• 00:13

    Winemaker Week: Kristina Van Lobel Sels 93+ Bordeaux Style Wines

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    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

  • 00:15

    Winemaker Week: Gilles Nicault Director of Winemaking at Long Shadows

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    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". 

  • 00:13

    Winemaker Week: Finger Lakes Winemaker Dave Breeden on New York Riesling

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    Joing hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard, Wild 4 Washington Wine, as they talk to Finger Lakes winemaker Dave Breeden from Sheldrake Point Winery.

  • 01:32

    The Best Summer Wine: Riesling Winemaker Conversations

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    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).
     

  • 00:22

    Insider Interview with Winemaker Elias Fernandez

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    Jennifer interviews Elias Fernandez, award winning winemaker for Shafer Vineyards.  He has been with the family-owned winery for 29 years.  

  • 00:24

    The Wine that Beat the French: Chateau Montelena's New Head Winemaker

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    They shocked the world by winning the white wine competition for their Chardonnay at the famous "Judgement of Paris" in 1976 and are largely responsible for the wild success of Chardonnay in the States.  This summer, the famous Bo Barrett passed the Head Winemaking baton off to Matthew Crafton.  The Wine Muse catches up with Matt to find out about his philosophy and see if the pressure of that great win--mythic in nature now--sets an unrealistic standard for him to follow.


    He'll also give his opinion on the current state of perception and appreciation of Chardonnay in the world.


    Listen to more winemakers talk about Chardonnay at this link.


    www.minstrelandmuse.com
    www.wild4washingtonwine.com

  • 01:02

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

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    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.

  • 01:07

    The Drifting Winemaker

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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 allaboutwine101@gmail.com

  • 00:51

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 00:53

    2nd Annual Thanksgiving & Holiday Wines & Hard Ciders

    in Entertainment

    Wine Muse hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard, from Wild 4 Washington Wine, ring in the holiday season with the 2nd Annual Ideas for the Holidays: Holiday Wines, Sparkling Wines, Champagnes and Hard Ciders.  


    If you like wine, you might enjoy these winemaker conversations answering the question: What's So Great About Pinot Noir?


    Part One: Chile Pinot, Francois Lurton


    Part Two: California (Carneros) Pinot, Michael Richmond


    Part Three: Oregon Pinot, Steve Lutz

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