I am a very fortunate person, with an amazing job. Almost weekly I meet the most incredible people in the food and wine business, and drive them around as they share their wines and knowledge! Therefore, I have decided to start recording our journeys.
Just who is this mysterious lover of wine? After years of running restaurants, Mike moved to the wine business and has been at home since. By day, he is a fine wine salesperson for Republic National Distributing Company. This role affords him the opportunity to meet and hear the stories of people in every stage of the wine business. These are their stories.
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In my final episode filmed prior to Covi-19, I was lucky enough to have Nicola Lenci from Fattoria di Magliano in the car with me. Nicola tells us all about his family's winery, Maremma in Tuscany, and, of course, his delicious wine.
In this episode I chat with Bob Pepi, winemaker for Eponymous, Two Angels, Terrapura, and Negociant! Wine legend, so great to meet him.
In this awesome episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Chema Ryan Murua, winemaker from Bodegas Muriel in Rioja (as well as Condes de los Andes, and Pazo Cilliero). Chema is a very seasoned, talented, and knowledgeable guest, and this was such a pleasure.
In this episode I'm joined by Dennis Koelwijn. Listen in to hear about Salentein Wines in Uco Valley, as well as Portillo and Killka! Great episode with a fun guy!
In this episode I meet the very knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining Antoine Collet from Kobrand. Our trip is centered around showing barrel samples of Maison Louis Jadot wines to be released in the fall. Born in Champagne, and spending his life around wine, Antoine proved to be quite the guest! Check it out!
This week I am joined by Kem Martz from Constellation Wines. Listen in as she discusses some of the amazing women from Constellation, and the wines they are responsible for.
This week I am joined by Ian Ribowsky and he is packed with knowledge and stories from the master of Rhone himself, Jean-Luc Colombo!
In this episode, I speak with Mandie Silver from Vintage Wines Estates. Tune in to hear all about the Firesteed Winery in Willamette Valley, to learn about Mandie's monthly foot in the mouth moment, and find out what the heck a Purple Cowboy is!
Laurel Jeffries, owner of Gervais & Vine, who tells us all about sweetness in wine!
In this episode I am joined by Stefano Francini of Opici Wines! We are discussing Italy, family, and, of course, vino! Don't miss out!
I meet with Matt Catchpole of Terra Restaurant, to discuss this week's term: Tannin!
For my first episode in season 2, I am transitioning to video. Don't worry, you can still enjoy all of my episodes on audio as well. In this episode I welcome Jonathon Lee from Gallo wines.
Jonathan Lopez, Advanced Sommelier from Hall's Chophouse joins for some quick wine training. The word of the day is acid!
This episode my co-pilot is, the always entertaining, Renee Rosco from Klinker Brick Winery in Lodi. Klinker Brick is a family owned winery, specializing in several different amazing wines, but most importantly, "Old Vine" Zinfandel. The Felten Family owns and manages fifteen individual vineyard blocks of “Old Vine” Zinfandel that range in age from 40 to 120 years old. Each vineyard is planted in sandy loam soils in the Mokelumne River Appellation of Lodi and the Clements Foothills. Join us as we hear all about Renee, The Feltens, and how Klinker Brick accomplishes their goal of producing world-class wine.
Visit Klinker Brick for yourself, at https://www.klinkerbrickwinery.com/
Captain Victor Kemper of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department.
Today I'm riding with Patricio Gouguenheim, owner of Gouguenheim Winery in Argentina. Such a pleasure to speak with, Patricio tells me the story of his life and the twists and turns that brought him to eventually opening a winery just outside of Mendoza. His wines are great, and his company might even be a little bit better.
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This episode also features the very first "Take Five" segment. In this segment I have a quick phone chat with someone (not necessarily in the wine industry), and fire 5 questions there way. My first guest is the wonderful Kelvin Davis, aka Notoriously Dapper. Follow Kelvin @notoriouslydapper and read his blog notoriouslydapper.com
This week I chat it up with Erin Harris from Santa Margherita. Founded in 1935 by Gaetano Marzotto, Santa Margherita has grown into not only an amazing winery, but a fine Italian wine importer. We discuss quite a few wineries in this episode, so I wanted to list their spellings here, as well as a link to santamargheritausa.com Ca Maiol, Lugana Kettmeir, Alto-Adige Ca' Del Bosco, Franciacorta Torresella, Veneto Sassoregale, Maremma Lamole di Lamole, Chianti Fattoria Sardi, Toscana Cantina Mesa, Sardegna Feudo Zirtari, Sicilia
Follow Erin on Instagram @vinofoodie
This week I am joined on the road with Helen Buehler! Helen's grandfather and father built the Napa winery in 1971, and the Buehler winery has been bringing us amazing wines since. Not only does Helen work in the winery, she was born and raised in it, and I was very excited to hear her story.
For my first ever episode, I am joined by Danny Gordon, 'Maker of Wine' for Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington. Danny started with the team for their second vintage, and has been there since! I had a wonderful time getting to know him and pick his brain!
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