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The Grape Nation

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The Grape Nation is your weekly wine journey…where, we will enlighten, inspire, and motivate the listener to enjoy and drink more wine. WE BRING WINE TO THE PEOPLE! The show will take a straightforward; “un-snobby” approach to wine through usable information and guest experts in their field. Each week we will delve into a relevant wine topic, speak with a wine notable, and ask our guest to answer our weekly “Wine List”. We will taste, and discuss a different wine on-air each week and invite our listeners to taste with us. Our listeners will be kept up to date with the best wine happenings with our weekly event calendar.

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The Grape Nation is your weekly wine journey…where, we will enlighten, inspire, and motivate the listener to enjoy and drink more wine. WE BRING WINE TO THE PEOPLE! The show will take a straightforward; “un-snobby” approach to wine through usable information and guest experts in their field. Each week we will delve into a relevant wine topic, speak with a wine notable, and ask our guest to answer our weekly “Wine List”. We will taste, and discuss a different wine on-air each week and invite our listeners to taste with us. Our listeners will be kept up to date with the best wine happenings with our weekly event calendar.

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Talks over his guests

By Calcaric - Jan 04 2020
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There is the opportunity to learn quite a bit from this podcast, but the host cuts off his guests as they try to speak, and doesn’t allow them to really explain or elaborate their points. For a talk show host, he weirdly seems clueless at times.

Great Show!

By D.Hrone - Jul 04 2018
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Awesome guests and great wine recommendations.

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
11
9
7
5

Talks over his guests

By Calcaric - Jan 04 2020
Read more
There is the opportunity to learn quite a bit from this podcast, but the host cuts off his guests as they try to speak, and doesn’t allow them to really explain or elaborate their points. For a talk show host, he weirdly seems clueless at times.

Great Show!

By D.Hrone - Jul 04 2018
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Awesome guests and great wine recommendations.
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The Grape Nation is your weekly wine journey…where, we will enlighten, inspire, and motivate the listener to enjoy and drink more wine. WE BRING WINE TO THE PEOPLE! The show will take a straightforward; “un-snobby” approach to wine through usable information and guest experts in their field. Each week we will delve into a relevant wine topic, speak with a wine notable, and ask our guest to answer our weekly “Wine List”. We will taste, and discuss a different wine on-air each week and invite our listeners to taste with us. Our listeners will be kept up to date with the best wine happenings with our weekly event calendar.

Rank #1: Episode 89: Raj Parr, Winemaker, Sommelier, and Author of the new book "The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste"

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Born in Calcutta, armed with a degree in hospitality from India, and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Raj Parr morphed from food to the world of wine. Raj worked with the best in wine including Larry Stone, Michael Mina, Rubicon, Fifth Floor, and RN74. Always thirsty for more wine and wine challenges, Raj moved into the world of winemaking. He is now the proprietor of Sandhi and Domaine de la Cote in CA, and Evening Land in Oregon. Raj Parr is a James Beard award-winning author, celebrated Sommelier, sought after speaker, and is considered to have the best palate in the business. He just wrote a new book with Jordan Mackay called "The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste".

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Nov 07 2018

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Rank #2: Episode 130: Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, "The World Atlas of Wine" 8th Edition

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Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson are wine writers and journalists…that sounds a bit pedestrian! Jancis and Hugh are collectively the most awarded, influential, and respected writers in all of wine. Their awards, books, articles are too numerous to mention. Jancis and Hugh have revised “The World Atlas of Wine” and the 8th Edition is now available.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: Episode 33: Bianca Bosker, author of "Cork Dork"

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Bianca Bosker published "Cork Dork A Wine Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" in March, 2017. Bianca takes a deep dive and manic journey into the world of somms, collectors, scientists, restaurants, somm certification and more. Bianca is an award winning journalist and author with contributions to the NY Times, Food & Wine,The Atlantic, The WSJ, the Guardian, and The New Republic to name a few.

Jun 14 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: Episode 98: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

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Native New Yorker James Molesworth was surrounded by wine growing up. After graduating college, he took a job at a famed New York retailer specializing in Burgundy. He moved to the restaurant side as a cellar-master and eventually Sommelier at the legendary 21 Club. James joined Wine Spectator in 1997 as a tasting coordinator and was elevated to Senior Editor in 2004. He became a regular taster in 2000 and his tasting beat covers Cali cabs, Bordeaux, The Rhone, Loire, Port and South African wines.

