Archive for March, 2005

Winery Spotlight: Shafer Vineyards

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Brian, Jay, Doug Shafer, President of Shafer Vineyards, and Leigh.

Today we interview Doug Shafer, the President of one of California’s premier wineries: Shafer Vineyards. We discuss Doug ‘s journey and transition from wine maker to President and some of the things that make their vineyards such a consistent producer of quality wines. Click here to learn more about Shafer Vineyards.

Doug and his wife Annette are also highly involved in charitable causes. Doug talks about Festa Primavera which benefits local education. There are going to be some incredible auction items so make sure you check it out.

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Show #15
(32:39min 15 MB)

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Media – GrapeRadio on CNN

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Leigh, Brian, D. Sieberg (CNN) R. Tamez (Hamilton Oaks) & Jay.

GrapeRadio was profiled on CNN this weekend. The segment, called Next@CNN, features up and coming technologies.

The show aired on Saturday & Sunday several times.

Check out the video click here: GrapeRadio on CNN

Trust Your Taste

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Bottle of Insignia, and the beautiful Joseph Phelps Vineyards.

Enjoying wine is a personal thing. Know your likes, dislikes and trust your instincts. On today’s show we discuss experiences, and getting out of the group think mentality so you can speak your mind. The great thing about wine is that everyone has different taste and that’s what makes it so much fun.

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Show #14
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Let’s Celebrate Champagne

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Champagne is popular in many sizes.

Come join us along with guest Joanne Beamon, of the Moet Hennessy Corporation in exploring the effervescent drink that has delighted the world for the past two hundred years. Whether it’s French champagne or sparking wine we learn how bubbly is made and that it’s not just for toasting anymore.

You can find more information on Veuve-Clicquot at: Clicquot Inc.

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Show #13
(25:13 min 12 MB)

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Winemaker Spotlight: Brian Loring – Part 2

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Brian in Full ‘crush’ Effect

Brian Loring continues his story with us discussing the history of Pinot Noir and its rising popularity. Additional hot topics covered include wine closures, corked bottles, soaring prices and much more. Part 2 of 2.

To contact: Loring Wine Company

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Winemaker Spotlight: Brian Loring – Part 1

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Rosella’s Vineyard, one grape source for Loring Wines.

Brian Loring, founder of the Loring Wine Company has rocketed to success as one of California’s top Pinot Noir winemakers. In fact, Wine Spectator Magazine recently profiled Brian as one of “California’s New Generation”. In today’s show he walks us through the story of how he got started. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. To contact: Loring Wine Company

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GrapeRadio is a wine talk show. 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.

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