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Vintuba TV- Annual Life Cycle of the Vine

FYI not your plumbers Bud break either:
Contrary to popular believe not all the action in the winemaking process happens in the cellar, some of the most fascinating activity takes place in the vineyard throughout the four seasons. Take a quick look at this short video on the life cycle of the vine so that you can better understand what is going on in the vineyards year round. For more detailed info see below:

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Vintuba TV – Decanting Wine

Ever wondered why and when you should decant a wine? Check out our latest video and find out.

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Vintuba TV – ZAP 19th Annual Grand Zinfandel Tasting

In this video ChrisO gives you the sights and sounds of the 19th Annual ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) Grand Zinfandel Tasting held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

Stay tuned for more on the 19th Annual ZAP Zinfandel Event including a list of recommended zins.

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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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Vintuba TV -Win Zap Tickets

We are giving away 2 sets of 2 tickets to the 19th Annual Grand Zinfandel Tasting at Fort Mason ins San Fransisco on January 30th. Watch the video to see how you can enter to win. Good luck!

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Vintuba TV -Review 2008 Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir

ChrisO reviews the 2008 Veramonte “Ritual” Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley Chile. See what cool climate, Paul Hobbs, Chile and value wine have in common.

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Vintuba TV-Festivus 2009

Vintuba celebrates the season of Festivus. In the true Festivus spirit ChrisO continues the tradition of the “airing of grievances” and the “feats of strength”. What does this have to do with wine? Well you are just going to have to watch to find out!!!

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Vintuba TV – Where do you buy your wine?

Vintuba TV – Where do you buy your wine? We are interested to know how many of you actually purchase your wine online?

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Video-A slow whine about slow wine

A recent blog post on 1winedude.com got me thinking! You have heard of the slow food movement but is there a wine equivalent? Have speed tastings (the wine world’s take on speed dating) and TasteLive become the MCDonalds’s equivalent to wine, resulting in a “fast wine” experience? Is this really what wine is about?

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The Qupe runneth over!

ChrisO the “Everyman’s wine snob” goes solo and reviews the 2007 Qupe Marsanne on camera.

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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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