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Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast
Episode 71: Fabien Teitgen, Chateau Smith Haut Lafite - Bordeaux

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 28:11


We head to the Big Apple to sit down and talk wine with Chateau Smith Haut Lafite Winemaker, Fabien Teitgen, from this famed and renowned Bordeaux winery. Fabien is our first French winery professional on the Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast and he represented well! We talk obviously about Bordeaux and what makes it such a unique wine growing region along with Chateau Smith Haut Lafite purchasing Napa's Flora Springs in 2020. Teitgen also talks about the 2020 vintage which was delightful to say the least. Don't forget to Subscribe, Rate and Review! Please please It only takes a few minutes and helps me/the show grow. The more subscribers, reviews and rates helps us to get discovered! Also, follow us on our Facebook @corkandtaylor and Instagram accounts @corkandtaylorpodcast.Also, Please consider supporting the show as it would be appreciated. This helps me offset  expenses to continue to run and grow the Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast. Thanks! Lukewww.patreon.com/corkandtaylor

Nothing But A Bob Thang: A Podcast About Bob Ross

Join us at our classy, but rustic soiree in Bob's High Chateau-Chalet on this surprisingly French episode of Nothing But A Bob Thang! Episode Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dafH8ks9Zww --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nothing-but-a-bob-thang/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nothing-but-a-bob-thang/support

Live from the Cellar
Chateau Suau

Live from the Cellar

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 41:39


On this episode we sat down with the owners of Chateau Suau to discuss their cutting edge approach to Bordeaux winemaking

Done & Dunne
84: C'est Si Bon | Maxine Elliott and Her Château de l'Horizon

Done & Dunne

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 50:28


In this episode, we explore the life and legend of Maxine Elliott, builder and operator of the most hopping spot on the French Riviera for decades, the Chateau de l 'Horizon. A gathering spot for the famous and infamous, this home played host to many in its time – from political leaders to Hollywood stars to royalty. A few folks included in our cast this week: Lady Doris Castlerosse, Winston Churchill, Lady Diana Cooper, Daisy Fellowes, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Prince Aly Khan, the Kennedy family, and Elizabeth Taylor too! All sources can be found at doneanddone.com. Continue your investigation ad-free and bonus episodes on Patreon! Listen to Eartha Kitt perform C'est Si Bon on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On cuisine ensemble France Bleu Cotentin
Philippe Batard le chef du restaurant le vieux chateau à st sauveur le vicomte

On cuisine ensemble France Bleu Cotentin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 20:59


durée : 00:20:59 - Côté Saveurs - France Bleu Cotentin

Cruising the Waves Podcast
Episode #103 With Chairmane from Tauck Come and See the Itineraries you can't find anywhere else.

Cruising the Waves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 37:20


Kathleen from Plenty of Sunshine Travel met with Charmaine from Tauck for this week's cruise chat. . We discussed some brand-new itineraries for 2023. I like how Tauck adds that extra special exclusive excursion you won't find with anyone else. . I have listed a few here, but reach out for more information. . Shores of Eastern Canada and New England 13-night itinerary 10-Night Cruise aboard Silversea Silver Shadow 1 Night NYC, 1 Night Quebec City 6 Sailings - Sept & Oct. 2023. New York City, Newport, RI, Boston MA, Bar Habor, ME, Halifax NS, Charlottetown PEI, Saquernay Quebec, Quebec City. Portrait of Arabia: The Amirates, Qatar and Oman Cultural exploration of the Arabian Peninsula. 12 Days, 11 Nights 8-Night Cruise aboard Le Bougainville With 1 Night in Muscat, Oman & 2 Nights in Dubai UAE . Cruising the Great Lakes, Chicago to Toronto 12 Days, 11 Nights - 7 Night Cruise aboard Le Dumont d'Unille Tauck Exclusive private reception with dinner at Casa Loma. Alaska Inside Passage 10 days 9 nights. 7-night Cruise aboard Silver Muse Tauck Exclusive "Dungeness Crab* excursion. Experience wildlife: sea otters, sea lions, and porpoises. brown bears, bald eagles and many more! . Antarctica. 13 Days, 12 Nights 10-Night Cruise aboard Le Boreal Tauck Exclusive polar village shore excursion. With a Tauck-exclusive glacier show. Cruising The Galapagos Islands 9 Days, 8 Nights July 1 and July 15 Begins/Ends Guayaquil . Tauck Bridges Program is PERFECT for families! Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland 8 Days, 7 Nights July 3, 13, 27, 31 2023 Begins Quito/Ends Guayaquil. Egypt - Jewels of the Nile Classic land journey - 10 days roundtrip Cairo. With four nights luxury cruise on the Nile River. . Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam 8 Days. 7 Nights with 7-Night Cruise aboard ms Grace 4 Dec. Sailings in 2023. Begins in in Brussels, Ends in Amsterdam . 12 Days, 8-night Cruise Aboard the ms Savor or Joy Tauck Exclusive - Private tour of Prague's Baroque libraries. Strahov Monastery Tack exclusive - Private gala dinner at Palais Pallavicini in Vienna . French Escapade: Paris to Riviera 14 Days, 9-Night Cruise Aboard the ms Emerald Tauck Exclusive Private Gala Evening at the Chateau of Medieval Duchy D'Uzes. Tauck Exclusive La Camargue Excursion. . A Week in Scotland 8 Days, 7 Nights Classic and Small Group Tauck Exclusive - a private tour of Glenturret Distillery, the Highland's oldest single malt distillery. Tauck Exclusive - Yellow roads Scottish Highlands drive. . These are itineraries you are not going to find with any other supplier. These are exclusive to Tauck! . . If you are interested in learning more about Tauck or any other cruise lines I have met with, please contact me at info@PlentyofSunshineTravel.com. . You can also fill out this simple form https://bit.ly/3mxFUNd, and I will get back to you. . . If you want to see the images on this week's cruise chat, visit our YouTube channel HERE . . . . Search #PlentyofSunshineTravel on Facebook or Instagram to see our posts. . . . #Tauck #Tauckcruises #TauckDifference #TauckTravelAgent #travelagent #TauckSpecialist #Cruise #Landtour #cruisespecialist #CruiseGuru #TravelAgent #CanadianTravelAgent

Sinfully Mixed Nights Podcast
Sinfully Mixed Nights December 2022 Podcast

Sinfully Mixed Nights Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 103:51


Hello and welcome to the December edition of #SinfullyMixed Nights. After a short break, I decided to close out 2022 by digging back into my music history, to a time when the songs guided me to becoming a DJ. Putting aside the whole ‘naming conventions' of genres, these next 18 tracks are some of the OG's that make the foundation of my House Music, erm…house. If you listen to Dance Music, or House or if you're from the generation that saw the likes of David Guetta, Armand Van Helden or David Morales explode into the clubbing mainstream, this mix will feel you all the feels. I know I got goosebumps pulling this all together and, honestly it brought back memories from 20+ years ago. So unpack those glow sticks, dust off the Dippity Doo hair gel, make one last stop at le Chateau for that clubbing gear and wave at Electric Circus as we roll by on Queen Street. The mystery school bus is taking your on a trip; your Sinfully Mixed Nights, starts now. Track List: Happy Days (Beat Street Mix) - PJ The Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust September 99 (Mutant Disco Mix) - EWF I Feel Good Things For You - Daddy's Favorite Feel Alright - Troy Brown Pjanoo - Eric Prydz 99 (Tim Green Remix) - Cassius The Weekend - Michael Gray I Want Your Soul (Tommie Sunshine Mix) - Armand Van Helden Needin' U - David Morales Destination Calabria (Club Mix) - Alex Gaudino, Crystal Waters Turn Around (Chris & James Remix) - Phats & Small California Dreaming (2004 Re-Edit) - Benny Benassi Summer Moon (Fuck Me, I'm Famous Remix) - Africanism All Stars You Don't Know Me - Armand Van Helden The World Is Mine - David Guetta Call On Me (Retarded Funk Mix) - Eric Prydz The Bomb (John Mazella Bistro Mix) - The Bucketheads, Kenny Dope

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie
Bloc d'actualités. (27.12.2022 19:00)

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 3:31


Bloc d'actualités. Katarina Selmaoui.Légende liée au Chateau de Spiš.

Ghost Tea
31. Paranormal Investigation of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ghost Tea

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 104:47


In this episode we Share our insights and stories from our paranormal investigation at the Historic Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Trigger Warnings: mention of suicide at 12:39 - 12:42 (chronologically listed) We talk about the following: The History of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier: 5:57 Getting to the Chateau and initial impressions and walk-through: 14:26 Starting the investigation: 43:50 Conclusion and final thoughts and theories: 1:09:04 Bloopers: 1:41:17 Do you have any questions for us? Submit it via the “Ghost Tea Podcast Questions” thread in the Discord server or contact us through www.GhostTeaPodcast.com Find Alyssa at www.LaurusaMystic.com Find Ariel at www.ArielWillow.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ghostteapodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ghostteapodcast/support

Wine Face
Wine + Christmas

Wine Face

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 25:17


Every December my wine shop is poppin! And for good reason-- Holiday times are flush with gift giving, champagne celebrations and cozy moments drinking fabulous wine with people you love. I celebrate Christmas, so I wanted to talk about the history of wine during holiday times, the best varietals to please your in-laws, bottles to pair with tamales, and an updated take on an old Christmas-time classic: mulled wine. Head to the blog at Helen's Wines for this week's Cocktail Corner recipe: The Lighter Side of Mulled Wine. Wines that I am loving that I mentioned: Châteauneuf-du-Pape – My absolute favorite producer is Raya, but it's sold out. I love Chateau du Boursan as well, the balance of the fruit is magical. This Papi is so good and we have it at the shop right now! Chateau de la Font du Loup, Le Puy Rolland, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache, 2019 White Burgundy – There are literally way too many white burgundies that are my faves, but here are my top producers at the moment:  Benjamin Leroux Domaine Roulot Athenais de Beru Alice & Olivier DeMoor Hubert Lamy Château La Fleur Garderose – Obsessed with these wines from Bordeaux, they are using minimal intervention and the wines are unfiltered magic. Also, they will definitely entice a classic Bordeaux drinker as well! Sadly, we are sold out of this wine at the shop, but you might be able to find some bottles online!  Visit Helen's Wines for more information.   Hosted and Executive Produced by Helen Johannesen. Produced by Dear Media.

