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Vintuba TV – The Naomi Campbell of Zinfandels

WARNING: If you are a redneck you may be offended by this episode!

In this episode of Vintuba TV ChrisO reviews the 2007 Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Zinfandel from Alexander Valley aka “The Naomi Campbell of Zinfandels”. If you like Zinfandel you are going to want to watch this episode. Stuhlmuller Vineyards is a small family winery located just past Healdsburg in Sonoma County.

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Podcast 19 Two Guys and a “Date Night” Cabernet

What happens when you have ChrisO and JonM separated by 2,000 miles and you add a organically grown cabernet sauvignon from Napa? Why a “Date Night” of course. Listen in and learn…

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Podcast 18 Drive time wine review – Value across the Andes

This week my palate has taken a trip south of the border, no not to Taco Bell, but to South America. What I found was great quality and value galore! Finding great value wines from South American is by no means anything new. Chile and Argentina have been producing some good value wines since the early 1990’s. Both countries have chosen an obscure Bordeaux variety to call their own.

I chose an example of each to try, come listen to our podcast to find out what I thought of these wines.

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Podcast 17 A Swanson Song- The story of Chris Phelps

I had the fortunate pleasure of being invited to meet Chris Phelps, head winemaker for Swason Vinyards in Napa. So this past Monday I made my way up valley to Rutherford to meet Chris at the winery. What follows is a podcast of me recounting my encounter to JonM. This is like the hearsay of interviewing techniques, Chris Phelps tells ChrisO who then tells JonM. If you like it make sure and tell someone else.

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Podcast 16
A visit to Smith-Madrone Winery

I, “the everyman’s wine snob”, had the very unique opportunity this last Saturday to visit Smith-Madrone Winery, located atop Spring Mountain in Napa Valley, California. It was an amazing experience and an absolute pleasure meeting both Stu and Charles Smith (owners), who share the responsibility for producing some of the most unique and exciting Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignons that I have tasted, to date, from Napa Valley.

JonM the “wine snob’s everyman” and I hope you enjoy the podcast we put together about my experience at Smith-Madrone Winery.

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Podcast 15 The wines of Robert Skalli

Don’t count France out when it comes to Value!

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Podcast 14 Leo Steen Wines

ChrisO goes it alone in this podcast and introduces one of his favorite small wineries in north Sonoma County, Leo Steen Wines. These fantastically crafted wines (Chenin Blanc and Syrah) are the work of Danish winemaker Leo Hansen, who also happens to be the winemaker for Stuhlmuller Vineyards.

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Vintuba Podcast 12 South Africa and “the beer drinking idiot”

ChrisO, “Everyman’s Wine Snob” and JonM, the self professed “Beer drinking idiot from St. Louis” discuss value wines from South Africa as well as ChrisO’s recent appearance on WineBizRadio.

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Vintuba makes a guest apperance on Wine Biz Radio

ChrisO stopped by Kaz Winery in the heart of Kenwood to be interviewed about his day job at Benziger Family Winery and Imagery Estate Winery on Wine Biz Radio, soon however the subject changed to vintuba and the bloger love-in was off to the races.

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Vintuba Podcast-11- Drive by Wine Review 3

In episode #11 JonM “Wine Snob’s Everyman” joins ChrisO “Everyman’s Wine Snob”  on his daily commute through beautiful Los Carneros to get another drive time wine recommendation. This week it’s all about the 2006 Fogdog Chardonnay, from Freestone Winery, located on the Sonoma Coast, and the 2005 Masi Campofiorin, from Masi Agricola, located in Veneto […]

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The Stories Behind Wine Episode 2 – Oslavia – Drinking History

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.

The Stories Behind Wine Episode 1 – Port



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.

Wine Soiree- An interview with Andrew Lazorchak

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.

Podcast 23-Value from Bordeaux

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).

Rhone where you want to – An interview with John Alban

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?

On the Verge at Hospice du Rhone 2010

ChrisO interviews Jay Kell from Verge Winery at the 2010 Hospice du Rhone Grand Tasting. Find out what this wine has in common with Queen Latifah and Burning Man.

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