Ep. #15 David Rudnick of Somme des Parties Wines
In the 15th episode of Winejets I interviewed my buddy David Rudnick at his wooden kitchen table while a small wood-lit fire crackled in the distance. Our conversation ranged from David's wine experiences around the world to Vegemite taco rolls. It's a fun and insightful listen. I think you'll enjoy it! Quick highlights from this episode: Sommes des PartiesWhat we drank: Rotie Cellars VDP The intro/ outro music in this podcast is by a Seattle Synth/ Pop band called...
Winery Life - Stories from the Cellar
In this first of its kind episode on the Winejets podcast I did a double whammy and interviewed two people for one show. I've worked in a couple different wineries around the world and my experiences have been very unique, to say the least, so I wanted to explore other's experiences as well and hear about winery life from their perspectives. My first guest is Mckenna Giardine. She is the Assistant Winemaker at Andrew Murray Vineyards in Los Olivos, CA. I met McKenna in 2014 while...
#13: Seth Kitzke
For episode #13 I sat down with my friend Seth Kitzke. Seth makes the wines for Kitzke Cellars and Upsidedown Wine. If you aren't familiar with these wines you should go check them out. All of his wines are legit and on top of that a portion of the profits from Upsidedown are given back to a couple of their non-profit partners. I love feeling good about drinking! Find out more here. In this episode we tasted a couple delicious Upsidedown wines (listed below). We also talked about...
#12: Cellar Life with Tyler Williams
Tyler and I heading to the horse races in Blenheim, NZ What we drank... This is a shot of the coffee table just before we started recording. We tried the 2015 Butter Chardonnay from California and a 2012 Carmenere from Kiona Vineyards in Washington State.
#11: Psychology and Wine with Dr. Owen Bargreen
In this episode I interviewed Dr. Owen Bargreen. Owen is a Clinical Psychologist at Bargreen Psychology by day and wine writer by night. Quite the pairing right?! Owen is the Founder and Executive Editor of Washington Wine Blog as well as the Senior Editor for the International Wine Report. He has been writing about wine for over 10 years. Owen grew up immersed in the restaurant industry and is now a Certified Level 2 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Some highlights from...
#10: Marisa Sergi - Winemaker at Red Head Wine
Marisa is the Founder and Winemaker at Red Head Wine. She's from the small town of Loweville, Ohio and she graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. In this episode we discuss how business ideas and great things can actually come from mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed. We also talk about what it's like for a small business to make a pitch to Walmart and how Marisa prepares for high-stress situations. She took me through this whole process...
#9: The Wine Sex Club, 99 Point Wine and More - Big John Caudill
Big John is a big dude with a big personality and a he loves his food and wines. I had a fun time drinking Proletariat keg wine and talking with him about his career before he got into the wine business as well as what he's up to now working at Sheridan Vineyard. Before John got into the wine game he was a shoe salesman at Nordstrom in the men's shoe department selling upwards of $2.2 million in shoes a year! His extra large feet were featured in the TV show Northern Exposure because they...
Ep. #8 Kyle Welch
Listen on iTunes Overcast Stitcher Learn more about Kyle and Longship Cellars WebFacebookInstagramTwitterWines we drank 2014 "Ginger Man" Syrah2014 "Wise Man" Cabernet Sauvignon2014 "Invader" Tempranillo2014 "Quinn" Red BlendCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE "QUINN" RED BLEND STORY
Ep. #7 Roger Gamache
listen on itunes Listen On Overcast Highlights Mentioned in this episode Dr. Walter CloreChas NagelGeorge CarterGamache VineyardWSU Prosser Expirement StationRed Mountain AVACharlie HoppesWhat we were drinking 2012 Gamache Vintners Merlot2012 Gamache Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon