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Brian Maloney of de Loach Vineyards, Sonoma and the Russian River Valley

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Release Date: 04/28/2020

Happy 2021: a Champagne Pannier Podcast to Welcome a New Year show art Happy 2021: a Champagne Pannier Podcast to Welcome a New Year

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

There really is nothing like Champagne to kick off great celebrations. Happy New Year to all of you and many thanks from everyone here at Kevin Ecock's WinePod for your great support over the course of 2020 - a memorable year. A Favourite label of ours that never lets us down is . Why? Because in every blind tasting that it pops up in we rate it top of the list. 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is so true for Champagne. Taste matters and Champagne Pannier has that in bucket loads! In this podcast Commercial Director at Pannier, Mathieu Brécy, brings the brand alive for us. We learn of the...

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Highbank Orchards Part 2: Irish Apple Wine in time for Christmas! show art Highbank Orchards Part 2: Irish Apple Wine in time for Christmas!

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Celebrate Christmas with the best of Irish. Ireland is blessed with the finest artisanal and craft produce. We focus in this and last weeks' podcast on one superb story. Highbank.  This is Part 2 of the story. To begin the tale listen to . Indeed, you can also read all about it on the !  in Cuffesgrange Kilkenny makes a bewildering array of multiple award winning products - all based on their organic cider apples. This year Highbank released an  Irish Apple Wine. While it's obviously an organic product the manner in which it is made is unique. In this podcast Rod...

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Highbank Orchards: Irish Apple Wine in time for Christmas! show art Highbank Orchards: Irish Apple Wine in time for Christmas!

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Celebrate Christmas with the best of Irish. Ireland is blessed with the finest artisanal and craft produce. We focus in this podcast on one superb story. Highbank.   in Cuffesgrange Kilkenny makes a bewildering array of multiple award winning products - all based on their organic cider apples. This year Highbank released an Irish Apple Wine. While it's obviously an organic product the manner in which it is made is unique. In this podcast Rod Calder Potts explains all. In particular Rod focuses on his aplliance of organic techniques and what terroir mans to his family.   ...

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 Emma Symington MW of Wine Australia show art  Emma Symington MW of Wine Australia

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is keen to tell us all about their platform. It's an online educational resource available for FREE for EVERYONE to enjoy, explore and to learn from. ....  and it is quite Brilliant - pdf's, videos, podcasts, tutorials and maps. Loads of maps! You can download the whole shooting match and just so we don't get ahead of ourselves there's even an Introduction to Wine! Mind you, there are also introductions to just about everything else possible. This really is an excellent site.    In this podcast Emma Symington MW (Education Development Manager at Wine Australia) chats...

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Chateau de la Ligne at Dunnes Stores: An Irish story of 20 successful years in Bordeaux show art Chateau de la Ligne at Dunnes Stores: An Irish story of 20 successful years in Bordeaux

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The story is well told. Irish business man Terry Cross falls in love with in Bordeaux. The property has not seen a vine on its land since the great freezing fogs of 1956. Terry buys de la Ligne on St Patricks Day 2000 and proceeds to renovate the Chateau back to its glory days. In addition, he employs some of the greatest talent in France to plant new vineyards around the Chateau and then to bring winemaking back to its cellars. Today both the Chateau and its vineyards are magnificent. As are the wines!         Chateau de la Ligne Bordeaux Superieur is distributed across...

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Dermot Nolan MW: A Master of Wine Podcast Chat show art Dermot Nolan MW: A Master of Wine Podcast Chat

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What is a Master of Wine? In this podcast we chat with Dermot Nolan MW to find out. Masters of Wine (commonly referred to as MW's) have passed a rigorous set of blind tasting and theory exams. In addition, they have completed a written and original research paper on a wine related subject, usually technical. Make no mistake, passing the MW examination is an extraordinary achievement! So, pass an exam and become an MW. Is that it? Not quite. The Master of Wine title is awarded by the (IMW) based in London.  Successful candidates are required to sign a and among many expectations are...

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Springfield Estate in South Africa: Jeanette Bruwer on why it is So Special. show art Springfield Estate in South Africa: Jeanette Bruwer on why it is So Special.

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has been one of my favourite 'go to' places for a long time now. Why? Because it makes fabulous wines that have shown a profound respect for the land long before 'Sustainability', 'Organic', and other trending monikers were in use across the wine trade at all.   The Bruwer family has farmed at Springfield since 1898. They are ninth generation Huguenot settlers many of whom brought wine making to this part of South Africa way back in the 1700's. Today Abrie Bruwer with his sister Jeanette and daughter Jenna run the farm and the business.  In this podcast Jeanette brings us on...

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Francesco Ricasoli: Chianti Classico Brought Alive. show art Francesco Ricasoli: Chianti Classico Brought Alive.

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

In this podcast corrects me with my pronounciation of his surname and the fact that vineyards around Brolio were not destroyed in WW2 - Isn't this what a proper chat is all about!! Brolio Castle at the heart of the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany is surrounded by vineyards that can best be described as the beating heart of Italian wine. This is where the Ricasoli family have been making news and wine since 1171.  News? Well, in 1872 Baron Bettino Ricasoli originated the formula for Chianti wine, now called Chianti Classico. While this has long since been discarded as a formula it was...

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Villa Huesgen: Mosel Magic in a Podcast show art Villa Huesgen: Mosel Magic in a Podcast

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Every time I try one of the wines produced by on the banks of the Mosel river in Germany I am captivated by their crisp, clear, character. Their website tells us that they believe in Origin. Tradition. Home. Family. Wine Culture. In this podcast (a bit 'warbly' due to the Zoom connection) owner and winemaker guides us through his extraordinary vineyards where aspect and steep  slopes of slate are unique and extreme within the world of wine. He gives us a glimpse into what drives his family to produce such brilliant wines. 'To enjoy means to show attitude. It is the aim of VILLA HUESGEN...

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Ochoa in Navarra: A distinctly Brilliant Wine Family show art Ochoa in Navarra: A distinctly Brilliant Wine Family

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I was fortunate to visit the vineyards of Navarra in northern Spain a couple of years ago. I was doubly fortunate that one of the wineries we visited is owned and run by the Ochoa family. These days near the fabulous town of is run by sisters Adriana (winemaking) and Beatriz (Sales and Marketing). It is quite brilliant to see how professional each sister is, how well they work together and and yet how independent they are one from the other. Ochoa is a true family team that makes very good wine. Adriana and Beatriz Ochoa spent many years as a qualified wine maker and director at the wine...

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De Loach is one of the very great wines from the Sonoma Valley in California. In this podcast Director of Wine at de Loach, Brian Maloney, talks to us about growing up on a farm in Sonoma, joining the wine trade and ultimately, under the stewardship of the Boisset family, becoming one of the foremost authorities on winemaking across the region.

Brian tells us about how he brings out the best from Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (and then mentions Ribolla Gialla!) His wines are soft, generous, crisp and characterful. They reflect terroir and Brians skills, can be drunk young and age well.  

As with all of our podcast these days we recorded this via Zoom and our trusty H6 recorder. Thanks to Liberty Wines Ireland for their help in making this magic happen.

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While all restaurants in Ireland are closed right now they WILL open again. We all hope that this is soon. We should remember that many of these, including the wonderful Monty's of Kathmandu, are family businesses. They are often small and brilliant and when they do reopen they will need our support more than ever. Keep Safe and Keep well. 

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.