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XChateau Wine Podcast

A masterclass on the business of wine. Insights, analysis, and perspectives on news and trends in the wine industry beyond winemaking, such as marketing, finance, and consumer trends. From noted wine blogger Robert Vernick (@wineterroir) and leading wine business consultant and author of Luxury Wine Marketing Peter Yeung (@winebizguy), this podcast navigates the business of wine with unique perspectives and insights.

Recent Episodes

Sept. 28, 2022

Investing in Experiences w/ Aly Wente, Wente Vineyards

Aly Wente, VP of Marketing & Customer Experiences, shares how Wente thinks about managing the portfolio of experiences and how th…

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Sept. 21, 2022

Casting Long Shadows over Columbia Valley w/ Gilles Nicault, Longshad…

Director of Winemaking, Gilles Nicault, describes how the partnerships work from both a business and winemaking perspective.

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Sept. 14, 2022

Keeping a Family Business Family Owned w/ Aly Wente, Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley, California, has managed to keep it going for 5 generations.

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Sept. 7, 2022

The Economics of Sustainability w/ Anna Brittain, Napa Green

Spreading the word about how pursuing sustainability can save money is critical.

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Aug. 31, 2022

Ex-Pats, Tycoons, and Hand Carry - Hong Kong Wine w/ Polly Aylwin-Fos…

Revolutionized by eliminating taxes on wine in 2008, Hong Kong has become a significant wine investment and trading hub for China…

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Aug. 24, 2022

Tradition and Evolution of the UK Wine Market w/ Katy Keating, Lay & …

Katy Keating, Managing Director of Lay & Wheeler, one of the UK’s oldest wine merchants, gives a deep dive into the UK wine marke…

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About the Hosts

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Robert Vernick

Robert Vernick is a wine blogger and podcaster at night, engaging his passion, while a Silicon Valley executive by day. Robert’s insight into the intersection of technology, social media, and wine provides some of the unique perspectives that XChateau delivers to its audience. His love of sharing wine has led Robert’s WineTerroir Instagram to 50,000+ followers. Robert is a Master of Wine Candidate and also holds the WSET Diploma.

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Peter Yeung

Peter Yeung (pronounced “young”) is a leading wine business consultant, named one of Wine Business Monthly’s 2020 Wine Leaders. He is the author of award-winning Luxury Wine Marketing and was VP of Strategy & Biz Dev at Kosta Browne in Sonoma and Realm Cellars in Napa. Peter is a Master of Wine Candidate and holds the WSET Diploma and CIA Certified Wine Professional designations. Prior to wine, Peter was an executive in Silicon Valley and a consultant with McKinsey & Company.