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  • 01:02

    What's So Great About Pinot Noir: Part II Michael Richmond

    in Entertainment

    The Minstrel and Muse Wine Tour, 3rd Thursdays.  November's show: New World Pinot Noir: California (Carneros), Oregon, and Chile through the words of winemakers on the episode What's So Great About Pinot Noir?


    Miles (From Sideways) on Pinot Noir: "It's a hard grape to grow... it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then...its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet."


    Part I: Francois Lurton, 5th generation wine grower from Bordeaux. Owner, Francois Lurton SA.  Imported by Winesellers LTD.


    Tonight's epsiode is Part II: Michael Richmond from Bouchaine Vineyards in the famed Carneros region of California.  He helped found the Steamboat Pinot Conference over 30 years ago, which attracted winemakers from around the world and brought them together to share experiences and knowledge to help increase quality.  He founded Acacia winery and is now head winemaker at Bouchaine.


    Part III: Steve Lutz winemaker for Lenne' Estate in Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon.  He chose a vineyard site with the "worst soil in the county".  We'll find out why it's producing exceptional pinot.

  • 00:51

    What's So Great About Pinot Noir: Part 3 Steve Lutz Lenne Estate

    in Entertainment

    The Minstrel and Muse Wine Tour, 3rd Thursdays.  November's show: New World Pinot Noir: California (Carneros), Oregon, and Chile through the words of winemakers on the episode What's So Great About Pinot Noir?


    Miles (From Sideways) on Pinot Noir: "It's a hard grape to grow... it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then...its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet."


    Part I: Francois Lurton, 5th generation wine grower from Bordeaux. Owner, Francois Lurton SA.


    Part II: Michael Richmond from Bouchaine Vineyards in the famed Carneros region of California.  He helped found the Steamboat Pinot Conference over 30 years ago, which attracted winemakers from around the world and brought them together to share experiences and knowledge to help increase quality.  He founded Acacia winery and is now head winemaker at Bouchaine.


    Today's episode is Part III: Steve Lutz winemaker for Lenne' Estate in Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon.  He chose a vineyard site with the "worst soil in the county".  We'll find out why it's producing exceptional pinot.

  • 00:51

    What's So Great About Pinot Noir: Part 3 Steve Lutz Lenne Estate

    in Entertainment

    The Minstrel and Muse Wine Tour, 3rd Thursdays.  November's show: New World Pinot Noir: California (Carneros), Oregon, and Chile through the words of winemakers on the episode What's So Great About Pinot Noir?


    Miles (From Sideways) on Pinot Noir: "It's a hard grape to grow... it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then...its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet."


    Part I: Francois Lurton, 5th generation wine grower from Bordeaux. Owner, Francois Lurton SA. Imported by Winesellers Ltd.


    Part II: Michael Richmond from Bouchaine Vineyards in the famed Carneros region of California.  He helped found the Steamboat Pinot Conference over 30 years ago, which attracted winemakers from around the world and brought them together to share experiences and knowledge to help increase quality.  He founded Acacia winery and is now head winemaker at Bouchaine.


    Today's episode is Part III: Steve Lutz winemaker for Lenne' Estate in Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon.  He chose a vineyard site with the "worst soil in the county".  We'll find out why it's producing exceptional pinot.

  • 01:11

    Cinema in Noir - The Challenges Facing Women Directors

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. In this edition we discuss the Sundance Insstitute and Women in Film study that  shows that women directors are more likely to helm indie films than major studio films.

  • 01:02

    Cinema in Noir - Daredevil Recap & Amandla Stenberg on Cultural Appropriation

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. This week we will recap the latest Netflix series, Daredevil and discuss Amandla Stenberg's video on cultural appropriation. 

  • 01:13

    Cinema In Noir - Too Diverse and Too Real for TV?

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. On the latest episode, we discuss the controversial Deadline article that suggests there is too much diversity in the upcoming TV pilot season.  

  • 01:19

    Cinema in Noir - Thanksgiving Edition

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. In hnor of the upcoming Thansgiving holiday, we will list which films/TV shows, talent and trends we're most thankful to see this year.

  • 00:55

    Serena - Noir City Video Editor

    in Art

    Serena Bramble is a film officianado with a love of classic films. She expressed her love of Film Noir by create a montage called Endless Night and just like Lana Turner she got discovered. Film Noir Foundation, a California based film society, found her video on You Tube. They were so blown away by her editing skills that they created an award just so they could acknowledge her talent. Serena is a perfect example of someone following her passion for editing and got her work recognized by the mainstream film loving community.



    The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir
    Brief Encounters of the Cinematic Kind (Serena's Blog)


     


     

  • 01:29

    Cinema in Noir - Q&A with Lexi Alexander

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. On this edition, we discuss  the recent Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, NAACP Image and AAFCA award nominations.  We also chat with director Lexi Alexander.

  • 01:09

    Cinema in Noir - Golden Globes and Our 2015 Movie Resolutions

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    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. On this edition we discuss our picks for the Golden Globe winners. We also discuss which movies we’re most looking forward to this year, and what we’d like to see happen in Hollywood this year

  • 01:18

    Cinema in Noir - NAACP Award Recap

    in Film

    Hosted by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, "Cinema in Noir" covers the latest casting news, reviews, and interviews with the best and brightest talent in film. In this edition, we discuss the winner and surprises at the recent NAACP Image Awards and the Directors Guild Awards