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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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Feb. 9, 2022

Library Release - Defining Natural Wine

An ongoing trend and a topic that crisscrossed many of our interviews on XChateau, the natural wine movement got a formal designa…

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Feb. 2, 2022

Making Wine Approachable w/ Mark Warren & Tom Beaton, FitVine

Wondering why there was only beer and spirits, but no wine at Crossfit events and races, Mark Warren and Tom Beaton, Founders of …

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Jan. 26, 2022

The Cleanliness of Clean Wine w/ Erik Segelbaum, SOMLYAY

Ever been curious about the claims people make about “clean wines”? In the same camp as “natural wines” and “better for you wines…

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Jan. 19, 2022

Selection and Differentiation in Grocery Wine w/ Curtis Mann MW, Albe…

Grocery stores are one of the biggest sales channels for wine. Curtis Mann, Group Vice President of Alcohol of the Albertson’s Co…

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Jan. 12, 2022

Democratizing Wine Retail w/ Jeffrey Shaw & Jeff Hardy, Underground C…

With a vision to democratize wine for every wine drinker in the US, Underground Cellar’s founder and CEO Jeffrey Shaw and COO Jef…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Wine Consulting Turned Retail w/ Thatcher Baker-Briggs, Thatcher’s Wi…

Sommelier turned wine consultant turned online wine retailer.  Thatcher Baker-Briggs, Founder of Thatcher’s Wine Consulting, has …

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Dec. 23, 2021

Adaptation: 2021, a Year of Re-Opening, Wine Pricing, and Clean & Nat…

2021. A year with big expectations. The re-opening of economies around the world with Covid vaccines in distributions instead l…

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Dec. 15, 2021

Becoming a Wine Retail Institution w/ Phil Bernstein, MacArthur Bever…

An early mover focusing on fine wine, Bordeaux and California futures, and becoming a dual importer/retailer, Addy Bassin’s MacAr…

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Dec. 8, 2021

Driving Personalization in Wine Retail w/ Addie Wallace, Wine.com

As the largest wine e-commerce site globally, Wine.com has been a leader in leveraging technology to sell wine. Addie Wallace, Di…

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Dec. 1, 2021

Selling Rare Wine w/ Dave Parker, Benchmark Wine Group

Beginning a series on the Future of Retail, we chat with Dave Parker, CEO of Benchmark Wine Group, on how he segments the retail …

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Nov. 17, 2021

Maintaining Ex-Chateau Quality w/ Denis Houles and Erik Portanger, 12…

Having experienced the difference in taste from wines sourced ex-chateau versus the secondary market, Denis Houles, CEO of 1275 C…

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Nov. 10, 2021

Productivity and Community with Eric LeVine, CellarTracker

Building the app while on sabbatical from Microsoft in 2003, Eric LeVine, CEO and founder of CellarTracker, had been close to a o…

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Nov. 3, 2021

Fine Wine End-to-End w/ Don St. Pierre and Adam Lapierre MW

As the only fine wine end-to-end solution in the US, Vinfolio has recently launched its wine investment service, leveraging its d…

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Oct. 27, 2021

Balancing the Head and Heart of Wine Investing w/ Tom Gearing, Cult W…

As the wine investment business leader, with $275M of assets under management, Cult Wines has been a pioneer in the space for ove…

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Oct. 20, 2021

Making Wine Investing Accessible w/ Anthony Zhang, Vinovest

A serial entrepreneur, Anthony Zhang, was pondering alternative investments and fell into wine. With superior returns to the S&P…

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Oct. 13, 2021

Tackling Climate Change w/ Josep Maria Ribas & Julien Gervreau, IWCA

With droughts, floods, hail, wildfires, and more challenging how wine is made, Familia Torres and Jackson Family Wines are leadin…

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Oct. 6, 2021

Breaking Down the 3-Tier System w/ Tom Wark, National Association of …

Instituted in a different time, post Prohibition, the 3-Tier system of alcohol distribution and sales in the US creates inefficie…

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