Photo Courtesy of Michelle McSwain, The Vinum Collective.
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Jan 31 2019

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Rank #5: Episode 31: Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic of The New York Times

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Eric Asimov has been writing for the New York Times for over 33 years. In 1992 he started the wildly popular "$25 and Under" food column. He has been the Chief Wine Critic of the Times since 2004. His weekly columns include "Wines of the Times" and his monthly "Wine School." He has published two books, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto and Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times.

May 31 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Episode 122: "Natural Wine for the People" with Alice Feiring.

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When we talk about natural wine and the natural wine movement, Alice Feiring is an OG! Alice is a leading voice, advocate, and expert on natural wine and the natural wine movement. Alice Feiring is a James Beard Award winning journalist and author of seven books, her website the Feiring Line has been serving natural wine enthusiasts since 2004.

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Sep 04 2019

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Rank #7: Episode 68: Steve Matthiasson, Proprietor & Winemaker, Matthiasson Wine

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Steve Matthiasson studied philosophy in college, but thankfully moved on to horticulture in grad school at UC Davis, finding his way into the vineyards and orchards working for a small sustainable agriculture firm. Steve started consulting on vineyard practices and helped co-write the book on these practices in California. In 2003 Steve started primarily focusing on his family farm and winemaking operation Matthiasson Wines. The SF Chronicle and Food and Wine Magazine named Steve "Winemaker of the Year" Viticulture and horticulture are just as important to Steve as grapes and winemaking.

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May 09 2018

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Rank #8: Episode 48: Isabelle Legeron, Raw Wine and Tony Coturri, Coturri Winery

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Isabelle Legeron is a Master of Wine and founder of the Raw Wine Fair. She is the author of the newly revised book "Natural Wine" The Raw Wine Fair advocates fine natural wine made by small independent producers who cherish biodiversity and sustainable wine production. Tony Coturri of Coturri Winery in Sonoma County, California embraces the Raw Wine philosophy remaining true to the traditional methods of his family winery. We'll talk to Isabelle and Tony about natural wines and the Raw Wine Fair coming to Brooklyn and Los Angeles in November.

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Oct 25 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 115: Jenny Lefcourt, Jenny and Francois Selections

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New York City born Jenny Lefcourt got her undergraduate degree at Cornell, received her Masters while in Paris, and was pursuing a PhD at Harvard. She also met her husband in Paris where they both shared a passion for not just wine, but the people, practices and stories behind those wines. They started their wine import company in 2000. Jenny and Francois is one of the most respected wine importers in the world, specializing in natural wines.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #10: Episode 55: Jon Bonne, Journalist & Author of "The New Wine Rules"

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Jon Bonne is an award winning author and journalist. He is Senior Contributing Editor for Punch, an online magazine featuring wine, spirits, beer and cocktails. He is the former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Jon is the author of "The New Wine Rules", his current book and "The New California Wine". He is working on his next book, "The New French Wine". We'll talk to Jon about his new book and the "New" wine.

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Jan 17 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: Episode 35: Marissa Ross, Author of "Wine. all the time. the casual guide to confident drinking"

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Marissa A. Ross is the author of the new book "Wine. all the time. a casual guide to confident drinking" The self-proclaimed leisure enthusiast is a writer, award winning blogger, and humorist. Marissa is the wine editor of Bon Appetit magazine. We'll get into all things wine and the book with Marissa "Wine. all the time." is written in Marissa's signature comedic voice with personal anecdotes woven among it's lessons. The book will teach you to sip more confidently and make you laugh as you are doing it.

Jun 28 2017

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Rank #12: Episode 80: Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Internet Personality, CEO of VaynerMedia, Chairman of VaynerX and Wine Guy!

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Gary Vaynerchuk is Chairman of VaynerX, a media holding company, and the CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency, both cutting edge. Gary is a 5X New York Times best-selling author, a sought after speaker and prolific angel investor. Gary is ubiquitous online. check him out on DailyVee, The GaryVee Audio Experience, Ask Garyvee, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, You Tube and on and on! Gary got his start in wine, in the family wine biz and not long after launching the wildly popular Internet sensation Wine Library TV.

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Sep 05 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Episode 18: Pascaline Lepeltier CheninCheninChenin!

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Pascaline Lepeltier is a Master Sommelier, Beverage Director, and Partner at Rouge Tomate in NYC. Pascaline is one of 146 Master Sommeliers in the US of which 24 are women. Rouge Tomate is nominated for a 2017 James Beard Award for "Outstanding Wine Program" Pascaline talks about her favorite wine, Chenin Blanc and other great wines to drink now, focusing on organic, biodynamic, and natural wines She will discuss what it takes to deliver an outstanding wine program.

Feb 22 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #14: Episode 49: MS Dustin Wilson & Sommelier Thomas Pastuszak, Creators of Reboule Du Rhone

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Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson & Sommelier Thomas Pastuszak are among the most highly respected & regarded people in the wine world today. Dustin & Thomas are award winning Somms with a deep background in wine & service at the best restaurants in the country...think Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad, RN74, Colicchio & Sons, Frasca & more. Both Dustin & Thomas make their own wines & Dustin is Proprietor of Verve Wine in Tribeca (you may know him from the movie "Somm") and Thomas is the Wine Dir. at The Nomad in NYC. They have created a festival & celebration to the wines of the Northern Rhone Valley called The Reboule Du Rhone, benefitting No Kid Hungry.

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Nov 01 2017

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Rank #15: Episode 37: "The Dirty Guide to Wine" with Alice Feiring and Pascaline Lepeltier

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James Beard and Roederer award winning journalist, blogger, and author Alice Feiring and Master Sommerlier and partner at Rouge Tomate NYC Pascaline Lepeltier have teamed up to write their new book "The Dirty Guide to Wine. Following Flavors From Ground to Glass" The book is presented in a fun and fascinating way to look at wine differently: trace it back to it's roots. We'll discuss why dirt matters!

Jul 20 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: Episode 44: Aldo Sohm, Wine Director of Le Bernardin & Proprietor of Aldo sohm Wine Bar

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Austrian born Aldo Sohm is a true Super Somm. He has been awarded the Best Somm in Austria four times, The Best Somm in America, and Best Somm in the World. Aldo Sohm is the Wine Director at Four Star Le Bernadin, where he received a James Beard Award for "Best Wine Service". He is proprietor of Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in NYC. He is Brand Ambassador for Zalto wine glasses and makes Gruner Veltliner in Austria with Gerhard Kracher.

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Sep 27 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 5: Isabelle Legeron, The Raw Wine Fair and Justin Chearno, The Four Horsemen, Organic, Biodynamic, or Natural?

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Today on The Grape Nation, we're joined by wine consultant Justin Chearno, who plies his trade in Williamsburg wine bar The Four Horsemen. We are also joined by Raw Wine Fair founder, Isabelle Legeron. And – in a first for the program – the bottle we crack open for the Weekly Wine Sip is a white wine.

Oct 19 2016

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Rank #18: Episode 15: In Jasmine Hirsch, In Pursuit of Terroir and Balance

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Jasmine Hirsch is the General Manager of Hirsch Vineyards, Sonoma, California. Hirsch Vineyard is a Sonoma Coast Pinot pioneer. We sit down with Jasmine to discuss farming, winemaking, Pinot Noir and In Pursuit of Balance.

Jan 25 2017

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Rank #19: Episode 67: Dan Petroski & Jason Heller from Band of Vintners

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Dan Petroski is the winemaker at Larkmead Winery and owns Massican, a winery devoted to crafting Italian white grapes like Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano. The SF Chronicle name Dan Winemaker of the Year for 2017. Jason Heller is a Master Sommelier, ran wine programs for Thomas Keller and Richard Reddington, sales at Harlan, Bond, and Dana and is currently a partner at Scale Wine Group. Dan and Jason along with five other Napa wine friends started the Band of Vintners. They make a cabernet blend called Consortium combining sustainably farmed grapes from a variety of high-quality growers, spanning the Napa hillsides to the valley floor at a price that is music to everyone's ear.

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Apr 18 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 108: Ariel Arce, Niche Niche, Air's Champagne Parlor, Tokyo Record Bar and Special Club.

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Straight outta Hells Kitchen, Ariel Arce was a young gymnast, film student and actress before she pursued a career in wine, Champagne, and hospitality. She got her chops with Grant Achatz in Chicago and Ravi De Rossi in NYC before opening her first venue, Air’s Champagne Parlor. Ariel has since opened buzzy Tokyo Record Bar, Niche Niche, and soon to open Special Club.

Photo courtesy of Marisa Chafetz.

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Apr 10 2019

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Episode 138: Hannah Williams, Beverage Director, Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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Hannah Blair Williams studied creative writing at Columbia and studied abroad in Scotland where she found her love for wine. She eventually made her way back to NYC where she pursued a career in wine. Hannah is a Wine and Spirits “Best New Sommelier” for 2019 (where by the way, she started her career as an intern) and is an Advanced Sommelier. Hannah Williams is the Beverage Director at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY.

