The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com a podcast dedicated to the stories of the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. This show is made possible by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School. Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:58:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Napa Valley Wine Academy clean Napa Valley Wine Academy c_oggenfuss@napavalleywineacademy.com c_oggenfuss@napavalleywineacademy.com (Napa Valley Wine Academy) Napa Valley Wine Acdemy by Napa Valley Wine Academy The Stories Behind Wine https://d1tdykq673oqpi.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/14143930/Podcast_Design_3.jpg https://napavalleywineacademy.com The Stories Behind Wine – a podcast series dedicated to the stories of the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. This show is made possible by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School. Napa Valley Ep 10 - Stu Smith, Winemaker Smith-Madrone - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-10-stu-smith-winemaker/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:29:15 +0000 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=34431 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-10-stu-smith-winemaker/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-10-stu-smith-winemaker/feed/ 0 In Episode 10 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery. Stu is a winemaker, a man of science and a passionate skeptic on many topics in the wine business. We cover a wide range of issues from biodynamics, Napa’s Controversial measure C, why he thinks its stupid to try and make a 100 point wine, what it was like in Napa Valley in the early days for the 2nd boom as well as his thoughts on what the future holds for Napa Valley. In Episode 10 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery. Stu is a winemaker, a man of science and a passionate skeptic on many topics in the wine business. We cover a wide range of issues from biodynamics, Napa’s Controversial measure C, why he thinks its stupid to try and make a 100 point wine, what it was like in Napa Valley in the early days for the 2nd boom as well as his thoughts on what the future holds for Napa Valley.

 

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In Episode 10 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery. Stu is a winemaker, a man of science and a passionate skeptic on many topics in the wine business. Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 1:05:02
EP 9 Dan Petroski - Winemaker - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-9-dan-petroski-winemaker/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:45:30 +0000 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=32453 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-9-dan-petroski-winemaker/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-9-dan-petroski-winemaker/feed/ 0 In Episode 9 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Dan Petroski San Francisco Chronicle's Winemaker of the Year who makes wines for Larkmead Vineyards and Massican Winery. Dan tells us about his fascinating journey to become a winemaker even though he has no formal winemaking training or education. In Episode 9 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Dan Petroski San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year who makes wines for Larkmead Vineyards and Massican Winery. Dan tells us about his fascinating journey to become a winemaker even though he has no formal winemaking training or education.

 

 

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In Episode 9 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Dan Petroski San Francisco Chronicle's Winemaker of the Year who makes wines for Larkmead Vineyards and Massican Winery. Dan tells us about his fascinating journey to beco... Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 1:06:55
Episode 8 - Mary Margaret McCamic MW - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-8-mary-margaret-mccamic-mw/ Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:58:23 +0000 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=31258 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-8-mary-margaret-mccamic-mw/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-8-mary-margaret-mccamic-mw/feed/ 0 In Episode 8 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Mary Margaret McCamic one of only 45 Masters of Wine residing in the United States, of whom just 16 are women. She discusses her journey to becoming one of the wine world’s top experts, shares her tips on passing the most challenging wine exam on the planet and what its like to win both the Bollinger Medal for outstanding tasting ability and the Overall Achievement Award for being the top student in her graduating Master of Wine class. In Episode 8 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Mary Margaret McCamic one of only 45 Masters of Wine residing in the United States, of whom just 16 are women. She discusses her journey to becoming one of the wine world’s top experts, shares her tips on passing the most challenging wine exam on the planet and what its like to win both the Bollinger Medal for outstanding tasting ability and the Overall Achievement Award for being the top student in her graduating Master of Wine class.

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In Episode 8 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Mary Margaret McCamic one of only 45 Masters of Wine residing in the United States, of whom just 16 are women. She discusses her journey to becoming one of the wine world’... Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 49:00
Ep 7 - Angela Maculan - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-7-angela-maculan/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:37:53 +0000 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=29640 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-7-angela-maculan/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-7-angela-maculan/feed/ 0 In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male dominated wine business and about her family’s rich history and how they transform the ancient indigenous Vespaiola grape variety into some of the most revered sweet wines in Italy. In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe-trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated wine business and about her family’s rich history and how they transform the ancient indigenous Vespaiola grape variety into some of the most revered sweet wines in Italy.

