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Wine Talks - the Wine Education Podcast with Paul K

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All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners... I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted. How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And sometimes I have to pick a wine at the store by the label and the price...and I get screwed. Subscribe now and prepare to be enlightened.

All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners... I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted. How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And sometimes I have to pick a wine at the store by the label and the price...and I get screwed. Subscribe now and prepare to be enlightened.

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All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners... I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted. How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And sometimes I have to pick a wine at the store by the label and the price...and I get screwed. Subscribe now and prepare to be enlightened.

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English


Episodes

Who You Know In Napa Is Important. Just ask Jamie Whetstone

5/18/2022
You will learn that sometimes that who you know can help....like that is a stretch. I always tell my kids..."after what you know, it is who you know" and the reason I say that is evident in this podcast with Jamie Whetstone. As if coming from South Carolina to be in hospitality in the Napa Valley wasn't taking enough of a life risk, Jamie Whetstone found the lifestyle of wine so intriguing, he switched gears to venture into wine making. His latest venture is Fresh Vine wines....wines of...

Duration:00:47:05

This is one important woman in wine. Intriguing. Meet Nicole Rolet

5/12/2022
Virtually every response that Nicole gave during this podcast, taught me something. She is the human expression of the moment we all decide that we want to spend the rest of our lives pursuing the knowledge of wine. And I don't mean this to be a "wine geek" moment. The motivation to do what she does comes from passion and no matter what endeavors you take on in life, you can learn from this conversation. As she sat in cafe with a frenchman who was describing his dream to be in the wine...

Duration:00:56:11

One of the great LA wine celebrities; always a laugh. Meet Ed Masciana

5/10/2022
Learn from Ed. Ed Masciana is one of the great wine personalities in Los Angeles. Author of the book Shortcuts on Wine, lecturer, taster, winemaker and disrupter, Ed has worked in all aspects of this great industry. You will find satisfactorily annoying, truly entertaining, and mostly really knowledgeable about wine. When I was working in my fathers wine shop in the '70's, I met Ed as he was trying to sell my father space in the local newspaper. A novice to wine, Ed got the wine bug...

Duration:00:52:38

He drills water wells...and owns Ancient Peaks Winery.. Meet Doug Filliponi.

5/5/2022
If you were to call a company in the San Luis Obispo area to drill and new water well or repair an old one, most likely you will call Doug Filliponi. A grass roots type of guy, Dougs experience drilling wells for all industries but particulary the wine industry, brought him to the love of the grape. Though still the lead well driller in SLO, Doug now not only speaks of his love of geology but his latest love of wine. Down to earth, wearing his cowboy hat, Doug and I laugh through the...

Duration:00:48:26

From golf to wine. Makes no sense. Meet Matt Reynvaan; Reynvaan Vineyards

5/3/2022
I was interested to hear this story. Matt came to me through the regular channels and I had not tasted his wine until the podcast recording. And the more we spoke, the more I was intrigued. Matts parents thought the Pacific Northwest was the place to be. They moved to Walla Walla to venture into a new path of their life. At the time Matt was interested in golf and set out find a job in the industry near Walla Walla. He landed work at the local country club and through a unusual set of...

Duration:00:40:23

Vinho Verde is hot in America. Meet a premium maker; meet Mafalda.

4/28/2022
Vingo Verde is one of the hottest wine categories in America right now. The quality coming from this important region of Portugal is creating consumer awareness of this slightly bubbly wine. The wine regions of Portugal are plenty and anchored by the infamous Port wines. Most American consumers are not aware of the plethora of still wines being produced there, let alone the variety of styles and complexities. In 1993, my father and I visited Vin Expo and to our surprise, because the show...

Duration:00:44:46

From making wine in Virginia to San Luis Obispo. Meet one interesting woman, Rachel Martin.

4/26/2022
A unique combination of education and experience brought Rachel Martin to launch Oceano Wines with husband and co-proprietor, Kurt Deutsch in 2016. A Virginia native, Martin was present at the inception of what is now considered one of that state’s premier wine producers, Boxwood Estate Winery, in 2005. As Executive Vice President of Winery Operations, Martin’s job was to oversee all facets of production, sales and marketing of Boxwood’s award-winning whites, rosés and Bordeaux-style red...

Duration:00:56:32

She makes wine in New Orleans. Seriously. Meet Kim Lewis.

4/21/2022
I have been following Kim Lewis for two years. Some might say I was a social stalker...no, not true; I truly wanted to know what this woman was doing. It seemed rather unusual to start a winery in the heart of New Orleans (turns out there is actual wine history in Louisiana). Her story is compelling and inspiring. Hear how she left college, started a company, decided on a new career and made it happen. Kim Lewis checks all the boxes; a woman, a woman of color, an entrepreneur, a wine maker,...

Duration:00:51:51

Uruguay makes great wine. Meet Mele Sosa

4/19/2022
When you think of the wines of South America, you primarily think of the wines from Chile and Aregentina. Both countries with a rich history in wine and both can create world class examples. I searched my tasting database and found have only tasted 35 Urguan wines over that past 20 or so years. And i had my doubts...because typically wines that come here for tasting from newer lessor know districts, don't fair that well against their established competitors. Well, did the wines of Bodega...

