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Hospice du Rhône 2007 – The Events of Day 2

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Welcome to our video podcast – 2007 Hospice du Rhône – “The Events of Day 2” – Video Show #10.

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Day 2 of the 2007 Hospice du Rhône presents two more wine seminars, followed by a great lunch and a live auction. Then, we move on to four hours of wine at the Grand Tasting, which is finally followed by a sumptuous BBQ, entertainment and bull riding.

Check out the video — camaraderie and wine is really what the Hospice du Rhône is all about.

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

2007 HdR – Top of the Papes

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The final seminar of the 2007 Hospice du Rhone was a show-stopping Top of the Papes. Featuring 10 Chateauneuf du Papes from three of the hottest producers today.

Moderated by Kelly McAuliffe, we take a look at wines from Domaine de la Janasse, Domaine de Marcoux, and Le Vieux Donjon.

For More Information:

Kelly McAuliffe – Mandalay Bay: www.mandalaybay.com
Isabelle Sabon – Domaine de la Janasse: www.lajanasse.com
Catherine and Sophie Armenier – Domaine de Marcoux: www.chateauneuf.dk
Claire Michel – Le Vieux Donjon: www.chateauneuf.dk

Wines of the tasting:

2006 Domaine de Marcoux White Chateauneuf du Pape
2005 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape
2005 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape – Vieilles Vignes
2003 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape
2005 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape
2003 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape
1998 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape
2005 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape – Vieilles Vignes
2001 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape – Cuvee Chaupin
1999 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape – Vieilles Vignes

Hospice Du Rhone: www.hospicedurhone.org

Program Download Click Here: Seminar 4 – Top of the Papes

Sponsor: North Berkeley Wine: www.northberkeleywine.com

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2007 Vinexpo – Day 4 – Video

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2007 Vinexpo – Day 3 – Video

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2007 Vinexpo – Day 2 – Video

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2007 Vinexpo – Day 1 – Video

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2007 HdR – Blinded by the White, Part Deux

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Day two, and what better in the morning than a breakfast of Rhone white wines — after your coffee and croisant of course. Moderated by Greg Brewer, Blinded by the White, Part Deux presented 8 various wines from Saint Joseph, Condrieu and Chateauneuf du Pape.

For More Information:

Greg Brewer – Brewer Clifton: www.brewerclifton.com
Francois Villard – Domaine Francois Villard: www.wineaccess.com
Clare Michel – Le Vieux Donjon: www.chateauneuf.dk
Marc Perrin – Chateau Beaucastel: www.beaucastel.com
Yves Gangloff – Yves et Mathilde Gangloff: www.kysela.com
Yves Cuilleron – Domaine Yves Cuilleron: www.cuilleron.com

Wines of the tasting:

2005 Domaine Francois Villard Saint Joseph Mairlant
2006 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2004 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2002 Chateau Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes
1986 Chateau Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes
2005 Yves et Mathilde Gangloff Condrieu
2005 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu – Les Chaillets
2004 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu – Ayguets

Hospice Du Rhone: www.hospicedurhone.org

Program Download Click Here: Seminar 3 – Blinded by the White, Part Deux

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2007 HdR – The Events of Day 1 – Video

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Welcome to our video podcast – 2007 Hospice du Rhone – “The Events of Day 1” – Video Show #9.

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Imagine two wine seminars before Noon, followed by a gourmet lunch, then followed with a Library/Barrel tasting. And this is just Day 1 of the Hospice du Rhone! Check out the video to see what this event is all about.

Video Sponsor: California Wine Club: www.cawineclub.com

2007 Auction Napa Valley – Breaking News – Video

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This years Auction Napa Valley was an exciting 4 day event that raised an amazing $9.8 million dollars for local charities. Your GrapeRadio crew was there to cover the whole event. Here is a brief preview of what is coming your way in the very near future.

The top bidders:

1: Staglin Family, $1.1 million – Winner: John Thompson of Woodside, CA
2: Screaming Eagle, $500,000 – Winner: Joy Craft of Woodside, CA
3: Hundred Acre, $400,000 – Winner: Anonymous
4. Harlan Estate, $380,000 – Winner: Ron Kuhn of Wheaton, Ill.
5: NVV and Lexus, $360,000 – Winner: Mary Miner of Oakville, CA
6: Araujo Estate Wines, $340,000 – Winner: Joy Craft of Woodside, CA
7: Colgin Cellars $320,000 – Winner: Anonymous
8: Opus One, $280,000 – Winner: Ann Colgin of St Helena, CA

GrapeRadio Contest – Who Are They?

