Archive for January, 2006

The Piedmont Report with Antonio Galloni-Part 1

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The Vineyards of Barolo

This is the first of a two part interview with Antonio Galloni. Antonio is the Editor and Publisher of Piedmont Report, the first independent newsletter focused on the wines of Piedmont. The Piedmont Report is read by over 3,000 people in 25 countries, and is widely recognized as one of the top sources in the world for in-depth coverage of the region.

Antonio spends a significant portion of each year traveling in Italy, visiting producers, and tasting an ever-increasing number of wines. By focusing on one region, Antonio is able to provide a level of insight on the wines of Piedmont that has never before been available to consumers.

Today we cover the difference between the wines of the regions: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto.

For more info on today’s guest: www.piedmontreport.com

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The Pinot Showdown – Part 4

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Brian and Joe in the Aftermath of the Showdown

Brian and Joe battle it out to the end in this final installment of the Pinot Showdown. Topics include: Farming practices, ripeness levels (Brix), adjustments and the associated “risks” with those choices.

Find out more about the contributors to today’s show:

– Brian Loring: Loring Wine Company
– Joe Davis: Arcadian Winery

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The Pinot Showdown – Part 3

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Joe Davis Joins the Mix

Joe has entered the building. Joe arrives up just in time to answer some tough questions about Pinot Noir from his fellow wine makers.

Find out more about the contributors to today’s show:

– Brian Loring: Loring Wine Company
– Adam Lee: Siduri Wines
– James Laube: Wine Spectator
– Joe Davis: Arcadian Winery

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Show #69
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The Pinot Showdown – Part 2

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The Roundtable in Action

Today we continue our discussion with Brian Loring (Loring Wine Company) and Adam Lee (Siduri Wines) as they answer some of the criticisms of California’s (Pinot Noir) new style of wine making.

Since critics play such an important role in shaping consumers opinions we asked James Laube (Wine Spectator) about the state of Pinot Noir and discuss his approach to evaluating and scoring wine.

This is part two of a four part series.

Find out more about the contributors to today’s show:

– Brian Loring: Loring Wine Company
– Adam Lee: Siduri Wines
– James Laube: Wine Spectator
– Joe Davis: Arcadian Winery

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The Pinot Showdown – Part 1

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Brian Loring Responds to the Joe Davis Accusations

This show is a follow up to our previous interview: “Joe Davis, Founder of Arcadian Winery” where some accusations were made that caused a great deal of controversy in the wine community. We thought it would be best to have all parties concerned come in and voice their opinion.

This is part one of a four part series.

Find out more about the contributors to today’s show:

– Brian Loring: Loring Wine Company
– Adam Lee: Siduri Wines
– James Laube: Wine Spectator
– Stephen Tanzer: International Wine Cellar

Sponsor: Hospice Du Rhone

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Show #67
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Wine Dinners

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Planning a wine dinner, where do you start? Finding the right location (Home or a local restaurant), how many people to invite, will you have a wine theme (vintage or varietal), or just getting plugged into your local population of wine geeks. It can all be confusing.

Come join the GrapeRadio crew as we share our experiences on planning a successful wine dinner.

Great Resource for finding a wine dinner: Local Wine Events Finder

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Show #66
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Kermit Lynch – The Wine Hippie

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One of our country’s most important and influential importers of wine, Kermit Lynch has built a reputation for uncompromising quality and impeccable tasting standards. Kermit imports wines that he likes from many non-mainstream regions in France, Italy and Spain. He seeks out wines that reflect the terroir in which they are grown and that are produced with non-interventionist winemaking techniques. He works with wineries from all over France, including regions (Savoy, Jura, Irouleguy, Corsica) often ignored by other importers. However, they fit within the aesthetic parameters that Kermit looks for in the wines.

Very important was the fact that Kermit was the first importer to realize the importance of transporting wines from Europe to the USA in refrigerated containers, thereby insuring that the wines wouldn’t be damaged in transit and that the consumer’s experience would be the same as Kermit had with the wines abroad.

Find out more about todays guest at: www.kermitlynch.com

Buy Kermit’s Books & Music:

Adventures on the Wine Route

Inspiring Thirst: Vintage Selections from Kermit Lynch

CD – Quicksand Blues

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