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Golden West Podcast
#82- Amanda McCrossin [Sommelier]

Golden West Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 76:58


This episode of a replay that originally aired on June 18, 2020 Amanda McCrossin is a sommelier, media personality, wine educator, and creator and host of the Instagram and YouTube channel "SOMMVIVANT." She was formerly the Wine Director at PRESS Restaurant in Napa Valley and today, she focuses her efforts on producing wine "Edutainment" - a mix between education and entertainment, and digital media content for both consumers and professionals alike. She's been featured in many media outlets and publications including Food Network, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine, and Wine Spectator to name a few. https://www.instagram.com/sommvivant/ https://www.youtube.com/c/amandamccrossinsommvivant http://sommvivant.me/ We talk about: -Amanda's journey into wine -Inside scoop on all things Somm related: Decanting and that first "small pour" -The rare bottle Robert Parker opened with Amanda at PRESS in Napa -The Million Dollar Nose article in The Atlantic -The 1972 BV Georges de Latour, 1991 Dominus, and Calder Charbono -Why you won't see an ABV% on certain bottles -What happened when a famous critic tried the same wine in a different glass -What Amanda will be doing next (Hint: a podcast!)

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE: Gratitude & holiday family dynamics with clinical psychologist Dr. Kate Cummins

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 52:15


Gratitude & holiday family dynamics with clinical psychologist Dr. Kate CumminsGet some great tips for a new path toward family harmony while you're carving the turkey as we celebrate Thanksgiving at The Ink House with the insightful Dr. Kate.Learn more about Dr. Kate: https://drkatecummins.comEpisode Wine Offer: 20% off for everyone, 30% off for WS & JCB members | Offer ends "Sunday at midnight"Shop Now: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005

Italian Wine Podcast
Ep. 708 Jacopo Fanciulli interviews Gualberto Grati | Clubhouse Ambassador's Corner

Italian Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 60:06


Episode 708 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse's Ambassadors Corner. In this episode Jacopo Fanciulli interviews Gualberto Grati - These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? Before telling you more about our great episode we want to give a shout out to our new Sponsor Vivino! the world's largest online wine marketplace - The Vivino app makes it easy to choose wine. Enjoy expert team support, door to door delivery and honest wine reviews to help you choose the perfect wine for every occassion. Vivino - Download the app on Apple or Android and discover an easier way to choose wine! Find out more about by visiting: https://www.vivino.com/IT/en/ or download the app: https://www.vivino.com/app About today's guest host: VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and coordinator of Vinitaly International Academy. He has a Master Degree in Oenology and Oenological Marketing, and as a consultant he has been working in the world of Oenology and Gastronomy, for years. He is a Sommelier and Official AIS Taster, WSET LEv.3 and candidate for Master of Wine. He is one of the authors of the Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine and the Jumbo Shrimp Guide to International Grape Varieties in Italy. If you want to learn more about today's guest host, you can by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/jacopo.fanciulli About today's guest producer: Gualberto Grati is a wine and olive growing entrepreneur born in Florence with deep roots in Rufina, where the grandfather of his grandfather started to make wine and olive oil. He graduated with a Degree in Economic Histrory at Bocconi University with the thesis “Tuscan Wines in the 18th and 19th Centuries”. He got a Master's Degree in Wine Management at the University of Florence. He lived in Stratford-Upon-Avon in UK for one year when he was a student and in Hangzhou in China for 2 months during his Master, working for a wine importer. The passion for wine and History brought him to make a research about “Viticultural Germplasme of the territory of Chianti Rufina” with the Ampelographer Roberto Bandinelli from the University of Florence. He has published “History and Ampelography of the Chianti Rufina Region” and “The History, competitive advantage in the world of wine”. If you want to learn more about today's guest producer, you can by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/gualberto.grati More about the moderator Stevie Kim: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: https://vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ We also want to give a shout out to our sponsor Ferrowine. The largest alcoholic beverage shop in Italy since 1920! They have generously provided us with our brand new Italian Wine Podcast T-shirts, and we love them! Check out Ferrowine's site, they have great wines, food pairings and so much more! https://www.ferrowine.it/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane
Ep. 132: Joe Nielsen - Ram's Gate Winery

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 42:54


This episode of the Podcast features Joe Nielsen the winemaker from Ram's Gate Winery in Sonoma, California. During our conversation, Joe and I discuss his path to becoming a winemaker, the Ram's Gate wines, and the wine MBA from Sonoma State. Ram's Gate Winery - Sonoma, California Donelan Family Wines - Sonoma, California O'Neill Vintners and Distillers - Larkspur, California Sonoma State Wine Executive MBA Program This podcast is brought you by Total Wine, a wonderland for wine, spirits, and beer lovers! No matter what's on your holiday table, we have the wine—and the savings—to match. Here's our recipe for a toast-worthy feast. Pop open some bubbly as guests gather ‘round. Pair baked ham with Cabernet for some tasty magic. Turkey and stuffing play nicely with Pinot Noir. Pour Riesling with apple pie for a dessert that really sings. While you're at it, check out the Top 20 Wines of the Year and discover standout gifts for everyone on your list. Plus, there are so many new festive flavors to fall for like pumpkin brews and margarita wine cocktails. With over eight thousand wines, four thousand spirits, and twenty-five hundred beers to choose from, you can expect the unexpected, and always at ridiculously low prices with the best service in America. What'll it be today? Choose curbside pickup, in store pickup, shipping or delivery. Explore more in store, online, or on our app Total Wine.com Spirits not available in Virginia or North Carolina. Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.   The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes And Stitcher Radio Too

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JCB LIVE: Selfless Hospitality with Chef Kyle Connaughton of Single Thread

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 50:13


Learn about the timeless ethos of Japanese "omotenashi" and how it inspired the restaurant, inn, and farm known as Single Thread.RSVP to Single Thread today: https://www.singlethreadfarms.comEpisode Wine Offer: 20% off for everyone, 30% off for WS & JCB members | Offer ends "Sunday at midnight"Shop Now: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005

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JCB LIVE: Building a legacy for Napa's Oldest Winery with Peter Mondavi Jr.

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:59


Learn how one of the most thoughtful leaders in Napa Valley is guiding the Charles Krug winery and his family's legacy into the future.Visit and learn more about the historic Charles Krug Winery: https://www.charleskrug.com

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Maintaining Ex-Chateau Quality w/ Denis Houles and Erik Portanger, 1275 Collections

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 49:56


Having experienced the difference in taste from wines sourced ex-chateau versus the secondary market, Denis Houles, CEO of 1275 Collections, is on a mission to create a new wine asset class of pristine conditions wines. Denis and Erik Portanger, Head of Strategy at 1275 Collections, tell us about the industry-wide issues around provenance, particularly with transportation and storage, and how 1275 leverages technology and direct chateaux relationships to build a solution to keep the wines as if they never left the chateaux. Detailed Show Notes: Denis' backgroundHe grew up in the south of France, fell in love with wine in BordeauxMIT engineering grad lived in Rome, got a Stanford MBA, and worked at McKinsey & Company in LondonBelieves in working in what you're passionate about and founded Claret Club in 2003 - a private members club centered around wine, having chefs crafts food around the wine instead of vice versaErik's backgroundA financial journalist for the Wall Street Journal in London was about to also write about personal passions, which was wineHe went to 1st Claret Club even in 2003 with Chateau Palmer and had his 1st wine epiphany1275 Collections OverviewFully documented, fully transparent way of collecting pristine wine from chateauxBased in the freeport of Geneva - wines held in bond, no sales taxes until removedPurchase directly from chateaux or negociant, sometimes get back vintages“Internet of Bottles” - NFC chips with credit card grade security, for provenance and monitoring of temperature and humidity, pairs with a mobile appData per bottle and case, only tracked while in 1275's controlProvenance: issues with storage and transportationProvenance is more than just not being fake, but also how many hands the wine has passed through and storage conditionsFine wine often moved between warehouses in trucks - often unrefrigeratedLVMH launched its own traceability platform called AuraOctavian Vaults in the UK - requests for photos of bottles has increased ~30% each year for the last few years, highlighting the growing consumer awareness of strong provenanceProvenance premiumSome are high, e.g., DRC from Drouhin cellar sold for ~$500k/bottleHistorically, the premium is meager - ~2-3% because most wines are bought and sold by tradersPremium increasing over time - auctions and library wines sold from chateaux selling for higher premiumsTraceability solutionsPure trackingComprehensive - tracking and monitoring (temperature, humidity)eProvenance is a B2B solution for wineries and importers1275 Collections believes a fully traceable stock of wines will come1275 believes wine damage from storage/handling is a more significant issue than counterfeit winesWine StorageThere is minimal research on the impacts of storageThe more researched area is the impact of transportation  - road transportation is worse than cargo shipsLack of transparency and accountability in the industryKey things to track - temperature, temperature fluctuations (change pressure in the bottle), humidity, circulation of air (to prevent mold), lack of contaminants (free of bad smells) - mostly TCA1275 Business ModelEnd-to-end solution for people who want a great wine collection, direct from estates with technology to have full traceabilityCollections start at €25,0002% annual management fee (includes sourcing, transportation, insurance, and storage)For €100,000+ - a one-off advisory fee of €4,000 and lower management fees (1.4-1.8%)~€15M+ under management currently (October 2021)

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JCB LIVE featuring Erin Marin Undressed!

