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JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE featuring Angela Duerr and Peter Marks, Master of Wine

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 49:19


Together we recap the recent Judgment of Napa tasting and learn more about this touching tribute to our dear departed friend Steven Spurrier.Learn more about Cultured Vine: https://www.culturedvine.com

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with Jess Lander & Alexander Rubin

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:15


Join Napa Valley Cook Book creators Jess Lander and Alexander Rubin, who raised over $75,000+ to provide Pandemic relief for hardworking chefs and restaurateurs during this time of need. Purchase your copy today to bring home a taste of Napa Valley!The Essential Napa Valley Cookbook"Created to provide Pandemic relief to Napa restaurant workers, The Essential Napa Valley Cookbook is a first-of-its-kind collection of 35+ recipes from top Napa Valley restaurants and chefs. 75% of proceeds go directly to restaurant workers of the participating restaurants. In addition, 25% of proceeds go to supporting the efforts of Feed Napa Now, which feeds Napa families in need."

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with Scott Tarwater

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 38:46


We reveal a new wine created to celebrate the Grand Opening of The Palm restaurant in Houston! Find the new Butcher's Choice Cabernet Sauvignon only at The Palm Houston:Learn more: https://www.thepalm.com/location/the-palm-houston/

Wine for Normal People
Ep 395: Walla Walla, Washington's Caprio Cellars and Its Estate Wines

Wine for Normal People

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 43:12


Caprio Cellars makes wines from estate vineyards in the Walla Walla viticultural area of eastern Washington. Owner and winemaker, Dennis Murphy crafts wines mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from his three Walla Walla vineyards, one of which is named after his Italian grandmother Eleanor Caprio, and another for his great grandmother Sanitella Caprio. In the show, Dennis shares some good information about Walla Walla and its climate, soils, and the region's unique position in the wine world. The bulk of the show is dedicated to my conversation with him, and he gives us a different perspective from others we've talked to in Walla Walla, like Sleight of Hand Cellars (who doesn't love Jerry Solomon and Episode 295) and Amavi/ Pepperbridge (Eric McKibben rocks out Episode 294). But a lot of Dennis's references are to seminal figures in the Walla Walla wine industry.   Photo: Dennis Murphy, Caprio Cellars Given that, in the first part of the show, I spend a few minutes telling you about the founding figures in the Walla Walla wine industry.  Not only does this help in explaining the references, it sets you up to understand all of Walla Walla -- if you ever talk to anyone about the region or go visit, these names will come up over and over again. They are...   Norm McKibben. A founding father of Walla Walla's wine industry, and he founded Pepper Bridge Cellars and Amavi. His mentorship, forward thinking attitude (he was an early proponent of sustainability), and openness are a big part of the success of Walla Walla. Jean-Francois Pellet is the Director of Winemaking and a partner at Pepper Bridge and Amavi. He was born and raised in Switzerland, and is a third-generation wine grower. After working in vineyards around Europe and for Heitz Cellars in the Napa Valley, he was recruited by Norm to Pepper Bridge  and also helped start Amavi. He is an active partner in the businessl and an important force in the Walla Walla wine scene. Marty Clubb is Managing Winemaker and co-owner of L'Ecole N° 41 with his wife, Megan, and their children, Riley and Rebecca.  Megan's parents, Jean and Baker Ferguson, founded L'Ecole in 1983. In 1989, Marty and Megan moved to Walla Walla and Marty became manager and winemaker of L'Ecole.  Marty, along with Norm McKibben and Gary Figgins (see below) were the three most important figures in starting viticulture in the Walla Walla Valley.  Marty is one of the most revered figures in Walla Walla.   Gary Figgins is the founder of Leonetti Cellar, which was Walla Walla's first commercial winery. The Figgins family has been in Walla Walla for over a century and Gary learned viticulture from his uncles, who were farmers. He is self-taught and has done miraculous things for Walla Walla – Leonetti's wines were among the first to gain high scores and national recognition for the valley. Gary and his wife Nancy passed on the winery to their kids, Chris and Amy, but Gary is a major figure in the development of Walla Walla and is still active in vineyard consulting.   Christophe Baron is a native of Champagne and came to Walla Walla in 1993 while doing an internship at a vineyard in Oregon. He saw the famed “rocks” of the Milton-Freewater district that looked like the puddingstone in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and decided to buy 10 acres for his Cayuse Vineyards. The waitlist for the winery is many years deep, so Cayuse's wines are only available to us on the secondary market (auctions and stuff – there is a podcast to come on auctions that will make that secondary market easy to understand!). He's essential to helping make Walla Walla wine a coveted, hard to get luxury!   Dennis Murphy mentions other important wineries: Gramercy Cellars, Va Piano, and Hanatoro, to name a few!    Finally, we discuss a few vineyards: Seven Hills and Sevein: These are top vineyards of Walla Walla. They have unique soils and are managed by the founding fathers of Walla Walla – Norm McKibben, Marty, Clubb, Gary Figgins, and a few others, with many top wineries sourcing from this land. Photo: Seven Hills Vineyard After the intro, Dennis and I discuss Caprio, and its vineyards and its wines, which are quite tasty. Dennis discusses winemaking techniques, viticulture and sustainability, and his unique, very welcoming hospitality model. He has recently purchased a stake in Pepper Bridge and Amavi, so we discuss that briefly as well.   If you haven't been to Walla Walla, put it on the list. In many ways it represents the. best of the American wine industry -- collegial, entrepreneurial, with a focus on hard work and quality. Who could ask for more?   Photo: Caprio Cellars _________________________________________________________________ Registration for the FREE Wines of the Médoc Class is here:  Session 1, October 21 at 8 PM Eastern Session 2, October 28, at 8 PM Eastern   Thanks for our sponsors this week: Wine Access: Access to the best wines for the best prices! For 15% off your next order, go to www.wineaccess.com/normal To become a member of Patreon go to www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople To register for an AWESOME, LIVE WFNP class with Elizabeth go to: www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes

Life Between the Vines
Podcast #458 – Select Winemaker Stories Part Three

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 43:06


This week we feature part three of our very popular “Select Winemaker Stories” segment. These interviews took place between 2012 through 2020 with winemakers from Australia, Willamette Valley, France, Napa Valley and Sonoma. Please enjoy and send any comments to ray@lifebetweenthevines.com. We appreciate you listening! Winemaker Stories in order of appearance: -George Martinelli/Martinelli Winery, Sonoma [...]

BE with Champions
Sam Appleton, IM 70.3 Champion, one of the most successful middle-distance triathletes on the planet!

BE with Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 88:57


Sam Appleton joins me in the studio. Sam is one of the most successful middle-distance triathletes on the planet.   Winning a multitude of the biggest IM 70.3s in the world, placing 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th at the IM 70.3 World Championships. To me, it feels like his time to crack the podium and take the win will be soon.   If the World Championships were in the Napa Valley wine region of California this man would have plenty of hardware... he's won, the Vineman now Santa Rosa 70.3 four times from five starts.   He's currently ranked 12th on the World Rankings with enormous potential to leap up to the top.   It's a pleasure to have one of the best men I know in the studio.   In this episode, Sam is an open book. He shares the ups and downs of being a professional athlete with absolute honesty and vulnerability. We have some fun with the rapid-fire questions and Sam describes his intent for the 2022 season.   I personally thoroughly enjoyed this conversation.   Discount Codes and Deals   Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/greg FormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG2021 at checkout. Athletic Brewing - AthleticBrewing.com use code Greg20 at checkout   Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" 

California Now Podcast
Essential Tips for California Road Trips

California Now Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:59


In this episode of the California Now Podcast, host Soterios Johnson interviews three travel and lifestyle influencers and gets them to share their top tips and must-dos while road-tripping across the state. First, Johnson connects with Amber Mamian, a Temecula-based mother of six and the founder of the family travel website Global Munchkins. She talks about her family's recent journey from Hollywood to Oceanside, with a fun-filled stop in Huntington Beach. Whether it was indulging in a cotton candy dessert in the shape of Marie Antoinette's wig, or exploring the California Surf Museum, she says the whole family was enthralled (and behaved admirably) from start to finish. Next, Johnson talks to Francesca Murray, the travel writer and influencer behind One Girl One World. Murray recently embarked on road trips in Southern California and the Central Coast, and she offered fresh insights from both. From the luxurious shops of Laguna Beach to the chill vibes of Catalina to the breathtaking vistas of Big Sur, Murray says you feel like you're traveling the world within the state's borders. Finally, Johnson chats with Henry Wu, a San Francisco–based photographer and co-founder of This Life of Travel, who recently took a mini-break in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Wu tells Johnson about a few must-visit places in wine country, and also shares some expert-level tips for taking stunning, Instagram-worthy photos of it all.

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast
Episode 33: Doug Margerum, Margerum Wine Company

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:17


This week, we sit down and chat with Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company. We talk alot of food and wine with some funny stories. We also tasted two of his wine selections. Don't forget to Share and SubscribeDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate and Review! 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! Lukehttps://www.patreon.com/corkandtaylor​Check out our Cork and Taylor Wine Collection by going to the link below. We have partnered with some awesome wineries to bring wine country to your door. Remember to use CorkTaylor when you check out at each of their shops!https://www.corkandtaylor.com/winecollection

The James Suckling Wine Podcast
TASTING CHAPPELLET WINERY'S 2019 VINTAGE

The James Suckling Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 17:20


James sits down with Chairman Cyril Chappellet and winemaker Philip Corallo-Titus to talk about the Napa Valley winery's 2019 vintage. "It's like two great vintages back to back," Philip says in comparing 2019 and 2018. "The '18s were just very forward, big, structural wines and were just heralded as this great vintage, and it is. And then the '19 came along, and my opinion is that ... it's like a 'Do you like John Lennon or Paul McCartney?' kind of thing. And I've always been a little bit of a fan of this '19 vintage because of this real focus that it has, and there's just a depth and concentration and center of gravity, but not on a big scale of tannins."

Hopewell Baptist Church
Bearing Fruit

Hopewell Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 42:07


"Bearing Fruit" was preached by Pastor Mike Ray at Hopewell Baptist Church on Wednesday evening, 10/6/2021. You can watch the video archive of this sermon on our church website. You can also watch archived services on Vimeo, YouTube, Medium, or audio podcast. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Hopewell Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church in Napa, California pastored by Mike Ray. It is Bible-based with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Hopewell is dedicated to bringing the water of life to the Napa Valley and beyond.

Live Purely with Elizabeth
Changing The Luxury Skin Care Brand From the Inside Out: April Gargiulo of Vintner's Daughter

Live Purely with Elizabeth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 44:16


Elizabeth welcomes April Gargiulo, founder of the category changing and award winning skin care brand Vintner's Daughter. April shares how her family's legacy of winemaking in Napa Valley helped shape a vision of creating a luxury skin care brand that was pure, uniquely powerful, and felt like a gift from nature. She talks about the intention behind the top of the line choice ingredients in both the Active Treatment Essence and Botanical Serum, how she built a brand from the ground up with no marketing, and how she stayed disciplined and aligned with her values even during obstacles and challenges. April mentions some fun “pinch me” moments where she knew her brand was a hit, and how Vintner's Daughter simplifies and disrupts skin care as we know it. Mentioned: Vintner's Daughter@vintnersdaughterRosemary GladstarOSEABrother VelliesHoliFrog goopSally RooneyMoney Heist Jim Collins Say Hi To Elizabeth and Purely Elizabeth: WebsiteInstagram

WeedMan 420 Chronicles
Ep 66. ~ I dip, you dip, she dips. In the cannabutter of course!

WeedMan 420 Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 71:04


Bold Latina, Suzie Placencia making her name in the cannabis arena. The rise of cannabis, as THC levels increase in strains what are you experiencing? It's all about the ratio, CBD:THC. Bring on the balance!  Menopause, hot flashes and cannabis. Can it really help?  Cannabis makes its way into Napa Valley wines. Yep, you heard it here. Now go find some! Tik Tok, and other social media platforms getting air time from cannabis ads and as always, news from around the world.   Enjoy the show! Thanks for listening and as always, hit us up!  Twitter: @weedman420pod IG: @weedman420chronicles email: weedman420chronicles@gmail.com  COPYRIGHT 2021 WeedMan420 Chronicles©

Life Between the Vines
Podcast #457 – More Select Winemaker Stories.

Life Between the Vines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 57:14


Our previous podcast focusing on “Select Winemaker Stories” was so very successful, we decided to add more select stories from some favorite winemakers. This time we feature vintners from Italy, Napa Valley, St Louis, Sonoma, Chicago and Ohio. Some of these interviews date back to 2012 and the best part is that they were recorded [...]

Normal School of Wine The Podcast
Woke Whites: White Wines are Real Wines Too

Normal School of Wine The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 54:33


Leave those tiki torches home because we are talking woke whites - We don't want to hear “I don't like white wine” as we leave the 8-crayon crayola box behind and explore a world beyond Pinot Grigio (ok, three wines...) . Another wine legend leaves us, Sting gets stung, and the dynamic duo dives into some very woke white sponsored by Georgia-based distributor Rive Gauche Wines.Our Picks for this Episode are:Elbling "Trocken" by Hild, Mosel - GA@hild.wineImported by: Vom Boden @vombodenHinter der Mauer, Central Coast, California - USA@tatomer    www.tatomerwines.comAnnia White Wine by Massican, Napa Valley, California - USA@massicanwinery   www.massican.comA special thanks to this episode's sponsors:Rive Gauche Wines of Georgia   @rivegauchewineco    www.rivegauche.comCirca_Alejandro  @circa_alejandro    www.circa_alejandro.comJ's Bottle Shop   @jsbottleshop     www.jsbottleshop.comNORMAL SCHOOL OF WINEWine Wisdom for Everyday LifeDon't forget to check-out our current Roster of virtual CLASSES, COURSES, and EVENTS from anywhere in the world here - subscribe so you can be alerted when we post new classes (classes are weekly and new classes are posted monthly) - and FOLLOW US, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and Send us question and feedback!Current Classes and Courses check it out hereTwitter  @winenormalInsta @normalschoolofwine www.normalschoolofwine.com

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with wine oracle Paul Mabray!

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 35:47


"We pair people with bottles that bring them joy."  - PixDO NOT MISS Paul's newest endeavor - Pix, launching this week! Sign up here: https://www.pix.wine/ Episode Wine Offer. Viewers receive 20% off; members receive 30% off.Use coupon code HAPPY39; expires Sunday, 10/3 Featured wines available here: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast
Episode 206 - Redwood Empire with Lauren Patz

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 86:23


In this barrel-aged deep dive into Bourbon and American whiskey with distiller Lauren Patz, some of the topics we discuss include: How Lauren's roots in Napa Valley winemaking led her to fall in love with the craft of distillation and barrel maturation. Why California in general (and Northern California, in particular) is a burgeoning American whiskey ecosystem bursting with local grain, available cooperage, and more native wine finishing opportunities than anywhere else in the country. Then we walk through Lauren's method for making Redwood Empire Whiskey step-by-step, examining her approach to important procedural touchpoints like malting, fermentation, sourcing, maturation, and blending. We also sample a delicious new product offering called “Grizzly Beast,” which is a bonded bourbon whiskey made using some of the first barrels of whiskey laid down by Redwood Empire in their early days of operation. We also take some time to work through Lauren's approach to evaluating and judging bourbon and American whiskey as an anchor judge for the American Distilling Institute's annual judging of craft spirits. Along the way, we chat about the wheat-and-rye hybrid grain you've never heard of, the virtues of “negative capability,” what to drink with Dune author Frank Herbert, and much, much more. This episode is brought to you by Near Country Provisions. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic and want to enjoy ethically raised (and delicious) meat from local farmers delivered to your door every month, then you need Near Country in your life. Head over to NearCountry.com and enter the code BARCART when you sign up for your subscription to receive 2 free pounds of bacon or ground beef in your first delivery.

Hopewell Baptist Church
Telling and Compelling

Hopewell Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 42:05


"Telling and Compelling" was preached by Pastor Mike Ray at Hopewell Baptist Church on Wednesday evening, 9/29/2021. You can watch the video archive of this sermon on our church website. You can also watch archived services on Vimeo, YouTube, Medium, or audio podcast. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Hopewell Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church in Napa, California pastored by Mike Ray. It is Bible-based with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Hopewell is dedicated to bringing the water of life to the Napa Valley and beyond.

The James Suckling Wine Podcast
DISCUSSING PYM-RAE 2016, 2017 AND 2018 WITH JUSTINE TESSERON

The James Suckling Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 15:16


In this tasting with Justine Tesseron of Pym-Rae (the Napa Valley estate of Bordeaux's Château Pontet-Canet), James explores the 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages.  Justine notes that the 2017 (80 percent cabernet sauvignon, 20 percent merlot) is different from the 2016 in terms of the assemblage, as one parcel was left out due to the effects of a hotter climate. However, she prefers the 2018. "I think we gained precision in purity of fruits,” she said of the vintage. James agrees that the 2018 is the signature Pym-Rae. He finds that the wood shows more in this vintage and there is a balanced acidity level.

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane
Ep. 130: Matt Dees - The Hilt Estate and Jonata

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 86:37


This episode of the Podcast features Matt Dees, winemaker for the Hilt Estate and Jonata wineries in Santa Barbara County. Matt and I talked about his background, the building of the Jonata, and the new Hilt Estate in the Santa Rita Hills AVA. I had a great time talking with Matt and came away more prepared to make my own wines from Santa Barbara for the first time this 2021 harvest. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Hilt Estate - Santa Rita Hills, California Jonata Winery - Santa Ynez, California

The Black Wine Guy Experience
Been Around The World. Jeff Porter's Sips and Trips.

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 100:26


MJ's guest is seasoned sommelier, wine educator and founder of Volcanic Selections, Jeff Porter. Jeff has been featured in numerous major food and wine publications, such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Eater and The Financial Times. Jeff's sommelier career began in Napa Valley, where he worked at Tra Vigne Ristorante in St. Helena. He joined the Bastianich Hospitality Group in 2009 at Osteria Mozza under the auspice of James Beard Award winning chef Nancy Silverton. In 2011 he moved to New York to become the wine director for Del Posto. In 2014, Jeff became the Beverage Operations Director, overseeing the beverage programs for Babbo, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, Babbo Pizzeria and more. In 2019, Jeff left the Bastianich group and began his consulting career and a web series about wine, life, and culture called Sip Trip. And in 2020, Jeff opened Volcanic Selections, an import and distribution business. Outside of beverages, Jeff is an avid at-home cook, doting father, passionate traveler, and a lover of all things barbecue.Jeff's passion for food and wine comes through, literally, in this episode. Jeff is the first guest to bring a meal - burger and fries - to accompany his wine selection of A 2019 Dolcetto D'Alba and a 2013 Henskens Rankin of Tasmania Brut Rose'. Neither disappoint. Originally from Texas, Jeff understands a good meal, and it wasn't until his college days - working at a German restaurant as a dishwasher - did he start to understand wine and all its beauty and complexities. MJ and Jeff have only just begun with this conversation, tackling items one by one such as how Jeff went from a small suburb north of Dallas to the inner city of Los Angeles working as a teacher for Teach for America, right out of UT-Austin. Jeff talks about the inspiration he gained from his father who gifted him WINE by Hugh Johnson; his time at Tra Vigne Ristorante and how he learned he had one job: make people happy; essentially throwing a party each and every night. It's Part 1 with Jeff Porter, and it's a juicy one. A huge thank you to Jeff Porter! Follow him on IG @drinkeatlove Check out Volcanic Selectionshttps://volcanicselections.com/ Follow them on IG @volcanicselections This episode's in studio wine:2013 Henskens Rankin of Tasmania Brut Rose'2019 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba______________________________________________________________Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! Don't forget to subscribe and be sure to give The Black Wine Guy Experience a five-star review on whichever platform you listen to.For insider info from MJ and exclusive content from the show sign up at Blackwineguy.comFollow MJ @blackwineguy Thank you to our sponsor Skurnik Wine and Spirits, one of the most trusted names in wine for the past 30 plus years. Check them out: https://www.skurnik.com/ Love this podcast? Love the cool content? Get a producer like mine by reaching out to the badass team at Necessary Media. www.necessarymediaproductions.com@necessary_media_ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with wine guide, Noel Burgess!

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 40:19


The James Suckling Wine Podcast
NAPA'S NEW BLOCKBUSTER WINERY: PROMONTORY VERTICAL TASTING

The James Suckling Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:34


Will Harlan, the director of Promontory winery in Napa Valley, talks about the terroir of Promontory and how it and the other Harlan properties – Harlan Estate and BOND – came into being, and then goes through a vertical tasting of Promontory's flagship wine with James and his masterclass as part of Great Wines of the World Autumn Edition 3.Promontory is one of the most unique wine-growing endeavors in California's Napa Valley. The estate lands were first discovered by Bill Harlan in the 1980s, who perceived the potential for something special, and the vineyards were purchased by the family in 2008. Since then, the second generation, led by Will Harlan and director of wine growing, Cory Empting, have been working to understand the wild character of the land, and faithfully translate it through the wine.Promontory Napa Valley 2012Promontory Napa Valley 2013Promontory Napa Valley 2014Promontory Napa Valley 2015Promontory Napa Valley 2016

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast
Episode 32: Shane Soldinger , Silver Trident Winery (Napa)

Cork & Taylor Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 42:26


This week, we sit down and chat with Shane Soldinger of Silver Trident Winery out of Napa Valley. An awesome experience tasting their wines paired with potato chips. Really cool experience and a fun chat from this winery rocker whose dog is simply named Keith Richards.Don't forget to Subscribe, Rate and Review! 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! Lukehttps://www.patreon.com/corkandtaylor​Check out our Cork and Taylor Wine Collection by going to the link below. We have partnered with some awesome wineries to bring wine country to your door. Remember to use CorkTaylor when you check out at each of their shops!https://www.corkandtaylor.com/winecollection

Nine One Wine Podcast
Oranges, the new gateway drug feat. Anthony Biagi & Jesse Fox

Nine One Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 60:09


Episode 22 welcomes two guests, Anthony Biagi and Jesse Fox, to review the June 2021 and August 1993 police logs and discuss the hot topics of the Napa Valley. Learn about each winemakers individual journey through their own projects and in combination at Amici Cellars. The group enjoyed multiple wines including Amici Hyde Chardonnay,  Amici Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Hourglass Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. All unique and delicious in flavor. Savory food was sponsored by Legit Previsions, listen in for a special discount code. Highlights of the episode include Lyman Park scandals, Pacaso housing, contractor stings, and what constitutes a warming fire. Enjoy another fabulous Nine One Wine episode. 

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane
Ep. 129: Danielle Cyrot - Cade Winery

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 60:53


This episode of the Podcast features Danielle Cyrot, who is the winemaker for Cade Winery and 13th Vineyard on Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. Our conversation ranges from mountain winemaking, the trials of the 2020 vintage, Cade's growth with the acquisition of 13th Vineyard, the Plumpjack group, and LEED Certification for wineries.

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE: Karen Dubin!

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 60:36


Learn more: http://www.sniffapalooza.com/Viewers receive 20% off (members receive 30% off) on featured wines and perfume! Use code HAPPY38. Expires Sunday 9/26.Find featured wines: https://jcblive.tv/2XMetaF

Entrepreneurs on Fire
Building the Next Napa Valley, In the HIMALAYAS with Michael Juergens

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 20:55


Michael is a wine expert, author, professor, drummer, international business consultant, founder Bhutan Wine Company, owner SoCal Rum, Drinking & Knowing Things. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Only do epic stuff with cool people or you won't be able to maximize the ROI of the time you have on this planet. 2. Bhutanese have a concept called “Gross Domestic Happiness” instead of “Gross Domestic Product.” They give importance to the happiness of their citizens over any arbitrary economic success. 3. You can't let the risk get in the way of moving forward. What you have to do is monitor the risk and try different ways. Become the go-to wine person in your friends group in six months - Drinking And Knowing Things Sponsors: Thrivetime Show: Looking for a business coach who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs just like you to increase their profitability by an average of 104% per year? Schedule your free consultation today with Clay Clark at ThrivetimeShow.com/fire! ZipRecruiter: When you post a job on ZipRecruiter, their matching technology finds qualified candidates and invites them to apply! Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/fire.

Alexa Entrepreneurs On Fire
Building the Next Napa Valley, In the HIMALAYAS with Michael Juergens

Alexa Entrepreneurs On Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 20:55


Michael is a wine expert, author, professor, drummer, international business consultant, founder Bhutan Wine Company, owner SoCal Rum, Drinking & Knowing Things. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Only do epic stuff with cool people or you won't be able to maximize the ROI of the time you have on this planet. 2. Bhutanese have a concept called “Gross Domestic Happiness” instead of “Gross Domestic Product.” They give importance to the happiness of their citizens over any arbitrary economic success. 3. You can't let the risk get in the way of moving forward. What you have to do is monitor the risk and try different ways. Become the go-to wine person in your friends group in six months - Drinking And Knowing Things Sponsors: Thrivetime Show: Looking for a business coach who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs just like you to increase their profitability by an average of 104% per year? Schedule your free consultation today with Clay Clark at ThrivetimeShow.com/fire! ZipRecruiter: When you post a job on ZipRecruiter, their matching technology finds qualified candidates and invites them to apply! Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/fire.

Best of 670 The Score
Scorecard: PGA in Napa Valley, Don Pieper interview (Hour 1)

Best of 670 The Score

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 45:14


The Scorecard with Barry Cronin and Mike Esposito begins this week with the guys looking at the PGA Tour at the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley. Later, Don Pieper, head pro at Merit Club, joins the show. (09-18-21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Westerly Sun
Westerly Sun - 2021-09-15: Paul Leonard Briggs, Ocean House Dinner, and Anthony Michael Hundt

The Westerly Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 2:28


You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native, Paul Leonard Briggs was an American football tackle who played one season with the Detroit Lions in the NFL? He played college football at the University of Colorado and attended Grand Junction High School. Briggs would serve in the Navy in 1943 and earned a bronze star and purple heart after being hit during a kamikaze attack. He was the head football coach of Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California from 1953 to 1985. Next, a fun activity to do tomorrow.. If you have the means and you're in the mood to really splurge, the Ocean House is hosting a dinner from 7 to 10pm tomorrow with a four course meal and wine pairings from Harlan Estate of Napa Valley. The price is an eye-watering $1,000 per person but a bottle of mouth-watering 1996 Harlan Estate which you'll get to try retails for $1,499. We won't be there, but if you do, enjoy! Looking for a new role? We're here to help. Today's Job posting comes from Aramark in Westerly. They're looking for food service workers. Experience preferred and must be able to do occasional heavy lifting of up to 25 pounds. If you'd like to learn more or apply, you can do so by using the link in our episode description.  https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=d06937ce8054ae33&advn=3085667542396710 Today we're remembering the life of Anthony Michael Hundt, of Westerly, RI. Anthony was born in 1990, in New Haven CT. He loved animals, fishing, skateboarding, concerts and going on road trips. Most of all, Anthony loved his family and his friends. He meant so much to so many people, his smile was contagious and his laugh resonated with anyone who heard it. Anthony was survived by his father, mother, sister, brother and grandfather. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate Anthony's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
Fortinet Championship DFS Picks & Best Bets | Golf Gambling Podcast (Ep. 88)

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 44:53


In this episode of the Golf Gambling Podcast on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network, Steve Schirmer once again rides SOLO to break down DFS and the betting card for the Fortinet Championship. Before he gives out his best plays of the week, Steve gets a bunch of stuff off his chest about the New York Giants. Then he gives a quick weather report from Napa Valley, as well as current ownership projections on DraftKings for the tournament. Then he gives a thorough analysis of all his favorite plays and fades in DraftKings from each price range. Topics include if it's worth paying up for Jon Rahm, whether Chez Reavie is good chalk, and how he's using recent Korn Ferry Tour graduates. Then he closes the show with some of his favorite Fortinet Championship picks from the WynnBet Sportsbook, including outrights, matchup props, and positional props. Download it the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | Pickswise.com | Oddscrowd.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Course Of Life
No Phone Call and Don Donatello

The Course Of Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 48:08


Steve Stricker put out his Captain Picks for the Ryder Cup, and hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell didn't get a call to let them know they weren't getting picked. But regardless, this new US Team doesn't appear to have the makings of being victorious over a loaded European Team (1:46). The new 2021-2022 PGA Tour season kicks off this weekend in Napa Valley, where Jon Rahm is getting one last tune up before the Ryder Cup (8:55). In Tuned In, Alex is flashing back to the 1990's and the Monika Lewinsky scandal, while Michael is listening to a new Australian podcast about the British stealing your country's historical artifacts (12:00). Former Big Break contestant Don Donatello chats with Alex about life on the Golf Channel reality show, plus his new life as a caddy on the PGA Tour (15:46). Football season is in full swing, as Alex's college football cards start to fill out (40:35), but the podcast's favorite NFL teams are not doing too well (41:28), and Michael's Yankees are falling hard (43:03). But as the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex is getting ready for passed appetizers at weddings, and Michael is gloating about his bountiful kitchen this weekend (43:55). Listen + Love + Subscribe: http://bit.ly/3fdoQed  Part of the Morning Read Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3k0jSnk Support the First Tee - Greater Austin: https://bit.ly/3n09U4I  Have you listened to our new food podcast? https://bit.ly/3vrJvj9  Join us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2NpEIKJ  Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2QJhZLQ  Watch us on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3qvq4Dt 

Who’s Your Caddy?
9.14.21 - Fortinet Championship Preview

Who’s Your Caddy?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 34:10


We're back with more golf talk for the 2021-22 PGA Tour Season! This week, Chief and Legs preview the Fortinet Championship, formerly the Safeway Open. The guys like World #1 Jon Rahm, along with Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris, and reigning Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama. A full-field will head to Napa Valley to sip some vino, and take on Johnny Miller's course at the legendary Silverado Resort & Spa. Who will be heading into Ryder Cup week with a W? Please make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @blatantgolf @Blatant_Chief @LiamBlatant @BlatantLegsBets

Sliding Doors with Elle Ferguson
April Gargiulo - from wine-maker to luxury skincare creator

Sliding Doors with Elle Ferguson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 33:00


How do you go from working in the family wine business in Napa Valley to creating a cult luxury skincare brand? Founder and CEO of Vintner's Daughter April Gargiulo shares with host Elle Ferguson how she transferred her expertise in sourcing high-quality ingredients, thoughtful craftsmanship and a refusal to take shortcuts to create an incredible skincare product. *Spoiler alert* This episode contains stories about April buying expensive skincare in her 20's while her girlfriends were buying Fendi handbags, why the brand doesn't do marketing and why she believes ‘fewer and better' is best for both skin and the environment! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your Best Bet
Previewing the Fortnite Championship

Your Best Bet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 52:33


Zach, Johnny, and Phil review the Ryder Cup Captain's picks made by Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington. Did they get them right? What to make of Pat Reed? And then they preview the "Fortnite" Championship out in Napa Valley this week, give out some of their picks, and debate Matt Kuchar versus Hayden Buckley!

Bettor Up Podcast
Napa Golf!! 2021 Fortinet Championship Picks & Ryder Cup Roster Reaction

Bettor Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 63:05


The 2021-22 PGA Tour season kicks off in the Napa Valley with the former Safeway Open, now the Fortinet Championship.  Mikey and James give you their betting tips and DFS advice, and also break down the Ryder Cup rosters.TIME CODESRyder Cup Roster Reactions: 3:00Course Preview/Stats: 17:00Betting: 23:30Draft Kings: 39:50One and Done: 1:01:00

Fine Wine Confidential Podcast
EPISODE # 25 JOY TING/WINEMAKERS RESEARCH EXCHANGE COORDINATOR

Fine Wine Confidential Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 46:01


Joy Ting fell for the wine bug after a trip visiting here boyfriend, now her husband, while he was stationed in Northern California during his stint in the Air Force.  They took a trip to Napa Valley and that experience intrigued the both of them.  When they settled in Charlottesville, Virginia because he got a position at University of Virginia in the medical department she realized quickly that her degree in Marine Biology wasn't going to lead to a budding career there.  After taking some teaching positions she start to take the accredited viticulture courses at Piedmont Valley Community College in Charlottesville and would then teach several course in the Science of Wine. She got her big break when Michael Shaps hired her in 2013 as his Lab Technician at Michael Shaps Wineworks.  Because of the contract winemaking that Michael was doing they could afford a full-time Lab person.  Eventually, she would move into the role of the production manager in 2015 and from 2016 to 2018 she took on the winemaking duties as Jake Busching who was there moved into the vineyard side of the business..The Winemakers Research Exchange which Joy is currently in charge of as the Coordinator began started when it received a grant from the Monticello Wine Trail in 2014.  In 2016 WRE was funded in total by the Virginia Wine Board and was extend its services to the entire state of Virginia and its winegrowers.Additionally, Joy still produces small amounts of wine under her own wine label, Joy Ting Wine.  Well worth a search if you can find any as they are terrific expressions of the specific vineyards and terroir she sources grapes fromHIGHLIGHTS:a).  She recounts her trip to Napa and how it has such an effect on both her and her husbanc.b).  Explains how she was fortunate to get in the wine business after having a degree in Marine Biology, Biology being her first love.c). Gives me some perspective on why working for Michael Shaps at his Wineworks was so instrumental in her knowledge and development in both research and winemaking, which she still enjoys today.d). Recants that when she took the position at Winemakers Research Exchange, (WRE) she wanted to still continue to make wine on her own and they not only agreed but believed she should continue as it would remind her daily of what the winemakers she would be working with at WRE were experiencing.  In essence to keep her in touch with the reality of winegrowing.e).  Shares stories from the early days of during the formation of what would become WRE when a small group of winemakers received a grant from the Monticello Wine Trail which would ultimately lead to the Virginia Wine Board taking over the funding at substantially higher levels allowing for her full-time positions as the Coordinator and extending it to the entire state of Virginia and its winemaking community.f). Joy shares her opinion about the future of winegrowing in Virginia and the role that hybrids will most likely play along with grape varietals that are being developed for the future.Much, Much more.  It is a terrific interview and you can download the full text transcript on my website.   Thanks for listening.

The WODcast Podcast
484 David Vanderveen - C0-founder XS Energy Drink

The WODcast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 105:01


Growing up in West Michigan, David Vanderveen and his older brother learned how to surf among the sometimes ferocious fresh-water waves created during storms on Lake Michigan. He was arrested for skateboarding in empty city pools and was kicked out of school three times—twice for his poetry (once in 7th grade and again during his junior year at Wheaton College) and once for his exceptional cocktail mixology skills (also in 7th grade, but not at Wheaton). After some negotiations and promises to stop with the poetry, David matriculated to and graduated from Calvin College, Wheaton's sister school, with degrees in philosophy and political science. Due to a market shortage of philosophy career positions, he worked as an daily news editor and hand model in Japan, a director of public affairs in Michigan, co-founder of a bespoke crystal-powered chakra aligning jewelry company in the Midwest, a marketing director in the Napa Valley, the co-founder of a chaotic Venezuelan biotech and pharmaceutical company, a grassroots political organizer, an exporter of artificial heart valves to Pakistan, a technology sales and marketing executive, and chief technology officer at a series of small and large tech companies. David participated in the Dot-Com revolution (neither proletariat nor bourgeoisie) and briefly owned a small Red Bull distributorship as part of said revolution. Never one to quit, he failed to get off the Dot-Com merry-go-round before the music ran out. He left tech when the founder of Znetix, where David was the CTO, was arrested for the largest case of investor fraud in Washington State's history. Oh, and David also co-founded XS, a global energy drink brand that has generated over US $2 billion in revenue, sold more than one billion cans, and shared over US$500 million in profits with an army of independent business owners around the world. David has leapt from the frying pan into the fire multiple times and lived to tell about it. He doesn't recommend it. That said, if you're interested in a career-as-roller-coaster-ride and life as an adventure, David has a lot to offer. Exclusive to WODcast listeners: * THORNE: Health solutions Trusted by 40,000 medical professionals, over 100 professional and collegiate sports teams, the UFC, and now CrossFit. Thorne, the Official Supplement Partner of CrossFit. . Our exclusive WODCAST storefront can be found at thorne.com/u/wodcast – shop here for our crossfit 20% off discount. * MUDWTR is a coffee alternative with 1/7th the caffeine as a cup of coffee. Rather than relying on hundreds of milligrams of caffeine for energy mud leans on functional mushrooms and adaptogens for energy without the jitters and crash of caffeine. Visit mudwtr.com/wodcast to support the show and use code WODCAST at check out for $5 off 


Ketogeek's Podcast
74. The Deep Transformative Experience of a Veteran Turned Winemaker | David Grega

Ketogeek's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 103:48


From being in shape to weigh more than 300 pounds to making world-class wines in Napa Valley, David shares his unique, inspirational, and extremely deep philosophical journey, his transformation back to being lean, and the pearls of wisdom he has acquired over these extreme highs and lows. BIO: David is a combat veteran turned winemaker living in the Napa Valley. His focus is on discovering more about who and what he is and pursuing the highest potential in all aspects of life, personal, professional, spiritual, and physical. He shares his perspective while inspiring others to have the courage necessary to live in the most honest and open way possible. He has overcome several barriers in life including his health journey from being lean to over 300lbs and then losing weight to become lean again.   TIMESTAMPS: 1:20 Updates on Energy Pods and explanation 13:30 How did you get into a health and fitness lifestyle? 16:50 What was a daily routine in the military like? 20:02 How was your transition from military to civilian life? 25:03 How did you get into the wine world? 31:21 Starting a wine business vs. working as a winemaker for a company 32:42 How tough and competitive is the wine industry? 36:38 What started your transformation and philosophies in life? 42:15 How is the Jesuit sect different from other sects of Christianity? 46:42 How did you transform your life after gaining weight and facing life-threatening health deterioration after the military? 51:45 What kept you going during these struggles? 56:31 How "Batman" inspires him to tailor his diet! 59:06 How can a society develop a moral framework? 1:04:06 How do you perceive 'truth'? 1:07:22 The connection between truth and morality 1:14:19 What is wine, types of wine, and wine as a metaphor? 1:23:11 What do you do when you're handed your first bottle of wine and want to get started on drinking wine? 1:30:06 Why smart consumerism is essential in the food and wine world 1:35:40 Poor metabolic health and its correlation with COVID and various diseases 1:41:17 Final message for the audience 1:42:33 Final plugs GUEST LINKS: Instagram: David Grega (@warriorgrega)  KETOGEEK LINKS: Website: KetoGeek | Official Site Shop Energy Pods: Energy Pods – KetoGeek

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

EP275 - Mickey Drexler on DTC Mickey Drexler is the former CEO of Ann Taylor, The Gap, J. Crew, and is a former board member of Apple and Warby Parker. He is currently the CEO of Alex Mill, a digitally native vertical brand, founded by his son Alex Drexler. He has been dubbed the “Merchant Prince” for his successful turn around of Ann Taylor, and his dramatic transformation of The Gap. In this broad ranging interview, we cover his distinguished career, his opinion about the recent direct to consumer trends, and much more. The interview is full of juicy tidbits including: Getting kicked out of a Levi's meeting after turning The Gap into a vertical integrated brand with its' own label. His efforts to sell J. Crew to Amazon. He turned down Steve Jobs first request to serve on the Apple Board of Directors, and how he later helped Steve and Ron design the Apple retail store. Steve Jobs desire to be a direct to consumer brand. The pros and cons of intuition versus data to select merchandise. His cameo on Breaking Bad. How Old Navy was partially inspired by Targets early private label efforts. And much more Episode 275 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday September 8th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:24] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 275 being recorded on Wednesday September 8th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners. Jason last week we did a deep dive into the Warby Parker and all boobs s-1 filings which was a lot of fun and we got a lot of really good conversation out there with listeners talking about digitally native vertical Brands and we thought you know who could we bring on that keep this conversation going who has experience with wholesale Brands retailers in a vertically integrated d2c brand I'm pretty sure there's only one person in our industry that checks all those boxes and it is industry luminary Mickey Drexler we are very excited to have Mickey on the show Welcome Mickey. Mickey: [1:19] Thank you for having me and I'm excited to be here. Jason: [1:23] Oh my gosh Mickey we are we are thrilled to chat with you I'm eager to get into all the juicy topics going on in the industry and kind of cover your background but we have to start with the most important thing first and you may not know this Mickey but Scott as very successful in the e-commerce industry and he's invested a lot of his earnings from that industry into the car wash industry and. The reason I bring this up is because you you have famously been on the TV Show Breaking Bad. And I think that Scott is basically the plot for Breaking Bad is that. Scot: [2:05] Yeah I'm sitting on pallets of cash right now. Mickey: [2:08] One of the highlights of my life nine takes but it was really a lot of fun and I love that show. Scot: [2:17] It is a it is a great one. Jason: [2:19] One of the best shows on TV. Yeah so yeah we could probably do a whole show about breaking bad which I'm going to resist the temptation so, Mickey normally we start up the show by letting the guest kind of tell us a little bit about their background that could be tricky in your case because a lot of us orders probably know some of the highlights of your background and your backgrounds amazing but like when you meet someone that doesn't know you like how do you describe your career. Mickey: [2:50] Well I say I'm a retailer and I leave it at that, no reason to go further sometimes people after the fact say gee I didn't know you are who you are and cetera but if they want to know then maybe answer some specific questions, but I don't give them my resume. Jason: [3:16] Nice well for the sake of our listeners I am going to break it down a little bit although I appreciate the the humility of it and you you tell me if I have a ride but like you grew up in the Northeast and and started your career in the apparel industry so you work for a bunch of storied apparel retailers Abrams and Strauss Macy's Bloomingdale's and if I ever write your first big job that I don't think that many people remember is you were the CEO at Ann Taylor. Mickey: [3:51] Yes by the way the Northeast means the Bronx to move is that was very special in my life so that's who I grew up. And my first after the three I had joined say Bloomingdale's then briefly Macy's, Then I then I decided I did not want to work in the department store business anymore and I was fortunate enough to, become CEO banjo which is a tiny company losing a lot of money owned by a larger company that happened on Brooks Brothers and probably never heard of the other companies who spoke to March around anymore, and I did that for four years and we were then taken over by big bureaucratic department store, and I decided I was never more disappointed at that point in my life I was a pretty young guy, and I wanted to leave because they didn't appreciate the business we were in it was all about bureaucracy was Alex Stewart. Who then eventually like to play towards I'm not sure who they bought but so I left I left a mess a mess I left it in Taylor. And moved to Gap in San Francisco. Jason: [5:14] Yep and then for other young kids listening to the podcast Gap is going to sound like this famous iconic brand but when you joined in the late 80s um they haven't may be achieved all of their success yet and so like, frankly you you are traded in for being that the CEO that led this, enormous expansion and growth both financially and in terms of popular awareness of the Gap and I want to say you, you watched a couple of the Gap Brands like Old Navy and Gap Kids and somewhat relevant to the conversations we have on this show a lot I think you made a pretty significant decision to take Gap from being a wholesaler that sold a fair amount of other people's Goods to a vertically integrated brand that primarily focused on making your own goods and selling them direct to Consumers through your stores do I have that right. Mickey: [6:09] Yeah yeah correct I joined Gap you don't mind if I correct details I join Gap, at the end of 1983, which is then it started as a hundred percent Levi's company they only bought from Levi's and then when I got there was about one-third of their business was Levi's, and long story short, I learned in my retail life than especially having worked alongside Brooks Brothers which was at the beginning of the decline Franklin, in the mid-80s but they were they own their label and they didn't sell wholesale them, and they did not have to worry about competitors etc etc and going on sale. [7:05] They also with the highest profit company in a relatively small conglomerate of retailers and the reason was their margins were very high. Because again they weren't dealing with competitive sales my department store experience was the opposite, if you're in buying wholesale someone else will put the goods on sale and of course today you know 30 years later plus it's the standard. [7:35] And so I decided when I got to Ann Taylor. [7:39] To own our own label over time I didn't want to deal with competitors who have the same Goods as we did and we did, to consumer or whatever you call it today and that was in 1980 1980, 1970 actually 74 5 trans legally 1980 exactly I joined them in 1980 so when I hear about direct-to-consumer today being the new heart area, it's been there has been a number of your few of us who did it, and through a profit point of view it was the only way I wanted to go not want to buy wholesale we, leave ours ironically after nearer to kick this out because they said we were copying them I'll never forget the lunch was a long boring lunch in San Francisco, and I said after I said they should have told us that right at the beginning so we didn't have to go through this long boring lunch when they when they then said would not sell you anymore well frankly I didn't really care and when you have news like that, you figure it out better than you don't have these like, so we stopped being buying wholesale from Levi's and great brand virus they were no hugely monstrous plan, and we did it on their own but that was fine and that's how it began. Jason: [9:08] That's amazing and I'm totally with you it's I talked to all these young entrepreneurs that just started a new direct to Consumer brand and many of them are under the misguided impression that it's a new business model that they just invented. Mickey: [9:21] I know well there's a few of us then and now there are many many of us, but it is what it was it was not where you could build a business and wake up in the morning and control, your inventory and your prices when I joined the apple board in, I think years later in 1999 Steve Jobs basically felt that's what he wanted to do with apple that was his first year there. And he wanted to go direct and of course she did continue doing business with Walmart and Target and all that but he became. Direct, probably the greatest retailer ever and but you know it's a standard today and there's nothing new about it in fact it's old and it is what it is. Jason: [10:18] Yeah no I tease people that the very first merchants of all times I you know made their own rugs and sold them direct to Consumer so that's that was the first Model like wholesale is the newer the newer model. And so I do so then the next chapter is going to be J.Crew and we're going to go back and talk about some of the interesting issues that you confronted in some of these places but I do want to just highlight, I assume you still follow the Gap the, I would check out because it seems like you took them predominantly Direct in a lot of their news lately I don't know you fought it but they have a partnership with Walmart for their home goods and I just saw something today that they announced that they're going to distribute Athleta which is there they're their work out a pair of brand on this doing really well through REI so it's almost like they're it's interesting that they're now adding some wholesale back to their mix. Mickey: [11:13] Yep well each company is entitled to you know they all have a point of view they have a vision and I think that's what there is is can argue with it. Jason: [11:24] Yeah no and obviously pros and cons to all of these so then you left the Gap was it around 2000 2002 something like that. Mickey: [11:33] Yes I think I left in I think 2001 yeah yeah they say I think I left in 2001, in fact September 26 to be exact. 2001 and I started at J.Crew who's counting January I think 25th or something in 2002. Jason: [11:58] Awesome and what was the circumstances that J.Crew when you started. Mickey: [12:03] Well it was a mess a complete mess by the way I know you mentioned this but I started Old Navy I do it you probably know that story right. Jason: [12:16] No no tell us. Mickey: [12:18] Well it's an interesting story there's an article in the New York Times page 4 5. In terms of some some things I never forgot that like that and I read about Target Corporation then known as they Hudson starting a company to copy the gap. And what do you do when someone wants to copy you get emotional you get crazy and then you fly to Minneapolis to the Mall of America and say okay I want to see what it looks like. And I walked in on you say probably four minutes and I said this is way way off so I was relieved, because to me everyone would sewing machine is your competitor potential, I walked out and said you know is a big research company you know they I know they do a lot of research very successful and today more than ever, stopping Chicago on the way back to San Francisco I visited. Two stores demographics would be a price point below where Gap trailer very few me we were very much. [13:29] Not expecting, and I spoke to the store managers which you have to do in this world today you speak to who deals with customers it's like I've always done that it's my rule in any case they taught me a lot of lessons, Gap was too expensive for this area things are always on sale and I knew that I pick those tubes that low-margin stores, long story short got flew to San Francisco thinking about that, check the jeans Business 80 percent of genes in America than was sold 25 years ago sold below $30 a hundred percent of our genes are above 30 dollars, so I say this is not this is not a stupid idea, for them because we are considered a little more expensive I gave 10 of our Associates, then two hundred dollars each I assign. Them to shop certain categories: Target Walmart then you came on versions and come back. [14:39] Let's discuss it in one week they all came back bottom line is, they care about product they carry about price they couldn't care less if it ended 99 Cents 87 cents as Walmart used to do, etcetera and and right after that meeting I just said we're going to do it we're going to open up, our version of it was called everyday hero, and a few people from Jenny mean who worked at Marvin's was running for the gap, Jeff Eiffel we moved over we started with a small group to do what was then had no name. [15:23] And Don Fisher was always you know he was always pretty open about entrepreneurial stuff and I said was starting his company we didn't have a name long story short, I couldn't come up with the name I was in Paris going to the airport and I see a bar on Rue Saint Germain called Old Navy. And I said to Maggie who was with me marketing I think what a great name for a company, registered the next day in America no one had it and that was the name now of course my board didn't really like name you know but to me your name your kids you're not going to have a negotiation over what you name them, we have a negotiation I hard to naming companies that have with horrible names and later on I'll tell you how we got the Old Navy from olden days, and that was the beginning first store open whole Gap Warehouse only had three names and I said, we do this and we have no gaps in five years so then the next door is called Old Navy and that's how we started today it's about probably 80 and 90% of the earnings of the Gap Corporation I'm guessing. But tremendously successful. Jason: [16:38] Yeah that has been the tide that has lifted all the the Gap boats for a while. And yeah that that is amazing you raise something that I have to ask though because it comes up a lot I work with a lot of Brands and these days I spend a lot of time cautioning them about how good the retailers are becoming it inventing their own Brands and and their first reaction is always the same is your trip to Minneapolis like you know targets not very good at this I'm not very worried right, and I think that was absolutely true back then and in many categories it still is true but I would argue that in some categories, and Target more so than most is getting darn good at this and you look today at like cat and Jack and they're very successfully competing with with Baby Gap and and you know sort of traditional brands. Mickey: [17:30] Hundred hundred percent I totally agree but you know what you're good at and the products right. And I think their inspiration I was told was the crew cuts I don't know if that's true or not I'm not the kids business anymore and I don't pay attention, but absolutely true look if it's a vision, and and the product is right and I always say the product has to be right and in their case you know the price is right well the past its product, quality of product value and that's by the way we did oh maybe that's the story in any business right product right value. Right marketing and emotional connection to it and then we had operated retail. And the style and taste is all for us it's very important. Jason: [18:23] So then we mentioned that you you started that that January a J.Crew which was a mess at the time, and I want to say one of the things you did for J.Crew kind of mirroring the Old Navy story is launched the Madewell brand there. Mickey: [18:41] Well I did that before I join J.Crew. I bought the name Madewell from a fellow named David Mullen who was it really nice company, hear that David used to work with me in wash it was a wash consult very talented guy showed me the name before I went to J.Crew, I love the longer it's very hard to name a company and the name immediately resonated with me, and I should Wanted You by Sly can't afford it, and so I paid $125,000 for the name which you know once you finish with those naming companies which I wouldn't want to do they'll charge you a million dollars will come up and bad names no offense the main companies. But but I thought the name 1937 already it had history it had a feeling it had emotion so I bought the name and tucked it away, and when we went public when we turn Jake you around, see I was there to about three or four years to you actually turn around always starts a year and a half later and that's three years later or whenever I thought it was time to start me. [20:04] So that's what we start the username and that was unlike every day unlike the everyday hero. Target this was a this was more complicated because the Old Navy was price point or two or three below gas. [20:25] This one and I might say was the first company to get to a billion dollars in sales as fast as they did until Apple get there. So it took off like a rocket at Old Navy like a rock it was really a very nice toy and maybe well was much more difficult, we took it we had a number of different people leading it, and we just couldn't get it going the right way I made a number of mistakes in opening up. Bedroom state which knows things it was real estate wasn't on Vine and that didn't work, we just didn't get our act together for at least four years in five years, and I was really upset because I said you know this is taking away from the value of our public company so we must 15 and 20 million dollars a year which I think we were maybe 15 million a year, you know you take the multiple of the stock and all the sudden you know the company's worth three hundred million dollars less because we're starting made well, so that kind of aggravated me couldn't get rid of that aggravation way things are but then some set. [21:43] I came back to the corporation he left for you or two and he was putting to be in charge of. Male and he did an incredible job and so he and I work very closely together. And I always merchandising Missouri involved. [22:06] And he did the design and he had a vision for design I had a vision well the storefront, it was kind of a I was always inspired by I think they're still around but I'm not sure a bread bread store in the village called the suvi oh maybe, I don't know if it's still there to be the bakery yes I always loved the way the storm was so we designed a store. I kind of felt like a see it was the studio I'm just actually look at a picture again we fun and we built a really I was really pleased with the store but I was not pleased with how the business was going, and some sack pinion looking at the storefront now online beautiful store and it's beautiful store goal, and emotion, and then when he came in the rest then this is starting to take off like a rocket plus woman named Mary. Who was jeans made merry new Mary knew more veggies. [23:19] And she joined us from Jay Vernon and Mary came in. Thanks Gary Pierson and she and some set and it takes people to do it we put together we became a major genes, that was our vision the best kind of jeans that not crazy designer prices and the company took off also at some point like a lock. And that was the story of Nemo. And you know all the retail to be all the over companies to Fashion they hit a wall at times and then they come back or they don't come back, and hitting a wall is part of what goes on every company I've been involved as hit a wall at some point it's a wall in any me to save it and bring it back or it or it continues to have a hard time. Jason: [24:17] For sure the side note another company hit a wall sadly was Vesuvio which is a hundred year old Bakery in SoHo I have some good news bad news they had a Hiatus and they reopened in like 20/20 so the last and I was is in SoHo they were they were open I had not heard what has happened since the pandemic and I can imagine it wasn't a great time for them so I hope they're doing well. Mickey: [24:43] We'll check it out and we'll let you know that's cool. Jason: [24:47] Awesome so then I do want to kind of just wrap up the clear stuff and then we're going to dive in a little deeper on a few of the things that we've already talked about but so today you are Alex Mill and do you want to tell us a little bit about Alex. Mickey: [25:01] Yeah sure Alex my son or Alex. Jason: [25:03] We're both I was waiting for you to tell that yes. Mickey: [25:08] Well my son started the business in 2005 13, and he just started I was very involved and I pretty much had nothing to do with it at all which he reminded me when I started here, he says you know you don't even wear our t-shirts which were famous for. And he was right I just didn't pay any attention and I probably should have but he didn't ask me really and he was a wholesale come. And we do business it was kind of cool we had a little bit of a cult following and and I'm allergic to high prices which really gets translated as too bad value, you know I don't mind high prices in certain categories or where you get what you pay for for a you know the prices are ridiculous but you might learn from his luggage or whatever from a mess, but we designer clothes in general so he went along I went along he. [26:18] When I left J.Crew I didn't think anything about his business but when some stack. Who is he quit he had a non-compete and I was his age. So we need help I hope to get jobs in the industry part-time jobs freelance because he walked away from a very very big job, and so the day his non-compete was up, I that was the day he was a beginning of a new Alex will be in some segments and do each other, and Alex was very happy that he would find some partner and some seconds considered the founder of the company he's a major shareholder long of Alex and myself, and he joined us. [27:16] And then I was very happy kind of had a job again because I was doing stuff but not doing what I love to do which is be involved in building a company Vision etcetera, so I joined I think it was about two and a half years ago I'm not even sure the day. And we had a little tiny office which I'm now we doubled the space instead, that we start to build a business and we had a vision and a woman's and Alex and I at the beginning or I would say it wasn't a marriage made in heaven, it's the it's the come one since when and it took a lot of work and a lot of a lot of help. And we finally listening I'm going to say that he's going to listening to his mother my wife about making certain that he and I get along and I did that with him, it was like another else conversation and it's been really really nice over the last number of months but it's hard. To be with your dad and I was trying to figure out is he. Someone I work with or is he my son and it's extremely difficult and he kept dealing with me as whatever I done. [28:40] And so now he's you know he's a partner along with some set and and Hussein. And we hired a team and it's very hard to start a company I had the bank of Gap in the Bank of J.Crew in my other two startups now I didn't have their back. And so we funded us elves which in a way is really good I also do want to have for the first time in my life. Too many opinions that weren't right and that was a blessing even though you know I'm doing this for a million years, if we're right we're right if we're wrong way wrong but my best board members were always people I knew anyway not necessarily on the board. But when you have a money partner which I certainly did they think about profits they think which is nothing wrong with it but, take its long-term to build a profitable company, and when you have hit a wall you succeed if you're good at it I always had a kind of ability to. Knock down and I just get right back up and I don't stop. [30:00] But some cases that doesn't happen but here we are independent Leo and not negotiating colors or Styles or what someone else thinks we should do. We're expanding in the business is starting to really kind of take off now so I'm really excited I've always been excited. It's about the taste quality I look at the landscape out there. And I think this is not a lot of things going on that I feel or what I would say are incredibly impressive there are those winners, and you all know who they are so what I'm hearing so I think we're all excited but small you know. But that's small anymore 20 people work there and we all have like multiple jobs which is good I've say snorts growing pretty rapidly, so and you know that's our mission. Jason: [31:03] My I have a some great empathy for your son Alex I'm a fourth-generation retailer and I think I can imagine poor Alex just wanted his famous dad to wear his t-shirts and he got an activist investor instead. Mickey: [31:15] What your fourth generation retailer. Jason: [31:19] Yeah yeah my family sort of started out in the in the grocery and then later jewelry business, I did want to highlight you've referenced it a couple times that you're also you had a long stint on the board at Apple and I want to say I've been, worked with Ron Johnson the number of times and I've seen some interviews with Steve Jobs and in both cases they reference you as the the retail Savvy board member and Apple. Mickey: [31:46] I met Steve in I loved Steve idolized ski and I still love him to this day, he was extraordinary and I give very slowly thinking about the way he died went through, and to excuse me per. Steve we met what he wants he gets when he doesn't stop at anything the most seductive human being I've ever met in my life, we met at a mutual friend's birthday party in Napa Valley came up to me and we start the shoes and, you don't say what's the job so long Steve you know a niche wasn't and we're talking and he. [32:32] Got in touch with me after that asked if I would join this board, and I said no I don't like public companies now I took my schmuck anti schmuck pills after the okay, because hello is that a bad word to say she's no and I realized holy shit, and I just you know I was yeah I was on a board you know bless them family board, in other words and items on a number of other boards and I get bored very quickly on boards because that's the way I am and I need to be action busy, and I'm not a technologist I don't know much about it but. So a year later he came to me after becoming come to me and said you join my board I will join Apples by Gap store, well Steve hate Sports also, but he and I said deal why because God will he be amazing on the board, just as a factor of not going along with everything already. [33:50] And he became a pain in the ass to the number of people who isn't always on Tiny going and what's up this kind of but he privately we had a really nice strong relationship. And she joined the board I would say made a few enemies on the board because he whatever he thinks he says that's it he says. And and sometimes he says it doesn't make people happy so so that's essentially what happened so in any case I join these board. And first thing he wanted me to do was to design a store. [34:31] And we had a really bad looking store and that he designed and then we got a warehouse which we used to do with my old company, and we got a warehouse you designed a brand new store in the warehouse p.m. for 5,000 square feet and. The store was really good-looking that's basically what happens students are today simple it showed off the price. And it wasn't a story that was czechia where the product was competing with the design and that was our first Apple Store, and then after that I just you know he asked me about color of iPods he always want to review the colors Etc. You know it's like you're 16 years and lives through extraordinary success and you know appreciate it I don't know you and appreciate it well he was alive and well. But just I just always you know he went to the meetings he started every single meeting for it spent most of his time on the. [35:46] And you don't find that many people and many companies they spend most of their time necessary not on product that was steamed on product, things tough he was titled in an infant in a good way in my mind you know Obama didn't call him back, one morning he wanted to President Obama to launch the first iPhone he was Furious Obama didn't get that I'll never forget that, he says how do you not call me back like this light in four hours Al Gore was on the boy houses Steve I'll get him to call you back whatever. [36:24] You know Obama told and back when you had a minute came back and says he's going to launch the iPhone pushing never did but that's what Steve wanted to believe anyway amazing amazing run, an amazing person he and Johnny I everyday had lunch and every day was you know what's the future going to hold. For apple and he the other thing he did, is he kind of made me for sure and numbers feel stupid at the end of a board meeting I wasn't in technology guys sometimes I'd say something that you look the righteousness gee how can I say that, and then you can bury yourself and say oh I don't want to disappoint Steve yeah but he was to me was a special unique gift to the world. And I miss him and I think the world misses in today. Scot: [37:18] Absolutely, because I'm the entrepreneur on the program Jason has a fancy corporate job and a title that has more words that I can keep track of the so you've been a successful entrepreneur for decades what advice would you give to an aspiring entrepreneur listening to the show like what are, distill down some of the things you've learned through there. Mickey: [37:36] I was explaining to him that every single day this we haven't really nice marketing business we do well but every day I come to work. And I reach for the sky. [37:52] And I'm trying to explain that no matter what we're doing oh he also time says I'm too critical of things or people or whatever and I said you know Alex everyday. I come to work I said every day you come to work I come to work and I look for what. Could be better not for what you write and I think a lot of people have a hard time with that vision is, where you going how you get there with the unknowns is critical, so people say well how do you do this that and the other thing and I said I had a photograph of what Gap should be I didn't in Maine. I didn't J.Crew and I actually I did yet in J.Crew and I didn't Old Navy and I didn't so I had a photograph in my mind we get sale in one Business book. Because it was actually misses you by I had to do with those. [38:56] That didn't work but yet not them to get up into the skill set whose huge toes. What you need to do and I can't speak about Instinct in other areas but I think Instinct judgment. Seeing around corners where they say skate to where the puck is going. Is extremely important in the fashion business and knowing when to go knowing when to stop when things slow down extremely. [39:30] Picking the right team is something rules that rules but got to pick the right partners and when you make a mistake in a partnership and so many of us don't do this for cleanup face up to you but. [39:46] And do something of that. You know and the bigger companies are no longer into the smaller company like this. About your all living together and it doesn't take long and when you're writing your own checks, that's a big difference when you're writing your own checks which I know most people probably don't have the ability to do, it's very different than the private Equity the joint venture etc etc but he country each business, as if you own it it's your money in and that's part of it and then you know we will passion, I say leadership curiosity I think anyone was not curious in my mind can't do well running a company, they have to be curious unless it's look like you speak about technology I just assumed the same rules. But building a retail company it's kind of like painting a very beautiful picture as to what we'll stick together you know I once went twice went to visit Ford motor. Design. [41:01] Headquarters and the first time I got was because Anna meaning with Jeff Sons yeah. Surrender they show the new Mustang this is probably seven. The co-host and I said he says what do you think of the car in front of all these people I said it's a very cool looking car. [41:26] The wheels are really big and I would never want to Market or sell a car for have one myself with a wheels are bad, I know it's kind of silly ish but it's not it's putting together a painting and there's nothing worse, there are worse things in wheels that stand out like a sore thumb so he invited me to, Detroit with designer factors Co didn't go with me which I thought says. He's no one not because of Nations and it was seven people designing the one car. Now you understand why the cars a lot of cases look like they look. Steve always wanted to talk he would have done now they were to get when I he was he was fascinated with Tesla very impressed night, from his point of view it wasn't I said I know if you remember the to see your test sports car. Scot: [42:28] Register yeah. Mickey: [42:29] I said Steve it's such an ugly looking Paris looks to me like you are pathetic it's not about the course looks you can always design a beautiful car it's about what's inside. Mechanics engineering but anyway I think. You know as for me I'm accused of being a micromanager you really better be, you better care about the wheels better care about this hear about that Medicare by recalling about he just you know we have a few new bad colors in Arabic in Arabic. The color is of opinion L and if you buy three good colors and then two bad ones you don't morejon out on the product because you have bad colors which I don't think people pay enough attention to. And I could know what I'm trying to think what else to go on. Scot: [43:23] You know I know we're running up on time but just quickly quickly so you you kind of were very early on what this kind of direct to Consumer now there's this whole digitally native vertical brand what what do you think's driving that Trend and where do you think it goes. Mickey: [43:39] Yeah I think it continues to go because if you're buying wholesale you know the pricing is all off. And I saw that when I was you know young guy you know like when I was at Bloomingdales I was 23. Alexander's department store maybe Fourth Generation member states they I was a swimsuit sweater and t-shirt. And everything else I wasn't I didn't do that for terribly wrong but for the year I was in there you are Alexander's cut their prices. In the middle of June and I'll never forget I had a couple my prices we had a policy to meet price. Young kid in the business and I was Furious Alexander's just here and now my my profits and margins. Then what to help. Because I hadn't worked out on my bathing suits that was a stupid rule but it wasn't a bad I kind of like the idea of Crisis competitors that was the beginning, what's happened to the last 30 or 40 years T.J.Maxx the most important department store. [44:58] And you know the word stimuli, we have all the discounts that and you go online and you we had a big discussion here yesterday you said well we sell this to Nordstrom Rack and he said well if it was an existing item, we want think if it isn't bad covers and they said you can't miss anything going to go online, given a look for this island yes my little bit Nordstrom Rack will whoever Valance T.J.Maxx before you see Alex Mill so the pricing. Is critical so white and a lot of what I did was also because who I always admired Ralph Lauren Bailey – pricing and I know all these things cost and so I said we can put together. A design team that will hopefully be as good as a design team ourselves if we do that I say I don't I don't want to have another problem. [45:59] So the prophets were always all the retailers are inflated in America in Goods that are wholesale purchases, because it is plant safety and cost, and here we might sell 250 you spend fifty yourself Bloomingdale's 425 and hundred twenty-five goes to 275 or $300 is the difference. In pricing so TJ Max knows that really long Ross stores. Everyone knows it and and I think that's why I don't think there's a future to be in that business. And I sit to the parks to excited family with a lot and probably not have to hear this but. Jason: [46:46] Yeah no department stores listen to our show I promise I'm. Mickey: [46:52] So I said I really don't want to see I said where you going to be in five years or ten years if everything you bought. Is available at a discount and that's the truth. So and I have friends in the business they do hello mrs. with teaching marks they do with most of the partner stories and what does that leave you and Caroline Woods is a great coach. And really smart nice person but what is forty fifty sixty billion dollars huge profits so, and really big believer must now this is where I'm standing in the luxury business is not. We have they probably can do it now via makes does. They do with brilliantly I guess the other one you know they have they can probably do it who's those customers probably like it exclusivity they like paying more money and so on and so forth but it works through that I think it does, so so I know if I knew the answer to that question with that pricing thing is huge. Jason: [48:06] No it's a it's a big issue for the industry to figure out and people that don't are going to. Have it have a challenging future I think as you've highlighted I did want to ask you a question so, if anyone Google's Mickey Drexler your you're gonna find all these business articles with your picture on the cover and some variation of this title that we've all given you the merchant Prince um and that the kind of just I hope you're okay with it seems like you get that title whether you want it or not. The gist of all those is that man, Mickey had a really good run of picking a lot more winners than losers of therefore it having the the products that that consumers wanted and you know they're there for achieving a bunch of financial success for your various businesses and I've always wanted to ask you, is in your mind is that success as a merchant is that we're you better than other people at, identifying the trends that were emerging in what people wanted or were you better at getting people to want what what you liked. Mickey: [49:19] I think it's a little box I think our industry is lacking. Merchants today as much as I've seen over the last many many decades. I don't know what it is but I think you have a sense of seeing around corners you must see around the corners, I believe except if you're a seller if you're a Discounter and you're good at it you don't have to see around the corners just have to Source right, and I have the right price and have a great way to view or but those businesses are out there I don't really know them well. But that's important in most business not enough you know, worthy I think mostly eyeglasses they sell what's true of all of us most of what we sell, are what we would call her oh it items iconic but you have to feel it you have to see it. You have to have an inch and in the instinct is incredibly. [50:39] I think I was talking to a friend yesterday and he said in his 15 year old is now color rather than know what need p is. The expanse was something I said you know it's interesting I said to Henry I said do, is there anyone in your family who is musical I always ask someone that question whoever I interview, and sure enough Henry's wife plays very good these though and Henry was a musician. [51:13] Growing up. And now here's their son they are very talented musician artist creative there's always some kind of. DNA is connection is fine and it always also depends on who works I was very lucky, I started working for a woman named King Marcin I didn't work for she's the best Fortune taste Isle and when I got to Bloomingdale's like this young. [51:42] And I was after the first day in the house was checking on what they gave me a department to run, Stand start that's it you're the buyer one department and Katie Mercy was my mentors go off to Europe together factories and I guess I learned from her, and she the best merchants in the company if she wasn't a woman she's Co she was fantastic but there is something you get. Fun styling taste that you were born with and I think that's true in stinking with anything in the world. Tonight and it's not a scientific illusion but I everyone I interview I kind of want to know what their parents did. [52:30] For what this family that might have been a grandfather and a lot of especially creative it. So so I think that's really important the other part of the question is mostly was what you're going with and then creating your maker, well there's a lot of things under the radar and if you go after it you create demand for the people just don't expose it so we have recording a items we bring in, old mr. white we doing that way of doing this and they take off like crazy because someone wanted. And understanding what someone might want and Steve Jobs has tasks. [53:17] Is all part of the skill set with meeting. I'm not too bad Commodities during this price I thought would worry Parker bids was absolutely brilliant at figuring. What's out there with the stylish kind of cool pumping where people are going to pay $95 for their eyeglasses the only thing I say that Neil and Davis I think we need to at times. Balance or if you read Tales they could probably leave me come to my newest company of record I said I think you can have one more fun and I prices and however Orange. But the most important so then just like friends but no I think you you kind of born I see, I see him every time you sit down and look at it woman and she gets it it's in her blood why she has. And she's had a chief Merchant and see something and feels it and knows it and you know and then you have to be go to the message you're not quitting. [54:23] You have to know numbers you have to get Four Kings you have to figure out how long it'll be around you know has has everything. To the end of the numbers of databases we've been doing data since with 23 years old, whatever you always needed you need to know how much to buy anything happens to the forecast and you need to know how many sizes you do but now they have another fancy name for it. Act like merchandising second you're not going to succeed in affection. Jason: [54:58] I think you just answered my next question but that's like so obviously the traditional merchandising you have this science part which is the math and the forecasting and open a by and all that good stuff and you have the intuition which like to a certain extent seems like a god-given talent the, what's interesting to me is lately some of these new companies that have been born and Amazon being a great example like they used to hire a lot of merchants in every category so that have a, pet food buyer and you know and apparel buyer and a battery by or whatever they've kind of gotten rid of the merchant title and they've gone all-in on the data so they call it hands off the wheel and they let the computer decide what to buy, instead of a merchant and I've told lesser extent I think Katrina it Stitch fix, has that model a little where she uses data to inform her product a lot more and then you think of like she in and the Uber fast fashion space is, is that a future Trend like do you see that mostly working for these discount categories is that. Mickey: [56:03] Well I think you can argue Amazon but you know I thought when when I was I thought Amazon should have purchased J.Crew. I thought it would be really smart purchase they get a culture fashion and style. I think they'd be dangerous if they could figure that out. [56:30] And so we had someone approached them and of course it was done yeah not the personally I won't be there. I think that. If you look you can't even Stitch fix success but you cannot argue with kind of goods they sell if you. I like what I do I love I love what I do and it's about taste and style and if you do that for. Many have a point of view you'll probably do well so I need you to it is really good at the Bronx Science I couldn't get arrested enhanced you G I was always really good, I think you have to be good so I guess I do all the stuff they do I do. We're just hiring people do single stitch. We haven't been there but then again we are you know my choices to be the style formation with fun and emotion I give credit to any company. Whatever they do is stand financially successful of your poems but I don't know enough about Stitch fix lots of opportunities and Stitch fix. Jason: [57:50] Chien have you follow them at all. Mickey: [57:52] Like they're wildly successful I don't follow them when it's but you know. Jason: [58:00] It seems like they're a lot more about like plugging into all the social media you know like picking up the latest trends on on Instagram and Tick-Tock and things like that and then like you know super fast supply chain 2, didn't get those Trends in. Mickey: [58:16] Yeah and then again I care about quality and I care about all the stuff maybe bit different but if they're really from Julia. Jason: [58:25] It is it's a Chinese company they don't love for people to know that. Mickey: [58:29] Yeah well you know I wanted but sourcing their secretary like giveaway Price is Right. Jason: [58:36] Yeah it's super inexpensive like some people call it disposable fashion which is probably a. Mickey: [58:41] Yeah this is not what we want to do it's a kid's business on young business. I don't know we'll see how I like you know my company's that well so we'll see. [59:01] But but no I think the maths we really need a good mind and and for me I'm a huge micro. I'm looking at. Right now jumpsuit made dead which is brand-new and we're going to sell a lot of it is you know we just put it it's kind of comes naturally if you have the big jumps in the cellar. And and so you know you always create but you're not creating months Salem I just looked at. [59:36] I'm just really upset I looked at it I see why did me five men were 87 and it's $295 I said that's important just came in yesterday to the bad mark. And usually they can get away with doing that as a rebuttal so when you got it. And right now syllables troops crossed because it's not being self so you kind of get something you kind of knowing side and sort of okay. It's just bad news and it's not us. And you have to have a sense like covers the same thing most of them look alike so that the finger it comes. I think it's an offender brand new bottle and it's made by making sure it's a really good looking car and. I looked at it I said I don't want to renew pop color something that's you know not everyone's driving it's a very good looking car and you can see it's going to be a big guy. Because it's really designed well you know part talking about it over. Jason: [1:00:48] No I'm trying to switch. Mickey: [1:00:50] It's called The Defender I like your car like this. Not to me but you work committee should whatever but you could see the second Network, Tina news needles and I think it is I see a lot of them and cars used to be a lot more interesting design, then they are too maybe it's because is definitely people decide on here maybe it's the vision see it's hard to find cars and is Towing it. You know you all have an interest in cars. No we talked to what good looking car and not a lot of them are right so and I used to collect isn't nice. But but I kind of collecting child fantasize you've been having some cool cars but they are all kind of well design. They were uniquely designed and today you know it's a different world. Marker 06 Jason: [1:01:52] Yeah no for sure and it's it, interesting there sort of both out there there's you know people that you know still go for that unique distinctive looking care about the Aesthetics and there's people that you know just want to take an Uber for, for transportation so seems like a parallel is going in the same direction as that there's you know strong stuff with a strong point of view and that's that's quality and unique and then you know there's some people that you know just want, affordable inexpensive sweatshirt. Mickey: [1:02:23] Sure was were those for sure but you know I like the integrity. And not expensive I personally don't like expensive too expensive you know I mean I know maybe this is for sure. Jason: [1:02:43] Yeah well is it Mickey we could go on for hours but it has happened again we have used up all of our allotted time and I actually think. Mickey: [1:02:53] I'm having so much fun here guys. Jason: [1:02:55] I know I know why we will record the Extended Cut and you and I can just keep chatting. Mickey: [1:03:02] Anytime seriously. Jason: [1:03:04] You're our new guest host you're in. Mickey: [1:03:08] All right listen thanks a lot I appreciate the time and the questions and the schmoozing you know I do like two shoes so this is a great shoes. [1:03:26] Never ever I was on that I was on Instagram for about a minute and I came off like I don't want to forget. Scot: [1:03:36] Okay well you if people want more you exclusively come to the Jason Scott show that's where you'll be going. Mickey: [1:03:41] Anytime. Jason: [1:03:42] We really appreciated the time and enjoyed chatting with you and until next time happy commercing.

Appetite for Distortion
BottleRock Review w/ Velvet Chains | Ep. 297

Appetite for Distortion

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 62:12


After a band trip to Napa Valley to see GN'R, the members of Velvet Chains give their review of the festival. Plus we learn about Velvet Chain's new song with Richard Fortus and their deep 6-Degrees-of-GNR-Bacon. https://linktr.ee/velvetchains

Total Car Score
S2E51: 2022 Infiniti QX60 with Bob Welby

Total Car Score

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 15:48


In this episode we travel to Napa Valley and interview Bob Welby, Sr. Director OF Infiniti Operations in North America about the all-new QX60, which will arrive in showrooms this fall to compete in the highly popular segment of the 3-row luxury SUV market.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Chuck Furuya Uncorked
CHUCK FURUYA UNCORKED EPISODE 25: MIKE PANG

Chuck Furuya Uncorked

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 70:54


This episode should be of interest to many who are just recently getting into wine. Michael Pang is one that initially & very casually got into wine just as a beverage to drink...which shortly after transitioned into Napa Valley Cabernet's...& then because of an AHA moment while attending a group wine tasting, segued into the wines of the Old World. His growing thirst for more first hand knowledge motivated him to visit Washington state, Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy & Champagne wine areas to explore. A few years later, he accompanied my wife & me on a wine trek to the remote Mediterranean islands of Corsica & Sardegna, and the following harvest to different remote niches in northwest Italy. He says it has been an amazing journey. Tune in & listen as he talks story about his eye opening experiences.

