Archive for August, 2005

All About Oak – The Business of Barrels

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News Barrels Awaiting Shipment

Not all wine barrels are the same. There are lots of choices – The source of the wood, toast levels and cooperage techniques are just a few. Wine makers must even decided which style of barrel would best match each varietal. The impact of these decision can greatly impact the the final product.

Todays guest Gary Crowe, President of Northwest Cooperage talks about the business of barrels and how important the proper selection of barrels can be to the output of fine wine.

Get more info about todays guest: Northwest Cooperage @ www.frenchoakbarrels.com

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The Business of Wine

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Ron & Marjorie Loutherback, Wine Club Co-Owners and Greg Koslosky, Store Manager

Running a world class wine merchant is a lot of fun but it is also a lot of hard work. We are joined today by Ron Loutherback the Owner of “The Wine Club” – one of the worlds leading wine merchants. Come with us for a behind the scences look at the business of wine.

Get more info about “The Wine Club” at: http://www.thewineclub.com/

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“Name That Newsletter” – Winner Selected

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We have chosen the name for our Newsletter: “Over the Barrel”

With well over 100 submissions it was a very difficult task to pick a winner. There were dozens of great suggestions.

We selected “Over the Barrel” because we felt it best represented the qualities of the hosts and the direction of the newsletter: Fun, Informative, and Personal – Just like a one on one conversation you might have “over the barrel” with a wine maker.

Congratulations to winner Cheryl Cechvala of San Francisco, CA. Enjoy the Magnum of Sean Thackrey, Rossi Vineyard Red Wine – Orion – you earned it.

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The Napa Declaration – A Rountable Discussion

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GrapeRadio and the Group Discuss the Meaning of Place and Origin

We are back at the Copia Center for extended coverage of the “The Napa Declaration” event. Today we have two detailed discussions with groups from the worlds top wine producing regions covering the importance of protecting the identifty of wines place and origin.

Our roundtable interviews include representatives from Napa, Champagne, Port, and Oregon.

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Show #41
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Australian Wine Tasting Kit Giveaway

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Win One of these Great Australian Wine Tasting Kits.

Do you have an idea for a topic that you think GrapeRadio should cover? Maybe you would like us to interview a particular wine personality? Perhaps you wanted us to discuss a specific aspect of winemaking? Is there a wine producing area that we need to explore? Get those creative juices flowing and post your suggestions.

The people at www.onabout.com have graciously donated 5 of their really cool wine tasting kits. We will pick the best 5 ideas and try to make it happen. Winners will receive there very own onabout kit.

Contest Expires August 31st, 2005. Winners will be announced Sept 23rd 2005. Click here to place your entry: Contest Sign Up Form

Wine Storage with India Hynes CEO of Vinotemp

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Wine Lockers Under Construction

We all hear a great deal about the proper storage of wine. How important is it? Light, Heat, Humidity, and Vibration – Does it all really matter?

Today we are joined by India Hynes, CEO Vinotemp, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of wine storage equipment to explore the do’s and don’ts of proper wine storage.

Find more informaton about todays show at:

> VinoTemp Wine Cellars: http://www.vinotemp.com/

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The Frozen Grape – Wines of Inniskillin

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Inniskillin at Harvest. Co-Founders Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser.

Night picking in the Canadian winter, crushing frozen grapes for a few drops of sweet juice, attack of the local Starling population. Come learn about this and much more as we explore the amazing process of making Ice Wine.

Today we interview Inniskillin Co-Founder, Donald Ziraldo. Inniskillin is one of Canada’s premier wine estates and one of the worlds top producers of sweet wines.

Find more informaton about todays show at:

> Inniskillin Ice Wines: http://www.Inniskillin.com/

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