2006 Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Leigh Interviews Dario Pennino of Mastroberardino

Join us at the 2006 Wine Spectator Grand Tour in Las Vegas, where we interviewed wineries and attendees at one of the more unique tasting of wines from around the world. Over 200 wineries, each pouring a single wine previously submitted to Wine Spectator, participated in this event.

The next Wine Spectator Event (Oct 19-21) : California Wine Experience

Today’s guest include:

Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator: www.winespectator.com
Stephan Asseo, L’Aventure: www.aventurewine.com
Anthony Barton, Leoville Barton: www.leoville-barton.com
Chuck Wagner, Caymus: www.caymus.com
Dario Pennino, Mastroberardino: www.mastroberardino.com
Claire Wood, Two Hands: www.twohandswines.com
Simone Tremiti, Poliziano Estate: www.carlettipoliziano.com
Christopher Lavin, Dell’Opera Restaurant Group: www.lopera.com

Sponsor: CruiseWest: www.DiscoverCruiseWest.com

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Show #104
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The Grand Tour was very popular with over 2,000 guests in Las Vegas

Leigh and Eric Interview Simone Tremiti of Poliziano Estate

Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure, Paso Robles California

5 Responses to “2006 Wine Spectator Grand Tour”

  1. 1 Blake Olson Aug 7th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you for a delightful experience. You selected a sufficiently diverse group to interview or comment that I almost feel I had been there…..except, of course, that I didn’t get to taste the wines.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Aug 7th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Blake, thanks for mentioning that specific point. We tried harder to talk to more people this time than last year. I liked it better myself. Of course, I am biased.


  3. 3 Collin Aug 8th, 2006 at 3:35 am

    Great show! It sounds like yall had a blast.
    I especially liked Anthony Barton’s candor & matter-of-factness.


  4. 4 Kevin Aug 10th, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    Please tell Wes Hagen from ClosPepe that one of your podcast listeners just placed an order on his site for 2 bottles of 04 pinot and futures for 2 bottles of of the SV 05 pinot. Nothing huge that he will be able to retire on but I’m sure I’m not the only consumer out there who has been inspired by your program to do business with your featured winemakers. Maybe you can work him for a free bottle for the grape radio bunch as a referral fee. 😉 Keep up the great work.

    Oh yea, loved the vegas show too – clearly the wine was flowing that evening. Looking forward to the next episode…

  5. 5 GrapeRadio Bunch Aug 10th, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    Kevin, are you saying that Leigh and Eric spent more time drinking than talking to people? I keep telling them “podcast first, then drink”. Perhaps they reversed things again. You can trust that I will never let that happen to me. 🙂

    Wes, the customer is always right. So, I am sure you would not want to let Kevin down and hold back 1 bottle of wine for the GR bunch. Well?


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