Riesling

Episode 354: A Visit With Two Generations of Weingut Ackermann in Zeltingen-Rachtig

We’ve featured wines from Weingut Ackermann in the past, and the Junglen family in Zeltingen have been among our earliest and best friends in Germany thanks to introductions from Ewald Moseler and Barnaby and Olga Tuttle. We are very excited to bring you a conversation with Anne. With her husband Harald, she is the second

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Episode 353: Current Releases From Big Table Farm

We’ve enjoyed wines from Big Table Farm over the past few years, and were very excited to receive samples of their 2018 Spring releases. The quality of their wines across the board is really impressive now, and their bottles are still among the most beautiful in the business. It’s a pleasure to taste and talk

Riesling

Episode 352: Sekt And Eisbruch With Daniel Immich

We’re happy to have another interview to share with Daniel Immich of Weingut Immich Anker, in the village of Enkirch on the Mosel in Germany. We talk about his current release of Sekt, an interesting bottle of his Eisbruch dry wines, and get introduced to little Maya. The Sekt and the Brut Nature Sekt are

Chardonnay

Episode 351: Chardonnay From New Producers

For this show we picked some Chardonnay that we’ve heard good things about. Dan had tasted the 2014 Twill Willamette Valley Chardonnay at an event, and the 2014 Twill Johan Vineyards Chardonnay and the 2015 Granville Willamette Valley Chardonnay came as recommendations from friends. It’s great to see this kind of quality coming out of

Other Wines

Episode 350: Miscellaneous 10 Year Old Oregon White Wine

We’re back, with an episode we shot early last summer. A friend gave us a case of miscellaneous wines around 10 years old, and we decided to taste them on camera to see what survived and what did not. Since it was an experiment for us too, we decided to just taste the whole flight

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Episode 349: A Mixed Trio

We had some samples on hand that we wanted to get through before Dan takes off for a couple of months. So, we opened the bottles, and tasted through to find a couple of favorites. Then, we added a special bottle of German wine that we’ve been wanting to talk about. We taste the 2016

Pinot Noir

Episode 348: Vidon Vineyards With Don Hagge and David Bellows

Our friend Carl Giavanti introduced us to Don and Dave from Vidon Vineyards. Earlier in life, Don was an astrophysicist for NASA and participated in the Explorer and Apollo projects. He followed that with a career in Silicon Valley that exposed him to the early days of Napa Valley. Future job opportunities took him to

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Episode 347: Blind Wines From Chas’s Collection

Chas has been excited to do this show for a while. He picked out three aged bottles from his collection that Dan had definitely tasted before. He said that they were all from Oregon, but aside from that, all three were poured blind on the show. I hope you enjoy this look at some aged