Duration:00:49:24

What does a Pink Cadillac and Rosé have in common. Meet Charles Bieler..

4/12/2022
Rosé was not a household word/wine in America. Maybe on the east coast it is more accepted. In that the famed Bob Trinchero raised the awareness of pink wine in America, it was a sweeter, fruited version of its dryer, more sophisticated French counterparts. And for me, Rosé can be just as complex and interesting from a terroir standpoint as any red or white wine. You will learn how Charles Bieler in his own way, set out to tell America with good Rose is all about. Taking a cue from the...

Duration:01:04:29

He makes wine with his sister! Who could? Meet Marco Bonfante

4/9/2022
You will hear a great discussion of the differences in philosophy and wines throughout Italy. I am a huge fan of the Bonfante wines and was thrilled to have Marco Bonfante in the house to tell us of the generations of his family in the wine trade. Wine and food are naturals and Marco does a great job laying out the foods and wines of north west Italy. On his website he quotes Salvador Dali "Real connoiseurs don't drink wine: they taste secrets." We probe that thought ...what are those...

Duration:00:51:56

Piemonte revealed No confusion about this famed region now. Meet Mattia Paggliasso

4/6/2022
Piemonte is one of the prolific wine regions of Italy. Situated about an hour west of Milan it is on the way to France for you geography buffs. It is also home to some of Italys most famous and sought after wines. From the famed white wine Gavi Di Gavi to the most collected Barolo's, Piemonte plays host to a huge variety of wine styles and indigenous foods. We meet up with a real Piedmontese, Mattia Paggliasso who helps us unwind the complexities of the wine region. What is cool about...

Duration:00:48:02

Muscle your way into making wine. Meet Ian McCaffrey of Joel Gott wines.

3/31/2022
Ian McCaffery wanted to be in wine. He has not only a philosophy on making wine but where and how wines are to be served and presented. He currently makes wine for the famed Joel Gott and Gavin Newsome's Plumpjack winery. His own brand Station 26 was inspired by the lifeguard station in Santa Monica number 26 where he met his wife. We don't know what he was doing at that station that night...we will have to wait for the next episode with him to find out. He was brought to wine as a young...

Duration:00:49:29

Valle de Uco is the Napa Valley of Argentina. Hear a family story of wine.

3/29/2022
Argentina is considered new world when describing where it fits in the history of wine. The question is....is New World versus Old World a matter of character or oprigin? I think it is a combination of both. Los Noques is a family story of wine and I was intrigued by the passion and desire to let the world know about what pedigree of wines can be created in the Valle de Uco. It is unique in it's position against the Andes and the elevation from where the grapes draw their character. Hear the...

Duration:00:49:17

Wow. This girl is the wine bomb. Meet Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

3/24/2022
The energy in the room changes when she walks in....you will have repair the ceiling...because this girl takes the energy through the roof. Tell me, how does a teenager living in Columbis (no wine at all) become so fascinated with making wine that she jumps ship and heads to Cognac and sits on the step of the Presidents office until he admits her into the University to study wine. She is one driven personality whose single minded purpose is to make the best wine from what the earth has...

Duration:00:49:21

Fresh approach is an understatement. Meet Franck-Lin Dalle

3/22/2022
Franck-Lin Dalle is in the family business but like many before him, he started out forging his own career. As an attorney in Paris, he felt the calling to go back to the Provence and take over the family business. The family has a peculiar rule, one most hand over the reigns when one turns 65; he has a few years to go. Rose is growing in popularity not only across the wine drinking world, but specifically in America. I think because the wines are becoming more terroir driven and complex....

Duration:00:49:51

She makes wine in the Loire Valley. Brilliant converstaion with Juliette Monmousseau

3/17/2022
This Cremant de Loire house has an amazing history as it is now back in the hands of the original family. This story of wine, family and high finance is intriguing and we could have spoken for hours. Now it is Juliette and her father at the helm as she responded to her calling to come back home and be part of the family business. It is also a story of the camaraderie in the wine industry and particularly in the sparkling wine industry. Listen to the trials and tribulation of this famed...

Duration:00:48:50

The Man. Steven Spurrier (passed 3/9/21); Architect of the Judgement of Paris...Incredible.

3/10/2022
Steven passed a year ago yesterday...I thought it a nice gesture to relaunch his appearance on Wine Talks. In 1976, the Americans beat the French in their own tasting. Meet the architect of this famed event, Steven Spurrier. You will never sip another glass of wine and not think of this story.

Duration:00:59:06

You will be entertained. Vance Rose of Route Stock.

3/8/2022
Vance Rose has done just about everthing in the wine business. When it is all said and done, he felt his calling was to make wine. When I suggesgted his Cabernet Sauvignon was old school his response "that is the best compliment I have had in awhile". The wines he is making at Route Stock are solid examples of their varietals and districts.

Duration:00:57:00

Two real women, real Napa history. Meet Chelsea & Remi Barrett

3/2/2022
When Jim Barrett won the Judgement of Paris with his 1973 Chardonnay, I don't think he realized the legacy of Napa history he was creating. I caught up with two granddaughters who both carry the torch in their own way; creating unique and separate identities in the Napa Valley. Meet Remi and Chelsea Barrett.

Duration:01:02:35