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Daniel Patrick Brennan

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Journeyman Winemaker, Bartendar and Music Promoter Daniel Brennan chats with his peers and mentors

Latest Episodes

Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

Wilco Lam started his wine journey taking trips into France as a child with his family. Eventually that led him down to Australia and eventually New Zealand to pursue his passion. After completing his winemaking degree at Lincoln Univesity in Canterbury, Wilco was truly on his way. But his eye was always on Martinborough and to part of a production that made these premium, boutique wines. Wilco is now the chief winemaker at Dry River Wines. With plantings dating back to 1979, Dry River is globally one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands producing Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Their website is www.dryriver.co.nz

55 min2019 DEC 2
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Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

After a life in commerce and while living in London, Hugh Crighton had his epiphany in wine. He worked in vineyards in England only to come back to Aotearoa to study and work in the emerging winemaking scene. This eventually led him to Hawkes Bay where he has been the Chief Winemaker at the historic Vidal Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand since 2004. Check out Vidal Estate at www.vidal.co.nz This episode is sponsored by www.decibelwines.com

--2019 NOV 6
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Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson had been travelling back and forth, across hemispheres for years doing two harvests a year. One in his home country of New Zealand the one in Europe. He has now settled as a highly sought after consultant in Europe. But his journey's have really only led him back home where he met Sophie Parker. Sophie, amidst her own career of winemaking and YouTube Wine Reviews (As Lady Parker), found her match. Together they now produce Blank Canvas Wines, highly sought after expressions from Marlborough and Hawkes Bay.

--2019 OCT 30
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Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

Episode 67 - David Nash

David Nash really discovered New Zealand wine while overseas in London, one of the world's greatest wine markets. By the time he returned to his home town of Auckland he was all in for New Zealand wine. This passion let him to not only work in the industry but to film and produce what is to date the best documentary on the New Zealand wine industry. 'A Seat At The Table' was released earlier this year to rave reviews and is currently playing around New Zealand and in the festival circuit worldwide. Please visit https://www.nzwinestory.co.nz/ to find out where it is playing near you.

--2019 OCT 9
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Episode 67 - David Nash

Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

Mary Therese Blair emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand to chase a dream of finding the world’s most exciting wine. Growing up in ‘the world’s smallest town’ somehow led her down a path of wanting to be a marine biologist only to discover that wasn’t quite her cup of tea. But the nickname Mermaid Mary stuck and she fell in love with New Zealand wine somewhere along the way. She is now on a mission to make sure millennials and younger drinkers don’t go down the hellish road of ‘RTDs’ and try something more enjoyable in life, like a glass of New Zealand wine. You can find much of Mary’s work on her website, https://www.mermaidmary.co.nz along with various other publications throughout New Zealand. She also appears frequently on NZ RadioLive. Follow her @mermaidmary on Instagram and ‘Mermaid Mary’ on Facebook. This episode is sponsored by Decibel Wines. Go to www.decibelwines.com and join our wine club. The new Testify Chardonnay is out now!

--2019 SEP 11
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Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

Anna Flowerday is busy, as busy as anyone you know. She is a winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Te Whara Ra Winery Vineyard & Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. She's also a mother of two sets of twins and is very active in the winegrower community, particularly around organic winegrowing. She speaks frequently on the subject including as one of the moderator's at this year's conference. She's also a big rugby fan. This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com We're also sponsored by Decibel Wines. Visit www.decibelwine.com and use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' and receive 10% off any order over $100

--2019 AUG 27
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Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

Episode 64

Georg Meissner has always wanted to combine the worlds of research and education with the practical. His experience and long term research with regards to biodynamic practices has him at the cutting edge of the wine industry while also having roots with philosopher and visionary, Rudolf Steiner, who gave eight lectures on agriculture in 1924 that are the basis of biodynamic farming. But this theory and practice must evolve and Georg is leading the way to find out exactly what this means within the realm viticulture, education and how it can change our greater world. Georg is Associated Researcher for Biodynamic Viticulture at the Geissenheim University in Germany. Georg is also the Head of Production and develops research and education at Alois Lageder, a winery and vineyard in Alto Aldige, Trentino, Italy. Did we mention he has four children as well....??? This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com and is also sponsored by Decibel Wines www.decibelwines.com

--2019 AUG 14
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Episode 64

Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens

Cynthea Semmens was born in San Francisco but she is all Tasmanian now. She moved there at the young age of 5 years with her Cyrpotic mother and American father who fell in love with a piece of land that is very special in Tasmania. It was the first real winery on the island, boasting its first cellar door licence and has pioneered some of the islands wine making and viticulture. Cynthea is on a path to organics and was attending the Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference in Blenheim, New Zealand where Daniel sat down with her back stage at the ASB Theatre to hear her story. Next time you’re in Tasmania you should drop by their epic tasting room. Check www.beautifulislewines.com and follow Cynthea on Instagram @vindiva This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation. www.kauriwine.com and Decibel Wines , use the promo code ‘DBPODCAST’ and visit www.decibelwines.com to receive 10% off your first order. cheers!

--2019 AUG 4
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Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens

Episode 61 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez

Emiliana Vineyards is the largest organic winery in the world. This Chilean operations spans 1000 kilometres from its norther most to southern most vineyards. They are pioneers in the wine world making both premium organic and biodynamically produced wines along with very affordable organic wines all of which are distributed in over 50 countries throughout the world. Sebastian Tramon is the company’s Sustainability Manager working with the operations and people from the beginning till the end of the winemaking process. Cristian Rodriquez is the CEO of Emiliana Vineyards and has been a critical part of the companies growth since it began its organic transformation in 1998. More information can be found at www.emiliana.bio and follow them on Instagram @emilianaorganic A bit thank you to Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowers of New Zealand for allowing me to chat with their guests during the conference. Please join us and take the inevitable leap into organic wine growing, farming and ga...

--2019 JUL 24
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Episode 61 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez

Episode 61 - Emma Jenkins MW

Emma Jenkins truly discovered her passion for wine in a place many of us do, a great wine shop. While working during the early heydays of one of New Zealand's great wine shops, Scenic Cellars in Taupo. It was during this time Emma met Bob Campbell MW and was encouraged by her peers and mentors to begin her examinations towards becoming an MW. She is now heavily involved in the MW education program, writes for the NZ publication of the Australian Women's Weekly, is co-editor ofThe Independent Wine Monthlyalongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications. Her work can be found at http://independentwinemonthly.co.nz/ and Emma is on Twitter @IWM_updates This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovations in Australia and New Zealand. www.kauriwine.com And www.decibelwines.com Use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' to receive 10% off your first order

--2019 JUL 17
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Episode 61 - Emma Jenkins MW

Latest Episodes

Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

Wilco Lam started his wine journey taking trips into France as a child with his family. Eventually that led him down to Australia and eventually New Zealand to pursue his passion. After completing his winemaking degree at Lincoln Univesity in Canterbury, Wilco was truly on his way. But his eye was always on Martinborough and to part of a production that made these premium, boutique wines. Wilco is now the chief winemaker at Dry River Wines. With plantings dating back to 1979, Dry River is globally one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands producing Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Their website is www.dryriver.co.nz

55 min2019 DEC 2
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Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

After a life in commerce and while living in London, Hugh Crighton had his epiphany in wine. He worked in vineyards in England only to come back to Aotearoa to study and work in the emerging winemaking scene. This eventually led him to Hawkes Bay where he has been the Chief Winemaker at the historic Vidal Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand since 2004. Check out Vidal Estate at www.vidal.co.nz This episode is sponsored by www.decibelwines.com

--2019 NOV 6
Comments
Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson had been travelling back and forth, across hemispheres for years doing two harvests a year. One in his home country of New Zealand the one in Europe. He has now settled as a highly sought after consultant in Europe. But his journey's have really only led him back home where he met Sophie Parker. Sophie, amidst her own career of winemaking and YouTube Wine Reviews (As Lady Parker), found her match. Together they now produce Blank Canvas Wines, highly sought after expressions from Marlborough and Hawkes Bay.

--2019 OCT 30
Comments
Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

Episode 67 - David Nash

David Nash really discovered New Zealand wine while overseas in London, one of the world's greatest wine markets. By the time he returned to his home town of Auckland he was all in for New Zealand wine. This passion let him to not only work in the industry but to film and produce what is to date the best documentary on the New Zealand wine industry. 'A Seat At The Table' was released earlier this year to rave reviews and is currently playing around New Zealand and in the festival circuit worldwide. Please visit https://www.nzwinestory.co.nz/ to find out where it is playing near you.

--2019 OCT 9
Comments
Episode 67 - David Nash

Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

Mary Therese Blair emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand to chase a dream of finding the world’s most exciting wine. Growing up in ‘the world’s smallest town’ somehow led her down a path of wanting to be a marine biologist only to discover that wasn’t quite her cup of tea. But the nickname Mermaid Mary stuck and she fell in love with New Zealand wine somewhere along the way. She is now on a mission to make sure millennials and younger drinkers don’t go down the hellish road of ‘RTDs’ and try something more enjoyable in life, like a glass of New Zealand wine. You can find much of Mary’s work on her website, https://www.mermaidmary.co.nz along with various other publications throughout New Zealand. She also appears frequently on NZ RadioLive. Follow her @mermaidmary on Instagram and ‘Mermaid Mary’ on Facebook. This episode is sponsored by Decibel Wines. Go to www.decibelwines.com and join our wine club. The new Testify Chardonnay is out now!

--2019 SEP 11
Comments
Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

Anna Flowerday is busy, as busy as anyone you know. She is a winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Te Whara Ra Winery Vineyard & Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. She's also a mother of two sets of twins and is very active in the winegrower community, particularly around organic winegrowing. She speaks frequently on the subject including as one of the moderator's at this year's conference. She's also a big rugby fan. This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com We're also sponsored by Decibel Wines. Visit www.decibelwine.com and use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' and receive 10% off any order over $100

--2019 AUG 27
Comments
Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

Episode 64

Georg Meissner has always wanted to combine the worlds of research and education with the practical. His experience and long term research with regards to biodynamic practices has him at the cutting edge of the wine industry while also having roots with philosopher and visionary, Rudolf Steiner, who gave eight lectures on agriculture in 1924 that are the basis of biodynamic farming. But this theory and practice must evolve and Georg is leading the way to find out exactly what this means within the realm viticulture, education and how it can change our greater world. Georg is Associated Researcher for Biodynamic Viticulture at the Geissenheim University in Germany. Georg is also the Head of Production and develops research and education at Alois Lageder, a winery and vineyard in Alto Aldige, Trentino, Italy. Did we mention he has four children as well....??? This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com and is also sponsored by Decibel Wines www.decibelwines.com

--2019 AUG 14
Comments
Episode 64

Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens

Cynthea Semmens was born in San Francisco but she is all Tasmanian now. She moved there at the young age of 5 years with her Cyrpotic mother and American father who fell in love with a piece of land that is very special in Tasmania. It was the first real winery on the island, boasting its first cellar door licence and has pioneered some of the islands wine making and viticulture. Cynthea is on a path to organics and was attending the Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference in Blenheim, New Zealand where Daniel sat down with her back stage at the ASB Theatre to hear her story. Next time you’re in Tasmania you should drop by their epic tasting room. Check www.beautifulislewines.com and follow Cynthea on Instagram @vindiva This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation. www.kauriwine.com and Decibel Wines , use the promo code ‘DBPODCAST’ and visit www.decibelwines.com to receive 10% off your first order. cheers!

--2019 AUG 4
Comments
Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens

Episode 61 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez

Emiliana Vineyards is the largest organic winery in the world. This Chilean operations spans 1000 kilometres from its norther most to southern most vineyards. They are pioneers in the wine world making both premium organic and biodynamically produced wines along with very affordable organic wines all of which are distributed in over 50 countries throughout the world. Sebastian Tramon is the company’s Sustainability Manager working with the operations and people from the beginning till the end of the winemaking process. Cristian Rodriquez is the CEO of Emiliana Vineyards and has been a critical part of the companies growth since it began its organic transformation in 1998. More information can be found at www.emiliana.bio and follow them on Instagram @emilianaorganic A bit thank you to Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowers of New Zealand for allowing me to chat with their guests during the conference. Please join us and take the inevitable leap into organic wine growing, farming and ga...

--2019 JUL 24
Comments
Episode 61 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez

Episode 61 - Emma Jenkins MW

Emma Jenkins truly discovered her passion for wine in a place many of us do, a great wine shop. While working during the early heydays of one of New Zealand's great wine shops, Scenic Cellars in Taupo. It was during this time Emma met Bob Campbell MW and was encouraged by her peers and mentors to begin her examinations towards becoming an MW. She is now heavily involved in the MW education program, writes for the NZ publication of the Australian Women's Weekly, is co-editor ofThe Independent Wine Monthlyalongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications. Her work can be found at http://independentwinemonthly.co.nz/ and Emma is on Twitter @IWM_updates This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovations in Australia and New Zealand. www.kauriwine.com And www.decibelwines.com Use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' to receive 10% off your first order

--2019 JUL 17
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Episode 61 - Emma Jenkins MW
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