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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

Cristian Vallejo; VIK Winery Chile

4/19/2021
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! For the love of Cabernet Franc! That is what is on the podcast today. There are so many Cab Franc lovers out there and we are united in the fact that we want to prove that it is more than a blending grape. Cristian Vallejo is the winemaker for VIK Winery in Chile and thanks to social media we “met.” After a few back and forths on...

Duration:00:46:48

Winery Marketing Decisions: Does the Public Agree?

4/12/2021
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! With every vintage a winery has so many decisions to make. Many are about the vineyards and the fruit, but others are purely judgments about marketing. What will make the customers pick up their bottle of wine over another bottle that is right next to it. Today on the podcast, I sit down with some wine lovers and we discuss whether we...

Duration:00:56:50

Mike Sinor, Ancient Peaks Winery

4/5/2021
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 sit down with Mike Sinor, founding winemaker at Ancient Peaks Winery in Paso Robles. How do you go from a boy growing up in Visalia, California working in your father's automobile wrecking yard to being the winemaker for a winery that has an AVA named after your vineyard site? What happens in your life that attend Cal Poly...

Duration:00:49:22

Wine Questions on Winephabet Street

3/29/2021
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 Q. There are a lot of wine terms, regions and varieties out there, but Q is a bit tough. In season 1, we visited Quarts de Chaume, so be sure to go back and listen to that podcast if you missed it. But today, we are taking your questions and answering them on Winephabet...

Duration:00:51:24

Carmody McKnight Winery

3/22/2021
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 am sitting down with TV and film actor, screenwriter, author, painter and vintner Gary Conway as he shares his story of how surviving a helicopter crash led to his purchasing the very land he crashed on which is now the site of the his luxury wine brand Carmody McKnight Winery. Joining in the conversation is Mark Elterman,...

Duration:01:00:03

Josh Harp; Jada Vineyards

3/15/2021
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 I am sitting down with Josh Harp, head winemaker for Jada Vineyards in Paso Robles. What do you get when you cross a veteran cardiac thoracic surgeon whose family emigrated to New York, with a Jersey girl? You get an incredible winery in Paso Robles. Jada Vineyards is located on the West Side of Paso Robles in the Willow District....

Duration:00:52:29

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