Archive for the 'sommelier' Category

Brenna Quigley is a geologist and founder of the Roadside Terroir podcast. In this episode we go into how she got into wine, the natural connection between wine and geology and her love of both, women in the wine world, the wine community, the complicated geological terroir that is Alsace, blind tasting with her friend and mentor Rajat Parr, grapes she couldn't live without, and many many segues. A lot of segues. We also talk about why and how Brenna got into creating her podcast and what she has in mind for future seasons.

 

Brenna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatic Biology and Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012, and her Masters in Geology in 2015. Her research focused on geologic mapping and structural geology (how and why rocks deform). She has also worked extensively in the mining industry where she further developed her skills in geologic mapping and interpretation, soil sampling, and geophysical surveying.

Today Brenna works with wine professionals in all areas of the trade, from growers in France to importers and buyers in the US, in order to precisely define the most impactful elements of their terroirs in a relevant and approachable manner. Her work takes her all over the world, from Santa Barbara to Burgundy to Austria.

  

Our audio conversation was recorded over Zoom video conferencing from her residence in Napa Valley, California.

 

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

Brenna's Instagram content can be found here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/brennaquigley/

  

The Roadside Terroir podcast can be found here-

 

https://www.roadsideterroir.com/

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Brenna's photo courtesy of Summer Staeb.

 

Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-

 

  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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Brett Thiessen is the viticulturist for Mount Boucherie Estate Winery and Rust Wine Co. His task is to convert all their grapes, vineyards and land to organic farming. Multiple acres over multiple sites, in multiple appelations spread throughout the Okanagan wine regions is a big task, but Brett is up for the challenge.    

In this episode we go into how he got into wine, his farming background, the personal growth that this job has given him, and where he sees the future of the Okanagan wine landscape for the next generation.  

Our audio conversation was recorded in person from the Summit Room, located in the Mount Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna. 

 

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

  

Brett's Instagram content can be found here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/makingawinemaker/

  

Mount Boucherie and Rust can be found here-

 

https://mtboucherie.com/

 

https://www.rustwine.com/

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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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Ann Sperling is a winemaker and winegrower. She divides her attention between Sperling Vineyards in Kelowna where she manages the winery along with her sister, and the Niagara wine region of Ontario at Southbrook Vineyards, where she focuses on making organic, biodynamic wines.    

In this episode we go into how she got into wine, the family property in Kelowna, growing up in the family wine business, and how that translates to her current philosophies on winemaking. We also talk about a passion project she has in Argentina, where Ann and her husband own a 100 year old Malbec vineyard. 

Our audio conversation was recorded over Zoom conferencing from Southbrook Vineyards in Ontario. 

 

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

  

Sperling Vineyards and their Instagram content can be found here-

 

https://www.instagram.com/sperlingvineyards/

  

 

Sperling Vineyards website can be found here-

 

  https://sperlingvineyards.com/

 

Southbrook Vineyards can be found here-

 

https://www.southbrook.com/

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  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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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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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/

 

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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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Matt Landry is an engaging sommelier that is well known in the Vancouver wine scene. He currently is located at the Fiore restaurant where he shares stories, pours great wine, and drops some knowledge along the way.

 

In this episode, we talk about his wine collaboration with the Okanagan Crush Pad, the recent BC Somm competition, and some quick hot takes on wine that evolve into more insightful and thoughtful points on all things current in wine.    

 

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

 

Audio recorded in person from the Fiore restaurant located in Vancouver, BC. 

 

The Fiore Restaurant South Granville location has a website that can be found here-

https://fiorerestaurants.ca/

 

Matt's Instagram page can be found here-

  https://www.instagram.com/m.g.landry/

 

The Metro Vancouver Wine Club can be found here-

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481961958539867

 

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  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

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Elysia Myers lets us in to the fascinating world of painting art using real wine. She shares some stories of some of her work and how her passion for painting led her to this unique livelihood. We also share travel stories, our mutual love of mulled wine, and much more.   

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

 

Audio recorded over Skype from her residence in Colorado.  

 

Elysia's website for wine art pieces and commissions- https://elysiamyerswineart.com/ 

Her Instagram content can be found here-  https://www.instagram.com/elysiamyers.wineart/

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

 

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Highlights from my various conversations over the last year, compiling 10 episodes in part one and 10 episodes in part two. I sit down with some great guests, and these are some snapshots from our chats, sharing their wine stories and experiences. 

-Sam Mudie- Episode 31

-Natalie MacLean- Episode 32

-Jason Ocenas- Episode 33

-Brooke Martin- Episode 34

-Jane Masters- Episode 35

-Anthony Buchanan- Episode 36

-Jason Parkes- Episode 37

-Keira LeFranc- Episode 38

-Nicole Muscari- Episode 39

-David Paterson- Episode 40

 

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

 

Audio recorded in person and over Skype, various locations.  

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

 

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Highlights from my various conversations over the last year, compiling 10 episodes in part one. I sit down with some great guests, and these are some snapshots from our chats, sharing their wine stories and experiences. 

-Daryl McDonnell, BBQ Sessions- Episode 21

-Lawrence Francis- Episode 22

-Heather Lipp- Episode 23

-Cristie Norman- Episode 24

-Steve Halfnights, VIWF Recap- Episode 25

-Jack Chapman- Episode 26

-Anne Krebiehl- Episode 27

-Kelsey Rufiange- Episode 28

-Grant Biggs, Katie Truscott- Episode 29

-Esther Mobley- Episode 30

 

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

 

Audio recorded in person and over Skype, various locations.  

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

 

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Keira LeFranc is the winemaker for Stag's Hollow. She got her start with Stag's Hollow, working a harvest. After living in Australia, running a wine bar, and  getting her wine making degree in New Zealand, she came back to Okanagan Falls, to mentor under then winemaker Dwight Sick.

 

She now spearheads the wine program, marking 2018 as her first solo vintage. Young, ambitious, talented, she is a star on the rise in BC wine. 

 

Wines Tasted-

2018 Muscat Frizzante

2018 Syrah Rosé

2018 Dolcetto

2016 Tempranillo Joven

2016 Tempranillo (85% Tempranillo, 15% Bordeaux Varietals)

 

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

 

To follow all new wine projects of Keira and the winery, go here-  https://stagshollowwinery.com/

 

Audio recorded in person at Stag's Hollow Winery, located in Okanagan Falls, BC. 

 

 She can be followed on Instagram here- https://www.instagram.com/stagshollow/

 

 

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This episodes features my conversation with Jason Parkes. The man behind the winery that is the hatch, and the various entities that flow from it. Jason and his team have made a name for themselves by being unique and providing some character and fun to the world of wine, and because of this, they are a known presence in the Okanagan. Their tasting room is always full. 

 

 Jason and I sat down for an hour and talked a lot of topics, some of them too controversial to be recorded. I learned a lot more about the man that runs this fun, dynamic brand known as the hatch. He has a great team of people that assist him, and because of them, his ideas have flourished.  

      

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

 

To follow all new projects and shenanigans of Jason and the hatch crew, go here- https://thehatchwines.com/

 

Audio recorded in person at Jason's residence, located in West Kelowna, BC. 

 

 

To follow Jason's current band, Proper Man, check them out here- https://www.propermanband.com/

 

 

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 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

 

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This episodes features three short interviews, and a recap of the BC Pinot Celebration from Kelowna. I was fortunate enough to stay with my friends on the Kitsch Wines property, and sample 25-30 different wineries at this celebration.

 

Also, I was invited to the Garagiste North Wine Festival, which focuses on small wineries in BC, that make 2000 cases or less. Some of them truly are garagiste level, while others are verging on big name success. I was lucky enough to taste quite a few, with some of course being a very low intervention style, so a definite contrast to the bigger wineries. All in all, a great weekend. 

 

I also managed to record a few minutes with three of my favourites from the Garagiste North Wine Festival, which was at Sperling Vineyards in East Kelowna. Mike Mosny of Winemaker's Cut, Anthony Buchanan, who is the head winemaker of Desert Hills, now has his own side label called Anthony Buchanan Wines, and finally Tyler Knight from Lightning Rock, who shares the wine growing and wine making duties with his wife, Jordan Kubek. 

      

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

 

The Garagiste North Festival website can be found here- http://www.garagistenorth.com/

 

Audio recorded in person from Sperling Vineyards in East Kelowna, BC. 

 

Mike Mosny- https://winemakerscut.ca/ 

Anthony Buchanan- https://anthonybuchananwines.ca/

Tyler Knight- https://www.lightningrockwinery.com/

 

 

Photos from the wine festival courtesy of Jennifer Schell, who operates the festival, writes books, makes wine... all of her talents can be seen here-  

http://www.jenniferschell.com/

 

 

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 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

 

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Brooke Martin is a wine writer and wine blogger, and is the creator of The Brooke Blend. She is a force on Instagram, where she is a popular online wine presence. Her wine picks and conversations about wine resonate with her audience.

 

Join our conversation about how she discovered Napa and fell in love with wine, French rosé, Utah wine laws, social media and wine, boutique wineries, Brooke's stuck on a desert island grape varietal, and much much more.

      

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

 

Her website and blog can be found here- http://www.thebrookeblend.com/

 

Her Instagram page can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/thebrookeblend/

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded over Skype from her residence in Utah.

 

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Natalie MacLean is a wine writer, author, and wine reviewer. She is known for her beautiful story telling style that gets you as the reader immersed into her fun journey through the world of wine. She has been compared to Canada's version of Jancis Robinson.       

Join us as we get in to her personal journey with wine, her first experiences in Napa, and her online wine courses. We also talk about some of our most memorable wines.      

 

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

 

For Natalie's wine courses and wine reviews, her website can be found here- https://www.nataliemaclean.com/index.aspx

 

Her Instagram page can be found here-   https://www.instagram.com/nataliemacleanwine/

 

The Opimian website can be found here- https://www.opimian.ca

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded over Skype from her residence in Ottawa.

 

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I am back talking with Cristie Norman, who was featured previously in Episode 7. We are back chatting, sharing new details about her soon to be released wine course (March 27), her part in an upcoming wine TV channel, trusting your palate, and her outlook on life and wine.     

 

She has a great passion for teaching others about wine, and she has an engaging personality that really shines through in this podcast.     

  

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

 

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded via FaceTime from her residence in Los Angeles.

 

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This podcast proudly supports the hatch wines. Follow those renegade scoundrels here-

 

https://thehatchwines.com/

 

 

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I'm featured on the Interpreting Wine Podcast, which is run by Lawrence Francis. We go back to our recent summer trip to London. He has a great podcasting style, and his interviews always have an ambient quality to them that makes for easy listening. Plus, he always has on such knowledgeable guests, so his content is jam packed with insight and is a fun show to listen to.  

 

 

In our chat, I discuss how I first got into wine, and how the Friends of the Vine Wine Podcast took off. We talk about the North American podcast scene, favourite wines, and of course the wish list of future guests that I'm looking to have on the show.   

  

 

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

 

 

Lawrence and his Interpreting Wine Podcast are featured here in Meininger's Wine Business International-

 

https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/inside-podcasting-new-tool-wine-communication

 

Episodes of his Interpreting Wine Podcast, can be found on iTunes here

 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/interpreting-wine-podcast-travel-enotourism-tasting/id1289085070?mt=2

 

 

 

 

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

 

 https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/

 

Audio recorded at The Ham Yard Hotel in the Soho district of London, July 2018.

 

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In this episode, we go back to the BBQ. Daryl and I go into our usual style of chatting about what we have in our glass as we sit by the BBQ. We talk about some of our upcoming wine orders we have coming in, our current wine cellar, what certain wines we desire to drink, and what we are drinking over the Christmas season.  

 

 

I discuss the big topics that were on the mind of those in the wine world for 2018, which includes the natural wine movement, master somm re-sits, and the release of Somm III. Many thanks to those who have been generous enough to donate to the show, including recent prizes from Hatch Wines and Kitsch Wines. 

 

 

I also talk about how the show has grown, and how my pallet continues to grow, especially given I have mentioned in previous episodes my desire to consume more Italian wines in 2018. As for 2019, who knows??? In future shows we will definitely chat with a variety of guests and current wine trends will certainly be a topic. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Audio recorded at Daryl's residence by his BBQ during the 2018 Christmas season.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Christina Rasmussen has great knowledge of the world of wine, and this is on display within our chat, in the variety of topics we cover. California winemakers, BC wineries, Burgundy, Mondeuse, nomadic winemaking, long lost grape varieties, the London wine scene, we cover the spectrum. 

 

Her wine experiences are expressed in her articles and within the photos she takes that compliments her writing style.

 

This episode also features a return of The BBQ Sessions.

 

Check out her website for the article on the wines of Scythia here.

 

 https://www.christinarasmussen.co/words/2018/10/21/the-wines-of-scythia-an-essay

 

Her interview with Abe Schoener in the publication Sprudge can be found here.

 

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

 

Christina also talks Mondeuse in the publication called The Buyer which can be found here.
 
 
 
 
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Laura Milnes is a wine writer, wine consultant, and organizer for various pop up wine&food events in the Okanagan wine region.

She is a passionate advocate for the BC wine regions. She also has a series of video blogs with a focus on BC wine.

Join us as we talk a variety of topics in the world of wine. 

 

Check out her website here  https://www.silkandcoupe.com/ 

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The grilled cheese sandwich that changed the course of Sabato's life. 

 

We talk about his meeting Jason Wise for the first time and his place in the Somm films.

 

We discuss the master somm re-sits, his current projects, winter wines and much much more.

 

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Audio recorded over Facetime interview from his residence in New York and his hotel in Dallas.

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Madeline and I shared a chat over Skype as she launches the newest wine folly book-magnum edition. 

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She is an author, certified sommelier, graphic designer and musician. We chat about this newest book and her time spent with the rest of the Somm film crew band of misfits.

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We also get serious for a second and talk about Madeline the role model and her impact on young female professionals in the wine world. 

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Audio recorded over Skype interview from her home in Washington State.

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Jane and I spoke a couple of weeks ago, before the controversy of the most recent master somm class had come to light.

This episode is an interesting moment in time, as she and I talk of this past year, her hard work, and her current life in Australia. 

We plan on speaking again with both her and her partner Jon Ross, who is also a master somm.

I hope you enjoy this fascinating look at the hard work and dedication it takes to get this designation, and how she might have to do it all over again. 

 

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