Archive for May, 2006

The World of Pinot Noir – Part 1

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James Ontiveros of Rancho Ontiveros

This is the first of a three part series covering the wine show: World of Pinot Noir.

Our guest today is Vineyard Manager, Owner and Wine Maker, James Ontiveros. James is well know in the Central Coast for his work at the famed “Bien Nacido Vineyards” as well as his own family vineyard “Rancho Ontiveros”. Today James talks about his families long history in California dating back hundreds of years and his own exciting new label “Native 9”.

To find out more about todays guest and his wines go to: www.native9wine.com

To find out more about “World of Pinot” go to: worldofpinotnoir.com

Sponsor: Festival Season of Miami: www.festivalseason.com

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Show #90
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GrapeRadio To Cover Napa Valley Auction

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Come see GrapeRadio at the Napa Valley Auction June 1-3rd.

If you can’t make it you can still have fun because for the first time ever, wine lovers from around the world can take part in the world-famous Auction Napa Valley. The E-Auction offers 62 lots featuring rare and one-of-a-kind bottles and collections, private events hosted by vintners, luxury items and more.

What’s more, proceeds support Napa County Health, youth, and housing nonprofit organizations. Over the past 25 years, Auction Napa Valley has donated more than $60 million to local nonprofits.

Click here for all the details: E-AUCTION

So You Want To Be A Wine Maker

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So are you looking to become a wine maker? This could be your chance.

GrapeRadio interviews JJ Levine, Producer of the upcoming TV Series “The Wine Makers”.

“The Wine Makers” is a new reality television series set to air in spring 2007 on PBS. This exciting new television series will take viewers inside one of the most unique professions in the world. This six-part series follows a diverse group of men and women as they discover what it takes to make it in the fiercely competitive wine industry.

The show will be set in the wine country of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Six candidates will experience every aspect of wine making from viticulture and enology to sales and marketing. But in the end, only one will be chosen to create and launch their very own wine.

To find out more about “The Wine Maker” go to: www.doccitytv.com

Sponsor: Festival Season of Miami: www.festivalseason.com

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Show #89
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Crus Bourgeois Exceptionnels – Part 2

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Brian Clark Interviews Sylvie Cazes Regimbeau of Château Les Ormes de Pez

Today we conclude our roundtable interview with the Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, we discuss in detail each of the individual estates.

The 9 members of the Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel include:

(Present for Roundtable)
Château Chasse-Spleen – Jean-Pierre Foubet
Château Labegorce Zédé – Delphine Daroil Kolassa
Château Les Ormes de Pez – Sylvie Cazes Regimbeau
– Château Pez (de) – M. Xavier Barlier
Château Phélan Ségur – Stéphane Gardinier
Château Poujeaux – Christophe Labenne
Château Siran – Brigitte Miailhe
(Not Present)
Château Potensac
– Château Haut-Marbuzet

Sponsor: CellarTracker, The Wine Mgmt System: www.cellartracker.com

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Show #88
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Crus Bourgeois Exceptionnels – Part 1

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Brian Clark Interviews Brigitte Miailhe of Château Siran

In 2003, the Official Classification of Médoc Crus Bourgeois was established. It comprises 247 growths, selected from 490 candidates. A hierarchy of merit was established, divided into three categories: Cru Bourgeois (151 growths), Cru Bourgeois Supérieur (87 growths), and the top level – Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel (9 growths). It took effect starting with the 2003 vintage, and the classification will be revised every 12 years.

In today’s roundtable discussion we sit down with the represenatives of the Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel and discuss what this group means to them and you the consumer.

The 9 members of the Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel include:

(Present for Roundtable)
Château Chasse-Spleen – Jean-Pierre Foubet
Château Labegorce Zédé – Delphine Daroil Kolassa
Château Les Ormes de Pez – Sylvie Cazes Regimbeau
– Château Pez (de) – M. Xavier Barlier
Château Phélan Ségur – Stéphane Gardinier
Château Poujeaux – Christophe Labenne
Château Siran – Brigitte Miailhe
(Not Present)
Château Potensac
– Château Haut-Marbuzet

Sponsor: CellarTracker, The Wine Mgmt System: www.cellartracker.com

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Show #87
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You Know You’re a Wine Geek When?

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“Wine Geeks” are members of a unique subclass of individuals who spend all their time, money and energy worshipping that elusive perfect glass of wine – literally chasing it around the world.

Come join GrapeRadio and find out if you too should be call “A Wine Geek”.

To enter our contest “The Biggest Wine Geek” just click on the wine blog below and tell us about your most wine geekie moment. To Enter: Click Here.

The winner selected was: Bill Perry

The winner will receive a signed copy of George Taber’s Judgement of Paris. Contest expires May 31st, 2006.

Sponsor: Netwine Company of Japan – Gift Delivery: netwine.co.jp

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Show #90
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