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Who says a punk can't grow up to love wine? Follow the adventures of Alan Baker as he learns the ropes of grape-growing and winemaking, converses with trailblazing winemakers, and figures out what it takes to make it in the sometimes odd (but always interesting) world of wine.

Who says a punk can't grow up to love wine? Follow the adventures of Alan Baker as he learns the ropes of grape-growing and winemaking, converses with trailblazing winemakers, and figures out what it takes to make it in the sometimes odd (but always interesting) world of wine.
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Washington, DC

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Who says a punk can't grow up to love wine? Follow the adventures of Alan Baker as he learns the ropes of grape-growing and winemaking, converses with trailblazing winemakers, and figures out what it takes to make it in the sometimes odd (but always interesting) world of wine.

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English


Episodes

Ratcast #60, Mass Customization For Gentleman Farmers

11/17/2006
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The Rat catches up with Michael Evens. CEO of Vines of Mendoza, a company that will do everything from direct ship wines from Argentina, to plant and manage a vineyard for you in Mendoza

Duration:00:23:26

Ratcast #59, Pinot 2.0 Art or Science

11/15/2006
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Is winemaking an art, or is it a science? I take a trip to the lab at Crushpad to figure out what we need to know about the Pinot 2.0 must as it begins fermentation.

Duration:00:08:30

Ratcast #58, Pinot 2.0 Crush and Cold Soak

11/9/2006
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The Rat Pack get the grapes back to San Francisco and then help crush and manage the must as we extract color during the cold soak

Duration:00:09:27

Ratcast #57, Pinot 2.0 Harvest Day

10/22/2006
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It's Harvest Day for the Pinot Noir that will go into the Pinot 2.0 project's wine

Duration:00:10:58

Ratcast #56, Winemaker David Dain

10/18/2006
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The Cellar Rat catches up with David Dain, of Dain wines, to figure out how he's launching California wines from Missouri.

Duration:00:09:24

Ratcast #55, 2006 Anderson Valley/Mendocino Season Overview

9/30/2006
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I discuss the growing season in Mendocino, and specifically Anderson Valley, with Casey Hartlip, the vineyard manager and winemaker for Eagle Point Ranch.

Duration:00:20:06

Ratcast #54, Making a Wine Plan

9/23/2006
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The Rat takes off into Northern California to seek expert assistance on how to create a winemaking plan for the Pinot 2.0 project.

Duration:00:15:31

Ratcast #53, The Road to Wineville

9/15/2006
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Looking back, and forward, at the life of a rat. Let's just call it a Ratrospective. Ratrospectacle?

Duration:00:21:29

Ratcast #52, 2006 California Wine Grape Harvest Begins!

9/1/2006
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The 2006 wine grape harvest has begun in California! The Rat gets the lowdown from all over the state on how things are looking as the grapes start coming into the winery.

Duration:00:18:52

Ratcast #51, We're a Happy Family Winemakers

8/25/2006
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Hangin' at the Family Winemakers tasting with Gary and Jeff Pisoni

Duration:00:16:10