Archive for October, 2005

Yellow Tail with John Casella – Part 1

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Managing Partner, John Casella Oversees his Production Facilities

Today we sit down with Australia’s John Casella, Managing Partner of Casella Wines, better known for its popular wine brand Yellow Tail. With over 8 million cases ($350 Million US) of wine arriving in the USA this year Yellow Tail has grown to become one of the world’s most popular wines. Join us for this 2 part series and discover how Yellow Tail got to where it is today.

Learn about Casella Wines and [Yellow Tail]: www.casellawines.com

Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #53
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GrapeRadio Giveaway

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GrapeRadio and our friends at Bagged Wine have decided to give away one of their “starter” 5 bottle blind wine kits each week between now and the end of the year.

Bagged Wine’s Blind Tasting Kits consist of high-quality, stain-resistant, numbered velvet bags with cord lock closures for blind wine tasting. All you have to do to be eligible to win is be on the GrapeRadio Newsletter list.

Thanks again to the sponsor of this giveaway: www.baggedwine.com

Building a World Class Restaurant – Napa Rose

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The GrapeRadio Crew and Michael Jordan (Front) of Napa Rose

When The Walt Disney Company realized fine dining was the greatest form of entertainment, it set out on a quest to build a world class restaurant. That vision became a reality in the “Napa Rose”.

The mission of creating this top culinary destination was left up to our guest, Michael Jordan. Through his vision and the hard work of his staff the Napa Rose has become a restaurant second to none. Come take an adventure with GrapeRadio on how it all got started.

For more info on todays guest:

> Learn more: Disneys “Napa Rose” at the Californian Grand Hotel

Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #52
(50:59 min 23 MB)

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Ch St Jean Wine Maker Margo van Staaveren

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Wine Maker Margo van Staaveren of Chateau St Jean

Sonoma has long been producing world class wine and Chateau St Jean has been leading the charge. Their wine Cinq Cepages was chosen as 1998’s wine of the year and followed up a few years later with a 2nd place finish.

Today we interview Margo van Staaveren who has played a pivotal role in every facet of the winemaking process at Chateau St. Jean dating back to 1979.

For more info on todays guest:

> Chateau St. Jean: http://www.chateaustjean.com/

Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #51
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Stephen Tanzer – Part 2

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This is the second of a two part interview with Stephen D. Tanzer. Stephen is the Editor and Publisher of the critically acclaimed bimonthly “International Wine Cellar”, an independent journal founded in 1985.

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International Wine Cellar: www.internationalwinecellar.com

Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #50
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Stephen Tanzer – Part 1

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This is the first of a two part interview with Stephen D. Tanzer. Stephen is the Editor and Publisher of the critically acclaimed bimonthly “International Wine Cellar”, an independent journal founded in 1985. The IWC is read by wine professionals and wine lovers in all 50 states and 33 countries, and was the first American wine periodical to be translated into French and Japanese. Tanzer has also served as Senior Editor and wine columnist for Food & Wine magazine and wrote Food & Wine’s Official Wine Guide in 1998 and 1999.

Tanzer samples well over 10,000 wines annually, spending several months each year tasting and discussing wines with their makers, both in the U.S. and abroad. By covering the world’s most important wine-producing regions in considerable depth and on a regular basis, Tanzer has been able consistently to introduce his readers to emerging superstar producers on five continents. He is currently working on a comprehensive wine buyer’s guide, to be published by Barnes & Noble in October of 2006.

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International Wine Cellar: http://www.internationalwinecellar.com/

Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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Show #49
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Work the Crush

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Attention GrapeRadio Listeners!!! Here is your chance to work “The Crush”. Bevan Cellars is looking for some help. Mother Nature has decided to ripen their Cabernet a little faster then they had expected so they had to move the harvest date up to Tuesday Oct. 11th. Because of the change they lost half of their crush crew (friends who were flying in for the weekend).

So before they hire non wine folks they thought they would see if four to six locals might enjoy getting their hands dirty. It is very hard work, they hand sort every single grape, but it’s always a magical day.

The wages are virtually non existent: A Crush Crew T Shirt, lunch, all the grapes you can eat and all the beer you can drink when completed.

They will start Tuesday morning, Oct. 11th, around 9:00 AM. The winery is in Sebastopol, ten minutes from Santa Rosa and an hour and ten minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

If you would like to join Bevan Cellars please email Rusell Bevans: rbevan@pacbell.net

First Edition of “Over the Barrel” Released

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GrapeRadio is proud to release it first Newsletter: “Over the Barrel”. The newsletter is made up of wine facts, a schedule of upcoming shows, and articles from talented freelance wine writers.

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  • Wine Travels with Eric Anderson – Central Coast

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    Join us today to explore Eric Anderson and Jay Selman’s wine trip to California’s Central Coast. Since the movie “Sideways” this area has become one of the world’s hottest wine regions. Find out about several great new wineries and much more.

    Eric Anderson is well known wine journalist via his popular web site www.grapenutz.comin which he documents his experiences with thousands of tasting notes and photos.

    Links to some of the wineries discussed today:
    – Clos Pepe Vineyards: www.clospepe.com/
    – Shadow Canyon Cellars: www.shadowcanyon.com/
    – Ambullneo Vineyard: www.ambullneowines.com/
    -The Hitching Post Restaurant: www.hitchingpost2.com/

    Sponsor: The Center for Wine Origins: Click Here to Learn More

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    Show #47
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