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Jan 15 2020

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Episode 137: Herve Jestin, Chef de Cave, Leclerc Briant Champagne.

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Herve Jestin is the Chef du Cave at Champagne Leclerc Briant, overseeing all production since 2008. Herve is a practitioner and expert in organic and biodynamic farming and is a forefather of bioenergetics, bringing the energy of nature to the finished wine.

The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate  today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

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Dec 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode 136: Aldo Sohm, Sommelier and author of "Wine Simple"

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Aldo Sohm is an award-winning Sommelier, including “The Best Sommelier in America”, and the Wine Director of the legendary 3 Michelin starred Le Bernadin Restaurant in NYC since 2007. In 2014 along with Le Bernadin, Aldo opened the eponymous Aldo Sohm Wine Bar. Aldo also makes wine with Austrian winemaker Gerhard Kracher for their Sohm and Kracher label. Aldo Sohm has penned a new book to help demystify wine and make it more approachable called “Wine Simple”.

The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

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Dec 11 2019

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Episode 135: Josh Greene, Publisher, Editor, Wine and Spirits Magazine

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Josh Greene, really needs no introduction on The Grape Nation, this is his fourth appearance and we invite him on the show at the end of each year. We will be looking back at “2019, The Year in Wine” with him. Josh Greene has been the Editor and Publisher of Wine and Spirits Magazine since 1986.

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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Episode 134: The Grape Nation and Heritage Radio Live at Industry City with Brooklyn Kura Sake and Moore Bros. Wine Shop.

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Today we will be talking with Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan from Brooklyn Kura, makers of American craft Sake, and NY’s first Sake brewery, and Gregg and Terry Moore from Moore Bros. Wine Company, curating artisan natural wines direct from the vineyards. Both make their homes right here in Industry City in Brooklyn.

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Nov 27 2019

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Episode 133: Genevieve Janssens, Chief Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery.

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Born to a French wine family in Morocco, Genevieve Janssens studied under the best wine minds in France. She made her way to Napa in 1978 to work for Robert Mondavi, spent a few years consulting, and returned to Mondavi’s Opus One in 1989. Genevieve returned to Robert Mondavi Winery as Director of Winemaking in 1997. Over two decades later Genevieve still oversees wine as the chief winemaker. Genevieve in not only one of the great women in wine but one great wine person.

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 132: Victor Urrutia Ybarra, CEO, CVNE Wine, Rioja, Spain..

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Victor Urrutia is the CEO of Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana also known as CVNE or CUNE. He is fifth generation and only the seventh person to run this family business. CVNE is a storied Rioja producer dating back to 1879. Under Victor’s tenure, CVNE has combined traditional winemaking methods with modern innovation.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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Episode 131: The Prosecco Show with Gianluca Bisol

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Gianluca Bisol is the President and CEO of Bisol Prosecco Superiore in Conegliano Valdobbiane in the Treviso/Veneto region of northeast, Italy. This revered Prosecco house dates back five centuries to 1542 and 21 generations.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Nov 06 2019

58mins

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Episode 130: Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, "The World Atlas of Wine" 8th Edition

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Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson are wine writers and journalists…that sounds a bit pedestrian! Jancis and Hugh are collectively the most awarded, influential, and respected writers in all of wine. Their awards, books, articles are too numerous to mention. Jancis and Hugh have revised “The World Atlas of Wine” and the 8th Edition is now available.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 129: Byron Bates, Founder of Wild World Festival, A fermentation Festival.

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Byron Bates was waving the “natural wine flag” before it was a thing. He introduced natural winemakers via his wine lists in NYC over 20 years ago. He left the floor to bring these wines to the US thru his Goatboy Selections. Byron is the driving force behind Wild World New York, A Fermentation Festival in Brooklyn.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 23 2019

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Episode 128: Elena Penna Currado from Vietti Winery

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Elena Penna Currado Vietti is partner at Vietti Winery and wife of winemaker Luca Vietti. Vietti is one of the oldest producers in Barolo with an impressive list of vineyard sites in the region. They also have played an important role in “Cru” Barolos and the survival of Arneis.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 23mins

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Episode 127: Isabelle Legeron, Founder of Raw Wine

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Isabelle Legeron is a Master of Wine, consultant, contributing journalist, and author of the seminal book on natural wine, “Natural Wine, An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally”.

