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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.
Join the Wine Down Diva as she discusses another good wine from Lindeman's Bin Series...Bin 65 Chardonnay! For more information, visit them here:
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Join the Wine Down Diva as she reviews A by Acacia Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay tonight after a long holiday weekend and week off. To learn more about Acacia Vineyards, visit them here:
Shout out and thanks to the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown [Atlanta] GA for gifting the bottle for review.
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This is a replay of an archived show from 2011.
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.
Welcome to Off the Vine with Benita and Terricinia. Benita and Terricinia will talk about wine, trips, and have a really fun time! Tune in because you'll never what guests they will have lined up. Get Your glass in hand, be ready for Something to Wine About.
This week we will talk about Chardonnay! The World's Favorite White Wine! Tweet Questions to @MWHYRadio #OfftheVine
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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
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".
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