That Love Podcast
The Chateau - Episode Four

That Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 23:09


That Love Podcast presents The Chateau, Episode Four, An audio drama rom-com where: After being tricked to spend Christmas with his ex by his parent, a man has to deal with spending Christmas trapped with her in a chateau.This Series stars the awesome twosome of Alex Bui and Justine Leah Hince.Written, produced and directed by Joao NsitaSupport That Love Podcast Here: https://www.patreon.com/ThatLovePodcastFollow @thatlovepodcast on Instagram and Facebook and @thatlovepod on Twitter and Tik-tok.Our Website: https://www.thatlovepodcast.com/Please, subscribe and rate us five stars. Thank you. Become a member and hear the next episode days before anyone else. https://plus.acast.com/s/that-love-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Radio Times Podcast
View From My Sofa at Christmas with Dick and Angel Strawbridge

The Radio Times Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 46:19


This week's guests, Dick and Angel Strawbridge, join Kelly-Anne Taylor from their French Chateau to talk all things Christmas. The couple have achieved cult status with their C4 series, which followed their renovation of a derelict 19th century chateau. Dick and Angel talk to Kelly-Anne Taylor about the importance of tradition, how a rom-com kickstarted their dream to uproot their lives and relocate to France and why this is the last series of their Chateau adventure… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Bourbon Barrel Talk
BBT - BBC Chateau de Laubade, Starlight Amburana Vaughan Scott

Bourbon Barrel Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 31:40


Scott and the team sits down with this months sponsor Axiom Financial Strategies Group and reviews this years Chateau and a Cigar batch. Vaughan tells us about him and what they do. 

Jerk Practice
BONUS - Welcome to the Spooky Chateau!

Jerk Practice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 9:25


Our beloved JERK E. Weaves is turning 40! So we're taking for a ride - Join in… IF YOU DARE… “Edit out the pauses.”“Not a chance.” We love you E.W. and there's nothing you can do about it! #Karene #HBOMMM #ThankYouForBeingAJerk

That Love Podcast
The Chateau - Episode Three

That Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 21:47


That Love Podcast presents The Chateau, Episode Three, An audio drama rom-com where: After being tricked to spend Christmas with his ex by his parent, a man has to deal with spending Christmas trapped with her in a chateau.This Series stars the awesome twosome of Alex Bui and Justine Leah Hince.Written, produced and directed by Joao NsitaSupport That Love Podcast Here: https://www.patreon.com/ThatLovePodcastFollow @thatlovepodcast on Instagram and Facebook and @thatlovepod on Twitter and Tik-tok.Our Website: https://www.thatlovepodcast.com/Please, subscribe and rate us five stars. Thank you. Become a member and hear the next episode days before anyone else. https://plus.acast.com/s/that-love-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

That Love Podcast
The Chateau - Episode Two

That Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 22:40


That Love Podcast presents The Chateau, Episode Two, An audio drama rom-com where: After being tricked to spend Christmas with his ex by his parent, a man has to deal with spending Christmas trapped with her in a chateau.This Series stars the awesome twosome of Alex Bui and Justine Leah Hince.Written, produced and directed by Joao NsitaSupport That Love Podcast Here: https://www.patreon.com/ThatLovePodcastFollow @thatlovepodcast on Instagram and Facebook and @thatlovepod on Twitter and Tik-tok.Our Website: https://www.thatlovepodcast.com/Please, subscribe and rate us five stars. Thank you. Become a member and hear the next episode days before anyone else. https://plus.acast.com/s/that-love-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Mon Podcast Immo
Zoom sur le marché du luxe avec Olivier de Chabot (Groupe Mercure)

Mon Podcast Immo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 9:05


Olivier Chabot, directeur général du Groupe Mercure, leader dans l'immobilier de prestige et les châteaux, est l'invité de Mon Podcast Immo. 

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Girona Gravel with Trek Travel

