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I promise I’ll never tell you what to drink, but I’ll always share what’s in my glass. A Podcast from the owners of Dracaena Wines

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Fresno, CA

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I promise I’ll never tell you what to drink, but I’ll always share what’s in my glass. A Podcast from the owners of Dracaena Wines

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English

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2018387016


Episodes

Esprit du Vin - Wineries of 46 East

2/19/2024
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Before I get into the podcast, I wanted to let you know that Apple had a podcast update. This caused an issue with the automatic downloads. If you are not receiving Exploring the Podcast in your “next up” feed, it is because the settings have changed. Please go to library, then shows, and click Exploring the Wine Glass. If you don’t see a checkmark in the top right corner, next to the three dots, the system does not download automatically. Please click on the down arrow and turn on automatic downloads. This will put a checkmark next to the three dots. This will allow you to always know when a new episode drops. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you so much for following Exploring the Wine Glass. Today on the podcast, I am sharing three short interviews with Paso Robles winemakers. I had the pleasure of attending Esprit du Vin earlier in the month. This is a celebration of the wineries of 46 East. The event took place at the beautiful Riboli Event Center. Attendees were able to stroll around the room and taste over 30 wines from all the 46 East wineries. Each table had gourmet cheese to pair with the wine. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Wineries of 46 East Allegretto Winery Pear Valley Villa San-Juliette Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:27:33

Winery Buyouts.. Why are they Happening and are they Good for the Wine World

2/12/2024
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today on the podcast, I enjoyed a riveting conversation with some of my wine friends. In 2023, there were a lot of winery buyouts. It seemed like another smaller brand was being gobbled up by the big players such as Gallo or Treasury. We questioned if this was a good thing or a bad thing. Plus, what would we do in that situation? Would we give up our brand and if so, what would be done with all that money?! If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Thanks to Melanie Ofenloch, Debbie Gioquindo and Nick Berube for joining the conversation. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:07:08

Bubbles: Viognier and More with Four Lanterns Winery

2/5/2024
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! I took a drive to the west side of Paso for this episode. Just a short drive from the 101 on 46 West, sits Four Lanterns. Owned by Steve and Jackie Gleason. I have interviewed Steve before on the podcast, but this short and sweet interview brings in the bubbles! And you all know how I love Sparkling wine. Enjoy the conversation. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out about Four Lanterns Winery on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:29:21

Orange Muscat on Winephabet Street

1/29/2024
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today we return to Winephabet Street, where the letter of the day is O and it stands for Orange Muscat. Although the origins of Orange Muscat are not guaranteed, it is thought to be from Italy or France. It was once popular, but today it is not widely planted. For this episode, we went directly to the source. When you google Orange Muscat, Quady Winery is number one on the display. Andrew Quady purchased a plot of land in Reedly, CA in 1980 and is the authority on the variety. Listen, as we discuss his road to winemaking (not a typical one,) how he fell in love with the grape and how the wine is made. It’s a fun one! If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out about Quady Winery on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:08:48

Geeking Out About Cab Franc with Winemakers Around the World

12/25/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Merry Christmas!!!! I have the perfect gift for under your tree. Today, I am sharing the conversation between winemakers who have a special place in their hearts for Cabernet Franc. This past December 4th, Cab Franc Day, we got together via Zoom and shared our love of the greatest grape variety on earth. We talk about why we love the grape, get a little geeky about soil and canopy management and talk about our passion projects. I hope you enjoy the conversation! If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Dracaena Wines Leah Jorgensen Cellars Paradise Rescued Selin Cellars Steven Kent Winery Viña La Rosa Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:34:47

Nero d’Avola on Winephabet Street

12/11/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It's time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Welcome back to Winephabet Street. Today the letter of the day is N and it stands for Nero d’Avola. Nero d'Avola is synonymous with Sicilian Wine. It is the most notable indigenous grape variety. Although originally produced as a bulk wine, the times began to change in the 1990s, where it became the king of grapes in the region. To the eye, Nero d'Avola is known to be inky, with a deep red hue. On the palate, it exudes blackberries, cherries, and plums with an undertone of spice. I’d like to thank our special guest and sponsor, Gaetana Jacono of Valle dell'Acate While you are listening, take a moment to subscribe, rate and review Exploring the Wine Glass. Taking one minute of your time is the only way the algorithms will suggest Exploring the Wine Glass to others and since you are enjoying the podcast, other winelovers will too! Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN l AUDIBLE Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW STAY IN THE KNOW - GET SPECIAL OFFERS Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/exploringthewineglass Find us on Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest, and Snapchat (@dracaenawines) Want to watch some pretty cool livestream events and wine related videos. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. Looking for some interesting recipes and wine pairings? Then head over to our wine pairing website. Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION! Sláinte! Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order

Duration:01:05:05

Yeah! Today is Cab Franc Day!