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 42:52


Meet the woman behind one of St. Helena's most sought-after galleries, a designer with an eclectic collection and captivating personality.Episode Wine Offer: OFFER: 20% off for everyone, 30% off for WS & JCB members | The offer ends Sunday at midnight. Use Coupon code HAPPY47Shop Now: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005

Blossoming Technologist
22. Machine Learning Meets Wine with Aubrey Terrazas

Blossoming Technologist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 30:45


Aubrey Terrazas is an 18-year hospitality professional, Master Sommelier candidate, and co-founder of Palate Club, a digital wine service that uses machine learning to fit the user's unique taste of wine. Based out of France, Aubrey uses her experience of tasting 100s of wines every year to identify over 200 wine traits, the core data for Palate Club's machine learning algorithm. Aubrey's ideas and disruption to the classic “wine club” model positioned her as one of America's top sommeliers and wine entrepreneurs. In this episode, we discuss the wine industry, giving background on how to become a Sommelier, Aubrey's experience in wine, and why blind taste-testing is such an important part of Palate Club. We also talk about how Palate Club utilizes machine learning, technologies being used in the wine industry (like blockchain!), and parallels between the wine and tech industries. Make sure to enter our giveaway for a gift certificate for a blind tasting kit ($59 value): forms.gle/RS6h7bxrMsF2DHCd7 Mentioned in This Episode: Palate Club Giveaway: forms.gle/RS6h7bxrMsF2DHCd7 Court of Master Sommeliers: mastersommeliers.org Famille Perrin Wines: m.familleperrin.com/12PCF6YRJ7 Chateau Ste. Michelle Wines: ste-michelle.com Follow Palate Club: Website: palateclub.com Instagram:@palate_club Connect with Aubrey: Linkedin: /aubrey-terrazas Instagram: @aubreypopsbottles Twitter: @aubrey_terrazas Connect with Marisa: Twitter: @marisahoenig LinkedIn: /marisahoenig Follow Blossoming Technologist: Instagram: @blossoming_tech Twitter: @blossoming_tech LinkedIn: /blossoming-technologist

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JCB LIVE featuring Travel Blogger Emily Martin aka Jet Setting Fashionista!

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 33:28


We consult with our well-travelled wine maven on how to assert your style, whether in a unique look or favorite bottle of wine! Explore the world of wines and find that perfect glass for you with Emily Martin!✈️ Explore Jet Setting Fashionista's Travel Blog here: https://www.jsfashionista.comEPISODE WINE OFFER: 20% off for everyone, 30% off for WS & JCB members | Offer ends "Sunday at midnight" Use coupon code: HAPPY45

Plan A Konversations
On Finding Purpose, Impact + Community Through a Spark Of An Idea, Michael Whidden, Co-Founder, Vines4Votes

Plan A Konversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:50


Season 9, Episode 3 - On Finding Purpose, Impact + Community Through a Spark Of An Idea - Michael Whidden, Co-Founder, Vines4VotesWELCOME TO SEASON 9! We're honored that you're here with us and very grateful to have you as a listener.About Michael WhiddenAfter eight years as a corporate attorney in NYC, Michael Whidden, in 2010, redirected his career path and has now been in the wine trade for almost twelve years. In 2020, he helped create with five other wine professionals an online wine auction, Vines4Votes, which raised $50,000 for the ACLU of Texas and its voting rights initiatives. The auction arose from an unshakeable idea to somehow unlock the value of a few personal bottles of collectible wine to benefit the greater good.  Within less than four months, that simple idea evolved into six partners, scores of generous donors, hundreds of supporters and over 100 participating bidders. Michael lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and three children.Connect + learn more about Michael: Linkedin + IG. Email: mjwhidden@gmail.comWant more inspiration? The children's book that sparked Michael's idea, What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada.Klay's NoteWant more information on our custom meditations? Email: Assistant@PlanAwithKlay.com.If you're looking for a cool scripted podcast drama, check out Venice HERE by Marisa Bramwell.Thank you for listening to Season 8 of Plan A Konversations! Share your thoughts and follow Klay on your favorite social media: @PlanAwithKlay and use the hashtag #PlanA101​​​. Want more Plan A? Subscribe to Klay's website: KlaySWilliams.com.If you've been motivated, inspired and called to action by this podcast, please consider contributing with the link provided below. Support the show (https://paypal.me/PlanAEnterprises?locale.x=en_US)

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Productivity and Community with Eric LeVine, CellarTracker

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 43:27


Building the app while on sabbatical from Microsoft in 2003, Eric LeVine, CEO and founder of CellarTracker, had been close to a one-person show until recently.  Yet, he's built one of the most useful productivity tools for wine collectors, an engaged community of geeky wine lovers, and a respectable business that he's now investing in to grow and take to new heights for the benefit of the CellarTracker community.  Eric's openness and candor provide an in-depth look at how one of the leading wine platforms was founded, built, and where it's going next. Detailed Show Notes:Eric's background“Tech geek” to “wine geek”He was at Microsoft from 1992 - 2005; his last project was the “send error report” feature1999 - took a biking trip to Tuscany and fell in love with wine and started collectingBuilt a tool to keep track of his cellar, then let a few friends use it, which morphed a personal spreadsheet into a relational databaseEric created CellarTracker while on sabbatical from Microsoft in 2003, then in April 2004, launched it publicly and left Microsoft a few months laterCellarTracker overviewCore element - a productivity tool to catalog and manage every aspect of the wine experience (e.g., purchasing, tracking, consuming)Byproduct - “Yelp for wine” - the aggregated wisdom of the community from tasting notes, drinking windowsUser base10M unique people visit the site~750k registered users~300k active usersWine database4M wines created135M bottles in cellars9.1M tasting notes in the community + 1.3M professional tasting notesFeatures and functionsOptical recognition of labels - partners with VivinoMost used features - tasting notes (~10M visitors/year on the website, most people reading or researching the tasting notes; ~9.1M tasting notes growing ~750k / year / ~2k / day)Features collectors use - what wines do they have, when do they want to drink them, what are wines worth (the main premium feature)Wine valuations - partner with Wine Market Journal for appraisals, overlaid with what people are paying for the wines in CellarTrackerDrinking windows - updated by users, partnership with review publications to overlay their data for subscribers of their contentSurprise & Delight feature - the ability to print a restaurant-style wine listGeekiest feature - can print unique barcodes for your bottles and use a scanner to check them in and outDefault mode - creates a unique barcode for each specific bottleFor restaurants - uses same code for each wine of a particular sizeConducted research into the wine collector space~18M people in the US store wine at home / in a wine fridge~10% awareness of CellarTracker in the US~5-10% awareness of CellarTracker globallyData analyticsThey just hired the 1st data scientist several weeks ago (as of Oct 2021)They haven't done a lot to dateUser ratings - can track/follow specific authors, most often used for older wines at auction as one of the only sources of data for older winesRichard Bazinet authored research in 2016 of an analysis of community ratings vs. professional publicationsNever specifically built tools to enhance “influencers” in the system, was anti “gamification” elements to incentivize people to write tasting notesData accuracy - has a team of 4 (some PT/ some FT) to curate the wine database and look for duplicates, use both automation and humans to have duplicate detectionBusiness model“Voluntary Payment” - one of the early “Freemium” business modelsEstablished this because the value of CellarTracker is in the active community, and the data it creates makes the platform more robust and valuableSuggested payment based on the size of collection - avg ~$57/year$40/year for

Italian Wine Podcast
Ep. 694 Jamie Stewart | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Italian Wine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 41:08


Episode 694 Steve Raye interviews Jamie Stewart in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast. Before telling you more about our great episode we want to give a shout out to our new Sponsor Vivino! the world's largest online wine marketplace - The Vivino app makes it easy to choose wine. Enjoy expert team support, door to door delivery and honest wine reviews to help you choose the perfect wine for every occassion. Vivino - Download the app on Apple or Android and discover an easier way to choose wine! Find out more about by visiting: https://www.vivino.com/IT/en/ or download the app: https://www.vivino.com/app About today's guest: JAMIE STEWART is a US BRAND AMBASSADOR for FERRARI, Trentino, Italy. Jamie attained his Australian Sommelier qualifications at 17 and worked during his last two years of high school as majordomo on an island resort in the Whitsunday Passage. After graduating from college, he traveled to Japan where he earned a BA in Economics from Tokyo National University and accreditation from the Japan Sommelier Society. After successfully developing two 12,000 selection wine cellars for Maxim's & Sabatini Restaurants of Tokyo, Jamie was offered a position by Ambassador Walter Mondale to the United States Embassy as Food & Wine Director at The New Sanno Hotel, a unique hotel designed for military travelers and operated by the US Naval Joint Services. At New Sanno, Jamie was responsible for the beverage program for their five restaurants. In 1993, Jamie moved to Paris and undertook an internship with Michelin Chef Guy Savoy, who then sponsored him into the British Court of Masters Sommelier in 1994. In 1995, Jamie moved to St. Petersburg Russia where he studied Political Science at the University of St. Petersburg and worked as wine steward at Le Paris Restaurant in Ulitsa. He attained Sommelier accreditation from the St. Petersburg chapter, Russian Sommelier Association. In 1996, Jamie moved to New York City when he was accepted to Columbia University. He began working for Chef Jean-George Vongerichten and quickly established himself as one of the most respected Sommeliers in New York. In the decade following, he successfully managed the wine programs at several New York "institution" restaurants, such as Cello, Babbo, Daniel, La Bernadin, Ilo, & Oceana. In 2005, he was offered a joint Educational & Marketing position with Fosters Wine Estates as Director of the Estates Wine Group, providing him an opportunity to work with some of the world's finest wine brands. In 2009 when his first son was born, Jamie retired from corporate life and started his own consulting company, Vine Consultants, managing Cantine Ferrari and Planeta. Today, Jamie serves as Brand Ambassador for Ferrari, where he oversees all brand activities, public relations, marketing development and distributor relations in the US. If you want to learn more about today's guest, you can by visiting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-stewart-5427b84 More about the host Steve Raye: Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” - but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready! For more information on the host Steve Raye you can check out his website, Bevology Inc. here: www.bevologyinc.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

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JCB LIVE featuring Wine Educator Emilie Steckenborn

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 28:47


Discover why the demand for wine education in Asia keeps growing and which wine concepts are the hardest to translate for this unique audience with one of the region's leading explainers of wine.