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 47:07


This week I recount my recent trip to Girona, Spain with Trek Travel. Our knowledgeable guides took us on a 5 day adventure throughout the region exposing us to Girona's plentiful and diverse gravel. As a bonus, we were able to connect with a number of local cycling brands contributing to Girona's reputation as the hub of European cycling. Trek Travel  Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Girona Gravel Live [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the show, I'm releasing some recordings I did during the tractor on a gravel tour. I participated in, in November. It was a great trip. I encourage you to check it out on Trek's website and I appreciate Trek's support in getting the over there to have this wonderful experience. With my friend. Was able to sit down with our guides as well as some other members of the Jarana cycling community. To give you a flavor for this wonderful cycling city. I hope you enjoy and let's dive right in Day 1 [00:00:56] Craig Dalton: Right here we are, day one, Trek Gerona Gravel tour here in Gerona, Spain here in the hotel. Nord got set up on my Trek demo bike. Not the one you'd expect for these gravel trips, but it turns out the gravel roads here in Gerona are pretty smooth and you don't need the big wide tires that I typically ride at home. So we're riding a 35 C Pirelli tire on these Damani bikes. The great thing was, Sent them over. My fit measurements had everything dialed, so it was just some quick adjustments Right before the ride. Today we did about 25 miles today as a shakeout ride. Riding along, essentially along the river, out and back on either side of the river, which a lot of fun. We got into some single track. Super smooth. Not a lot of elevation today. That's gonna come tomorrow where I'm excited that we're riding off to the Mediterranean. So great first day. Great intro. The guides. Rafa and Mickey are awesome. Mickey's a local here in Jerron and Rafa's from London. Bringing a little bit of international flavor to the trip. We've got a group of about six of us, so it's pretty easy to keep people together. I've got two friends from San Francisco along for the ride, so that is a joy and a pleasure. More later in the week, and I'll get some commentary, a little bit more specifics about the writing from Mickey Rafa along the way to to give you an idea about what to expect. It's a five day experience here in the Jonah Gravel tour. They've got some other options I think, coming online next year, but super excited for the days to come as the mileage is gonna creep up, and I'm told the technicality is gonna creep up as well. So super excited for that. We'll see how these 35 C tires on the demos go, but I'm confident we've got the right equipment for the job. Day 2 [00:02:50] Craig Dalton: Okay, so on day two of the Trek Gerona gravel tour today, we did about 60 miles of gravel, about 1800 feet of climbing on our way to the Mediterranean beach, the Mediterranean Ocean. We started in Gerona and followed the prominent river all the way to the east. Surprisingly, the whole ride, we were on gravel roads, beautiful gravel. Started out getting outta town on some small paths right next to the river. Some real fun single track to wake you up and then onto some amazing roads through forests. There's a lot of forests here. We were told that the trees that were being planted there were for the paper industry. They were super beautiful tall trees and lined in rows, and we just weaved throughout them until 29 kilometers later. We met the van, the Trek travel van, and our second guide Mickey, who had water refills and food and everything we needed for the second half of our ride out there to the coast where we went through orchards, basically this incredibly smooth gravel road. Very, very little car traffic. I think maybe we saw a few, maybe three vehicles out there the whole day, but super pleasant ride. Relatively flat for 60 miles, only 1800 feet of climbing. We got to the ocean to meet Mickey in the van again. Had an amazing lunch and a few of us decided we were gonna jump into the. It wasn't exactly warm, but it wasn't unpleasant. It was so fun to kind of get off the gravel bike in the middle of your ride and go for a swim and play around. And one of the riders, James, my friend from San Francisco, took a nap on the beach while we were in the water and we had to rouse him to get him back on the bike for our 45 kilometer return home. Adding up to, as I said, 60 miles and no idea why I'm converting miles to kilometers and vice versa. Including them in the same sentences. But anyway, I'm a bit groggy from the ride. The legs are taken a little bit to get used to it, but it's been amazing. The town's been amazing. We, we spent sunset at, on the wall here in Jerome, next to the big church, and you can see the purities and the sun was setting right over the pys. Pretty incredible Second day. Getting ready for the third day, which I guess is a little bit more technical. I'll get some of the guides on to describe some of the terrain, excuse me, that we're going through and we'll see how the legs hold up. Day 3 [00:05:29] Craig Dalton: Day three of our Jer gravel cycling tour with track travel. Today was a little bit more technical, especially with the 35 Sea Tires. We got out into some rolling farm roads and definitely off into some single track and double track. That was pretty amazing, the first 30 K or so, rolling farm roads. Just a little bit punchier than we've been experiencing. A little bit looser gravel in most cases. But nothing too technical on the. 30 K of the ride. We had this amazing stop at Ro Roca corba cycling, a new 17th century Chateau kind of building that's being converted into a cycling. Kind of lodge and Airbnb pretty amazing. They took the kind of areas that used to house the cattle underneath the building and made them into kind of the bike room and a little cafe. It's a super like rustic arc, arc ceilings beautiful stonework on the grounds. This beautiful old building, it's being renovated by a couple professional cyclists, ones who's already retired, and one who's in the Women's Pro tour today. So that was really special. Kind of get to tour that facility and definitely something. It's about 30 kilometers outside of. Jer. So kind of an interesting place to stay. You know, the ideal might be stay in Gerona for, you know, four or five days and then go out there for three or four days, or two or three days to just get a little bit of different starting point. It's a little closer to closer to some of the climbs particularly for the roadies. So, you know, if you're interested in getting out and hitting some of those climbs and having a little less distance in your legs from Gerona, that's a good option. Once we left there, the riding got a little bit more technical through some farms. Took a lot of single track. Some punchier climbs actually reminds me of what I recently experienced at, at big sugar in Arkansas. Kind of loose gravel, the sense definitely some loose gravel pushed the technical capabilities. Clearly. Track is the, has done a really good job of making roots that are gonna explore different areas of your gravel cycling ability again today. Was definitely on the more technical side, particularly if you were a newer rider of which we had at least one in today's ride. And you know, you could. Some of them were, some of the dissents were definitely making them think, but everybody went through fabulously. We even got to stop at the property, which my one of the guides fathers owned, and I'll get him on to talk about that a little bit. But it was great being able to reminisce with him and he learned to swim up there. His father owned a restaurants, a typical Catalan food restaurant in this really beautiful building, which was kind of cool to see. Then we rolled back into, I'm always looking at the GPS and amazed that, you know, we could be within seven kilometers of Jerome and still in these amazing forests and woods, riding gravel, basically all the way back into town. So another great day out there. It's interesting how they've explored. The first day was kind of getting to know your bike a little bit. Second day was that long. Ride out to the beach. Not very technical. Beautiful, beautiful gravel roads today being more technical, and we'll see what the next two days have to bring us. Day 4 [00:08:46] Craig Dalton: All right. Day four, Gerona gravel. Definitely woke up feeling a little tired, not gonna lie. Fourth day riding in a row with some big climbs. Yesterday. Got a massage yesterday afternoon, which was awesome and quite affordable here in Gerona, which was a bonus. Got up this morning, got the bikes ready. We got the route loaded up. We were riding through the fields. Kesier de Las Selva known for the cork. It's cork production. So they actually, it was kind of interesting. They, the trees kind of about five feet kind of from the ground up. Five feet they chop and that's the cork that they used to make cork bottles, flooring, everything. So that was super cool to see. We continued rolling through some dirt roads through there, through the mountain range of Lis gravis. Then we tackled a famous road climb called Santa Aea, known as the George hie Climb for Local. This was awesome. I mean, I know we're here to talk about gravel and the gravel was great that first half of the morning, but that road climb was spectacular as well. I kind of felt like it was a bonus, obviously, like we signed up for a gravel trip, but to be able to do kind of a famous climb, road climb was amazing. It was great gradient, fantastic descent. Right at the bottom of it, we turned up another dirt road and had a a 12 K climb to lunch. Great climb kind of loose. Actually more similar to riding I do at home than the first couple of days. So that was interesting. Got up to a church where Salvador Dolly was married, had some lunch, then we dropped down the kind of backside of that climb. But before we got to the bottom in Jer, we took another hard right and got into a trail system right above. Rode some steep descents through and down back into town. Those steep descents were very much like mount ta. You know, maybe 12, 15% grade going down and loose. A lot of fun. I discovered by the time I got back to town that I managed to cut the sidewall of my. But fortunately the sealant held and it was all good for me to roll back into town. We dropped a few people off and ended up going on an extended loop, a pretty vicious climb on the extended loop they call extended loops for the avid riders. My legs were screaming at me, but it was a, it was a lot of fun. We were kind of just, again, in that same area going up into the ELs Angels climb area. Steep dirt climbs pretty loose. We grinded that climb for a while, but the descent was a hell of a lot of fun. Pretty gentle loose rock, but pretty easy to handle at speed. Fun. Coming back into the town the way that route did was a lot of fun. It really felt like you were kind of entering a village, not downtown gerona like we've done in some other, the the entrances back into town. Anyway, another great day out there for day four. Super fun, super varied. The team has done a really good job of kind of making each day feel different and like many areas around the world, kind of directionally where you head outta town, the, the dirt and the gravel. Has just a different feel to it. So it's been fun to explore. We've got one more day on the official tour, and then I've got an extra day here. So we're gonna do a sixth day of riding where I think we'll head back out to the Mediterranean Ocean. Cuz how, how cool is that? Day 5 [00:12:17] Craig Dalton: All right. Day five of the Jarana. The gravel tour with truck travel, bit of a shorter day, as most of the clients were leaving today, it's the end of the official tour. So our guides took us on a really fun kind of single tracky tour through a different part of the surrounding area that we hadn't visited before. Lots of fun. Just kind of a great community day where we got to interact with the other riders a bit, and the writing wasn't too challenging nor too long as the ideal schedule had you back by noon and getting checked out of the hotel. Fortunately, we don't have to leave today. So we decided at least a few of us who were staying on a couple extra days to go out and climb the LA angels. Road climb again. We had such a good time. The day before on that climb, we thought it'd be fun to go back up. And we had some energy in our legs and a little bit of time in the afternoon to go tackle that. So we said goodbye to the other members of our tour group and our guides and headed off on a road loop. It was great. We talked about the climb a bit the other day. Just a fun group. Growed climb we saw a bunch of pros climbing up at which was always fun got to the top crews back down and put another day behind us in the books Day 6 and 7 [00:13:31] Craig Dalton: All right. Well, the official tour from track is over at day five. We had a couple extra days on our hands over in Gerona and you better believe we wanted to go out there and ride Mickey. One of our guides that you'll hear from later in this broadcast was nice enough to share. Another route. Out to the coast for us. So we really enjoyed that ride out to the coast, just super satisfying to kind of hit the Mediterranean. I shouldn't come back. Over to Gerona, but he had us go over some great trails on the way out and then a really, really fun road climb. Just gradual great fun descent down into the Mediterranean. You got to the top and you could see the ocean just super satisfying. We sat around in a cafe for gosh. Probably an hour and a half, just drinking some teas and coffees and having some snacks. We were having a great time, but we realized we needed to head back to Gerona. And Mickey's rude had us go through some similar type of terrain that we were on in our coastal roots, a few days back, those nice long flat undulating gravel trails that seemed to be pervasive in this area. So we're super appreciative of Mickey. Sharing one of his favorite routes that he loves to do with his friends, with us. So we could get another big day. You know, on the bike. I'll move on to day seven. As I'm recording this after the fact day seven, we didn't have a bunch of time left. So we decided we were going to basically revisit the route from day one, some of that nice single track and double track along by the river, it was actually fun without the group with just two of us remaining on the bikes, the kind of rip the single track a little bit harder. We were comfortable with the bikes. We'd been on them for seven days at that point. So really fun to just kind of rip the single track and nail it a little bit harder. Knowing that we could go as hard as we wanted because we had an overnight in Barcelona and then we were going to be on a plane saying a sad goodbye to Gerona. Overall. It was a fantastic trip. Jarana is a very special community. There's a reason why so many cyclists flock there it's clear whether you're a gravel cyclist road cyclist, or even mountain biker that there's ample terrain every direction outside of Jarana. And then the town itself is just really special, special. Between the old world, the old town roads and the city. City walls, the church walls. It was just a really great experience. Our guides from track were phenomenal and I wanted to introduce you to them. So I've recorded some tracks. That'll play immediately after this commentary. So you can get to know Mickey and Rafa, who were our guides throughout the week for track travel. I also was able to capture a little bit of audio from a few different sources. We talked a little bit about Roca Corp, but cycling. Both the 17th century Villa that's being converted into a cycling Airbnb, as well as there's Roca, Corbus cycling clothing, which was founded by a gentleman by the name of a test who's happening to be opening his store this month in Jarana. So it was able to get him on the mic. I had Andrew from the Airbnb. Cycling house. And then also Oscar from Castelli Castelli just opened up a flagship community store in Gerona that week we were there as well. We witnessed a number of group rides going out from the facility. So it was great to hear what Castelli's perspective was for opening that facility. And I was surprised to learn it had. Had little to do with selling. Jerseys and clothing and bib shorts, as you would imagine, and everything to do with promoting the cycling community and creating yet another hub. In Jarana for cyclists. Which brings us back to why you should all go to Jarana. As i just mentioned it's a great place to go and i highly recommend it and i hope you enjoyed this overview of my experience there. With that said let's jump right into those conversations Rapha - Trek Travel Guide [00:17:33] Craig Dalton: Okay, can I get your name and what you do with Trek? [00:17:36] Rapha: My name is Rafael and I'm a second [00:17:38] Craig Dalton: guide for Trek Travel. And [00:17:40] Rapha: where are you from? Well that's a good question cuz originally from the Philippines grew up for most of my life, 20 years in London and now anywhere in Europe. So I'm a resident of France, but I gotta find a place to live , so. [00:17:54] Craig Dalton: And how long have you been guiding for truck [00:17:56] Rapha: travel? This will be my fifth year now, guiding for truck. [00:17:59] Craig Dalton: And what does that look like? Are you always based here in Jer or are you all over the place? We, we [00:18:03] Rapha: sort of congregate here in the beginning of the year and then come back at the end of the year, but in between, we're all over [00:18:09] Craig Dalton: Europe. And are you leading, I know Trek Travel has got many, many road tours. Probably a lesser degree of gravel tours. Are you leading trips on the road and gravel [00:18:21] Rapha: for now? Yeah, and we're, we're starting off gravel next year and so it's a mainly road for the beginning. Next year we're gonna bring in unpaved which is gonna be a whole gravel series. So we have a whole unit of bikes just traveling throughout Europe, and it's gonna be exciting for next year. Yeah, [00:18:37] Craig Dalton: it's exciting. I heard, I heard from the, the extended team that you're gonna really build out the gravel experiences for next year, which is great. I think if my experience in Jerome with the gravel tour is any indication there's gonna be a lot of magical trips across Europe, helping riders discover gravel all over the. [00:18:56] Rapha: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I do a lot of the road tours and I'll see just a patch of undiscovered area and I'm thinking, Hey, where does that go? Or I'll be traveling along the hills and in between you're gonna see these gravel patches of fires and you just want to go and explore. And essentially that's what the guides that went into design these trips or, or want to do, they want to do that. They want to find out those roads. Where does it lead to? Can I connect these dots and see the town and where am I gonna. [00:19:25] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think it's one of the things I've talked about on the podcast a lot, just the power of local knowledge as we're following the GPX files or following you guys' guides through Jer here. You know, there's a lot of nuance, a lot of little trails that you can pop onto that would be easy to miss if you just sort of saw a heat map of the area. You might just choose the carriage way instead of the the nice trails. So it's really cool and important. I. To have guides that are local to kind of pick apart the best of the best for us to ride on. [00:19:57] Rapha: Yeah, I mean this is what we do. We, this is what we do for fun. So on our time off whilst we do a lot of road riding for work on our time off, we want to go out there and ride gravel. And so this is why we get to know the places. We live around here and in the places that we research gravel all we're doing is just riding and riding and riding and then through. Time, just knowledge. You build up tracks in your head and you wanna put that onto design and then maybe create a trip around it. Find a hotel, find a restaurant, the best restaurants, best hotels to stay and yeah, it's awesome. [00:20:30] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I feel that way. Whenever anybody comes to Marin County, I just wanna show them the best of the best and not the most obvious trails, but the, the ones only the locals know. Yeah. [00:20:41] Rapha: You, you wanna share it? I mean, it's, its more fun riding a gravel. It's more fun with people, friends and random people that you meet up on [00:20:48] Craig Dalton: trails as well. Yeah. When we were, when we first arrived during the week and you were giving an overview, you were talking about kind of the progression of roots that we'd be doing during the week. I thought it was very interesting, like the thoughtfulness in, in how you guys conceived of the roots and the, the relative challenges, whether they be distance or technic. Can you talk about, you know, if someone's come coming into one of the spring trips for the Trek Travel Corona gravel tour, what would how would you describe it? [00:21:16] Rapha: Well, so, well, there was no brief in the beginning, so actually when we rode this, For the research we rode 500 kilometers in five days and it looked like a picture of a lung with all the trees of just dead ends. But once we put it all together, we decided to, okay. Day one is a bit of an introduction. Let's get you used to the surfaces, the mixed surfaces, but we're gonna keep it flat. And on the second day we're gonna add on a little bit of distance just to make sure you have endurance for grab, because it's a lot of work. You know, you're doing a lot of cadence. Mind work as well, trying to figure out what's coming up. And then day three we add technicality. Now we're having multi services, soft sand, big rocks, technical climbs, and technical descents, which, you know, your wheels dig in, you gotta react to it. And then we put all of that together for the fourth day where you. Pick up all the skills you've had and we put it all in a fourth day for you to enjoy. Yeah. Right [00:22:11] Craig Dalton: on. And can you talk about the bikes that people are offered for this [00:22:15] Rapha: trip? Okay. For this trip, we are currently running Damani 2019 s SL seven. So it has gravel wheels on it for 35 millimeter. And it's just fun. That's what it is. So it's, it's not an all out gravel. It tests your limits on this ride and you get electronic shifting. So when you really need that gear on those technical climbs, you're gonna get it. Of course you're gonna prepare for it, but you're gonna get, get the gears. Yeah. When [00:22:39] Craig Dalton: I first saw that, that was the bike spec, I mean, it almost immediately had me thinking of more the trails that we took out to the coast when the carriageway, the, the, you know, the reclaimed rail line. Right. But at the end of the day, like now, four days into this, You're pushing the limits of these bikes and it's been a hell of a lot of fun. I mean, it, I really do think it's one of, it is kind of a perfect bike for this situation because it did everything you needed to do if you were ever on the road, it felt snappy and lively and it could withstand some of the abuse we were putting it through today. [00:23:11] Rapha: Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, these, these can do rock gardens and slick rock on, on good terrain. Good. These bikes are perfect around your owner. Of course, you know, you can always go wider. You can get flat bars and you go, world is your oyster. When it comes to gravel. I mean, you ask anybody what is gravel to you and they'll give you a million answers depending on who you're talking to. So every, everyone's got their preferences, and next