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If you work in wine or would like to, subscribe to Interpreting Wine and discover the latest trends in the drinks and hospitality industry. Special focus on wine education for WSET Diploma (Level 4) and MW (Master of Wine) students.
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Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com    Brno and South Moravia special featuring bar and bistro Atelier. We first hear from Milan describing how he fell in love with hospitality before describing the origins of Atelier and how it developed from a pop-up to its current permanent site in Brno. Arielle talks about her transition from working in hospitality in New York to moving to Brno and establishing Civil Wines. Milan takes us on a virtual tour of Atelier, changes over time and how it was received in the local and Expat communities. Before Arielle goes deeper into the reaction and Atelier’s place within the Expat scene. On the food side we talk about authenticity and how Atelier stays true to its place in Moravia while bringing in their influences. Milan then introduces us to the Cuvee Atlelier produced by local winery Plener. Arielle first looks ahead to the development of Civil Wines and wider promotion of Brno as a tourist destination. Milan talks about his focus going forward and how Atelier will keep developing.   Episode outline: Origin Story: Milan and Arielle Atelier Virtual tour Authenticity of local food while integrating inspiration from outside Tasting: Plener Cuvee Atelier Looking ahead   Guest contact details: Milan: https://www.instagram.com/atelier_bistro/ Arielle: https://www.instagram.com/civilwines/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Milan Bukovsky, Atelier Bar + Bistro and Arielle DeSoucey, Civil Wines Date recorded: 10 Aug 2020 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com    We finish our brief tour of Organic Spain with a podcast first, an island producer from Mallorca, Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora, growing on 20 hectares across 8 plots. Our first stop with Bàrbara is in one of their vineyards, which was chosen to illustrate the past and present of the project. She tells us about her multi-generational connection with the land, how the project started and its philosophy. We get an insight into local grape varieties Callet, Manto Negro, Prensal and how they perform in the local terroir and also the interplay with older French varieties. We get an overview of the winery’s three ranges of wine Sincronia, Acrollam and two premium reds, Trispol and Sotil. Our second stop takes us to a vineyard showing the future of the winery to the site of a Prensal vineyard. Looking closely at the plant and an overview of the harvest dates. Before we head back to the winery for a tasting and explanation of three wines, the Acrollam Blanc, the Acrollam rosé and the 2017 Trispol. Bàrbara then looks ahead to travel plans, which were still valid last year. These will give you a sense of where these wines are being enjoyed around the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story.  Vineyard Tour Tasting Looking ahead    Wines tasted: Acrollam Blanc Organic (https://www.enotriacoe.com/products/still-wine/2018-acrollam-blanc-organic-mesquida-mora) Acrollam Rosé Organic 2017 Trispol All wines at https://en.mesquidamora.com/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora Date recorded: 2 May 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com    Next stop on the journey through Organic Spain is Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas in Utiel Requena. I had the pleasure of visiting the winery and pulling up a barrel for a 1:1. He gives a brief overview of the family history before taking us behind the winery’s decision to transition into 100% organic viticulture. He gives an overview of the Utiel Requena region and specifically the local bobal grape and how it performs in the regions’ soil, before talking about the winery’s own denominación de origen, D.O.P. Pago de los Balagueses. We get a virtual tour of the different sites, across the main winery and Pago de los Balagueses. Rodolfo takes us through the different wines in their range, that includes cava, white, rosé and red and wines made in stainless steel, oak and amphora. Demonstrating his sense of experimentation as well as his connection to the past. He talks about the export structure for the winery, discussing where his range is being enjoyed. Enotourism, given the winery’s location 20 minutes from Valencia and 1 hour 40 from Madrid. We taste two wines, 2015 Caprasia Bobal and 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah. Before Rodolfo looks ahead and what constitutes continuous improvement for his very different wine ranges.   Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: 2015 Caprasia Bobal (Tech sheet: https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Caprasia-Bobal-%C3%81nfora.pdf 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah (https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Pago-Balagueses-Syrah.pdf UK importer: www.vintageroots.co.uk Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas Date recorded: 4 October 2018 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com    We start our journey across Organic Spain in the Santa Olalla area of Toledo. Uva de Vida were one of the first wineries I ever visited when starting the podcast in 2017. So it is my pleasure to finally be able to bring you their story here. We hear from Carmen the origins of both her interest in wine production and connection with the land. Before trying two wines based on the nine hectares of graciano they farm. The 2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' and the 2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ a wine blending a small proportion of wine from the following three vintages. Before she looks ahead to the impact they are making in the local community and the message they want their wines to take out into the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: 2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' Graciano  2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ Looking ahead   https://www.uvadevida.com/ https://www.instagram.com/uvadevida/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Maria Carmen López Delgado, Uva De Vida Date recorded: 12 March 2018 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Today’s episode of the podcast is a Rosé tasting for Diploma students with Anne McHale MW.  En route to becoming an MW, Anne collected three awards for outstanding achievement, covering both the theory and tasting components. Calibrate your palate with Anne’s as she assesses the 2019 Provence rosé from Le Grand Cros at WSET Level 4. Fear not, if you can’t get this exact rosé you can still taste along with any young Provence rosé. Anne gives exam tips specific to rosé, covering bottle ageing and identifying Old World vs. New World rosé. Before broadening out into general advice for Diploma exams, and discussing her Diplomatherapy online coaching service. Simply a must listen if you or anyone you know is sitting unit D3 this October. Episode outline: Anne origin story Practical tasting of Le Grand Cros Rosé 2019 at SAT Level 4 Bottle Ageing in Rosé Identifying Rosé from Old or New world Exam technique for wine appearance Assessing three wines in an exam setting Quality Assessment in the D3 exam Diplomatherapy deep dive Find out more about Diplomatherapy at www.annemchale.com/diplomacoaching Please mention ‘Interpreting Wine’ if you sign up for the waiting list. Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Anne McHale MW Date recorded: 29 June 2020 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com 
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine   We finish this Slovenia series with a visit to Zaro wines in the Istrian peninsula. Perhaps fittingly they are located in the far West of Slovenia, close to borders with Italy and Croatia. Even more fittingly the rain was coming down as we sheltered under an umbrella for Matej to describe the history, landscape and microclimate of his vineyard sites. This informs the house philosophy to grape growing and winemaking, and ultimately the style of the wine. From our spot in the vineyards we head to the cellar and taste a trio of barrel samples. Before heading to the Manzoli Wine Bar in the centre of Isola, where we taste the current vintages of the previously tasted barrel samples. And finish proceedings with a tasting of two reds. Listen right the way through for details of the Orange Wine Festival that the winery helps to arrange in Vienna.   Episode outline: Hillside: Terroir Origin Story Cellar: Barrel sample tasting Manzioli Wine Bar: Tasting Orange Wine Festival Wines tasted in cellar Malvazija Istriana 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2018 Barrel Sample Wines tasted in wine bar Malvazija Istriana 2018 Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2017 Zaro Refosk 2016 Zaro ‘Gran Morer’ 2016 www.vinozaro.com Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Matej Zaro, Zaro Wines Date recorded: 25 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine   Nearing the end of the trip, we kicked off my last day in Slovenia with an interview with Mojca Cvetek, Founder of Enjoy Slovenia, the tour company who organised the logistics for all parts of the epic three day tour. And Fine Slovenian wine, the webshop where you can purchase wines from the series. We hear the chain of events that awoke her entrepreneurial spirit and saw her launch first Slovenian wine selections and then found Enjoy Slovenia to bring visitors closer to the real Slovenia. We hear how she builds relationships with winemakers and get an insight into some of the authentic experiences her clients have enjoyed over the time, giving a real insight into the mindset of Slovenian hospitality.   Episode outline: Enjoy Slovenia origin Story Developing winemaker relationships Slovenia culture deep dive Health benefits Ljubljana Looking ahead   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Mojca Cvetek, Enjoy Slovenia, Fine Slovenian Wine Date recorded: 245 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine   We finished the second full day touring in Slovenia with a visit to Vrabči Homestead in Pliskovica, less than 10 minutes from Rencel by car, staying in the Karst region, close to the Italian border. Here we were greeted by brothers Ivo and Edi Šuc, responsible between them for production and sales and marketing respectively. Edi takes the lead on the interview, we get an introduction to the brothers, before discussing production methods and regional drinking culture. Before embarking on an epic tasting ranging from the wine that they produce for consumption in its own right and use as the base for their spirits, in all 4 wines and 10 spirits. Edi interspersing each with local flavour and insight into the traditions that the brothers are helping to preserve.  