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The Taste with Doug Shafer

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The Taste with Doug Shafer

The Taste with Doug Shafer

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A new podcast series from Doug Shafer about the people behind the food and wine you love.

Latest Episodes

Spencer Christian

Spencer Christian is recognized as Good Morning America’s former weatherman but is less known as a wine pioneer. He created the first national wine show in the 1990s on HGTV – and he’s still sharing his love of wine on a show called Sips with Spencer. In this episode he talks about growing up in the segregated South, his television career, gambling addiction, and tips to surviving a hurricane while on live TV. Enjoy! For more watch the episode of “Sips With Spencer,” which featured Shafer Vineyards last year:https://abc7news.com/food/discover-napa-valleys-shafer-vineyards/5266564/

63 MIN1 w ago
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Spencer Christian

Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen

Brother and sister, Lorenzo and Hailey Trefethen, are the third generation of their family involved in the wine business in Napa Valley. They look back at more than a century of their historic winery and vineyard property, reflecting on the challenges of the past and present, while looking forward to carrying the winery into a successful future with heart, energy, and style! For more visit:http://www.trefethen.com/ (http://www.trefethen.com/)

77 MIN3 w ago
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Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen

Ray Isle

Ray Isle grew up in Houston, Texas, thinking he’d be in a band or write novels. Along the way he fell in love with the world of wine and found a way to turn that enthusiasm and excitement into a career working in wine magazines, such as Wine & Spirits, and on television in countless appearances on NBC’s The Today Show.Today Ray is executive wine editor of Food and Wine magazine. In this episode he talks about the challenges of making a living writing about wine, the joy of discovering new wines, the pursuit of wine on television, and the elation and weirdness of sharing a bottle with William Shatner, the Captain James T. Kirk of Ray’s boyhood. For more visit:https://www.foodandwine.com/

70 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Ray Isle

Shari and Shannon Staglin

The enterprising mother/daughter team at the heart of Staglin Family Vineyard talks about Napa in the ‘60s, the challenges and joys of establishing a winery in the 1980s, Hollywood showing up in the 1990s, and how when son and brother, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the family responded by creating an annual music festival that has raised $400 million for brain health research. Enjoy! For more visit:http://www.staglinfamily.com/

67 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Shari and Shannon Staglin

Zelma Long

Zelma Long is known for her pioneering work at Robert Mondavi Winery in the early 1970s, at Simi Winery for 20 years, and for mentoring young winemakers including Paul Hobbs, Dave Ramey, Geneviève Janssens, and others. She entered the U.C. Davis winemaking program in the late 1960s, established Long Vineyards, and has done groundbreaking work in South African wine. Enjoy! For more visit:vilafonte.comandcape-ardor.com

55 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Zelma Long

Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with such a love for fast cars that the local police got to know him on a first name basis. After college he turned his need for speed into a career, first racing Formula 3 in Europe and later tearing up the oval at the Indianapolis 500. In the late-1980s when he helped a friend start a Napa Valley winery, Randy discovered a new passion – growing grapes and making wine. By the early 1990s he and his wife Debbie had launched Lewis Cellars, one of Napa’s most beloved wineries. Enjoy! For more visit:lewiscellars.com (https://www.lewiscellars.com/)

44 MIN2019 OCT 11
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Randy Lewis

Bo Barrett

In 1972 Bo Barrett was a surfer in Southern California when his father bought an old winery in Napa Valley called Chateau Montelena. After finishing college Bo started working at the winery and in this episode he talks what he learned about winemaking, vineyards, economic cycles, parenthood, and how movies, such as Bottle Shock, are made. Today Bo oversees one of the most venerated wineries in the U.S. Enjoy! For more visit:montelena.com (http://montelena.com/)

90 MIN2019 SEP 20
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Bo Barrett

Dave Ramey

In college Dave Ramey initially pursued an interest in literature before realizing his passion for wine. He earned a degree in enology in the late 1970s and sought out jobs in France and Australia. Back in the U.S. he worked at Simi, then Matanzas Creek, and later at Dominus before creating his own brand, Ramey Wine Cellars., one of California’s most respected wineries. Enjoy! For more visit:RameyWine.com (https://www.rameywine.com/)

67 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Dave Ramey

Tim Mondavi

Tim Mondavi spent more than 30 years working with his father at Robert Mondavi Winery until the family lost control of winery. Undaunted he started over with a new winery aptly named Continuum. Today Tim and his family are celebrating 100 years in the wine industry and he is more passionate than ever about producing world-class wine. Enjoy! For more visit:ContinuumEstate.com (https://www.continuumestate.com/)

63 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Tim Mondavi

Tony Biagi

At UC Davis Tony Biagi discovered the enology program and wine became his overriding passion. He first worked for Duckhorn and went on to launch the winemaking programs at wineries including Paraduxx, Cade, Odette, and Hourglass. Today he consults with clients, including Amici and Lasseter, and has started his own brand, Patria. Enjoy! For more visit:PatriaWines.com (https://patriawines.com/)