year, you know, who knows? We have Wider checkpoints next year and it's it's gonna cater up to 50 mil tires and it's gonna be amazing. So we have sneak preview, we have a few in the warehouse at the moment in, and we can't wait for next [00:23:48] Craig Dalton: year at a checkpoint. Yeah, I think it, I mean, the checkpoint's obviously like gonna be a little bit more versatile and you can imagine the opportunity if you have a rider on day one that's seeming a little nervous. Maybe you spec it with a 40 to begin with and maybe you swap out the wheels and maybe you put him or her on 50 millimeters just to give them additional comfort. And who knows, maybe it's even for day four, we put you on 50 millimeters cuz we know it's gonna be kind of more challenging, technically speaking. [00:24:17] Rapha: Yeah, I mean, absolutely. We're gonna, as guides, you know, we're gonna test write these. We have a few in now and we're gonna have fun and check it out. So to checkpoint with all this capabil. It's gonna be more forgiving and hopefully you'll get more people coming in and not be so scared about gravel and check it out and try, try something different from [00:24:37] Craig Dalton: road riding. Yeah, for sure. As someone who didn't grow up in gerona, what have been some of your favorite things that you've discovered in town? [00:24:43] Rapha: Oh, you know what? Last night was probably one of the best nights ever because it was random. Mickey invited me down to the cast Telluride, and we did a Night Gravel, which is absolutely epic. Like, it's add just a different layer of difficulty, not seeing too far around and the group dynamic and you know, getting to know people and. Absolute blast. [00:25:04] Craig Dalton: Yeah, we were more than a little jealous that we didn't have lights with us and our legs were probably cooked enough that we shouldn't go for another eye, but we probably would've been excited to do so. Craig, maybe next time we're gonna invite you around. Exactly. Outside of Jer, since you've done Trek travel trips in a bunch of different places, what would be like one other trip that you'd recommend? Gravel or road? Either way. Oh, that's, [00:25:26] Rapha: it's like choosing between your children really. Like I adore all the trips and, but for me, this. The classic climb of the Alps. It's so stunning. It's beautiful and it's challenging. That's one of my favorite trips. And what, [00:25:39] Craig Dalton: what classic climbs, if you can recall, some of 'em are on that [00:25:43] Rapha: trip. Yeah. Yeah. So I mean, we start in a place LA Luce and the first ride you're doing quarter cord Qure. Okay. And, sorry, my mistake. Yeah. Qure. And it's a, it's a first. Already you're getting like 1500 meters of elevation in a 55 kilometer ride. So it's just day one and you're already getting straight up, okay, we're here to climb and we're gonna go all out the whole week. Nice. Of course, we, we do the epic outdoors at the end trip, sort of the icing of the cake and so that's the last climb of the, [00:26:20] Craig Dalton: of the trip. Yeah. It's certainly nice for anybody who's been watching the tour to come over and knock off any one of those climbs that are bucket list. [00:26:27] Rapha: Yeah, it is, it is a backless trip. I was fortunate, fortunate enough to climb outdoors on the TDF day in 2022, and the atmosphere there is unbelievable. Just the, the crowd cheering you on it, it just gives you an extra beat and you are just hammering up the hill just because of the people cheering you on. It's absolutely epic. And then of course you get more quieter climbs. So Wears is a great climb, but like Holyland. It's not celebrated enough for just Serenity, and it's, it's still challenging. It's 21 kilometers and but it's a good, it's a good time. Yeah. It's underrated my opinion. Amazing. My favorite call. [00:27:05] Craig Dalton: Awesome. I love your passion for it, . Thank you. Cool. And I, again, I wanted to thank you for all your help this week. It's been great getting to know you and riding with you. If it's, if it's unclear in anything we've said before, Each day we've had one of these guys riding with us and so one person's in the van and we've got one person on a bike with us. So we've had good camaraderie and lots of miles to get to know one another. So thanks again for everything [00:27:28] Rapha: this week. Thank you to, to you guys. Cause without you we wouldn't be here. And it's an absolute pleasure to be guiding you around here and it's so fun just doing own gravel. Cheers. Thank you. Miqui [00:27:38] Craig Dalton: All right, sir, can I get your name and what you do for truck travel? [00:27:42] Miqui: Yeah, so my name is Mickey Mic Reta, and I'm one of the guides of the truck travel ju gravel. [00:27:50] Craig Dalton: And not only are you one of the guides, you're a local here [00:27:52] Miqui: in Gerran. Yeah, I'm local. I'm born and raised in Gerran and I'm very happy to have you guys here in Gerona. Let's, let's [00:28:01] Craig Dalton: actually start with that. You've been in Gerona your whole life as you just. What's it been like growing up here? How has the town changed and as cycling has become more of a hub, how has it been infused into Gerona culture? [00:28:14] Miqui: So I would say cycling has always been a part of Ger. I remember as a kid going to a bunch of mountain bike races with my brother, probably. I did my mountain bike race, my first one when I was like six years old. And then, After that, it's just, it's been growing like crazy and I remember probably about eight years ago as one, it just went insane. Like all the pros started moving here and somehow it created a community that is just like a magnet for all the cyclists anywhere in the world up until the point that now I would say Juran is the cycling capital of the. [00:28:55] Craig Dalton: What is it about the roads and trails around here that you think attracted them people to gerona? Obviously, you've given us a great sample these five days of what the gravel has been like, and it's been spectacular. We've touched on some of these roads. I'd just like to hear in your words, why do you think everybody's coming here? [00:29:14] Miqui: So I would say Jona has everything you are looking for in. Or anything related to cycling? The weather is good all year round. It's true we have a rainy season, which lasts for a couple weeks or a month. We have a very few weeks in summer, which is very hot in very few weeks in winter, which is very cold. But the rest of the year is incredible. It has an. Endless options of road riding. If you wanna ride to the peer, you can, it's a long ride, but you can actually do it if you wanna ride from ju to the coast and do a nice short loop, short-ish you can do it if, yeah, I would say in ju you could be riding for almost a month and you would never repeat a single ride. [00:29:58] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I believe it. I mean, just from sampling it for this week. Yeah, for sure. And I mean, I think it's great that you've. Flat options. You've got hilly options. I think today we were up on kind of the local climb you would probably do after [00:30:12] Miqui: work. Yeah. You guys were up on Los Angeleses, which. I feel like it's just incredible to have a climb like that starting at three kilometers from the center of Una and yeah, it's, it's a long climb. It's about 10 kilometers and on top you get views of the purines. You get views of the ocean, well, the sea. Yeah. I feel like we are very lucky [00:30:33] Craig Dalton: in here. Yeah. Yeah. I feel like it's like probably one of those climbs that every local athlete knows their exact time to the top. Yeah. [00:30:41] Miqui: I would say that. People's fitness, you always ask, what's their time of Los Angeles ? [00:30:47] Craig Dalton: Yeah. That'll tell you if you're a compatible rider with them. So let's talk about the, the Trek Jer Gravel tour. I think you had a hand in a lot of the mapping, being a local and figuring out all the roots. How did you go about kind of, I always say whether it's an event organizer or a tour, it's almost like a love letter to your community and your trails, right? You're. You've got guests coming in from out of the country or out of the area and you wanna show them the best of the best. How did you go about thinking about the, the trails and roads we were [00:31:17] Miqui: on? The thing about this trip is that I had, I had to think that I couldn't make it super intense cuz sometimes we are taking guests at not super experienced on, on gravel riding or they just come from the. So I couldn't make a trip very technical, but as you guys saw, we have a few avid options after the look we do every day, which are a little more technical. But yeah, I feel like I, I was really happy when they actually said, Hey Mickey, do you want to give us a hand with this trip? Because, It's Una, I'm, I'm, that's where I started riding and I love grow riding, so actually my favorite ride of the trip is the one where we go to the coast. So we start in Una. It's super flat. We actually did on an incredible day. It was super sunny and we stop at the at the sea and yeah, we have lunch by the sea. Then after you guys went for a little swim and then we brought back to Una, we tried to stop at the brewer, which was unfortunately close that day. But yeah, I just think it's, I was very happy when Trek Travel said, Hey, do you wanna give us a [00:32:23] Craig Dalton: hand on this? Yeah. It's interesting. I think it's, it's sort of, you know, I imagine Trek travel draws a lot of road athletes Yeah. Onto their trips. So I think it is very approachable, but definitely had moments where you needed some skill. Not, you know, I think for more experienced gravel riders, riders, there was, there was no fear. It was just fun and exhilaration. But for a couple of the newer rider, When they were going down the looser descents, they were probably a little bit scared but exhilarated when they got to the bottom. Yeah. [00:32:54] Miqui: I don't think it's, it's nothing crazy. We haven't put anything on this trip, which would be like dangerous or scary for like total beginners. We've had intellectual, we, we classify rider in four levels, four being the, the most expert. And we've had people on this trip, they're like level twos and they've. They've loved the descents, they love the writing. Yeah. I think it's, it's got a great balance of hardcore and not hardcore, so. Yeah. [00:33:23] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's super interesting. I mean, we, we sort of weave through the farmlands and into little villages, and it's been a real pleasure to kind of pop out of some woods and go through some, you know, 17th century sanctuary buildings and then back out onto some trails. It's, it's super fun. So, [00:33:39] Miqui: and that's the thing about Juran, right? So everyone, Toronto is for road cycling, but as a local, I'm a hundred percent sure that there is actually a lot more gravel riding than there is road riding in Toronto. Yeah, I [00:33:56] Craig Dalton: believe you. I mean, I think within four kilometers of town every day we've been on the dirt. Yeah. [00:34:01] Miqui: The extension of like farm roads and Yeah, just unpaved roads. I mean, I'm not talking about single track, I'm just talking. Real, what I like to call the real gravel, which is smooth and fast. [00:34:15] Craig Dalton: Yeah. You were telling me about that railroad line that used to go from the Yeah. The sea to the purities, and now it's all a gravel road. Yeah, [00:34:23] Miqui: so I would say it's about 50 years ago when they removed the, the train line, the, well, the railway, which there was a train that went from sun follow g. Which is one of the towns on the coast. And then it run all the way up to Ola and now yeah, they just remove the whole railway and they lay gravel on it and it's just an incredible, it's, it's actually a bike path, so on the weekend it's gonna be full of kids on bikes and yeah, the extension to the Villa Verde, which that it's included on the Villa Verde, is just incredible. How [00:35:02] Craig Dalton: many kilometers do you think that that trail. It's over a hundred kilometers. That's amazing. I mean, to be able to cruise, I mean, and relatively flat presumably, until it gets to the purity side. Yeah. It's [00:35:14] Miqui: totally flat. But since a train used to Yeah. Be on it, so they made sure it was super flat [00:35:20] Craig Dalton: for it. Yeah. Miles and miles and miles. Going back to the community in Ger, what are some of your favorite kind of, if a cyclist is coming to town, what are some of the go-to businesses they should [00:35:30] Miqui: visit? So if a cyclist comes in, ger, I would say most people, they would come here for about at least a week. So you're gonna have time to visit all of them, which they are all a hundred percent worth visiting. But there is a couple of places. You should a hundred percent go see if you're here for a short period of time. One of them being a coffee shop called La Fabrica, which it's only open in the mornings and lunch, so it's, it's the perfect place to brunch. Yeah. [00:36:05] Craig Dalton: Quick aside, I literally ran into someone I know, know from the United States today, and they told us to go have brunch at [00:36:13] Miqui: Left Africa Till Africa is owned by Christian Mayer and Amber Mayer. He was, well, he's a, he's a former, Yeah, they were the pioneers in Una, so they were the first ones to open a coffee shop, only focused for cyclist, of course, for everyone. And now it has become like a super great, like it's, it's a tourist attraction right now, but that's what kind of triggered the whole cycling movement in Joran. Okay. [00:36:41] Craig Dalton: So La Africa, and what's the [00:36:42] Miqui: second one? La Africa. They also have another coffee shop, which is only for. Which LA Fabric is more like brunch and food. The other coffee shop is called Espresso Mafia, which is one meal walking from La Fabrica, and that's basically where Christian roast the coffee and then you can drink it at Espresso Mafia. And then another place you should go visit in general, well, mid January. Trek and track travel. It's opening the first track store in the world, which is gonna have truck travel inside of it. And with a rental fleet, we are going to be the biggest, as in space, we're gonna have the biggest bike shop in ju, which it's pretty exciting. [00:37:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's really exciting. And then finally, what's one sort of cultural place within Jerron that a tourist should visit? [00:37:36] Miqui: The whole old town itself. If you go to Juna, I highly recommend getting a walking tour of the Old Town because you're really gonna see what our culture is here and how it was in the past. And everything around the old town is just, it's just incredible. [00:37:55] Craig Dalton: Yeah. That's fun. You recommended we go up onto the wall for sunset. Yeah. And we've, we missed it the first night. The second night we, we made it up. We may have had to like randomly climb over a fence to make it there in time because we couldn't find the way up. But we got there and it was spectacular with view. Is that the purities that you're looking at out there? Yeah. You [00:38:14] Miqui: get to see Purees, you get to see a bunch of things and yeah, there is a restaurant called Aro. Which is in one of the steps. Well, there's like, Juna has 200 million cathedrals, but in one of them. On the stairs there is a restaurant called , which they actually film Game of Thrones there. And the terrace of the restaurant, it's actually on a little like flat section it has on those stairs. And I think it's a really cool location. [00:38:45] Craig Dalton: That's super. Cool. Well, thank you so much for coming on. Thank you so much for all the hospitality this week. It's been great to getting to know you and the local terrain [00:38:55] Miqui: here. Yeah. Thank you guys for coming. Girona Cycling Friends [00:38:57] Andrew - RocaCorba: All right. Can I let me get your name and let me know where we're at. What's this beautiful place? So my name is Edward Green. I'm the guest, the general manager slash I don't know what, at Rocka Culpa cycling. So we are a cycling tourism business just outside of Jer Corona in a town called Bans. We are based on a 17th century Catalan estate, or Maia as it is in Catalan. And we are basically trying to be a boutique hotel with some villas attached, which is exclusively for cyclists, road, gravel, mountain. Whatever you enjoy on two wheels is, is what we wanna do. And how far away from Ger are we? So we are currently 18 kilometers from Gerona, or 10 or 11 miles depending. Country. And about a 30 to 45 minute ride depending on, on how you get to us. Can you describe where we are in, in the villa right now? So we're downstairs basically in what used to be the old like area for the animals. So we've got some troughs around us, but we've done huge renovations to basically create our cycling dungeon down here. So we've got beautiful old vaulted Catalan ceiling. Rustic concrete floors, beautiful stone work, and then cycling history all around us with some beautiful frames. Cycling jerseys. Good coffee from the rocket espresso machine. Everything you can need for a good cycling stay. And what time of year is best to come here? Pretty much all, all year. To be honest. I don't think there's necessarily a bad month anymore, like December and Januarys tends to be quite quiet, but we see strong gravel riding in October, November, and the rest of the year is a lot of road riding. Summer is quite warm, so unless you like waking up early, probably avoid summer a little bit. But like June and September, October, probably buffer the. I'll note when you said strong gravel riding, you looked right at exactly a hundred percent. You are the epitome of what we see in November. . Tell us a little bit about the rest of the. So we are on 37 hectares and it's basically an old, what was an old family estate of the Campier family. The estate dates back to the 17th century, so 1673, and it was with the same family until 2018 when we took it over to create. What we want to create is basically cycling paradise all you need in one place. Out in the countryside, but close to Gerrin. And how many rooms do you have available here? So currently we're at eight rooms, but we'll be at 13 by April next year. So we're currently in the process literally starting today, which is very exciting of putting in five beautiful unsweet rooms in this main can poly manor house, partially they'll have views over down towards the lake onto some vineyards, but also into the courtyard and just generally over the rolling hills of, of Jerome. And tell us a little bit about the village. So just on our doorstep, we have the town of Olas which has a beautiful lake in it. It's where they had the rowing for the 92 Barcelona Olympic. It's a great place for like active people, for families, et cetera. But there's a lot of rowing. A lot of of the British university teams come out and train here. A lot of the national teams come and train as well, but generally just a fantastic place to be. Good quality of life and just down to earth and authentic. Amazing. And how do people find out about staying here? So if you have a look on Rocka coba cycling.cc, you'll find us and you can kind of do anything from there. Or if you are enjoy climbing, just Google Rocka Coba, you'll find the climb, and then you'll find us and the clothing. Amazing. Thank you. Perfect. That was great. [00:42:14] Oscar - Castilli: Okay. Can I get your name? Hi, my name is Oscar. And Oscar. Where are we standing today? Well, today we are in the, the first flag shipper store in the, in the war from Costelli here in Una. And what's the plan for the store? What are you trying to do with the community here? Well, una, you know, is the Jamaica for for European cyclists, I think all over the world. So, right now Castelli store, it's coming to. The big cycling club in Giona and well, why not in Spain? Nice. And we, we rolled by here last night and there was a big group ride going out on the gravel. Yeah. We have almost 40 people doing the full moon ride. It was amazing. So always we keep a surprise for all the riders. We stop in a food truck in the middle of the forest with fire. Some dinner and and beer. So it was super fun. That's amazing. And if someone's coming to Jerone to, to visit, do you have a calendar of events that they can look at? Yeah, they can, they can follow us on our Instagram and yeah, you can check. So, but every week we have a ride, so, and 2023, especially now it's coming a low season for the weather, but from February. So it's coming. A lot of events. Yeah. Amazing. Thanks Oscar, and congratulations on opening the new Castelli store. Yeah, big pleasure. Thanks for coming. [00:43:30] Mattias - Rococorba Clothing: All right. Right. Can you tell me your name and your shop? Mattias from Roco, COBA Clothing, Giron Mattias. Tell us a little bit about the brand. Yeah, it's a brand. It started in 2017 in the top of the mountain of Roco Coba. It's a very famous climb here in Giron, and I decided to, to put a food truck up there and to start at the same time closing brand called Roca corba. And yes, five years. Later. I just opened a new shop in GI selling all my stuff, selling online, gold wide, and really happy too. Have, what are some of the products that you sell? I sell Jersey t-shirts, shorts accessories, bags, Macs, beat ons. A lot of things sucks. Yeah. Amazing. These jerseys I see on the wall are beautiful, very colorful, very expressive. What inspires you and the, the designs? Yeah. Yeah. Right now I have like more or less 50, 60 different designs and I inspir it from everywhere. My slogan is cycling apparel inspired by the rob because we have so many different landscapes or different places and always I, I have inspired inspiration in the. In our region. Yeah. And when is the shop opening up? I hope next Thursday it will be open. Now it's ready and I have to do some things, little things, but next Thursday, big opening here in J in the center. Amazing. I'm excited. We got a preview. We are able to pick up some of your lovely clothing. You said you, you're available worldwide. Where can people find you on the. Yeah, we can find in ro.com. We have online shop with all the products and we we ship worldwide. Amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Pleasure, . [00:45:22] Craig Dalton: So that's going to do it for this first international version of the gravel ride podcast. I've been talking and dreaming about international gravel travel for some time. So I was super excited to have this opportunity with track travel. To explore Durona with their Gravel cycling tour. It was amazing trip. As I said before, I highly encourage you to check it out. As Raffa mentioned. They're unveiling a whole new series of gravel adventures for 2023. So they're really leaning into this gravel travel concept. What I loved about it was that unlike a gravel event where you might be focused on. Simply one ride when you visit somewhere amazing. Here. We were able to focus on riding every single day and there was no one ride that we needed to save ourselves for to get across the finish line. It was really about. Exploring as much as our legs could handle. I wasn't as fit as I had normally been when I've gone over to Europe in the, in the past, but it was still an amazing trip, still an amazing experience that I highly, highly recommend. If you're interested in connecting and learning more about the trip, please visit truck travel.com. If you're interested in pinging me, please visit the ridership's that's www.theridership.com. If you're able to support the show, please visit buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride or ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. Until next time here's to finding some dirt under your wheels