12/4/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It's time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Happy #CabFrancDay! It is my favorite day of the year! I find it amazing to think that eight years ago, I decided to create a holiday that was dedicated to the best grape varietal there is and today, the holiday is celebrated around the world. I will be hosting an X (formerly known as Twitter) chat tonight at 5pm Pacific and will be moderating a producers roundtable at 6pm Pacific. There is still time to register for the roundtable. It is free to attend and will provide you the opportunity to listen to producers who are fanatical about Cabernet Franc as well as ask them all your Cab Franc questions. The registration link is in the shownotes. While you are listening, take a moment to subscribe, rate and review Exploring the Wine Glass. Taking one minute of your time is the only way the algorithms will suggest Exploring the Wine Glass to others and since you are enjoying the podcast, other winelovers will too! REGISTER FOR ROUNDTABLE BY CLICKING HERE Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN l AUDIBLE Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW STAY IN THE KNOW - GET SPECIAL OFFERS Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/exploringthewineglass Find us on Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest, and Snapchat (@dracaenawines) Want to watch some pretty cool livestream events and wine related videos. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. Looking for some interesting recipes and wine pairings? Then head over to our wine pairing website. Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION! Sláinte! Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order

Duration:00:10:14

The Wines of Georgia

11/27/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I am sharing another webinar I attended. This one was sponsored by Wine Scholar Guild and discussed the wines of Georgia. The Republic of Georgia is known as the “cradle of wine” and the birthplace of wine. The first wine was made over 8,000 years ago in the region. Today there are over 500 grape varieties and 29 appellations. I hope you enjoy the conversation, and let me know if you have tried any of the wines discussed in the webinar. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:37:40

Discovering North Coast Rhone Wines

11/20/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I am sharing another webinar I attended. This one was sponsored by the Rhone Rangers and discussed North Coast region of California. I hope you enjoy the conversation, and let me know if you have tried any of these wines. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:51:36

Understanding the Spanish Terroir; Grandes Pagos de España

11/13/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It's time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I am sharing a webinar I attended about Grandes Pagos de España. If you are a regular listener of the podcast, you know how much I adore Spain and its wines. The Grandes Pagos is equivalent to the Grand Crus in France. After listening, if you are interested in attending a seminar, you can sign up for the GPE newsletter to receive updates about the Terroir Workshop and when/where you can join in person. Upcoming classes are in Los Angeles (November 11, December 2) and Kansas City (December 4), and we are planning additional workshop classes in St. Louis (December TBD) and Mexico City in January 2024. While you are listening, take a moment to subscribe, rate and review Exploring the Wine Glass. Taking one minute of your time is the only way the algorithms will suggest Exploring the Wine Glass to others and since you are enjoying the podcast, other winelovers will too! Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN l AUDIBLE Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW STAY IN THE KNOW - GET SPECIAL OFFERS Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/exploringthewineglass Find us on Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest, and Snapchat (@dracaenawines) Want to watch some pretty cool livestream events and wine related videos. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. Looking for some interesting recipes and wine pairings? Then head over to our wine pairing website. Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION! Sláinte! Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order

Duration:01:08:18

The Merlot Dating Game; Which Merlot will you take home?

11/6/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Do you believe it is November already?! 2023 sure has flown by. We just left Merlot Month and tomorrow we wrap up the celebrations with International Merlot Day. Join me in this light hearted episode with my buddy Nick Berube as we go through the wine dating game. I scoured the internet looking for Merlot wine reviews. I will read the reviews to Nick and he has to pick which one he’s taking home. Will he choose wisely? Please note that although we are poking fun at some wines, we will never wine guilt. Remember to drink what you like and don’t let anyone tell you a wine isn’t good. I’ll never tell you what to drink, but I’ll always share what’s in my glass. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:04:37

Best of: Haunted Wineries

10/30/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Happy Halloween! It is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year! So today, I am bringing you a best of episode: Haunted Wineries! So grab a glass, and cozy up by a fire and turn the lights down if you dare! If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Wines of Argentina on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES Beringer Winery, Napa Valley, CA Trefethen Family Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley, CA Bartholomew Park Winery, Sonoma Valley, CA Marjim Manor – Appleton, NY, Zephaniah Farm Vineyards, Leesburg, VA, Paso Robles Inn - Paso Robles, CA

Duration:00:18:21

Merlot Me with Rutherford Hill Winery

10/9/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Happy October! You know what that means! All the pumpkin spice you can ever want but more importantly, it is #MerlotMe month! Today I am sitting down with Michael Code, winemaker for Rutherford Hill Winery winery in Rutherford, CA Rutherford Hill has been a pioneer in Merlot since its inception and they continue to honor the varietal! Rutherford Hill winery are Merlot specialists,and Michael was an ideal guest for Merlot Me! If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the

Duration:00:59:19

Merlot - Give it a Go!

