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Julie Dupouy

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Release Date: 01/24/2019

DIABLO: a Big Success for Concha y Toro - meet winemaker Tito. show art DIABLO: a Big Success for Concha y Toro - meet winemaker Tito.

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

It was never our intention or plan to publish our podcast with at Halloween! Perhaps the brand decided for us .......  When (the fabulous) launched the brand a few years ago it was hard to see where it might fit into the market. That's the way with leaders and those 'first to the table'. They often see hidden and emerging gaps on our shelves long before the rest of us know they are there! In this recording we were honoured to speak with DIABLO winemaker and with Lynn Balaresque (Global Marketing Manager for both Diablo and Casillero del Diablo). Together they give us insight into how...

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Maximiliano Ortiz: Winemaker at Trivento - the Best Value Quality Wine from Argentina show art Maximiliano Ortiz: Winemaker at Trivento - the Best Value Quality Wine from Argentina

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

has been acknowledged by the very best wine writers as the Best Value High Quality label from Argentina. The name means Three Winds. In this podcast chief winemaker at Trivento, Maximiliano Ortiz, brings us to the heart of what makes Trivento so good. We have two of Maximiliano's labels in sale on Ireland - the Trivento Reserve Red Malbec and the Trivento White Malbec. It's unusual to describe Malbec as the 'Red' Malbec but in Trivento's case it's necessary because they are unique in bringing us a white version of this dark skinned grape!    Both wines are quite fabulous. The red...

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Aveleda: Vinho Verde - Fine Wine from Portugal show art Aveleda: Vinho Verde - Fine Wine from Portugal

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Vinho Verde has been on our shelves as long as I have been in the wine trade - a long time! That said, I always thought of it as a wine and not a region. A few brushes in the past with poor quality Vinho Verde styles then led me away from both wine AND region. Poor choice. My loss! On a recent visit to Ireland the good folk from  transported me to the fabulous quality that the region is capable of. Indeed, I was introduced to wine styles that completely blew any notion of 'green' wines' away for ever. Vinho Verde is one of 14 demarcated wine regions in Portugal. It sits in the Minho...

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Jonathan Mitchell : Ireland's Pre-eminent Family of Wine and Spot Whiskey show art Jonathan Mitchell : Ireland's Pre-eminent Family of Wine and Spot Whiskey

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Jonathan Mitchell is among the most likeable, knowledgable and enduring personalities in the drinks trade in Ireland. His family business, , is not just the longest running of its kind but is unique in its offering. In this podcast Jonathan guides us through the remarkable history of his family from an early 1800's bakery in Fairview to a coffee emporium on Grafton Street to their long established presence on Kildare Street in Dublin.  Along their journey to their current flagship stores in Glasthule and the IFSC the Mitchell family has continued to develop its world renowned collection...

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Dave Phinney of Orin Swift: Amongst the World's Very Best show art Dave Phinney of Orin Swift: Amongst the World's Very Best

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

is an ultra premium wine brand with a fascinating back story. It's a story that begins and continues with Dave Phinney, one of the finest wine innovators around. His vision is extraordinary and his wines are equal to his vision. They are the epitome of what 'unique' and 'original' are - all wrapped into bottles whose labels would not be amiss in an exhibition at the or at our own .        Dave Phinney's first venture into wine was at the very bottom rung of a harvest with Mondavi in 1997. A year later he bought a load of premium Napa grapes without a clear vision of what...

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Emilio Moro: Ribera del Duero at its Best show art Emilio Moro: Ribera del Duero at its Best

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

is on a high plateau in the north centre of Spain. It is, in fact, the D.O. with the highest altitude in Spain with vineyards grown at a thousand metres above sea level and above.   In this podcast Nacho Andrés, Export Director from Bodegas Emilio Moro, guides us along the Emilio Moro journey. It's a fabulous story that results in wines of extreme class and quality.  Nacho at Cassidy Wines in Dublin recently Low rainfall, long and bitter winters, lashings of rain in the springtime and hot dry summers. These are the conditions that vignerons need to work with to make the local...

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Copenhagen Sparkling Tea : Quite Brilliant show art Copenhagen Sparkling Tea : Quite Brilliant

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Tea Tasting is very like Wine Tasting. Bouquet, Aroma, Palate Structure, Length, Fruit/Berry Intensity, Weight and so on. Try it some day. Focus into the sensations that Tea brings to the senses. Then add a Sparkle! This podcast with Jacob Kocemba explains all!  Award winning Sommelier, Jacob Kocemba, brought his first Sparkling Tea to the market in 2017. It was a sensation and represented years of meticulous research into developing a product that answered a need.  Jacob (left) with his business partner Bo Sten Hanson  The 'Need' began when Jacob was working at a top Michelin...

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Malbec Mon Amour: Laura Catena on her New Book and the Great Wines of Catena Zapata show art Malbec Mon Amour: Laura Catena on her New Book and the Great Wines of Catena Zapata

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Laura Catena is one of my all time favourites in the world of wine. Her bio is well told and worth reading into. Her father Nicolas is the most decorated wine maker to ever make a living from wine in Argentina and South America. The wines from are magnificent. While these have all held my esteem for Laura for quite a few years now they only tell half the story. What I really admire about Laura Catena is her continual and real engagement with her audience. She doesn't need to. Besides all the above she also has a family and a life outside of wine! And yet, she still perseveres to be...

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Marques de Caceres and the SuperValu Spanish Wine Sale show art Marques de Caceres and the SuperValu Spanish Wine Sale

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

runs a tight ship when it comes to Wine Sales. They drop prices back in a very honest and transparent way. They also bring in Guest Wines at fabulous prices. These are in store for a limited time only. The mix is always fabulously interesting. The current Sale, featuring wines from Spain and from Portugal, offers us a fascinating insight into the brilliant . They have the Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza at €12.00 and the Gran Reserva at the absolute bargain price of only €15.00 (down from €30). In addition they offer the Marques de Caceres Verdejo from Rueda at only €10.00. ...

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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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I met with Julie Dupouy at the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu in Dublin. We had a chat on what it takes to be a world class sommelier. Julie was the first woman to make to the final round of the world sommelier finals - that makes her the world's leading female sommelier!

Along with the chat we managed to taste a Cypriot wine (Commandaria by Keo), a Sake (Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu by Akashi), the Zantho Beerenauslese from Austria and the Oloroso VORS by Barbadillo.

 

(While recording both Julie and I expressed our gratitude to the great Sommelier and Master of Wine Gerard Basset. Since our recording Gerard succumbed to an illness and sadly passed away. RIP to a really fabulous individual.) 

It's easy and it's Free and its brought to you with the help of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu.