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I’m Lawrence Francis, Founder of Interpreting Wine welcoming you to this special two part series produced in partnership with Oeno Group.  Across two episodes we meet Head of Trade Olivier Gasselin focusing on their development into the on-trade and plans for future expansion. Before inviting Justin Knock MW to explore the company’s approach to wine investment and the unique relationship they enjoy with their collectors.  Intro Oeno Origin Story Company goals 30,000 foot view of the company Financial forces on wine production The Oeno Group wine team Oeno Group’s international presence The impact of the pandemic  Oeno House  Group owners Looking ahead If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/453 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Justin Knock MW, Oeno Group Head of Wine GUEST CONTACT: https://oenogroup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/oeno_official https://www.facebook.com/oenoofficial For more details on wine investment with Oeno Group please email info@oenofuture.com And for special tastings or private events at Oeno House - private 10-person tasting room and outside alfresco terrace-  email luisa@oenohouse.com Date recorded: 29 Oct 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT ME: Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Oeno Group Series SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/452

Nov 17

1 hr 8 min

I’m Lawrence Francis, Founder of Interpreting Wine welcoming you to this special two part series produced in partnership with Oeno Group.  Across two episodes we meet Head of Trade Olivier Gasselin focusing on their development into the on-trade and plans for future expansion. Before inviting Justin Knock MW to explore the company’s approach to wine investment and the unique relationship they enjoy with their collectors.  Origin Story and transition into Oeno Oeno Portfolio Tasting Impact of the pandemic Existing accounts Medium-term outlook Wines in the portfolio Oeno Group’s place in the market Advantages of working with Oeno Trade Links between Oeno Trade and Oeno Future Clients outside of London Future innovation Flows of wine in Oeno Group Insight into investment opportunities Oeno Group Customer Journey If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/452 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Olivier Gasselin, Oeno Group Head of Trade GUEST CONTACT: https://oenogroup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/oeno_official https://www.facebook.com/oenoofficial For more details on wine investment with Oeno Group please email info@oenofuture.com And for special tastings or private events at Oeno House - private 10-person tasting room and outside alfresco terrace-  email luisa@oenohouse.com Date recorded: 29 Oct 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT ME: Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Oeno Group Series SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/452

Nov 15

1 hr 14 min

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you back to the Eat Sleep Wine Repeat takeover series. Across these 2 episodes Janina and I explore first wine communication in episode 450 and today we bring you the Sherry Experience. We talk: Sherry food pairings Feria de Abril La Gitana Manzanilla tasting The Copa Jerez Sherry styles Wellington Palo Cortado tasting Albariza soils Sherry Wine week If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/451 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Lawrence Francis, Sherry Experience GUEST CONTACT: Lawrence Francis Date recorded: 10 September 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT ME: Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse   Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Eat Sleep Wine Repeat SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/450

Oct 19

47 min 49 sec

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to a special series that originally aired on Janina Doyle’s brilliant Eat Sleep Wine Repeat podcast. Across these 2 episodes Janina and I explore first wine communication and in the next episode our mutual love of sherry. Today we talk: Origin Inspirations for Interpreting Wine Influences from outside of the wine industry. Gary Vaynerchuk The advantages of Podcasting The future for Interpreting Wine The six wine stories If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/450 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk GUEST CONTACT: Janina Doyle https://eatsleepwinerepeat.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/eatsleep_winerepeat/ Date recorded: 10 September 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT ME: Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse   Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Eat Sleep Wine Repeat SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/450

Oct 18

47 min 18 sec

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine, the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to the D4 and D5 series. Across these 2 episodes I’ll be exploring D4 and D5 in the company of Lauren Denyer of the WSET. Broadly covering Exam format, Past wines, Examiners comments, Theory questions with command verbs, examples of methods of production, style and quality. We also covered some specific questions sent in by followers on Instagram. If you only listen to one podcast series before your exams make it the D4 and D5 series. Intro Exam Format Past Wines Examiner’s Comments Question structure Methods of Production If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/449 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Lauren Denyer, WSET Educator GUEST CONTACT:  https://www.instagram.com/laurendenyer/ Port Series on Interpreting Wine: www.interpretingwine.com/port19 Journey to Jerez webinar with Lauren Denyer DipWSET: https://youtu.be/uGOXH1fmDS0 Date recorded: 7 Oct 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT ME: Register for a free Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse   Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   D4 and D5 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/448

Oct 12

46 min 56 sec

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to the D4 and D5 series. Across these 2 episodes I’ll be exploring D4 and D5 in the company of Lauren Denyer of the WSET. Broadly covering Exam format, Past wines, Examiners comments, Theory questions with command verbs, examples of methods of production, style and quality. We also covered some specific questions sent in by followers on Instagram. If you only listen to one podcast series before your exams make it the D4 and D5 series. Intro Update Exam Format Past Wines Examiner’s comments Methods of production Instagram Question: Champagne Yields If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/448 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Lauren Denyer, WSET Educator GUEST CONTACT:  https://www.instagram.com/laurendenyer/  https://www.instagram.com/wset_school_london/ Date recorded: 7 Oct 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT ME: Register for a free Wine Marketing Roundtable: https://www.interpretingwine.com/roundtable Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   D4 and D5 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/448

Oct 11

48 min 33 sec

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing. Today we continue the exploration of the impacts of the pandemic on the Spanish enotourism sector. Maria de Simón Baranda is uniquely placed to speak on the topic holding the dual roles of President of Ruta del Vino de Rioja Alavesa and Head of Administration for a boutique regional winery Viñedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa Valserrano.   00:00:00 Intro 00:02:17 Transition into working for the family winery 00:08:43 Rioja Alavesa enotourism overview 00:11:28 Enotourism deep dive at Viñedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa 00:22:32 Valserrano enotourism adaptations in 2020 00:29:54 Rioja Alavesa member adaptations 00:36:36 Wider Rioja enotourism context   If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/447 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Maria de Simón Baranda, President of Ruta del Vino de Rioja Alavesa GUEST CONTACT:  https://rutadelvinoderiojaalavesa.com/en/ https://visitriojaalavesa.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rioja_alavesa/ https://twitter.com/RiojaAlavesa Date recorded: 15 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT ME: Wine Export Scorecard: https://www.interpretingwine.com/exportready   Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse   Email: hello@interpretingwine.com  

Aug 16

43 min 16 sec

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to this special two part series looking at the current state of Spanish enotourism in the wake of the pandemic.  My guest today is Vinka Danitza a wine tourism professional based in Spain. As project manager for Priorat Enoturisme, she is developing and coordinating various projects to enhance the visitor experience, maximize tourism and the direct sales potential of the group members.  00:00:00 Intro 00:02:21 Origin Story 00:07:48 Enotourism 101 00:16:01 COVID19 adaptations in Priorat 00:21:44 Reactions in different tourist sectors 00:27:47 Digitising customer interaction 00:31:15 Travel literature 00:40:54 Vinka’s current enotourism project 00:46:57 Looking ahead to 2021   If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/446 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Vinka Danitza GUEST CONTACT:  https://bottledbliss.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/danitzavinka Date recorded: 20 December 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT ME: Wine Export Scorecard: https://www.interpretingwine.com/exportready   Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Clubhouse: https://www.interpretingwine.com/clubhouse   Email: hello@interpretingwine.com  

