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Winecast 77 – Champagne

by Tim Elliott on December 19, 2014

Champagne flutesMy first true Winecast in 5 years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this podcast and wine blog. And there is no better theme than the celebrated, often imitated, but never duplicated sparkling wine region where the modern wine industry was born: Champagne.

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TMiW 2 – The Tastes They Are A-Changin’

by Tim Elliott on February 26, 2012

This Month in Wine artworkJeff Lefevere and I return to review the top wine stories of the past month including tongue-twisting wine names, a disturbing wine manifesto, trends in wine marketing, the stellar 2009 Bordeaux vintage and much more.

Hosts: Tim Elliott and Jeff Lefevere

Topics

  • If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more?
  • Has wine lost it’s romance?
  • The Slow Wine movement
  • 2009 Bordeaux: vintage of the century?
  • Will drinking too much wine give you cancer?
  • Million Dollar Day for WinesTilSoldOut.com
  • Wine’s 2011 Report Card
  • Moet Hennessy aims for super-premium red wine from China
  • Are Americans’ Tastes Changing?
  • Wine discounting trends
  • Randall Grahm and The State of the Modest Winery
  • Follow-up on QR codes from last month

Events

  • 2012 New York Wine Expo: March 2-4, New York City
  • 2012 World of Pinot Noir Tasting: March 2-3, Shell Beach, CA
  • Paso Robles Wine Country’s 2012 Zinfandel Festival, March 17, 2012
  • Wine Blogging Wednesday 75, Single Vineyard, March 21st
  • Rhone Rangers, San Francisco, March 24-25
  • For events near you check out Local Wine Events

Links discussed on the show

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TMiW 1 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

by Tim Elliott on January 29, 2012

This Month in Wine artworkThis is the premier episode of This Month in Wine, a monthly discussion about what is going on within the wine world from a consumer and insider perspective.

Hosts: Tim Elliott and Jeff Lefevere

Topics

  • What’s up with Good Grape?
  • Is wine blogging on the decline?
  • Wine Trends & Predictions for 2012
  • Value Replaces Cheap
  • Wine Regulation Reform Continues
  • Sweet Wines Continue Growth
  • Blends Come Back in Vogue
  • Green Packaging Booms
  • Chinese Wine Market Continues To Show Influence
  • Recovery of Wine Market
  • Low Alcohol Wines
  • Natural Wines

Events

  • Wine Blogging Wednesday 74, Feb. 15th, Value Sparkling Wine
  • Dark & Delicious, February 17, 2012, Alameda, CA
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, February 18, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
  • For wine events near you check out Local Wine Events

Links discussed on the show

This podcast is brought to you by audible.com – get a FREE audiobook download at www.audibletrial.com/winecast
Feedback: thismonthinwine@gmail.com
Copyright 2012 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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Winecast 76 – Merlove

by Tim Elliott on December 20, 2009

Five years and one day after I started this blog and podcast I get back behind the mic and restart regular podcasting. This episode features an interview with Rudy McClain, the filmmaker of the documentary Merlove. I also pick three Merlot wines from my tasting log for review.

Show Notes:

00:30 – Welcome and show theme
02:22 – Interview with Merlove filmmaker Rudy McClain
15:25 – My review of the documentary Merlove
17:35 – Review of Bodegas Osborne, “Solaz”, Merlot-Tempranillo 2006
18:43 – Review of Blackstone, Merlot, Sonoma Reserve 2007
19:18 – Review of Raphael, Merlot 2001
21:37 – Feedback & call for new theme music
22:13 – Next show theme

Tasting Notes:

Bodegas Osborne, “Solaz”, Merlot (65%) Tempranillo (35%), 2006 ($9) – Garnet in color with aromas of black cherry, white pepper, licorice and vanilla. Bold plum and black cherry fruit with black pepper finishing with just a hint of bell pepper and moderate tannins. A very nice table wine for under $10.

13.5% ABV
Synthetic cork closure
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Blackstone, Merlot, Sonoma Reserve 2007 ($20/sample) – Dark purple with aromas of black cherry, dark current and sage. Rich plum and dark cherry fruit with some mint finishing with supple tannins.

14.5% ABV
Natural cork closure
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Raphael, Merlot, North Fork of Long Island 2001 ($25/750 ml/won in Menu for Hope raffle; tasted from 3L) – Deep garnet in color with aromas of black cherry, currant and mint. Rich black current and black cherry fruit with white pepper, bell pepper flavors finishing with moderate but well integrated tannins. Has structure for another 10 years in the cellar in this format. Outstanding Long Island Merlot that I would guess was from Bordeaux in a blind tasting.

12.5% ABV
Natural cork closure
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Snooth Listing

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