That Love Podcast
The Chateau - Episode One

That Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 17:13


That Love Podcast presents The Chateau, Episode One, An audio drama rom-com where: After being tricked to spend Christmas with his ex by his parent, a man has to deal with spending Christmas trapped with her in a chateau.This Series stars the awesome twosome of Alex Bui and Justine Leah Hince.Written, produced and directed by Joao NsitaSupport That Love Podcast Here: https://www.patreon.com/ThatLovePodcastFollow @thatlovepodcast on Instagram and Facebook and @thatlovepod on Twitter and Tik-tok.Our Website: https://www.thatlovepodcast.com/Please, subscribe and rate us five stars. Thank you. Become a member and hear the next episode days before anyone else. https://plus.acast.com/s/that-love-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

That Love Podcast
The Chateau - Promo

That Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 3:06


That Love Podcast presents. The Chateau our brand new audio rom-com that debuts very soon on That Love Podcast. You won't want to miss this epic love story between a grammy winning country singer and her bodyguard as they fall into one crisis after another and then fall in love.This Series stars the Talented double act of Justine Leah Hince and Alex BuiWritten, edited, produced and directed by Joao Nsita.Support That Love Podcast Here: https://www.patreon.com/ThatLovePodcastFollow @thatlovepodcast on Instagram and Facebook and @thatlovepod on Twitter and Tik-tok.Our Website: https://www.thatlovepodcast.com/Please, subscribe and rate us five stars. Thank you.Here at That Love Podcast, We're always looking to work with exciting brands, so if you'd like to sponsor us, drop us a direct message on @Thatlovepod on Twitter. Become a member and hear the next episode days before anyone else. https://plus.acast.com/s/that-love-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Jeff and Julie move to France (during a global pandemic)

It was great to get back out on the road again. In Chapter 44, we travel to the amazing Chateau de Duras.

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian
The family sold the famed Cheval Blanc? Now what? Meet Timothée Hebrard of Chateau Trianon to find out.