10/2/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Happy October! You know what that means! All the pumpkin spice you can ever want but more importantly, it is #MerlotMe month! Today I am sitting down with Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards. Originally from New Zealand, Nick has worked in Australia and South America, but calls his home Sonoma, California. His devotion to Merlot is epic, and I absolutely love getting geeky with him over it. I know you are going to enjoy the conversation. (Plus Nick came up with the best Merlot slogan EVER! Merlot- Give it a Go!) If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Wines of Argentina on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:01:52

Malbec on Winephabet Street

9/25/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, We return to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is “M” and it stands for Malbec! Not just any Malbec, but today we are focusing on Argentine Malbec. I’m honored to have this episode sponsored by the Wines of Argentina. Special thanks to Amanda Torres of Colangelo PR who helped arranged the interview with Veronica Kathuria, Certified Specialist in Wine and Argentine Wine Specialist. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Wines of Argentina on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:11:53

Are You Familiar with Carnuntum?

9/18/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing a webinar I attended on the Carnuntum wine growing region. The wines come from the area between Vienna and Slovakia. Named after the Roman military group, Carnuntum gained its DAC status in 2019. Join me as I learn about this “new to me” wine region. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Carnuntum on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:23:56

Blend Your Wine and Take it Home !with The Blending Lab

9/11/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, we return to downtown Paso Robles Wine District and I am sitting down with Magdalena and Michael Wojcik of The Blending Lab. Their business is a fun way for you to become a winemaker for a day. When you walk into their tasting room, you have the ability to sample different varietals and blend them together to make your own unique wine. You even get to take a bottle of your wine home with you to flaunt in front of your friends. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about The Blending Lab on their website. Find out more about Downtown Wine District on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:52:43

Crazy Woman Cellars; Chris Bennett in Downtown Wine District

8/28/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, we return to downtown Paso Robles Wine District and I am in Crazy Woman Cellars talking with Chris Bennett. With a name like Crazy Woman, it can be misconstrued, but this is not a derogatory name, instead it is the complete opposite. The winery is dedicated to celebrating the countless women who changed history. If you visit Chris, you’ll notice the incredible mural and the numerous portraits of incredible women in history. You may not agree with what they stood for, but you can’t deny they were fierce. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Crazy Woman Cellars on their website. Find out more about Downtown Wine District on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:52:41

Talking Rhone with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek

8/21/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am excited to share my conversation with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek. The winery can be said to practically have put sustainable farming on the map. Between Jason’s blog, Instagram Lives, and YouTube channel, there is always something exciting to learn about wine. Through a partnership with Château de Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley, Tablas Creek is also responsible for bringing Rhone varieties to Paso Robles and beyond. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Tablas Creek on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:01:00:21

Downtown Wine District: Dracaena Wines

8/14/2023
It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, we return back to downtown Paso Robles and a downtown wine district episode. It’s a special one too.. As I sit down with Michael Budd of Dracaena Wines. Yep, my hubby and co-owner of our winery. Michael shares why he loves Cabernet Franc, how Dracaena Wines got its start and what is so special about having a tasting room in the downtown wine district. There also is a bit of conversation about the upcoming Downtown Vibe event happening in October. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you know that many ask for patreon. We do not plan on doing this, but we do ask you to support the podcast by leaving a review. It takes only a few seconds of your time but means so much to the show. The next best way to support Exploring the Wine Glass is to tell your friends. If you enjoy the podcast, your wine loving friends will too. Finally, don’t forget to head to the website, Exploring the Wine Glass.com to read the blog, and sign up for the newsletter so you can keep up with all the happenings. Slainte! Find out more about Dracaena Wines on their website. Find out more about Downtown Wine District on their website. Music: WINE by Kēvens Official Video Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my YouTube channel SIGN UP FOR EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES STITCHER | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | SPOTIFY | PODBEAN | AUDIBLE | BOOMPLAY Even ask your smart speaker to play Exploring the Wine Glass GIVE US A RATING AND REVIEW Thoughts or comments? Contact Lori at exploringthewineglass@gmail.com. Please support our sponsor Dracaena Wines - Our Wines + Your Moments + Great Memories Use code 'Explore' at checkout to receive 10% off your first order GET SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DRACAENA WINES

Duration:00:37:29