Rank #1: Bordeaux Vintage 2016 - A First Look
Feb 06 2019
Rank #2: Half-bottles, Restaurants, and the Meaning of Wine. Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer Winery: The Complete Interview
My interview with Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer Winery was a pleasant wine conversation with a pleasant lady who makes very good wine. What really makes this a turning point was that I asked her "What Does Wine Mean to You?" It was a question I had asked of Dirk Richter and would soon become a motif in later interviews as well. Enjoy! Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.
Aug 06 2017
Rank #3: UW048 - The Subregions of Willamette Valley, Oregon w/ St. Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
This interview is Episode #48 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman
Dec 31 2014
Rank #4: UW037 - Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Interview. Creator of The Prisoner.
Aug 05 2012
Rank #5: UW049 - Going Deeper in Oregon's Terroir with St. Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
An interview with St. Innocent Winery Winemaker Mark Vlossak on Oregon Wine (part 3). Mark Vlossak digs deeper into the concept of terroir by explaining the four things that make up terroir.
This interview is Episode #49 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman
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Jan 09 2015
Rank #6: UW047 - On Oregon Pinot Noir. St Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak
St. Innocent Winery's Founder and Winemaker Mark Vlossak was responsible for some of the most interesting wines that I tasted during my 2012 trip to Oregon. The St. Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill absolutely blew me away and the St Innocent Pinot Blanc made me think hard about the white wine potential of this region.
Mr. Vlossak was also one of the Willamette Valley's most eloquent supporters. Winemaker Mark Vlossak is heavily involved in the yearly "Pinot Camp" educational week for industry professional. This video, the first of five, gives you a taste of what he can teach us about Oregon Wine.
I interviewed Mr. Vlossak in the cellars at St. Innocent Winery.
This is Episode #47 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman. There is more to come.
Aug 25 2014
Rank #7: UW057 - What Makes Sonoma Pinot Noir Special? Mac McDonald (part three)
Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars discuss the specific characteristics that make California Pinot Noir - and specifically Sonoma Pinot Noir - so special.
Apr 05 2018
Rank #8: UW033 - Educating Wine Drinkers Through Label Design at Lioco with Kevin O'Connor. (pt 3 of 6)
Dec 06 2011
Rank #9: Chateau Musar - A Lebanese Wine Seminar with Marc Hochar.
Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar - the world famous Lebanese wine - gives a wine seminar about Chateau Musar. This Chateau Musar wine class is presented by Cutting Edge Selections, Broadbent Selections, Toledo Sister Cities International, and Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.
Dec 27 2017
Rank #10: UW060 - Advice to New Pinot Noir Drinkers. Mac McDonald (part six)
Jun 14 2018
Rank #11: UW032 - A Chardonnay History Lesson with Kevin O'Connor of Lioco (part 2 of 6)
Oct 27 2011
Rank #12: UW036 - "Wine Is Not Made. It's Grown." Kevin O'Connor, Lioco Wine Company
Mar 11 2012
Rank #13: UW031 - Talking Sonoma Chardonnay with Kevin O'Connor of Lioco Wine Company.
Oct 16 2011
Rank #14: Growing Soave Classico. UW065
What makes Soave Classico exceptional - and separate from Soave DOC? In this short video, you'll join Austin Beeman and Suavia on a hills of Soave Classico to explore that question.
Feb 27 2019
Rank #15: UW059 - Pairing Food with Pinot Noir. Mac McDonald (part five)
May 30 2018
Rank #16: UW046 - Chehalem Winery. Wynne Peterson-Nedry Interview
In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chehalem Winery's Wynne Peterson-Nedry. It was a rare blast of hot weather in Oregon with temperatures rising into the high 90s. It was a pleasure to stay in the shade and sip from the many dry white wines that are strongly featured in Chehalem's porfolio.
Chehalem Winery, a family operation, was transitioning from Father to Daughter as well as experiencing a dramatic change in their label design. I spent about a half hour with Ms. Peterson-Nedry and the highlights of that interview form Episode #46 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.
Aug 11 2014
Rank #17: UW039 - Thomas Gerrie of Thomas Gerrie Wines - Oregon Pinot Noir.
Jan 31 2013
Rank #18: Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Organic Wine. Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars
Biodynamic wine? Organic Wine? Sustainability? In the world of wine, these are terms of confusion for even experienced wine drinkers. In my interview with Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars, I received my first coherent explanation of these terms. I hope they help you as well. Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.
Jul 31 2017
Rank #19: UW043 - Elk Cove Vineyards. Interview with Owner/Winemaker
Jul 05 2013
Rank #20: UW055 - From Rural Texas to Napa Valley. Mac McDonald (part one)
Mar 20 2018