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Winephabet Street: B is for Barbera

Winephabet Street: B is for Barbera

December 9, 2019

Hey everyone! Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass sponsored by Dracaena Wines. Today we return to Winephabet Street  where the letter of the day is B and it stands for Barbera. Barbera is a versatile red grape from Piemonte, Northern Italy.  Since there has been no genetic relationship to any other native Piemontese grape, it is thought that the grape must have been imported into the region sometime in the recent past. 

Barbera use to be known as the “Piemonte People’s Wine” since it was so versatile and was planted in such abundance. So sit back, uncork, unscrew or saber a bottle and enjoy! Slainte!

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Celebrate #CabFrancDay!

Celebrate #CabFrancDay!

December 2, 2019

Today I have  special podcast for you. It’s only me today, and I am talking about my biggest passion! Cabernet Franc. As the founder of #CabFrancDay, I am on a mission to give this phenomenal grape varietal the credit it is due! 

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Wines of Australia

Wines of Australia

November 25, 2019

Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of “The Allure of the Pour.” Today, I am so excited to sit down with Mark Davidson, Education Manager for North America for the Wines of Australia. If I’m in full disclosure, this episode should have been released over a month ago, as I was lucky enough to attend the Far From Ordinary Roadshow in New York City and interviewed Mark on the streets of NYC. However, technology failed me and the recording was not acceptable. Luckily, Mark was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to sit down with me again so that I can share the wines of Australia with you. I am a huge fan, and I think that if you try these premium wines – that are in the $20-$50 range, you will become a fan also.

During the episode, Mark talks about the incredible educational website. It truly is a wealth of information. Be sure to check it out by clicking here.

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Drink Wine, Lower Your Carbon Footprint; Steve Burch

Drink Wine, Lower Your Carbon Footprint; Steve Burch

November 18, 2019

Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass podcast sponsored by Dracaena Wines. Today’s episode is an Allure of the Pour. On these types of episodes, I sit down with one person in the wine industry, share a glass and discuss the how, where, what and why they fell in love with wine. Today on The Allure of the Pour, I sit down with Steve Burch of Acheson Wine in Sacramento.

I was drawn to his story after he was a guest on Wining Hour Chat, a wine chat that takes place every Tuesday at 9pm ET.  His “leave as little carbon footprint as possible” winery is definitely one that I will visit when I am in the area next. Plus there was a little surprise of podcasts from the past converging. You’ll have to listen to find out more!

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Discussing the Dao Region of Portugal

Discussing the Dao Region of Portugal

November 11, 2019

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I was invited to attend a luncheon in New Jersey hosted by the Dao region of Portugal and arranged by Allison Levine, owner of Please The Palate, a boutique agency specializing in marketing and event planning for the wine and spirits industry. In the heart of Portugal lies the Beira region, which is divided into three sections, the Beira Litoral (the coastal section, home to the Bairrada wine region), the Beira Alta (the upper mountainous region, which is where Dão wine comes from) and the Beira Baixa (the lower region). The key to understanding these wines lies in the geography of the region. Dão is surrounded by mountains, and the vineyards themselves are at altitudes ranging from 1200 to almost 3000 ft. The climate, coupled with the granitic soils, creates terrain perfect for making fine, elegant wines with good acid.

Join me as I learn more about the region and the wines of Dao from Eugenio Jardim, the US Ambassador for the Wines of Portugal and please remember to scroll down, and subscribe rate and review the podcast!

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Winephabet Street; A is for Assyrtiko

Winephabet Street; A is for Assyrtiko

November 4, 2019

Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 2! We have wrapped around and are beginning back at the letter A. If you aren’t familiar with this series, we take a new letter of the alphabet each month and focus on a wine related topic, generally a grape variety, and discuss its general characteristics, history, food pairings and leave you with five fast facts. Oh, and of course… we drink some wine. So unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and enjoy learning all about the Greek grape varietal Assyrtiko.

If you are listening and enjoying, then others may also! Please share the love and  take the time to scroll down to rate and review the podcast. The next live episode will be November 18th at 5pm PT. You can sign up at winephabetstreet.com.

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Wacky World of Wine 2

Wacky World of Wine 2

October 28, 2019

Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass podcast sponsored by Dracaena Wines. Today I’m sitting down with my best buddy Nick Berube, aka Wine Comm Guy and we laugh our way through the Wacky World of Wine. We first thank PG&E for shutting down the wine industry by shutting off power, except for a few specific areas. Then Napa Valley vineyard owner going to jail for faking his daughter’s SAT exam, then we travel to Russia, where a man really really needed a bottle of wine and wrap it up with wine made from three penises. Yes- you heard that correctly. And by the way.. This one, you may want your ear buds in. 

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Michael Meagher on Rias Baixas

Michael Meagher on Rias Baixas

October 21, 2019

Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass podcast. On these types of episodes, I sit down with one person in the wine industry, share a glass and discuss the how, where, what and why they fell in love with wine. I have renamed this series The Allure of the Pour, since we all love the sound of the wine as it fills our glass with anticipation. Today, I sit down with Michael Meagher, Master Sommelier. Find out more about Michael on his website sommelier on demand

A few years ago, thanks to the wine education program, Wine Studio, I was introduced to Albarino and the wines of Rias Baixas. In all honesty, it was love at first sip and I have become an advocate for the region, talking about it to anyone who will listen. Earlier this month, I was invited to a Master Class on Rias Baixas hosted by Gregory & Vine. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but thankfully Stefanie Schwalb was able to arrange this one on one for me! She is the best!! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Roger Bissell, Italian Master Somm

Roger Bissell, Italian Master Somm

October 14, 2019

Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass podcast. On this series that I have renamed The Allure of the Pour, I sit down with Roger Bissell.

About one year ago, I was invited to a Master Class on the wines of Macedonia. I was intrigued. I had never had wine from there, and thought it would be an excellent educational experience. I was so happy after the class to find out that I was right. Roger Bissell, the Master Somm who ran the class, was not only informative, but entertaining.

After the class, we chatted a bit, and I truly enjoyed the conversation. When he reached out a few months ago asking about the podcast, I knew it was going to be a great interview. Once again, I was right! After listening to this podcast, if you would like to learn more about the wines of Macedonia, please give listen to episode 77!

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Simon Solis Cohen; Entrepreneur & Consultant for Wine Industry

Simon Solis Cohen; Entrepreneur & Consultant for Wine Industry

October 7, 2019

On this episode of Exploring the Wine Glass, I sit down with Simon Solis Cohen of Tating Merchants, your online resource for small batch wines.  I first met Simon on Instagram. I may have mixed feelings about the platform, but in this case it proved to know what it was doing when they recommended Tasting Merchants.

I clicked the follow button and liked several of the photos, and then there was a DM. We conversed a few times within Instagram and then decided a phone call was in order. I spoke with him as I was walking the very loud streets of NYC and we discussed how I can help promote not only his business, but the wineries he supports.

Shortly after, I received two samples; a Cabernet Franc and a Grenache Blanc; both of which I enjoyed and posted on my social media channels.

Join me today, as I interview Simon and find out more about him, Tasting Merchants, the two wines I sampled as well as other wineries in his portfolio.

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