…from a Sonoma newspaper. It’s interesting to note the differences in approach between the two wineries to their podcasts. I hope more will follow the lead of these pioneers in coming weeks.
Archives for February 2006
Sorry for the late notice, but I will be at the Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience for most of the day tomorrow. From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll be one of the 50 volunteers from Twin Cities Uncorked handing out wine glasses and giving directions as you walk in. After 1:00 pm, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll be tasting and writing furious notes for this blog and podcast. If you are there, look for me; it would be great to see you.
HRM Rex-Goliath, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œGiant 47 Pound RoosterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, Shiraz 2004 ($8) – Very dark purple in color with intense aromas of raspberry and plum; mouth-filling plum and black pepper flavors with some spice and fine tannins, finishing a tad hot for a 13.5% alcohol wine. A nice house Shiraz that could standup to wild boar and other hearty fare 🙂 Score: 8/10
I’m finishing up some consulting work today and looked over the wine podcasts now listed on iTunes. Much to my delight, I found several new-ish wine podcasts to sample, the most surprising was the video podcast from Ridge Vineyards. There are so many, that I broke up the old “Wine & Food Podcasts” category on my right menu into two separate ones and dropped the beer podcasts (well, Screwtops is still listed, but they occasionally talk about wine and were launched just days after this show so I didn’t have the heart to press the delete button). I have my playlist loaded up with many of these new entries and will be blogging about some of them soon. What started with this show just 14 months ago has blossomed into over 20 podcasts and counting…
On todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s podcast, I focus on the wines of FranceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Alsace region and review, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Emperor of WineÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, by Elin McCoy.
00:21 – Welcome
00:33 – Alsace Overview
03:19 – Tasting Notes
03:34 – Pierre Sparr, Pinot Blanc ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œReserveÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, Alsace 2003 ($12) #
03:53 – Trimbach, Riesling, Alsace 2003 ($17)
04:20 – Hugel, Gewurztraminer, Alsace 2003 ($18/gift) *
04:54 – Best Tasting *
04:59 – Best Value #
05:05 – Review of The Emperor of WIne
08:31 – QPR Wines Drawing
09:21 – Contact Details
09:57 – Next Show Theme
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