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JCB LIVE: In Hot Water with Calistoga's Fearless Leader Chris Canning

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 28:32


Learn about the past, present, and future of the charming Napa Valley community of Calistoga with Calistoga Mayor Chris Canning, home of one of Boisset's most exciting expansion projects. Purchase Featured wines available at https://oakvillegrocery.com/shop/wines?winery=667

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Fine Wine End-to-End w/ Don St. Pierre and Adam Lapierre MW

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 40:07


As the only fine wine end-to-end solution in the US, Vinfolio has recently launched its wine investment service, leveraging its deep expertise in the fine wine arena. Don St. Pierre, Executive Chairman, and Adam Lapierre MW, President, tell us about Vinfolio's history, how the marketplace, storage solution, and VinCellar work together, as well as get into their recent foray into wine investment. A must-listen for those intrigued with wine investment and for fine wine lovers in general. Detailed Show Notes: Don St. Pierre's background1996 - founded ASC Fine Wines w/ his father, a wine importer in China 2010 - sold ASC to Suntory, stayed with the company until 20142015 - got connected with Vinfolio and bought 33% of business with a friendAdam Lapierre's backgroundMainly on the supply side (worked at a winery in the Finger Lakes, at an importer)Became an MW in 2013 and moved to the buying side, working for Lidl, a major retailer of wineJoined Vinfolio in 2018, became President in 2020Vinfolio's historyStarted by Steve Backman, a software entrepreneur, and wine collector, in 2004 - he wanted to create a cellar management tool and marketplace to store and sell wineBuilt VinCellar - cellar management tool, started at a similar time to Cellar Tracker (Eric Levine), the difference is Steve wanted a more end-to-end solution for collectors vs. a more utility tool for Cellar TrackerBuilt VinFolio - marketplace and warehouse storage business2009 - Vinfolio went bankrupt in Global Financial Crisis, clients came in and took over the business Vinfolio is an end-to-end solution for wine collectors - buying, storing, and selling wine, focusing on the niche of fine wine coupled with technologySimilar business model to some UK businesses (e.g., Berry Bros & Rudd, Farr Vintners)Most people hear about Vinfolio through retail/e-commerce today, but that may shift as VinCellar is re-built and re-launchedVinfolio MarketplaceA fixed price auction modelUses proprietary tools that determine recommended market price for collectors to sell atStorage clients use VinCellar to put wines for sale, or others can use the full-service option w/ the cellar acquisition team (every bottle on the marketplace has been inspected with it being rare for wines to be sent back)Wine sourcingCollector Marketplace (⅓ of wine sales) - from individual collectorsProducer Marketplace (⅔ of wine sales) - from a global network of merchants (e.g., negociants), direct from producers, and US importers/distributors (~15-20% of sourcing)Try to clearly differentiate between the sourcing typesAdvantages of the Vinfolio marketplaceFor Buyers - the breadth of wine at their fingertips, more clarity around the asking price vs. other auctionsFor Sellers - realized prices often higher than live auctions (except for very rare wines)Wine StorageA vital part of the business is to create ready supply for the marketplaceIt makes VinCellar an essential part of the businessConvenience for clients to get deliveryA premium servicePricing ~$5/case/monthInventory is cataloged and received at the bottle levelClients can take delivery or sell wines at the bottle levelWine Investment ServiceIt started because Vinfolio got unsolicited inquiries around wine as an asset class for investmentRetail marketplace helps Vinfolio understand where market demand isInvestment customers are mainly new customers vs. traditional clients that are more passionate wine collectorsVinfolio investment processMin investment size = $25,000 - in order to have a diversified portfolioPurchase in original wood cases (OWC) mostlyUnderstand client's interestsFocus mainly on blue-chip / investment grade wines, the foundation of every portfolio is Bordeaux"Stock picking" - look at buying opportunities and allocate portfolio across current and mature vintagesPut wines in storage - mainly in the UK under bond (as it's easier to sell)Key benefits of Vinfolio wine investmentBuying side - acquire below market (charge landed cost (which includes shipping from the UK) + 6% commission, which is usually 10-20% below US retailer pricing)Selling side - uses fixed auction model, 12% commission for the sale (lower than standard commission rates)Storage fees consistent with w/ Vinfolio storage feesInvestors get access to special wines, similar to private clientsVinfolio has an informal list of producers with high demand, leveraging experience of the day to day businessUses Vin-dex - Vinfolio proprietary pricing algorithm - provides a daily market price for winesHas 10 years of historical auction dataWine-Searcher pricing - takes in ~5,000 web calls/dayHistoric Vinfolio sale pricesAlso a member of Liv-exThe investment service launched a couple of months ago (as of Oct 2021) - ~$0.75M assets under management vs. ~$250M total under in Vinfolio storageInvestment differentiatorsTransparency of process, particularly rationale for wine selectionsInvestment strategy - diversification with multiple cases of wineExperience in the fine wine marketBig initiatives for VinfolioVinCellar overhaul - orienting data around investment as wellE-commerce platform re-launch - transitioning to a new platform with more refined, personalized user experiencesHiring more quality people to service clientsCarrying more inventory to have more wine available

Item 13: An African Food Podcast
A Bi-Continental Wine Business with Tuanni Price

Item 13: An African Food Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 35:31


Award winning International Wine Educator Tuanni Price is on a mission to make the complicated world of wine simple. In fact, that is the motto of her wine lifestyle business, Zuri Wine Tasting. The self-proclaimed wine enthusiast curates' wine-filled lifestyles from Southern California to the Southern-most part of the globe in Cape Town, South Africa. Tuanni uses her brand, Zuri Wine Tasting, to host private tastings, teach wine tasting classes and host wine tours. In addition, she produces small to large scale wine experiences for corporate and non-profit clients. Tuanni grew up in South Central Los Angeles and was not exposed to wine early in life. She was in her 30's when her interest in wine peaked. One evening while dining at a five star restaurant, she was snubbed by the Sommelier. From that moment on her goal was to learn and share as much as possible about wine and its accompanying lifestyle, enabling her to help others avoid that feeling of intimidation.Tuanni started a wine club with her friends, she studied with the Society of Wine Educators and North American Sommelier Associatio Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Tuanni has traveled the world sipping and learning about wine. Tuanni made a bold move in 2018 to expand her business to Cape Town South Africa, spending part of each year contributing to the vibrant and exciting wine industry there. Zuri Wine Tasting now offers its services to clients and wine lovers in both the US and South Africa. Today, aside from managing the day-to-day operations and event planning on behalf of Zuri Wine Tasting, Tuanni also host a podcast, aBroad Drinking Wine. She volunteers for PYDA (Pinotage Youth Development Academy), Blacc Cellar Club in Stellenbosch and the US-based AAAV (African American Vintners Association). She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Grambling University.Follow Item 13 on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @item13podcastDon't forget to subscribe & leave us a review!Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Item 13 by becoming a member!Item 13: An African Food Podcast is Powered by Simplecast.

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE featuring Jamie Graff from Nimbus Arts in Napa Valley

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 42:35


Celebrate a Napa Valley Halloween with a "Floating Pumpkin" art exhibit organized by Nimbus Arts and created by over 200 local pumpkin carvers.Create with our friends at Nimbus Arts: https://www.nimbusarts.orgOFFER: 20% off for everyone, 30% off for WS & JCB members | Offer ends "Sunday at midnight"Shop Now: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005

SoCal Restaurant Show
Show 449, October 30, 2021: Ryan Kraemer, Sommelier, The Bungalow Kitchen, Long Beach Part One

SoCal Restaurant Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 13:33


To the best of our knowledge Ryan Kraemer at The Bungalow Kitchen in Long Beach at 2nd & PCH is the only Certified Sommelier in Long Beach actually on the floor interacting with guests. He is a Certified Sommelier with … Continue reading → The post Show 449, October 30, 2021: Ryan Kraemer, Sommelier, The Bungalow Kitchen, Long Beach Part One appeared first on SoCal Restaurant Show.

