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Garagistes of California – with Carucci Wines

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Many wine lovers dream of taking that step of making wine for themselves. However, it’s a much bigger step – a leap of faith, in fact – to turn one’s avocation into the business of making and selling your wines to the public.

Join us as we talk with winemaker Eric Carucci, about how he approached wading into the world of wine – as a vocation. We’ll talk about small-lot winemaking as well as some of the business side of things for the Carucci family’s budding enterprise.

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Carucci Wines: carucciwines.com/

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

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Show #392
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Wineries of the California Central Coast – with Talley Vineyards

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Talley Vineyards produced its first wine in 1986 with the production of 450 cases. However, for three generations the Talley family has farmed in Coastal San Luis Obispo County. It all began in 1948 when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms and started growing specialty vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley.

During the 1970s extensive planting of wine grapes began in the neighboring Edna Valley and Santa Barbara County areas. After observation and extensive analysis, Oliver’s son, Don Talley, was convinced of the potential to grow high quality chardonnay and pinot noir on the steep hillsides above Talley Farms. Don planted a small test plot in 1982 on the west hillside of the Rincon Vineyard that included chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling, sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon. Over time the varietal and clonal selections were refined and planting expanded to a total of 189 acres in the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys.

Join us as we talk with Brian Talley about their iconic vineyards (Rincon, Rosemary’s, Oliver’s), and what it’s like to continue a California legacy.

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Talley Vineyards: www.talleyvineyards.com

A past visit to Talley Vineyards: www.grape-nutz.com/visits/cc/04_09/journal.html#talley

Sponsor: Wine Exchangewww.winex.com

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Show #389
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Winemaker Spotlight: Brian Loring – Part 2

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Brian in Full ‘crush’ Effect

Brian Loring continues his story with us discussing the history of Pinot Noir and its rising popularity. Additional hot topics covered include wine closures, corked bottles, soaring prices and much more. Part 2 of 2.

To contact: Loring Wine Company

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Winemaker Spotlight: Brian Loring – Part 1

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Rosella’s Vineyard, one grape source for Loring Wines.

Brian Loring, founder of the Loring Wine Company has rocketed to success as one of California’s top Pinot Noir winemakers. In fact, Wine Spectator Magazine recently profiled Brian as one of “California’s New Generation”. In today’s show he walks us through the story of how he got started. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. To contact: Loring Wine Company

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