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Aug. 10, 2022

De-mystifying Wine in China w/ Ian Ford & Nichole Mao, Nimbility Asia

A walk through of how the Chinese wine market has changed, what has led to success, and the current wine trends in the country.

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Aug. 4, 2022

The Wine Monopoly w/ Trond Erling Pettersen, Vinmonopolet

Vinmonopolet the retail wine monopoly of Norway is tasked with reducing overconsumption of alcohol while enabling a growing food …

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July 27, 2022

The Norwegian Wine Consumer w/ Trond Erling Pettersen, Vinmonopolet

Trond Erling Pettersen from Vinmonopolet describes the wine culture in Norway, the four categories of wine consumers, and the maj…

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July 20, 2022

Crushing Custom Crush w/ Robert Morris, Grand Cru Custom Crush

Robert Morris, founder of Grand Cru Custom Crush in Sonoma County explains the benefits of the custom crush model, how it works, …

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July 13, 2022

Navigating La Place w/ Rebekah Wineburg & Diego Garay, Quintessa

Rebekah Wineburg, Winemaker, and Diego Garay, Director of Exports for Quintessa in Napa Valley, discuss their journey towards sel…

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July 6, 2022

Quality Driven Co-op w/ Roman Horvath MW, Domaine Wachau

Roman discusses how co-ops work, how they pay their growers to get to zero income, and how managing a co-op is different from oth…

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June 29, 2022

Gaining Perspective w/ Collaborations w/ Juan Munoz-Oca, Ste Michelle…

Washington State’s leading wine company, describes what he’s learnt and the process of collaborating with other luminaries of the…

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June 22, 2022

Making Fine Wine Transparent, Efficient, & Safe w/ James Miles, Liv-ex

Though the Liv-ex 100 and 1000 indices are what it may be best known for, it is actually an end-to-end trading platform.

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June 8, 2022

Reflections on the Journey: 2 years & 100 episodes of XChateau

Robert and Peter reflect on how the wine industry has changed, the major themes that have popped up in the show, and some of the …

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June 1, 2022

Cork Consistency w/ Francois Margot, Diam Corks

Francois Margot, Director of Sales, North America describes how Diam is creating corks with choices and consistency for aging, ox…

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May 25, 2022

Library Release - The Global Cork Market w/ Carlos de Jesus, Amorim C…

We discuss the various uses of cork, the differences between corks and other closures, and how the business of cork has evolved o…

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May 18, 2022

Farming for the Next Generation w/ Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Champagne…

As a 7th generation family-owned and run company, being sustainable means building towards the future for the next generations.

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May 11, 2022

Exploring American Sparkling Wine w/ Michael Cruse, Ultramarine & Cru…

Sparkling wine is trending at the moment and no brand best embodies the trend more than cult California sparkling wine producer U…

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May 4, 2022

From Non-Vintage to Multi-Vintage Collection w/ Jean-Baptiste Lécaill…

The launch of the Collection series, evolving the non-vintage Brut Premier into a multi-vintage wine that represents the best of …

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April 27, 2022

Montepulciano vs. Montepulciano w/ Max de Zarobe, Avignonesi

The challenge Vino Nobile di Montepulciano faces against its bigger neighbor Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

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April 20, 2022

Low/No Alcohol Wines w/ BevZero's Debbie Novograd & Kayla Winter

The low and no alcohol wine space is growing rapidly. Enough so that a company specializing in spinning cone technology to reduc…

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April 13, 2022

WineTok w/ Amanda McCrossin aka SommVivant

Wine influencer Amanda McCrossin (somm_vivant) has gained momentum in this “wild west” and now has over 100k followers on TikTok.

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April 6, 2022

Boxing for the Environment w/ Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Vineyard

Jason explains the rationale, strategy, and process of going bag-in-box and for other alternative packaging.

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March 30, 2022

Crafting a Brand for Millennials w/ Ben Matthews, Terratorium Wines

Hear about how Terratorium is creating brand alignment with its Millennial customers.

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March 23, 2022

Regenerative, the Only Sustainable Farming w/ Jason Haas, Tablas Cree…

Regenerative farming takes into account the farm’s impact on the soil, community, and region.

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March 16, 2022

Standing Out via AR and Celebrities w/ Ming Alterman, 19 Crimes

Re-imagining what a wine brand could be, 19 Crimes has had many innovations, but found lasting success with augmented reality and…

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March 9, 2022

Improving Wine Communication w/ Madeline Puckette, Wine Folly

Using her background in graphic design and inability to read large blocks of text, Madeline Puckette, Co-Founder and Content Dire…

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March 2, 2022

Telling Stories w/ Jason Wise, SOMM TV

With an outsider's perspective, Jason Wise, director of the SOMM movies and founder of SOMM TV, has been able to find stories in …

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Feb. 16, 2022

Crafting Wines for Consumers w/ Nicholas Hammeken, Hammeken Cellars

Having studied what was important to wine consumers working at Oddbins, a British wine retailer, Nicholas Hammeken, Founder and D…

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