

Wines Tasted:
- Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($35)
- Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Canyon 2001 ($65)
- Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 2003 (NYR/$65)
- Neal Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($45)
- August Briggs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2000 ($20/375ml)
- August Briggs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($42)
- Beaulieu Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Rutherford”, Napa Valley 2002 ($25)

Show Notes:
0:00 - Opening theme
0:21 - Welcome iTunes listeners!
0:44 - Overview and objectives of Winecast
2:30 - Napa Valley history
4:23 - Howell Mountain AVA
5:50 - Tasting notes
9:55 - Best of Tasting / Best Value
10:39 - Contact details, theme music credit
11:03 - Please vote at Podcast Alley!
11:27 - Lost some feedback emails
12:17 - Next show will focus on Napa Valley Zinfandel

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com | Audio comments: 206-202-4696
Copyright 2005 Tim Elliott. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Jul 01 2005

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Rank #6: Syrah

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Today’s show is focused on the red grape of the Rhone: Syrah. I taste three wines made from this grape from 3 different continents, give you background on the origins of Syrah, why Aussie’s call their wines “Shiraz”, review the book, “Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion”, by Dottie Gaiter & John Brecher and share some listener comments.

Wines tasted:
- Greg Norman Estates, Limestone Coast, Shiraz 2002 ($11)
- Cave de Tain l’Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage, “Nobles Rives” 2001 ($14)
- Vina Robles, Estate Syrah 2001 ($12)

Apr 26 2005

24mins

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Rank #7: Winecast 74 - The Wines of Israel

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The first of several shows recorded last year, this podcast focuses on the wines of Israel with an interview with blogger & retailer Richard Shaffer from Israeli Wine Direct and winemaker Zeev Smilansky from Meishar Winery.

Show Notes:

00:27 - Welcome & Background on Israeli Wine
02:10 - Israeli Wines Today
32:10 - Get Your Free Audible Book
35:44 - Feedback and Next Show Theme

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com
Voicemail: +1-646-495-9203 ext. 19765
http://drop.io/winecast
Copyright 2008 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/

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Apr 09 2008

38mins

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Rank #8: Winecast 75 - Etienne Hugel

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I'm back with an interview with Etienne Hugel of Hugel & Fils. This family winery has been passed from father to son for 12 generations and makes some of the best wines from France’s Alsace region. We also talk about a virtual tasting over Twitter organized by Bin Ends Wines later this month.

Show Notes:

00:25 - Introduction and background on Hugel & Fils
01:49 - Interview with Etienne Hugel
31:31 - Details of Bin Ends Wines Twitter Tasting
38:57 - Contact Details
39:08 - Next Show Theme

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com
Voicemail: +1-646-495-9203 ext. 19765
http://drop.io/winecast
Copyright 2008 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/

Aug 03 2008

40mins

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Rank #9: Chardonnay

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The theme of today's show is the great white grape of Burgundy: Chardonnay and I also feature a "virtual" wine tasting of three wines made from this grape.

Wines tasted:
- Antonin Rodet, Chateau de Chamiery, Mercurey blanc 2001 ($19)
- Cambria, “Katherine’s Vineyard” Chardonnay 2003 ($17)
- Gallo of Sonoma, Sonoma County Chardonnay 2003 ($9)

Apr 01 2005

25mins

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Rank #10: Beaujolais

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The wines of Beaujolais are featured on today's show, I finish the basic wine tasting series and mention my appearance on Garrick Van Buren's First Crack podcast.

Wines tasted:
- Louis Jadot, Beaujolais-Villages 2003 ($7)
- Georges Duboeuf, Régnié 2002 ($8)
- Georges Duboeuf, Morgon "Jean Descombes" 2003 ($9)

Mar 14 2005

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Rank #11: Sparkling Wine

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A special edition of the show devoted to sparkling wine, just in time for the New Year! I talk about the history of sparkling wine, how it's made, Champagne glass types and taste three wines from around the world:

- Seaview Brut, 2001, South Eastern Australia ($9)
- Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs, NV, Napa Valley ($16)
- Taittinger Champagne Brut, NV, Reims, France ($30)

Dec 31 2004

15mins

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Rank #12: Sauvignon Blanc

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This week's show is about Sauvignon Blanc, the grape of the Loire. I continue the basic wine tasting series focusing on aroma, showcase wine podcasts and share listener comments.

Wines tasted:
- Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2004 ($16)
- Sterling Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2003 ($10)
- Veramonte, Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley, Chile 2003 ($8)

Mar 06 2005

20mins

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Rank #13: Concannon Vineyard

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Today’s show is a bit different from my normal format of talking about a wine varietal or region, into what I hope will be a monthly feature I’m calling vintner profile. The idea is to give you the back-story directly from the people in the business, both winery owners and winemakers. In this first outing, I talk with one of the great gentlemen of the California wine business, Jim Concannon from Concannon Vineyard in Livermore, CA. With St. Patrick’s Day later this week, I though Concannon, America’s first Irish winery, would be a great place to start this series.

