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Where an enthusiasm for wine gets personal

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Where an enthusiasm for wine gets personal

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Cheers to GrapeRadio!

By Vino_Rosa - Jan 15 2015
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Great podcast! I enjoy listening to this as I drive around San Diego selling wine :)

Best in-depth Wine podcast

By C12128 - May 13 2013
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Love the in-depth information on wine & wine industry ! Great work guys!

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
14
4
2
22

Cheers to GrapeRadio!

By Vino_Rosa - Jan 15 2015
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Great podcast! I enjoy listening to this as I drive around San Diego selling wine :)

Best in-depth Wine podcast

By C12128 - May 13 2013
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Love the in-depth information on wine & wine industry ! Great work guys!
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GrapeRadio – Wine Talk Show

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Where an enthusiasm for wine gets personal

Rank #1: The Many Shades of Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir seems to be grown almost everywhere these days. Of course, we’re all familiar with Pinot from its ancestral home in Burgundy, as well as those from California, and of course Oregon. But, have you ever had Pinot from South Africa? Or, how about Pinot from Germany?

Given the many shades of Pinot, we’ve decided to take a closer look at some of the wines from various regions to smell and taste what there is alike about them, and how they differ from one another.

So, join us as we sit down with the winex.com guys, Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon to taste and talk about some of these wines. We think you’ll find that some assumptions may not ring true.

For more info:

Wine Exchange: www.winex.com

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #400
(55:31 min 53.3 MB)

Feb 16 2016

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Rank #2: The Wines of Montalcino – with Le Chiuse Estate

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Located in the north of Montalcino, the Le Chiuse estate lies on the north-east hillside of Montosoli, at about 300 meters elevation, and includes a total of 7ha of vineyards all planted to Sangiovese Grosso. Le Chiuse played a key role in the vineyard holdings of the legendary Biondi-Santi family since the late 18th Century when they used these vineyards for their Riserva bottling.

Handed down, generation to generation the current owner, Simonetta Valiani is the great granddaughter of Ferruccio Biondi-Santi. Simonetta regained full ownership of the property in 1993 when she decided to produce her own wine under the label “Brunello Le Chiuse” with her husband, Nicolò Magnelli and their son, Lorenzo. Until then, the vineyards were rented to her uncle, Franco Biondi-Santi, still used for their Riserva bottling.

Join us as we talk with Lorenzo Magnelli about Montalcino, the Le Chiuse estate, and of course the Brunellos.

For more info:

Le Chiuse Wines: www.aziendaagricolalechiuse.it/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #413
(49:03 min 47.1 MB)

Jul 26 2016

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Rank #3: Wineries of the California Central Coast – with Concannon Vineyard

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In 1883, with no prior knowledge of wine, much less wine growing, Irish immigrant James Concannon decided to plant a vineyard in the Livermore Valley, south of San Francisco. Importing Cabernet vines from Bordeaux’s Château Margaux, plans called for making sacramental wines, something that would see the family operation through the lean years of prohibition.

Years later, in 1965, his grandson Jim collaborated with UC Davis in selecting cuttings from one of those vines for heat treatment. These dynamic, virus-resistant vines later became known as Concannon Cabernet Clones 7, 8 and 11 and played a major role in helping California Cabernet achieve international recognition. Today, it is estimated that 80% of California’s Cabernet Sauvignon is planted with the Concannon Clones.

Join us as we talk with John Concannon about the history of Concannon Vineyard, the Livermore region, and how they’ve managed to become the longest family-run winery in California.

For more info:
Concannon Vineyard: www.concannonvineyard.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #409
(50:06 min 48.1 MB)

May 31 2016

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Rank #4: 2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 1

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In Part 1 of this seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir, Don Kinnan takes us on a taste test through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions, “March Madness style with one region pitted against the other. Which region will be the seminar’s favorites? Who cares. It’s ALL Burgundy!

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give us a closer look at the wines from Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #419
(1:21:23 min 78.1 MB)

Jan 11 2017

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Rank #5: The Wines of Montalcino – with Fattoria dei Barbi

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Along with Biondi-Santi, the Colombini family helped build the reputation of Brunello di Montalcino as a wine of great quality and prestige worldwide. Fattoria dei Barbi is among the original producers of Brunello di Montalcino with bottles dating back to the 1892 vintage in its cellar.

The estate includes vineyards in Montalcino, Scansano and Chianti and covers a total of 756 acres, of which 193 acres are planted vineyards and the remaining land is dedicated to olive groves, woods, farmland and pastures. Fattoria dei Barbi’s holding are split between Montalcino and Scansano, owning 67 acres in Scansano and 110 acres in Montalcino, including the prized Vigna del Fiore vineyard, planted in 1939 and one of Montalcino’s oldest vineyards. At both the estates, yields are low and selection is intense – often only 60% of the potential production of Brunello is bottled while the remainder is declassified. Overall, the estate opts for a traditional vinification style, though the wines are very approachable on release.

Fattoria dei Barbi produces approximately 67,000 cases annually: 17,000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino, 8,000 cases of Rosso di Montalcino, 8,000 cases of Morellino di Scansano and 37,000 cases of IGT wines, including Brusco dei Barbi.

Join us as we talk with Raffaella Guidi Federzoni, export manager for Fattoria dei Barbi, about all things Brunello.

For more info:

Fattoria dei Barbi: www.fattoriadeibarbi.it/en/

Montalcino Blog by Barbi: http://montalcinoblog.com/2015/05/19/best-brunello/

Sponsor: Wine Exchange: www.winex.com

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Show #398
(51:13 min 49.2 MB)

Dec 21 2015

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Rank #6: 2015 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Gevrey-Chambertin vs Vosne Romanée

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The wines of Burgundy always elicit emotions – and frequently more than just the aromas and the flavors. In this seminar from the 2015 World of Pinot Noir, the two presenters conduct a mock trial to determine which of two Côte de Nuits powerhouses has the better wines. The case of Gevrey-Chambertin vs. Vosne Romanée will be determined by the jury (the audience, in this case). Unlike the result of most trials, despite the outcome, there’s really no loser here. It’s ALL Burgundy!

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan and Nick Poletto argue their respective cases for ‘who is best – Gevrey-Chambertin or Vosne Romanée?’

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #397
(1:09:29 min 66.7 MB)

Dec 14 2015

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Rank #7: The Wines of Oregon – with Vincent Wine Company

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After years of apprenticing in wineries in Oregon and California, owner/winemaker Vincent Fritzsche launched Vincent Wine Company in 2009 to make Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, adding Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc soon thereafter. Vincent intends to be all about low-input wine making, working with several sustainably-farmed vineyards around the Willamette Valley to produce small amounts of AVA-labelled and Single Vineyard designated wines.

Join us as we talk with Vincent about how and why he got into wine, or as we sometimes hear it – “OMG, what have I just done?”

For more info:

Vincent Wine Company: www.vincentwinecompany.com/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #423
(1:04:02 min 61.5 MB)

May 09 2017

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Rank #8: 2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – The Wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin

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Founded in Beaune in 1880, Joseph Drouhin was an enterprising young man who came from the Chablis region at the age of 22, and settled in Beaune. His son Maurice succeeded him and began to establish a vineyard domaine for the House, purchasing land in some outstanding appellations such as Clos des Mouches and Clos de Vougeot.

Robert Drouhin succeeded Maurice in 1957, and gave the domaine its present size, acquiring many vineyards, especially in Chablis where he was able to recognize the true potential. He was one of the first in Burgundy to introduce “culture raisonnée” (doing away with pesticides and other chemicals) and to build a laboratory of enology run by Laurence Jobard, the very first woman enologist in Burgundy.

Philippe, Véronique, Laurent and Frédéric are Robert and Françoise Drouhin’s four children, and all work in the family business. Join us as we listen to Frédéric explain the history and the wines of this famous Burgundian domaine.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #422
(1:30:13 min 86.6 MB)

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #9: The Wines of Sicily – with Tenuta Rapitalà

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Rapitalà, which translates to “Beautiful Garden of God”, lies between the towns of Camporeale and Alcamo, in the northwest corner of Sicily. In 1968, French count, Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais, married Gigi Guarrasi, a descendant of a great family from Palermo. Together, they embarked on the renovation of the cellars and vineyards of the Guarrasi family’s Tenuta Rapitalà, an estate that had been destroyed by the Belice Valley earthquake of 1968. Today, the work started by Hugues and Gigi, is carried on by their son, Laurent, with the same care and passion.

The 555 acre vineyard slope that is Tenuta Rapitalà is characterized by gentle, undulating hills that start at 985 feet above sea level and gently climb to 1.965 feet above sea level that alternate between clay and sand.

Join us as we talk with Laurent de la Gatinais about the geography, the wines, and the history of Sicily.

For more info:

Tenuta Rapitala: tenuta-rapitala

Sponsor: Wine Exchange: www.winex.com

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Show #408
(38:08 min 36.6 MB)

May 27 2016

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Rank #10: The Wines of Puglia – with Castello Monaci

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Castello Monaci is located in Puglia’s Salento region, on the “heel of the boot” that is Italy. In this emerging region, Castello Monaci is a benchmark producer crafting wines with the unique characters of Southern Italy’s indigenous grapes Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. The region of Puglia is drenched in the most intense sunlight in all of Italy tempered only by nearby Mediterranean Sea that provides constant, cooling maritime winds.

