Exploring the Wine Glass
A Wine Love Story

A Wine Love Story

November 30, 2020

With Cab Franc Day nearly upon us, I thought I would continue with another Best of Podcast. The original episode which dropped in April of 2018 has over 600 downloads. I think it is a fan favorite. It was called "In the Wind of Pleasure."

Today, I am going to read you a story. A story like no other wine story you have ever heard before. It is a story of romance, ok, maybe not romance, more like lust and seduction. The story of an innocent girl, Sauvignon Blanc who falls for troubled man, Cabernet Franc, and endures his wildness and anti-social behavior. But ultimately they come together to create one of the most well known children in the world (Cabernet Sauvignon)  I hope you enjoy this tale, and maybe you should listen to this one using earbuds! 

 

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In Preparation for Cab Franc Day!

In Preparation for Cab Franc Day!

November 23, 2020

Today I’m bringing you a “Best Of” episode.  In just over a week, it will be #CabFrancDay, so I thought it was a good idea to revisit my episode California Cab Franc; No Longer in the Shadow of its Progeny. I hope that you have a nice bottle of Cab Franc already in your home, but if not, there is still time to grab a bottle. Turn to your favorite or maybe try a new one! Dracaena Wines IS the reason there is a Cab Franc Day, so maybe now is the perfect time to place that order with them! Then, on December 4th, at 5pm PT, join me on Twitter for the annual #CabFrancDay twitter chat. Just follow hashtag CabFrancDay.

 

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Monastrell on Winephabet Street

Monastrell on Winephabet Street

November 16, 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 on Winephabet Street the letter of the day is M and it stands for Monastrell. The thick black skinned grape Monastrell, is the native Spanish name for what is known as Mataro in Australia and Mourvedre here in America. Our special guest is Nicholas Hammeken founder and CEO of   Hammeken Cellars which was founded in 1996. They create wines that gather the best of the Spanish local grapes and traditions, with the winemaking style and techniques of the "New World". 

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Doug Frost Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Vineyard Developer

Doug Frost Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Vineyard Developer

November 9, 2020

There is a saying that to be a jack of all trades is to be a master of none. Well, my guest today is living proof that that is NOT the case. Doug Frost is a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. As if being a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier is not enough, Doug has written three wine books, hosted an Emmy award short series titled “FermentNation, and is the co-creator of a spirits and cocktail education organization. Now you would think that would be more than enough for us to talk about on Allure of the Pour, but that wasn’t even the main focus. Doug is now a partner in Echolands Winery in Walla Walla and just completed planting one vineyard and is in the process of designing a second planting. So join me as I talk to Doug about all the dirty details of planning and planting a vineyard.

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Enrique Tirado of Don Melchor

Enrique Tirado of Don Melchor

November 2, 2020

Thanks for listening in. Today I have a very special guest, Enrique Tirado, winemaker for Don Melchor. Now although I would have much rather had this interview on site in Chile, we had to rely on technology to get us through this one. Enrique has been with Concho y Toro since 1993, but moved his focus to the Don Melchor brand in 1995, taking complete reign of this now, most award-winning wine on the global scale, that is a single wine, Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon. We sat down and discussed what it is like to be in charge of a winery that has celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary with it’s 2017 vintage and I have to honor of virtually clinking with Enrique while sipping his incredible wine. 

Thank you to Amanda at Gregory & Vine for arranging the interview. 

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Professional Drinking with Jim Schleckser

Professional Drinking with Jim Schleckser

October 26, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s start exploring the Wine Glass!

In today’s episode I sit down with Jim Schleckser, author of Professional Drinking. When you read a bio that includes soccer player, climbed Kilimanjaro and enjoys wine.. you know it is going to be an interesting interview. Jim went from writing books about being a productive CEO, to obtaining his Sommelier certification.  So it is only logical to combine to two! Listen in as Jim provides his tips on how to become a professional drinker.

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Inequality in the Wine World

Inequality in the Wine World

October 19, 2020

Today, I sit down with Pam Riley of Food and Wine Chronicles and discuss the inequities in the wine world. Black Lives Matter is a strong movement and an important one. It is sad to know that people are treated differently just because of the color of their skin. If you listen to this podcast or read my blog, you know how I am a scientist at heart (and by training) . Bill Nye the Science Guy is a hero of mine. If he explained the science behind skin color in less than 2 minutes on Tik Tock, it’s really not very difficult to comprehend. The color of the skin may be different, but we are all a single species. Remember the adage, don’t judge a book by its cover? That is all you are doing if you treat another human differently because of an external feature. Let’s get over it and let’s raise a glass to a day that a wine lover is a wine lover no matter the color of their skin.

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Lugana DOC on Winephabet Street

Lugana DOC on Winephabet Street

October 12, 2020

On today’s episode of Exploring the Wine Glass, we head to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is L and is stands for Lugana! A small DOC in Italy based on Lake Garda. There are about 200 producers in the entire DOC, and they focus on one grape! The white grape Turbiana.  We had the pleasure of having the brand ambassador for Lugana DOC as our guest host. Susannah Gold of Vigneto Communications shares her in depth knowledge of the DOC with us.

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There’s Something About Sherry

There’s Something About Sherry

October 5, 2020

It time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s start exploring the wine glass! On today’s episode, I am diving into the world of Sherry with Certified  Sherry Wine Specialist Lucas Paya. Join me as I learn about the fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of  Jerez in Andalusia, Spain. During the conversation, we discuss how Sherry is made primarily from the Palomino grape, is produced in a variety of styles, ranging from light versions like the Fino  to darker and heavier oxidized versions such as the Pedro Ximenz as well as everything in between like the Oloroso. Thank you to Charolotte at IT Public Relations for organizing the interview and House of Lustau for providing the samples.

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Who Loves Spanish Wine?!

Who Loves Spanish Wine?!

September 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 bringing you another episode of Raid (Y)our cellar brought to you by the Benchmark Wine Group. Join in as we learn more about Spanish wine, led by Master Sommelier Chris Blanchard.

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