Today’s Show Hahn Family Wines
Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking & Lisa Lambertus will be in Studio
The Wines to be Opened in Studio (we love Saturday Mornings) at 10AM Pacific Time
Hahn Estates SLH 2011 Pinot Noir
Hahn Estates GSM 2011
Hahn Estates 2011 Meritage
Smith & Hook 2011 Cabernet
Lucienne Lone Oak 2011 Pinot Noir
Please visit www.HahnEstates.com
Listen Live Dec 7th 2014 1PM Est and 10amPST
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Keith and Kimberly continue the conversation with Randle Johnson / Winemaker at Artezin Winery. Visit them at www.Artezinwwines.com
Artezin Zinfandel is instantly recognizable as a classic, fruit-forward, Zinny Zin. This signature style offers a full-bodied wine with round tannins and moderate alcohol.Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel represents a blend of the best sustainably farmed grapes from family-owned vineyards in the ridgelines and benchlands of the Ukiah Valley.
Randle johnson / Winemaker Notes : The color is bright crimson red with a violet hue. The aroma is verybright, showing fresh raspberry, boysenberry and pomegranatefruit, followed by classic “zinny” spice of nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. The fruit and spice continues on the palate, which is again fresh with hints of blueberry and huckleberry. The texture is round and rich for easy drinking and the tannins add to the lush mouthfeel. This wine was created for immediate enjoyment and pairs well with grilled meats, pastas and semi-firm cheeses such as an aged cheddar, Fenacho, goat gouda or coffee- and lavender-dusted Barely Buzzed. Please visit www.ArtezinWines.com
Artezin Petite Sirah Mendocino
A blending grape for generations, Petite Sirah has now come into its own as a noble variety. It has found a home in the Ukiah Valley including excellent sites along the Mendocino Ridge and the Talmage Bench. The warm temperatures at these locations allow Petite Sirah to fully ripen giving exotic aroma profiles and full, yet supple tannins. Please visit www.ArtezinWines.com
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Keith and Kimberly welcome Randle Johnson / Winemaker at Artezin Winery. Visit them at www.Artezinwwines.com
Artezin specializes in wines from the heritage grapes Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan. Each of these wines are hand crafted and winemaking lends a light hand so that they will express their place of origin and their true varietal characteristics. Winemaker Randle Johnson works hand in hand with growers in areas reknowned for growing these grapes from California’s Mendocino County, Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley and Amador County.
Randle Johnson, Director of Winemaking
- Is It the View, or the Grapes? (blindmuscat.typepad.com)
- Six Ounces to Fine – Oakland holiday! Nine wines to give and drink! (oaklandlocal.com)
- Kenwood Vineyards (wineliferadio.com)
Metro State University Denver
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Keith and Kimberly welcome Dr. Michael Wray from Metro State University Denver to the show today. Please visit www.msudenver.edu/hospitality
About the International Sommelier Guild
The International Sommelier Guild is the premier wine-knowledge resource center focused on helping you meet your wine and spirit needs through providing tailored expert teaching and consultation. The International Sommelier Guild brings together the resources of the top educators, industry leaders, premier restaurateurs, wine merchants, wineries, and writers. We are a community that learns from each other and strives to pool the knowledge of the best minds available to keep you on top of new trends, research, developments, and standards. Whether you are looking to develop a basic understanding of food & wine marriage or to become an accredited Sommelier, the International Sommelier Guild can help you reach your goals.
Over the course of a total of 12 weeks, ISG will deliver concurrently its Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level and Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 training courses. Both courses will be delivered at the same time once a week on Sundays from 9:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM. . During spring or fall semesters, ISG may elect to host the Sommelier Diploma program, which would be offered to graduates of the above courses for an additional 23 weeks. For more information please go to www.internationalsommelier.com, or visit our page at www.msudenver.edu/hospitality/resources/internationalsommelierguild
- Complete Wine Selector (wineliferadio.com)
- introductory sommelier exam (flavoradventures.com)
- New Wine Program launches Tonight @ D’vine Bistro in Chandler (dvinewinebarchandler.com)
Wine.com Releases Annual 2013 Wine.com 100
PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the seventh annual Wine.com 100. The industry’s only list compiled based solely on consumer purchasing data, the Wine.com 100 reflects the top wines purchased on its website during the first 11 months of 2013. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Wine.com 100 provides insight into trends in online wine purchasing.
The 10 most popular sellers on the Wine.com 100 this year:
- Vina Eguia 2007 Reserva (Spain)
- Meiomi 2011 Pinot Noir (California)
- Seghesio 2010 Sonoma Zinfandel (California)
- Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava (Spain)
- Tilia 20011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)
- Meiomi 2012 Pinot Noir (California)
- Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (France)
- Tilia 2011 Malbec (Argentina)
- Borsao 2011 Tinto (Spain)
- Conundrum 2011 White Blend (California)
The Wines of Castello Banfi
Keith and Kimberly welcome Luciano Castiello and Jerry English to the show and what a great show it is. So much great information in this broadcast about Italy and the Wines themselves.
Across Tuscany and anywhere wine is made, nature gives us its bounty. At Castello Banfi and throughout the varied terroirs and soils that make up our constellation of vineyards, we harvest the goodness of the earth, caressing and nurturing it as we craft our wine to express all its character in every bottle…Read More
The wines of Castello Banfi represent the fruit of our continual pursuit of excellence in the art of winemaking. These noble wines, distinct in their undeniable expression of this unique terrain, marry tradition with innovation, from the vineyard to the cellar. Critically acclaimed by the top guides in Italy and internationally, Castello Banfi has sparked a worldwide renaissance for the grand wines of Tuscany. Castello Banfi exalts the historic wines of Montalcino – Brunello, Rosso and Moscadello di Montalcino – along with the prestigious denominations of southern Tuscany. At our sister winery and vineyards in southern Piedmont, Banfi Piemonte, the winemaking gems of the Alessandria province are brought to new light…Read More
Top 100 wines in the West
by Jon Bonné / SF Gate
Something felt different this year. As I struggled to whittle down this year’s Top 100 down to just 100 wines, I couldn’t help but conclude that now is the best time in many years to be drinking American wine.
The Top 100 is, of course, about the Best of the West. Up and down the coast, there is better quality, and diversity, than ever.
Even as the largest wine companies keep expanding, some of the best work is being done on a small scale. This year’s list includes both familiar names, like Hanzell and Larkmead, and nascent ones like Jolie-Laide and Lost & Found. In all cases, they’re pioneering the best of West Coast wine.
The past few years have been tough for the wine industry — a combination of the recession and a few nail-biting vintages. That’s prompted a bit of soul searching, with people thinking hard about the wines they were making and about the industry’s sometimes wonky economics. Out of this many winemakers found a renewed sense of purpose — including, hopefully, a desire for honest wines that cater to our tastes not just for special occasions but also for Tuesday spaghetti nights.
- 2013 Wine Trends (bottle2box.com)
- Spanish wine scoops first ever ‘Wine of the Year’ gong (thedrinksbusiness.com)
- The New California Wine by Jon Bonné (tedwardwines.com)