Great Northwest Winecast
By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman
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News, reviews and info about the wines of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho
||CleanKatherine Cole focuses new book on rosé – a Northwest favorite||PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the hottest trends in the world of wine – around the globe and throughout the Pacific Northwest – is rosé. And a new book by one of the West Coast’s most celebrated wine writers explores the world of pink wine.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSheri Morano grows from grape juice into Master of Wine||WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Sheri Morano’s aura of approachability and lack of pretentiousness belie the fact that she carries the most prestigious title in her industry – Master of Wine. “My mother likes to joke that I was weaned on grape juice,||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephen Reustle, king of U.S. Grüner and star Northwest winemaker||ROSEBURG, Ore. – If Stephen Reustle hadn’t gone out for a jog one day, all of us would have been denied the opportunity to taste some of the best wines ever produced in the Pacific Northwest. Reustle, owner and winemaker for Reustle Prayer Rock Vine||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMega Purple – an insidious additive that can ruin a wine||The next time you pick up a glass of inexpensive red wine, you might look at its color. Is it a little too dark? When you swirl it, does some purple legs remain on the glass? It could be the natural color of the wine.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalla Walla’s Doubleback making its own identity||WALLA WALLA, Wash. – For the first eight vintages of Doubleback, Chris Figgins has been the winemaker of record. It’s been a superstar team of the owner of legendary Leonetti Cellar and retired NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe running Doubleback.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoria Vineyards ready to rock Idaho wine industry||CALDWELL, Idaho – It’s all come together in a short period of time, but young Idaho vintner Sydney Nederend will pull off fruit from the 2016 vintage for the first estate wines under her new Scoria Vineyards and Winery project.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanL’Ecole No. 41 tops Six Nations judging with Ferguson||SYDNEY, Australia – For the second time in three years, a Walla Walla Valley wine is on top of the world. On Thursday, it was announced that the L’Ecole No. 41 2013 Ferguson was awarded Best New World Bordeaux Blend at the prestigious Six Nations Wi||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIdaho’s Bitner pays tribute to old vines with new label||CALDWELL, Idaho – Ron Bitner has spent half his life talking to his first block of Chardonnay vines. Today, he’s honoring those first vines – some of the oldest in Idaho’s Snake River Valley – with a new label that features a drawing of one of||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeonetti pays tribute to Italian roots with new wines||MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – Chris Figgins knows he has a good thing going. He wants to put his own mark on his family’s famous winery while also paying tribute to his Italian heritage. Figgins, president and director of winemaking for Figgins Family Es||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Ginet transforms Plaisance Ranch into award-winning Oregon winery||WILLIAMS, Ore. – After milking cows twice a day for 30 years, Southern Oregon dairyman Joe Ginet decided growing grapes and making wine seemed more appealing than ever. Besides, it was in his blood. And his family tree brought him an obscure red grape||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad I found this. Have always enjoyed what you 2 have to say about wines of the NW, look forward to giving this a listen each week!
Essential for NW wine lovers
You must listened to this podcast if you are interested in NW wines. Eric and Andy are professional journalists and they bring their long learned knowledge and expertise to this audio format. The podcast are not too long and they touch on essential points for each guest. So far most of the Podcast have been WA centric and I hope they will explore BC, ID and OR a bit more. They have done a good job bouncing through different styles of wines, winery sizes and production styles and lately have interviewed a retailer (respect to Doug Charles) which is a nice way cover the broaderwine industry. I would hope they can also interview wine lawyers, wholesalers, warehouses, vineyard owners etc... A great start for sure - listen to the show and Andy and Eric, please keep up the good work!
Great find in your interested in WA State Wine!
If your interested in WA State wines and wineries then this is a must download. Especially enjoyed the interview with Rich Funk of Saviah. Would love to hear interviews with the rest of the WA State rock star winemakers like Chris Gorman, Mark McNeilly, Chris Sparkman, Trey Busch, Chris Figgins etc. Great Podcast!