Show Notes:
00:22 - Welcome and Show Theme
01:22 - Jim Concannon Interview
16:28 - Tasting Notes
16:53 - Concannon Vineyard, Chardonnay, Central Coast, “Selected Vineyards” 2004 ($10)
17:53 - Concannon Vineyard, “Stampmaker’s White”, Livermore Valley 2004 ($15)
17:56 - Concannon Vineyard, Heritage Petite Sirah 2001 ($50)
18:26 - Best of Tasting
18:47 - Best Value
19:11 - Second winner of QPR Wines drawing (congrats, Greg)
20:19 - Contact Details
20:47 - Next Show Theme

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com | Audio comments: +01-206-33-WINE-9 (+01-206-339-4639)
Copyright 2006 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Mar 13 2006

21mins

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Rank #14: The Big Three Reds

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This weekend’s podcast is focused on the, “Big 3 Reds”: Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon presented in the “virtual tasting” format. I also try to match wine to a St. Patrick’s Day menu of corned beef and cabbage and announce a Minnesota wine tasting meetup on June 11th.

Wines tasted:
- Meridian Vineyards, Central Coast, Pinot Noir 2003 ($9)
- Columbia Crest, “Grand Estates”, Merlot 2001 ($12)
- Clos du Val, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 ($25)

May 08 2005

29mins

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Rank #15: Shiraz

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I review wine software for the Palm OS, a couple of stories from the wine world and taste three Australian Shiraz:

- Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz 2002 ($10)
- Yalumba "Y Series" Shiraz 2002 ($12)
- Meerea Park "The Aunts" Shiraz 1999 ($16)

Jan 09 2005

15mins

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Rank #16: Chianti

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Today's show is about Chianti, Tuscany's famous red blend. I also talk about strategies to get the best wine-by-the-glass in chain restaurants, read listener comments and cover my own tasting preferences to help you calibrate your taste buds to the reviews on the show.

Wines tasted:

- Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 ($18)
- Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 ($17)
- S.Michele a Torri, Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2002 ($10)

Jan 12 2005

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Rank #17: Willamette Valley

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Today's show is a tasting tour of the wines of the northern Willamette Valley in Oregon and a discussion of alternative wine closures.

Wines tasted:
- Erath Pinot Gris 2002 ($13)
- Erath Pinot Noir, Estate 2001 ($25)
- Erath Pinot Noir, Reserve 1999 ($18)
- Erath Pinot Noir, Prince Hill 1997 ($40)
- Erath Pinot Noir, Anniversary 2000 ($30)
- Erath Pinot Noir, Juliard 2000 ($40)
- Ponzi Pinot Blanc 2003 ($15)
- Ponzi Pinot Noir 2002 ($30)
- Ponzi Pinot Noir, Reserve 2002 ($50)
- Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine 1999 ($21.50)
- Argyle Chardonnay, Nuthouse 2001 ($28)
- Argyle Pinot Noir 2003 ($20)
- Argyle Pinot Noir, Nuthouse 2002 ($40)
- Argyle Pinot Noir, Spirithouse 2002 ($50)

Feb 09 2005

17mins

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Rank #18: Sangiovese

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A return after almost a month off with a podcast focusing on the great varietal of Tuscany: Sangiovese. I also talk about the Podcasting Expo and recommend a wine podcast to check out.

Show Notes:
00:22 - Welcome and show theme
00:46 - Background of Sangiovese grape
04:26 - Tasting Notes
05:01 - Castello di Fonterutoli, Poggio alla Badiola, Toscana, Italy 2002 ($13)
05:37 - Lungarotti, “Rubesco”, Rosso di Torgiano, Umbria, Italy 2001 ($15)
06:09 - Jim Neal, “Chariot”, Sangiovese 2003 ($12)
06:44 - Peterson Winery, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County 2001 ($16/sample provided by winery)
07:22 - Best of tasting
08:04 - Best value
08:15 - Podcast Expo
09:01 - Ratcast feature
14:43 - Frappr! map
15:45 - Contact Details
16:10 - Next show theme

Feedback: winecast@gmail.com | Audio comments: +01-206-33-WINE-9 (+01-206-339-4639)
Copyright 2005 Tim Elliott. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Nov 29 2005

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Rank #19: Merlot

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Today's show is focused on the great grape of Bordeaux: Merlot. I also begin my basic wine tasting series and share some listener comments.

Wines tasted:

- Robert Hall, Paso Robles Merlot 2001 ($18)
- Simi, Sonoma County Merlot 2001 ($16)
- Markham Vineyards, Napa Valley Merlot 2001 ($22.50)

Feb 22 2005

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Rank #20: Gewurztraminer

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On today’s show I taste three wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape from around the world, provide background on the grape, talk about matching food with wine, play a clip from Podcast411’s interview with Senator John Edwards and announce the wines for the next virtual tasting.

Wines featured:
- Cuvee Anne-Laure, Gewurztraminer 2003, Alsace ($10.55)
- Columbia Crest, “2-Vines”, Gewurztraminer 2003, Washington ($5.55)
- Rosemount Estate, Traminer-Riesling 2004, South Eastern Australia ($4.95)

May 02 2005

17mins

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