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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

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

Location:

Fresno, CA

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

2018387016


Episodes

Thanksgiving Traditions and Wine Suggestions

10/18/2021
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 sit down with four of my wine writing friends to discuss Thanksgiving traditions and wine pairing suggestions. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? Watching the parade? Watching football games? Specific dishes that must be on the holiday table? What about wine pairing? Thanksgiving has so many different plates, it may be...

Duration:00:42:30

SHE Wines

10/11/2021
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! Madeleine Albright once said "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." My guests on today’s podcast are momprenuers with 9 children between them and they refuse to stay silent. The two best friends love sipping wine, traveling and empowering women. Together they created SHE...

Duration:00:38:02

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

10/4/2021
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 sitting down with Nicole Ruiz Hudson and we are sharing a glass of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The original production zone of Italy’s sparkling wine, this region is extremely small and has incredibly steep hillsides with much more complex soils than the DOC. During the interview I enjoyed Zardetto Long...

Duration:00:47:01

Wine Trends Post Pandemic

9/27/2021
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 share a glass with a few wine writer friends and we talk about trends that occurring in the wine world. This episode was triggered by an article I read by Elin McCoy in Bloomberg News. This was a fun and exciting conversation that I know you will enjoy. Thank you to Susannah Gold, Anatoli Levine, Nicholas Berube, Amber Burke and...

Duration:00:52:37

Suisun Valley

9/20/2021
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 sit down with my buddy Nick Berube, aka WineCommGuy. During our conversation, we share a bit of knowledge about an old California AVA, that just doesn’t have the recognition that it’s neighboring AVA, Napa has. YET! We were privileged to have received samples from 5 of the 12 wineries in the AVA. As you listen, you will learn that...

Duration:00:59:57

Rioja; Beyond Tempranillo

9/13/2021
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 am sharing a Master Class I virtually attended on Rioja. The class was hosted by Christian Oggenfuss, CEO of Napa Valley Wine Academy and was presented by MW Kryss Speegle and Dhane Chesson, US Trade Program Director. Thank you to the Napa Valley Wine Academy for hosting this seminar. We are all familiar with...

Duration:00:47:40

Villány on Winephabet Street

9/6/2021
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 we return to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is V and it stands for Villány. I was so excited to be able to see some familiar faces, even if it was only through the computer. Talking with András Horkay, Andrea Gere and Erhard Heumann brought back wonderful memories of my trip to Villány a couple of...

Duration:01:00:22

The Other White Grape in the FLX AVA

8/30/2021
It’s Monday! Let’s raise a glass to 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 am sharing a recording from a virtual tasting that I attended hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. When we hear Finger Lakes wine, I think the majority of us immediately think of Riesling. And although the Finger Lakes makes quality Riesling, there is another white grape that does exceptionally well there. Chardonnay....

Duration:01:11:45

BEST OF! Talking Finger Lakes History with John Wagner

8/23/2021
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! It has been a whirl wind three weeks and I have not had time to record a new episode. But don’t worry, today’s Best of is seriously an incredible episode! I had the pleasure and luck to sit down with John Wagner of Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes. His family has been involved in the Finger Lakes wine industry for generations. Not...

Duration:00:55:41

John Merrick of Mea Wines; Paso Robles

8/16/2021
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 sat down with John Merrick of Mea Wines and enjoyed a glass of his award winning Vermentino. A fellow Paso Robles winemaker, I enjoyed the first in person Allure of the Pour in almost two years! Mea Wines’ tasting room is located in Atascadero, just a short drive from downtown Paso. Have you rated and reviewed Exploring the Wine...

Duration:00:39:24

Ugni Blanc on Winephabet Street

8/9/2021
Vote for Exploring the Wine Glass in the Podcast Awards 1- Click the link below 2- Fill out your information. Please put WE LIKE DRINKING as most influential podcaster. 3- Hit Submit. 4- On the next screen scroll to ARTS 5- Vote for EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS You can ignore all the other categories if you wish. . https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle...

Duration:01:07:43

Jules Taylor Wines; New Zealand

8/2/2021
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 sit down with Jules Taylor of Jules Taylor Wines in New Zealand, just in time for National White Wine Day. The wine holiday may be August 4th, but we celebrated a bit early by opening a bottle of her delicious Pinot Gris. What bottle will you open this Wednesday to celebrate? And while you are clinking a glass of your favorite...

Duration:01:00:14

Tavel on Winephabet Street

7/26/2021
Vote for Exploring the Wine Glass in the Podcast Awards 1- Click the link below 2- Fill out your information. Please put WE LIKE DRINKING as most influential podcaster. 3- Hit Submit. 4- On the next screen scroll to ARTS 5- Vote for EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS You can ignore all the other categories if you wish. . https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle...

Duration:00:56:32

Clurichaun; The Wine Loving Cousin of the Leprechaun

7/19/2021
Vote for Exploring the Wine Glass in the Podcast Awards 1- Click the link below 2- Fill out your information. Please put WE LIKE DRINKING as most influential podcaster. 3- Hit Submit. 4- On the next screen scroll to ARTS 5- Vote for EXPLORING THE WINE GLASS You can ignore all the other categories if you wish. . https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! . It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a...

Duration:00:12:21

Do We Need Different Wine Glasses for Every Variety?

7/12/2021
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 sit down with some wine writer friends and we discuss whether hyper specific wine glasses are a necessity or a luxury. Last month I read an article in Wine Enthusiast written by Kelly A. Magyarics titled "Is Hyperspecific Wine Stemware Worth It?" As I was reading it, I looked at the glasses in my china cabinet, where I have loads...

Duration:00:51:31

What the Heck are Shrubs? Wicked Bess

7/5/2021
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 talking Shrubs with William Caines, owner and head shrub maker at Wicked Bess. Will reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I would be interested in sampling his shrubs. After telling him I was completely clueless about shrubs but was interested, he graciously sent me three samples. I proceeded to make an IG video of me...

Duration:00:48:27

Talking Armenian Wine with Storica Wines

6/28/2021
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 glass with Ara Sarkissian from Storica Wines. Storica Wines is located in Armenia and I was so excited to learn about long wine history (about 6,000 years of history) of Armenian wine and how the geopolitical conflict and politics affected the history of winemaking in the country. And fo course we did a little...

Duration:00:59:33

La Rioja Alta

6/21/2021
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 sit down with Julio Saenz, head winemaker for La Rioja Alta. His original career was as a pharmaceutical chemist. But once he fell in love with wine, it returned to school to obtain his degree in viticulture and oenology. La Rioja Alta was his first winemaking job and he has never regretted it nor did he ever look back. We...

Duration:00:44:46

Bastien Leduc; Seven Oxen Wines

6/14/2021
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 sit down with Bastien Leduc, the winemaker for Seven Oxen Winery in Paso Robles. They say you never know when an opportunity will come knocking, and today’s podcast is a prime example of that. When a friend of the Neal family’s daughter was getting married to Bastien, the topic of wine obviously came up. Bastien’s passion was...

Duration:00:40:27

Sancerre on Winephabet Street

6/7/2021
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 S and stands for Sancerre. Sancerre is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, but did you know that is really only because of Phylloxera? Prior to the devastation, Sancerre was best known for its light bodied red wines. Join Debbie and me as explore the Sancerre AOC. Music: WINE...

Duration:00:48:04