Isabelle is the founder and creator of Raw Wine and Raw Wine Fairs. She is leading the charge globally for greater transparency and promotes growers who work organically, who ferment their wines naturally, and use little to no additives. Raw Wine Fairs are now in London, Berlin, Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal, and New York.

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Oct 09 2019

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Episode 126: Jane Lopes, "Vignette, Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles"

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Napa born Jane Lopes attended the Univ. of Chicago with a degree in Renaissance Lit. Her best laid plans to pursue a Masters Degree got sidetracked by her love of food, wine, and spirits. She worked her way thru Chicago, Nashville, and New York, ultimately landing a Somm job at the legendary Eleven Madison Park. If that’s not enough excitement, Jane packed her bags and moved to Melbourne, Australia to run the beverage program at Attica, arguably Australia’s best restaurant. Jane Lopes received her Master Sommelier certification in 2018, but with a follow-up story not to be believed. Her new book “Vignette, Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles” is now available.

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 27mins

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Episode 125: Luke Boland, Wine Director, Crown Shy, NYC

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Luke Boland has come through some of the most celebrated dining rooms in New York, working with Batali/Bastianich and the Major Food Group at destinations including the Grill and Del Posto to name a few. Luke is an award-winning Sommelier and Beverage professional with a keen eye towards the business. He is now the Wine Director at what is arguably the hottest restaurant in NYC, Crown Shy in the Financial District.

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 124: Todd Cavallo, Wild Arc Farm

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Todd Cavallo left Brooklyn with his wife Crystal in 2016 to try his hand at sustainable food systems. He is the proprietor of Wild Arc Farm, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, just north of NYC. Wild Arc Farm is a pursuit of sustainable food and beverage production within the small farm environment. Wild Arc is an experiment in biodynamic permaculture and viticulture producing exciting wines like Piquette, Pet Nat, Riesling, hybrid grapes like a carbonic Marquette and more. Todd is also a 2019 40 Under 40 Tastemaker from Wine Enthusiast.

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 13mins

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Episode 123: Katja Scharnagl, Sarah Thomas and Marie Ponsonnet, The Sommeliers of Le Bernadin

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Sarah Thomas, Marie Ponsonnet, and Katja Scharnagl are all sommeliers at one of the most revered restaurants in the world, Le Bernadin in NYC. Under the tutelage of Aldo Sohm, they provide deep skill, knowledge, and personality to the Le Bernadin wine program. Katja is the Chef Sommelier, Sarah Thomas has also created Kalamata’s Kitchen, and Marie Ponsonnet just released a very personal wine, a Merlot. We will discuss everything with everyone.

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Sep 11 2019

1hr 37mins

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Episode 122: "Natural Wine for the People" with Alice Feiring.

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When we talk about natural wine and the natural wine movement, Alice Feiring is an OG! Alice is a leading voice, advocate, and expert on natural wine and the natural wine movement. Alice Feiring is a James Beard Award winning journalist and author of seven books, her website the Feiring Line has been serving natural wine enthusiasts since 2004.

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Sep 04 2019

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Episode 121: Sabato Sagaria, MS and President of bartaco

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Sabato Sagaria got his engines started at Cornell, The Greenbriar Hotel, and The Inn at Little Washington. The pace picked up at The Little Nell and Union Sq. Hospitality where he rose to Chief Restaurant Office and...became a member of the court of Master Sommeliers along the way. Sabato left USHG and is now the President of bartaco.

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Aug 07 2019

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Episode 120: Adam Teeter, VinePair

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Adam Teeter’s experience ranges from working for the Consulate General of Israel, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Tablet Magazine, and creating Vivo in Vino, a wine and music site to name a few. Adam is the Co-founder and CEO of VinePair, a media company about wine, beer and spirits.

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Jul 24 2019

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Episode 119: Coralie Delecheneau, La Grange Tiphaine

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Coralie and her fourth generation winemaking husband Damien Delecheneau are the proprietors of La Grange Tiphane winery in Amboise. Coralie joined the winery in 2008. La Grange Tiphane makes precise, beautifully balanced, Terroir driven wines in the Loire valley of France.

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Jul 17 2019

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Talks over his guests

By Calcaric - Jan 04 2020
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There is the opportunity to learn quite a bit from this podcast, but the host cuts off his guests as they try to speak, and doesn’t allow them to really explain or elaborate their points. For a talk show host, he weirdly seems clueless at times.

Great Show!

By D.Hrone - Jul 04 2018
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Awesome guests and great wine recommendations.