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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

Petite Sirah on Winephabet Street

3/8/2021
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 to learn about the letter P, Petite Sirah! Often confused by new winelovers as just a smaller version of Syrah or Shiraz, it is in fact a completely different variety. Petite Sirah, also known as Durif, is a man-made variety that resulted from a cross between Syrah and Peloursin. The objective of the...

Duration:00:59:02

Weird But True Wine Laws

3/1/2021
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 a group of wine writing friends to discuss some crazy wine laws. We know that the 3-tier system is a crazy enough, but these laws are downright insane! We can’t even begin to figure out what was going through the legislatures’ minds when they wrote these laws. For example: In New Jersey, if you are arrested...

Duration:00:51:53

The Ins and Outs of Starting a Wine Collection

2/22/2021
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 David Parker founder and CEO of Benchmark Wine Group, located in Napa Valley. Benchmark Wine Group is the leading source of fine and rare wine for wine retailers, restaurants and collectors around the world. We discuss how to begin collecting wine, some suggestions for not only varietals but regions that will age...

Duration:01:02:06

Master Class, Franciacorta

2/15/2021
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 are travelling virtually to Italy thanks to a Master Class arranged by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s premier wine school. Franciacorta is located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy within the Brescia province, the region is nestled at the foothills of the Alps. Franciacorta refers not only to the name of the region,...

Duration:00:59:25

Dave McGee; Monochrome Wines

2/8/2021
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 Dave McGee, owner and co-winemaker at Monochrome Wines in Paso Robles. The winery is located in Tin City and specializes in the production of unique and complex white wines. Dave decided to follow his hear, try out some new ideas and have fun and that is exactly what he has accomplished. Join us as we discuss...

Duration:01:04:13

Orange Wine on Winephabet Street

2/1/2021
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 O and it stands for Orange wine. We went right to the source to get the best information on making Orange or Amber wine. Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard is a trail blazer in the field, and we were lucky enough to sit down with him and pick his brain. While you are listening,...

Duration:00:58:12

Paso Robles Winery Giving Back - Hayseed and Housdon

1/25/2021
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! Please take a moment to scroll down or swipe to subscribe rate and review Exploring the Wine Glass. That one minute it will take you is so valuable to helping other wine lovers find me on the podcast channels. Today I am socially distancing in a unique tasting room in Paso Robles. I am sharing a glass with Todd Ross, owner of Hayseed...

Duration:00:36:27

Booting 2020 Out the Door with Wine

1/18/2021
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 am sitting down with a group of wine writer friends for another episode of Wine Writers’ Wrap Up. RIDDLE: Why are hyenas the healthiest of all animals? (scroll down for answer) It’s been a while since we have gotten together, so I figured what better way to welcome a new year than with wine and friends. During the discussion, we...

Duration:00:27:59

Katy Wilson of LaRue Wines

1/11/2021
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! Today on Allure of the Pour, I sit down with Katy Wilson, owner/winemaker of LaRue Wines. Katy produces ultra-premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay exclusively from the Sonoma Coast. Join me as we talk about what it was like to grow up in agriculture and how when all the stars align, you have to listen to them and start your own label. While...

Duration:01:04:46

Val d'Oca Prosecco

1/4/2021
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 virtually taking you to Italy! Where the prosecco flows and the food is phenomenal. I seriously don’t think there is any place on this earth that has better food than Italy. Today, we are talking about Val’dOca, a cooperative winery that was established in 1952. The cooperative was created by 129 founding members in order to...

Duration:01:03:47

Bordeaux Terroir; Soil Makes the Difference

12/28/2020
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 with you a Zoom event I attended about Bordeaux Terroir. Terroir is defined as the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. It also relates to the characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is...

Duration:01:01:15

Nebbiolo on Winephabet Street

12/21/2020
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 Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is N and it stands for Nebbiolo. When you think or hear Nebbiolo, you must travel to Italy. Nebbiolo’s history began, and some will say, still remains in Piedmonte. The first mention of Nebbiolo is way back in the 1200s. The first quote seems to be that of "Documents...

Duration:00:46:31

Delia Viader; Wine Mother - Viader Vineyards

12/14/2020
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! There is a quote by Linda Wooten states that motherhood is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.. and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. Well, that statement is definitely true when it come to Delia of Viader Vineyards! She calls herself the ‘Wine Mother.’ As she claims I'm the mother of the vines; and the mother of...

Duration:01:06:46

Wines of Moldova

12/7/2020
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 we get into today’s podcast, I would like to thank everyone who took to social media this past Friday to celebrate Cab Franc Day. As the founder of the holiday, it warms my soul to see so many winelovers who believe, as I do, that Cabernet Franc is more than a blending grape. In today’s podcast, I am taking you to a small European...

Duration:01:03:20

A Wine Love Story

11/30/2020
With Cab Franc Day nearly upon us, I thought I would continue with another Best of Podcast. The original episode which dropped in April of 2018 has over 600 downloads. I think it is a fan favorite. It was called "In the Wind of Pleasure." Today, I am going to read you a story. A story like no other wine story you have ever heard before. It is a story of romance, ok, maybe not romance, more like lust and seduction. The story of an innocent girl, Sauvignon Blanc who falls for troubled man,...

Duration:00:07:58

In Preparation for Cab Franc Day!

11/23/2020
Today I’m bringing you a “Best Of” episode. In just over a week, it will be #CabFrancDay, so I thought it was a good idea to revisit my episode California Cab Franc; No Longer in the Shadow of its Progeny. I hope that you have a nice bottle of Cab Franc already in your home, but if not, there is still time to grab a bottle. Turn to your favorite or maybe try a new one! Dracaena Wines IS the reason there is a Cab Franc Day, so maybe now is the perfect time to place that order with them! Then,...

Duration:00:36:45

Monastrell on Winephabet Street

11/16/2020
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 Winephabet Street the letter of the day is M and it stands for Monastrell. The thick black skinned grape Monastrell, is the native Spanish name for what is known as Mataro in Australia and Mourvedre here in America. Our special guest is Nicholas Hammeken founder and CEO of Hammeken Cellars which was founded in 1996. They create...

Duration:00:56:15

Doug Frost Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Vineyard Developer

11/9/2020
There is a saying that to be a jack of all trades is to be a master of none. Well, my guest today is living proof that that is NOT the case. Doug Frost is a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. As if being a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier is not enough, Doug has written three wine books, hosted an Emmy award short series titled “FermentNation, and is the co-creator of a spirits and cocktail education organization....

Duration:01:14:51

Enrique Tirado of Don Melchor

11/2/2020
Thanks for listening in. Today I have a very special guest, Enrique Tirado, winemaker for Don Melchor. Now although I would have much rather had this interview on site in Chile, we had to rely on technology to get us through this one. Enrique has been with Concho y Toro since 1993, but moved his focus to the Don Melchor brand in 1995, taking complete reign of this now, most award-winning wine on the global scale, that is a single wine, Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon. We sat down and...

Duration:00:55:33

Professional Drinking with Jim Schleckser

10/26/2020
Hey everyone! It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s start exploring the Wine Glass! In today’s episode I sit down with Jim Schleckser, author of Professional Drinking. When you read a bio that includes soccer player, climbed Kilimanjaro and enjoys wine.. you know it is going to be an interesting interview. Jim went from writing books about being a productive CEO, to obtaining his Sommelier certification. So it is only logical to combine to two! Listen in as Jim provides...

Duration:01:15:19