Archive for July, 2005

Press Conference – The Napa Declaration

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The Members Celebrate the Signing of the Declaration.

Your GrapeRadio crew was on location at the Copia Center for Wine and Food in Napa to cover “The Napa Declaration” press conference. This event featured the top wine producing regions of the world coming together to agree on the importance of protecting the identifty of wine place and origin.

Representatives from Champagne, Port, Sherry, Washington, Oregon and of course Napa came together to sign this milestone document.

GrapeRadio will soon post a follow up “roundtable interview” with many of the particiapatants of this historic agreement.

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Show #38
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Media: GrapeRadio in The Financial Times

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GrapeRadio was featured in the July 26th edition of the Financial Times. The story was titled: “Hobbyists Go Online – But will Podcasting Kill the Radio Star”.

It was a great story about GrapeRadio and podcasting.

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The Wines of Bodegas Montecillo

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Maria Martinez-Sierra of Bodegas Montecillo Winery

Today we interview Head Wine Maker Maria Martinez-Sierra who is carrying on the long tradition of making fine wine for Bodegas Montecillo.

Founded in 1874, Bodegas Montecillo has established itself as one of the great wineries of the Rioja region. For more then 130 years Bodegas Montecillo has followed a strict protocol of producing natural full red wines.

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> Bodegas Montecillo: http://www.osborne.es/

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Show #37
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Audio #34: All About Port
Audio #130: Hospice Du Rhone – The Priorat Posse
Audio #198: The Wines of Marques de Murrieta

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Wines from the Bottom of the World – Part2

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Martinborough has Emerged as a Top Wine Region in New Zealand

We are back in Kiwi country to continue our discussion on what makes these wines so special. Our guests are Annette Voss, owner and wine maker at Voss Estates and Peter Richards, Executive Director of Crossing Estates.

We touched on many issues today including the hot topic of screw tops wines.

Find more informaton about todays guests at:

> Annette Voss of Voss Estates: www.vossestate.co.nz
> Peter Richards of Crossing Estates: www.thecrossings.co.nz

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Show #36
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Wines from the Bottom of the World – Part1

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Vines Growing the the Famous New Zealand Marlborough Region

New Zealand’s 15 major wine growing regions cover over 1,000 miles of diverse geography. The varied topography, soil types, and climate conditions all play a major role in the wide range of varietal options the country has to offer.

New Zealand has earned international recognition for producing world-class wines. Whether it be Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling or many other varietals, New Zealand has earned a reputation for producing wines that wine lovers treasure.

Today we interviewed:

> David Strada of New Zealand Wine: www.nzwine.com
> Alan Scott of Alan Scott Wines: www.allanscott.com

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Show #35
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eMail Giveaway Winners Selected

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Winners Selected!

We have randomly selected the 9 winners of the “eMail Giveaway”.

Here are the winners:

> Ryan Podolak – Signed Parker’s Wine Buying Guide, Sixth Ed.
> Joanne Runsvick – 3 Bottle set of 2002 Dolium Wines
> Edward Crowder – 2002 Chimey Rock Cabernet
> David Watersun – Rabbit Ear Style Professional Corkscrew
> Cheryl Cechuala – GrapeRadio Tommy Bahama Shirt
> Charles Belier- GrapeRadio Polo Shirt
> Molly Fisher – 2002 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
> Ted Llyod – Waiter Corkscrew
> Don Brazelton – 2 Boxes of Riedel “O” Wine Tumblers

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New Contest – “Name That Newsletter”

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It’s time to name our new email Newsletter and we need your help. Whomever comes up with the best name will win a Magnum of Sean Thackrey, Rossi Vineyard Red Wine – Orion.

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Contest expires July 31, 2005. Winner to be announced August 15th, 2005

All About Port

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Grape Vines in the Beautiful Douro Valley, Portugal

Something special has happened. The 2003 port vintage has been declared. This rarity only happens a few times a decade and we were fortunate enough to catch up with the worlds top port producers at the official “2003 Vintage Port Declaration Tour”.

Our roundtable interview included:

Rupert Symington, Symington Family Estates
Labels: Graham’s, Dow’s, Smith Woodhouse, Warre’s, Vesuvio
www.symington.com

Adrian Bridge, Fladgate Partnership
Labels: Taylor, Fonseca, Croft, Delaforce
www.kobrandwine.com

Christian Seely, Quinta do Noval
Labels: Noval, Nacional
www.quintadonoval.com

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Show #34
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Audio #37: The Wines of Sierra Bodegas Montecillo
Audio #130: Hospice Du Rhone – The Priorat Posse
Audio #198: The Wines of Marques de Murrieta

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