Archive for December 2018

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Abe Schoener is a minimal intervention winemaker that takes the time to study his craft, and as he learns and evolves in his techniques, so does his wine. Once a philosophy professor, he recently spent some time educating me on the nuances behind both conventional and natural wine making. Formerly in Napa Valley under the esteemed winemaker John Kongsgaard, Abe currently runs the Scholium Project. 

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Get ready for an engaging conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!

 

To learn more about Abe's current winemaking endeavor, the Scholium Project, look here-

 

http://www.scholiumwines.com/

 

An excellent interview article between Abe and Christina Rasmussen can be found here-

 

https://wine.sprudge.com/2018/05/03/abe-schoener-interview/

 

Reminder about the Kitsch Wines giveaway- email the secret word heard within the Yannick Benjamin Episode 19 podcast. Spec sheet for the 2017 Pinot Noir that is to be given away can be found here.

 

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1127/6586/files/PRINT_-_2017_Pinot_Noir.jpg?12809290082068293981

 

Great photos of all our guests can be found on our website here

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded over Facetime from Abe's residence in New York City.

 

 For updates and to follow the podcast look us up on Instagram

 

http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths

 

Intro courtesy of Shakamoraine.

 

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Yannick Benjamin is an advanced sommelier who works at the University Club. He is also, more importantly, a man who leads by example, co-founding Wheeling Forward, a non-profit that focuses on giving back to the community.

 

 

He also started Wine on Wheels, a growing community of wine afficionados and sommeliers putting on events to benefit charity. They bring people together from across the hospitality industry to pour wines, socialize, and raise funds to empower people with disabilities to reach their potential.

 

 

Yannick and I talk about some of his upcoming events, our takes on natural wines, the master somm re-sits, and some great recent wine tastings that Yannick has been involved with.

 

Get ready for an engaging conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!

 

Future Events for Wine on Wheels can be found here.

https://wineonwheels.org/events/

 

Interview article between Bobby Stuckey and Jordan Salcito that we reference…

https://www.thedailybeast.com/are-great-sommeliers-an-endangered-species 

 

Kitsch Wines giveaway- email the secret word heard within the podcast. Spec sheet for the 2017 Pinot Noir to be given away can be found here.

 

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1127/6586/files/PRINT_-_2017_Pinot_Noir.jpg?12809290082068293981

 

Great photos of all our guests can be found on our website here

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded over two Facetime sessions from Yannick's residence in New York City.

 

 For updates and to follow the podcast look us up on Instagram

 

http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths

 

Intro courtesy of Shakamoraine.

 

Follow them here: 

https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

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