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Jeff Carroll, Vice President, ShipCompliant and Jim Gordon, Editor, Wines and Vines, talk about their partnership in the fourth annual wine shipping report focusing on direct-to-consumer winery shipments in the US, representing the “fastest growing wine sales channel today.” Growing at a rate far exceeding the overall growth of the American wine retail sector, winery-to-consumer direct shipments of wine grew to $1.57 Billion dollars in 2013 according to a report prepared by ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines. The new report, based on millions of transactions from calendar year 2013, also detected the first reduction in average price per bottle of wine shipped since the channel was first tracked in 2010. iWineRadio1024a
Alan Goldfarb, Wine Journalist, Media Relations Consultant, based out of San Francisco and Oakland, blogs for Tablehopper on how to navigate a wine list. We talk about his recent column dedicated to San Francisco icon Tosca Café under new ownership with a wine list 85% dedicated to Old World wines, with focus on Italy, curated by Biondivino wine shop owner Ceri Smith and Bonny Doon Winery founder, winemaker, terroirist Randall Grahm. iWineRadio1024b
Thomas Houseman expresses himself as Winemaker for Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton, Oregon. Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of their production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. The vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. iWineRadio1024c
Jocelyn Kuzelka, Panacea Wine and Cider Consulting, Cidermaker and Consultant to Foggy Ridge Cider. She helps artisan and commercial producers craft clean, quality wines and ciders that express vineyard and orchard terroir and cultivar expression by embodying the spirit and passion of small producers in Virginia, along the East Coast, and central Midwest since 2008. Kuzelka earned two science degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Virginia Tech; and a Master of Science degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. iWineRadio 1023a
Jody and John Wrigley, Founders, J Wrigley Vineyards, Sheridan, Oregon, family estate vineyard, boutique Pinot Noir specialist in the McMinnville AVA of Yamhill County. The Wrigleys purchased 200 acres of prime vineyard land in 2006 and planted their first Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris vines in October of 2008. John proposed to Jody on Proposal Block. Purchase the 2011 J. Wrigley Vineyards Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir Extended Barrel Aged, 2012 “MAC” Cuvée Pinot Noir, and 2012 Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir straight from their website. iWineRadio1023b
Martha Peretz, CEO and Organizer of the Simply Wine Festival, Four Seasons Westlake Village, Ventura County, California, March 14th, 2014. The festival is benefiting the local Make-a-Wish foundation chapter of the tri- counties. Patrons can expect more than 30 wineries, five tequila companies, and five breweries from this first-time event. Tesla Motors, a California-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components will be participating in the event by offering test drives and showcasing a vehicle in the center of the ballroom. iWineRadio 1023c
Joeseph Harbison, co-founder, Harbison Estate Wines, Oakville and the new President of Family Winemakers of California talks about the upcoming Family Winemakers of California “Consumer & Trade Tasting” in Greater Los Angeles March 9, 2014, featuring over 400 limited production wines from famous wineries throughout California. iWineRadio 1023d
Rudy Zuidema, Consulting Winemaker for Tudal Wine Group that includes Tudal Winery, established in 1972 in Napa and Cerruti Cellars, since 2011, of Oakland. The Tudal Family and “Team Tudal” draw upon four generations of growing and winemaking experience to create a portfolio of limited-production fine wines. Now into their fifth decade operating the iconic Tudal Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, they grow and produce their signature Tudal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon on site from our estate vineyard that the family planted in 1972. The 2011 Tudal Family Pinot Noir Gibson Vineyard Los Carneros is Zuidema’s first Pinot Noir… ever! Learn about his pinot noir learning curve compared to his 25-year career working exclusive with Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals. iWineRadio1023e
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