The Connected Table SIPS!

The Connected Table SIPS!

The Connected Table SIPS! gives you a taste of something delicious. Hosts Melanie Young and David Ransom taste and talk about wine, spirits, beer, coffee and more with leading winemakers, distillers, brewers and growers from around the world. We like to Eat, Drink & Explore and want to share our discoveries with you. Listen to our short SIPS! anywhere, anytime. The Connected Table SIPS! Podcast is brought to you by Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com/).

Episodes

November 22, 2022 17 min
The Lurton family has deep roots in southern Bordeaux. Patriarch André Lurton dedicated his life to making wine for nearly 70 years. Vignobles André Lurton, led by his son Jacques with seven family members, comprises seven family-owned estates, with four in AOC Pessac-Léognan, including Château de Cruzeau. Jacques Lurton reminisces about his father, how he discovered Château de Cruzeau and why its whites and reds embody the terroir...
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Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest and largest estates in Bordeaux, founded in the 13th century by a Brotherhood of Benedictine monks. The estate is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves whose notable visitors have included U.S. Ambassador Thomas Jefferson in 1787. Owned by the Perrin family since 1956, Marc Perrin discusses this historic estate and its location in AOC Pessac-Léognan in the north of Graves. Marc’s grandfather, Anthony...
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Château de Respide in AOC Graves dates to 1630 with many family owners, including the aunt of artist, Henri de Toulouse-Latrec, a frequent visitor. Raised nearby in southwest France, Pierre-Edouard Chatin and his wife, Amélie, a winemaker, acquired Château de Respide in 2021. They were impressed by Graves’ signature gravelly soils, ideal for producing both white and red wines. The Chatins and their three children are the new genera...
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Nine generations of the Perromat family, including current owners Xavier and Caroline Perromat, have overseen winemaking at Château de Cérons. The 17th century estate is close to the Garonne River in a corner of AOC Graves known for its exceptional wines, notably Sémillon/Sauvignon Bordeaux whites, due to the “Gravas de Bordeaux” soil, says Caroline Perromat. A former nurse who cares about a healthy community and land, Caroline dis...
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Here’s A Perfect Pairing from Europe: Garda DOC wines and Piave DOP cheese, both from northern Italy. Garda DOC produces crisp, refreshing sparkling and still wines around Lake Garda between Lombardy and the Veneto. They pair beautifully with the savory-sweet flavors of Piave DOP, artisan hard-aged, pasteurized cow’s milk cheeses from Belluno, a mountain region in the Veneto. After all: what grows together goes together! Enjoy! It’...
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Nino Negri is a wine estate in Italy’s Valtellina DOCG, recognized as one of the most challenging regions to grow grapes due to its rugged terrain in the Lombardy Alps. Steep terraced vineyards require hand-harvesting and airlifting harvested grapes by helicopter! DOCG Valtellina wines must contain at least 90% Chiavennasca, local dialect for Nebbiolo. Winemaker Danilo Drocco discusses the terroir and Nino Negri’s Vigne di Montagna...
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Joe Kysela grew up in the wine business meeting vintners' families and learning about sales and marketing while traveling with his father, Fran Kysela, founder of Kysela Pére & Fils, a leading importer of fine wines, spirits, sakes and ciders. The experience and close relationships formed primed him for joining the family business. Joe shares his thoughts on why education, delivering an authentic story and true-to-type wine...
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The Siegel family has made an impact in Chile, from its skylines to its grapevines. Alberto Siegel Sr.’s grandfather was a renowned architect who built many important buildings in Santiago. Alberto’s father, Don Germán, was a viticulturalist. In 1980, father and son cofounded Viña Siegel in Colchagua Valley to grow grapes. They started bottling their own wines in 1997. Siegel Family Wines produces critically acclaimed estate blend ...
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Les Crus Faugères in Languedoc Roussillon has a central and historic role in AOC Faugères (est. 1982). Since 1959 it has been the only cooperative winery in the area, managing 2,223 acres of vines- nearly half of the vineyards and wine production in Faugères. Jérôme d’Hurlaborde, Commercial Director, Les Crus Faugères Mas Olivier, discusses AOC Faugères' ideal Mediterranean terroir and schist soils which produce expressive Syra...
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Chenin, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage are some of the well-known grapes grown in South Africa, including Swartland on the Western Cape, where Riebeek Cellars started in 1941 as a passion project for a community of farmers working collectively, and now well into their 3rd & 4th generations. This inland area's dry conditions produce hearty grapes with exquisite ripe fruit shares Riebeek Cellars Export Director Kara Van Zyl, wh...
