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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

Fulfilling the Dream; Thibido Winery

11/28/2022
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 Gibsey and Josh Beckett of Thibido Winery in Paso Robles. Josh comes from a long history of wine in the region, working with his parents and even creating his own label with his brother, but he was still searching for more. Together, he and Gibsey are fulfilling their dream of owning and farming their own...

Duration:01:07:24

You Had Me At Merlot with St. Supery

11/21/2022
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’s November and we it may not be Merlot Month anymore, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t show it some love. Today, I sit down with Michael Scholz of St. Supery Winery in Napa Valley. From Corsica to Napa; St. Supery leads the way in sustainability with being Napa Green Land certified since 2008. Their dedication to quality is...

Duration:00:59:26

Josh Harp; Passionate about Merlot

11/14/2022
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 returning to the love of all things Merlot! I had the pleasure of sitting down with Josh Harp, winemaker for Jada Vineyards in Paso Robles. The day started with a tour of the facility and a stroll around to see all the new things that are happening at the beautiful site on the West side of Paso. This is the second time I have...

Duration:01:25:24

Donnafugata’s Pietro Russo talks Frappato on Winephabet Street

11/7/2022
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 “F” and it stands for Frappato. We had the honor of talking with Pietro Russo, head winemaker for Donnafugata winery in Sicily. Frappato is a component, with Nero d'Avola, of the island's only DOCG wine, Cerasuolo di Vittoria. We talked about the grape’s history, general...

Duration:01:14:32

Happy Hallowine! Haunted Winery Stories

10/31/2022
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 bringing you something special for Halloween. There is a lot of history tied to wine and wineries and where there is history, there are stories of ghosts. I love ghost stories. I have been known to try to call out ghosts, much to the embarrassment of my husband and friends. I have requested specific rooms that ghosts have been...

Duration:00:17:00

Steve McIntyre; Merlot Speaks, We Listen.

10/24/2022
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 continuing the celebration of #MerlotMe month with Steve McIntyre of McIntyre Vineyards in Monterey County. We talk about the impact the Santa Lucia Mtns have on the vineyards and the impact climate has on the final Merlot product. We taste through a vertical, comparing the 2016 and 2017 vintage. And they truly show how Mother...

Duration:00:57:45

Nick Goldschmidt; Make #MerlotMe!

10/17/2022
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 #MerlotMe month. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. Merlot has had a turbulent history, but it is a very worthy variety to have in you cellar. In honor of Merlot Month, we get a bit geeky about soil, climate, clones and microbiology! The hour flew by and I know this...

Duration:01:10:33

Talking Sustainability and More with Kathleen Willcox

10/10/2022
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 Kathleen Willcox, an incredible journalist who writes about food, wine, beer, and popular culture. Her work can be found in VinePair, Edible Capital District, Bust magazine, and Gastronomica, and on United Stations Radio Networks, just to name a few. She recently co authored, a book titled; “Hudson Valley...

Duration:01:00:27

Specializing in Rhône Varieties; McKahn Family Cellars

10/3/2022
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 virtually travel to Napa with Chuck McKahn of McKahn Family Cellars. The winery was established in 2014 and exclusively produces Rhône varieties. Join us as we discuss Chuck’s love of wine at an early age, what is so special about Rhone varieties and how McKahn Family Cellars is truly a family run business. If you enjoy...

Duration:01:06:01

Wine and War History with Detente Wines

9/26/2022
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 Detente Wines with you. I had the pleasure of visiting Chris Eberle and Trevor Iba on site at their very cool tasting room in Norma’s Alley in downtown Paso Robles. These wines are among my favorite and the story behind the label is fantastic. If you enjoy Exploring the Wine Glass, I’d appreciate you giving...

Duration:00:55:33

Fah Sathirapongsasuti; Sunset Cellars

9/19/2022
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 Fah (Sa thir a pon sa suti) Sathirapongsasuti. His story begins in Thailand and travels through Stanford, Harvard and 23 and me before landing at Sunset Cellars in Suisun Valley. If you enjoy Exploring the Wine Glass, I’d appreciate you giving me some love by taking two minutes out of your day to write up a...

Duration:01:07:42

Zeke Neeley- head winemaker Kunde Family Winery

9/12/2022
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 Zeke Neely, winemaker for Kunde Family Winery in Sonoma. The winery is family run and has been growing grapes for five generations. And not just any vines, but vines that are cuttings from Chateaux Margaux and Lafite Rothschild.. When enjoying Kunde wines, you are drinking history. If you enjoy Exploring the...

Duration:00:52:51

El Dorado AVA on Winephabet Street

8/29/2022
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 E and it stands for El Dorado AVA. The region produce a large diversity of varietals, notable varietals are Zinfandel, Barbera, and Syrah and there are significant plantings of Rhône varietals. There is so much diversity, you are going to want to visit. Our special guest...

Duration:00:57:38

Texan Wine Talk with Julie Kuhlken of Pedernales WInery

8/22/2022
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 Julie Kuhlken of Pedernales Winery in Texas. Julie was so helpful in helping me understand the Texan AVAs for my recent article in SommTV. As we talked for the article, I knew I wanted to continue the conversation for the podcast. Join me as we discuss the differing conditions within a single AVA, the trials...

Duration:01:06:42

Brian Babcock of Suisun Creek Winery

8/15/2022
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 Brian Babcock of Suisun Creek Winery in you guessed it, Suisun Valley. They currently grow and maintain 7 different varietals of grapes, including: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Charbono, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The property was originally purchased by Brian’s father Howard,...

Duration:01:06:00

Diving Deep Into Galicia

8/8/2022
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 doing something very different than normal. The podcast will be all me! I am in the process of studying for my Spanish Wine Scholar Certification and I thought it would be beneficial to do a podcast on Galicia. This would require me to dive deep into the autonomous region and hopefully get the details drilled into my...

Duration:00:24:58

Delaware Grape on Winephabet Street

8/1/2022
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 D and we are learning about the grape variety, Delaware. Have you ever heard of Delaware? I had not, and that is one of the reasons why I love working on this series. We had special guest Abby Stamp, assistant winemaker for Lakewood Vineyards in the Finger Lakes. We...

Duration:00:48:50

Life Between the Vines with Ray Fister

7/25/2022
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 Ray Fister, the mastermind behind Life Between the Vines Podcast. Earlier in June, I had the privilege of attending a press trip to Abruzzo, Italy. During the trips, it seems that you always make a stronger connection with one or two people and Ray and I met early on and honestly had a blast everytime we got...

Duration:00:52:12

Cabernet Franc, California’s Paso Robles & High Acidity Wines

7/18/2022
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 honored to share an episode where the table has been turned on me. Last week I shared part one of the interview by Natalie MacLean. I am so honored to have been told that she thought the conversation was so intriguing that she wanted to split it into two episodes. If you haven’t listened to part one, no worries, it is not...

Duration:00:47:37

Bordeaux Wines, Politics and Wine, Monastrell & Spanish Food Pairings

7/11/2022
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 honored to share an episode where the table has been turned on me. I had the honor of being interviewed by Natalie MacLean. If you are unfamiliar with her, here is her self claimed biography: To fund her late-night vinous habits, Natalie MacLean holds down day jobs as a wine writer, speaker and judge. An accredited sommelier,...

Duration:00:43:53