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Thomas Bachelder

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Release Date: 07/25/2019

Grower Champagnes by Zoe: Fabulous show art Grower Champagnes by Zoe: Fabulous

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Last year Zoe Lengjak brought us, in her words, 'truly special, exclusive, natural and independent Grower Champagnes from the rarest terroir to Ireland's shores'. Read all about it here at .ie As it happens she also brought herself as a fabulous addition to the palate that makes up the wine trade in Ireland.  Zoe's experience within the region of Champagne is exceptional. We are genuinely lucky to have her here.  In this podcast we are introduced to the world of . This is where family's grow their grapes and make their wine to the very highest standards. The quality is quite...

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Michael Eddy: Winemaker at Louis M Martini talks Terroir and Cabernet Sauvignon show art Michael Eddy: Winemaker at Louis M Martini talks Terroir and Cabernet Sauvignon

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Michael Eddy is Director of Winemaking at in the Napa Valley of California. This is a winery that produces high quality year in and year out. It is one of the shining jewels in the E&J Gallo portfolio of Fine Wines. It has some of the finest Terroir available at its Monte Rosso vineyard. Add to this Micheal Eddy's talent. What a great story! brings us some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon based wines made anywhere.  In this podcast Michael talks to us about terroir and his winemaking philosophy where Cabernet Sauvignon takes centre stage. Mind you, there are other players as well!...

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David Coventry: Winemaker at Talbott Vineyards and Sleepy Hollow Brilliance show art David Coventry: Winemaker at Talbott Vineyards and Sleepy Hollow Brilliance

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David Coventry is winemaker at Talbott Vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California.

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Edouard Baijot MW: Fine Wines at E&J Gallo show art Edouard Baijot MW: Fine Wines at E&J Gallo

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E&J Gallo owns some of the finest vineyards in California, employs some of the finest winemaking talent and, in turn, makes some of the finest wines made anywhere. After all that takes place the wines are entrusted to Edouard Baijot's expertise to tell their stories and to explain their magic to the rest of us.

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Jim Collins Vice President of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo show art Jim Collins Vice President of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo

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Listen here to Jim Collins - VP of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo. This is Episode 2 of our 6 part mini series looking at the premium and super premium wines of E&J Gallo in California. What a brilliant episode where another great story really does lie behind the greatest wine labels in California.

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a Podcast with Beth Liston of Dark Horse show art a Podcast with Beth Liston of Dark Horse

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Welcome to the first podcast in our 6 part mini series of premium and super permium wines in the  E&J Gallo portfolio. These wines are brilliant.

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Bodega Tandem: Brilliance in Navarra show art Bodega Tandem: Brilliance in Navarra

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The astute among you will recognise that I have already recorded a podcast interview wIth José María Fraile of . That was at an Fair held at Dublin Castle back in Dec 2019. You can listen to it . I just did. Not bad. Not bad at all! What was missing, however, was Jose's partner in business and winemaker at Tandem, the very gifted Alicia Eyaralar. Well, here they are together in our new podcast and here they are together at the winery: I am a complete fan of the wines of in Northern Spain. The region offers a uniquely diverse collection of grape types and a great understanding of how to...

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WineOnline.ie : A podcast with Will Mullin show art WineOnline.ie : A podcast with Will Mullin

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When was launched back in 1999 it was a groundbreaker. The first of its kind always is! There are loads of online wine stores out there now. These weren't there when and developed . Indeed it was unthought at the time that their creation would one day be in competition with not just these but also a wide variety of bricks and mortar retailers also.  It is testament to how brilliant is that it has not only held its own against allcomers but has also constantly redeveloped itself, time and again, to suit an ever changing winescape. Online events. Off line events. Hampers. Spirits....

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PradoRey: Ribero del Duero Excellence show art PradoRey: Ribero del Duero Excellence

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In this podcast we chat with Fernando Rodríguez de Rivera, of the fabulous farm and vineyard in Ribero del Duero. PradoRey (Kings Meadow) is the largest estate in the north of Spain - 7km stretch of the Duero river; 520 hectares of vineyard; a hydroelectric dam that dates back to 1858; a dairy farm with 800 Friesian cows; a flock of 1800 Churra sheep; a 3hectare solar panel farm; a 17th century 18 room palace for tourist accomodation and a 16th century chapel. This is mega. The wines are equally impressive!   Ribero del Duero is a fascinating wine producing region. It is high -...

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Nicolò and Matteo Luxardo: 200 Years of Excellence show art Nicolò and Matteo Luxardo: 200 Years of Excellence

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is a name that I have always associated with beautifully crafted spirits of the highest quality.    The family has just celebrated its 200th anniversary of being in business. We are honoured to have been joined in this podcast by the Luxardo cousins, Nicolò and Matteo.   The family history is peppered with difficulty and war torn strife. There can be very few companies that have had to see their entire operation completely destroyed by war - then, with extraordinary determination succesfully rebuilt, brick by brick and cherry tree by cherry tree. Original Maraschino Cherries...

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Thomas Bachelder is one of the most interesting people in wine today! He is an absolute font of information, a raconteur of the highest order and a great winemaker.

How does he do it? What brought him from his home in Quebec to the vineyards of Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara in his quest to make great wine? 

In this episode of the WinePod we explore these questions and focus on what makes 'Great Taste'.

Kevin Ecock's WinePod is brought to us with the assistance of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu - an excellent place to host your next event or celebration.

Contact Shiva at 01 -6704911 or HERE at the Santa Rita Wine Room web page.