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In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male do... Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 1:00:34
Ep 6 - MW vs. MS - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-6-master-of-wine-vs-master-sommelier/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:49:48 +0000 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=29285 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-6-master-of-wine-vs-master-sommelier/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-6-master-of-wine-vs-master-sommelier/feed/ 0 In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential masters in their respective certifications. If you have ever wondered what the differences are in two top wine credentials, you will not want to miss this episode. In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential masters in their respective certifications. If you have ever wondered what the differences are in two top wine credentials, you will not want to miss this episode.

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In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 53:42
Ep 5 - Rob McMillan's Story - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-5-rob-mcmillans-story/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:29:04 +0000 http://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=28739 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-5-rob-mcmillans-story/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-5-rob-mcmillans-story/feed/ 0 In Episode 5 of our ongoing podcast series, we speak to Rob McMillan an award-winning percussionist, once aspiring oceanographer, and business major, and one of the most influential bankers in the wine business who authors one of the most anticipated annual reports on the state of the wine business. Rob is the EVP & FOUNDER Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division based in Saint Helena, California. Starting in 1992, he developed the Division from the idea and start-up phase, to the point where it’s now regarded as the leading and most connected provider of financial services to the US fine wine business. In Episode 5 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Rob McMillan an award-winning percussionist, once aspiring oceanographer, and business major, and one of the most influential bankers in the wine business who authors one of the most anticipated annual reports on the state of the wine business. Rob is the EVP & FOUNDER Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division based in Saint Helena, California. Starting in 1992, he developed the Division from the idea and start-up phase, to the point where it’s now regarded as the leading and most connected provider of financial services to the US fine wine business.

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In Episode 5 of our ongoing podcast series, we speak to Rob McMillan an award-winning percussionist, once aspiring oceanographer, and business major, and one of the most influential bankers in the wine business who authors one of the most anticipated a... Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 45:01
Ep 4 - Steve Matthiasson's Story - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-4-steve-matthiassons-story/ Thu, 11 May 2017 22:24:15 +0000 http://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=28267 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-4-steve-matthiassons-story/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/episode-4-steve-matthiassons-story/feed/ 0 In this show we learn all about “jihadist winemaking,” skateboarding ethics, the Tour-de-France racer’s sandwich, and the wine region Steve considers the Punk Rock of wine region.There is more to his story... In Episode 4 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Steve Matthiasson, the go to viticulturist for some of Napa Valley’s top wineries. Steve was also named Winemaker of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and has a fascinating story about how he got into the wine business. In this show, we learn all about “jihadist winemaking,” skateboarding ethics, the Tour-de-France racer’s sandwich, and the punk rock wine region. If you would like to learn more about Steve, his wines and what he is up to check out his winery’s website www.matthiasson.com.

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Ep3 - Ian Harris - The Stories Behind Wine - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-ian-harris-the-stories-behind-wine/ Mon, 01 May 2017 23:01:25 +0000 http://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=28134 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-ian-harris-the-stories-behind-wine/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-ian-harris-the-stories-behind-wine/feed/ 0 In Episode 3 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) to talk about the growth of the world's oldest and largest wine education body and how Ian came to hold his position and grow the reach of the WSET. There is more to his story... An Interview Ian Harris the CEO of the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 40:00 Ep2 -Joel Aiken - The Stories Behind WIne - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-joel-aiken-the-stories-behind-wine/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:03:13 +0000 http://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=27293 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-joel-aiken-the-stories-behind-wine/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/podcast-interview-with-joel-aiken-the-stories-behind-wine/feed/ 0 In Episode 2 of the Stories Behind Wine, we sit down with renowned vintner and winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel shares with us what it was like to be the youngest winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) and what it's like to have worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and with Michel Rolland. There is more to his story... An interview with winemaker Joel Aiken Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 48:08 Ep1 -An interview with Richard Mendelson - The Stories Behind Wine https://napavalleywineacademy.com/a-podcast-interview-with-richard-mendelson/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:13:27 +0000 http://napavalleywineacademy.com/?p=26382 https://napavalleywineacademy.com/a-podcast-interview-with-richard-mendelson/#respond https://napavalleywineacademy.com/a-podcast-interview-with-richard-mendelson/feed/ 0 In Episode 1 we interview Richard Mendelson about his role in helping establish some Napa Valley's 16 AVA (American Viticultural Areas) and his book "Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure" Richard shares his personal stories about all of the intrigue, hard won battles, and how he helped craft one of the world's Premier wine regions. In Episode 1 we interview Richard Mendelson about his role in helping establish some Napa Valley's 16 AVA (American Viticultural Areas) and his book "Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure" Richard shares his personal sto... Napa Valley Wine Academy clean 55:04