2009 World of Pinot Noir

Welcome to our video podcast: 2009 World of Pinot Noir – Video Show #77.

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The World of Pinot event, held annually in Shell Beach, California, celebrates all the best things about the “heartbreak grape.” From France’s Burgundy region to shores of the New World and even the Southern Hemisphere, Pinot Noir is everything to its legion of fans.

Join us as we get a snapshot of the event, its tastings and seminars, and talk with several winemakers to get their take on some of our most burning questions. We asked them: “If you weren’t a winemaker, what would you be,” to get a sense of who they were. And we asked them, “Do you have more North American Pinot or Burgundy in your wine cellar,” to check their stylistic preferences. Of course, there was no way we could dodge the high alcohol question, and quizzed them with, “Can you make a Pinot Noir over 15% alcohol and have it still be balanced?” Finally, we wondered about their sensitivity level. So, we asked them to finish the sentence, “Pinot Noir is like sex because….” Needless to say, one or two of the responses were…uh…thought provoking.

To find out more information and to buy tickets:

World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com

Sponsor: North Berkeley Imports, Wine Merchants: www.northberkeleyimports.com

5 Responses to “2009 World of Pinot Noir”

  1. 1 Kelly Conrad Oct 23rd, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Great show, guys!! Love the responses to the last question.

  2. 2 Peter Cargasacchi Nov 1st, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hey guys!

    Thanks for the shizzle and for exposing me before my peers.

    I wanted to say I was amazed at how many people listened to the WOPN show. I was in Sacramento last week for a couple of days visiting restaurants and retailers, every other stop I was asked about tips for cuisining penguin.

    On a more serious note, how come you haven’t used the glamor shot I sent you where I am wearing only the feather boa?

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Nov 2nd, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Peter, to answer your question, we have not posted that rather disturbing photo because this we wish to keep our site porn free.


  4. 4 Sam Apr 25th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Great show, guys!! Love the responses to the last question.

  5. 5 Spa In Napa Aug 20th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    That was a fun video! Especially enjoyed the “Pinot Noir is like sex because…” question. But we needed a few more ladies answers to that question! LOL


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