Archive for April, 2006

The Women of Wine with Heidi Barrett – Part 2

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Heidi Barrett at Work on the bottling line

We are back for the conclusion of our interview with Heidi Barrett and discuss such topics as wine making styles, the impact of wine critic scores, Screaming Eagle and much more.

Find out more about Heidi and her wines at: www.lasirenawine.com

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Show #85
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The Women of Wine with Heidi Barrett – Part 1

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Robert Parker has dubbed her the “First Lady of Wine”, Time Magazine named her “The Wine Diva of Napa “. Heidi Barrett who is widely regarded as one of California’s leading winemakers joins GrapeRadio for a terrific two part interview.

She is currently the winemaker for La Sirena, Screaming Eagle, Jones Family, Barbour Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Showket Vineyards, Lamborn Family, Amuse Bouche and Revana Family Vineyards.

Find out more about Heidi and her wines at: www.lasirenawine.com

Sponsor: Quality Price Ratio Wine Buying Guide: www.qprwines.com

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Show #84
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Wine 101 – Terminology

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Acetic, Angular, Astringent, Austere – Wine terms are a strange language that can sometimes be imposing. Come explore a few of these words and meanings with your GrapeRadio crew.

Also take the time to check our new comprehensive directory of wine terms at: Wine Terms Glossary

Enter our new competition to see who can come up with the best wine terms we are missing. To enter, just comment on this show. The contest expires April 30th, 2006. The winner will be awarded a copy of Karen MacNeils book: “The Wine Bible”

The Winner of our Wine Term Contest is: Elaine Miller, with the best missing term – “GRAPE” (How could we have forgotten that one?).

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Show #83
(31:42 min 14 MB)

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The Wines of Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

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Jean Rene Matignon Technical Director of Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

With a rich history dating back to the 17th century Château Pichon Longueville Baron is one of just two Pauillac second growths as determined by the 1855 classification.

Our guest is the Château’s Technical Director Jean Rene Matignon. We discuss many interesting topics such as the terrior, past tradition and the beautiful vineyards they hope to pass on to future generations.

The vineyards at Pichon-Baron are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The winery has a typical annual production of 24,000 cases.

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Show #82
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