Aug 9

50 min 25 sec

See below for timestamps which allow you to navigate directly to any part of the episode. 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:42 Origin Story 00:10:50 The Family Business 00:17:00 Overview of Walla Walla 00:21:08 Winemaking Philosophy 00:29:40 2017 In the Hills 00:38:36 2017 In the Rocks 00:46:55 2017 The Contender 00:53:06 2017 Vintage in context 00:57:00 Market reaction 01:03:01 Looking ahead for Walla Walla 01:05:30 Looking ahead for Washington State If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/445 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome back to the third and final part of the Washington State Wine deep dive 2021. I am of course Interpreting Wine Host and Founder Lawrence Francis across three episodes exploring the terroir, geology, winemaking culture and wines of the US’s second largest quality wine producing region We conclude the series today with an in-depth look at Walla Walla with Matt Reynvaan of Reynvaan Family Vineyards. Building on episode 443 which looked at the wider Columbia Valley and 444 which focused on Yakima Valley. We first hear Matt’s origin story, a fascinating introduction to the wine industry, literally “from scratch” in 2004. He puts the family decision to start a new winemaking endeavour in a new region in the context of the help that they received along the way from the local and international winemaking communities. Before we embark on a podcast first, a 2017 syrah vertical, tasting In The Rocks, In the Hills and The Contender. Before Matt talks to the market for these wines and the loca and international response. Before finishing by looking ahead for both Walla Walla and the wider Washington State winemaking region. Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Matt Reynvaan, Reynvaan Family Vineyards Date recorded: 3 Feb 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  WASHINGTON STATE CONTACT https://www.washingtonwine.org/ https://twitter.com/Wa_State_Wine https://www.instagram.com/wa_state_wine https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateWine GUEST CONTACT  https://www.reynvaanfamilyvineyards.com/ https://www.instagram.com/reynvaanwine http://esterwines.co.uk/ (UK importer) CONTACT INTERPRETINGWINE Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/WASHINGTONSTATE2021

Feb 24

1 hr 8 min

See below for timestamps which allow you to navigate directly to any part of the episode. 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:24 Origin Story 00:11:45 Yakima Valley grapes 00:18:13 DuBrul Vineyard virtual tour 00:22:33 Yakima geology (Soil and terroir) 00:25:53 The influence of own rooted vines 00:28:42 Winemaking influence 00:31:37 Wine #1 2019 DuBrul Vineyard Riesling 00:40:58 Digital wine communication 00:42:42 Wine #2 2013 Syrah 00:49:35 Ageworthy wines discussion 00:53:19 Wine #3 2012 Côte Bonneville Bordeaux Blend 61:52 Côte Bonneville Brand  64:55 Export markets 66:16 Looking ahead 5 and 25 years If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/444 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome back to Part 2 of my first regional series of the year, the Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021. I am of course Interpreting Wine Host and Founder Lawrence Francis. Across three episodes we will explore the terroir, geology, winemaking culture and wines of the US’s second largest quality wine producing region, which is regularly ranked among the world's top wine regions…  Guests are drawn from landmark producers in the Columbia valley, the Yakima valley and Walla Walla. Uniquely placed to translate the larger story that each glass of Washington State Wine represents. We continue the today with an in-depth look at the Yakima Valley in the capable hands of Kerry Shiels, second generation wine maker at Côte Bonneville based in Sunnyside, Washington State.   Kerry tells us her origin story, talk about the first generation of winemakers in the region, including pioneers Walter Clore and Wade Wolfe. Before we virtually explore geological influences that pre-date those which we explored in Part 1. We explore a regional point of differentiation with their vines planted on their own root stock and the impact it has. Before we taste three bottles produced in relatively tiny quantities each year and explore the winemaking influence. The 2019 DuBrul Vineyard Riesling with a production of around 200 cases, 2,400 bottles. 2013 Syrah, which is produced in similar amounts. And the 2012 Côte Bonneville Bordeaux Blend, of which around 500 cases, 6,000 bottles are produced each year. Kerry closes by looking outside of the Yakima Valley, discussing the opportunities to try these wines internationally. And looks ahead for the region in the short and medium term.   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Kerry Shiels, Côte Bonneville Date recorded: 20 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  WASHINGTON STATE CONTACT https://www.washingtonwine.org/ https://twitter.com/Wa_State_Wine https://www.instagram.com/wa_state_wine https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateWine GUEST CONTACT  https://www.cotebonneville.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cotebonneville/ CONTACT INTERPRETINGWINE Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/WASHINGTONSTATE2021

Feb 17

1 hr 11 min

See below for timestamps which allow you to navigate directly to any part of the episode. Episode outline: 00:00 Intro 02:05 Origin Story 08:25 Deficit Irrigation 15:11 Washington State geology and Missoula floods 23:49 Virtual tour of modern day Columbia Valley 34:09 Culture of winemaking in Washington 47:14 Wine #1 2018 Ch St Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley  58:09 Wine #2 2017 The Pundit Syrah Columbia Valley 67:17 Wine #3 2016 Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 76:27 Wine #4 2019 Ch St Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 86:06 Looking ahead over 5 years, and 25 years. If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/443 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to my first regional series of the year, the Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021.  Across three episodes we will explore the terroir, geology, winemaking culture and wines of the US’s second largest quality wine producing region, which is regularly ranked among the world's top wine regions…  Guests are drawn from landmark producers in the Columbia valley, the Yakima valley and Walla Walla. Uniquely placed to translate the larger story of that each glass of Washington State Wine represents. We begin our series with an in-depth look at Washington’s largest viticultural area, Columbia valley with Juan Muñoz Oca, Head of winemaking and vineyards at Ch Ste. Michelle, which is the largest winery in Washington State.  He takes us through the macro influences on grape growing in the region including the Missoula Floods, the largest known movement of water in our history… Enjoy!   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Juan Muñoz Oca Date recorded: 12 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  WASHINGTON STATE CONTACT https://www.washingtonwine.org/ https://twitter.com/Wa_State_Wine https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateWine GUEST CONTACT  https://www.ste-michelle.com/ https://twitter.com/stemichelle https://www.facebook.com/stemichelle https://www.instagram.com/chateaustemichelle/ CONTACT INTERPRETINGWINE Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/WASHINGTONSTATE2021

Feb 10

1 hr 30 min

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/442 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to the fifth and final day of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Mary Wright. She was awarded the The McNie Tasting Trophy and The Freixenet Copestick Prize, both for Unit 3/D3, Light Wines of the World. A real blockbuster episode to finish the series.  ENJOY! Episode outline: Origin Story Transition from Level 3 to Level 4 Broader reflections on the Diploma Tips and advice from award winning exam performance Attendee Question 1: Solo theory learning for D3 Attendee Question 2: Recommended order for theory/tasting in D4/D5 Attendee Question 3: Overcoming exam jitters The McNie Tasting Trophy and The Freixenet Copestick Prize Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk   Guest: Mary Wright DipWSET Date recorded: 4 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   WSET Diploma student summit 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/diplomasummit2021

Jan 15

39 min 41 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/441 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 4 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Phoebe French. She was awarded The Louis Jadot Burgundy Prize for her performance in the Unit 3 exam, now D3. ENJOY! Episode outline: Origin Story Transition from Level 3 to Level 4 Broader reflections on the Diploma Exam recommendations and tips Attendee Question 1: Solo theory learning for D3 Attendee Question 2a: Tips for studying theory/tasting,  Attendee Question 2b: What didn’t work for Phoebe Attendee Question 3: Recommended order for theory/tasting in D4/D5 Attendee Question 4: Overcoming exam jitters The Louis Jadot Burgundy Prize   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk   Guest: Phoebe French DipWSET Date recorded: 4 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   WSET Diploma student summit 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/diplomasummit2021

