Exploring the Wine Glass
Wine Trends Post Pandemic

Wine Trends Post Pandemic

September 27, 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 share a glass with a few wine writer friends and we talk about trends that occurring in the wine world. 

This episode was triggered by an article I read by Elin McCoy in Bloomberg News.  This was a fun and exciting conversation that I know you will enjoy. 

Thank you to Susannah Gold, Anatoli Levine, Nicholas Berube, Amber Burke and Michael Kelly for joining me. 

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Suisun Valley

Suisun Valley

September 20, 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 my buddy Nick Berube, aka WineCommGuy. During our conversation, we share a bit of knowledge about an old California AVA, that just doesn’t have the recognition that it’s neighboring AVA, Napa has. YET!  We were privileged to have received samples from 5 of the 12 wineries in the AVA. As you listen, you will learn that Suisun Valley AVA is one that should be on your radar.

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Rioja; Beyond Tempranillo

Rioja; Beyond Tempranillo

September 13, 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 the podcast I am sharing a Master Class I virtually attended on Rioja. The class was hosted by Christian Oggenfuss, CEO of Napa Valley Wine Academy and was presented by MW Kryss Speegle and Dhane Chesson, US Trade Program Director

Thank you to the Napa Valley Wine Academy for hosting this seminar. 

We are all familiar with Tempranillo, from the Rioja region, but in this seminar, we also learned about  Graciano, Garnacha and the white grape variety, Viura.

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Villány on Winephabet Street

Villány on Winephabet Street

September 6, 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 the podcast we return to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is V and it stands for Villány. 

I was so excited to be able to see some familiar faces, even if it was only through the computer. Talking with András Horkay, Andrea Gere and Erhard Heumann brought back wonderful memories of my trip to Villány a couple of years ago for the Franc &  Franc Conference. 

Everyone knows how much of a Cab Franc fiend I am, so when it came to reaching out for a sponsor for the letter “V” I knew where to go, and was beyond thrilled they agreed to share their stories with us. An extra special thank you to Attila Tancsó for arranging everything! 

I know you are going to enjoy this episode as much as I did. The wines are distributed in the United States, so be sure to find them and add them to your collection. I promise you won’t be disappointed! 

These wines are imported by Wines of Hungary in Washington DC. 

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The Other White Grape in the FLX AVA

The Other White Grape in the FLX AVA

August 30, 2021

It’s Monday! Let’s raise a glass to another week! It’s time to unscrew, uncork, or saber a bottle and let’s begin exploring the wine glass!

Today on the podcast I am sharing a recording from a virtual tasting that I attended hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. When we hear Finger Lakes wine, I think the majority of us immediately think of Riesling. And although the Finger Lakes makes quality Riesling, there is another white grape that does exceptionally well there. Chardonnay. In fact, it is the second most widely planted variety in the region. 

The tasting was moderated by Dan Belmont, American Wine Expert and holds a WSET L3 certification.

I was sent three sample Chardonnay’s from 

Ben Riccardi, Winemaker
Osmote Wine Co.

Jeremy Broshiers
Damiani Wine Cellars

Alex Rosanelli, Winemaker
Hounds Tree Wines

Alongside the Chardonnay, I received cheddar cheese from Cabot cheese. A compliment of different cheddar cheeses that will pair perfectly with the three Chardonnays.

Thank you to the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and Cabot Cheese for sponsoring this class and to the wineries, Osmote Wine Co, Damiani Wine Cellars and Hounds Tree Wines for allowing me to participate.  

Listen in as we hear about cool climate Chardonnay and how much the Finger Lakes has to offer. 

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BEST OF! Talking Finger Lakes History with John Wagner

BEST OF! Talking Finger Lakes History with John Wagner

August 23, 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! It has been a whirl wind three weeks and I have not had time to record a new episode. But don’t worry, today’s Best of is seriously an incredible episode! I had the pleasure and luck to sit down with John Wagner of Wagner Vineyards in the Finger Lakes. His family has been involved in the Finger Lakes wine industry for generations. Not only does he know the history of the region, but he knows how to make exceptional wines. Wagner Vineyards was named 2019 New York Wine Classic Winery of the Year, after 4 of his Rieslings received Double Gold! I hope you enjoy this Best of Episode and I’ll be back with a new episode next week. Slainte!

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John Merrick of Mea Wines; Paso Robles

John Merrick of Mea Wines; Paso Robles

August 16, 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 sat down with John Merrick of Mea Wines and enjoyed a glass of his award winning Vermentino. A fellow Paso Robles winemaker, I enjoyed the first in person Allure of the Pour in almost two years! Mea Wines’ tasting room is located in Atascadero, just a short drive from downtown Paso. Have you rated and reviewed Exploring the Wine Glass yet? I know it seems weird, I have no clue why.. But each review makes such a difference in the eye of the all knowing algorithm of iTunes. Please help other winelovers find me! Thank you and enjoy the conversation. Slainte!

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Ugni Blanc on Winephabet Street

Ugni Blanc on Winephabet Street

August 9, 2021

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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 U for Ugni Blanc. 

Ugni Blanc is also known as Trebbiano and an Italian wine grape, one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world. Its high acidity makes it important in Cognac. And I got to sit down with Eric Forget, cellar master and Julien Boiteau, vineyard manager of Hine Cognac.  Thank you to Hine Cognac for sponsoring this episode. 

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Jules Taylor Wines; New Zealand

Jules Taylor Wines; New Zealand

August 2, 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 Jules Taylor of Jules Taylor Wines in New Zealand, just in time for National White Wine Day. The wine holiday may be August 4th, but we celebrated a bit early by opening a bottle of her delicious Pinot Gris. What bottle will you open this Wednesday to celebrate? And while you are clinking a glass of your favorite white wine, please take a moment to rate and review Exploring the Wine Glass to help other wine lovers find me! 

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Tavel on Winephabet Street

Tavel on Winephabet Street

July 26, 2021

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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 T for Tavel. 

As a podcaster, I of course listen to other podcasts, and one of my favorites is Glass in Session by Val Caruso. Quite some time ago, she did an episode on Tavel and her passion for the wine and region was contagious. When it came time for Winephabet Street to discuss Tavel, I immediately asked her if she would join us and share her knowledge and luckily she agreed. 

I would also like to thank CHÂTEAU D’AQUERIA for supplying Debbie and me with delicious samples to sip upon as we learn about this Rosé region. A big thank you to Diana of Kobrand Corporation for arranging the samples.

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