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    TMiW 2 – The Tastes They Are A-Changin’

    Jeff Lefevere and I return to review the top wine stories of the past month including tongue-twisting wine names, a disturbing wine manifesto, trends in wine marketing, the stellar 2009 Bordeaux vintage and much more.

    Hosts: Tim Elliott and Jeff Lefevere

    Topics

    - If the wine is hard to pronounce, is it worth more?
    - Has wine lost it’s romance?
    - The Slow Wine movement
    - 2009 Bordeaux: vintage of the century?
    - Will drinking too much wine give you cancer?
    - Million Dollar Day for WinesTilSoldOut.com
    - Wine’s 2011 Report Card
    - Moet Hennessy aims for super-premium red wine from China
    - Are Americans’ Tastes Changing?
    - Wine discounting trends
    - Randall Grahm and The State of the Modest Winery
    - Follow-up on QR codes from last month

    Events

    - 2012 New York Wine Expo: March 2-4, New York City
    - 2012 World of Pinot Noir Tasting: March 2-3, Shell Beach, CA
    - Paso Robles Wine Country’s 2012 Zinfandel Festival, March 17, 2012
    - Wine Blogging Wednesday 75, Single Vineyard, March 21st
    - Rhone Rangers, San Francisco, March 24-25
    - For events near you check out Local Wine Events: http://www.localwineevents.com

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    Feedback: thismonthinwine@gmail.com
    Copyright 2012 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons.


  • Posted on 27 Feb 2012

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    TMiW 1 - Looking Back, Looking Forward

    This is the premier episode of This Month in Wine, a monthly discussion about what is going on within the wine world from a consumer and insider perspective.

    Hosts: Tim Elliott and Jeff Lefevere

    Topics:
    What’s up with Good Grape?
    Is wine blogging on the decline?
    Wine Trends & Predictions for 2012
    Value Replaces Cheap
    Wine Regulation Reform Continues
    Sweet Wines Continue Growth
    Blends Come Back in Vogue
    Green Packaging Booms
    Chinese Wine Market Continues To Show Influence
    Recovery of Wine Market
    Low Alcohol Wines
    Natural Wines

    Events:
    Wine Blogging Wednesday 74, Feb. 15th, Value Sparkling Wine
    Dark & Delicious, February 17, 2012, Alameda, CA
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, February 18, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
    For wine events near you check out: http://www.localwineevents.com

    This podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download at www.audibletrial.com/winecast
    Feedback: thismonthinwine@gmail.com
    Copyright 2012 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


  • Posted on 30 Jan 2012

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    Winecast 76 – Merlove

    Five years and one day after I started this blog and podcast I get back behind the mic and restart regular podcasting. This episode features an interview with Rudy McClain, the filmmaker of the documentary Merlove. I also pick three Merlot wines from my tasting log for review.

    Show Notes:

    00:30 – Welcome and show theme
    02:22 – Interview with Merlove filmmaker Rudy McClain
    15:25 – My review of the documentary Merlove (Buy DVD at Amazon: http://bit.ly/8BCTau)
    17:35 – Review of Bodegas Osborne, “Solaz”, Merlot-Tempranillo 2006
    18:43 – Review of Blackstone, Merlot, Sonoma Reserve 2007
    19:18 – Review of Raphael, Merlot 2001
    21:37 – Feedback & call for new theme music
    22:13 – Next show theme

    Tasting Notes:

    Bodegas Osborne, “Solaz”, Merlot (65%) Tempranillo (35%), 2006 ($9) – Garnet in color with aromas of black cherry, white pepper, licorice and vanilla. Bold plum and black cherry fruit with black pepper finishing with just a hint of bell pepper and moderate tannins. A very nice table wine for under $10.

    13.5% ABV
    Synthetic cork closure
    Rating: ★★★☆☆

    Buy this wine online: http://bit.ly/57N3Bo

    Blackstone, Merlot, Sonoma Reserve 2007 ($20/sample) – Dark purple with aromas of black cherry, dark current and sage. Rich plum and dark cherry fruit with some mint finishing with supple tannins.

    14.5% ABV
    Natural cork closure
    Rating: ★★★½☆

    Buy this wine online: http://bit.ly/5kjSFZ

    Raphael, Merlot, North Fork of Long Island 2001 ($25/750 ml/won in Menu for Hope raffle; tasted from 3L) – Deep garnet in color with aromas of black cherry, currant and mint. Rich black current and black cherry fruit with white pepper, bell pepper flavors finishing with moderate but well integrated tannins. Has structure for another 10 years in the cellar in this format. Outstanding Long Island Merlot that I would guess was from Bordeaux in a blind tasting.

    12.5% ABV
    Natural cork closure
    Rating: ★★★★☆

    Buy this wine online: http://bit.ly/6EXF5w

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    Copyright 2009 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons.


  • Posted on 20 Dec 2009

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    Unfiltered 9: The Return

    Jeff Lefevere and I are back with another edition of the Unfiltered podcast after nearly a year in hiatus. We are joined by Tina Caputo, the Editor-in-Chief of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, Joel Vincent, Executive Director of the OpenWine Consortium and co-founder of VinTank, and Tom Wark from Wark Communications and FERMENTATION.

    Show Notes:

    00:26 - Welcome & Introductions
    01:18 - Wine Bloggers Conference
    07:31 - American Wine Blog Awards
    15:55 - Social Media & Wine
    23:27 - “Robert Parker’s Bitch” video
    48:58 - Tina’s Blog, The Wine Broad’s Board
    49:35 - Tom’s Blog, FERMENTATION
    49:51 - Jeff’s Blog, Good Grape

    Production note: My recording levels were not set correctly and attempts at adjusting this in post-production introduced a lot of noise. This has been corrected for the next episode. These things happen when you don’t podcast for several months ;-)

    Feedback: winecast@gmail.com
    Voicemail: +1-646-495-9203 ext. 19765
    http://drop.io/winecast
    Copyright 2009 Acan Media, Inc. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


  • Posted on 31 Mar 2009

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    Quick Picks 11 - Chateau Clos Rene 2000

    Another Quick Picks sharing a wine I enjoyed over the Holidays, an aged Bordeaux blend from Pomerol.

    Château Clos René 2000 ($30-60) - Deep crimson-purple in color with aromas of black cherry, dark currant, pencil lead, fennel and mint. Rich black cherry fruit with black pepper and dark chocolate finishing with moderate, but plush, tannins. A delicious Bordeaux blend that has more years ahead of it.

    13% ABV
    Natural cork
    Rating: ★★★★☆

    Buy this wine online

    Feedback: winecast@gmail.com
    Voicemail: +1-646-495-9203 ext. 19765
    http://drop.io/winecast
    Copyright 2008 Acan Media, Inc. Licensed to the public under Creative Commons.


  • Posted on 31 Dec 2008

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