Jan 14

39 min 35 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/440 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 3 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021 where I’m speaking with Derek Crookes. Derek was awarded The Moët & Chandon Prize for his performance in Unit 5 Sparkling wines, the equivalent of the current D4.  ENJOY! Episode outline: Origin Story and entry into the wine trade Transition from Level 3 to Level 4 Broader reflections on the Diploma Sparkling wine Spirits Light Wines Attendee Question 1: Recommended order for theory/tasting in D4/D5 Attendee Question 2: Tips for studying theory, including what not to do. Attendee Question 3: Overcoming exam jitters The Moët & Chandon Prize Closing thoughts Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Derek Crookes DipWSET Date recorded: 4 January 2021 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   WSET Diploma student summit 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/diplomasummit2021

Jan 13

44 min 4 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/439 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 2 of the WSET Diploma student summit 2021. Continuing to connect past graduates with current students, helping to pass on the knowledge and experience they gained on their way to prize-winning performances. Today’s guest Tatiana Livesey is a double award winner, achieving consistently high grades overall, as well as excelling in her fortified exam. ENJOY! Episode outline: Origin Story Moving from Level 3 to Level 4 An early wake up call on her exam journey Lustau Prize Learning styles The Power of Excel  Preparation for tasting The Wine Trade Club Paten Prize Links between Diploma and current role Using podcasts to prepare for the Diploma Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk   Guest: Tatiana Livesey DipWSET Date recorded: 21 December 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   WSET Diploma student summit 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/diplomasummit2021

Jan 12

31 min 53 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/438 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 1 of the first ever Interpreting Wine WSET Diploma Student Summit 2021. My ambition in creating the series was to connect past graduates with current students, helping to ensure the knowledge and experience they gained on their way to prize-winning performances was not lost. A huge thanks to all five participants who have all been very supportive of the summit. We kick off with Emily Jago, who was awarded The Wines of Great Britain Prize for Unit 1 Global Business. The current D2 Module relates to the Unit 1 Case Study. Enjoy. Episode outline: Origin Story Diploma Transition Sources of support during the diploma Preparing for tasting exams during COVID Transition from Unit 3 to D3 Unit 1 Global Business The week before the D3 exam The months before the D3 exam Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk   Guest: Emily Jago DipWSET Date recorded: 21 December 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com    CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com   WSET Diploma student summit 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK www.interpretingwine.com/diplomasummit2021

Jan 11

34 min 43 sec

To register for the WSET Diploma Student summit please visit www.interpretingwine.com/summit The WSET Diploma Student summit runs from Monday 11th to Friday 15th January 2021, with one interview released daily between these dates. The summit is designed to help WSET Diploma students sitting exams in January 2021 or in future exam cycles.  Each interview features: Advice for the days leading up to exams Specific exam preparation tips Details of prizes awarded to each graduate Career updates, post-Diploma  Attendees will also gain exclusive access to summaries and time stamps for each session, letting them quickly navigate straight to key takeaways and strategies. Lawrence says of the event: “I am delighted to spearhead this free, first of its kind audio event, designed to help WSET Diploma students excel in their upcoming exams. Each of the guests were very generous with their time and happy to share specific tips and advice on doing well in the exams.”  FULL RELEASE SCHEDULE (Daily, 10am GMT) Monday 11 Jan: Emily Jago DipWSET The Wines of Great Britain Prize (for Unit 1 Global Business) Tuesday 12 Jan: Tatiana Livesey DipWSET The Wine Trade Club Paten Prize The Lustau Sherry Trophy (for Unit 6 Fortified wines) Wednesday 13 Jan: Derek Crookes DipWSET The Moët & Chandon Prize (for Unit 5 Sparkling wines) Thursday 14 Jan: Phoebe French DipWSET The Louis Jadot Burgundy Prize (for Unit 3 Light Wines of the World) Friday 15 Jan: Mary Wright DipWSET The Freixenet Copestick Prize (for Unit 3 Light Wines of the World) The McNie Tasting Trophy (for Unit 3 Light Wines of the World) To register for the WSET Diploma Student summit please visit www.interpretingwine.com/summit

Jan 8

2 min 26 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/437 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Today’s episode features the audio from an Instagram Live I recorded on 22nd October with Csaba Toth of Noble Fine Wines. This shows how any one doing an Instagram Live can turn their appearance into a free piece of audio content. Episode outline: Big Table Farm wine introduction Updated origin Story Gary Vaynerchuk inspiration Current state of podcasting Willamette Valley Winery Association Adaptation during COVID19 Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020 Wines tasted: Lawrence: Big Table Farm 2017 Sunnyside Vineyard Pinot Noir (https://www.bigtablefarm.com/past-vintages-big-table-farm-sunnyside-pinot-noir) Csaba: Forge Cellars Finger Lakes Classique Pinot Noir 2017 (https://noblegreenwines.co.uk/products/forge-cellars-finger-lakes-classique-pinot-noir-e6e205ac-df81-48b1-af37-478410b062fb) Resources mentioned: Kit guide: www.interpretingwine.com/kit Big Table Farm interview: www.interpretingwine.com/385  Squadcast (remote audio recording software): https://squadcast.fm/ Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020: www.interpretingwine.com/summit Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Lawrence Francis, Wine Chat with Csaba Toth, Noble Green Wines Date recorded: 22 October 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Oct 2020

57 min 1 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/436 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 4, Session 2 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. All good things must come to an end and so it is with the summit. Four days of fantastic talks, ideas and positivity from some of the leading lights in wine, restaurants, cocktails and retail. And what better way to close out than welcoming back Dawn Davies MW of The Whisky Exchange. She is now a record holding Interpreting Wine guest, making her fourth appearance. We start with an update from her about how buying habits have changed since we last spoke in March. We talk trend spotting both in the way that customers buy and how they are experimenting with new products and brands. We talk virtual tastings and their increased popularity during lockdown. Before Dawn gives us a virtual tour of the virtual Whisky Show 2020, the tech, the tastings and the spirits. We discuss differences between the wine and spirits world in their approach to virtual. She offers some advice to the service sector of hospitality and finishes looking back to the charity auction   Episode outline: The Whisky Exchange retail update Trend spotting for consumers and brands Virtual tastings The Whisky Show 2020 Wine and Spirits attitude to virtual   Guest links: https://whiskyshow.com/ https://www.instagram.com/whiskyshow/ https://twitter.com/whiskyshow https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ https://www.instagram.com/whiskyexchange/ The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Dawn Davies MW, The Whisky Exchange Date recorded: 18 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Oct 2020

57 min 30 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/435 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 4, Session 1 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is unfortunately already the final day of the summit, but we’re going out in style with a look at the impact on retail during the pandemic. We start with former Interpreting Wine podcast guest James Dawson, Entrepreneur Founder of Humble Grape, a group of hybrid wine bars and stores in London.  He brings us up to date with the opening of Humble Grape’s fifth site in Canary Wharf last year and the immediate impact of the pandemic in March 2020. Right the way up to their recovery during August and the government's recent 6 person cap on groups in all hospitality venues. He talks about an experience based business and how this might differ from a retail based one. We talk potential legal recourse to the existing situation. Before he contrasts his experience of London, France and New York, rounds up the most successful innovations Humble Grape have implemented over lockdown. And looks ahead to how we recover from this situation.   Episode outline: Catch up Is retail the saviour? The impact of coronavirus on an experience based business Legal recourse Contrast between London, France and New York Innovation at Humble Grape Optimism for the future    Guest links: https://www.humblegrape.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/humblegrape/ https://twitter.com/humblegrape London Real interview: https://youtu.be/2trDAG9rvQo The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: James Dawson, Humble Grape Date recorded: 12 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Oct 2020

43 min 1 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/434 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 3, Session 1 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is all about the cocktail and bar sector and features Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne co-Founders of London Cocktail Week. Having already appeared on the podcast almost a year ago I was keen to revisit and this time with two mics to capture the conversation between them. The pair look back on London Cocktail Week 2019 in which they extended the fair to 10 days in honour of their 10 year anniversary. They talk about the early days of the pandemic and when it became a reality for them. We then go deep into the planning for London Cocktail Week 2020 and their massive adaptation to make sure the event went ahead. They discuss Eat Out to Help Out and its impact on their bar partners. They discuss the scale of LCW including bars and outdoor venues partnering for the first time this year. We talk about how the pandemic has affected the mix of bars taking part this year.   Episode outline: Looking back on London Cocktail Week 2019 The early days of the pandemic London Cocktail Week 2020 build up Reflections on Eat Out to Help Out Brands, bars and partnering opportunities Neighbourhood bars vs Zone 1   Guest links https://londoncocktailweek.com/ https://www.instagram.com/Londoncocktailweekofficial/   The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne, London Cocktail Week Date recorded: 7 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

38 min 34 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/433 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day 2, Session 2 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. We continue with restaurants and travel to Heritage Restaurant West Sussex to speak with Chef-Owner Matt Gillan and General Manager Hannah Bamford. We hear origin stories from the pair and how they came to be working together in setting up the restaurant. They take us inside the story of opening the restaurant in August 2019, giving us a virtual tour of front of house and the kitchen. They talk about the immediate reaction in March 2020, when it became apparent the restaurant would have to close. We discuss keeping their customers engaged during lockdown, while being mindful that their regulars were unable to visit. The pair finish by looking ahead, beyond the immediate situation and talk to their future ambitions.   Episode outline: Origin Story Virtual tour of Heritage, location, property, front of house and kitchen Initial reactions in March Engaging with customers over lockdown Looking ahead   Guest Links https://heritage.restaurant/ https://www.instagram.com/heritage_mattgillan/ https://www.instagram.com/mattgillan_chef_/ https://www.instagram.com/hannah.bamford/   The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Matt Gillan and Hannah Bamford, Heritage Restaurant Date recorded: 13 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

41 min 10 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/432 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day two Session one of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is all about restaurants and we start with a long overdue visit to Tredwells to speak with Chef Owner Chantelle Nicholson. We first hear her origin story and transition from studying law into various roles in hospitality. Looking at her up to date ideas for what a restaurant can be, which has developed during lockdown. We talk about the circular economy and the passion that Chantelle has for supporting local producers. Chantelle takes us inside decisions she made at the start of lockdown and discusses how the team kept on the same page and communicated throughout. She discusses how they reopened and thoughts on keeping staff engaged throughout. Chantelle shares the triple whammy her part of Central London is suffering and how this contrasts with London neighbourhoods. What people learned about food during lockdown and how their buying habits may have changed for good. We talk no-shows and how the industry might start to change perceptions. Before she looks ahead to the end of furlough and beyond. Episode outline: Origin Story The essence of a restaurant The circular economy and supporting local producers Chantelle’s response at the start of lockdown Team communication during lockdown Coming out of lockdown Central London’s triple whammy vs the neighbourhoods Innovation during lockdown and how buying habits have changed No-shows The future   Guest Links https://www.tredwells.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tredwells/ http://www.chantellenicholson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/chef_chantelle/   The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Chantelle Nicholson, Tredwells Date recorded: 11 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

51 min 7 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/431 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome to Day one Session two of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. We continue with wine and pay a visit to Quality Wines Farringdon to meet Gus Gluck. Possibly my favourite place to drink wine in London, not least down to Gus’ warm welcome, wine selection and intimate atmosphere, he led innovation in response to COVID-19 and was the first person I saw using taster sizes for Instagram live tastings. Gus reflects on the days and weeks before lockdown, when the writing was increasingly on the wall about the severity of COVID. Before he brings us up to date and discusses how Quality Wines has adapted and continued to operate without losing its soul. He talks about the challenge of converting former retail customers back to eating in and paying the premium for service. Gus gives a high-level review of innovation in the sector during lockdown discussing the can-do attitude he saw and continues to see. The impacts of lock-down on mental health at all levels in the industry in the wake of those businesses who closed their doors for good this year. We discuss the idea of no-shows in post-COVID world and the unseen cost of rent. Before looking ahead for his new business GB Wine Shippers and his clients.   Episode outline: Origin Story Response to COVID pre-lockdown- Quality Wines, London hospitality and GB Wineshippers Price sensitivity post-lockdown Real innovation  Mental health  How is the industry addressing no shows Rent Eat Out To Help Out Looking ahead for GB Wine Shippers   Guest Links https://www.gbwineshippers.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/gbwineshippers/   The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Gus Gluck, GB Wine Shippers Date recorded: 4 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/430 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Laure Patry Executive Head Sommelier for Jason Atherton (Social Company) is a former guest on Interpreting Wine, previously appearing in April 2018 in episode 66. She starts this conversation by bringing us up to speed with the last 29 months, the openings she’s been involved with and how her role has changed. I was then keen for her to describe the early days of the pandemic and how they mobilised as a team to first clost sites and ultimately make the most of the lockdown and the unexpected learning opportunities it presented. Laure describes how suppliers and producers embraced technology and were extremely generous in the face of uncertainty. She talks price and how the lockdown has educated customers and staff on the real cost of high quality ingredients. Before looking ahead to the end of the furlough scheme and ending on a positive with future opportunities for sommeliers   Episode outline: Catch up Inside the early days of the pandemic Technology Closures  Price sensitivity EOTHO The customer experience Innovation in the sector Future opportunities for sommeliers Guest Links https://www.jasonatherton.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/_socialcompany https://www.instagram.com/_jasonatherton/ https://www.facebook.com/JasonAtherton.Chef/ The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world still recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please spread the word using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit    Intro and outro musicWelcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Guest: Laure Patry, Social Company Date recorded: 4 September 2020   CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

45 min 55 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/429 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Marketing GM Charlotte Read and CEO Philip Gregan take us on a deep dive into this most successful of industry bodies. We discover the origins of the New Zealand wine industry and hear how the Sale of Liquor Act 1959 helped to lay its foundations. Before hearing about the industry pioneers and the first stirrings of international recognition for New Zealand wine and its Sauvignon Blanc in the 80s and 90s. The pair then give us an overview of the current state of New Zealand Winegrowers and how they serve their 1,400-1,500 members. Philip giving an overview of NZ Winegrowers responsibilities and Charlotte speaking to the marketing structure and specific digital initiatives she’s overseen since the start of the pandemic. New Zealand having harvested at the height of the pandemic the pair share some of the initiatives successfully employed by wineries to limit transmission. They share how the pandemic has affected consumption of New Zealand wine around the world. We close out looking ahead for the industry and upcoming digital initiatives. Episode outline: The origins of the New Zealand wine industry New Zealand Winegrowers overview  Three key marketing pillars and practical initiatives Vintage 2020 in the times of COVID The flow of NZ wines around the world Looking ahead for New Zealand Winegrowers   Sign up for the last of the New Zealand wine diaries. Organic Wine - Dispel the myths and embrace the future Lead Master - Stephen Wong MW With - David Keck MS, John Szabo MS & Ronan Sayburn MS Wed, Sep 23, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM BST https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3020237903612787472?v=jcwgUPmpM88&feature=youtu.be NZ Wine Annual Report: https://www.nzwine.com/en/media/statistics/annual-report/ www.nzwine.com   NZW conducts a wide range of activities including: coordination of research programmes to progress the grape and wine industry; provision of a generic marketing platform for New Zealand wine makers in key markets; stewardship of “brand New Zealand wine”; provision of timely and accurate data and business information to grape growers and wine makers; and, representation of industry interests to national and local Government and in international fora.  Philip Gregan is the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Winegrowers, the national industry organisation that represents, researches and promotes the interests of New Zealand grape growers and wine makers. Philip has been with New Zealand Winegrowers and its predecessor, the Wine Institute of New Zealand, since starting as a Research officer in 1983. He has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 1990. Philip has gained Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Hons) degrees, majoring in Geography, from the University of Auckland.Charlotte Read has over 20 years of international sales and marketing experience; from launching new brands of NZ milk products in Singapore and Thailand to launching wine store formats in the UK, to promoting premium New Zealand (NZ) wines and building and managing their distribution is over 40 countries across Europe and Asia.  Whilst based in China, Charlotte then joined NZ Trade and Enterprise,  the NZ government’s export business development agency,  based in the NZ Embassy in Beijing.   Upon returning to NZ, Charlotte soon returned to the wine industry becoming NZ Winegrower’s GM of Marketing in late 2019.    Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Philip Gregan and Charlotte Read, New Zealand Winegrowers  Date recorded: 6 September 2020 CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

51 min 29 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link with a friend: www.interpretingwine.com/428 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌 👌 Episode outline:  Viticulture Vinification Maturation First wine pair: 2019 Václav Magister Pinot Blanc | 2018 Václav Terroir Pinot Blanc Second wine pair: 2019 Balaž Chardonnay | 2016 Balaž Tannowitz Chardonnay Sur lie barrique PDF ‘A Comparison of Vineyard & Cellar Techniques for Producing Simple v. Complex White Wines’: www.interpretingwine.com/mazey Home tasting Contact: mikemazey@gmail.com http://www.winewordsthebook.com/en/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Mike Mazey, Winemaking Consultant, South Moravia Date recorded: 10 Aug 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Sep 2020

43 min 16 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link with a friend: www.interpretingwine.com/427 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌 👌 I continue my journey in the Czech Republic, visiting Gurdau Winery in Kurdějov. We hear the story of how the region’s vineyards fell into disrepair, reducing from 400 ha to zero as recently as the 1960s. Before taking a deep dive into the operations of the winery, its famous mentor and plans to grow their footprint sustainably and sensitively to their picturesque surroundings.  With 80% of production is riesling we focus on the grape for the tasting, tasting recent vintages of the village, premium and sweet ranges. Before she looks ahead to the coming 12 months for the winery.   Episode outline: Origin Story Kurdějov Gurdau vineyards Philosophy Looking ahead   Wines tasted: Riesling 2018, Vesnice Kurdějov Riesling 2019, Vesnice Kurdějov Riesling 2019, Stará Hora Sweet Riesling 2019, Stará Hora   https://www.gurdauvinarstvi.cz/en/ https://www.instagram.com/gurdau_vinarstvi/ https://www.facebook.com/gurdauvinarstvi/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Natalia Dvorak, Gurdau Winery Date recorded: 13 Aug 2020 Listen and subscribe: www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Aug 2020

30 min 33 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link with a friend: www.interpretingwine.com/426 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌 👌 Brno and South Moravia special featuring bar and bistro Atelier. We first hear from Milan describing how he fell in love with hospitality before describing the origins of Atelier and how it developed from a pop-up to its current permanent site in Brno. Arielle talks about her transition from working in hospitality in New York to moving to Brno and establishing Civil Wines. Milan takes us on a virtual tour of Atelier, changes over time and how it was received in the local and Expat communities. Before Arielle goes deeper into the reaction and Atelier’s place within the Expat scene. On the food side we talk about authenticity and how Atelier stays true to its place in Moravia while bringing in their influences. Milan then introduces us to the Cuvee Atlelier produced by local winery Plener. Arielle first looks ahead to the development of Civil Wines and wider promotion of Brno as a tourist destination. Milan talks about his focus going forward and how Atelier will keep developing.   Episode outline: Origin Story: Milan and Arielle Atelier Virtual tour Authenticity of local food while integrating inspiration from outside Tasting: Plener Cuvee Atelier Looking ahead   Guest contact details: Milan: https://www.instagram.com/atelier_bistro/ Arielle: https://www.instagram.com/civilwines/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Milan Bukovsky, Atelier Bar + Bistro and Arielle DeSoucey, Civil Wines Date recorded: 10 Aug 2020 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Aug 2020

43 min 11 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/425 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 We finish our brief tour of Organic Spain with a podcast first, an island producer from Mallorca, Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora, growing on 20 hectares across 8 plots. Our first stop with Bàrbara is in one of their vineyards, which was chosen to illustrate the past and present of the project. She tells us about her multi-generational connection with the land, how the project started and its philosophy. We get an insight into local grape varieties Callet, Manto Negro, Prensal and how they perform in the local terroir and also the interplay with older French varieties. We get an overview of the winery’s three ranges of wine Sincronia, Acrollam and two premium reds, Trispol and Sotil. Our second stop takes us to a vineyard showing the future of the winery to the site of a Prensal vineyard. Looking closely at the plant and an overview of the harvest dates. Before we head back to the winery for a tasting and explanation of three wines, the Acrollam Blanc, the Acrollam rosé and the 2017 Trispol. Bàrbara then looks ahead to travel plans, which were still valid last year. These will give you a sense of where these wines are being enjoyed around the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story.  Vineyard Tour Tasting Looking ahead    Wines tasted: Acrollam Blanc Organic (https://www.enotriacoe.com/products/still-wine/2018-acrollam-blanc-organic-mesquida-mora) Acrollam Rosé Organic 2017 Trispol All wines at https://en.mesquidamora.com/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora Date recorded: 2 May 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

30 min 11 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/424 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Next stop on the journey through Organic Spain is Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas in Utiel Requena. I had the pleasure of visiting the winery and pulling up a barrel for a 1:1. He gives a brief overview of the family history before taking us behind the winery’s decision to transition into 100% organic viticulture. He gives an overview of the Utiel Requena region and specifically the local bobal grape and how it performs in the regions’ soil, before talking about the winery’s own denominación de origen, D.O.P. Pago de los Balagueses. We get a virtual tour of the different sites, across the main winery and Pago de los Balagueses. Rodolfo takes us through the different wines in their range, that includes cava, white, rosé and red and wines made in stainless steel, oak and amphora. Demonstrating his sense of experimentation as well as his connection to the past. He talks about the export structure for the winery, discussing where his range is being enjoyed. Enotourism, given the winery’s location 20 minutes from Valencia and 1 hour 40 from Madrid. We taste two wines, 2015 Caprasia Bobal and 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah. Before Rodolfo looks ahead and what constitutes continuous improvement for his very different wine ranges.   Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: 2015 Caprasia Bobal (Tech sheet: https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Caprasia-Bobal-%C3%81nfora.pdf 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah (https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Pago-Balagueses-Syrah.pdf UK importer: www.vintageroots.co.uk Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas Date recorded: 4 October 2018 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

