To create an environment where people who love wine can share their experiences, knowledge and passion on all aspects related to the noble grape.
What is GrapeRadio?
GrapeRadio is a James Beard Award-Winning Audio and Video Program discussing wine related topics that is broadcast over the Internet. One or two shows (wine podcast, wine radio, wine video podcast, wine blog) are produced on a weekly basis. These shows consist of the hosts sharing their opinions and experiences with the audience. Show topics cover issues such as the enjoyment of wine, wine news and industry trends – the hallmark of the show is interviews with world class guest (winemakers, vineyards owners, wine retail / wholesale leaders, restaurateurs and sommeliers). The scope of the show is international so expect to hear many guests from around the world.
GrapeRadio was selected by the 2006 Portable Media Expo as the “Top Podcast of 2006″. In 2008 GrapeRadio won both the “American Wine Blog Award” as the internet’s top wine video source and later in the year received the James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in journalism. The site is also a top-rated wine blog with thousands of daily visitors.
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Meet Your GrapeRadio Crew
Brian Clark – Co-Host
A business owner and entrepreneur, Brian discovered his passion for wine on a trip to Napa in 1995. Over the last ten years his enthusiasm for wine has only increased. His preference for wine includes mostly red wines from California (Napa and Paso Robles areas), Australia, Spain and France.
Brian also spends a great deal of time volunteering in his local community. When called upon he serves the Orange County Sheriffs Search and Rescue Team. Additionally, Brian Co-Founded the charity Share Our Wine Foundation to raise money for abuse and neglected children and also serves as an Executive Board Member for the Child Guidance Center.
Eric Anderson – Co-Host, Editor
A consumer, hobbyist, and collector, Eric has followed wine since the early ’80s, just in time to cut his teeth on the 1982 vintage from Bordeaux. Over the next several years, he crammed in as many seminars, tastings, and winery visits as possible, all in an effort to learn more about this all-consuming hobby. A native Southern Californian, Eric is the editor and publisher of Grape-Nutz.com, a popular website devoted to wine travels and wine reviews, and is also a frequent contributor to several on-line wine forums. Eric is fortunate be able to taste hundreds of wines per year while visiting various wineries, vineyards and wine events.
Paul Lin – Correspondent
After spending several years in academia, reading and talking about literature and culture at UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount University, today Paul applies a similar passion (not to mention geekiness) to his love for wine. Like a good book, he believes that wine can not only be enjoyed sensually but can also provide an intellectual window into a culture and its way of life. When he is not reading, learning, collecting, and, of course, drinking wine, he works as a college consultant and tutor. Some of his favorite wines include Champagne, Pinot Noir, and Barolo. He has also lately been exploring craft cocktails.
Marlene Rossman – Co-Host
Marlene Rossman, President of the wine consulting firm, Manhattan Wine Seminars LLC, has recently relocated to California from New York. She is the Sommelier at Laguna Culinary Arts, Laguna Beach. Marlene formerly taught wine education to culinary students at New York’s French Culinary Institute. She is currently an instructor in the Wine Certificate Program at the University of California at Irvine. Marlene is the creator of the UC Irvine Corporate Wine Studies program which provides custom wine education programs to corporations. She is also the Editor-in-Chief and wine columnist for Wine Country International magazine. In her previous life, she was a Wall Street consultant and author of marketing books.
Leigh Older – Co-Host
Leigh enjoys all aspects of wine and pursues food and travel through the “lens” of wine. His wine cellar has grown faster than can be consumed, so in the interest of being family friendly, he has agreed to tone things down a bit and only pursue “really really good stuff”. His ultimate wine experience is pairing a great bottle of wine with a huge ribeye smothered in blue cheese. The wine he favors most is Zinfandel. Leigh additionally enjoys Cabs, Syrahs, Pinot, blends, and Rhone whites. Leigh owns a Technology services company, is a SoCal native, now living in Phoenix.
William (Rusty) Gaffney, MD – Correspondent
Rusty is the editor of the PinotFile – http://www.princeofpinot.com/ – a weekly online newsletter exclusively devoted to Pinot Noir. It is one of the most popular online wine related newsletters available today with over 10,000 subscribers world wide. Rusty, tastes Pinot Noir daily, reads about Pinot Noir constantly, and visits the wine regions of California and Oregon (and occasionally elsewhere) frequently. He also attends all of the major Pinot Noir festivals that have blossomed over the past several years. His passion for Pinot Noir is unwavering and his devotion to the finicky grape is second only to his wife and children (most of the time).
Frank Murray – Co-Host
Frank found his love for wine 25 years ago, working a first college job inside of a local OC liquor store. While not stocking beer or selling cigs or subs, he enjoyed seeing the wine reps come in and taste the owner on new wines. Since that time, while other drank Corona or Bartles and Jaymes, he was drinking Sanford pinots. Finally, discovering there were others as passionate about wine, the Parker Bulletin Board fell into his lap. Then meeting Jay Selman, a new venue for linking into his passion was discovered. Aside from wine, Frank is married to his wife Jill of 7 years, has a son and daughter. He’s also managed to collect a Master’s and PsyD along the way and worked as an HR Manager for large company in Los Angeles.
Mark Ryan – Video Producer
An independent producer and cinematographer based in Los Angeles, Mark works on everything from feature films to documentaries. Some of his clients include the BBC, MTV, and the Discovery Channel. Examples of his work can be seen at his production company’s website, Flow Films. Mark is also an avid oenophile and a certified professional sommelier from the Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS). In the spirit of “the more you learn, the less you know”, Mark is currently studying for his Diploma of Wine & Spirits with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). He enjoys drinking and collecting the wines of Burgundy, Champagne, California, and Oregon.
Ted M. Burns, MD – Correspondent
Ted is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Virginia. Originally from Kansas City, Ted is a graduate of Kansas University and Kansas University Medical School. He completed his Neurology residency at the University of Virginia before spending just over a year at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and two years at Lahey Clinic near Boston, Massachusetts. He, his wife Bonnie and his 3 children have lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, for 5 years. He is editor of the podcast for Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He is also editor of a podcast for the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Ted developed both the Neurology podcast and the AANEM podcast in order to help physicians stay up-to-date on the neurology and neuromuscular literature. Ted has been an avid wine drinker since the mid 1990′s.
Jay Selman – Producer
Jay was born in Detroit, but has been living in California since 1989. Jay is the CEO of a multi-million dollar company that he started in 1993. He started his wine journey in 1973 and feels there is “still plenty yet to learn and explore”. Jay, a self-pronounced “wine geek,” has a cellar containing about 900 bottles. Over 90% are reds. The other 10% include d’Yquem, Ports and Rieslings. With respect to the reds, Jay focuses on Rhone varietals, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet. He frequently hosts wines tastings in the area. Besides wine, Jay’s other passions include target shooting, sports and photography.
Michael W. Geoghegan – GrapeRadio Creator
Michael has been involved in podcasting since its inception, marked by his first podcast Reel Reviews Radio – Films Worth Watching. With the success of Reel Reviews Radio and building on Michael’s enthusiasm for podcasting, he has begun to produce new and innovative podcasts (including the Disney Podcast) targeted primarily at the technology and lifestyle markets.
Michael is the founder of Gigavox and has also authored the podcast “How to” book: Podcast Solutions .
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Sample Wine Policy
GrapeRadio does not solicit samples of wine related products. Should a vendor decide to send samples, GrapeRadio’s acceptance of such samples does not imply an evaluation will be conducted. In addition, should GrapeRadio decide to evaluate a sample, vendors are advised that GrapeRadio does not warrant such reviews will be made public, nor that such reviews will be positive.
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