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Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers and wine events! Broadcasting from the second largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this!

Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers and wine events! Broadcasting from the second largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this!

Location:

Mercer Island, Washington

Description:

Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers and wine events! Broadcasting from the second largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 37: Andrew Latta exemplifies the Rhône Valley in Washington State and Rhône 101

6/25/2020
Join us for a discussion with one of our favorite Washington state winemakers, Andrew Latta of Latta Wines and Kind Stranger. He’ll outline his fascinating path from Sommelier, to cellar-rat, to celebrated vintner of Rhône-style wines. We'll also discuss the differences between traditional Rhône wines and those made in Washington from similar varietals.

Duration:00:53:37

Episode 36: Peter Devison's world-to-Washington journey and wineries creative new outreach strategies

5/21/2020
Peter Devison of Devison Vintners takes us on his journey across the globe where he learned the wine trade, blazed a trail to Washington state, and is creating exciting wines we can’t get enough of. Also, as a result of the Covid19 crisis, we’ll discuss how winemakers and wineries are developing creative ways to get their products to home consumers.

Duration:00:39:17

Episode 35: Passing Time Winery's Winning Team with Damon Huard and Chris Peterson

4/25/2020
The Passing Time team has a winning combination. Damon Huard and Dan Marino—former super bowl winning Miami Dolphins quarterbacks—partnered with alluded winemaker, Chris Peterson with the goal to make some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Washington. PLUS, talk about ways we can support our favorite wineries and restaurants during the pandemic.

Duration:00:39:07

Episode 34: Living a Legacy: Jason Gorski of DeLille Cellars and Bordeaux basics

3/21/2020
We welcome Jason Gorski, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture for one of Washington's most celebrated wineries, DeLille Cellars. Jason will take us through his journey as a winemaker and how he's managing the legacy of DeLille while creating exciting new wines for the future. And, we'll take you through the basics of Bordeaux wines.

Duration:00:49:42

Episode 33: Critics’ choice: Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Owen Bargreen and Wine enclosures

2/10/2020
Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Owen Bargreen, share how they taste and review wines, the best ways to expand your palate, current Washington wine trends and the most prevalent crisis to wine . . . "cork taint." PLUS, we discuss some of the alternative wine enclosures that are “cork taint” free.

Duration:00:59:54

Episode 32: Tanya Morning Star Darling and Notable 2020 Pacific NW Wine Events

1/16/2020
Tanya Morning Star Darling @cellarmuse is an official Bourgogne Wine Ambassador and wine educator. We talk wine education, travel and diversity and representation within the wine industry. Plus, our rundown of notable 2020 PNW wine events in Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia!

Duration:00:53:21

Episode 31: Master winemaker Brian Carter and Sparkling Wines 101

12/20/2019
Brian Carter is one of the most influential winemakers in Washington and specifically known as the king of blending. Brian has a fascinating resume, including having spent time at the legendary Chateau Montelena in California (Judgement of Paris!). He recounts his stories, talks about what makes a balanced wine and the art of the perfect blend. Plus, get ready for the New Year with Sparkling Wines! We quickly breakdown the types of sparkling wines, and we help you understand the styles...

Duration:00:54:32

Episode 30: Charlie & Will Hoppes: A Red Mountain Wine Legacy

11/22/2019
2019 marked Charlie Hoppes’ 32nd wine vintage in Washington State. Today, he and his son Will Hoppes share their winemaking enterprise together. It’s a wonderful discussion about their history, present, and future of @Fidelitas. PLUS, we take you with us on our trip through Red Mountain’s Anelare and Hamilton Cellars—where Charlie is their winemaker—and other wineries we recommend visiting.

Duration:00:46:17

Episode 29: Red Mountain's vine pioneers—then and now

10/15/2019
John and 3rd generation winemaker, Tyler Williams share how Kiona Vineyards started, what it was like growing up in a winemaking family and what makes this region special. PLUS, we take you with us on our trip through Red Mountain’s Hightower Cellars, Hedges Family Estate and Tapteil Vineyard.

Duration:00:55:19

Episode 28: Auction of Washington Wines winemaker interviews plus Kerry Shiels of Cote Bonneville winery & DuBrul vineyard

9/3/2019
We recap the Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction and the Winemaker Picnic and Barrel Auction. We also whisked away Chris Peterson, Kevin White and Erica Orr down to a dimly lit cellar room at Novelty Hill Januik for lightening interviews. Our featured interview is with superstar winemaker Kerry Shiels, who talks about her award-winning Cote Bonneville wines, the DuBrul family vineyard and the ultimate wine cruise she has planned for YOU!

