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Episodes

Dec. 1, 2022

Shattering Glass Ceilings w/ Jen & Zach Pelka, Une Femme

Une Femme was supposed to be an in-house wine brand for their Champagne Bars The Riddler to now the fastest-growing sparkling win…

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Nov. 24, 2022

Library Release - Wine Preservation: Tom Lutz, Repour

Interview with Tom Lutz, Founder & Creator of Repour Wine Savor, one of the leading new inventions in wine preservation technolog…

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Nov. 16, 2022

Selling Celebrity w/ Albert Hammond Jr. of Jetway & The Strokes

The idea to start Jetway came from drinking Aperol Spritzes in Italy and thinking it should be canned and modernized.

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Nov. 2, 2022

Enhancing the Enjoyment of Wine Collecting w/ Elton Potts, Vine Vault

Catching the wine bug from the nudge of a physical trainer, Elton Potts, Founder & Managing Partner of Vine Vault , has built a b…

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Oct. 26, 2022

Library Release - Putting Trust in Data w/ Russ Mann, WineBid

Library Release - Originally released as episode 26 on Nov 11th, 2020 With a 25-year history, WineBid is the oldest and largest o…

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Oct. 19, 2022

Scaling Wine Storage w/ Jeff Anthony and Jeff Smith, Vino Vault

The wine storage landscape has never been as dynamic as it is today.

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Oct. 12, 2022

The Relevance of Wine Competitions w/ Doug Frost, MW, MS

Doug Frost, MW, MS, describes the history, value, drawbacks, and key success factors of wine competitions.

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Oct. 5, 2022

Designing Better Wine Sales w/ Katherine Cole & Jon Krauss, Vin Agency

“Wine is an emotional sale, not a rational one.” making storytelling and the immersive nature of web design critical for DTC wine…

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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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Aug. 17, 2022

Building roads for Wine in China w/ Ian Ford & Nichole Mao, Nimbility…

Guiding wineries to the right pathways for import partners and building demand for wine in China.

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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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