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Sept. 29, 2021

Getting Inside Bordeaux w/ Jane Anson,

Accidentally filling the big shoes of Michael Broadbent and Steven Spurrier, Jane Anson, wine critic, author of Inside Bordeaux, …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Library Release: Digging into Wine Scores

Library Release: Originally aired as Episode 5 in June of 2020. In one of our original episodes, Robert and Peter discuss how co…

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Sept. 15, 2021

Burgundy in Context w/ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

As the wine reviewer for Burgundy for The Wine Advocate and a small producer of Burgundy himself, William Kelley has a deep and i…

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Sept. 8, 2021

Building import and distribution pipes w/ Gabe Barkley, MHW

Breaking into the US market for alcohol has always been hard. Archaic rules such as the 3-tier system and differing regulations …

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Sept. 1, 2021

Crypto and Wine w/ Jeff Andrews & Ray McKee, Trothe Winery

Jeff Andrews was such a crypto fan that he built 4 crypto mining rigs in his family’s winery lab. A mini-meltdown of one of the …

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Aug. 25, 2021

Exporting the King of Wines w/ Valentina Abbona, Marchesi di Barolo

Growing up in a small town of ~700 people made Valentina Abbona, 6th generation vintner and Export and Marketing Manager for her …

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Aug. 18, 2021

Engineering Wine Criticism w/ Jeb Dunnuck,

Becoming a wine critic sounds like a dream for many. However, even though the cost and effort of setting up a website and putting…

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Aug. 11, 2021

More Voices in Wine w/ Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle

Esther Mobley, Wine Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, thought writing would be more of a passion than a career. Yet, she’s…

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Aug. 4, 2021

The Wine Critic Evolution w/ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

The retirement of Robert Parker marked a major change in the role of the wine critic that had been building over time.  William K…

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July 28, 2021

Bringing Wine to Life w/ Jacki Strum, Wine Enthusiast Media

Growing up around wine has not dimmed the passion Jacki Strum brings to her work as President of Wine Enthusiast Media. In the f…

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July 21, 2021

Charting the Wine Media Landscape w/ Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.…

Natalie MacLean, a podcaster and writer based in Ottawa, Canada, has been bringing people into her wine world for over 20 years. …

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July 14, 2021

What People Want from Fine Wine w/ Pauline Vicard, ARENI Global

Getting at the heart of what consumers want is essential for any business, but a vastly understudied area in the world of fine wi…

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July 7, 2021

Marketing to Millennials w/ Damien Wilson, Sonoma State University

Part two of our interview with Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Chair of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, focuses on what win…

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June 30, 2021

Millennials & Wine w/ Damien Wilson, Sonoma State University

With values and attitudes formed around the turn of the 21st century, Millennials want fulfilling careers, are more into environm…

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June 23, 2021

Discovering Zinfandel w/ Carole Meredith, UC Davis & Lagier Meredith

One of the world’s leading grape geneticists, Carole Meredith, Professor Emerita of UC Davis and owner of Lagier Meredith winery,…

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June 16, 2021

Grape DNA Profiling w/ Carole Meredith, UC Davis & Lagier Meredith

One of the world’s leading grape geneticists, Carole Meredith, Professor Emerita of UC Davis, and owner of Lagier Meredith winery…

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June 9, 2021

What’s Next for Argentina? Why, Malbec...w/ Laura Catena, Catena Zapa…

Laura Catena, Managing Director of Catena Zapata, Founder of the Catena Institute, and Owner of Luca Winery, used to frequently g…

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June 2, 2021

Alentejo the Last Frontier of Europe w/ João Gomes de Silva, Sogrape …

“The last frontier of Europe,” “A pristine region,” “A mosaic of soil varieties and temperatures” are all ways João Gomes de Silv…

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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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