Exploring the Wine Glass
What’s Wine Without Cheese?

What’s Wine Without Cheese?

June 1, 2020

Today on Allure of the Pour, I am sitting down with Maria from Wine and Cheese Friday to get the scoop on all thing cheese! If you are anything like me, there is no better meal than a nice glass (or two; maybe three) of wine and cheese! That right there is my happy place. Did you know there was a National Cheese Day?! Well, you do now and Maria will fill us in on the deets. Wine and Cheese Calendar

So join me as I learn about the types of cheese, why there’s ash in cheese, whether you eat that rind or not and what the heck Miss Muffet was sitting on her tuffet eating. So unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and enjoy! Now lets get to the CHEESE!

Maria Ferraro Beardsley can be found at WineandCheeseFriday.com and on the socials Twitter: @winecheesefri and Instagram @winecheesefri 

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Virtual Wine Tasting with Dracaena Wines

Virtual Wine Tasting with Dracaena Wines

May 25, 2020

HI everyone! I hope this podcast finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. In today’s world, with tasting rooms closed (hopefully starting to open this week!) people are still looking to wine to comfort them and to pass the hours by.  Many wineries have gone to virtual tastings.

Dracaena Wines, as you may know does not have a tasting room, but these times have greatly affected us also. Normally the weekends of these months would spent at different winery events introducing our wines to new customers. Without these events, it is extremely difficult to reach new customers, so, we too have turned to virtual tastings. 

In today’s episode, listen in to some of what we discuss during a live tasting. Keep in mind that it is only a sample of what we discuss during a virtual tasting. The idea is to wet your whistle, not give you the whole enchilada, so there are segways into different portions of the event.

If this does peak your interest and you would like to schedule your own virtual event with Dracaena Wines, please reach out in an email at contact@dracaenawines.com or use the contact us form on the site. We appreciate your support and we are confident that you will enjoy the event but we know you will love the wine!

Enjoy! 

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Discussing Biodynamic Practices in Paso Robles

Discussing Biodynamic Practices in Paso Robles

May 18, 2020

Today I am sharing a Zoom event that was arranged by the Paso Robles Wine Alliance. They hold the virtual chats on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm Pacific if you would like to join one in the future.

On this episode, Chris Taranto of Paso Robles Wine Alliance discusses biodynamic wine making along with Neil Collins of Tablas Creek and Lone Madrone, Cris Cherry of Villa Creek and Niels Udsen of Castoro Cellars and Bethel Rd Distillery. Listen in to learn from three of the top Biodynamic winemakers.

But before we get into that, I’d like to share a new 5 star review of the podcast from Freckles62. Take a trip with Lori to discover so many great stories about what it takes to make great wine. She’s poured her heart into discovering fascinating stories behind wonderful brands and bottles and helps to bring to life all the hard work that goes into the glass. Enjoy!” Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for taking the time to rate and review! I’d love to be able to read your review too! So while you are listening to this Paso Robles Wine Alliance podcast please swipe to rate and review me also!

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Walking the Vineyards with Francesco Ricasoli

Walking the Vineyards with Francesco Ricasoli

May 11, 2020

Located in the center of Chianti Classico stands an impressive castle that dates back to the middle ages. The Brolio Castle is the home of the oldest winery in Italy and the once home of Baron Ricasoli. The Ricasoli family has played an important role in not just the Chianti wine industry but also to the existence of Italy as a unified country itself.

On today’s episode, join me as we were guided through the vineyards and the winery by Francesco Ricasoli himself. 

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Glera on Winephabet Street

Glera on Winephabet Street

May 4, 2020

Welcome to another episode of Exploring the Wine Glass. Today we return to Winephabet Street. So sweep those clouds away and come where the wine is neat. Come join me on Winephabet Street.

Today’s letter of the day is G and it stands for Glera. Originally known as Prosecco, but as the region became a DOCG in 2009, the name was changed to Glera, the variety term to avoid confusion. Although the true origin of Glera is not proven, it is generally accepted that it originates from Prosecco, which is located near the Italian-Slovenian border.

Today I am drinking Terre de San Venanzio Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Fortunato. In between you raising a glass of Prosecco to your lips, please swipe to rate and review the podcast so that others can find me. Thank you.

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Dina Mande; Director and Producer, Tin City

Dina Mande; Director and Producer, Tin City

April 27, 2020

As we continue to social isolate, there seems to be more and more time for television. I actually finally signed up for Netflix – I may have been the last person on earth who wasn’t watching Tiger King – and now,  I must admit it is freak show that you just can’t turn away from.

When I wasn’t watching the freak show, I scrolled over to Amazon Prime and found a movie titled Tin City. I was introduced to the film late last year through an email from a marketing team, but never had time to watch, so I figured, now was as good a time as any.

For anyone who follows my blog or listens to this podcast, you know that I adore Paso Robles. That’s where we chose to start our winery and where we see ourselves for the rest of our lives, and we have personally seen how Tin City has grown. Not only has it grown, but it has played a major role in the increasing recognition that Paso Robles has seen. Plus, it is just a great place to visit. You will often see us there, especially after a long day of wine sitting and enjoying some Barrel House Brew.

Enjoy listening as I interview Dina Mande, director and producer of the film, Tin City. - "A documentary featuring rebellious creative winemakers, brewers and distillers working at the razor's edge of their craft. "

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Exploring Rias Baixas Albarino

Exploring Rias Baixas Albarino

April 20, 2020

I hope that my podcasts are helping you through the long days of social distancing. As we begin another week, I wish safety and health to all of you.

Today’s podcast is another virtual tasting trip.  This one took me to, although I have never been, one of my favorite places on earth. I can close my eyes and take a sip of wine from this region and I can see myself walking on a stunning sand beach. I imagine myself in the center of the most beautifully green land that I have ever seen. There are women diving for crustaceans and of course there is wine.

Although the region does produce some lovely red wines, they are known for their whites. Their reputation for salinity and acidity in their wines, makes winelovers crave them. And today a group of wine lovers got together over Zoom, and enjoyed a glass of Albarino together while learning about the magnificent wine region known as Rias Baixas. 

Thank you to Gregory and Vine for arranging this happy hour and thanks to the wonderful wine educators , Rick Fisher  and Kat Thomas for leading the journey.

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What the Heck is a Unicorn Wine?

What the Heck is a Unicorn Wine?

April 13, 2020

Hi everyone! Welcome to Exploring the Wine Glass. On today’s episode, I am sitting down with some wine friends to bring you another installment of Wine Writer’s Wrap Up.  With all that is going on in the world, I needed a happy break. I wanted a little reprieve from all the bad and just wanted to have a conversation about something we all love.. wine!

I had one rule for the discussion and that was THERE COULD BE NO MENTION OF COVID-19 OR SOCIAL DISTANCING. So I hope you enjoy this one hour reprieve from all the insanity, as we discuss the concept of a unicorn wine. Interestingly enough, I thought this was a common term, but as I learned, it is not as wide spread a concept as I had originally thought. Have you heard of a unicorn wine? Do you have a unicorn wine? What would you do if you finally acquired your unicorn wine? These are some of the questions we ponder during the chat.

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Virtual Tasting  of LAN Culmen

Virtual Tasting of LAN Culmen

April 6, 2020

As we go into I have no idea what day of self quarantine we are in, I hope this podcast finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I keep hearing the term “new normal” and I refuse to accept that term. It is not the new normal- it is the new temporary and if we all do what is being asked and stay socially distant, this too will pass.

I have said over and over that the wine world is an incredible place and I am so honored to be part of it. That has become even more apparent during this time. Many of us would be typically heading to the big cities at least once a week during March and April to attend wine events and these have all, for obvious reasons, been cancelled. But, we don’t just go for the wine.. alright, the wine is a huge perk, but I have created in real life friendships with so many people, and seeing them at these events is really what makes them special. 

Luckily, we are also determined people. Hell hath no fury like a wine lover without wine! Many wineries have sensed that we need an outlet and have graciously turned to Zoom to have virtual tasting events, so we can not only taste their wines, but see our friends faces again.  In the coming weeks, I will be sharing some of these events with you. I hope you not only enjoy learning about the wines but also the comradery that this amazing group of people have.

On today's episode, I am enjoying a glass of LAN Culmen, thanks to the wonderful people of Gregory and Vine for arranging the get together. 

Stay Safe. Slainte

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Fume Blanc on Winephabet Street

Fume Blanc on Winephabet Street

March 30, 2020

Welcome to another episode of Exploring the Wine Glass brought to you by Dracaena Wines.  Today, we are returning to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is F and it stands for Fume Blanc. 

Have you had a fume blanc before? Even if you said no, I’m guessing you actually have. I’m going to give a little spoiler alert for the podcast right now, but Fume Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc and I am pretty sure almost every wine lover out there has had Sauvignon Blanc at some time in their lives. 

Join Debbie and me today as we discuss the history of Fume Blanc – where that name came from and why its not called Sauvignon Blanc, the general characteristics including a little pyrazine study and some food pairings to go along with your glass of Fume Blanc. 

So unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and enjoy listening to this episode Winephabet Street. And please help me out by rating and reviewing the podcast.

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