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Knowledge is the fuel that powers intelligent buying and selling. Fuel up with Wine Smart the 10-minute podcast from Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier the Director of Wine Education at Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits. Ron provides easy access, premium information for the beverage professional. Get Wine Smart anytime, anywhere so you can buy and sell better.

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Knowledge is the fuel that powers intelligent buying and selling. Fuel up with Wine Smart the 10-minute podcast from Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier the Director of Wine Education at Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits. Ron provides easy access, premium information for the beverage professional. Get Wine Smart anytime, anywhere so you can buy and sell better.

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English


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Red Mountain AVA

5/27/2024
Text the Show Red Mountain, one of the smallest and warmest Columbia Valley AVAs will impress you with wines that blend power and deftness. Invest 10 minutes with me to look into the causes of this wonderful mix of intensity and refreshment. Explore Andrew Januik Wines Januik Wines Mark Ryan Wines Matthews

Duration:00:09:50

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The Whisky Loch is Coming

5/13/2024
Text the Show Our resident spirits expert and Vice President of Wholesale Spirits Portfolio joins me with news of the coming Whisky Loch. What is it? Why is it happening? How do buyers navigate it? Invest 10 minutes with us to learn more.

Duration:00:10:26

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The Dirt on Dirt

5/3/2024
Text the Show Why do all the geeks and winemakers talk about vineyard geology and soil? Invest 10 minutes with me to find out. There is a cause-and-effect relationship with the final wine and I offer a simpler way to approach it than trying to figure out if the chalk in the soil means a chalk taste in the wine.

Duration:00:11:49

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Valpolicella: A Red Wine for Everyone

4/15/2024
Text the Show Valpolicella blends unique local grapes into a broad range of styles that cover almost every wine drinker. Invest 10 minutes with me to explore the styles and stipulations of Valpolicella DOP. Explore: Zenato Valpolicella Consorzio

Duration:00:12:31

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Vinho Verde: Delightfully Crafted for Right Now

4/1/2024
Text the Show Vinho Verde is a wine ready to satisfy the en vogue wish of fresh, lower alcohol, and authentic. Even so, there are a range of styles and a host of marvelous indigenous grapes to explore. Invest 10 minutes with me so that you can confidently explore and discuss Vinho Verde. Explore Vinho Verde DOP João Portugal Ramos Broadbent Vinho Verde

Duration:00:12:10

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Ribera del Duero, Elevated Tempranillo

2/19/2024
Text the Show The elevated plain of the Duero River valley offers deep, textured Tempranillo wines. No Spanish wine selection is complete without this region. Invest 10-minutes with me to find out the special attributes of this great wine region. Explore: Consejo Regulador Bodegas Portia

Duration:00:12:58

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Royal Slope AVA, 1,100 Feet of Options

2/5/2024
Text the Show The Royal Slope AVA has tremendous growing conditions for all your favorite grapes due to elevation changes and geology variations. Invest 10 minutes with me to dive into the realities of Royal Slope. Explore Further: Novelty Hill Januik Winery Matthews Jaine

Duration:00:10:40

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Long Island, Blessed by the Atlantic

1/22/2024
Text the Show Long Island is a source of wine with elegance and balance. Invest a little time with me to find out why this emerging region deserves your attention. Explore: Wölffer Estate

Duration:00:11:48

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LODI RULES, OG California Sustainability

1/8/2024
Text the Show Sustainability is more than just pesticide reduction and water conservation. LODI RULES was born out of ten years of farmer-led research and development and has only gained converts year after year. Invest 10 minutes with me to begin to understand this powerful certification born from farmers wanting to think multi-generationally. More Resources LODI RULES Website

Duration:00:10:52

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Buyer Beware of that Spirit

12/25/2023
Text the Show Wait! Before you buy that awesome-sounding new spirit brand, can you guarantee it is an authentic, quality-focused beverage? Take 10 minutes with Monique Huston, VP of Spirits Portfolio, and me to hear about the risks associated with the surge of new brands in the market. Added Resource Tequila Matchmaker

Duration:00:10:13

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Chile: Appellations and Labels

12/11/2023
Text the Show It is essential to understand how each country's appellation system works. You also need to understand what labels are telling you and sometimes what they are not telling you. Invest 10 minutes to build or refresh your knowledge of the DO (Denominacíon de Origen) system of Chile and label terms that may not mean what you think.

