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Join hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard, from Wild 4 Washington Wine, for a conversation about what it means to make wines in the "bordeaux-style" in Washington State with award-winning winemaker Anna Schafer from aMaurice Cellars.
Anna Schafer Winemaker, Founder aMaurice Cellars:
As one of the founders of àMaurice, Anna has dedicated her time to creating wines with a unique quality. Her talent is her palate and curiosity of winemaking. As a practically trained winemaker, she works both hemispheres to taste wine in the vineyard. She worked harvest in Mendoza, Argentina for winemaker Paul Hobbs's Viña Cobos in 2006 and 2007. Anna brings to the wine a world perspective having visited thirty-six countries. Her most unique wine experience was in the Szechwan province, China, enjoying Tibetan barley wine.
Speaker at Aspen Food and Wine, Women for Democracy and Taste Washington. Only female and youngest Top New Winemaker by Seattle Magazine.
Make sure to join Linda and William for The Wine Muse World Tour.
Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine have a conversation with the winemaker for Arbor Crest Winery, a pioneer in the Washington state wine industry. Their bordeux-style Dionysus wine is highly rated, regularly garnering 91-93 ratings from the major wine magazines.
Grab a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy Winemaker Week on Minstrel and Muse and make sure and tune in every third Thursday of the month for The Wine Muse World Tour.
In September we'll be talking to 4 world-class Chardonnay winemakers, including the winemaker for Chateau Montelena who beat the French in a blind testing in 1976, about "The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Chardonnay."
Arbor Crest Winery
Join hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard (Wild 4 Washington Wine) for a conversation with the Gilles Nicault, Director of Winemaking for Long Shadows Vintners, a winery that brings together the Rock Stars of winemaking for all the major worldwide wine regions. He is also the winemaker for Long Shadows' acclaimed Chester-Kidder, a Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah blend.
Gilles grew up in southern France and graduated from the University of Avignon with a degree in viticulture and enology. He honed his craft in the fabled hillside vineyards and wineries of Cotes du Rhone, Provence and Champagne. In 1994, already a vintner of rising fame in his homeland, Gilles traveled to Washington State to expand his winemaking.
Impressed by Washington State's vineyards, he stayed in the Columbia Valley, working for Staton Hills and Hogue Cellars before joining Woodward Canyon in 1996, where he stayed until moving to Long Shadows in June 2003. Sharing Woodward Canyon's passion for world-class wines, Gilles soon found Woodward Canyon's founder Rick Small was his ideal mentor and biggest champion. In 1999, Woodward Canyon named Gilles head of enology and production.
Gilles is married to French-born winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars, an upcoming guest on the Wine Muse show, "The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Chardonnay".
Joing hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard, Wild 4 Washington Wine, as they talk to Finger Lakes winemaker Dave Breeden from Sheldrake Point Winery.
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Marbue Marke – Winemaker, Artist, Individualist
In a world of lock-step wines, Marbue goes his own way. Originally from Sierra Leone, his name alone elicits something unique and out of the ordinary. Both he and his wines are just that. Marbue Marke is one of the most talented winemakers I’ve ever worked with… he brings a talent and a passion that tends toward the extraordinary in everything he does. – John Caldwell
Deep inside our 22,000 square foot cave, surrounded by the earth in which the grapes are grown, Marbue makes thoughtful and artistic interpretations of this vineyard into wine. “I know what I want and what I’m looking for in any given wine,” Marbue says. “I’m not chasing a trend or a number. The grape has a voice, and my job is to hear what its saying and to amplify it for everyone to hear and enjoy."
Join us for a lively discussion on the ART OF WINE!
Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine head to Germany, New York and Washington State to talk to winemakers about the world's favorite summer wine, Riesling.
Their first stop will be Germany to speak with winemaker/owner Anne Eifel and taste her Heinz Eifel Spatlese Mosel carried by Winesellers LtD. Afterward, they'll move on to Washington and talk to the world's leading producer of Riesling, Ste. Michelle, and their white wine maker, Wendy Stuckey. They'll delve further into Washington Riesling with the Long Shadows highly acclaimed Poet's Leap Riesling and a conversation with their Director of Winemaking, Gilles Nicault. Finally, they'll end their tour in New York where the hosts will chat with winemaker David Breeden from Sheldrake Point Winery in the Finger Lakes region.
Get your FREE audio book and one month trial at Audible. We recommend the book: The Juice: Vinous Veritas by Jay McInerney. His collection of vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs (“Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time” —Mario Batali), by esteemed critics (“Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative” —Robert M. Parker Jr.), and by the media (“His wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable” —The New York Times).
3rd Thursday Wine Muse hosts, Linda Rez and William Pollard (Wild4WashingtonWine), explore the varietals that make spring and summer POP. Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Blanc, Riesling, Rose', Sauvignon Blanc, and sparklings, all wines you'll want to enjoy on a hot day.
Special guests include winemakers from several regions: Mike Bayliss from Yamhill Carlton's AVA, Ghost Hill Cellers introducing his 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc, Wayne Bailey from McMinville, Orgeon's, Youngberg Hill Vineyards introducing his Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and Chris Kajani from Carneros, California's Bouchaine Vineyards introducing her Riesling.
Call in and share your favorite spring/summer wine. 909.202.8606
Third Thursday Wine Muse: To Decant or Not to Decant, That is the Question.
Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard will speak to Steve Lutz, vigneron, winemaker and proprieter of Lenne Estate to get a first-source perspective on decanting. How do we know which wines to decant and which not to decant? How can decanting improve OR destroy a wine?
The hosts will also do a LIVE test on the show:
1. Pouring directly from the bottle to the glass.
2. Pouring through an aerator to the glass.
3. Pouring into a decanter, letting it sit, and then pouring it into the glass.
William will also share his reviews on industry leading aerators.
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Tonight on All About Wine, we will have Mike Horton "The Drifting Winemaker".
Mike is a winemaker, traveler, surfer, photographer and writer, just to name a few of his passions. He has written about winemaking and production, wine regions, reviews and his adventures. He will share his experiences and knowledge with us on-air.
Mike is talking to us from Bali in Indonesia, where he traveled to from Australia.
Call our guest line and talk with our guest, Mike and show host Ron, by dialing (646) 727-3235 during the LIVE show. Or, email the show at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
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