Archive for March, 2006

You Have the Wine List – Now What?

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What is the proper wine etiquette for a business dinner? Choosing the proper bottle of wine? What about clients that don’t drink? The GrapeRadio crew and our guest help sort out the answers to these tough questions.

Our guest is Sommelier and Wine Educator Marlene Rossman. Marlene is President of Manhattan Wine Seminars, head of wine studies at UC Irvine and formerly taught wine education at New York’s French Culinary Institute. She develops custom wine education programs for Fortune 500 corporations and is the managing editor for Wine Country International Magazine.

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Show #81
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A Tour of Germany – Part 2

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Andreas Spreitzer and Joseph Leitz of the Rheingau Region

We contiune our exploration of German wines with the second installment of our series “Tour of Germany”.

Today our guest is Joseph Leitz of Leitz Wines and Peter Metzler of Schmitt Sohne. Leitz Wines is known around the world for its popular brand Dragon Stone and Schmit Sohne (which produces over 6 million bottles of wine) is also well known for its reasonably priced Reislings that have been a top seller in the USA for over 30 years.

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Show #80
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A Tour of Germany – Part 1

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The beautiful wine growing region of Rheingau

The history of German wines began with the ancient Romans who conquered the region about 100 B.C. and started cultivating grapes soon thereafter. In the Middle-Ages the monastic orders established many of Germany’s finest vineyards and with their meticulous care of the vines and wines, set the standard for the high quality of German viticulture. The Church’s vineyards were divided up and sold to private owners and the states when Napoleon conquered the Rhine region in 1803 — yet the vineyards thrived and the fame of their wines continued. Since that period there has been constant progress and development towards the world class wines we see today.

GrapeRadio traveled to Germany to bring you the stories directly from the vineyards. This is a first in a multi part series “Tour of Germany”.

Today our guest is Ulrike Bam, of the German Wine Institute and Wine Maker Andreas Spreitzer of Weingut Spreitzer.

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Show #79
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Sauternes with Château Suduiraut

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Pierre Montégut – Technical Director of Château Suduiraut

The region of Sauternes is famous for making wines that are often described as majestic, rich, wonderfully sweet, and liquid gold. The fungus Botrytis Cinerea (Noble Rot) is a critical component in the creation of these sought after wines.

Château Suduiraut which is located in the Sauternes AOC of Bordeaux is a large, beautiful estate that has 187 acres of vineyards. This Premier Cru (first-growth) property is planted with about 80 percent Semillon and 20 percent Sauvignon Blanc. The Château averages 8,000 to 10,000 cases of sweet Sauternes wines each year.

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Show #78
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A Walk Through New Zealand – Part 3

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Pinot Noir from the Central Otago has Become Very Popular.

In this final installment of “A Walk Through New Zealand” we cover all the things you want to know about the diverse growing regions of New Zealand. Russell talks about the top wines and also gives us a few clues about the up and coming wineries.

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Show #77
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A Walk Through New Zealand – Part 2

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The Marlborough Region is World Renowned for Producing Great Wine

Russell Briggs is back to discuss the wine growing regions of New Zealands south island. We discuss New Zealands most well known wine label Cloudy Bay and well asmuch more. To find out more about todays guest: Click Here

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Show #76
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