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Thorn-Clarke represents the union of two families and six generations of grape growing in Australia’s Barossa valley. The Thorn family were some of the earliest settlers in the region and have been growing grapes since the 1870s. Their first bottled vintage was a 1998 Shiraz. Today, the family has 600 acres of vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Sam Clarke, co-proprietor and son of cofounders, Cheryl Thorn and David Clarke, discusses ...
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Located in Monferrato in Italy’s southern Piemonte, Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini produces world-class Moscato d’Asti, a crisp, aromatic lower alcohol wine, ideal as an aperitif or paired with savory and spicy foods. Andrea Rinaldi, son of founder, Oreste Rinaldi, discusses the versatility of Moscato wines and Rinaldi Vini new releases: Follie Pink Rosato, a refreshing rosé, and Panta Rei, a Barbera/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. U.S. i...
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After a long career in vineyard management, Clay Shannon established his namesake winery on California’s North Coast in 1996. He chose remote Lake County for its red soil, high elevation and ideal growing conditions. Today, Shannon Family Wines has 2000 acres, half under vine, the rest preserved. Shannon produces a range of reds and whites including its signature Shannon label, Ovis, a premium single vineyard estate red, and Buck S...
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Bodegas Fillaboa is a family-owned estate winery in Galicia, Spain with roots dating to the 19th century. Housed in a 15th century Romanesque castle near the border between Spain and Portugal, Fillaboa produces some of the rarest and highest quality estate-grown wines in D.O Rías Baixas. Fillaboa winemaker, Isabel Salgado, discusses the estate’s history, terroir of Rías Baixas, and ageing potential of Albariño wines. Importer: Foli...
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South Africa’s Tesselaarsdal is a rural hamlet of historic importance. The widow of its namesake settler, Johannes Tesselaar, left his farmland to his freed slaves upon his death in 1810, a bold move at the time. Tesselaarsdal is also the name of Berene Sauls’ first winery opened in 2015 in Hemel-en-Aarde (Overberg), an homage to her ancestors who were among the area’s freed slaves. Sauls discusses her cool climate Chardonnay &...
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Founded by friends Brad Pitt, Cristina Patwa and John Fogelman, Enroot is a collection of sustainably farm-sourced, wellness-focused sparkling cold-brew teas, ideal to drink alone or in cocktails. CEO Cristina Patwa drew inspiration for Enroot from memories of the refreshing teas made by her grandmother, a farmer in the Philippines. Enroot collaborated with James Beard Foundation chefs to create the botanical-based recipes for each...
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Established in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Bodega Luigi Bosca is one of Argentina’s few continually family-owned and operated wineries. Based in Mendoza, the Arizu family helped establish Lujàn de Cuyo as an official CDO in 1989. Pablo Cunéo, Head Winemaker since 2017, discusses the unique growing climates of Mendoza’s Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley sub-appellations, and presents selections from the Luigi Bosca de Sangre reserv...
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In Cambridge, MA, an education in wine, spirits, or sake at Commonwealth Wine School is more accessible than ever for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Kim Simone, Manager, Commonwealth Wine School, discusses the range of courses offered from workshops and guided tastings to certifications for WSET, Certified Specialist of Wine and Wine Scholar Guild. Commonwealth Wine School’s faculty includes many top beverage industr...
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Villa Maria is New Zealand’s most awarded winery, producing wine from every appellation of the country. Winemaker Tom Dixon shares Villa Maria’s 60-year (in 2021) history and legacy envisioned by its Founder, Sir George Fistonich, who was knighted for his contributions to the wine industry. Dixon discusses Villa Maria’s different wine production regions, its Four Pillars of sustainability and its top selling Private Bin Sauvignon B...
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Named among 2021's top new restaurants by The New York Times, Esquire Magazine and others, Contento NYC serves elevated Peruvian cooking in a relaxed setting designed with a focus on accessibility. Executive Chef Oscar Lorenzzi discusses Contento's menu and signature dishes such as Ceviche Clasico ,Salmon Tiradito and Octopus with Chimichurri. What to drink with these flavorful dishes? Consider a versatile AOC Provence rosé...
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