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Cary Gott of Calla Lily Winery

9/16/2019
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The name Calla Lily comes from a Greek word for beauty. At some point during the 19th century, flowers began to be associated with the expression of specific feelings and the stunning cone shaped calla lily became the symbol of youth and rebirth. You will often find it in arrangements that are sent for major transitions, such as births and new beginnings. It is also the symbol of the latest wine venture for fourth generation winemaker Cary Gott. On this episode of Exploring the Wine Glass,...

Duration:01:04:54

Winephabet Street; Z is for Zinfandel

9/9/2019
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Welcome back to Winephabet Street! It is hard to believe that we have been doing this for 26 months! Yep, that’s right. Today’s letter of the day is Z and it stands for the mighty Zinfandel. This is a grape variety that has played a major role in the history of wine in the United States. One, which since the beginning of Winephabet Street, had the longest and easiest to find history. So settle in, uncork, unscrew or saber a bottle and join in the fun as we wrap up the first season of...

Duration:00:49:07

Lea Tirard-Hersant Teaches Me Some French for Winelovers

9/2/2019
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Hey everyone! Thanks for listening in today! I had the pleasure of sitting down with Lea Tirard-Hersant, developer of the Staircase program. Born and raised in Anju, France, Lea turned her love of linguistics into a booming business. You may be thinking to yourself, well, what does that have to do with wine? It has a whole lot to do with it! Lea has many students who are in the wine industry and have learned French in preparation for their internships or harvest experiences in France. She...

Duration:01:03:52

How much is too much money for wine?

8/26/2019
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Today, on the podcast, I got together with some wine writing friends to discuss a topic in the wine world that has been hitting the headlines quite a bit lately. How much is too much to spend on bottle of wine? The topic was triggered by the announcement of Liber Pater declared that he was going to produce 550 bottles of his 2015 vintage and release them for $34K. Now, that may be a price tag that the majority of us couldn’t even contemplate spending, but then on Instagram, a post by Amber...

Duration:01:06:05

Wine Importer - Alyssa Wolf

8/19/2019
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A few months ago, my friends over at #winePW were discussing wines of South Africa. When the topic was announced I immediately knew where to go to get the best South African wine. Lyss and Ian Wolf of Red Wolf Imports ! I met them online.. (of course) and was lucky enough to meet Lyss in real life. It was interesting to me to learn about another side of the wine industry. Wine importing is intriguing, and how they got into it captivated me. If you would like to read my post about South...

Duration:01:10:51

Winephabet Street; Y is for Yarra Valley

8/12/2019
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Welcome back to Winephabet Street! Today Elmo’s letter of the day is Y and he is talking about the Yarra Valley in Australia! The region is named after the river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas. So unscrew,...

Duration:00:49:44

Craving Bubbles? Pour Franciacorta

8/5/2019
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photo credit: BERLUCCHI VINEYARDS Today on Exploring the Wine Glass we are talking Franciacorta! Before we begin, we have one thing that we have to get out of the way…. It’s not Champagne! In order to be legally called Champagne, the sparkling wine must come from the Champagne region of France. Now that we have that over with, let’s talk Franciacorta! Everyone has heard the statement, Location, Location, Location. Well, Franciacorta has it all! Located in the Lombardy region of northern...

Duration:00:58:31

Winemakers of the Haro District, Rioja

7/29/2019
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From 1934 to 1980 an elevated rail line, now called the High Line, connected the rail yards of mid-town Manhattan to an industrial district along the lower West Side of Manhattan. Constructed 30 feet above the ground, it avoided dangerous street crossings, and routed between 10th and 11th streets in its more northern sections the railway avoided association with the unpopular elevated sections of New York's subway system. After much controversy and considerable effort and six years, the...

Duration:00:30:28

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers

7/22/2019
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Hey Everyone! On today’s podcast I am taking you to NY for an intimate tasting with the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers better known as (ZAP) and owner of corkbuzz Laura Fiorvanti. The event was held at Corkbuzz NYC and its purpose was to help explore Zinfandel’s place on the world stage of wine, preserving legendary Zinfandel vineyards in California and why Zinfandel is, according to those passionate about the variety, one of the most versatile food wines out there. Mike and I have enjoyed...

Duration:01:30:05

Winephabet Street; X is for Xinomavro

7/15/2019
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On today’s episode, we are returning to Winephabet Street. Today’s letter of the day is X is it stands for Xinomavro (KSEE NO MAVRO). Xinomavro itself is a conjunction of the Greek words for acid and black, although this is often translated as black and sour. I was able to find a bottle at a local wine shop for $14.99 and I have to honestly say it would be case worthy. But since this there was only one bottle left, that does not seem to be in my future. It was not an easy bottle for Debbie...

