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May 26, 2021

Selling Uruguayan Tannat w/ Christian Wylie, Bodega Garzón

“Ura-what?, Ura-where?” Selling Uruguayan Tannat has many challenges, recognizing both the country and the signature variety not…

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May 19, 2021

Mailing Lists for European Wineries w/ Kevin Sidders, VinConnect

For the first time, European wineries can have direct relationships with customers, and lovers of many European wineries can cons…

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May 12, 2021

One Year Anniversary - Live on Clubhouse

When Robert & Peter started the XChateau Wine Business podcast, the idea was to try and build a community around the business of …

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May 5, 2021

Drink Better Wine w/ Heini Zachariassen, Vivino

Focused on helping the casual wine consumer buy better wine, Vivino has spent over 10 years building its database of wines, creat…

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April 28, 2021

The Future of Sommeliers w/ Mia Van de Water MS, United Sommeliers Fo…

Having gone through the most difficult period in history with an unprecedented shutdown during the Covid pandemic, restaurants an…

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April 21, 2021

Cava, Beyond Value w/ Javier Pagés, D.O. Cava

Too often known as just a value sparkling wine, Cava makes some of the world’s finest traditional-method sparkling wines. Ones th…

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April 14, 2021

People Want to Know More About Sonoma w/ Michael Haney, Sonoma County…

Family-owned, diverse, and artisan are the key messages for Sonoma County wines, according to Michael Haney, Executive Director o…

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April 7, 2021

Complexifying and Re-mystifying Wine w/ Aaron Ridgway, Wine Australia

While “cheap and cheerful” might have been an apt description of Australian wine 20 years ago when Yellowtail was the #1 wine bra…

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March 31, 2021

Just a Little New York Crazy w/ Sam Filler, NY Wine & Grape Foundation

“You gotta be a little crazy to plant vines in New York,” Sam Filler of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation tells us. Yet, New …

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March 24, 2021

The Quintessential American Wine: Madeira w/ Bartholomew Broadbent

Used to celebrate the drafting of the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Madeira wines are the ultimate in Amer…

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March 17, 2021

The Hardest Wine Exam in the World w/ Mark de Vere MW

The hardest wine exam in the world, an elite community of >400 wine professionals, and learning how to engage with wine more. Al…

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March 3, 2021

Stirring up the Conversation w/ Katie Canfield and Rebecca Johnson, T…

Bâtonnage, the French word for stirring the lees, is now about stirring up the conversation about women and wine. The Bâtonnage …

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Feb. 24, 2021

Doing the Work of Change w/ Ikimi Dubose, The Roots Fund

Creating inclusivity and change is not changing current structures. It’s about creating new spaces. Ikimi Dubose of The Roots Fun…

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