Inspired by the book, “Ribolla Gialla Oslavia: The Invisible Part of a Wine,” we travel to a little village in Italy called Oslavia that has been gaining popularity in the wine world for producing non-traditional, original wines with the Ribolla Gialla grape. The battle ground for both 20th century world wars, this area experienced complete destruction only to have strong independent winemakers return to replant its vineyards and rebuild. With Ribolla Gialla, you can drink Oslavia’s history.
We talk to Nick Poleto Director of wine education for Kobrand Imports. Get out your smoking jacket, light up your cigars and kick back to the soothing tales of Port.
I was graciously invited, along with Rick Bakas, by Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier, to be on her live Thanksgiving Wine & Food pairing show this last Sunday. It was so much fun to meet the celebrity winemaker guests including; Janet Trefethen, Joseph Wagner, and Cyril Chappellet. Watch the video and then head over to Andrea’s website to vote on your favorite wine to pair with Turkey.
ChrisO, from vintuba.com, interviews Andrew Lazorchak from Wine Soiree, the man behind the latest wine aeration innovation. Watch as wine is spilled, decanters hugged, and millionaires made.
Join in a global #CHAMPAGNE tasting with friends from around the globe!
You can partake in person or online, all you will need is a bottle of #champagne and a willingness to share your thoughts.
We think that life is worth celebrating with #Champagne, great friends, and great food every day, not just on October 28th.
We are particularly excited about this podcast because we get to discuss a topic that is not usually associated with this region, and that is value. Join us as we taste through 3 wines; a white, rose, and red wine from the broader appellations of Bordeaux. All of the wines we taste are in the sub $15 range and deliver on the promise of good QPR (quality price ratio).
Ever wonder why the annual Hospice du Rhone event is held in Paso Robles California and not the Rhone Valley of France? Well so did we! We asked John Alban, the founder of and chief evangelist of the Hospice du Rhone movement, this very question and many others and got answers that may surprise you. Who would have thought that you would hear Rhone wines mentioned in the same sentence as Baskin Robins, 80’s big hair glam rock, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. What are some of your favorite Rhone style wines?
ChrisO reviews a bottle of 2007 Alchemy from South Stage Cellars after his trip to Southern Oregon. Who knew that the “everyman’s wine snob” would enjoy this wine?!
While at Hospice du Rhone 2010 we were able to catch up with Alan Kropf of Mutineer Magazine. Watch this video to see what it takes to hang with the big boys in the wine and spirits publications world.
I know it’s a cheesy title but we could not resist! JonM, AdamW, and ChrisO- that’s me by the way- were lucky enough to be able to attend the 18th annual Hospice du Rhone event held in Paso Robles. What follows are the first three videos in the Hospice du Rhone 2010 series.