Archive for January, 2017

The Wines of Chile – with Viña Ventisquero

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Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. With estate-owned vineyards in Chile’s major wine producing areas: Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua, along with extensive research into Chile’s terroir, Viña Ventisquero seeks to produce high quality wines and consistently made wines.

The winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who are creating distinctive, high quality wines. Under the guidance of head winemaker Felipe Tosso, the winery was built in the Coastal Maipo Valley, where grapes for our first wines were produced. Three years later, they ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley, the source today for Viña Ventisquero’s premium wines.

Join us as we talk with Felipe Tosso, Chief Winemaker for Viña Ventisquero, about the differences in Chilean terroir and Felipe’s approach to winemaking.

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Viña Ventisquero: www.vinaventisquero.com/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #421
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2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 2

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Part 2 of a seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir that takes us through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions. In a “March Madness” motif, moderator Don Kinnan has attendees taste the wines blind, one region against the other.

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give us a wealth of information about the wines from Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Show #420
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2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 1

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In Part 1 of this seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir, Don Kinnan takes us on a taste test through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions, “March Madness style with one region pitted against the other. Which region will be the seminar’s favorites? Who cares. It’s ALL Burgundy!

So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give us a closer look at the wines from Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits.

For more info:
World of Pinot Noir: www.worldofpinotnoir.com/

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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Chêne Bleu – with Nicole Rolet

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Straddling the corners of four appellations in the Vaucluse area of southeastern France, Chêne Blue made a bold decision deciding to step outside of the AOC system in order to achieve their goal of producing high quality wines. With a southern latitude, in line with Gigondas, and high altitude (more northern and similar to Condrieu), Chêne Bleu almost literally has “one foot in the southern Rhône and one foot in the northern Rhône.” Being outside of the AOC system means the wines are often given broader geographic boundaries, such as Vin de Pays, Vaucluse or AOC Ventoux.

The Chêne Bleu project has utmost respect for the history, heritage and tradition of the land (they are in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). Here, forest intermingles with vineyards, giving the wines a true sense of place.

Join us as we talk with Nicole Rolet about the challenges and Chêne Bleu’s efforts to resurrect an ancient property, and produce exceptional wines while balancing themselves between the Southern Rhône and the Northern Rhône.

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Chêne Bleu: www.chenebleu.com/

Sponsor: Pinpoint Technologies – Your Business List Source: www.pinpoint-tech.com

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Show #418
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