Archive for September, 2005

Poll Finds Wine Place and Origin Important

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A recent poll conducted by the Center for Wine Origins found that: 57% of Americans believe where a wine comes from is one of the single most important issues in choosing a wine.

This underscores the increasing importance Americans are placing on location when it comes to selecting quality wines. “Whether a wine comes from Napa Valley or Champagne, France, Walla Walla, Washington or Oporto, Portugal – location really matters,” said Shannon Hunt, director of the Center for Wine Origins.

GrapeRadio in the News

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GrapeRadio was recently featured in two press events.

The first item quoted Brian Clark in Wired Magazine regarding the recent success of Podcasting and GrapeRadio: Click Here to Read Article

The second item was a Duke University Podcasting Symposium, where our production company Willnick Productions , Michael Geoghegan presented about GrapeRadio: Click Here to Learn More

Wine and Dine with The Zagat Survey

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With dozens of dining choices finding that special restaurant can be difficult. Typically, we rely on the advice of friends and relatives to get their impressions. However, with a resource like The Zagat Survey, you can get input from thousands of dinners. The Zagat Survey is the most trusted source for restaurant reviews.

Today’s guest is Gretchen Kurtz a Senior Food Writers and local Editor of the Zagat Survey. We spend time with Gretchen to discover what makes a great restaurant and more importantly, a great wine restaurant.

Find out more about The Zagat Survey: http://www.zagat.com/

Sponsor: Varietals Wine Merchants: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #47
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Show Idea Winners Selected

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Well there were lots of great ideas for future shows and it was tough to pick only 5 winners. But here they are:

> Non West Coast Wines: J Weippert (The First to Suggest It)
> Wines of South Africa: Bryan Burnett
> Home Wine Making: Ben Mathew
> The History of Wine: Alte
> Wine Making Techniques to Cover Flaws: Laura

To all: Enjoy the Aussie Wine Tasting Kits.

Thanks Again to www.onabout.com wine for sponsoring this contest.

If you would like to view all the entries: Click Here

In the Vineyard with Claude Blankiet

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Jay Selman and Claude Blankiet in the Paradise Hills Vineyard

“Wine is made in the vineyard” our guest tells us. Today we take take a stroll through the vineyard with Claude Blankiet founder of Blankiet Estate.

Backed by high praise from wine critics, Blankiet Estate has become one of California hottest new wineries. The winery has brought in world renown wine maker Helen Turley to oversee the vineyard and wine making operations. They spare no expense, where only the best will do.

More about todays guest and his wine:

> Blankiet Estate: http://www.blankiet.com/

Sponsor: Varietals Wine Merchants: Click Here to Learn More

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The Business of Champagne

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Bruno Paillard is interviewed by GrapeRadio’s Jay Selman (right)

You may view champagne as being all about fun and celebration but it’s also big business. Today we take a behind the scenes look at “The Business of Champagne”.

Our guest is the founder of Bruno Paillard Champagne one of the regions top champagne houses. Bruno is also President of the Communications Committee du Vin de Champagne (a French Champagne trade group).

More about todays guest:

> Bruno Paillard Champagne : www.champagnebrunopaillard.com

Sponsor: Varietals Wine Merchants: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #45
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If you enjoyed this episode check out these other related shows:

Audio #13: Let’s Celebrate Champagne
Audio #170: The Wines of Dom Perignon
Audio #175: Champagne with Veuve Clicquot
Video #31: Champagne Taittinger: A Walk Through the Cellars
Video #32: The Champage of Philipponnat
Audio #200: The Champagne of Krug

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Wine Surpasses Beer in America

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Wine is Now #1 in America

In case you had not heard – Wine is now the King. According to a new Gallup Poll – Wine has surpassed beer as the preferred alcoholic beverage in America.

Of the 63% of Americans surveyed who say they drink alcohol, 39% claim to drink wine most often. only 36% chose beer while 21% preferred distilled spirits.

You can find more details at: www.gallup.com

The Planning of a Wine Trip

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Tours Like This One at Mumm Napa can be a Lot of Fun

The pre-planning of a wine trip can transform an ordinary get away into a memorable experience. There is a lot things to consider: lodging, transportation, wine tours & tasting just to name a few. Just a little preparation help you sit back and enjoy your trip because you know that everything has been arranged in advance.

Join us today to share in our experiences of past trips and things you need to consider so you can make your next trip to wine country the best ever.

Some Great References:

> Napa’s Best Cave Tour: Del Dotto Winery
> Great Sparkling Wine Tour: Schramsberg
> Tours Guides for Spain, Italy and Portugal: CellarTours

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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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