Playlist · by sshelley
9 episodes, 7 hours 57 mins
Ep. 34 Andy Erickson, WInemaker, Favia
While working with some of Napa Valley’s most influential wine producers, in some of the best vineyard sites in all of California, Andy Erickson and his wife Annie Favia started a small project in their garage. That single barrel blossomed over the years to what has become Favia. Erickson and Favia are now producing outstanding wines from premium California growing sites in their small winery located on their historic Coombsville ranch. While these wines are hard to find, due to small production, and are on the pricier side, you can be sure that they are absolutely outstanding wines which showcase the best of the vineyards which they are grown.
Leigh Meyering - MyEnologist
This episode features Leigh Meyering the proprietor of MyEnologist, a small commercial enological laboratory that she runs as a family business in Napa. Our conversation covers Leigh’s winemaking background, the harvest experience in France that seeded the idea for a small, independent enology lab, and the development of the business, which also provides consulting services and a winery supply shop. I was attracted to MyEnologists service packages because all samples receive a full panel of analysis at low costs. I’ve outsourced nearly all of my own winemaking labs to MyEnologist and believe it might be a great resource for the portion of the podcast audience that is looking for reliable analyses. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE MyEnologist Spring Mountain Vineyard, Napa Valley Charles Krug Winery, Napa Valley WineScan from Foss Analytics vinoBRETT by Invisible Sentinel Laffort Enological supplier Ideology Cellars, Napa Valley Golden State Overnight, Claifornia shipp...
Brett Weis - Eleven Eleven Wines
This episode features Brett Weis, who is the Associate Winemaker for ElevenEleven Wines in Napa. Beyond making the full portfolio of wine for ElevenEleven Brett is managing the custom crush clients that have their wines produced at ElevenEleven. Our conversation covers his background, the ElevenEleven vineyards and wines, the ar throughout the winery, tips for working in as a custom crush client, and the aromatherapy room at ElevenEleven.
Tim Milos - Consultant Winemaking
The guest for this episode is one of the most industrious and deep-thinking winemakers for whom I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and explore their winemaking brain. Tim Milos is a winemaking consultant and through his various projects is all over California, Oregon, and has experience with more varietals than anyone on the podcast to date. Our conversation gets into the weeds on technical aspects of extended maceration, ideal varietals for natural winemaking, the merits of racking, Tim’s organizational strategy, and problem-fermentation management. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Tank Garage Winery, Calistoga, CA Immortal Estate, Sonoma, CA Bounty Hunter Rare Wine and Spirits T-Vine Winery, Napa, CA Esther Mobley’s mentioned article from The San Francisco Chronicle Questions? Comments? Let me know what you think: email@example.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show. ...
Ep. 014: Guest Post - Zeke Neeley on Sulfur in Winemaking
At my request Zeke Neeley, who you may remember fromEpisode 2: Champagne, Cucumbers, and Estate Winemaking...,to come back and record a solo post about something he is well-versed, the use of Sulfur in winemaking. In 15 minutes Zeke lays out the historical use of sulfur, specifically sulfur-dioxide (SO2), some of the common misconceptions it has hadpublicly, it's role with bacteria and yeast, the paradox of not using it, and his own personal opinions on the best use of SO2 for commercial winemaking. Like cooks in a kitchen, all winemakers have different approaches to the use of SO2, and it's key to remember that Zeke's practices are a summation of his studies and practical experience. Nothing can rile up a room of winemakers like the discussion of SO2. I think anyone interested in serious winemaking will come away with new insights from Zeke's post. I'm very appreciative that he was willing to sit down and record his thoughts on this hot-button issue. Let me know if you find short g...
Ep. 032: Whole Berry Fermentation
This episode is all about the use of whole berry fermentation in red winemaking. I used this opportunity to make a solo podcast and go over what whole berry fermentation is,the reasons a winemaker would want to employ this technique in a winery, and also the multitude of challenges that it presents. For each of the challenges, I address the methods I have adopted in order to overcome potential issues.
Douglas Rennie, Master Cooper from Seguin Moreau
This short podcast is a teaser episode for the interview with Douglas Rennie, Master Cooper from Seguin Moreau in Napa, California. Listen as Douglas tellstwo short storiesfrom his early days of apprenticeship in Scotland and then another about some "dodgy fishcakes" in Beverley Hills. The entire interview podcast should be live by Monday March 9th.
Ep. 034: Bottling, The End of The Affair
As I prepare to bottle my 2014 red wines I've put together a working document of all the important aspects that have to come together to successfully wrap up wines' tenure in the cellar. This episode of The Inside Winemaking Podcast is a peek inside my brain, and my planning for the end of the 20-month affair I've had with these grapes and wines. With so much to prepare and a heightened level of consequence, winemaking becomes very technical on the route to the bottling line.
Ep. 026: Greg Hirson, A Thorough Education in Corks
You'll never mindlessly pop a cork out of a bottle of wine after hearing this podcast. Greg Hirson, who is the Technical Services Manager for Cork Supply USA, takes me in depth through the meticulous processing from tree bark to wine stopper. Its Greg's job to educate wineries on best practices for selecting appropriate closures and implementing sound bottling practices. He describes how it is not until the third harvest of tree, after almost 60 years of growth, that the bark is of a quality suitable for wine bottles. Subsequent bark harvests come every 9-11 years and a tree can give 10-15 harvests over the span of its production life. Our conversation begins with a background and history of how wines have been ruined by TCA (tri-chloroanisole) - "corked" wines. The entire cork industry has taken great efforts to identify the sources of TCA and then to develop processing procedures to reduce its incidence. These efforts have spurned great leaps forward in delivering better quality c...
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