Tour The Finger Lakes With JBF Nominee Nancy Irelan

By NC F&B Podcast

Nancy Irelan left a cushy corporate and sunny California job with E&J Gallo. Why did Nancy leave? Nancy and her husband Mike  wanted to touch the dirt, and see grape vines again. They gave up sunny California for the cool and glacial winds of Western New York's Finger Lakes Region to make wine.  In 2005 Nancy and her husband began Red Tail Ridge Winery. In the last 14 years not only has Nancy notched a James Beard Award nomination, additionally titans of the wine industry have followed on Nancy's heels to make wine in the finger lakes. Folks such as Paul Hobbs, Johannes Selbach, Louis Barruol and more.  Learn about Pinot Noir Pet-Nat, grape genetics and why riesling is so damn exciting!     ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! The Butchers Market! Proof Alcohol Ice Cream Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at Eat & Drink Merrily!

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