Exploring the Wine Glass
Weird But True Wine Laws

Weird But True Wine Laws

March 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 for drunk driving, you have to pay the fine, BUT you are no longer eligible for vanity plates! Oh the horror! We had a few laughs on this one and I hope you do too!  

 

Riddle: What is brown, has a head and a tail, but no legs? Scroll down for the answer. 

Joining me is:

Debbie Gioquindo- HV WineGoddess

Maria Ferrora Beardsley - Wine Cheese Friday

Linda Whipple - My Full Wine Glass

Michael Kelly - California Wines and Wineries

Anatoli Levine - Talk-a-Vino

 

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The Ins and Outs of Starting a Wine Collection

The Ins and Outs of Starting a Wine Collection

February 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 well and provide the best bang for your buck if you add them to your collection. David also shares his knowledge of the best conditions to store wine to allow them to age properly and how all wines worthy of collecting do not need to be hundreds of dollars.   

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Master Class, Franciacorta

Master Class, Franciacorta

February 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, but the wine and the style of production. Franciacorta, like Champagne, makes their sparkling wines using the traditional French méthode champenoise, or “Classic Method,” with the second fermentation in the bottle. 

Join me as we dive into the very special region that produces exceptional sparkling wines led by Peter Marks Master of Wine and Giammario Villa Master Taster.

Want to read about Franciacorta: click here for an article I published.  And please listen to my previous podcast episode Craving Bubbles? Pour Franciacorta

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Dave McGee; Monochrome Wines

Dave McGee; Monochrome Wines

February 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 his methodical and experimental approach to producing incredible white wines.  

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Orange Wine on Winephabet Street

Orange Wine on Winephabet Street

February 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, please take a moment to scroll down on your phone, to subscribe rate and review and tell all your wine loving friends about Exploring the Wine Glass Podcast.  

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Paso Robles Winery Giving Back - Hayseed and Housdon

Paso Robles Winery Giving Back - Hayseed and Housdon

January 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!  

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Today I am socially distancing in a unique tasting room in Paso Robles. I am sharing a glass with Todd Ross, owner of Hayseed and Housdon.  HIs winery is a true garagiste, in fact his tasting room is in a renovated garage! In addition to making small lot, high quality wine, Hayseed and Housdon is equally committed to giving back to the local community. So sit back and enjoy and then head to hayseedandhousdon.com to check out their amazing wines.  

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Booting 2020 Out the Door with Wine

Booting 2020 Out the Door with Wine

January 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 give our top wine of 2020, what wines we drank to ring in the new year, and what weird traditions we celebrate to boot the old year out. Because, quite honestly, there hasn’t been a year, we all are happier to see gone than 2020.  

I was joined by :

Debbie Gioquindo - Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

Michael Kelly - California Wines and Wineries

Nick Berube - Wine Comm Guy

Susannah Gold - Vigneto Communications

Robin Bell Renken - Crushed Grape Chronicles 

Maria Ferraro Beardsley - Wine Cheese Friday

 

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ANSWER: Because laughter is the best medicine! 

 

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Katy Wilson of  LaRue Wines

Katy Wilson of LaRue Wines

January 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 you’re listening, please take a moment to swipe subscribe rate and review!

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Val d’Oca Prosecco

Val d’Oca Prosecco

January 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 revive the economy after it was devastated by WWII. The zoom meeting was hosted by Susannah Gold of Vigneto Communications. We spoke with Lorenzo Rispoli, Export Manager of Val D'Oca, learned how to make prosecco cocktails with Amy Zavatto, Author/Journalist, Prosecco Made Me Do It: 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktail and drooled over Silvia Baldini, Chef, Owner Strawberry and Sage risotto! There is a lot happening in this episode, so I hope you enjoy!

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Bordeaux Terroir; Soil Makes the Difference

Bordeaux Terroir; Soil Makes the Difference

December 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 produced.

Bordeaux is a very regulated wine region and I am a believer that you can taste their soils in the glass. Whether you are in the Left or the Right Bank, within the AOCs there are differences that present themselves in the glass. Join me as I learn more about the soils of Bordeaux in this seminar presented by Benchmark Wine.

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