Locals Know Best
26. North Umpqua, Oregon, The Gateway to Crater Lake

Locals Know Best

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 43:13


Today, I'll be speaking with Sam Starns about all of her favorite outdoor adventures around the North Umpqua area, with notable stops in Roseburg, Oregon, and Crater Lake National Park.  Join Sam and me as we wake up and watch the sunrise in Crater Lake National Park. Then, we proceed with a packed day, full of paddling, hiking, exploring countless waterfalls, soaking in hot springs, fishing, and even mushroom foraging. Lastly, we wind down with a glass of wine in the “new Napa Valley” – Roseburg, Oregon. About Sam Starns Sam is an adventure elopement photographer who takes stunningly beautiful photos. She's also the author of the book “Elope Your Life” and a TEDx speaker. As an elopement expert, she travels the world, empowering others to elope in wild and beautiful places. Sam grew up on a ranch, working in and exploring the great outdoors. She also used to be a park ranger, as well as a naturalist on a whale-watching boat. Currently, she home bases out of her hidden gem hometown — Roseburg, Oregon. Due to its rugged mountains, countless waterfalls, and easy access to Crater Lake, she considers the area one of the most beautiful places the Pacific Northwest has to offer! And she's not wrong! If you love waterfalls, you're going to love this episode because this area is chock full of them!  I know from experience that the sheer amount of waterfalls that can be seen in this area can be very overwhelming! Sam does an excellent job of divulging which ones are worth your time and which ones are not. Learn more about Sam Starns and her adventure elopements at SamStarns.com, from her Elope Your Life book on Amazon, or from her TEDx talk on YouTube. What We Cover in this Episode   Why the North Umpqua area is an excellent add-on to a Crater Lake, Bend, or northern California vacation. The perks of hiring an elopement photographer who also used to be a park ranger! What makes Roseburg, Oregon worth a visit, including a growing food and wine scene. The best (and worst) times of year to visit this part of Oregon. Also, the best time of year to get the best views at Crater Lake National Park. One of the most unique ways to experience Crater Lake National Park. The lodges that are a must-stay when in town. The best drive-thru coffee stands in the area, as well as the best local coffee roasters worth buying grounds from. The most beautiful lakes in the area to kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard on. All of the best waterfall peeping spots along the North Umpqua Highway, including lesser-known options. A bit of Instagram vs. reality chat, including a few instafamous stops along the North Umpqua Highway that may end up disappointing, and where you should go instead. A silver lining activity that resulted from the Archie Creek wildfire. A world-famous fly fishing area. The best burgers and milkshakes in Glide, Oregon. A dirt road worth traveling to avoid the crowds and see many lesser-known waterfalls. A campground that is best kayaked in to. Why Roseburg, Oregon is known as the "new Napa Valley." A winery where you can stomp grapes! The best places for wine, beer, mead, and dinner in Roseburg, Oregon. A few of the area's most beloved summer activities. The best Instagram spots in town. And professional photographer tips on how to get the best picture at each spot! Quotables I really think that Roseburg and the surrounding area is just sort of an untapped potential for outdoor exploration. Sam Starns So there's this little bit of almost like a vortex in Oregon where people don't realize that we're here. … We're the gateway to Crater Lake, along with Medford. We're the two main ways from the west to get there. And there's a whole highway and a whole mountain range that you're exploring. And not only that, our food scene has grown. We have so many amazing breweries, and we're constantly growing in that respect. We are the new Napa Valley and the new Willamette Valley. We have award-winning wineries here. And we have the North Umpqua trail, which is known for hiking, known for biking. Famous people, celebrities come up here to bike. And then, we're two hours away from the Crater Lake rim. And we just have so many things here that people don't realize that are within easily a day's drive of each other. So, you can easily spend multiple days here and still not see everything. Sam Starns I would say a decent amount of people come for wine, or they pass through to go to Crater Lake, and they don't realize how many waterfalls are out there. It's definitely a stop along the way, or people just tootle on pass it on I-5 going to another destination, and they just don't realize everything that's here. Sam Starns I think sunrise at Crater Lake is the absolute coolest thing because you have less people around, and you are seeing the first rays of light on that day. Sam Starns So one of my favorite things to do is to go along the North Umpqua Highway, which is Highway 138, and check out all of the waterfalls. Well, maybe not all, cause there's a lot of them! But check out a lot of the waterfalls and some you probably have seen on Instagram or in travel magazines. Sam Starns The reason I tell people that the North Umpqua and the Roseburg area, and Crater Lake is a must-see is because, number one, you're not going to have those crowds like you do at places like Yosemite or very modernized, commercialized places like Bend. It's beautiful, but now there's a ton of people. So if you're wanting to get away from crowds but still see that beauty, this is a relatively undiscovered and untrafficked part of Oregon. And then, on top of that, it's so rugged and so beautiful. I have never seen a mountain peak aside from like the Matterhorn that looks like Mount Thielsen. And it is just so, so beautiful. We have such an amazing, concentrated selection of waterfalls that you're bound to find something that you love. And it's within not even a half a day's drive of day drinking at a winery. I think that's really the best of all worlds. Sam Starns  Links to Places Mentioned in this Episode Where to Stay in The North Umpqua Area: Crater Lake Lodge Steamboat Inn  Hemlock Lake Campground North Umpqua, OR Area Outdoor Activities Mentioned in the Episode: Live Crater Lake Webcams West Rim of Crater Lake Wizard Island Phantom Ship Island Crater Lake Cleetwood Cove Trail Diamond Lake Lemolo Lake Toketee Falls Umpqua Hot Springs Watson Falls Fall Creek Falls Susan Creek Falls Whitehorse Falls Clearwater Falls Lake of the Woods Falls Yakso Falls Hemlock Falls Clover Falls Shadow Falls Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge Music on the Half Shell Roseburg Graffiti Weekend Classic Car Cruise North Umpqua, OR Area Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries & Meaderies Mentioned in this Episode: Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room Steamboat Inn Restaurant Java Run Harvard, JavaRun Stephens, or Java Run Green Gathering Grounds Takelma Roasting Company Colliding Rivers Drive-In Abacela Winery JosephJane Winery Henry Estate Winery Spire Mountain Cellars Oran Mor Artisan Meadery North Forty Beer Company Draper Brewing Backside Brewing Company Two Shy Brewing Thanks for Listening! We love our listeners! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a comment below and let me know about your favorite part! If you've been enjoying the show, please also consider leaving me a review in Apple Podcasts. It's super easy; click here and go to “ratings and reviews.” I read and appreciate every single one! Each review helps new listeners find the podcast. Thank you!! Follow Cinders Travels on Facebook or Instagram for Locals Know Best updates.   

En Caso de que el Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD
5082: La Pandilla De La Esquina

En Caso de que el Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 59:41


Las esquinas en los barrios. Ese espacio de reunión donde los jóvenes de la colonia comparten cultura, frustración, desesperanza y una identidad común. Noticias Del Mundo: El japonés coleccionista de ropa interior - Fuga en Rosh Hashaná - El talibán agradece a China - Pelé fue operado - Jean Paul Belmondo RIP - Paradise City en Napa Valley, California - La gira interminable de Guns and Roses - Regreso del Labor Day. Historias Desintegradas: Grandes historias de corrupción policial - Un pueblo sin plaza - Caguamas y música por bluetooth - Sustancias ilegales - Los separos y el sistema penitenciario mundial - La universidad del delito - Pánico y Locura en el Cervantino - Guanajuato policial - La noche poblana - Ebrio pero con fundamento - Hay mercado para todo - El cura y la escritora y más...  https://www.canaltrans.com/ecdqemsd_podcast_2021/5082_la_pandilla_de_la_esquina.html En Caso De Que El Mundo Se Desintegre - ECDQEMSD Podcast

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co
IAM1117- Real Estate Investor Shares His Positivity and Insights

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 15:40


Matthew is a luxury and investment real estate broker, entrepreneur and a certified life coach. Matthew and his team at Diamond Real Estate Group, service clients from the Napa Valley wine country to the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Matthew is also a real estate investor himself and has experience with wholesaling real estate, multi-unit properties, commercial investment properties and flipping houses. With a growing and active tribe of over 30,000 on social media and his database, Matthew shares his positivity, insight on real estate investing and his daily experiences in business and life. Many entrepreneurs follow to learn what it really takes to go from overwhelmed entrepreneur to a profitable business owner. Matthew prides himself on being a problem solver. Website: http://diamondgroupestates.com/   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-diamondgroup/ Instagram (personal): https://www.instagram.com/thematthewmartinez/ Instagram (business): https://www.instagram.com/diamond_realestategroup/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiamondRealEstateGroupLuxury Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC7-ZQWJg3IJC3EQInQF6mPQ

Outer Limits Of Inner Truth
Doug Casey's Predictions For The Future & How To Find Freedom In An Unfree World

Outer Limits Of Inner Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 33:11


Doug Casey's Predictions For The Future & How To Find Freedom In An Unfree World Best-selling author, world-renowned speculator, and brilliant libertarian philosopher Doug Casey returns to the Outer Limits of Inner Truth for the third time to discuss his analysis on the economy and and how to find freedom in an unfree world. Doug also discusses how and why empires collapse and whether America may finally be going the way of Rome. Doug Casey has garnered a well-earned reputation for his erudite (and often controversial) insights into politics, economics, and investment markets. Doug is widely respected as one of the preeminent authorities on “rational speculation,” especially in the high-potential natural resource sector. Doug wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold; surpassing big-caliber names, like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan. He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News, and CNN; has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post; and is a regular keynote speaker at FreedomFest, the world's largest gathering of free minds. Doug has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175. He currently spends most of his time in Argentina and Uruguay, and traveling to various dysfunctional hellholes. Today you're most likely to find him at La Estancia de Cafayate, an oasis tucked away in the high red mountains outside Salta, Argentina. Cafayate most resembles the isolating beauty of Bryce Canyon, Utah combined with the lush vineyards of Napa Valley. Residents enjoy economic and social freedoms not found in the US and some of the best wine and golf on the planet. Website Link:  ================================================= Doug Casey on Whether It's Possible to Find Freedom in an Unfree World Doug Casey's Next 5 Shocking Predictions… Doug Casey on the Labor Shortage and Other Disturbing Distortions in the Economy Doug Casey on the Real Story Behind Collapsing Supply Chains and What it Means for You / Doug Casey on the Shocking 2025 Deagel Forecast… War, Population Reduction and the Collapse of the West

The Ultimate Health Podcast
426: Danica Patrick on How to Win on and off the Race Track

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 91:21


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/danicapatrick426 As a racecar driver, Danica Patrick (IG: @danicapatrick) broke barriers and set records with her on-track performance. Her next chapter involves good food, great wine, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals. Danica is the author of Pretty Intense and is the host and creator of the well-established, Pretty Intense Podcast. She also serves as the sole proprietor of Somnium, a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. In this episode, we discuss: The story of how Danica got into racing Leaving high school to pursue racing in England Following your intuition The difference between open-wheel racing and closed-wheel racing Danica's experience winning the Indy Japan 300 Experiencing the rush from winning If you believe it, you can achieve it Danica's family played a huge role in supporting her goals Shifting into the health and wellness realm Quitting dairy & gluten in 2013 and its impact on performance The scoop on adaptogens Plants are making a comeback "Alternative culture" is becoming more mainstream We the masses are the power Quantum physics and understanding the nature of reality The power of the mind Every time you have a challenge... learn the lesson Tuning into your spiritual frequency How fluoride impacts the pineal gland Sitting down with a functional medicine doctor Being on the same page as your partner The value of gardening Dealing with hormonal issues & weight gain after IVF Diagnose "the car" with testing Show sponsors: BiOptimizers