Episode outline: Origin Story Production methods Drinking culture Tasting Wines: Malvazija Terran 2015 Non oblitus Terran Liqueur  Spirits Doktor Suc 38 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/doktor-suc-38/) Orehovc (semi-sweet spirit with walnut) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/orehovc-semi-sweet-spirit-with-walnut/) Sage  Koromac (semi-sweet spirit with fennel) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/koromac-semi-sweet-spirit-with-fennel/) Tropinovec (grape marc spirit) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/tropinovec-grape-marc-spirit/) Herb distillate Brandy Terra Rossa Koretto (grape marc spirit coffee) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/koretto-grape-marc-spirit-coffee/) Sostanca za BRINTONIK (a blend of juniper brandy with domestic spirits) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/sostanca-za-brintonik-a-blend-of-juniper-brandy-with-domestic-spirits/) Brinjevec Visits can be organised by emailing info@vrabci.si Hostel Pliskovica: https://www.facebook.com/HOSTELKRAS/ https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/homestead-vrabci/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Edi Šuc, Vrabci Homestead Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine   Leaving the Cejkotova Homestead Goče it was a short drive to cross into the Karst region, close to the Italian border. Here we were met by winemaker Joško Renčel and son-in-law Žiga Ferlež, who handled the interview on Joško’s behalf. We first hear the origin story of the winery and we get a virtual tour of the terroir in the region. We take a look inside the two cellars before tasting 5 wines. All with age, some with significant age, that perfectly shows the style and philosophy of Renčel Boutique Wines.   Episode outline: Origin Story Terroir tour Cellar tour Tasting Looking ahead   Wines tasted: Teran 2006 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/teran-rencel/) Vitovska 2015 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/vitovska-rencel/) Sauvignon 2015 Golden tears, 2006 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/golden-tears-rencel/) 2003 Sweet Wine Barrel Sample   https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/rencel/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Žiga Ferlež, Renčel Boutique Wines Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com    Continuing our journey in the Vipava Valley we arrived at the village of Goče meeting Davorin Mesesnel and his son Christian. They are an integrated farm, with animals, vegetables and produce around 20,000 bottles each year from a mixture of local and international varieties. They specialise in wines that have been aged. We get a deep dive into their approach to farming and winemaking. Christian then takes us to look at their current winery, talks production and how they treat the Rebula grape. Finally we head to the 700 year old cellar and taste a special local dessert wine.   Episode outline: Origin Story Farming philosophy Winery tour. Rebula Tasting.  Old cellar   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Davorin and Christian Mesesnel, Cejkotova Homestead Goče Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine   Setting out on our second full day of wine tasting we left Sanctum in the Slovenian Styria and traveled West via Ljubljana to the Vipava valley one of the sub regions of the Primorska region. Working on 15 hectares, Guerilla is one of the few certified biodynamic wineries in the country. We started at the site of their modern cellar, looking out to the home blocks. Exploring the rebula, zelen and vineyards we take a deep dive into their terroir. And at the winery we take the same path that the grapes take which uncovers the history and philosophy of the winery. Before tasting 7 wines that represent the three lines of wine, Guerilla Classic, Guerilla Selection and Guerilla Extreme.   Episode outline: Slovenia regional overview Regional Soil  Rebula vineyard tour Zelen vineyard tour Winery tour Wine Tasting   Wines tasted: Castra brut nature 2016 (http://guerila.si/wine/castra-brut-nature/?lang=en) Zelen 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/zelen/?lang=en) Pinela 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/pinela/?lang=en) Malvazija 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/malvazija/?lang=en) Retro selection 2017 (http://guerila.si/wine/retro-selection/?lang=en) Rebula extreme 2016 http://guerila.si/wine/rebula-extreme/?lang=en Amphora red 2016 (http://guerila.si/wine/amphora-red/?lang=en)   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Martin Gruzovin, Guerila Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine Leaving Maribor following the tasting and cellar tour we headed North to the Slovenian Styria and Sanctum cellar. With Špela Stržišar partner of Sanctum Wines Founder Marko Podkubovsek we learn just how deep the winemaking tradition runs in the Slovenian terroir. We hear in-depth the philosophy behind Sanctum and perhaps never before has anyone described just how committed one has to be to make wine, when you’re trying to make the best wine you can. Winemaker Nick Gee joins us for a tasting of three wines, and we look ahead to the future of Sanctum. Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: Chardonnay, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/chardonnay-sanctum/) Pinot Noir, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/pinot-noir-sanctum/) My Red, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/my-red-sanctum/) https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/sanctum/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Špela Stržišar and Winemaker Nick Gee, Sanctum Wine Date recorded: 23 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Starting at the Old Vine House with our guide we are introduced to some of the artefacts and the story of the world’s oldest vine, which grows alongside the property. We then look into the present of Slovenian winemaking, we get an overview of the regions and their influence on the winemaking culture. Before tasting six wines that illustrate the regional style and diversity. The second part of the episode looks into the past of Slovenian winemaking with a tour of Vinag Wine Cellar. Touching on the political turmoil that dramatically affected the way wine was made in Slovenia when it was part of Yugoslavia. You’ll also hear about exceptional vintages to look out from the latter part of the 20th century. Episode outline: What happens with the wine from the oldest vine in the world? Virtual tour of Slovenian winegrowing regions. Comparative tasting of Slovenian wines Vinag Wine Cellar: Look into the past of winemaking in Slovenia, inside a concrete barrel Wines tasted: Freser, Laški Rizling 2018 (https://www.freser.si/en/shop/product/vina/laski-rizling) Sauvignon Extrem 2016 (https://www.instagram.com/menostavnodobravina) Falot, Sauvignon 2018 (http://www.falot.si/) Bajta Modra Frankinja (Blaufrankisch) Rosé Pét Nat (https://www.kobalwines.si/wine-2/?lang=en) MARKUS Renski rizling 2015 (https://www.freser.si/en/shop/product/vina/markus-renski-rizling) Ducal Wines, Laški rizling (welschriesling) 2013 (https://ducalwines.com/en/ducal-wines/) For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Maribor Wine Deep Dive Date recorded: 23 September 2019   Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  Continuing the journey around Slovenia. Today’s episode begins Day 2 of the tour. Following a night at the Mond Hotel. The only wine hotel in Slovenia, which has room’s sponsored by individual winemakers, which is located within Slovenia’s Styria region. We started with a visit to Vino Gaube, a short drive from the hotel. This family winery operates on a very human scale and is known for the approachable nature of its wines. That being said, the varied terroir, age of vines, changing weather conditions and openness to experiment has seen a broadening of production and now includes aged whites and pinot noir. Episode outline: Origin Story Virtual estate tour. Grapes, soils and climate. Wine tasting Vino Gaube export markets   https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/gaube/   Wines tasted: Welschriesling 2018 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/riesling-italico-welschriesling-gaube/) Sylvaner 2018 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/sylvaner-gaube/) Kaspar (Chardonnay, sur lie) 2017 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/kaspar-chardonnay-sur-lie-gaube/) Pinot Noir 2017   For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/   Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine   Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Hotel Mond Website: https://thecasinomond.com/en/hotel-and-wellness/our-wine-story   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Patrik Gaube, Vino Gaube Date recorded: 23 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
To subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  We started our journey in the Posavje region in the far East of country almost on the Croatian border at Vino Graben. Father and daughter winemaking team Janez and Zala Šekoranja make a huge selection of wines on a little over seven hectares. Working on a human scale their philosophy is to let the wine express the nature of the grapes they grow. To stay true to that philosophy they produce over 100 different wines, some in minute quantities. Episode outline: Origin Story Different styles of wine Decanter explanation Looking outside the cellar https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/vino-graben/ Wines tasted: Rumeni Plavec Pinot Grigio 2007  Pinot Grigio 2015 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/pinot-grigio-vino-graben/) Traminer 2009 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/traminer-vino-graben/) Gamay 2007 Gamay 2009 Grand cinq 2015 Chardonnay 2015 (semi-sweet) Traminer Grape Selection 2012 (sweet) For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Zala and Janez Šekoranja, Vino Graben Date recorded: 22 September 2019   To subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com
Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Covering a cognac producer in depth for the first time on the podcast, Frapin cellar master Patrice Piveteau gives an orientation to the 750 year history of Frapin and takes us through the process of cognac production in the region. We of course try two cognacs from their range and Patrice expertly describes the emotion behind the evolution and sensory experience of each. Touching also on the use of cognac in cocktails, and for food pairings, which has helped keep the category relevant and a favourite of bartenders and sommeliers around the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story Cognac production Adaptation in the face of change The Cognac Frapin philosophy and range Cognac Tasting Future cognac drinkers Communication Looking ahead   Cognacs tasted: VSOP Grande Champagne Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/VSOP+Grande+Champagne Château Fontpinot X.O. Grande Champagne Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/Ch%C3%A2teau+Fontpinot+X.O.+Grande+Champagne   Guest website: https://www.cognac-frapin.com/en/   Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin Date recorded: 19 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  
Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Steve Smith MW holds one of the most prestigious wine qualifications in the world. A discussion that charts his early career and place at the forefront of some of the most iconic New Zealand wine brands in the world, including Villa Maria and Craggy Range. Before we go in depth into his current twin projects Smith & Sheth and Pyramid Valley. A timely reminder of the diversity of the region and a deep dive into how modern, high end New Zealand winemaking is inextricably linked to its past while creating its future.    Episode outline: Origin Story Mentorship and academia Villa Maria The MW journey and advice Craggy Range Smith and Sheth, Natural M.A.D.E   Wines tasted: Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Wairau+Sauvignon+Blanc/2019 Cru Omahu Cantera 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Omahu+Cantera   Guest website: https://www.smithandsheth.com/ https://www.pyramidvalley.co.nz/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley Date recorded: 16 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  
Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Laurent provides the most in depth coverage I’ve ever given to the Beaujolais region. Starting first with his own origins and reflections on different experiences in winemaking, before taking us on a virtual tour of the region via its cru and terroir. He covers the gamay grape that has made its home in the region and talks market value over time. Before taking us on a tour of the Henry Fessy cellar and into the glass with two cru Beaujolais he chose from their range, the Régnié 2016 and the Brouilly 2017. If you’ve ever wanted a private tour of Beaujolais, its terroir and winemaking culture this is the episode for you.    Episode outline: Origin Story Winemaking on a different scale A tour of the Crus terroir Gamay grapes Changing winemaking styles in Beaujolais over time Henry Fessy deep dive Wine tasting Looking ahead   Wines tasted: Château des Reyssiers Régnié 2016 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Ch%C3%A2teau+des+Reyssiers+R%C3%A9gni%C3%A9/2016 Brouilly 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Brouilly/2017   Guest website: https://www.henryfessy.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy Date recorded: 18 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  
Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw Cristina Mariana-May tells us the history of the founding of Banfi Wines in New York, before taking us on a virtual tour of Montalcino and the Estate known as Castello Banfi. Here, the wines are only part of the story, with only a third of the property planted in vines and the single contiguous property a site of study, exploration, collaboration, as well as beauty. She then leads a tasting of two Castello Banfi wines, a 2018 Vermentino and the outstanding 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. A highly engaging way to escape to Italy at this challenging time through her wines and culture. Enjoy! Episode outline: Origin Story Italy to New York and back to Montalcino Adjustments in the wake of COVID19 Virtual tour of Castello Banfi and subsoil Wines tasted: La Pettegola Vermentino IGT Toscana 2018 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/La+Pettegola+Vermentino/2018 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/Brunello+Di+Montalcino/2015 Looking ahead Guest website: https://castellobanfi.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi Date recorded: 17 April 2020 Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  
Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw Will Oatley and Richard Nunn take us on a virtual tour of the company to kick off this 30th anniversary series. The series itself represents their commitment to shorten the distance between their customers and producers during this time. They unpick the foundations of this business and give insight into its longevity. Before going straight into a tasting of two wines chosen by the pair that potentially offer a look into the past and present of the company. Finishing with a look ahead to how the current crisis might change things forever in their business. Episode outline: Richard (first) and Will (second) origin stories Career Progression in the wine industry Louis Latour Agencies overview Media and technology over 30 years Adaptation and looking ahead Wines tasted: McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/McHenry+Hohnen/Hazel's+Vineyard+Chardonnay/2014 Louis Latour Ardèche Chardonnay 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Louis+Latour/Ard%C3%A8che+Chardonnay Producer website:  https://www.mchenryhohnen.com.au/  https://www.louislatour.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Will Oatley and Richard Nunn, Louis Latour Agencies Date recorded: 16 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  
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