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 40:20


The difference between old-world and new-world wineries is embedded in the story of Chateau Trianon. The Hebrard family was deeply tied to the famed Cheval Blanc in Saint Emillion but was forced to sell under certain legal ties to the property.  This is real Bordeaux history. Dominque Hebrard searched for the perfect replacement for his love of wine and through discreet connections, uncovered Chateau Trianon. What is so special? This is the property that Louis the XIV called "refuge privé" (private refuge) as it was an homage to Castle Versailles. Timothée Hebrard is next in line and takes his role seriously as the heir apparent to what is a historical property in the premium district of Saint Emilion.  The wines were incredibly coaxing and with a few more vintages under their belt, these wines will be exquisite.  

Cork Rules
Episode 175: Rochambeau, Boston

Cork Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 6:56


Michaela Quinlan, certified sommelier, joins Robert Tas to explore the wine list at Rochambeau, a classic French brasserie with a contemporary twist. The vibe here is vibrant, fun and young. French wines dominate the wine list, and you can explore wines from various regions to sample the nuances of each distinct terroir  Wines reviewed include: 2020 Jadix Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc 2018 Chateau des Jacques, Morgon, Burgundy 2019 Domaine Serge Laporte Sancerre Rouge, Loire Valley For more information on today's episode, and the wines you love to love, visit www.corkrules.

Patients Getting Paid
Paying Patients for Their Lived Experience w/Health Union's Olivier Chateau

Patients Getting Paid

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 30:07


On the wall of Health Union's offices in Philadelphia is written CEO Olivier Chateau's favorite saying - "If you believe your dreams are achievable, they are too small. Dream bigger." No one could accuse Olivier of doing anything else!Since founding Health Union in 2010, Olivier has been dedicated to integrating the power of human connection and technology, bringing people together in the shared experiences of living with chronic health conditions. Olivier and Health Union believe that the voice of personal experience from people impacted by a complex health condition is the most important voice in healthcare. Today, the Health Union family of brands includes online health communities for over 40 separate conditions.Olivier's passion and enthusiasm for Health Union is contagious, inspiring the team to think bigger, be creative, and to constantly do what hasn't been done. In this interview, he talks about the ways that patients can advocate for themselves and have a real impact on the healthcare industry through Health Union's communities, all while getting paid! In this episode:Health Union's mission and where it came fromThe roles that patient leaders play in Health Union's online health communities - and, what constitutes a "health leader"Olivier's definition of "Social Health" and why it's such an important concept for patients and the healthcare industry to understandWhat Olivier thinks the healthcare industry can do to better integrate the patient voiceHealth Union's future plansFull notes and resources at https://patientsgettingpaid.com/blog/paid-experience-health-union

The Opperman Report
Timeless Arcadia. Treasure Myths and Legends Revealed.: An examination of Arcadian Treasure stories

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 223:59


A series of historical events seem to have been crafted after plot elements in Philip Sidney's book "Arcadia" that was first published in 1580. This examination may apply to the stories of Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly, the execution of Charles II, The English Civil War, Oak Island, and the Newport Tower to name a few. This book is a continuation of my last book "Oak Island and the Arcadian Mysteries." Given that each book stands on its own and may be read separately. Discussed here is a chronology of a value of the Arcadian theme and how many of the same family names and themes are repeated at Oak Island Nova Scotia, Shugborough Hall in England, and Rennes le Chateau in France.

The Opperman Report
Timeless Arcadia. Treasure Myths and Legends Revealed.: An examination of Arcadian Treasure stories

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 223:59


A series of historical events seem to have been crafted after plot elements in Philip Sidney's book "Arcadia" that was first published in 1580. This examination may apply to the stories of Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly, the execution of Charles II, The English Civil War, Oak Island, and the Newport Tower to name a few. This book is a continuation of my last book "Oak Island and the Arcadian Mysteries." Given that each book stands on its own and may be read separately. Discussed here is a chronology of a value of the Arcadian theme and how many of the same family names and themes are repeated at Oak Island Nova Scotia, Shugborough Hall in England, and Rennes le Chateau in France.

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Judy Garland Podcast 1935-11-16 Shell Chateau (033) Guest - Judy Garland (Mindi)

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 67:54


Let's start at the beginning!

House Guest by Country & Town House | Interior Designer Interviews
How to Balance Work and Pleasure with Karl O'Hanlon

House Guest by Country & Town House | Interior Designer Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:32


I am in awe of people who follow a dream and Karl O'Hanlon did just that after leaving London and a secure job to head to France to a place he and his wife Anita had always loved - the Languedoc. His dream was to venture into the hospitality industry and after an initial false start, in 2008, Domaine & Demeure was born - three beautiful wine estates brought back to life with a discerning eye and a passion for design. I visited Karl at his latest venture - Chateau just outside Narbonne a small hotel and wine estate with 44 villas (mostly now privately owned) available for rental. Staying here you get the charm and authenticity of a working wine estate, and the style, service and laid-back ambience of a private club. It's fascinating to hear how it all came together. ‘For us it was important that the whole estate is integrated into the environment and that we contribute to its ongoing development”, says Karl. That means creating a landscape without using chemical or irrigation (Languedoc is renowned for its dry countryside which gives the wine its minerality). One of the commitments to the local community was that they wd not use irrigation hence he engaged award-winning garden designer James Basson and plantsman and botanist Olivier Filippi, ‘a legendary figure when it comes to ‘dry gardening'” explains Karl. Karl designed the interiors of the villas using polished concrete (often used in wine estates) and colours of the landscape. One of my favourite features, his idea for using olive trees instead of sun umbrellas by the pool - 'so much nicer reading under the shade of a tree,' he says. Tune in for more

No One Fights Alone
Ben Pearson LCSW | Chateau Recovery Clinical Director

No One Fights Alone

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 42:58


Ben Pearson has been in the mental health field for over 20 years, Join us as we discuss trauma, mental health, and the impact that it has on our family lives.

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 1: Judy Garland Podcast 1935-11-16 Shell Chateau (033) Guest - Judy Garland (Mindi)

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 67:54


Time to start at the beginning.

Heather Dubrow's World
OMG it's actually happening! Bidding adieu to the Dubrow Chateau

Heather Dubrow's World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 84:14 Very Popular


We know we've been keeping quiet around here but it's for very good reason... Heather is back and woah does she have so much to fill us in on. SOMEBODY POP THE CHAMPS because Heather and Terry have officially sold the Dubrow Chateau in a record breaking deal and they only had THREE WEEKS to vacate the house–talk about insanity! Heather is joined by her dear friend Lindsay Dickhout and she's spilling ALL the details on the sale including how this all started when a fellow Bravolebrity slid into her DM's. Don't panic just yet, despite contrary speculation Heather is remaining a tried and true Orange County gal and is revealing what's next for her and the rest of the Dubrow fam. Plus,did we mention this all was happening during BravoCon?! Heather's first time at the Bravo convention couldn't come at a more perfect and hectic time and she's finally telling us what she really thought about the weekend long affair. We're covering everything from meeting fans, finally seeing Lea Michelle in Funny Girl, to the moments that left her slightly uncomfortable…you're not going to want to miss this one! Heather also isn't the only one going through a transitional period in life, Lindsay is filling us in on her recent birthday shenanigans and the new business venture that's feeding her soul. Safe to say it's a good time to be in Heather Dubrow's World…join us! Please support the show by checking out our sponsors! Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/HDW or use code HDW at checkout to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase Airmed: Just visit airmedcarenetwork.com/heather today and get up to a $60 gift card with code HEATHER

Welcome to Author Provocateur with Josie Brown
Michelle Cox - A SPYING EYE

Welcome to Author Provocateur with Josie Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 21:52


In the sixth book of Henrietta and Inspector Howard series by Michelle Cox, newlyweds Henrietta and Clive return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon. While in London, they are approached by their old friend, Inspector John Hartle, who convinces them to search for the missing panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, a famous Renaissance painting, of which Hitler's top men are also in pursuit. Clive and Henrietta's search takes them to Chateau du Freudeneck in Strasbourg, France—the ancient seat of the Von Harmons and home to three eccentric distant relatives. What begins as a wild goose chase turns decidedly more deadly when several Nazi officers also arrive at the chateau in search of the valuable item. When Henrietta and Clive attempt to flee after Henrietta uncovers a shocking truth, they are forced to trust themselves to a suspicious French servant who seems all-too willing to help.  Michelle and I discuss her research for the art coveted by Hitler, how and why three of the female characters in her series give such a great picture of women's lives in the 1930s — and the story she's itching to write next. 

how did i get here?
Episode 1218: Bobby Thomas (Recording Engineer)

how did i get here?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 79:36


Hello friends! Former recording engineer/record label owner and my dear old friend, Bobby Thomas is my guest for episode 1218! Bobby and I have a great conversation about starting off on trumpet in 5th grade, moving to drums and becoming a working musician as a teen, dropping acid with The Jefferson Airplane, recording and mixing The Meters, José Feliciano, The Sanford Townsend Band and more, working at The Chateau in France, leaving the music business for the law business, starting F+M Records, surviving a nasty bike wreck, dealing with brain stuff and much more. I had a great time catching up with Bobby. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down! If you feel so inclined. Venmo: www.venmo.com/John-Goudie-1  Paypal: paypal.me/johnnygoudie

No Bull
OUR CHATEAU WEDDING - Part 1

No Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 59:39


We're baaaacck (for now) with a new podcast to recap our WEDDING! We are already legally married, but we had our wedding ceremony/reception in France about a month ago. Part 1 includes the night before, the morning/day of, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance. Stay tuned for part 2 where we'll cover the rest! Including tips, lessons learned, regrets, and more. SOCIAL LINKS:Follow me on Instagram: @annawildmanTweet at me: @wildmannaEmail us: nobullsnailmail@gmail.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/annawildman Intro/outro music by earthchain: soundcloud.com/earthchain

