Tina Caputo

Unfiltered 9: The Return

by Tim Elliott on March 30, 2009

Winecast Unfiltered podcastJeff Lefevere and I are back with another edition of the Unfiltered podcast after nearly a year in hiatus. We are joined by Tina Caputo, the Editor-in-Chief of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, Joel Vincent, Executive Director of the OpenWine Consortium and co-founder of VinTank, and Tom Wark from Wark Communications and FERMENTATION.

Show Notes:

00:26 – Welcome & Introductions
01:18 – Wine Bloggers Conference
07:31 – American Wine Blog Awards
15:55 – Social Media & Wine
23:27 – “Robert Parker’s Bitch” video
48:58 – Tina’s Blog, The Wine Broad’s Board
49:35 – Tom’s Blog, FERMENTATION
49:51 – Jeff’s Blog, Good Grape

Production note: My recording levels were not set correctly and attempts at adjusting this in post-production introduced a lot of noise. This has been corrected for the next episode. These things happen when you don’t podcast for several months ;-)

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Do Critics Still Determine Wine Styles?

by Tim Elliott on March 14, 2009

Josh's T-shirtBy way of Josh Hermsmeyer, I found Tina Caputo’s fantastic self-produced short film, “Robert Parker’s Bitch.” The basic premise is that wines today are big, bold, and over-oaked designed, ‘…to taste and spit,” and not savored with food. The question on the table is if Robert Parker and Jim Laube largely determine today’s wine styles or are winemakers trying to reflect the terroir of their region?

While both sides are presented via interviews with winemakers, industry commentators and winery owners, it’s clear what side of the argument the filmmaker is on. But it’s great to see such a controversial issue presented with such transparency.

Bravo, Tina!