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Let's decant this! The wannabe wine snobs podcast, discussing wines from Washington state and beyond.

Let's decant this! The wannabe wine snobs podcast, discussing wines from Washington state and beyond.
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Let's decant this! The wannabe wine snobs podcast, discussing wines from Washington state and beyond.






Episode 18: For the Love of Port and Port expert Roy Hersh

We recount our whirlwind tour of Portugal, including the Douro Valley wine country. Learn about the different types of port so you can feel more confident when choosing your own bottle to open with friends or age in the cellar. And meet our guide Roy Hersh, professional port wine judge, writer and educator who is the only person to be inducted into both the Port and Madeira Brotherhoods.


Episode 17: Wine Blogger's Conference and Upsidedown Winery

The Wine Bloggers Conference 2018 event gathered citizen bloggers, industry writers, new media innovators, and wine industry members to drive deep into what makes the Walla Walla special. This year’s event was held at the iconic, Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center located in Walla Walla’s historic downtown. And, meet Upsidedown Wine: husband and wife winemaking duo Seth and Audrey Kitzke are carving out spectacularly crafted wines from Candy Mountain. This unique terroir in Richland,...


Episode 16: Part 2 with April Reddout, overcoming Palette Fatigue and more

Part 2 of 2 with April Reddout, who will get you ready for your next wine adventure with her insights around tasting room etiquette. She reveals what goes into judging a wine and how to react to wine scores as a consumer. And if that wasn’t already enough great information, April clarifies five commonly held beliefs about wine. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. Dave and Sandi talk about the ultimate enemy of any extended wine tasting experience: Palette Fatigue—what it is and learn tips on what you...


Episode 15: Bonus: Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction

We were honored to attend the Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction. It was a battle between collectors, restaurateurs and retailers vying to be the exclusive purveyor of what will be, one-of-a-kind bottles. Then hear about the public Winemak


Episode 14: April Reddout of Col Solare Winery and Rose basics

Part 1 of 2 with April Reddout of Col Solare Winery, which is a partner of Chateau Ste Michelle. She has a passion for the future of the Red Mountain AVA and its part on the world stage. April also shares her insights about everyone's favorite pink drink�


Episode 13: Bonus: Fraser Valley B.C. winery tour

Where can you find exceptional wineries no more than an hour outside of the city of Vancouver, B.C.? Listen to this BONUS episode (link in bio) where we answer that question, find Road Zero and taste floral estate whites that will expand your wine-mind.


Episode 12: Sagemoor vineyards and Washington State's AVAs

On this episode of Decanted, you’ll go with us on a journey to the heart of Washington’s vine country to one of the most revered and iconic vineyards in our region. We interview Kent Waliser, Director of Vineyard Operations and Lacey Lybeck, Viticulturist and Vineyard Manager of Sagemoor Vineyards about the history, challenges, and future of their operation including a bold, long-awaited venture: Sagemoor Wines.. And, get to know Washington’s Big 13 AVAs!


Episode 11: Bonus: Sisters of the Vinifera Revolution charity event

Sisters of the Vinifera Revolution formed in the alley of the Warehouse District in Woodinville, WA in the Fall of 2012 during crush time by women working as interns and trying to break into the winemaking business. Their goal is to lift up, help find opportunities, mentor and provide visibility to all women in the Washington State wine industry. Listen about their 2nd annual event organized by Belle & Bottle and the wines we added to our ever growing collection.


Episode 10: Alexandria Nicole Cellars and Horse Heaven Hills AVA

On this episode of Decanted, we share our experience in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA where we partake in the Annual Trail Drive event, visit Alexandria Nicole Cellars’ glamperous vineyard tiny houses as seen on HGTV Tiny House Big Living, the Estate mansi


Episode 9: Bonus: Four wineries from California's El Dorado AVA

There’s gold in the El Dorado Hills! Dave describes his wine tasting journey beyond Washington to California’s “Gold Country”, the El Dorado AVA sub-appellation where he explored the robust winemaking community in his old childhood stomping ground. The AVA is high in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, where many wineries are utilizing mountain-grown grapes in volcanic soil. Check out these four notable wineries!


Episode 8: Chris Upchurch and Taste Washington 2018 event

In Washington state, the names Chris Upchurch and DeLille Cellars rarely needs an introduction. Chris is a wine-making legend. In this episode, he shares the stories about his part in founding the distinguished DeLille Cellars, his family's sustainable vineyard and Upchurch label and his thoughts about the history and future of Washington’s wine industry. Plus! We talk about the most EPIC wine event—Taste WA 2018 and how we survived with 230 wineries and 65 restaurants in attendance.


Episode 7: Bonus: Gård Vintners

This bonus episode features a tasting from Gård Vintners, who we encountered at the Taste Washington 2018 event in March. We discuss how owners Josh and Lisa Lawrence are joined by winemaker Aryn Morell in creating spectacular wines from Columbia Valley


Episode 6: Bonus: Elephant Seven wines

We share our tasting experience with two wines by Elephant Seven, out of Walla Walla, WA. The winemaker, Josh West was inspired by the Elephant 6 collective, a group of independent musicians dedicated to an individual and personal approach.


Episode 5: Lisa Packer of Warr King Wines and The Northwest Women Stars of Food & Wine event

Lisa Packer of Warr-King Wines discusses the power behind her wines' namesake, her winemaking style and business philosophy. Sandi reports on the Northwest Women Stars of Food & Wine event


Episode 4: Lenny Redé of Esquin Wine & Spirits and advice for self-guided wine buying

Navigate wine shopping with Leonard "Lenny" Redé who is the Marketing Manager at Esquin Wine and Spirits, Seattle’s oldest and largest independent wine shop. A restaurateur, wine steward, chef and educator with over 30 years of industry experience Chef Redé has an unique blend of culinary and wine expertise. His refreshing perspective will reveal the benefits of shopping at a well curated wine shop. And we give practical advice to self-guided wine buying and discuss the results of our $20...


Episode 3: Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars and Cabernet Franc tasting

One of our wine obsessions, Cabernet Franc, needs to be on your radar. We interview the Double Gold award winning Cab Franc magician, Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars about his focused, Garagiste style of winemaking. We reveal the results of our Cabernet


Episode 2: Interview with Wendy Higgins GM of The Lodge, plus Tri-Cities wine tasting

The new wine concept hotel, The Lodge at Columbia Point was home base for this Tri-Cities wine adventure. Wendy Higgins, General Manager at The Lodge talks about the late founder’s dream, their dedicated Sommelier and the exciting future of the hotel.


Episode 1: Bart Fawbush of Bartholomew Winery and Seattle Pour event

Vintner and owner of Bartholomew Winery, Bart Fawbush talks about his journey into winemaking, what he’s learned and his expansion from Seattle to Kennewick. Dave and Sandi describe their experience and standout wines at the Seattle Urban Wineries First Annual POUR event.


Episode 0: Welcome to Decanted

Join Dave and Sandi talk about why they started their wine journey and what they plan to bring to the podcast and website. Also, a relaxing day JM Cellars in Woodinville, WA which was voted “Best Tasting Room” in Washington and they taste their now sold out, 2016 Cinsaut Rosé.