Interpreting Wine Podcast

Interpreting Wine Podcast

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February 24, 2021

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00:00:00 Intro

00:01:42 Origin Story

00:10:50 The Family Business

00:17:00 Overview of Walla Walla

00:21:08 Winemaking Philosophy

00:29:40 2017 In the Hills

00:38:36 2017 In the Rocks

00:46:55 2017 The Contender

00:53:06 2017 Vintage in context

00:57:00 Market reaction

01:03:01 Looking ahead for Walla Walla

01:05:30 Looking ahead for Washingto...

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00:00:00 Intro

00:02:24 Origin Story

00:11:45 Yakima Valley grapes

00:18:13 DuBrul Vineyard virtual tour

00:22:33 Yakima geology (Soil and terroir)

00:25:53 The influence of own rooted vines

00:28:42 Winemaking influence

00:31:37 Wine #1 2019 DuBrul Vineyard Riesling

00:40:58 Digital wine communication

00:42:42 Wine #2 2013 Syrah

00:49:35 Agew...

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Episode outline:

00:00 Intro

02:05 Origin Story

08:25 Deficit Irrigation

15:11 Washington State geology and Missoula floods

23:49 Virtual tour of modern day Columbia Valley

34:09 Culture of winemaking in Washington

47:14 Wine #1 2018 Ch St Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley 

58:09 Wine #2 2017 The Pundit Syrah Columbia Valley

01:07:17 Wine #3...

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Welcome to the fifth and final day of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Mary Wright. She was awarded the The McNie Tasting Trophy and The Freixenet Copestick Prize, both for Uni...

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Welcome to Day 4 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Phoebe French. She was awarded The Louis Jadot Burgundy Prize for her performance in the Unit 3 exam, now D3.

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    Welcome to Day 3 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Derek Crookes. Derek was awarded The Moët & Chandon Prize for his performance in Unit 5 Sparkling wines, the equivalent...

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    Welcome to Day 2 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021. Continuing to connect past graduates with current students, helping to pass on the knowledge and experience they gained on their way to prize-winn...

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    Welcome to Day 1 of the first ever Interpreting Wine WSET Diploma Student Summit 2021. My ambition in creating the series was to connect past graduates with current students, helping to ensure the knowled...

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    To register for the WSET Diploma Student summit please visit www.interpretingwine.com/summit

    The WSET Diploma Student summit runs from Monday 11th to Friday 15th January 2021, with one interview released daily between these dates. The summit is designed to help WSET Diploma students sitting exams in January 2021 or in future exam cycles. 

    Each interview features:

  • Advice for the days leading up to exams
  • Specific exam preparation tips
  • ...
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    Today’s episode features the audio from an Instagram Live I recorded on 22nd October with Csaba Toth of Noble Fine Wines. This shows how any one doing an Instagram Live can turn their appearance into a free piece of...

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    Welcome to Day 4, Session 2 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. All good things must come to an end and so it is with the summit. Four days of fantastic talks, ideas and positivity from some of the lea...

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    Welcome to Day 4, Session 1 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is unfortunately already the final day of the summit, but we’re going out in style with a look at the impact on retail during the ...

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    Welcome to Day 3, Session 1 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is all about the cocktail and bar sector and features Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne co-Founders of London Cocktail Week. Hav...

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    Welcome to Day 2, Session 2 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. We continue with restaurants and travel to Heritage Restaurant West Sussex to speak with Chef-Owner Matt Gillan and General Manager Hanna...

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    Welcome to Day two Session one of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is all about restaurants and we start with a long overdue visit to Tredwells to speak with Chef Owner Chantelle Nicholson. We fi...

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    Welcome to Day one Session two of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. We continue with wine and pay a visit to Quality Wines Farringdon to meet Gus Gluck. Possibly my favourite place to drink wine in Lond...

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    Laure Patry Executive Head Sommelier for Jason Atherton (Social Company) is a former guest on Interpreting Wine, previously appearing in April 2018 in episode 66. She starts this conversation by bringing us up to sp...

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    Marketing GM Charlotte Read and CEO Philip Gregan take us on a deep dive into this most successful of industry bodies. We discover the origins of the New Zealand wine industry and hear how the Sale of Liq...

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    Episode outline: 

    Viticulture

    Vinification

    Maturation

    First wine pair: 2019 Václav Magister Pinot Blanc | 2018 Václav Terroir Pinot Blanc

    Second wine pair: 2019 Balaž Chardonnay | 2016 Bala...

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    I continue my journey in the Czech Republic, visiting Gurdau Winery in Kurdějov. We hear the story of how the region’s vineyards fell into disrepair, reducing from 400 ha to zero as recently as the 19...

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