2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival – Part III

Welcome to our video podcast of the 2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival – Part 3 – Video Show #28.

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Part III of our coverage of the 2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival continues with more conversation from attendees, vintners, organizers, and some successful bidders. We’ll also follow Shari & Garen Staglin’s amazing $1 million lot, consisting of tickets to the Academy Awards, a walk-on TV role, dinners, tours, private jet to Cabo, and more – and, of course 3-6L of wine.

For More Information on Naples Wine Auction: www.napleswinefestival.com

7 Responses to “2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival – Part III”

  1. 1 Steve Mar 10th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Looks like Octoberfest!

  2. 2 Tim Meranda Mar 11th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Octoberfest for rich people!

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Mar 16th, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Very rich!


  4. 4 Andrew Glazier Mar 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    The thing one must remember is that every penny goes to people who are extremely poor. I grew up near Immokalee, Florida and I remember seeing the plywood shacks people lived in. Today it looks a lot better thanks to people like these. Fourteen million dollars raised in four hours for childrens charities!

  5. 5 GrapeRadio Bunch Mar 19th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Andrew, that is the point. Their wealth is shared with others because they feel a connection to the community. It’s personally important to them to give to others.


  6. 6 ted Apr 2nd, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    dear graperadio

    i have become a GIANT fan of grape radio. i am going through the archives and listening/watching EVERY episode. thank you so much for educating us all on wine.

    too many shows, however, focus on these auction events. they are generally not very informative, and i understand that if you get to attend these events with marvelous wines and food you are very fortunate.

    how do you expect the average listener to relate to the shows. i understand that the wineries and bidders are all very generous and contributing to important charities, but so many people will never make a million dollars in their lives, let alone have that amount to spend on wine or donate to charity. i dont find it particularly exciting to watch people who are absurdly rich drink fancy wine and bid on lots that costs more than homes.

    moreover, the auction shows are very redundant. winemakers often talk about how nice it is to come to a ‘wonderful event and to contribute to the community,’ but rarely about the style of the wines or the latest vintage.

    again, my sincere thanks for making the show.–ted

  7. 7 GrapeRadio Bunch Apr 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for writing, Ted. We love to hear comments about our content and/or approach to shows. We’re a little close to the process, so it’s always good for us get some fresh perspective.

    While we consciously try to put a different “face” on each of our shows, especially those that cover larger events such as auctions or festivals, we may not hit the bullseye every time. Auction shows are unique, and our coverage obviously has to take into account our role as event guests, as well as our hosts’ expectations. A lot of this involves the usual who, what, where, when, and why. Of course, this shouldn’t stop us from quizzing winemakers about their craft, so we’ll try to make a point of working more of that in as well.

    Your question about how we might ‘expect the average listener to relate’ to such shows is an interesting one. Actually, it does present a challenge trying to portray unfamiliar (or potentially uninteresting) material to all of our viewers. That said, our approach has always been to try and relate a story. Hopefully, that effort comes through, regardless of the subject matter.


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