66 MIN2019 JUL 31
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Tony Biagi

Latest Episodes

Spencer Christian

Spencer Christian is recognized as Good Morning America’s former weatherman but is less known as a wine pioneer. He created the first national wine show in the 1990s on HGTV – and he’s still sharing his love of wine on a show called Sips with Spencer. In this episode he talks about growing up in the segregated South, his television career, gambling addiction, and tips to surviving a hurricane while on live TV. Enjoy! For more watch the episode of “Sips With Spencer,” which featured Shafer Vineyards last year:https://abc7news.com/food/discover-napa-valleys-shafer-vineyards/5266564/

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Spencer Christian

Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen

Brother and sister, Lorenzo and Hailey Trefethen, are the third generation of their family involved in the wine business in Napa Valley. They look back at more than a century of their historic winery and vineyard property, reflecting on the challenges of the past and present, while looking forward to carrying the winery into a successful future with heart, energy, and style! For more visit:http://www.trefethen.com/ (http://www.trefethen.com/)

77 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hailey and Lorenzo Trefethen

Ray Isle

Ray Isle grew up in Houston, Texas, thinking he’d be in a band or write novels. Along the way he fell in love with the world of wine and found a way to turn that enthusiasm and excitement into a career working in wine magazines, such as Wine & Spirits, and on television in countless appearances on NBC’s The Today Show.Today Ray is executive wine editor of Food and Wine magazine. In this episode he talks about the challenges of making a living writing about wine, the joy of discovering new wines, the pursuit of wine on television, and the elation and weirdness of sharing a bottle with William Shatner, the Captain James T. Kirk of Ray’s boyhood. For more visit:https://www.foodandwine.com/

70 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Ray Isle

Shari and Shannon Staglin

The enterprising mother/daughter team at the heart of Staglin Family Vineyard talks about Napa in the ‘60s, the challenges and joys of establishing a winery in the 1980s, Hollywood showing up in the 1990s, and how when son and brother, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the family responded by creating an annual music festival that has raised $400 million for brain health research. Enjoy! For more visit:http://www.staglinfamily.com/

67 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
Shari and Shannon Staglin

Zelma Long

Zelma Long is known for her pioneering work at Robert Mondavi Winery in the early 1970s, at Simi Winery for 20 years, and for mentoring young winemakers including Paul Hobbs, Dave Ramey, Geneviève Janssens, and others. She entered the U.C. Davis winemaking program in the late 1960s, established Long Vineyards, and has done groundbreaking work in South African wine. Enjoy! For more visit:vilafonte.comandcape-ardor.com

55 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Zelma Long

Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with such a love for fast cars that the local police got to know him on a first name basis. After college he turned his need for speed into a career, first racing Formula 3 in Europe and later tearing up the oval at the Indianapolis 500. In the late-1980s when he helped a friend start a Napa Valley winery, Randy discovered a new passion – growing grapes and making wine. By the early 1990s he and his wife Debbie had launched Lewis Cellars, one of Napa’s most beloved wineries. Enjoy! For more visit:lewiscellars.com (https://www.lewiscellars.com/)

44 MIN2019 OCT 11
Comments
Randy Lewis

Bo Barrett

In 1972 Bo Barrett was a surfer in Southern California when his father bought an old winery in Napa Valley called Chateau Montelena. After finishing college Bo started working at the winery and in this episode he talks what he learned about winemaking, vineyards, economic cycles, parenthood, and how movies, such as Bottle Shock, are made. Today Bo oversees one of the most venerated wineries in the U.S. Enjoy! For more visit:montelena.com (http://montelena.com/)

90 MIN2019 SEP 20
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Bo Barrett

Dave Ramey

In college Dave Ramey initially pursued an interest in literature before realizing his passion for wine. He earned a degree in enology in the late 1970s and sought out jobs in France and Australia. Back in the U.S. he worked at Simi, then Matanzas Creek, and later at Dominus before creating his own brand, Ramey Wine Cellars., one of California’s most respected wineries. Enjoy! For more visit:RameyWine.com (https://www.rameywine.com/)

67 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Dave Ramey

Tim Mondavi

Tim Mondavi spent more than 30 years working with his father at Robert Mondavi Winery until the family lost control of winery. Undaunted he started over with a new winery aptly named Continuum. Today Tim and his family are celebrating 100 years in the wine industry and he is more passionate than ever about producing world-class wine. Enjoy! For more visit:ContinuumEstate.com (https://www.continuumestate.com/)

63 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Tim Mondavi

Tony Biagi

At UC Davis Tony Biagi discovered the enology program and wine became his overriding passion. He first worked for Duckhorn and went on to launch the winemaking programs at wineries including Paraduxx, Cade, Odette, and Hourglass. Today he consults with clients, including Amici and Lasseter, and has started his own brand, Patria. Enjoy! For more visit:PatriaWines.com (https://patriawines.com/)

66 MIN2019 JUL 31
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Tony Biagi
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