2006 Pinot Days – Part 2

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More interviews from the 2nd annual Pinot Days, held in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Event Center. Producers from around the globe are making better and better wines, and Pinot Noir certainly seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s interest. This varietal has become a passion for nearly all wine lovers, and one way to really get into your favorite grape is through total immersion – attending a Pinot Noir festival!

Join your GrapeRadio crew for some conversation with:

David Dain Smith, Dain Wines – www.dainwines.com
Kevin Harvey – Rhys Vineyards – www.rhysvineyards.com
Linda Schwartz – Fort Ross Vineyard – www.fortrossvineyard.com
Marci Keefer – Keefer Ranch
Steve Heimoff – Wine Enthusiast Magazine – www.winemag.com

More Information on Pinot Days:

2007 Pinot Days: www.pinotdays.com

Sponsor: Champagne USA: www.champagne.us

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2 Responses to “2006 Pinot Days – Part 2”


  1. 1 G May 11th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Guys, I’m not sure why the comments are turned off for the Del Dotto entries. I just heard the Del Dotto podcast, and I have to say that 1.5 hours was way too much to devote to that man. Sorry, he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Jay, that was actually your best podcast yet (maybe you perform better when drunk) — you were right to challenge him as many times as you did, and I wish you had challenged him even more. I hope the GrapeRadio team, or some of your listeners, will actually take Dave up on his offer to put his wines up against basically every other wine in the world in a blind tasting. Please post the results, as I think the wine world is pretty sure how they will turn out. Del Dotto is an embarassment, typical millionaire-turned-winemaker who gives Napa a bad name. He’s like the Donald Trump of wine, and believe me that’s not a compliment.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch May 14th, 2007 at 5:01 am

    G, we did not turn the comments off, there seems to be a glitch on making comments on older shows. Do not underestimate Dave’s knowledge.

    If people go out and do the comparison as Dave suggests, then he will accomplish his goal of increasing sales and at the same time get people to challenge themselves to try wines they might dismiss. As to which of those goals is more important, who knows?

    As to your advice about getting blasted before a podcast, I LIKE IT! :-)

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