Duration:00:55:40

Episode 27: Javier Alfonso of Pomumwine shares his journey from Spain to Washington. Plus, our Albariño blind tasting results

8/10/2019
Hear how Javier Alfonso left his childhood vineyard life behind for a tech career, only to have it call him back. He describes the long process of getting his Spanish Tempranillo clones into the US and his use of clay amphoras in his winemaking. Plus, Albariño is one of the many great white wines you should be drinking this summer so we reveal the results of our Albariño blind tasting!

Duration:00:49:56

Episode 26: Okanagan Valley BC wine trip and French vs. American oak barrels in winemaking

7/16/2019
The Huffington Post recently named the Okanagan Valley, B.C. the number one wine destination in the world, and it’s natural beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists year to their 185 wineries. Listen to Dave and Sandi's travel north through the valley and what aspects make this region unique. Plus, learn about barrel aging in French and American oak and Dave’s night at the B.C. Wine Experience with Okanagan winemakers, featuring cuisine from Seattle restaurant legend Tom Douglas.

Duration:00:49:30

Episode 25: Cairdeas Winery and Lake Chelan AVA

6/10/2019
Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Lake Chelan AVA! It’s another action packed episode exploring the Lake Chelan Wine Valley with our featured interview, Charlie & Lacey Lybecker of Cairdeas Winery. Also, Judy Phelps of Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards delivers a brief history of the Lake Chelan AVA. Plus, and Dave and Sandi go on an e-bike wine tour with Chelan Electric Bikes and we list our recommended don’t-miss wineries.

Duration:00:49:46

Episode 24: Rose 101 and international vs. Washington State Rose tasting

5/23/2019
In this episode, we talk all things rosé, including a brief rosé 101, and we discuss our recent in-home tasting where we placed Washington state wines alongside those from international producers. Plus, we feature a couple of on-the-spot interviews with two of our guests, Rachel Fay and Cori Omundson who are NW Wine Academy guests and they discuss, you guessed it—ROSÉ!

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 23: Taste Washington 2019 Winemaker Interviews and NW Women Stars of Food and Wine

4/20/2019
In this episode we chose three winemakers, Justin Neufeld, Mari Womack and Casey Cobble, and swept them away to the press room for lightening interviews. Plus, our new discoveries from Taste Washington 2019 and we literally go to church for NW Women Stars of Food and Wine event!

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 22: Morgan Lee: A tale of Two Vintners, wine events and an old world vs. new world tasting

3/15/2019
Morgan Lee of Two Vintners and Covington Cellars shares his his journey to becoming one of Washington’s premier winemakers. We celebrate Washington Wine Month with wine events, like the Washington Wine Blog’s 2nd Annual Critics Choice where we met Christophe Baron of Cayuse. And we also compare and contrast an old world Brunello with Morgan’s new world counterpart.

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 21: Wine Industry Photographer Richard Duval and The Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

2/19/2019
In this episode of Decanted, we interview Richard Duval, who has become one of the most well-renowned photographers in the Washington wine scene and recalls his adventures in some of the most awe-inspiring vineyards in our state. And, up your tasting game

Duration:00:53:42

Episode 20: John Bigelow of JM Cellars and Decanting tips

1/15/2019
In this one-year anniversary episode, winemaker John Bigelow shares his transition from tech to wine and reveals the collaboration and details of JM Cellars new tasting room and production facility, coming soon to Maltby, Washington. And, decanting has the power to make great and/or expensive red wine more refined or an adequate wine more enjoyable, listen to our decanting tips and about the wine aeration devices we use.

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 19: Decanted Year in Review 2018

12/21/2018
On this episode, Dave and Sandi highlight “best-of” interview clips from our first year—Bart Fawbush, Lisa Packer, Chris Upchurch, Kent Waliser & Lacey Lybeck, Jarrod & Ali Boyle, Seth & Audrey Kitske and Roy Hersh. And, we feel gratitude for the winemakers and wine industry professionals who have partnered with Decanted for our episode interviews or mini-episodes.

Duration:00:40:36

Episode 18: For the Love of Port and Port expert Roy Hersh

11/18/2018
We recount our whirlwind tour of Portugal, including the Douro Valley wine country. Learn about the different types of port so you can feel more confident when choosing your own bottle to open with friends or age in the cellar. And meet our guide Roy Hersh, professional port wine judge, writer and educator who is the only person to be inducted into both the Port and Madeira Brotherhoods.

Duration:00:53:07