Archive for November, 2006

Manfred Krankl and Sine Qua Non – Part 1

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Jay with Manfred Krankl

The highly acclaimed, low production wines of Elaine and Manfred Krankl are some of the most collectible wines in the marketplace.  Sine Qua Non, or SQN, wines are distributed mostly through a mailing list, which has long since been closed.  (In fact, the waiting list is even more lengthy.)  What makes these wines so special?  Well, aside from their distinctive quality, each vintage or bottling features unique label art and  bottle packaging.  It could therefore be said that SQN never makes the same wine twice.

Join us as we sit down with Manfred Krankl to hear about the origin and inspiration of SQN.

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com  

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2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 4

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(l to r) Jay, Gray Hartley, Eric, Frank Ostini

More interviews from the weekend-long Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine and Fire festival.  Join us as we talk with luminary Richard Sanford, who pioneered the planting of vineyards in the area in the early ’70s.  And, we hear from Wes Hagen, Steve Pepe, and Peter Work about what it takes to put on an event like this.  Plus, Kenneth Gummere from Kenneth Crawford, and finally the dynamic duo of Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini from the Hitching Post, as we all get a little ‘Sideways.’

Featuring:

Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery and Vnyds: www.almarosawinery.com
Wes Hagen and Steve Pepe Clos Pepe Vnyds: www.clospepe.com
Peter Work of Ampelos Cellars: www.ampeloscellars.com
Kenneth Gummere of Kenneth Crawford Winery: www.kennethcrawford.com
Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini of Hitching Post Winery: www.hitchingpost2.com

– Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com

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2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 3

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(center) Bruno D’Alfonso (right) Andrew Vingiello and Wes Hagen

Continuing on with the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine and Fire festival, we hear more from Saturday’s seminar program, with discussion from growers and producers about Sta. Rita Hills, and the benchmark Pinot Noirs being made from this relatively new region. 

Featuring:

Tim Perr of Pali Wine Co: www.paliwineco.com
Ryan Carr of Carr Wines and Turner Vnyd: www.carrwinery.com
Bruno D’Alfonso of Badge Wines: www.badgewines.com
Andrew Vingiello of AP Vin: www.apvin.com
Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Vnyds: www.clospepe.com
Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company: www.loringwinecompany.com

– Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com

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2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 2

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We continue with the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine and Fire festival.  Join us for the first of Saturday morning’s seminar programs, as we hear from growers and producers about this marvelous cold growing region, and their respective takes on growing great Chardonnay. 

Featuring:

Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery and Vineyards: www.babcockwinery.com
Alan Phillips of Foley Estate Vineyard: www.foleywines.com
Mike Roth of Demetria Estate: www.demetriaestate.com
Randy Rozak of Rozak Vintners: wine.appellationamerica.com
Steve Clifton of Brewer Clifton: www.brewerclifton.com
Kirby Anderson of Gainey Vineyard: www.gaineyvineyard.com

– Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com

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Share Our Wine Charity Event

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GrapeRadio has partnered with the Share Our Wine Foundation to raise money for abused and neglected children.  The Charity’s Wine Auction is November 16th and will be held at Morton’s in Costa Mesa, California. 

If you cannot attend this years event you can still bid on a fabulous list of wines. 

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For more information on the Share Our Wine Foundation: www.shareourwine.org

Also if you would like to make a donation email: charity@graperadio.com

 

2006 Wine and Fire – Santa Rita Hills – Part 1

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Celebrating their first Wine and Fire festival, the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance put on a fabulous weekend-long event, beginning with a film screening of Rob Dafoe’s From Ground to Glass on Friday evening at the historic La Purisima Mission. Saturday consisted of appellation wine seminars, followed by a huge BBQ lunch – all held in a secluded canyon. We’ll be presenting this unique event in four parts.

Join us at Friday’s reception as we talk with winemakers Bruno D’Alfonso, Peter Cargasacci, Joe Davis, Brian Loring, Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton, Kathy Joseph, and filmmaker Rob Dafoe.  For More Information:

– Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

Sponsor: The Beaches of South Walton: www.beachesofsouthwalton.com

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