36 min 29 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/423 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 We start our journey across Organic Spain in the Santa Olalla area of Toledo. Uva de Vida were one of the first wineries I ever visited when starting the podcast in 2017. So it is my pleasure to finally be able to bring you their story here. We hear from Carmen the origins of both her interest in wine production and connection with the land. Before trying two wines based on the nine hectares of graciano they farm. The 2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' and the 2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ a wine blending a small proportion of wine from the following three vintages. Before she looks ahead to the impact they are making in the local community and the message they want their wines to take out into the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: 2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' Graciano  2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ Looking ahead   https://www.uvadevida.com/ https://www.instagram.com/uvadevida/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Maria Carmen López Delgado, Uva De Vida Date recorded: 12 March 2018 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

13 min 1 sec

If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/422 If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌 👌 Today’s episode of the podcast is a Rosé tasting for Diploma students with Anne McHale MW.  En route to becoming an MW, Anne collected three awards for outstanding achievement, covering both the theory and tasting components. Calibrate your palate with Anne’s as she assesses the 2019 Provence rosé from Le Grand Cros at WSET Level 4. Fear not, if you can’t get this exact rosé you can still taste along with any young Provence rosé. Anne gives exam tips specific to rosé, covering bottle ageing and identifying Old World vs. New World rosé. Before broadening out into general advice for Diploma exams, and discussing her Diplomatherapy online coaching service. Simply a must listen if you or anyone you know is sitting unit D3 this October. Episode outline: Anne origin story Practical tasting of Le Grand Cros Rosé 2019 at SAT Level 4 Bottle Ageing in Rosé Identifying Rosé from Old or New world Exam technique for wine appearance Assessing three wines in an exam setting Quality Assessment in the D3 exam Diplomatherapy deep dive Find out more about Diplomatherapy at www.annemchale.com/diplomacoaching Please mention ‘Interpreting Wine’ if you sign up for the waiting list. Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Anne McHale MW Date recorded: 29 June 2020 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com 

Jul 2020

28 min 45 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/421 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 We finish this Slovenia series with a visit to Zaro wines in the Istrian peninsula. Perhaps fittingly they are located in the far West of Slovenia, close to borders with Italy and Croatia. Even more fittingly the rain was coming down as we sheltered under an umbrella for Matej to describe the history, landscape and microclimate of his vineyard sites. This informs the house philosophy to grape growing and winemaking, and ultimately the style of the wine. From our spot in the vineyards we head to the cellar and taste a trio of barrel samples. Before heading to the Manzoli Wine Bar in the centre of Isola, where we taste the current vintages of the previously tasted barrel samples. And finish proceedings with a tasting of two reds. Listen right the way through for details of the Orange Wine Festival that the winery helps to arrange in Vienna.   Episode outline: Hillside: Terroir Origin Story Cellar: Barrel sample tasting Manzioli Wine Bar: Tasting Orange Wine Festival Wines tasted in cellar Malvazija Istriana 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2018 Barrel Sample Wines tasted in wine bar Malvazija Istriana 2018 Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2017 Zaro Refosk 2016 Zaro ‘Gran Morer’ 2016 www.vinozaro.com Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Matej Zaro, Zaro Wines Date recorded: 25 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

36 min 24 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/420 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Nearing the end of the trip, we kicked off my last day in Slovenia with an interview with Mojca Cvetek, Founder of Enjoy Slovenia, the tour company who organised the logistics for all parts of the epic three day tour. And Fine Slovenian wine, the webshop where you can purchase wines from the series. We hear the chain of events that awoke her entrepreneurial spirit and saw her launch first Slovenian wine selections and then found Enjoy Slovenia to bring visitors closer to the real Slovenia. We hear how she builds relationships with winemakers and get an insight into some of the authentic experiences her clients have enjoyed over the time, giving a real insight into the mindset of Slovenian hospitality.   Episode outline: Enjoy Slovenia origin Story Developing winemaker relationships Slovenia culture deep dive Health benefits Ljubljana Looking ahead   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Mojca Cvetek, Enjoy Slovenia, Fine Slovenian Wine Date recorded: 245 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

38 min 25 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/419 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 We finished the second full day touring in Slovenia with a visit to Vrabči Homestead in Pliskovica, less than 10 minutes from Rencel by car, staying in the Karst region, close to the Italian border. Here we were greeted by brothers Ivo and Edi Šuc, responsible between them for production and sales and marketing respectively. Edi takes the lead on the interview, we get an introduction to the brothers, before discussing production methods and regional drinking culture. Before embarking on an epic tasting ranging from the wine that they produce for consumption in its own right and use as the base for their spirits, in all 4 wines and 10 spirits. Edi interspersing each with local flavour and insight into the traditions that the brothers are helping to preserve.  Episode outline: Origin Story Production methods Drinking culture Tasting Wines: Malvazija Terran 2015 Non oblitus Terran Liqueur  Spirits Doktor Suc 38 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/doktor-suc-38/) Orehovc (semi-sweet spirit with walnut) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/orehovc-semi-sweet-spirit-with-walnut/) Sage  Koromac (semi-sweet spirit with fennel) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/koromac-semi-sweet-spirit-with-fennel/) Tropinovec (grape marc spirit) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/tropinovec-grape-marc-spirit/) Herb distillate Brandy Terra Rossa Koretto (grape marc spirit coffee) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/koretto-grape-marc-spirit-coffee/) Sostanca za BRINTONIK (a blend of juniper brandy with domestic spirits) (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/sostanca-za-brintonik-a-blend-of-juniper-brandy-with-domestic-spirits/) Brinjevec Visits can be organised by emailing info@vrabci.si Hostel Pliskovica: https://www.facebook.com/HOSTELKRAS/ https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/homestead-vrabci/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Edi Šuc, Vrabci Homestead Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

45 min 24 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/418 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Leaving the Cejkotova Homestead Goče it was a short drive to cross into the Karst region, close to the Italian border. Here we were met by winemaker Joško Renčel and son-in-law Žiga Ferlež, who handled the interview on Joško’s behalf. We first hear the origin story of the winery and we get a virtual tour of the terroir in the region. We take a look inside the two cellars before tasting 5 wines. All with age, some with significant age, that perfectly shows the style and philosophy of Renčel Boutique Wines.   Episode outline: Origin Story Terroir tour Cellar tour Tasting Looking ahead   Wines tasted: Teran 2006 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/teran-rencel/) Vitovska 2015 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/vitovska-rencel/) Sauvignon 2015 Golden tears, 2006 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/golden-tears-rencel/) 2003 Sweet Wine Barrel Sample   https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/rencel/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Žiga Ferlež, Renčel Boutique Wines Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

31 min 33 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/417 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Continuing our journey in the Vipava Valley we arrived at the village of Goče meeting Davorin Mesesnel and his son Christian. They are an integrated farm, with animals, vegetables and produce around 20,000 bottles each year from a mixture of local and international varieties. They specialise in wines that have been aged. We get a deep dive into their approach to farming and winemaking. Christian then takes us to look at their current winery, talks production and how they treat the Rebula grape. Finally we head to the 700 year old cellar and taste a special local dessert wine.   Episode outline: Origin Story Farming philosophy Winery tour. Rebula Tasting.  Old cellar   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Davorin and Christian Mesesnel, Cejkotova Homestead Goče Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jul 2020

