Description: Winemaker Tony Spinelli Sr. of Seymour Connecticut explains the process of wine distillation.
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www.BKWineTours.com *Come on a Wine Tour with us!* --- Interview with Sandrine Garbay the chief winemaker and cellar master (maitre de chai). She has been in charge of the wine making since 1998 at Chateau d'Yquem. Sandrine has made a dream come true by becoming the winemaker of Yquem. The most important thing for Sandrine in making the wine is to respect the source and the raw material, so to speak, to respect the grapes and extract all aromas and elegance that the grapes and the noble rot (botrytis cinerea) can give. Chateau d'Yquem is located in Sauternes in Bordeaux and is one of the worlds most expensive sweet white wines, in fact, it's simply one of the world's most exclusive wines all categories. Yquem is the biggest property in Sauternes having some 100 hectares. The size adds complexity and depth to the wine. Sandrine also talks about how to pair Chateau Yquem wine with food matching it with for example lobster and shellfish or even fish. Also chicken or veal can be delicious with Chateau d'Yquem. Sandrine finishes with a few short words on the 2009 vintage. Early in the season everything looks very promising with just enough water, but perhaps a little bit late development. Dont miss the second video on Chateau d'Yquem where Sandrine Garbay talks about the taste and aging of Yquem. http Music: Mable Lynch, man for Me, www.podsafeaudio.com By BKWine, http One of many great experiences on a wine and food tour with BKWine Tours, the specialist in wine travel and ...
Daniel chats with his main mentor, Jenny Dobson, over some coffee at her home near Rissington, in the hills of Hawkes Bay. Jenny speaks about growing up on the South Island of New Zealand, her travels through Europe, her first winemaking in Burgundy, working for Steven Sperrier in Paris at l'Academie du Vin, being the first female winemaker in the Haut Medoc, coming back to New Zealand via Western Australia, developing TeAwa Farm in the Gimblett Gravels, her new projects helping people realize their NZ wine dreams, and the unique expression of Hawkes Bay Syrah.
I think I'm letting a good secret out of the bag by letting the world know about The Fairfax at Embassy Row. I could have some serious gossip sessions in their lounge, huddled up in the little side banquettes, ordering $5 martinis and lamb appetizers off the Speak Easy menu. The Frugal Socialite, aka, Lucinda Hughes, attended the fifth dinner of the festival and has a new favorite wine to add to the palate. I loved meeting Maria Ponzi, the elegant, yet hip lady who's running things at Ponzi Vineyards, near Portland Oregon. For more about Ponzi, Pinot Noir and to find out why her father rates high on my list of trendsetters, see my blog at www. frugalsocialite.com. Reasons to get a ticket to the last few dinners of the Capital Wine Festival: 1. No lines, schlepping booth to booth, nor fighting crowds 2. Sip like a VIP in a small setting with really interesting wine lovers, hobnobbing with winemakers from Oregon, Italy, and California. 3. Four course dinner, choreographed to dance perfectly with a wine partner per course. Some of the dishes? The largest, sweetest jumbo shrimp I've ever had, stuffed with crab, colorful beet salad with a goat cheese mousse, striped bass sitting lovely atop a solid potato gratin---a few indulgences by Chef Mark Timms. 4. Hip, new and on trend winemakers who actually work the room and want to talk with you. 5. No Hassle Parking! Pull up, valet and get movin'. 6. Not stuffy 7. Rooms upstairs to ooh, la, la after the tipsy comes over you 8 ...
He has been called a restless genius; others have been less charitable in their characterizations of Angelo Gaja (pronounced GUY-YAH). Gaja is a fourth generation winegrower from Barbaresco, one of Italy's premier wine districts in Piedmont in northern Italy. As controversial as Angelo Gaja is, nobody disputes his great talents as a winemaker or his ability to generate interest in his wines. Gaja in his relatively short career has become the highest profile grower in Piedmont as well as Italy's most famous winemaker. He has accomplished this through consummate skill at both winemaking and public relations. He describes himself as "vain"; we translate that to mean that he is not the least bit reluctant to be an unabashed publicist for his own wines. Gaja has traveled extensively throughout the world hyping the Gaja name while also trying to learn more about how he might apply new technology in order to improve his own wines. He first visited California for this purpose in 1974, and it is presumed that it was there that he became fascinated with the "barrique" concept - the idea of aging his reds in small oak barrels. He has broken new ground in many areas, and even his critics begrudgingly admit that the results speak for themselves. Gaja is now regarded as Piedmont's leading producer of Barbaresco, and his wines command prices that rival those charged anywhere in the world.
Winemaker James Moises discussing with Sophie Gayot of GAYOT.com and Poppy Tooker about his Pinot Noir wines during Dine America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood opening ceremony in the streets of New Orleans on December 1st 2010. To read more about Moises Wines and to order, go to www.moiseswines.com To learn more about Poppy Tooker, a native New Orleanian, a master chef, a cooking teacher and a radio host, go to her site www.poppytooker.com To see more interviews, go to GAYOT.com YouTube channel www.youtube.com To read about other interviews, go to GAYOT.com at www.gayot.com You can follow Sophie Gayot at GAYOT.com blog www.gayot.com at www.gayot.com
Nat Piccirilli is a 92-year old Rhode Island musician. He plays guitar, violin, mandolin and banjo. He's also an accomplished winemaker, gardner and golfer. Nat's been married to his wife Frances for over 66 years. He's played with Bob Hope and actor Jack Lemmon, to name just a few. He's played for President George Bush at his home in Maine and continues to play as a member of The Aristocats, entertaining Rhode Islanders for years. Nat is a Rhode Island treasure and we were thrilled to sit down and speak with him about his music.
