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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.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com
Join hosts Linda Rez and wine writer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine for The Wine Muse World Tour every third Thursday of the month. We'll choose a wine and announce it a month ahead of time so that our listeners can taste, review and share their thoughts during the show. Call in or TWEET in with the hashtag #WineMuse.
Tonight's show kicks off the world tour in Washington state. We'll have a conversation with winemaker Keith Pilgrim who, with his wife ReNae, owns the Terra Blanca winery in Columbia Valley. We'll be tasting their Terra Blanc Arch Terrace Cabernet '09. Keith will share the inspiration and history behind the bottle.
Light-hearted, fun, and open to all. Grab a glass and this wonderful bottle of cabernet and call us!
Here's the information for our next show: Wine Muse World Tour stops at Mendoza, Argentina to taste Malbec.
Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine get "GROOVY" with GRUNER. They head to Austria on The Wine Muse World Tour to taste the Biohof Pratsch Gruner Veltliner.
After Austria, the hosts will return to the States for an interview with Washington winemaker and owner of Syncline Wine, James Mantone.
Grab a glass of Gruner and join them.
Here's a fantastic article about Gruner on Wine Folly.
Hosts Linda Reznicek and William Pollard, wine writer and reviewer at Wild 4 Washington Wine, explore the up and down trajectory of the world's favorite varietal, Chardonnay, through the words of great Chardonnay winemakers.
Why did Chardonnay go out of favor, or did it? What makes a GREAT Chardonnay?
Chateau Montelena: They won the the white wine competition at the famous "Judgement of Paris;" their winemaker Matt Crafton will share the philosophy behind their great Chardonnay.
Bouchaine Vineyards: A 40 year pioneer in the California wine industry, Michael Richmond founded Acacia Wines in the Carneros district of Napa Valley and now makes wine for Bouchaine. He brings the history and his love of wine education, experience, and adventure.
Forgeron Cellars: Winemaker and managing partner Marie-Eve Gilla was trained in the Burgundy region of France and understands the long tradition of great Chardonnay craftsmanship.
Cote Bonneville: Kerry Shiels' Chardonnays are hailed as some of the best, regularly garnering 94's by the major wine magazines. She brings her lifelong experience and intimacy with the fruit to winemaking.
Join us for an evening of Chardonnay and Chardonnay artistry and genius.
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