Where the Wine Is with Michelle Leonardson
By Michelle Leonardson: Certified Specialist of Wine, Blogger and Wine Lover
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The Where the Wine Is podcast is dedicated to wine education, training and storytelling. Your host, Michelle Leonardson, believes Idaho wine is the next big thing and she’s here to take you on a journey! Get to know the doers and dreamers working in the Idaho wine industry and witness an emerging region growing from infancy to world player. This podcast is an extension of the Where the Wine Is blog at www.MichelleLeonardson.com – make sure to visit and join the mailing list. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Instagram @MichelleLeonardson; on Pinterest @MichelleLeoCSW, Twitter @mleonardson; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please subscribe and never miss a show!
||Explicit020: Empower Your Passion | the Women and Wines of Sawtooth Winery||In the mid-2000s Sawtooth Winery winemaker Meredith Smith heard the empowering quote “pay attention to what you pay attention to” and thus began her inspiring journey into the Idaho wine industry. *This post contains affiliate links.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019: Plan Your Visit to Idaho Wine Country | Southwestern Snake River Valley||Are you ready to visit Idaho’s wine country in the beautiful Snake River Valley AVA? In this episode of Where the Wine Is, let yourself be whisked away to the wineries of Idaho’s southwestern wine region. As a nearly lifelong Idahoan,||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018: An Insider’s Perspective | Industry Buzz with Karen McMillin||Is Idaho wine really on the rise? In this episode Michelle embarks on a fascinating discussion with Karen McMillin, Certified Specialist of Wine and Estate Brand Manager for Hayden Beverage Co. Hear the distributor’s perspective on what’s curre||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017: Comparison, Competition & Collaboration | The Importance of Working Together||This is an episode like no other. In early October 2017, we watched in horror as wildfires have ripped through beloved areas of Northern California. Lives have been lost. Entire neighborhoods and businesses,||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016: Idaho Wine by the Glass | Restaurant Talk with Katie Hestead||Katie Hestead is the Bar Manager and Wine Director of Richard’s, a stunning downtown Boise restaurant located at the Inn at 500 Capitol. In this episode she talks about the significant role food has played in her life and the impact wine has made i||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015: Behind the Scenes | The 8th Annual Idaho Wine Competition||Your host Michelle Leonardson worked the room at the eighth annual Idaho Wine Competition, from the hustle and bustle of the staging area to the quiet judges’ panels in the main arena. Go behind the scenes and learn what it is like to observe 152 wi||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014: Idaho Wine Advocacy | A Conversation with Kathryn House||Kathryn House has worn many hats in her tenure in the wine industry. She started her journey with Washington wine and notably made her mark at Betz Family Winery. As life’s circumstances brought her to Idaho she has indelibly created her career pa||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013: Cinder Wines | An Interview with Winemaker Melanie Krause||Melanie Krause is the owner and head winemaker at Cinder Winery in Garden City, Idaho. Her decision to take up residence in the small suburb of Boise began a movement of boutique wineries, craft breweries and cideries,||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012: 3100 Cellars | Idaho’s First & Only Sparkling Winery||If you like sparkling wine this is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Hailey Minder returns to the podcast to talk sparkling! As owner and head winemaker at 3100 Cellars, Hailey excels at showcasing Idaho’s unique terroir while remaining dedic||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011: Telaya Wine Co. | An Interview with Carrie & Earl Sullivan||The inspirational tale of Telaya Wine Co. begins when Earl and Carrie Sullivan were each at a crossroads in life. They were giving their professional jobs so much of themselves that at the end of the day they had little time for each other or their tw||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010: Idaho Food & Red Wine Pairings | Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah||In this episode we continue our exploration of Idaho food and wine pairings. Learn about Idaho’s most widely grown red wine varietals and the key factors that go into pairing them with food. These helpful tips and recommendations will inspire you||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009: Idaho Food & Wine Pairings | Chardonnay, Riesling & Gewürztraminer||In this episode we explore the magic that happens when you pair food with wine. Learn about Idaho’s most widely grown white wine varietals and the key factors that go into pairing them with food. These helpful tips and recommendations will inspire||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008: What Idaho Must Overcome | The Challenges Facing the State’s Wine Industry||Idaho is an emerging wine region that has some tough obstacles to face. In this episode Michelle discusses four challenges that Idaho must respond to in order to compete in the global wine industry. Related Links 005: The Summer of Rosé with Will Wetmo||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007: Pursuing a Career in the Idaho Wine Industry with Hailey Minder||Hailey Minder is the assistant winemaker at Telaya Wine Co. and she is the owner and winemaker at 3100 Cellars, which is Idaho’s first sparkling only winery. In this episode Hailey shares her journey into the world of wine while giving valuable tips||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006: Sipping at Savor Idaho 2017 | An Event Recap with Brittany Rosenthal||For the past three years your host Michelle Leonardson has attended Savor Idaho, the largest wine event in Idaho by invitation of the Idaho Wine Commission. In turn, she has invited Boise-area photographer, Brittany Rosenthal,||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: The Summer of Rosé with Will Wetmore of Hat Ranch Winery||Will Wetmore is the assistant winemaker for Hat Ranch Winery and Vale Wine Co. He is also pioneering a new label under the Veer Wine Project, his solo enterprise. In this episode Will and host Michelle discuss the deliciousness of rosé and the 2016||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004: Why Should Anyone Care About Idaho Wine?||Having been repeatedly asked, “Why should I care about Idaho wine?” Michelle tackles the question with a discussion about the history of the United States wine industry and Idaho’s surprising role. By the end of this episode you will know wher||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003: Talking Idaho Wine with Moya Shatz Dolsby of the Idaho Wine Commission||Moya Shatz Dolsby is the Executive Director of the Idaho Wine Commission and in this episode, she talks with host Michelle Leonardson about the growing Idaho wine industry. *This post contains affiliate links.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002: The Relationship Between Wine & Art with Ken Rufe of Cellar 616||Ken Rufe is the winemaker and owner of winery Cellar 616. In this episode, he describes the relationship between wine and art and the influence it has on his winemaking style and where he showcases his wines. *This post contains affiliate links.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001: Potter Wines Interview with Von and Crystal Potter||Von Potter is the winemaker and visionary of Potter Wines. He has turned his hobby into his profession alongside Crystal, his partner in the wine biz (and in life). Von has crafted traditional award-winning wines,||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit000: Introduction to the Where the Wine Is Podcast||Welcome to the Where the Wine Is podcast! This episode will introduce your host, Michelle Leonardson, and tell you what to expect from the podcast. *This post contains affiliate links. Michelle changed her life in 2016 when she turned her love of wine .||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A fabulous podcast for anyone who loves wine!
I've been waiting my whole adult life for someone to make this podcast about the Idaho wine industry! Michelle is a true champion of Idaho wines and this podcast is informative, personable and very enlightening for those who already love Idaho wine as well as those who are curious about the direction our industry is going. This podcast gives perspectives from a variety of players in the industry, all who have one common belief: Idaho wines are going places!
Michelle's podcast is an in depth look into the exciting and young world of Idaho's wine industry. It is exactly what I was looking for as a newer grape grower. Very excited for each episode.
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