The Castello Monaci estate is housed in a 16th century castle with medieval foundations once run by Basiliani monks who maintained a long winemaking tradition. Lina Memmo, whose family has owned the estate since the 19th century, and husband Vitantonio Seracca, currently own the property.

The cellars are surrounded by over 350 acres of vineyards with additional acreage planted to experimental plantings of white varietals near Brindisi on the Adriatic Sea. Each vineyard parcel is cultivated, harvested and vinified separately in small tanks. These are wines disegnati dal sole, or ‘crafted by the sun.’

Join us as we talk with Luigi Seracca about Castello Monaci, and the wines of Puglia.

For more info:

Castello Monaci: www.castellomonaci.it/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #415
(43:24 min 41.7 MB)

Sep 12 2016

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Rank #11: The Wines of Hungary – with Royal Tokaji

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Tokaji is the world’s original sweet white wine. Historically the wine and the region were called Tokay or even Tokai in English but the wine is more correctly referred to as Tokaji and the region as Tokaj. The Tokaji wine region also has the distinction of being the first in Europe to be classified.

At the end of the 17th century, Tokaji aszú wines were so well regarded throughout the Courts of Europe that Prince Rakoczi insisted on a classification of the finest vineyards around the 28 villages in the region into: Great First Growths, First Growths, Second Growths and Third Growths.

Moving forward in time, in 1993, Ben Howkins joined forces with Hugh Johnson, the world’s most published wine author, and Peter Vinding-Diers, a Danish-born Bordeaux winemaker, to found Royal Tokaji — the first non-Hungarian company to invest in the region. Royal Tokaji is a founding member of the Tokaji Renaissance, dedicated to re-establishing Tokaji aszú as one of the world’s greatest wines.

Join us as we talk with Ben about Tokaji – the region, the wine, and the history.

For more info:

Royal Tokaji: www.royal-tokaji.com/

Sponsor: Wine Exchange: www.winex.com

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Show #405
(51:42 min 49.7 MB)

Apr 13 2016

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Rank #12: Riesling Update

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There has been a lot of hype about how the 2015 vintage has been stupendous for the Riesling grape. Never before have the stars aligned so perfectly as in 2015. Yes, yes, we’ve heard all of this hoopla before. But, all kidding aside, the word on the street, the boulevard, and the highway is that THIS is the vintage to back up the truck and go deep in Rieslings!

Join us as we sit down with the winex.com guys, Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon to talk about some of the past vintages, along with what we can expect from the 2015 Rieslings from Germany, Alsace, and Austria.

BTW, we’d like to give a shout-out and thank you to Richard Thomas in Texas whose request was an inspiration for this show.

For more info:

Wine Exchange: www.winex.com

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #417
(46:13 min 44.4 MB)

Jan 01 2017

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Rank #13: 2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 2

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Part 2 of a seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir that takes us through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions. In a “March Madness” motif, moderator Don Kinnan has attendees taste the wines blind, one region against the other.

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give us a wealth of information about the wines from Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #420
(58:30 min 56.2 MB)

Jan 18 2017

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Rank #14: Petite Sirah – A Test Drive

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It all began in 1880 when Dr. François Durif, a grape botanist and grape breeder at the University of Montpellier in Southern France, released a new variety that he named after himself. It grew from a seed he extracted from fruit of the old French variety Peloursin. Dr. Durif didn’t know the pollen source at the time, but we now know that it was Syrah. The combination of Peloursin and Syrah resulted in fruit with saturated color and very dense fruit clusters.

Affectionately referred to as “Pet,” Petite Sirah became a mainstay in California around the 1900s, where plantings hit a zenith of 14,000 acres by the mid-1970s. As other varieties become more popular, Petite Sirah slipped into the role of a niche grape. Still popular to this day, it’s best known as a grape of intense color, flavor, and tannin.

Join the GrapeRadio bunch (Rusty, Eric, Brian, and Jay) as we comment while tasting through nine Petite Sirahs.

For more info:

Petite Sirah, I Love You: www.psiloveyou.org/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #402
(51:03 min 49 MB)

Feb 29 2016

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Rank #15: 2015 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Wines of The Côte Chalonnaise

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One of the biggest thrills in wine, is finding bottles that perform above their price level. And, while Burgundy is not particularly known for bargains, there are still some excellent quality-to-price values to be found from several, shall we say, “lost” appellations and villages. One of these appellations is the Côte Chalonnaise. These wines are often sought out by knowledgeable Burgundy enthusiasts who enjoy their value and pleasure, while saving their more expensive, high profile bottles for special occasions.

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give us a closer look at the wines from Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

2015 Côte Chalonnaise Slide Presentation at WOPN: Don Kinnan Côte Chalonnaise Seminar

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #394
(57:16 min 55.3 MB)

Aug 03 2015

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