Love Your Work
290. Leonardo Mind, Raphael World

Love Your Work

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 15:11


The world expects us to be Raphaels, but some of us are Leonardos. Don't hold your Leonardo mind to Raphael standards, because this Raphael world would be nothing without Leonardo minds. There's an inscription in the Pantheon in Rome that says, “Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived.” In other words, Raphael was such an amazing painter, Nature was supposedly shaking in her boots, afraid he would learn all her tricks. (Ironically, Raphael's remains are sealed away in a sarcophagus, where Nature can't get to them. Who's afraid of who?) But Nature had nothing to fear. Raphael could not outdo her. As Raphael was being buried, the painter Nature should have feared lay hundreds of miles to the north, in a little church on the grounds of the King of France's chateau. Raphael the young phenom, Leonardo, the old has-been Several years before Raphael's early death, he was getting paid thousands of ducats to paint one fresco after another in the Vatican. Meanwhile, the aging Leonardo da Vinci was nearby, living off a meager 33 ducat-a-month stipend, not doing much of importance. The pope had tried hiring him to paint something, but ended up frustrated, saying, “This man will never get anything done!” When the prolific art patron, Elizabeth d'Este, who had hounded Leonardo for a portrait for decades, came to visit Rome, she didn't bother getting in touch with Leonardo. He was a has-been, who couldn't be counted on to follow through. Who was she there to see? The young phenom, Raphael. Raphael was very similar to Leonardo, but also very different. His most important difference was that he was a master executor. If you hired Raphael, he got the job done. He also had been raised in the workshop of his father, a court painter for a Duke, so Raphael was refined and well-mannered. He knew how to schmooze with nobility. He had the connections that came along with that background, and could get a letter of recommendation from one powerful person to another with ease. Leonardo, on the other hand, was born out of wedlock – which made him “illegitimate” at the time – and didn't get much education. While he had gained a reputation as a brilliant engineer and architect, he had also gained a reputation as an unreliable painter. Raphael: A reliable Leonardo As Raphael continued his career as the pope's wunderkind, Leonardo worked his way north. He left yet another project unfinished in Milan, then impressed King Francis I enough to be invited to join him at the Chateau d'Amboise, as the official painter, architect, and court pageantry designer. While a gig with the King of France wasn't the worst thing in the world, it was a step down from what Leonardo could have been doing if he hadn't been reputed as someone who couldn't get things done. The pope and all the nobles in all the principalities of Italy just watched him go. He'd never return again. While Raphael had some clear advantages that helped his career advance, he couldn't have done it without the ways he and Leonardo were similar. The frescoes being painted by the young Raphael – such as his most-famous School of Athens – were exactly the kinds of projects Leonardo would have been great for, if only he could have been counted on to finish them. In fact, there was no person in the world to whom Raphael owed his own painting style more than Leonardo. When it came to painting, Raphael was mostly a reliable Leonardo. Raphael's “Leonardo period” Art historians call the years during which Raphael spent a lot of time in Florence his “Florence period.” But they might as well call them his “Leonardo period.” That's the four years during which Raphael's work started looking less like that of his mentor, Perugino, and more like that of his idol, Leonardo. During Raphael's Florence period, Leonardo was in a public face-off with another young phenom, Michelangelo. Leonardo had been commissioned to paint a battle scene in the Florence Council Hall. As usual, the first deadline came and went. Meanwhile, Michelangelo had done such a great job with his David statue, the council decided it would be a great idea to have him paint a battle scene, too. It was a pretty awkward situation for Leonardo. He was already struggling to finish, and a committee of which he had been a part had gone against his recommendation for a less-conspicuous location and put the David right outside the entrance of the council hall. Michelangelo was an arrogant prick who openly taunted Leonardo for his past failures, and now Leonardo had to walk through the shadow of Michelangelo's latest triumph to get to his mural. Oh, and Michelangelo's battle scene mural was directly across the room from his. By all accounts at the time, this was a painting competition – a battle of battle scenes. Leonardo wasn't competitive by nature, but this was supposedly going to motivate him to finish his mural. Today, we might say putting Leonardo in this position was pretty machiavellian. Which is ironic, because it was arranged with the help of none other than the inventor of machiavellianism, the council's secretary, Niccolò Machiavelli. Once word of this painting battle traveled outside Florence, young artists traveled to Florence to witness it. One of those artists: Raphael – armed with a letter of recommendation from the mother of the future Duke of Urbino to the leader of the Florentine Republic, stating that the twenty-one year-old was “greatly gifted…sensible and well-mannered.” It's during this “Florence period” that Raphael's work changed dramatically. It started to look as if he might know a thing or two about anatomy, he started aping Leonardo's smokey sfumato technique, and drawing contorted, muscular men in the heat of battle. He learned a bit watching Michelangelo, but he learned a lot watching Leonardo. As it turned out, neither Leonardo nor Michelangelo finished his mural. For Michelangelo, it wasn't a big deal. He got summoned to Rome, where he eventually painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Leonardo, however, had more of his career behind him than ahead of him. Yet another public failure meant he never got another public commission. So while Leonardo, in his sixties, was wandering around Europe, chasing what work he could, Raphael, in his early thirties, was getting showered with high-paying papal commissions, as a more-reliable Leonardo. The rise and fall of Raphael These days, we admire Leonardo more than we do Raphael, but that wasn't always the case. That Raphael is one of the few people entombed in the palace of the gods, alongside kings, is testament to his popularity when he died. Heck, at his funeral, the pope kissed his hand. Around 1800, the church in which Leonardo was buried was destroyed in the French Revolution. Nobody bothered to try to recover Leonardo's remains. They were mixed in with everyone else's and forgotten. Meanwhile, Raphael was as popular as ever. If you take a peek at Google Ngram, you see a sharp increase in mentions of Raphael around that time. For hundreds of years after Raphael's death, he was considered the quintessential painter of the High Renaissance. The art academies around Europe, who controlled the opinion of what was or wasn't good art, built their curricula around studying the work of Raphael. But as the influence of art academies crumbled in the late 1800s with the rise of Impressionism, so too did crumble the reverence for Raphael. Meanwhile, Leonardo has risen in popularity over the centuries. Today, if you want to find a good book on Leonardo, you have lots of choices. Raphael, not so much. The probable cause of this rise in popularity and the probable cause of Leonardo's struggles with follow-through are one in the same: Nature had more reason to fear Leonardo than Raphael. Leonardo's massive iceberg Through the centuries after Leonardo's death, his notes began to resurface. They had been inherited by someone who was supposed to compile and publish them, but were so numerous and disorganized, that was a nearly impossible task. His notes ended up collated and bound into individual notebooks, scattered amongst collectors around Europe. One notebook was found as recently as the 1960s, hiding in plain sight in Madrid, in the collection of the library. These notebooks have revealed that for Leonardo, painting a picture was about much more than painting a picture. When Raphael did an anatomy study, it was all about knowing how the skin on the surface of the body was shaped by the muscles underneath. The only purpose was to mimic Nature, on a superficial level. For Leonardo, an anatomy study was about much more. He didn't just want to know what muscles were under the skin. He wanted to also know which muscles were engaged by which movements, or which nerves activated by which emotions. As a painter, there was no reason for Leonardo to know what the human heart looked like, or how it worked. Yet Leonardo made observations about the heart that would have advanced science by centuries, had they been published. Leonardo searched, Raphael found As I talked about on episodes 105 and 288, economist David Galenson would say Raphael was a conceptual innovator, while Leonardo was an experimental one. To Leonardo, there was no such thing as irrelevant information. In the course of researching how to paint something, he might make a new discovery about anatomy, metallurgy, geology, or some other field, that would set him down a different path. The art historian Eugene Garin thought, based upon Leonardo's many thousands of pages of notes, that he was trying to compile a treatise of all human knowledge. Leonardo wasn't studying Nature just so he could paint it convincingly – he was trying to understand all of Nature. Raphael didn't have to explore all aspects of the world. He merely had to copy the result of Leonardo's thinking. Galenson told me, “It's what conceptual innovators do, it turns out.” Conceptual innovators take an idea, and make it their own. It's what Picasso did with the work of Cézanne, what Warhol did with the work of Pollack, what Hemingway did with the work of Stein and Twain. The projects Leonardo pursued were impossible to finish Leonardo's experimental approach meant his paintings were never finished. He was always discovering something new, so he was constantly revising. For example, after one of his anatomy studies, he realized he had painted some neck muscles wrong, so he went back and repainted them thirty years after the fact. He did the bulk of his work on the Mona Lisa during four years, but moved it around for fifteen, making finishing touches until a paralyzed hand rendered him unable. The patron never got their painting, Leonardo never collected payment, and the Mona Lisa was still collecting dust in his studio when he died. This experimental, iterative approach extended to Leonardo's materials and methods, and made it even more difficult for him to follow through. The best-practice method of painting murals in fresco required laying down plaster and painting on it before it dried and literally set itself in stone. It wasn't great for Leonardo's blurry-edged painting style, and it made iteration impossible. He couldn't lay down dozens of layers of paint over the course of years, as he did with the Mona Lisa. By the time Leonardo was painting his battle scene in the Florence Council Hall, his famous Last Supper was already fading and flaking, thanks to his resistance to painting in the reliable fresco technique. Not satisfied with adapting his style to this technique, Leonardo instead experimented once again on his battle-scene mural. He was almost finished, before the fire he was using to set colors got too close, destroying his work. This Raphael world is nothing without Leonardos Historically, the world rewards Raphaels. It rewards the ability to formulate a plan, follow through, collect payment and prestige, and move on. So, the world trains us to be Raphaels. Why do we follow a curriculum and fill out bubbles on standardized tests with #2 pencils? Because our teacher already knows the answer. They know the answer so well, they've programmed a computer to grade the test, and it'll get confused if you use a #3 pencil. But for the curriculum to be designed to make Raphaels, we first need Leonardos. We need people who explore and experiment. We need them to ask questions that might not have answers, and to come up with new questions nobody ever thought of. That's not a straightforward process. It's messy and disorganized, and it would cause any Raphael to pull their hair out. When you don't always find answers, and the answers you do find lead to new questions, you don't always finish. The days of the Raphaels of the world are numbered. If somebody already knows the process, already knows the answer, we don't need Raphael. A computer or machine can follow a process. Raphael knew this. Once his fame was established, he milked it for all it was worth. His later frescoes were painted by his staff of assistants in the largest workshop of the High Renaissance. He licensed his drawings to a printmaker, who sold copies of his work. As it becomes harder to make it as a Raphael, it's becoming easier to make it as a Leonardo. I think Leonardo would have been a great blogger. He wouldn't have to collect and document all knowledge, then rely on an heir to collate, typeset, and publish his life's work on expensive parchment. He could instead write and publish one note at a time, gradually building his treatise of human knowledge. He wouldn't have to wander around Europe looking for patrons – he could get them without leaving his home. If you're a Leonardo, don't bother being a Raphael If you're a Leonardo mind, don't fall into the trap of evaluating yourself by the standards of the Raphael world. There's a reason why the Raphaels are so good at getting it done: Their task is simpler. Don't beat yourself up by your inability to plan and carry out a vision no one could reasonably execute on their first attempt. Instead, find a way to explore in public, one little project at a time, building up into your grand masterpiece. Leonardo's remains were forgotten for sixty years. Some scientist, perhaps motivated by the gradual resurfacing of the notes revealing Leonardo's genius, gathered together some bones he figured were those of the master. They're in a tomb in a chapel on the grounds of the chateau, and it's one of the top attractions in Amboise. Are they actually Leonardo's bones? Probably not. His remains are probably where they should be – not sealed away in some sarcophagus, but one with Nature. Thank you for having me on your podcasts! Thank you to Costa Michailidis for having me on the InnovationBound podcast. As always, you can find interviews of me on my interviews page. About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. Through the Love Your Work podcast, his Love Mondays newsletter, and self-publishing coaching David helps you make it as a creative. Follow David on: Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Love Your Work Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher YouTube RSS Email Support the show on Patreon Put your money where your mind is. Patreon lets you support independent creators like me. Support now on Patreon »     Show notes: https://kadavy.net/blog/posts/leonard-mind-raphael-world/

First Encounter
Majora's Mask Ep. 21: Chateau Milkies and Caviar Memes

First Encounter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 46:11


We race for the gold and enjoy it so much that we repeat twelve times. Skip the first twenty minutes. After that it's alllll egg in my face. Want the journey to continue? Grab some delicious coffee from our SPONSOR, Support the show on PATREON, and follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE. Our intro and outro music is by ALDEN ZAC. Support Children's Miracle Hospitals by donating to our EXTRA LIFE TEAM.

