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Wine Smart - The Power to Buy and Sell

Author: Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier, Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits

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Knowledge is the fuel that powers intelligent buying and selling. Fuel up with Wine Smart the 10-minute podcast from Ron Edwards, Master Sommelier the Director of Wine Education at Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits. Ron provides easy access, premium information for the beverage professional. Get Wine Smart anytime, anywhere so you can buy and sell better.

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Text the ShowOur resident spirits expert and Vice President of Wholesale Spirits Portfolio joins me with news of the coming Whisky Loch. What is it? Why is it happening? How do buyers navigate it? Invest 10 minutes with us to learn more.
The Dirt on Dirt

The Dirt on Dirt

2024-05-0311:49

Text the ShowWhy do all the geeks and winemakers talk about vineyard geology and soil? Invest 10 minutes with me to find out. There is a cause-and-effect relationship with the final wine and I offer a simpler way to approach it than trying to figure out if the chalk in the soil means a chalk taste in the wine.
Text the ShowValpolicella blends unique local grapes into a broad range of styles that cover almost every wine drinker. Invest 10 minutes with me to explore the styles and stipulations of Valpolicella DOP.Explore:ZenatoValpolicella Consorzio
Text the ShowVinho Verde is a wine ready to satisfy the en vogue wish of fresh, lower alcohol, and authentic. Even so, there are a range of styles and a host of marvelous indigenous grapes to explore. Invest 10 minutes with me so that you can confidently explore and discuss Vinho Verde.ExploreVinho Verde DOPJoão Portugal RamosBroadbent Vinho Verde
Text the ShowThe elevated plain of the Duero River valley offers deep, textured Tempranillo wines. No Spanish wine selection is complete without this region. Invest 10-minutes with me to find out the special attributes of this great wine region.Explore:Consejo ReguladorBodegas Portia
Text the ShowThe Royal Slope AVA has tremendous growing conditions for all your favorite grapes due to elevation changes and geology variations. Invest 10 minutes with me to dive into the realities of Royal Slope.Explore Further:Novelty HillJanuik WineryMatthewsJaine
Text the ShowLong Island is a source of wine with elegance and balance. Invest a little time with me to find out why this emerging region deserves your attention. Explore:Wölffer Estate
Text the ShowSustainability is more than just pesticide reduction and water conservation. LODI RULES was born out of ten years of farmer-led research and development and has only gained converts year after year. Invest 10 minutes with me to begin to understand this powerful certification born from farmers wanting to think multi-generationally.More ResourcesLODI RULES Website
Text the ShowWait! Before you buy that awesome-sounding new spirit brand, can you guarantee it is an authentic, quality-focused beverage? Take 10 minutes with Monique Huston, VP of Spirits Portfolio, and me to hear about the risks associated with the surge of new brands in the market.Added ResourceTequila Matchmaker
Text the ShowIt is essential to understand how each country's appellation system works. You also need to understand what labels are telling you and sometimes what they are not telling you. Invest 10 minutes to build or refresh your knowledge of the DO (Denominacíon de Origen) system of Chile and label terms that may not mean what you think.
Text the ShowBolgheri has one of the oldest wine histories in Italy, but the regional rise to greatness is very recent. Home to super stylish Bordeaux variety wines that fill the experience gap between the style of classic Bordeaux and lush Napa Valley. You should definitely invest 10 minutes into how modern Bolgheri came to be.Explore more:Grattamacco WinesBolgheri Consorzio
Text the ShowMontecucco may not be on the tip of your tongue when you talk about Tuscan wines, but it should be. It is dependent upon Sangiovese but includes other delightful grapes like Vermentino and Ciliegiolo for fun. Invest 10 minutes to find out a little bit more about this region with ancient roots and modern success. More Info:ColleMassariMontecucco Consorzio
Text the ShowA local or seasonal wind likely impacts your favorite wine. Wind has the potential to be a blessing and a curse to viticulture and it is a driving force in some wine regions. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about how the wind influences the wines we love.
Text the ShowThree volcanic wine specialists join me in part three of this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved...
Text the ShowThree volcanic wine specialists join me in part two of this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved.A...
Text the ShowThree volcanic wine specialists join me in this three-part series to explore the relationship between volcanic soils and minerality in wine. Enjoy the perspectives and research of Meri Tessari of Suavia, Santi Natola of Cantine Nicosia, and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos Ph.D. of Gai'a Estate. Invest 15 minutes with me to understand more about the relationship between volcanic soil and wine style. The PDF in the link has some great graphics regarding the chemistry involved. Additional I...
Text the ShowDid you know that 100% agave on the label only addresses the distillate's sugar source? Using "additives" up to 1% by volume is legal without telling us. What are these additives and why are they being included? Invest 10 minutes with my guest Monique Huston, VP of Spirits Portfolio to understand more about additives that might be found in your go-to agave spirit.Links to more info and a list of additive-free agave spirits:Tequila Matchmaker Additive-Free ListSummary Info on All ...
Text the ShowThe Yamhill-Carlton AVA in the Willamette Valley of Oregon interprets Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris through the lens of marine sediment soils, not volcanic soils. A path to greatness was started in 1974 by the Campbell family at what became Elk Cove Winery. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about Yamhill-Carlton AVA.ExploreYamhill-Carlton AVA Elk Cove WineryPike Road WinesLemelson Vineyards
Text the ShowThe Dundee Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley of Oregon is where it all started. Visionary winemaker David Lett planted Pinot Noir in 1966 and a march toward greatness began. In less than fifty years, the region went from humble beginnings to a world-class reputation thanks to natural inclination and a great deal of hard work. Invest 10 minutes with me to understand more about Dundee Hills AVA.ExploreDundee Hills Winery AssociationArgyle WineryArchery SummitDomaine Drouhin
Biodynamic Viticulture

Biodynamic Viticulture

2023-04-0409:10

Text the ShowBiodynamic wines are an ever-increasing part of the wine industry. You just have to know where they fit into the overall world of organic and sustainable winemaking. Take 10 minutes to make sure you understand the core principles and terms around biodynamics because someone is going to ask you about it very soon.Explore:Green Attitudes Wines
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