Aflevering 49 Leon's Winementaries (www.winementary.nl) op bezoek bij Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen in Riemst, België. Wijnmaker Joyce Kékkö-van Rennes maakt op dit wijnkasteel in de Belgische streek Haspengouw topkwaliteit Belgische wijn van Chardonnay en Pinot Noir. Zowel stille als mousserende wijnen. Absoluut een bezoek waard. Het is het grootste wijndomein van België en het enige wijnkasteel.
www.thewineladies.com The Wine Ladies visit the region Lake Erie North Shore. This region is the most southernly wine region in Canada. Currently 14 wineries with another 4 to open by 2012. Here Georgia speaks with John Fancsy, CEO Viewpointe Estate Winery near Colchester. A new wine developed from unnamed grape varieties over a dozen years, specifically for the Lake Erie North Shore climate.
www.winetoursbarossa.com The Barossa Valley, located in South Australia is in our opinion arguably the best wine producing region in Australia and has a rapidly growing international reputation for quality wine around the world.Combine the Barossa Valley's world class wine with a flourishing gourmet food industry and you have a perfect place for a wonderful day of indulgence, or even longer if you wish. Our small group wine tasting tours depart Adelaide 7 days a week and cost just $95 pp. Our tours offer you tastings at 4 wineries and include the famous Peter Lehmann's Weighbridge Platter Lunch. Taste the Barossa is a passionately owned family business. When you call to book you are going to speak to my wife Nikki. Our kids James (12) and Georgia (10) often spend an afternoon with their Mum checking out brochures around the city and little Tamsin (1) just sits around looking cute. I have had a love affair with the Barossa Valley for many years. When I left school, my first job was on the bottle line at one of the wineries in Tanunda. I have been involved in the wine tourism industry in one way or another for the last 15 years. Taste the Barossa is your Barossa Valley Wine Tour specialist. Dallas, Nikki and family
www.thewineladies.com The Wine Ladies spent a day visiting a variety of wineries in Lake Erie North Shore. As of October 2010 there are 14 wineries in the region with another 4 set to open over the next year or so. Here we speak toPeter Pfeifer, co-owner and viticulturist of the new winery Oxley Vineyards set to open in 2012.
Quivira Vineyards & Winery is located in the sumptuous Dry Creek Valley on West Dry Creek road. They have pioneered a noble niche for themselves in the ever growing craft of sustainable and biodynamic farming. In fact, on their farm and in their vineyard, everything has a purpose and nothing goes unused. Returning resources to the land is a system that is right and good and you can feel the harmony of the place as soon as you step our of your car. The mission at Quivira is admirable: "to specialize in small-lot varietals specifically matched to the soil, strength of the sun and coastal influence; and to produce quality wines that are an honest reflection of our commitment to biodynamic agriculture and our dedication to artisan winemaking." Following through with this mission however requires complete loyalty to one's beliefs and commitment to actions that will carry them out. At Quivira, they do just that. Quivira uses 100% biodynamic farming methods. They have their own green house where they raise heirloom varietals of plants and vegetables. They have over 120 raised beds for crop growing to support local restaurants and markets. They have chickens to help with fertilization and as a side benefit, they produce eggs for the local farmers market. They raise bees for pollination and then of course there's Ruby - their awesome pig that helps keep the soil aerated around a small orchard of apple, pear and plum trees. They also make their own olive oil, honey and preserves ...
Biodynamic viticulture: myth or reality? Do moon phases and the orbiting planets determine the flavor of the wines we love? Very little stands in the way between Mimi Casteel and sustainable agriculture and it runs in the family. Her father Ted helped draft the LIVE guidelines that ensure the vineyards we love will endure for the next generation while protecting wildlife habitat and yielding great wine. One of the experiments at Bethel Heights is Biodynamic agriculture. Listen to Mimi speak to Artisan Vineyards about Rudulph Steiner, the various solutions and the merits of Biodynamism.
Opening a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine is often an exciting occassion. Who dosen't enjoy the ceremony of a cold glass of bubbly? Find out how to open this most beautiful highly festive beverage. The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne founded by entrepreneur sister team in 2003, take life one sip at a time as they share the splendor of food and wine for all and the wonderful lifestyle it entails. Regular national TV personalities and hosts of their own weekly radio show about wine, food and lifestyle these ladies share their passion and live life to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto everything in life somehow comes back to the vine keeps their audiences entertained and informed. Join The Wine Ladies live on the air every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm-3:30pm for their internet TV/Radio show on www.thatchannel.com or Sunday mornings at 8:30am on The Jewel Network www.jewelradio.com (Jewel 88.5 FM in Toronto, Jewel 98.5 FM in Ottawa, Jewel 107.5 FM in Hawkesbury) as they host special guests from all walks of life. Call in live from anywhere in the world to speak with The Wine Ladies and their guests. Watch The Wine Ladies on their web TV episodes One Sip At A Time as they conduct two-on-one interviews featuring leading chefs, winemakers, business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities. Georgia and Susanne have a talent for discussion thats always fun and enthusiastic. Georgia ...
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