Stinker, Drinker, Thinker
Discovering Bardstown

Stinker, Drinker, Thinker

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 42:52


We were lucky enough to be at Bardstown Bourbon Company the day they dropped Discovery 8 and the highly anticipated 2nd release of Chateau De Laubade.  The Discovery & Collaborative series offerings always boast a HEFTY price tag, but with batch 1 of Chateau being one of the most praised releases of the series's history, we couldn't turn down the chance to grab a bottle and review it for you all. If you like what you are hearing, please subscribe and leave a 5 star review!  If you prefer to watch, the show is also available on our YouTube channel!Cheers!

Cork Rules
Episode 154: No 9 Park, Boston

Cork Rules

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 6:27


Michaela Quinlan, certified sommelier, and Robert Tas take a trip to Boston where they review the wine list of No. 9 Park Chef Barbara Lynch's flagship restaurant in Beacon Hill. The menu is an artful blend of regionally-inspired Italian and French dishes and the James Beard Award-winning wine list includes a number of old-world wines from boutique vintners. Michaela identifies the perfect wine to pair with spicy dishes, a white Bordeaux that is a must-try, and a stand-out champagne for those special occasions.  Wines reviewed include: 2019 Gros' Nore Ruge, Bandol in Provence 2020 Ganeta Getariako Txakolina Blanco 2018 Chateau du Hureau Saumur Champigny, Loire Valley For more information on today's episode, and the wines you love to love, visit www.corkrules.com.

Dads Drinking Bourbon
Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Chateau de Laubade Collaboration #2

Dads Drinking Bourbon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 16:45


We review the highly anticipated second collaboration between Bardstown Bourbon Company and Chateau de Laubade. Cheers y'all!  For 15% off your order at ORCA Coolers, make sure to visit www.orcacoolers.com/bourbon  We're pushing our social media to Picks App! Make sure to visit https://picksshop.com/ and make sure to get the Picks App to get in on all the fun.

Family Plot
Episode 114 Gilles de Rais Saint or Scourge?

Family Plot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 63:51


Laura, Krysta and Dean figuratively travel back to the early 1400's to encounter a nobleman with a unique reputation. But first Krysta gives us some weird facts this time about D&D! This gives Laura a platform to discuss her love of Critical Role while Dean mentions his own upcoming TTRPG project and we find out Krysta would like to learn how to be a Dungeon Master! From there, they begin to discuss Gilles De Rais, a man that the French considered a hero of the Hundred Years War who was accused of both dabbling in the occult and sexually assaulting and murdering young boys! Do we believe any of this? Do you? Tune in and let us know!

Everything Saxophone Podcast
Chateau Musical Instruments Podcast at the NAMM Show 2022 – Ep 148

Everything Saxophone Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 19:25


I spoke with Robert Schuenemann, Representative, Endorsee and Artist for Chateau Musical Instruments. These saxophones were the talk of the show! You'll want to check out the video for this episode, so you can see the beautiful hand-painted tenor and alto saxes. (See Link Below.) Chateau Musical Instruments was founded in 1979, making quality saxophones, […] The post Chateau Musical Instruments Podcast at the NAMM Show 2022 – Ep 148 appeared first on Everything Saxophone Podcast.

The Long Finish - A Wine Podcast
Ep 89 Sparkling Reds/Chateau de Miniere 'Bulles de Miniere' Loire Valley, France NV

The Long Finish - A Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 27:50


Kathryn and Tug celebrate the start of fall with a bottle of sparkling Cabernet Franc. To Kathryn, Cab Franc symbolizes fall. They break down the differences in sparkling red wines, from Lambrusco and beyond. Kathryn discusses what makes this unique Loire Valley Cab Franc so special - it has a lot of devout fans in the restaurant world. In other news, Tug reviews a recent trip back to the East Coast, Kathryn endorses a hilarious new book, and they dissect a recent homemade taco dinner. The Wine of the Week is Chateau de Miniere 'Bulles de Miniere' Loire Valley, France NV.

What the Riff?!?
RECAST 1973 - SEPT - Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

What the Riff?!?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 37:55


RECAST:  ( Episode #45) Elton John — “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”September, 1973Elton John's seventh studio release is considered his best by many. The double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road contains many well known hits including the title track, the Marilyn Monroe-inspired “Candle in the Wind,” and the 11-minute epic “Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.” Elton John initially intended to record this album in Jamaica, but political instability and the upcoming Frazier/Foreman boxing match caused the production to be moved to Chateau d'Herouville in France.Friend of the Show John Lynch returns to help us showcase this monster rock album from 1973.All the Girls Love AliceThis deeper cut in a minor key deals with prostitution and lesbianism. Tempo changes between the verses and chorus with a groovy fuzzy guitar distortion give this track its distinctive sound. Liberty music was originally trying to get John and writer/partner Bernie Taupin to write songs for other artists, but they decided to write it for themselves.Saturday Night's Alright for FightingThis well-known track was inspired by Taupin's experience in local pubs as a lad — it was banned on a number of radio stations because of fears that it would inspire violence. At age 15, Elton John was actually playing in pubs.Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadThe title track hearkens to a simpler childhood time, removed from celebrity and high society. Reginald Kenneth Dwight would change his name to Elton John inspired by two blues players he liked.Grey SealAnother deeper track from the album is driven by piano riffs and interesting key and tempo changes. If you don't understand the lyrics to this song, you're in good company - Elton John doesn't understand the lyrics either!ENTERTAINMENT TRACK:Super Friends Theme SongThis staple of Saturday morning cartoons featured DC superheroes...“Meanwhile, back in the Halls of Justice...”STAFF PICKS:Looking Glass - “Jimmy Love Mary-Anne”  Wayne brings us the yacht rock this week. If you think this sounds like "Brandy," there's a reason for it. This is their follow-up top-40 hit. Story songs like this were popular in the early '70's.The Edgar Winter Group - “Free Ride” Bruce's staff pick brings the boogie from the debut album from The Edgar Winter Group. Ronnie Montrose and Rick Derringer were also on this album.Jim Croce - “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”Special Guest Host stepping in for Brian, John Lynch introduces another storytelling song with amazing lyrics like, "badder than old King Kong, and meaner than a junkyard dog." Unfortunately, Croce would die in a plane crash in this month.Chicago - “Just You 'n' Me”Rob takes the tempo down with a horn-driven hit. This was the second single released from "Chicago VI." The song was inspired by an argument that trombone player James Pankow had with his girlfriend - shortly thereafter his wife.LAUGH TRACK:Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers - “Monster Mash”Ahead of Halloween 1973, this song was moving up the charts. Originally released in 1962, the song was re-released in 1973.

Dumb People Town
Justin Martindale - Chateau De McDonalds

Dumb People Town

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 32:17


This week Justin Martindale comes to town to hang with Daniel, Randy and Jason. This week's story is about a drive-thru stand off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Heather Dubrow's World
Is Heather bidding adios to the Dubrow Chateau?! The Dubrows set their sights high…

Heather Dubrow's World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 71:10 Very Popular


It's really happening people! After much back and forth the Dubrow's are pulling the trigger and it's safe to say they're moving on up! Literally. Find out all the exciting details about their next move as Heather catches up with writer and friend Jefferson Ellison. Anytime these two get together you can guarantee it'll be a hoot and this episode delivers all the laughs and wisdom. Talking about wisdom, we at HDW like to live by the quote “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” EXCEPT if you've thrown your back out! Let's just say Heather knows that pain all too well especially after her recent travels. She tells us all about the highs and the lows of her trips to an undisclosed location (don't worry we'll reveal it soon) and New York City. Hear all about her trip to the U.S. Open and the fab places she discovered in the city this time around. Plus, the apple may be big but turns out the world is still quite small–you will never believe who Heather ran into during a lunch at one of her favorite spots. Trust us when we say that it's the Housewives reunion we never knew we needed… Follow Jefferson on Instagram: @JD_Ellison Subscribe to his Substack: JDellison.substack.com Airmed: Just visit airmedcarenetwork.com/heather today and get up to a $60 gift card with code HEATHER

Bourbon Pursuit
TWiB: Pursuit Spirits Announces 13-City Road Trip Tour, Adam Herz Uncovers a Bourbon Faker in Omahaz, BBC Releases Chateau de Laubade Collaboration

Bourbon Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 51:41 Very Popular


It's This Week in Bourbon for September 9th 2022. Pursuit Spirits announces a thirteen-city road trip tour. Adam Herz, the whiskey investigator, found another faker based in Omaha. Bardstown Bourbon Co. will release another Collaborative Series with leading French Armagnac house Chateau de LaubadeShow Notes: Pursuit Spirits Announces a thirteen-city road trip tour St. Louis Bourbon Festival on October 21st 2022 The Nelson Distillery warehouse has been demolished in Louisville Wilderness Trail announces Barrel picks offered to Family Tree members New Riff Distilling extends distribution to DC, MD, and DE Speyside Bourbon Cooperage will opens its first Pennsylvania facility Adam Herz, the whiskey investigator, found another faker based in Omaha Nebraska Legislators tackle the bourbon barrel tax Filmland Spirits announces its world premiere Stoli Group releases the Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition Wenzel Whiskey marks its debut Bardstown Bourbon Co. releases Chateau de Laubade Collaborative Series @pursuitspirits @stlbourbonsociety @wildernesstraildistillery @newriff @speysidecooperage @filmlandspirits @kentuckyowl @wenzel_whiskey @bardstownbourbonco Support this podcast on Patreon

Hollywood Crime Scene
Episode 250 - Chateau Marmont Part 3

Hollywood Crime Scene

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 61:49


In the final installment of this series we discuss the Chateau during the 80s, its new ownership in the 90s, and it's transformation into one of the hottest party destinations.For ad-free episodes and bonus content visit our Patreon Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Rich and Daily
Angelina v. Brad - The Plane Facts

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 15:42 Very Popular


We all know Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the celebrity “it” couple until they split suddenly in 2016. Just this week, details of how and why Brangelina's marriage came to a turbulent end were put on blast after media outlets published the details of an investigation the FBI launched six years ago. In the report, Angie accused Brad of some pretty serious stuff – and even supplied photos that she says support her case. Of course, the release of these documents coincides with the ongoing legal battle over their winery, Château Miraval. All this drama seems to be accelerating and we're wondering if Brad and Angie are on a collision course with a court battle, Depp and Heard style.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Watch What Crappens
RHOA: Incense and Sensibility

Watch What Crappens

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 79:48 Very Popular


In an effort to distract herself from heartbreak, Shereé throws a pajama party at her Chateau on this week's Real Housewives of Atlanta. There's incense, penises, and booze. But most of all, there are 10 different aliases for Drew and Ralph.