Duration:00:09:49

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Bolgheri, Modern Success

11/27/2023
Text the Show Bolgheri has one of the oldest wine histories in Italy, but the regional rise to greatness is very recent. Home to super stylish Bordeaux variety wines that fill the experience gap between the style of classic Bordeaux and lush Napa Valley. You should definitely invest 10 minutes into how modern Bolgheri came to be. Explore more: Grattamacco Wines Bolgheri Consorzio

Duration:00:11:49

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Montecucco DOC, So Tuscan

11/13/2023
Text the Show Montecucco may not be on the tip of your tongue when you talk about Tuscan wines, but it should be. It is dependent upon Sangiovese but includes other delightful grapes like Vermentino and Ciliegiolo for fun. Invest 10 minutes to find out a little bit more about this region with ancient roots and modern success. More Info: ColleMassari Montecucco Consorzio

Duration:00:10:05

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Wind Influence, It's Important

10/30/2023
Text the Show A local or seasonal wind likely impacts your favorite wine. Wind has the potential to be a blessing and a curse to viticulture and it is a driving force in some wine regions. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about how the wind influences the wines we love.

Duration:00:09:22

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Volcanic Soil and Minerality Part 3

10/16/2023
Text the Show Three volcanic wine specialists join me in part three of this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved. Additional Information. Presentation PDF Suavia Winery Cantine Nicosia Gai'a Estate

Duration:00:14:53

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Volcanic Soil and Minerality Part 2

10/2/2023
Text the Show Three volcanic wine specialists join me in part two of this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved. Additional Information. Presentation PDF Suavia Winery Cantine Nicosia Gai'a Estate

Duration:00:17:07

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Volcanic Soil and Minerality Part 1

9/18/2023
Text the Show Three volcanic wine specialists join me in this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved. Additional Information. Presentation PDF Suavia Winery Cantine Nicosia Gai'a Estate

Duration:00:13:12

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Agave Spirits: How Pure is Yours?

9/4/2023
Text the Show Did you know that 100% agave on the label only addresses the distillate's sugar source? Using "additives" up to 1% by volume is legal without telling us. What are these additives and why are they being included? Invest 10 minutes with my guest Monique Huston, VP of Spirits Portfolio to understand more about additives that might be found in your go-to agave spirit. Links to more info and a list of additive-free agave spirits: Tequila Matchmaker Additive-Free List Summary Info on All of these Brands Fortaleza Tequila ArteNOM Tequila Cimarrón Tequila Tequila Lapis Tequila Fruenteseca Tequila Pura Sangre Don Amado Mezcal Mina Real Mezcal Siembra Valles Tequila Siembra Azul Tequila Siembra Metl Mezcal Tequila Cascahuín Don Mateo de la Sierra Mezcal G4 Tequila Primo Tequila Palomo Mezcal El Buho Mezcal

Duration:00:15:35

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Yamhill-Carlton AVA, An Oceanic Origin

5/29/2023
Text the Show The Yamhill-Carlton AVA in the Willamette Valley of Oregon interprets Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris through the lens of marine sediment soils, not volcanic soils. A path to greatness was started in 1974 by the Campbell family at what became Elk Cove Winery. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Explore Yamhill-Carlton AVA Elk Cove Winery Pike Road Wines Lemelson Vineyards

Duration:00:10:08

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Dundee Hills AVA, Epicenter of Oregon Pinot Noir

5/15/2023
Text the Show The Dundee Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley of Oregon is where it all started. Visionary winemaker David Lett planted Pinot Noir in 1966 and a march toward greatness began. In less than fifty years, the region went from humble beginnings to a world-class reputation thanks to natural inclination and a great deal of hard work. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about Dundee Hills AVA. Explore Dundee Hills Winery Association Argyle Winery Archery Summit Domaine Drouhin

Duration:00:11:00