Trouble with DNS took Winecast off the ‘net for most of the day. A few iPodders caught the show I uploaded last night before the outage, but it is ready for all to download now. My apologies for the inconvenience and I will be fixing/adding some links after dinner… enjoy some wine with family and friends today!
On today’s show, I talk about wine accessories, a couple of stories in the wine world and taste three Cabernet Sauvignons:
– Buehler Vineyards, Napa Valley 2000 ($24)
– Kenwood, Jack London Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2000 ($26)
– Luis Felipe Edwards, Estate bottled, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2001 ($12)
Merry Christmas 🙂
“After four years of searching, they found a grape called Crljenak kastelanski (“sirl-yen-ack kastelanski”) near the town of Split; DNA testing in Meredith’s Davis lab confirmed that Zinfandel, Primitivo and Crljenak kastelanski are genetically linked, having originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.” — Read the entire story here.
This was the varietal I did not have the courage to pronounce in the first Winecast 😉 It’s not too hard to say, after all.
I have 6 Gmail invitations to give out to the first six Winecast listeners who send me an email with their feedback on the show. If you’ve ever wanted to check out the Gmail service, now is the time!
On today’s show, I talk about why I started this podcast, some podcasting influences, how I taste wine and tasting notes on three California Zinfandels:
– Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Fish Net Creek 2001 ($10)
– Rosenblum, Vintners Cuvee XXV, NV ($12)
– Ravenswood, Amador County 2001 ($17)