23 min 40 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/416 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Setting out on our second full day of wine tasting we left Sanctum in the Slovenian Styria and traveled West via Ljubljana to the Vipava valley one of the sub regions of the Primorska region. Working on 15 hectares, Guerilla is one of the few certified biodynamic wineries in the country. We started at the site of their modern cellar, looking out to the home blocks. Exploring the rebula, zelen and vineyards we take a deep dive into their terroir. And at the winery we take the same path that the grapes take which uncovers the history and philosophy of the winery. Before tasting 7 wines that represent the three lines of wine, Guerilla Classic, Guerilla Selection and Guerilla Extreme.   Episode outline: Slovenia regional overview Regional Soil  Rebula vineyard tour Zelen vineyard tour Winery tour Wine Tasting   Wines tasted: Castra brut nature 2016 (http://guerila.si/wine/castra-brut-nature/?lang=en) Zelen 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/zelen/?lang=en) Pinela 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/pinela/?lang=en) Malvazija 2018 (http://guerila.si/wine/malvazija/?lang=en) Retro selection 2017 (http://guerila.si/wine/retro-selection/?lang=en) Rebula extreme 2016 http://guerila.si/wine/rebula-extreme/?lang=en Amphora red 2016 (http://guerila.si/wine/amphora-red/?lang=en)   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Martin Gruzovin, Guerila Date recorded: 24 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jun 2020

53 min 51 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/415 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine Leaving Maribor following the tasting and cellar tour we headed North to the Slovenian Styria and Sanctum cellar. With Špela Stržišar partner of Sanctum Wines Founder Marko Podkubovsek we learn just how deep the winemaking tradition runs in the Slovenian terroir. We hear in-depth the philosophy behind Sanctum and perhaps never before has anyone described just how committed one has to be to make wine, when you’re trying to make the best wine you can. Winemaker Nick Gee joins us for a tasting of three wines, and we look ahead to the future of Sanctum. Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: Chardonnay, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/chardonnay-sanctum/) Pinot Noir, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/pinot-noir-sanctum/) My Red, Sanctum (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/my-red-sanctum/) https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/sanctum/   Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Špela Stržišar and Winemaker Nick Gee, Sanctum Wine Date recorded: 23 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jun 2020

41 min 14 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/414 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Starting at the Old Vine House with our guide we are introduced to some of the artefacts and the story of the world’s oldest vine, which grows alongside the property. We then look into the present of Slovenian winemaking, we get an overview of the regions and their influence on the winemaking culture. Before tasting six wines that illustrate the regional style and diversity. The second part of the episode looks into the past of Slovenian winemaking with a tour of Vinag Wine Cellar. Touching on the political turmoil that dramatically affected the way wine was made in Slovenia when it was part of Yugoslavia. You’ll also hear about exceptional vintages to look out from the latter part of the 20th century. Episode outline: What happens with the wine from the oldest vine in the world? Virtual tour of Slovenian winegrowing regions. Comparative tasting of Slovenian wines Vinag Wine Cellar: Look into the past of winemaking in Slovenia, inside a concrete barrel Wines tasted: Freser, Laški Rizling 2018 (https://www.freser.si/en/shop/product/vina/laski-rizling) Sauvignon Extrem 2016 (https://www.instagram.com/menostavnodobravina) Falot, Sauvignon 2018 (http://www.falot.si/) Bajta Modra Frankinja (Blaufrankisch) Rosé Pét Nat (https://www.kobalwines.si/wine-2/?lang=en) MARKUS Renski rizling 2015 (https://www.freser.si/en/shop/product/vina/markus-renski-rizling) Ducal Wines, Laški rizling (welschriesling) 2013 (https://ducalwines.com/en/ducal-wines/) For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Maribor Wine Deep Dive Date recorded: 23 September 2019   Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jun 2020

46 min 20 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/413 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Continuing the journey around Slovenia. Today’s episode begins Day 2 of the tour. Following a night at the Mond Hotel. The only wine hotel in Slovenia, which has room’s sponsored by individual winemakers, which is located within Slovenia’s Styria region. We started with a visit to Vino Gaube, a short drive from the hotel. This family winery operates on a very human scale and is known for the approachable nature of its wines. That being said, the varied terroir, age of vines, changing weather conditions and openness to experiment has seen a broadening of production and now includes aged whites and pinot noir. Episode outline: Origin Story Virtual estate tour. Grapes, soils and climate. Wine tasting Vino Gaube export markets   https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/gaube/   Wines tasted: Welschriesling 2018 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/riesling-italico-welschriesling-gaube/) Sylvaner 2018 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/sylvaner-gaube/) Kaspar (Chardonnay, sur lie) 2017 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/kaspar-chardonnay-sur-lie-gaube/) Pinot Noir 2017   For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/   Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine   Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com   Hotel Mond Website: https://thecasinomond.com/en/hotel-and-wellness/our-wine-story   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Patrik Gaube, Vino Gaube Date recorded: 23 September 2019 Subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jun 2020

23 min 2 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/412 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 We started our journey in the Posavje region in the far East of country almost on the Croatian border at Vino Graben. Father and daughter winemaking team Janez and Zala Šekoranja make a huge selection of wines on a little over seven hectares. Working on a human scale their philosophy is to let the wine express the nature of the grapes they grow. To stay true to that philosophy they produce over 100 different wines, some in minute quantities. Episode outline: Origin Story Different styles of wine Decanter explanation Looking outside the cellar https://fineslovenianwine.com/brands/vino-graben/ Wines tasted: Rumeni Plavec Pinot Grigio 2007  Pinot Grigio 2015 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/pinot-grigio-vino-graben/) Traminer 2009 (https://fineslovenianwine.com/product/traminer-vino-graben/) Gamay 2007 Gamay 2009 Grand cinq 2015 Chardonnay 2015 (semi-sweet) Traminer Grape Selection 2012 (sweet) For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit  www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/ Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Zala and Janez Šekoranja, Vino Graben Date recorded: 22 September 2019   To subscribe to the podcast or discuss sponsoring your own episode or series at www.interpretingwine.com  CONTACT  Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter Email: hello@interpretingwine.com

Jun 2020

1 hr 4 min

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/411 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Covering a cognac producer in depth for the first time on the podcast, Frapin cellar master Patrice Piveteau gives an orientation to the 750 year history of Frapin and takes us through the process of cognac production in the region. We of course try two cognacs from their range and Patrice expertly describes the emotion behind the evolution and sensory experience of each. Touching also on the use of cognac in cocktails, and for food pairings, which has helped keep the category relevant and a favourite of bartenders and sommeliers around the world.   Episode outline: Origin Story Cognac production Adaptation in the face of change The Cognac Frapin philosophy and range Cognac Tasting Future cognac drinkers Communication Looking ahead   Cognacs tasted: VSOP Grande Champagne Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/VSOP+Grande+Champagne Château Fontpinot X.O. Grande Champagne Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/Ch%C3%A2teau+Fontpinot+X.O.+Grande+Champagne   Guest website: https://www.cognac-frapin.com/en/   Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin Date recorded: 19 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

