Archive for April 2020

Barbara Burgess is a sommelier and wine director for Restaurant Tyler in Starkville, Miss. She represents an up-and-coming group of young passionate female sommeliers in smaller wine regions seeking wine education, good wines and some camaraderie with other wine professionals. Through wine clubs, wine tastings, her passion for wine and the food pairings of Chef Ty, Barbara is creating a burgeoning wine scene in this small Southern town. She was recently named Starkville's rising stars under 35, and credited with starting the local wine culture in her town, focusing on organic, biodynamic, sustainable wines.    

In this episode we go into how she got into wine, epiphany moments, being a young female sommelier in the wine world, how the current Covid pandemic is affecting her profession, mentorship of other sommeliers on her life, and much much more.   

Barbara recently was given a scholarship with SommCon USA, who awards the top 10 professionals under the age of 30 who are blossoming leaders in the wine industry. 

Our audio conversation was recorded over FaceTime from Restaurant Tyler in Starkville, Miss. 

 

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

  

Barbara's Instagram content can be found here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/bottleofbarb/

  

 

Restaurant Tyler can be found here-

 

  http://eatlocalstarkville.com/wp/

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

  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths

 

 

All music courtesy of Shakamoraine-

 

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Sabato and I reunite for another fun chat. We haven't talked since Episode 15, so lots has changed. We discuss what he is up to recently, his departure from Bar Taco, his contributions to Somm TV, his new youtube channel called Freerun with Dustin Wilson MS and Mike Laszlo about the state of the food and beverage industry, and what his quarantine wines have been recently.  

 

Audio recorded over FaceTime from his residence in NYC. 

 

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

  

Sabato can be found on Instagram here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/sabato3/

  

 

Their Freerun youtube conversations on the state of the food and beverage industry can be found here-

 

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2rSOBtsoPY9D5Gv6__Drg/featured

 

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

  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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

 

http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths

 

 

All music courtesy of Shakamoraine-

 

Follow them here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

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Join us for a wine tasting from the hatch wines tasting room located in West Kelowna. Grayson Riordon and I run through a flight of delicious, approachable wines. Be sure to check out prior episodes with Grayson (Ep. 10) and winemaker Jason Parkes (Ep. 37) to get a true sense of what an amazing crew runs this great little winery.   

Audio recorded in person from the hatch tasting room located in West Kelowna, BC. 

In this episode, we talk about some of their recent releases and go through the following wines.

-2019 Hobo Series Muscat ( stones throw vineyard-North Oliver)

-2019 Hobo Series Gewurztraminer (7 mountain vineyard-East Kelowna)

-2019 B. Yanco (home vineyard in West Kelowna)

-2017 Black Swift Chardonnay (vintoro vineyard-East Kelowna)

-2016 Hatchchild (Cab Sauv from monarch vineyard-East Osoyoos)

-2017 Dynasty Red (hans estate vineyard-East Osoyoos)

-Hatchfinity/Hatchforever ( multi vintage/ multi variety/ multi vineyard)

-2016 Syrah (hans estate vineyard-East Osoyoos)

  

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

  

the hatch Instagram page can be found here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/hatchwines/

  

 

the hatch wines scoundrels can be found here-

https://thehatchwines.com/

 

 

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

  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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

 

http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths

 

 

All music courtesy of Shakamoraine-

 

Follow them here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

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