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GrapeRadio covered the 2007 Auction Napa Valley this past weekend. One of the events was a 1950’s era costume party hosted by Atalon Winery

Your GrapeRadio crew (Brian – Left, Jay – Center, and Eric – Right) are seen here pictured with 2 Napa Valley wine personalities.

Identify the 2 unknown individuals in this photo and you will automatically be entered into the contest to win a “5 Bag – Blind Wine Tasting Starter Kit” from: www.baggedwine.com

To Enter Click Here: I Know Who They Are!

Contest expires: 6/30/07

2007 HdR “It’s Only Natural”

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Continuing with seminars from the 2007 Hospice du Rhône, we hear from two wine producers who are making some terrific New World Rhônes, yet didn’t begin their winemaking careers that way.

John Alban moderates the discussion as we hear from two winemakers who are more interested in making fine wines than being conventional. Stephan Asseo wanted to escape the strict laws of grape growing and winemaking in the Old World of Bordeaux, founding L’Aventure Winery in Paso Robles. Andy Smith at DuMol has achieved a reputation for Burgundian varietals, and has now turned his attention to Viognier and Syrah. For them, it seemed only natural – to gravitate to Rhônes.

Hospice Du Rhone: www.hospicedurhone.org

Program Download Click Here: Seminar 2 – Rhone Around the World

For More Information:

John Alban, Alban Vineyards: www.albanvineyards.com
Stephan Asseo, L’Aventure Winery: www.aventurewine.com
Andy Smith, DuMol Wines: www.dumol.com

Wines of the tasting:

2006 L’Aventure Estate Roussanne, Paso Robles
2005 DuMOL lia Viognier, Russian River Valley
2004 DuMOL Syrah, Russian River Valley
2004 DuMOL jack robert’s run Syrah, Russian River Valley
2004 DuMOL eddie’s patch Syrah, Russian River Valley
2003 DuMOL eddie’s patch Syrah, Russian River Valley
2006 L’Aventure Mourvedre (barrel sample), Paso Robles
2005 L’Aventure Estate Syrah, Paso Robles
2005 L’Aventure Cote a Cote, Paso Robles
2005 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, Paso Robles

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2007 HdR – The Syrah Shootout – Video

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Welcome to our video podcast – 2007 Hospice du Rhone – “The Syrah Shootout” – Video Show #6.

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Held at Villa Creek restaurant the annual Syrah Shootout involves a head-to-head competition, with winemakers and producers participating in a blind tasting to select the best three Syrahs in the lineup. Over 50 bottles of various Syrahs are bagged, numbered and set out at 6-7 different tasting stations.

The prize – bragging rights until next year’s event, along with a plaid (some might say gauche) sportcoat, and a pseudo-trophy in the form of a small wooden barrel with a plaque.

At this year’s Farewell Gala a passing of the “cotes” was presented by Ron Rawlinson from the 2006 winner, McCrea Cellars, to the winners of 2007 competition Russell From of Herman Story Wines.

The winning wines were:

1st Place: 2004 Herman Story Syrah – Larner Vineyard, Santa Ynez
2nd Place: 2004 McCrea Cellars Syrah – Cuvee Orleans, Yakima Valley
3rd Place: 2004 Fess Parker Syrah – The Big Easy, Santa Ynez Valley

Video Sponsor: North Berkeley Imports: www.northberkeleyimports.com

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2007 HdR “Rhone Around the World”

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At the first seminar from the 2007 Hospice du Rhône, we learn that Rhône varieties are grown nearly everywhere. Join us, along with moderator Patrick Comiskey and a cast of International producers to discover Rhônes Around The World.

We hear from Laura Catena of Luca (Argentina); Don Miller of Adobe Guadalupe (Baja California); Arnaud Frennet of Casa Silva (Chile’s Colchagua Valley); and Keven Clancy with Syrah from Montalcino producer Ciacci Piccolomini (Italy), and as well as Tony Rynders of Domaine Serene/Rockblock (Oregon). Remember, it’s a small, small world.

Hospice Du Rhone: www.hospicedurhone.org

Program Download Click Here: Seminar 1 – Rhone Around the World

Wines of the tasting:

– 2005 Casa Silva Lolol Viognier – Chile
– 2005 Rockblock Del Rio Vnyd Syrah – Oregon
– 2004 Casa Silva Gran Reserva Lolol Syrah – Chile
– 2004 Luca Syrah – Argentina
– 2004 Adobe Guadalupe Kerubiel – Baja California

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