1 hr 3 min

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/410 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Steve Smith MW holds one of the most prestigious wine qualifications in the world. A discussion that charts his early career and place at the forefront of some of the most iconic New Zealand wine brands in the world, including Villa Maria and Craggy Range. Before we go in depth into his current twin projects Smith & Sheth and Pyramid Valley. A timely reminder of the diversity of the region and a deep dive into how modern, high end New Zealand winemaking is inextricably linked to its past while creating its future.    Episode outline: Origin Story Mentorship and academia Villa Maria The MW journey and advice Craggy Range Smith and Sheth, Natural M.A.D.E   Wines tasted: Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Wairau+Sauvignon+Blanc/2019 Cru Omahu Cantera 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Omahu+Cantera   Guest website: https://www.smithandsheth.com/ https://www.pyramidvalley.co.nz/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley Date recorded: 16 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

1 hr 5 min

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/409 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Laurent provides the most in depth coverage I’ve ever given to the Beaujolais region. Starting first with his own origins and reflections on different experiences in winemaking, before taking us on a virtual tour of the region via its cru and terroir. He covers the gamay grape that has made its home in the region and talks market value over time. Before taking us on a tour of the Henry Fessy cellar and into the glass with two cru Beaujolais he chose from their range, the Régnié 2016 and the Brouilly 2017. If you’ve ever wanted a private tour of Beaujolais, its terroir and winemaking culture this is the episode for you.    Episode outline: Origin Story Winemaking on a different scale A tour of the Crus terroir Gamay grapes Changing winemaking styles in Beaujolais over time Henry Fessy deep dive Wine tasting Looking ahead   Wines tasted: Château des Reyssiers Régnié 2016 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Ch%C3%A2teau+des+Reyssiers+R%C3%A9gni%C3%A9/2016 Brouilly 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Brouilly/2017   Guest website: https://www.henryfessy.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: www.interpretingwine.com/LLAprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy Date recorded: 18 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

58 min 43 sec

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/408 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Cristina Mariana-May tells us the history of the founding of Banfi Wines in New York, before taking us on a virtual tour of Montalcino and the Estate known as Castello Banfi. Here, the wines are only part of the story, with only a third of the property planted in vines and the single contiguous property a site of study, exploration, collaboration, as well as beauty. She then leads a tasting of two Castello Banfi wines, a 2018 Vermentino and the outstanding 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. A highly engaging way to escape to Italy at this challenging time through her wines and culture. Enjoy! Episode outline: Origin Story Italy to New York and back to Montalcino Adjustments in the wake of COVID19 Virtual tour of Castello Banfi and subsoil Wines tasted: La Pettegola Vermentino IGT Toscana 2018 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/La+Pettegola+Vermentino/2018 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/Brunello+Di+Montalcino/2015 Looking ahead Guest website: https://castellobanfi.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi Date recorded: 17 April 2020 Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

1 hr 1 min

If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/407 If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Will Oatley and Richard Nunn take us on a virtual tour of the company to kick off this 30th anniversary series. The series itself represents their commitment to shorten the distance between their customers and producers during this time. They unpick the foundations of this business and give insight into its longevity. Before going straight into a tasting of two wines chosen by the pair that potentially offer a look into the past and present of the company. Finishing with a look ahead to how the current crisis might change things forever in their business. Episode outline: Richard (first) and Will (second) origin stories Career Progression in the wine industry Louis Latour Agencies overview Media and technology over 30 years Adaptation and looking ahead Wines tasted: McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/McHenry+Hohnen/Hazel's+Vineyard+Chardonnay/2014 Louis Latour Ardèche Chardonnay 2017 Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Louis+Latour/Ard%C3%A8che+Chardonnay Producer website:  https://www.mchenryhohnen.com.au/  https://www.louislatour.com/en/ Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk   Join Louis Latour email list for the chance to win a case of six wines from the series: https://mailchi.mp/ab1ce2f8864f/llaprizedraw   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Guest: Will Oatley and Richard Nunn, Louis Latour Agencies Date recorded: 16 April 2020   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

1 hr 17 min

Vivien concludes coverage of an amazing wine tasting at Lady of the Grapes organised jointly with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for a celebration of women in the wine industry. We hear her origin story and international experience before returning to Hungary and taking up the winemaker position at Barta Winery in the Tokaji region. Before leading a tasting of three of her furmints, all available in the UK with Corney and Barrow via the links below. Please consider leaving a rating and review wherever you’re listening   Episode outline: Origin Story Furmint overview   Wines tasted: - Egy Kis Dry Furmint Barta 2018 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/egy-kis-dry-furmint-barta-2018-10152202018bt06-1.html) £14.95 per bottle - Oreg Kiraly Dulo Dry Furmint Barta 2015 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/oreg-kiraly-dulo-dry-furmint-barta-2015-10152242015bt06-1.html) £23.95 per bottle - Oreg Kiraly Dulo Sweet Szamorodni Furmint Barta 2013 50cl (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/oreg-kiraly-dulo-sweet-szamorodni-furmint-barta-2013-50cl-10152252013b506-1.html) £24.95 per bottle   Website: https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/ https://bartapince.com/en/ https://www.ladyofthegrapes.com/   Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Event overview: Rebecca Palmer, Wine Buyer and Associate Director for Corney & Barrow, was joined by winemakers Wendy Outhwaite (Ambriel Winery, Sussex) and Vivien Ujvári (Barta Winery, Hungary) to share their stories and journeys of working in the wine industry.   Guest: Vivien Ujvári (Barta Winery, Hungary) Date recorded: 5 March 2019 Location: Lady of the Grapes, 16 Maiden Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NJ   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

26 min 44 sec

Wendy Outhwaite continues coverage of an amazing wine tasting at Lady of the Grapes organised jointly with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for a celebration of women in the wine industry. She talks experimentation and we learn why she thinks English wine production  is so exciting at the moment. Before leading a tasting of three of her wines. All available in the UK with Corney and Barrow via the links below. Please consider leaving a rating and review wherever you’re listening Episode outline: Origin Story Wines tasted: - Ambriel Brut Cuvee Classic, NV (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/ambriel-classic-cuvee-brut-traditional-method-nv-100063900nvbt06-1.html) £28.95 per bottle - Ambriel Blanc de Blancs brut 2010 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/ambriel-english-reserve-single-vineyard-demi-sec-traditional-method-2010-10159642010bt06-1.html) £32.95 per bottle - Ambriel Rose 2013 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/ambriel-rose-extra-dry-traditional-method-2013-10159612013bt06-1.html) £26.95 per bottle Website: https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/ https://ambrielsparkling.com/ https://www.ladyofthegrapes.com/ Intro and outro musicThe New Investorshttp://newinvestors.dk/Contact: glenn@velournet.dk Event overview: Rebecca Palmer, Wine Buyer and Associate Director for Corney & Barrow, was joined by winemakers Wendy Outhwaite (Ambriel Winery, Sussex) and Vivien Ujvári (Barta Winery, Hungary) to share their stories and journeys of working in the wine industry. Guest: Wendy Outhwaite (Ambriel Winery, Sussex) Date recorded: 5 March 2019 Location: Lady of the Grapes, 16 Maiden Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NJ   Contact: hello@interpretingwine.com   Linkedin: https://www.interpretingwine.com/linkedin Facebook: https://www.interpretingwine.com/facebook Instagram: https://www.interpretingwine.com/instagram Twitter: https://www.interpretingwine.com/twitter TikTok: https://www.interpretingwine.com/TikTok  

May 2020

17 min 16 sec