Duration:00:55:37

Are Wine Gadgets Worth Your Money? Wine Writers' Wrap Up

7/8/2019
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It’s time to grab a glass and join my write writing friends as we delve into the world of wine! It’s the best world, isn’t it? Today, we are chatting about wine gadgets. By definition a gadget is an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty. Joining me are Michael Kelly, Debbie Gioquindo, Rick Dean, Maria Ferrora and Nick Berube. We discuss some of the top purchased wine gadgets in 2019 and give our opinions on whether they are worth...

Duration:01:16:43

Hudson Valley Cab Franc Coalition

7/1/2019
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Today’s podcast is all about Cab Franc Baby! If you are listening to this podcast, you know that Cab Franc is my passion. I created Cab Franc Day back in 2015. That first year, I hosted a twitter chat and could not believe my eyes when I saw it trending on Twitter. Just behind cookie day. It’s tough to beat a cookie! Since then my holiday has made it international. It is celebrated across the globe and I have no idea how it happened, but sometimes you don’t need to know the why, you just...

Duration:01:34:02

Rioja Railway Wine Master Class

6/24/2019
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Today I have a special treat for you. It is another Master Class. Once again led by the wonderful Pedro Ballesteros Torres. This class was held at Milk in NYC and was run in conjunction with the Rioja Railway Wine Experience. The grand tasting took place on a section of the High Line. All of the wineries that participated are from a specific region within Rioja that became more viable thanks to the railway coming through their region. During the Master Class, we were privileged to taste...

Duration:01:09:30

Winephabet Street; W is for Weissburgunder

6/17/2019
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Ah, its time to return to Winephabet Street! Today’s letter of the day is W! Weissburgunder is the German name for Pinot Blanc. It is a white berried mutation of Pinot Noir, which is part of the larger family of Burgundian vines. We had to do a little thinking outside the box again for this episode, since neither Debbie nor I could find an actual Weissburgunder, so Pinot Blanc was in our glass. Just as an FYI, we had some technical difficulty with this one, midstream. But the professionals...

Duration:00:40:52

Discussing Paso Robles with Lauren Lekai

6/10/2019
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Welcome to episode 105! This is the first episode in which I am introducing you to our new brand; Exploring the Wine Glass. If you are a subscriber, I have been told there is nothing you will need to do - the change will be seamless, and the new name will be coming soon! I will never tell you what to drink.. but I will always share what's in my glass. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Today I am talking all things Paso Robles with my friend Lauren Lekai. Lauren is the owner of...

Duration:00:59:35

Wine Tasting Tips; Wine Writers' Wrap Up

6/3/2019
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Welcome to Episode 106! Today I am back with my wine writing friends and we are discussing our top tips for wine tasting. We aren’t talking about the do’s and don’ts while at a winery, we are sharing our ideas on how to become more comfortable describing the wine we drink! The systematic approach we use to recording tasting notes, different schools of thought on analysis. The three levels of a wines aromatic profile and what we consider a good, bad or indifferent wine. Of course, we end with...

Duration:01:05:59

Curator of 45,000 bottles: Susanne Wagner, Crystal Springs Restaurant Latour

5/27/2019
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Last month, I was a guest of the New Jersey Wine and Food Festival held at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. I had the opportunity to sit down with Susanne Wagner, the wine director for Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs. Susanne studied at the International Wine Cellar in Manhattan and has completed advanced certifications. She has been in the wine industry for more than 30 years. Susanne gave me a personal tour of their magnificent wine celler before sitting down for a little...

Duration:00:45:18

A Sparkling New World Brasil Master Class

5/20/2019
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Welcome to Dracaena Wines Podcast! Hope you all have had a great week! Today I am sharing another Master Class. This time, it is about the Sparkling wines of Brazil. I know Brazil isn’t at the tip of our tongue when it comes to discussing Sparkling, but after tasting several examples, I am excited to say they truly are worth seeking out. The class was run by Susannah Gold, a wine and spirits WSET diploma graduate, one of only a handful of Americans in the Associazione Italiana Sommelier...

Duration:00:46:16

Winephabet Street; V is for Valdiguie

5/13/2019
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Welcome to Winephabet Street on Dracaena Wines Podcast! Today the letter of the day is V and it stands for Valdiguie! This was the first time I had ever heard of this grape variety – these are the episodes I love the most, when I get to dive into a new to me grape! Valdiguie (VAL-D-GAY) was originally known as Gros Auxerois ( GROW AWX-CER-WAH) in the 19th century. It was preferred by growers because it was resistance to powdery mildew and had high productivity. So go ahead, uncork, unscrew...

Duration:00:45:27

New Zealand Wines Master Class

5/6/2019
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While attending VinExpo earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend Decanter’s Wines of New Zealand Master Class. I was happy to get in, since this event that was actually the last tasting on the final day of the exhibit sold out quickly. It was hosted by Elin McCoy, the wine award-winning journalist and author. She is a wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg News, and is a columnist for Decanter magazine. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc was the wine that started the New Zealand Sauv...

Duration:01:01:27