SoCal Restaurant Show
Show 449, October 30, 2021: Ryan Kraemer, Sommelier, The Bungalow Kitchen, Long Beach Part Two

SoCal Restaurant Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 11:47


To the best of our knowledge Ryan Kraemer at The Bungalow Kitchen in Long Beach at 2nd & PCH is the only Certified Sommelier in Long Beach actually on the floor interacting with guests. He is a Certified Sommelier with … Continue reading → The post Show 449, October 30, 2021: Ryan Kraemer, Sommelier, The Bungalow Kitchen, Long Beach Part Two appeared first on SoCal Restaurant Show.

SuperYacht Radio
The White Glove Sommelier discovers FUTURA, Neapolitan Pizza, Berlin!

SuperYacht Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 48:55


Wine & Food Experiences in Berlin with Armin H. Müller - The White Glove Sommelier discovers FUTURA, Neapolitan Pizza, Berlin! This young Pizzeria is dedicated to the AVPN Standard (True Neapolitan Pizza Association) and was awarded by Gambero Rosso the "Pizzeria of the Year 2020“. Their Wine List is focused as mainly Italian with fantastic matches to their pizzas, with mainly Southern varieties like Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Falanghina, Primitivo, Aglianico, & Negroamaro. The Owners are Alessandro Leonardi, AVPN Pizzaiolo and Alex Uhlmann, singer-songwriter, guitarist, vocalist as well as the Musical Director for " The Voice of Italy“. A firework of information regarding wine, beer, pizza and music in this show with Alessandro Leonardi and Alex Uhlmann #sommelier #wine #wineindustry #vineyards #expert #berlin #travel #WhiteGloveSommelier #GourmetWineTravel #futuraneapolitanpizza #winelover #educationalpost #superyachtradio #FianodiAvellino #grecoditufo #Falanghina #Primitivo #Aglianico #Negroamaro #vinealove #thevoiceofitaly #gamberorosso

SuperYacht Radio
Armin H. Müller - The White Glove Sommelier discovers Weingut Weishaar, from the top wineries of Germany

SuperYacht Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 62:57


This Winery, cultivating 8 ha of vines for a 2nd generation, belongs already to the TOP wineries of Germany and has made a name for itself, awarded with the International Müller-Thurgau Award 2021. With Corinne and Markus Weishaar, Armin tastes their Chardonnay 2020 and Pinot Noir Barrique 2017, and discovers all about this fabulous vineyard and winery. #sommelier #wine #wineindustry #vineyards #expert #kaiserstuhl #travel #WhiteGloveSommelier #GourmetWineTravel #weingutweishaar #winelover #educationalpost #superyachtradio #pinotnoir #vinealove #chardonnay

SuperYacht Radio
The Top Wineries of Italy – Trentino with Armin H. Müller - The White Glove Sommelier discovers Endrizzi – Cultura del Vino dal 1885.

SuperYacht Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 91:51


Lisa Maria and Daniele lead one of the oldest wineries in the Trentino Wine Region. This Winery, cultivating 55 ha of vines for the 5th generation, belongs for many years to the TOP wineries of Italy. With their flagship wine Gran Masetto 2011 awarded in a blind tasting of Mundus Vini out of 3.500 wines as the best European Wine! Together with Lisa Maria and Daniele Endrici, Armin tastes their Gran Masetto 2015 and a few more outstanding wines. During the show he discusses the tasting notes of these, the Trentino region, the Enrizzi winery. Don't miss the 'White Glove Sommelier Show' now also on www.yachtcast.me #GourmetWeinreisen #GourmetWineTravel #sommelier #wine #wineindustry #vineyards #expert #trentino #travel #WhiteGloveSommelier #SommChat #winegeek #GourmetWineTravel #endrizzi #vinealoveinternational #winelover #educationalpost #superyachtradio #teroldego #cantinaendrizzi

SuperYacht Radio
The White Glove Sommelier discovers from the top wineries of Switzerland & U.S., Tenuta Luigina and Winery Ettore

SuperYacht Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 56:26


Discover the Top Wineries of Switzerland (Ticino) and the USA (Mendocina) with Armin H. Müller - The White Glove Sommelier as he meets Ettore Biraghi of Tenuta Luigina and Winery Ettore These Wineries, cultivating 3,5 ha of vines and 26 ha, both belong to the TOP wineries of Switzerland and the USA. Ettore has made a name for itself, notably their 2017 Merlot (Ticino) awarded with 94 points by Fallstaff. During the show, Armin discovers about these wineries with Ettore Biraghi, who is co-owner of both, shares his tasting of their Merlot Gemma dell 2018 from Ticino and their Signature CAB 2018 from the US, tune in to find out about this excellent winery. #GourmetWeinreisen #sommelier #wine #wineindustry #vineyards #expert #ticino #california #travel #WhiteGloveSommelier #GourmetWineTravel #tenutaluigina #wineryettore #winelover #educationalpost #superyachtradio #merlot #vinealove #cabernetsauvignon

SuperYacht Radio
The White Glove Sommelier with Armin H. Müller discovers Wehrlis Weinbau from the top wineries of Switzerland

SuperYacht Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 64:21


This Winery, cultivating 12 ha of vines for a 3rd generation, belongs to the TOP wineries of Switzerland and has made a name for itself. In 2021 the Wehrli Winery was awarded by Gault Millau as the "Rookie of the Year“. With Susi Steiger-Wehrli, Armin discusses this great winery with her and tastes and evaluates their Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Malbec 2018. Tune in to discover all about this top winery in Switzerland! #sommelier #wine #wineindustry #vineyards #expert #aargau #travel #WhiteGloveSommelier #GourmetWineTravel #wehrliweinbau #winelover #educationalpost #superyachtradio #malbec #vinealove

The Right Wine
Episodio 130 - Sommeliers, NFTs, Apps.

The Right Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 69:43


Despues de una semana de ausencia, regresamos con un capitulo donde hablamos de vinicolas utilizando NFTs en lugar de mailing lists, aplicaciones para rastrear la procedencia de los vinos coleccionables y como ayudan a los coleccionistas. Platicamos tambien sobre nuestros respectivos viajes de la semana pasada a LA, Cabo y Valle de Guadalupe.

Spoon Mob
#179 - Chefs & Guests – Sommelier Daniel Souder of Pleasantry

Spoon Mob

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 88:47


On this episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray chats with Pleasantry owner & sommelier Daniel Souder about how he got started in restaurants, pursuing a career as a professional poker player, getting his first restaurant job at Enoteca Emilia, how he first got into wine, taking a crash course for the intro sommelier exam, the biggest challenge when taking the certified sommelier exam, why he never sat for an advanced or masters exam, his time at The Phoenix event space, working at 1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab, how he and Joanna came to be partners on a place of their own, the concept behind Pleasantry, construction challenges and difficult neighbors in the OTR, how they got opening and longtime chef Evan Hartman to come on board, their short lived fast casual chicken concept Money Chicken, navigating covid, organizing the donation of meals to frontline healthcare workers, the vision behind his upcoming natural wine shop Iris Read, defining natural wine, why the natural wine market continues to grow, the past/present/future of Cincinnati's food scene, what's next for him professionally, answers the question left behind from chef Kaci Goff of Wolf And Woman, and more before taking on the “burning grill” questions. For more on sommelier Daniel Souder, Pleasantry & Iris Read, visit spoonmob.com/danielsouder and follow him on Instagram @souderdb, @pleasantryotr & @irisread_wine. Visit pleasantryotr.com for menu details & reservations. For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com and make sure to follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), and Facebook (@spoonmob1). Audio Editing by @TrackEditPrint. Intro music by @kabbalisticvillage. This episode is brought to you by Yodal. If you're looking for a recommendation from people in the area, have a question, curious about activity near you, or whatever, check out yodal.io today!

Deep in the Weeds - A Food Podcast with Anthony Huckstep
Over a Glass Podcast: Chris Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Family Winemakers, Hunter Valley) - from humble beginnings.

Deep in the Weeds - A Food Podcast with Anthony Huckstep

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 33:45


Over a Glass Podcast with Shanteh Wale The family name of Tyrrell's is synonymous with the Hunter Valley. Chris and his siblings alongside his father run one of Australia's most important wineries, from humble beginning to a legacy of craftmanship and lineage of majestic wines.https://tyrrells.com.auFollow Over a Glass with Shanteh Walehttps://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspodHost Shanteh Walehttps://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=enExecutive Producer Rob Lockehttps://www.instagram.com/foodwinedine/Executive Producer Anthony Huckstephttps://www.instagram.com/huckstergram/LISTEN TO OUR OTHER FOOD PODCASTShttps://linktr.ee/DeepintheWeedsNetwork

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE featuring Wine Judge Rich Cook

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 37:50


Peek behind the curtain of the mysterious wine competition world through the eyes of one of its most experienced veterans!Learn more at winereviewonline.com

Unreserved Wine Talk
152: Field Blends, Pet-Nats and Memoir with Rachel Signer

Unreserved Wine Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:38


What is it like to make wine totally by hand, without electricity? What is a field blend and why should you try one? What's the most difficult part of writing a memoir? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Rachel Signer, who has just published a gripping, addictive memoir, You Had Me at Pet-Nat. You can find the wines we discussed at https://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks.   Highlights Why did Rachel start Pipette Magazine? How has the wine community responded to Pipette? How did Rachel stay eco-friendly while producing a print magazine? What is a Pet-Nat? What is the tasting experience like for Rachel's 2020 Pet-Nat? What's it like to make wine totally by hand? Which types of food pair well with Pet-Nats? What goes into a field blend? Are natural wines and raw wines one and the same? What can you expect to read about in Rachel's memoir, You Had Me At Pet-Nat? Why is it hard to write a memoir compared to fiction? What lessons did Rachel learn through writing her book? How did Rachel find the process of finding a publisher for her book? What's it like to promote a new book during a pandemic? Why is Rachel excited about Canlibero Pink Freud?   Key Takeaways I admire how Rachel and her husband have tried to be as low-intervention as possible when making wine, even to the point of working the press by hand and not with electricity. I've always loved the complexity and taste of field blends. I hope you'll seek them out for your sipping pleasure. I so relate with Rachel that writing about those you love is the most difficult part of writing a memoir, as I continue to edit my own manuscript.   Watch Party Join me for the debut Watch Party of the video of this conversation that I'll be live-streaming for the very first time on Zoom on Wednesday, November 24th at 7 pm eastern. You can save your spot for free right here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tewg8-WtS12gq6YygSQ1lg. I'll be jumping into the comments as we watch it together so that I can answer your questions in real-time. I want to hear from you! What's your opinion of what we're discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn't answer?   Giveaway You could win a one-year subscription to Pipette Magazine, a gorgeously illustrated magazine about natural wines.   How to Win All you need to do is comment on one of the posts on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn before 7 pm EDT on November 17th. I'll select the winner randomly from those who participate. You get a bonus entry for every wine-loving friend you tag and if you re-share this post in your stories. Good luck!   About Rachel Signer Rachel Signer is a wine writer originally from Virginia, now living in South Australia. She's written for numerous publications, including The Guardian, Vogue and Eater. She's also the publisher and founder of Pipette Magazine, an independent magazine about natural wines sold in over twenty countries. She makes natural wines with her husband in the Adelaide Hills under the labels Lucy M and Persephone Wines. Her fabulous memoir, You Had Me at Pet-Nat, has just been published by Hachette Books.     To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.nataliemaclean.com/152.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Balancing the Head and Heart of Wine Investing w/ Tom Gearing, Cult Wines

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 59:18


As the wine investment business leader with $275M of assets under management, Cult Wines has been a pioneer in the space for over a decade.  Born out of a passion for wine, Tom Gearing, CEO and founder of Cult Wines, tries to balance the head and heart elements of investing in wine with actively managed portfolios by CFAs and experiences with some of the top wineries of the world.  Tom shares all the details and great examples of why people should consider investing in wine, the Cult Wine investment process, and where Cult Wines is heading.  Detailed Show Notes: Tom's backgroundfounded Cult Wines w/ his brother in universityFather was an investment banker with a passion for wine, especially BurgundyTraveled a lot to Burgundy as a childStarted an import company - Burgundy CellarThe early 2000s - started Financial Wines - an online price transparency tool, but ran out of funding after the dot com crash2007-2008 - during Financial Crisis - people looking for alternative investments - Tom realized wine was a safe haven and should be more investableBased in the UKWhere the Wine trading is very well establishedThe UK has tax free status for wine trading for anyone in the world - can keep wine in a tax free warehouse where you don't pay taxes (sales tax, VAT) upfrontAsian collectors used London to build collections before shipping itBrexit impact - mostly operational (shipping is a lot slower) vs. tax,Why invest in wine?Those with a passion for wine - Build a fine wine collection, can drink it, or sell it in the futureThose not passionate about wine - wine prices are more consistent and tend to go up in value because the supply goes down over time (people drink it), tends to be insensitive to financial market fluctuations (went up in value in 2009) - suitable for diversificationVs. art/cars/other alternative investments, wine is more attractive:Accessibility - lower barriers to entry - hundreds or thousands of dollars for wine vs. millions for fine art/carsLiquidity - better than other alternative assetsPrice transparency - more trading publicly and more visibility (though, still not as good as it could be)Wine investment serves as a storage/aging function for the fine wine market with pristine provenance and authenticityCult Wines OverviewNot a retailer - acquires wines on behalf of clientsThree warehouses - London, Paris, BordeauxEU changed storage laws in 2016 to hold wines without paying VAT (similar to the UK)Have own warehouse and staff to ensure provenance and authenticity of wines (e.g., caught heat damage on a shipment of Scarecrow wine and made a claim with freight forwarder immediately)Has own photography studio and processes 250 cases/day, and photos are immediately uploaded for inspectionInvestment processHas a managed portfolio service (min $10k investment)Gather client objectives - risk profile, investment duration (3-5 years, 5-10 years, 10+ years), how wine fits into their entire portfolioBuild a personalized, customized portfolioStore wine in physical warehouses (clients own bottles or cases, the physical asset b/c it's hard to have liquidity for funds where people have fractional ownership of a fund)Get access to investment platformTop-down investment process - actively managed portfoliosCult Wines has a Chief Investment Officer (CIO), and all portfolio managers are Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)Constantly reviewing the market and making asset allocation decisionsE.g., Trump Tariffs on European wine - team thought Bordeaux would go down in price, proposed reducing allocations from 40% -> 30% and re-allocate to Italy, which looked undervalued already and had no tariffs; in 6 months, AUM of Bordeaux went from 40%->36% and Italy 6%->13% and Bordeaux prices went down 2-3% and Italy up 12%Assets Under Management (AUM) - $275MUK/Europe is the biggestAsia nextAmericas (smallest, but newest)FeesAnnual management fee - starts at 2.95%/year (with $10k investment), 2.75% (with $35k investment), 2.5% ($150k investment), 2.25% ($500k investment)Benefits - portfolio allocation, customization of the portfolio, investment platform access, customer support, storage & insurance, trading on the platform (no feeds on trading to align Cult Wines interests with clients)Higher tiers get more experiential benefits - access to producers, client-only events, educational activities, vineyard visitsWine Buying35% direct from winery/new vintages65% secondary market - from existing investors, trusted suppliers/brokers, and trading platforms (e.g., Liv-Ex)Wine Selling / Delivery~20% of wines have been delivered to people, can ship to 45 states, clients pay delivery feesSome clients use Cult wines as a global cellar - e.g., a Japanese collector sent wines to the US when he was going to be there to visitWine sales channelsCult Wines buys for other clients - for wines they believe will appreciate moreTrade team - sells to other wine merchants, brokers, traders, importersRetail/Direct to Consumer - listed on Wine-Searcher and Cult Wines website for saleTeam - ~100 people totalInfrastructure based in UK (including ~24 tech and product folks)Regional offices - relationship managers, portfolio manager (all CFA level; Hong Kong, Singapore, 2 in London, New York)8 in North America (3 in Canada, 5 in New York)Company's Growth1st 5 years - establishing proof of concept2nd 5 years:2014 - acquired competitor, Premier Cru Fine Wine Investments, doubled AUM and business2016 - opened Hong Kong office2018 - opened Singapore office2014-2019 - $7 -> $50Mm in AUMNext 5-year phase (18 months in) - “reborn, evolution”Fine wine investment is limited by market inefficiencies: accessibility, liquidity, price transparencyFocused on projects that will improve inefficiencies and that will naturally make the wine investment space growTypes of wine for investmentOpportunistic trading - capturing inefficiencies in pricing - there may be opportunities to buy in one region and sell in another at a profitBenchmark wines - based on scores (with critics weighted differently by the impact), vintages, the value of an established baseline of wines (e.g., Bordeaux, Burgundy)Finding new opportunities - wines with high quality that have a good chance of increasing in value, e.g., Pierre Gonon St Joseph - was 30-40 euros 3-4 years ago, now $150/bottleAuction houses - don't work with them muchHard to get certainty of provenanceA lot more mature/older wines which have already gone up a lot in valueCosts are prohibitive (10-20% on a transaction)But the best place to get the highest/best prices (e.g., 1945 DRC from the Drouhin cellar got ~$500k / bottle)Next for Cult WinesLaunching new platform for managed investment serviceBespoke, public blockchain for security, authenticity, and speed of secure transactionsContinue to build North American offices (opened Spring 2021) in Canada and New York

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with Sensory Scientist Hoby Wedler

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 55:07


We'll meet a sensory scientist who channels his passion for improving people's lives by using flavor and experiences to increase overall happiness.Learn more about Hoby: https://www.hobywedler.com/Enjoy the wines featured on the show, available here: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005Viewers receive 20% off (members receive 30% off).Use coupon code HAPPY43; expires Sunday, 10/31

The Black Wine Guy Experience
Pittsburg Cambridge Back Again: Sarah Thomas's East Coast Swing from Cambridge to Le Bernardin and Beyond!

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 93:50


MJ's guest is veteran Sommelier, author and Co-Founder, and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah Thomas. Sarah was sommelier at acclaimed Le Bernardin. She is now the co-founder and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, where she brings together her lifelong passions for both food and books. The daughter of two south Indian immigrants, Sarah grew up in the rural town of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was surrounded by food from a young age. She would spend summers in Kerala visiting her grandparents, forming some of her earliest food memories. While working at various restaurants in Pittsburgh and then at Le Bernardin, Sarah obtained the prestigious Advanced Sommelier certification and was featured in the popular SOMM film series. Through her storytelling work with Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah hopes to create a confident character that other children of color can see themselves in, while also encouraging all kids to look at different foods and cultures with a sense of curiosity and compassion.Sarah's incredible passion for food, her Indian heritage and upbringing, shines through in her Kalmata's Kitchen books, events, online travel guides and when she speaks, to children and adults alike. In this episode, MJ and Sarah talk about her chance encounter with sommelier and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Le Bernardin, alongside Chef Eric Ripert, Aldo Sohm... and how she landed a job that very day! The two also discuss her summers growing up in Kerala, India, how Kalamata's Kitchen came to life, and the exciting projects she and co-founder Derek Wallace have in the works with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. This episode is packed with inspiration, jaw-dropping encounters and more. Grab a beautiful tall one and let's toast to this! A huge thank you to Sara Thomas! Follow him on IG @ess_thomasCheck out Kalamata's Kitchenhttps://www.kalamataskitchen.com/ Follow them on Instagram @kalamataskitchenThis episode's in studio wine:Chantereves Bourgone Hautes Cotes De Beaune 2019 ‘Paris L'Hopital'______________________________________________________________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.

The Black Wine Guy Experience
Pittsburg Cambridge Back Again: Sarah Thomas's East Coast Swing from Cambridge to Le Bernardin and Beyond!

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 104:25


MJ's guest is veteran Sommelier, author and Co-Founder, and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah Thomas. Sarah was sommelier at acclaimed Le Bernardin. She is now the co-founder and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata's Kitchen, where she brings together her lifelong passions for both food and books. The daughter of two south Indian immigrants, Sarah grew up in the rural town of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was surrounded by food from a young age. She would spend summers in Kerala visiting her grandparents, forming some of her earliest food memories. While working at various restaurants in Pittsburgh and then at Le Bernardin, Sarah obtained the prestigious Advanced Sommelier certification and was featured in the popular SOMM film series. Through her storytelling work with Kalamata's Kitchen, Sarah hopes to create a confident character that other children of color can see themselves in, while also encouraging all kids to look at different foods and cultures with a sense of curiosity and compassion.Sarah's incredible passion for food, her Indian heritage and upbringing, shines through in her Kalmata's Kitchen books, events, online travel guides and when she speaks, to children and adults alike. In this episode, MJ and Sarah talk about her chance encounter with sommelier and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Le Bernardin, alongside Chef Eric Ripert, Aldo Sohm... and how she landed a job that very day! The two also discuss her summers growing up in Kerala, India, how Kalamata's Kitchen came to life, and the exciting projects she and co-founder Derek Wallace have in the works with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. This episode is packed with inspiration, jaw-dropping encounters and more. Grab a beautiful tall one and let's toast to this! A huge thank you to Sara Thomas! Follow him on IG @ess_thomasCheck out Kalamata's Kitchenhttps://www.kalamataskitchen.com/ Follow them on Instagram @kalamataskitchenThis episode's in studio wine:Chantereves Bourgone Hautes Cotes De Beaune 2019 ‘Paris L'Hopital'______________________________________________________________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.

Impromptunes - The Completely Improvised Musical Podcast

Title by Cate Bradshaw   Sandra is keen to give up on everything in her life to continue day drinking. Meanwhile, Aaron, a sommelier from Southern France has discovered a radical new approach to enjoying wine and may be the only person able to guide Sandra forward in life.    Song List: "Boozie Suzie", "Pass Societies Tests", "Sommelier, Not Shoemelier", "Stay Sandra", "Smells Like Potential", "Sniff It, Don't Sip It".   Wanna show Impromptunes some financial love? Check out our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/impromptunes   Cast: Hollie James, Alexia Brinsley, Jacob Kuek and Hayden Dun on keys. Teched and Edited by Morgan Phillips

JCB LIVE
JCB LIVE with Meteorologist Drew Anderson

JCB LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 51:50


We'll get expert guidance on why the climate of coastal California is so very wine-friendly, thanks to its reliably giant "diurnal swing" from daytime high to nighttime low.Enjoy the wines featured on the show, available here: https://my.boissetcollection.com/products/catalog/sale-1005Viewers receive 20% off (members receive 30% off).Use coupon code HAPPY42; expires Sunday, 10/24

Wine & Hip Hop
Episode 60: For The Viticulture Featuring Derrick Westbrook

Wine & Hip Hop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 64:14


This week Jermaine caught up with Sommelier, Wine Merchant and friend of the show Derrick Westbrook. In this candid conversation Derrick fills us in on what he's been up to since his first appearance on the show, pivoting during the pandemic, becoming an OG and much more!

Citizen Cosmos
Jack Zampolin, self-realization, Cypherpunks & product management

Citizen Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 42:39


In this episode, we talk to Jack Zampolin, co-founder of Sommelier finance & Strangelove validator. Sommelier is a bet that Ethereum will be a dominant player in the global economy. Sommelier consists of the Cosmos Stargate SDK, its Tendermint-based consensus layer and a decentralized, bi-directional Ethereum bridge, managed by a global network of validators. Strangelove Validation Services operates a secure validator node on the Cosmos network. Strangelove has been running the hub software (starting with testnets) since the summer of 2018. Jack's Twitter (https://twitter.com/jack_zampolin) We spoke to Jack about Sommelier finance, the Cypherpunk's Manifesto, and: Jack's professional path The importance of soft skills What inspires founders What do advisors do Economic models The technical aspects of Sommelier finance Zero sum game in blockchain Feckups Building teams Entrepreneurship culture Jack's dog Cosmos Ecosystem development Communities Professional journalism Validators The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode: | Tendermint (https://tendermint.com/) | Cosmos (https://cosmos.network/) | Sommelier finance (https://sommelier.finance/) | Strangelove Ventures (https://www.strangelove.ventures/) | Akash (https://www.citizencosmos.space/akash) | Ethereum (https://ethereum.org/en/) | Uniswap (https://uniswap.org/) | IBC (https://github.com/cosmos/ibc) | Kava (https://www.kava.io/) | Osmosis (https://www.citizencosmos.space/osmosis) | Cardano (https://cardano.org/) | Juno (https://junochain.com/) | A Cypherpunk's Manifesto (https://nakamotoinstitute.org/cypherpunk-manifesto/) | Gravity DEX (https://cosmos.network/gravity-dex/) | Elon Musk (https://twitter.com/elonmusk) | Zaki Manian (https://twitter.com/zmanian) | Twitter (https://twitter.com) | Evmos (https://evmos.org/) | Agoric (https://www.citizencosmos.space/agoric) | Conversations with Jack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCRG5sAp_Sc&list=PLem9m7LMmHUeWBtXjTR91Ft-qni7vHZbB) | If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos: Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator (https://www.citizencosmos.space/staking) Help support the project via Gitcoin Grants (https://gitcoin.co/grants/1113/citizen-cosmos-podcast) Listen to the YouTube version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3j1Ir87S4) Read our blog (https://citizen-cosmos.github.io/blog/) Check out our GitHub (https://github.com/citizen-cosmos/Citizen-Cosmos) Join our Telegram (https://t.me/citizen_cosmos) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizencosmos.space/rss)

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Making Wine Investing Accessible w/ Anthony Zhang, Vinovest

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 37:04


A serial entrepreneur, Anthony Zhang, was pondering alternative investments and fell into wine.  With superior returns to the S&P 500, less volatility, and low correlation with the stock market, wine investment seemed like a perfect category to democratize with technology.  Anthony tells us why people should consider investing in wine, the Vinovest investment process, and how wine investment may impact the wine industry.  All with a mission of lowering the cost and barriers for the average consumer to invest in wine. Detailed Show Notes: Anthony's backgroundHe grew up around the world, childhood in Beijing and Hong KongWent to USC for college and founded EnvoyNow, a food delivery service for college campuses with investment from Mark Cuban and Peter ThielWas considering alternative investments and was attracted to wine over others (e.g., art, cars)Wine investing challengesHard to get access to the winesFees for auctions, shipping, and storageInvestment thesis - fine wine has outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 20 years, has half the volatility, and has a low correlation with the stock market (i.e., is a good hedge); wine also has a decreasing supply over time, which enables appreciation over timeVinovest investment processChoose how much to invest, how long to invest in (e.g., 5 vs. 20 years), and your risk appetite (e.g., blue-chip wines like 1st growths or Grand Cru Burgundy or “emerging markets” like newer winemakers, ownership changes, etc.…) => this helps determine which wines to invest inInvest in whole bottles or cases, not fractional bottles or fractions of a portfolioAcquire, store, and insure winesVinovest can help sell wines as wellFees - all-inclusive 2.85% / year asset management feeAccess/procurement of winesShipping and wine storageInsuranceAverage bottle price ~$200-600/bottleAcquire wines below retail by buying direct from negociants or wineriesCurrently managing ~$50M (as of Sept 2021)Can take physical delivery of wines - but often stored in Europe, so can arrange for batch delivery with others to reduce shipping costs (from hundreds of dollars to Vinovest's insurance company inspects and authenticates the winesVinovest only buys in-bond so can track the previous ownersKey players in the wine investment spaceMainly in Asia and EuropePrivate Banks have wine funds, UK (Vin-X, Wine-ex, Cult Wines)Vinovest differentiation - more technology-driven, collect more data and aggregate it to create automated investment strategiesTo address wine funds that fail - each investor owns their wines with an audit trail that shows the wine is theirs Wine investment impact on the wine industryWine prices may increase as more players enter the investment marketClimate change is  increasing prices through lower yieldsIt won't impact commercial wines (e.g., $10-20 bottles), but fine winesAuction houses - the modern investor isn't okay with paying 20-25% premiumsRegulationUS - wine is classified as a collectible, like art or rare coins, and is subject to capital gains tax when sold (self-reported)Int'l - some countries, like the UK, France, and parts of Asia, wine is classified as a “wasting asset” with an expiration date (often 50 years) and is capital gains tax-freeNext for Vinovest - want to continue to educate consumers on the benefits of wine investing, intends to create a low entry point to make wine investing more accessible

The #InVinoFab Podcast
@Telesomm #SommStory: Tesh Diyal, Wine With Tesh

The #InVinoFab Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:44


Tesh Diyal's roots in hospitality can really be traced back to his mom. His restaurant experience however, started from his time working at Morton's the Steakhouse. Tesh moved on to other restaurants in California, including Piatti, Ella Dining Room and Bar, and then he graduated to become the Sommelier at the Kitchen for almost 4 years. Tesh then transitioned into wine sales to focus on growing his family, and after a year of selling wine to restaurants, he found himself furloughed due to the pandemic. That leads to now! Tesh is excited to put wines in front of you, your friends, and you family that you may not have or even known about before! His goal truly is to bridge the gap between good people and good wine! Find Tesh at winewithtesh.com German Riesling Morton's Steakhouse wine captain Understanding Napa Cabernet Beverage Manager at Piatti  Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1  Level 2 Manager at Ella How to start your wine tasting journal Wine Bible The World Atlas of Wine  The Kitchen to run the wine program The Sutter Club Alcohol license CA Wine shipping laws by state St. Lucia Highlands right here in CA Gary Pisoni Frog leg  & champagne Moussé Fils Cabernet Sauvignon Creamy White Wines White Burgundy & White Bordeaux 19 Crimes Wine ----Want to learn more about Telesomm? Do you have a wine question or topics we should ask a somm? Let us know! Subscribe to the pod + Follow on Twitter: @InVinoFab & IG: invinofab Get the Telesomm App + Follow on Twitter: @Telesomm & IG: telesomm.app Connect to the hosts: @laurapasquini & @Profpatrice Music credit: The song Travel to the City by Lesfm has been remixed under a CC-BY license. 

The Black Wine Guy Experience
I Just Want to Fly: Landon Patterson's Journey from the LBC to DRC

The Black Wine Guy Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 103:24


MJ's guest today is Sommelier, Wine Sales and Marketing Phenom and Chief Revenue Officer for Hundred Acres Wine Group, Landon Patterson. A native of Southern California, Patterson began his wine career as a Sommelier in Las Vegas, working with the venerable Wolfgang Puck at his signature restaurants on "The Strip". While there, he built a passion and a strong platform of knowledge focused on international luxury wines, with a specialty in wines from Italy and Spain. Patterson's love of wine and natural ability to impart that passion to consumers, especially luxury customers, quickly lead him into the world of sales and marketing. Over the last 20 years, his deep knowledge of international and luxury wines seamlessly translated into working as a sales and marketing leader with small, US family-owned wine producers. Landon Patterson became a member of the Hundred Acre team at the beginning of 2013. Over the past eight years, he has managed all aspects of sales and marketing, which work hand-in-hand in driving revenue, and expanded the Hundred Acre portfolio of wines into 35 countries on 4 continents. When he's not traveling the world for work - He's also dog daddy to his beloved French Bulldog, Sigmund. MJ and Landon discuss Landon's unconventional upbringing that ultimately cultivated his hustler mentality, ability to take a punch and get back up, and why he prefers to work with the passionate, the eccentric, and the manic. Landon outlines his unorthodox journey from being a Las Vegas waiter with no experience to being the best at what he does in the industry. Sharing some insights into Jayson Woodbridge's philosophy with Hundred Acre Wine, MJ and Landon discuss the importance of patience and the benefits of not playing by the rules. A huge thank you to Landon Patterson! Follow him on IG @iatewhatCheck out Hundred Acre Wine: https://www.hundredacre.com/This episode's in studio wines:2018 Hundred AcreArk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon2018 Hundred AcreKayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon______________________________________________________________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.

Off the Chain
#691 Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake with Jack Zampolin

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 42:12


Jack Zampolin is a core developer at Cosmos and a co-founder of Sommelier. In this conversation, we discuss proof of work, proof of stake, and when each is applicable for specific use cases.  ======================= Compass Mining is the world's first online marketplace for bitcoin mining hardware and hosting. Compass was founded with the goal of making it easy for everyone to mine bitcoin. Visit compassmining.io to start mining bitcoin today! ======================= AG1 by Athletic Greens, the category-leading superfood product, brings comprehensive and convenient daily nutrition to everybody. Keeping up with the research, knowing what to do, and taking a bunch of pills and capsules is hard on the stomach and hard to keep up with. To help each of us be at our best, they simplify the path to better nutrition by giving you the one thing with all the best things.                                                                                                   ONE scoop of AG1 contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more in one convenient daily serving. The special blend of high-quality, bioavailable ingredients in a scoop of AG1 work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, support energy and focus, aid with gut health and digestion, and support a healthy immune system, - effectively replacing multiple products or pills with one healthy, delicious drink.                  To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you an immune supporting FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase if you visit athleticgreens.com/pomp today. Again, simply visit athleticgreens.com/pomp to take control of your health and give AG1 a try.

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast
Emerging Wine Regions: Vermont & The Finger Lakes

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 69:05


In this episode, we explore two wine regions in the northeastern United States. While Vermont and northern New York State are both located in the extremes of viticultural viability, both regions have emerged as hubs of quality wine production. GuildSomm's Chris Tanghe interviews Master Sommelier David Keck about his winemaking venture in northwestern Vermont and then speaks with Meaghan Frank about her family's multi-generational winemaking legacy at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in New York's Finger Lakes.   This month's blind tasting segment with Emily Nixon features Kelly Coggins. Can you determine the wine purely based on Kelly's description? Additionally, Thatcher Baker-Briggs reveals the wine he presented in last month's Rosé & Orange Wines episode.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Tackling Climate Change w/ Josep Maria Ribas & Julien Gervreau, IWCA

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:45


With droughts, floods, hail, wildfires, and more challenging how wine is made, Familia Torres and Jackson Family Wines are leading the way to tackle climate change in the wine industry by founding the International Wineries for Climate Action.  Founded in 2019, the group already has 22 members and continues to expand its reach and impact.  Listen in as Josep Maria Ribas Portella, Climate Change Director for Familia Torres, and Julien Gervreau, VP Sustainability at Jackson Family Wines, tell us about the impacts of climate change, how to measure GHG in the wine industry, and ways wineries are working to improve their emissions.  A mission-critical effort for the entire wine industry, listen in to learn more! Detailed Show Notes: Josep's & Familia Torres' backgroundClimate Change Director, an energy engineer, has been with Familia Torres for five yearsTorres - 150-year history, 5th generation running the companyClimate change dept reports directly to Miguel Torres (CEO), who got passionate about the subject after watching An Inconvenient Truth with Al GoreJulien & Jackson Family Wines' (“JFW”) backgroundVP Sustainability at JFWJFW is a large, family-owned company, best known for Kendall Jackson and La CremaIn the 2nd generation, the company is very passionate about climate change2008 - Torres and JFW came together on climate change and the need to measure greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissionsInternational Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)Founded by Torres and JFW in 2019~2010 - Miguel Torres tried to start something similar in Spain, but it didn't work outDeciding to partner w/ JFW and make it international led to the successful launch of the IWCAIWCA tries to standardize emissions measurement and communicationsThe wine industry is not a significant contributor to climate change, but agriculture is an emerging area of opportunity, and wine can represent agriculture more broadlyIWCA is 1st agriculture group to join the UN's “Race to Zero” initiativeImpact of climate change on the wine industryThe impacts are being felt globally (Torres)Advanced ripening of grapes (leading to higher alcohols)More extreme weather - prolonged droughts in Spain, flooding, late hail, hydric stress (leading to worse wildfires), late-season heat spikesMeasuring GHG emissions - Scope 1-3 definitionScope 1 - direct emissions - e.g., fuel burnt in winery vehicles, gas used in boilers, CO2 usageScope 2 - indirect emissions from purchase of electricityScope 3 - indirect emissions from purchased goods and services - e.g., packaging, logistics, waste disposal of bottles, etc.…Scope 1&2 are ~20-25% of GHG emissions, Scope 3 - 75-80%GHG impact of a bottle of wineUse World Resource Institute's GHG Protocol and ISO14064 inventory management processFor IWCA members (as of Oct 2021) - the average bottle of wine has a 1.61 CO2e/L of GHG emissionsRange - 0.75 - ~10 => larger wineries tend to be lower, smaller wineries tend to be higherGHG reduction measuresShipping is ~15% of carbon footprint for Torres => using railroad when possible, ship in bulk (for every 1 bulk shipper sent, it replaces 4 containers, saving 3 shipments)Electricity - many wineries installing onsite renewable energy, primarily solarHarvest is 2.5 months/year but uses ~50% of electric consumptionPackaging - ~25% of total GHG footprintGlass is ~20% of the total GHG footprintJFW - reduced  the weight of bottles for KJ and La Crema - saved ~3-4% of total GHG emissions and saved moneyReduce weight bottles have more recycled content in the glass, reduce emissions of glass making process (e.g., Furnace of the Future), bloggers starting to weigh bottles before tastingTorres - bottles down to 400g, can't go much lower, or bottles will break on the bottling line or with consumersPotential future of re-utilizing bottlesRegenerative farming - could potentially lead to carbon sequestration in the soil, science still in progressIWCA Mission & PurposeDecarbonize the wine industry as fast as possible3 membership classes - Gold, Silver, Applicant (committed to joining)RequirementsCommit to Net Zero by 2050 with intermediate reductions by 2030 (all)Submit baseline GHG emissions inventory, verified by 3rd party audit (all)Min 20% onsite renewable energy (Gold)Constant reductions year over year (Gold)Do not recognize purchase of external offsets in reductionsTarget membershipGoal - 20 wineries by Nov 2021Oct 2021 - 22 wineriesMiguel Torres long-term target - 100 wineriesFees - a sliding scale by volumeFlat fee - €4,000 / yearVariable fee - €0.01 / case produced / year, cap of 600,000 casesMax fee = €10,000 / yearMeasurement & verification paid by wineries themselvesReleased a GHG calculator to enable wineries to catalog emissions data on their ownSmaller wineries join (there are members as small as a few thousand cases) to participate in something bigger and to amplify their voiceUpcoming for the IWCAOct 21st - 1st Member Report launch - includes all GHG inventories from all members, which will be made publicThe website will be overhauledFriends of IWCA category to be launchedThe initial stage of working groups launching

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian
His wine festivals are beyond compare. Meet Matthew Lindsey

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:09


Wine can be a difficult subject. And I don't believe in the idea that you can simplify it....however, Matthew Lindsey has created an method that engages the novice and enthusiast alike when approaching the subject of wine. His wine festivals combine food, wine and cocktails (oh, and music) all under one venue. I am headed to one of his festivals this month to see how he does it.

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Hatezerötszáz sörön túl: Reketye Zoltán, sörfőző

444

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 94:30


Borízű hang különkiadás, VENDÉGGEL! A vendég Reketye Zoltán, saját magától, a Reketye sörfőzdétől. 15 évesen már rockklubja volt, volt drum'n'bass-dj, sommelier-növendék, vendéglátós. Aztán sörfőző lett, és küzd az ádáz strainekkel. Winkler Róbert és Uj Péter faggatja a feltűnően józan főzdetulajdonost. 00.00: Párszor már bekormoltunk Zoltánnal... 01.40: Mikor határozta el, hogy művész lesz? Jónás Kézműves Sörház, éledező kraftscene. 03.30: Megnyitottuk a Jailhouse-t, dj. Sommelier-tanfolyam. 10.00: És 2013-ban megnyílt az Élesztő. 13.00: Mennyibe kerül helyet nyitni multik nélkül? 20.40: Ott ült a Winkli a Totalcarban, és mennyit röhögött rajtam, és tette a megjegyzéseket, most meg kikóstolja a hidegkomlót… 26.00: Kóstoljunk sokat! 36.00: A magyar jövedéki törvény mellett nem volt egyszerű. 40.00: Alien a sörfőzdében a tartály mikrorepedéseiben. 52.00: Miért ilyen drága a kraftsör, amikor bezzeg a finn kraftsör… 67.00: Egy liter Dreherben 20-22 forint maga a lé. 75.00: Szavannai mindenevők és a világ legjobb piája.

TRENDIFIER with Julian Dorey
#68 - The CRAZIEST Food You've Ever Eaten - Skyler Bouchard-Oppenheim

TRENDIFIER with Julian Dorey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 170:51


Skyler Bouchard-Oppenheim is a creator and entrepreneur. Since 2012, Skyler has been the face of her own online culinary brand/blog, Dining with Skyler (@DiningWithSkyler on Instagram). Furthermore, she was one of the first creators who adopted Instagram as a central platform to build business and has leveraged her success there to create content for major brands including Amazon and Food Network. Dining With Skyler IG Page: https://www.instagram.com/diningwithskyler/ ***TIMESTAMPS*** 0:00 - Intro; Body Image; “Dining With Skyler” & Behind The Scenes on Culinary Content Creation;  23:42 - Craziest foods Skyler's ever eaten; An exotic bird dish from Asia; Attitudes towards different types of food; The changing narrative behind Lobsters; Seaspiracy (Netflix) talk; Microplastics in the oceans; The Foreign Dog Meat Trade 45:27 - Explaining wine and how it's judged; The myth behind aged win; The Class Division in foods and drinks like wine; Culture Vulturing in food 1:07:12 - Skyler's favorite country of origin food; Skyler's time in Hong Kong; Chinese food and the regional differences; Julian ordered Sushi in a Chinese Restaurant 1:15:38 - Moving out of NYC during the Pandemic; The rebranding process Skyler went through over the past 2 years; Skyler's work with Amazon and The Food Network 1:33:21 - The rise of the True Crime Genre in entertainment; True Crime go-to's; The internet changed everything; Skyler's previous work in Network Broadcasting during college; Skyler tells a story about a hater chef;  2:00:03 - The story behind “Ballsy Bites”; Skyler talks about leaving behind the media company business she also started several years ago; The struggle of CEO's at the beginning of the Pandemic  2:21:00 - Does Culinary Network TV still have a market?; Cake Boss & Brazil; Building communities online; Skyler tells a story about the moment she realized she was onto something; The FOMO generation ~ YouTube EPISODES & CLIPS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0A-v_DL-h76F75xik8h03Q  ~ Get $100 Off The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress / Mattress Cover: https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/trendifier  Julian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianddorey  ~ Beat provided by: https://freebeats.io  Music Produced by White Hot

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Breaking Down the 3-Tier System w/ Tom Wark, National Association of Wine Retailers

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:46


Instituted in a different time, post Prohibition, the 3-Tier system of alcohol distribution and sales in the US creates inefficiencies in matching inventory with demand.  Tom Wark, Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”), founder of Wark Communications, and writer of Fermentation -  the Daily Wine Blog educates us on the history, key issues, and challenges of navigating the 3-Tier system for wine consumers to get the wines they want.  The NAWR is on a mission to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcohol and bring choice to consumers. Listen in to Tom's decades of war stories on wine regulation! Detailed Show Notes: Tom's backgroundHe grew up in Northern California and got interested in wine at an early ageHe got a Masters in HistoryWorked in wine PR, then started his firm - Wark CommunicationsStarted Fermentation -  the Daily Wine Blog, in 2004 - wrote a lot about regulation, was pro-DTC (direct-to-consumer)Approached by the board of National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”) to be Executive Director (2008)NAWRMembers all independent fine wine retailers (e.g., K&L, Zachy's, Grapes, the Wine Company)>100 members nationwideEstimate ~500 retailers actively doing e-commerce and interstate shipping~400,000 alcohol licenses nationallyWine Retail SpaceGrocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, big-box retailers - mostly focus of NAWRMulti-state retailers (e.g., Total Wine, BevMo)DTC from wineriesKey issues for fine wine retailersPrimary - want to serve customers where they areAmazon could get into the wine space w/ Whole Foods alcohol licenses and ship to anyone locally -> The only way for independent retailers to compete is to do interstate shipping16 states currently allow interstate shippingWine.com has retail licenses in many states to ship to most statesSecondary issue - procurement of inventoryRetailers must buy from in-state wholesalers who have a limited selectionRetailers desire to purchase directly from importers or wineries no matter where they are to broaden their selectionNAWR mission - to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcoholMost regulations  were written in the 1930s-1950sAlcohol is more regulated than tobaccoE.g., if a brewery wants to sell direct to consumer, it needs to sell to a wholesaler and then repurchase it to sell to the consumerFranchise laws - binds producer to a wholesaler for life, even if the wholesaler is no longer supporting the brandAdvocate litigation for change - e.g., states that allow their own retailers to ship to other states but don't allow out-of-state retailers to ship in, believes that violates the dormant commerce clause of the ConstitutionLobbying, education of retailers, cultivation of allies (very few - consumers and media; most against - distributors, non-online retailers (believe it will create more competition), wineries (indifferent), importers (were not active supporters))The 3-Tier system in the US1930's - post-prohibition (1933) - each state had to regulate alcohol, and each did it a bit differentlyTwo main concerns - prevent tied house laws and organized crimeTied house - producers controlled retailers => got bars to do sketchy things and promote high alcohol consumption3-tiers - producer, wholesaler, retailerRetailers must buy from wholesalersStopping tied house - wineries can't own retailersHistorically - lots of wholesalers competing to represent producersToday - 10,000+ wineries, fewer wholesalers -> wholesalers act as gatekeepers, not required to bring producers in and shut out small producers who aren't worth the time and effort to represent themCA producers and importers can sell direct to retailers/restaurantsWholesalers are very powerful - contribute meaningfully ($10M+/year) to state political campaigns, 10x more than wineries and retailers combinedEach state has different 3-tier regulation, creates an enormous compliance burdenIL - wineries can sell directly to retailers only if they produce

Radio Free Nintendo
Episode 741: Mario's Poop Joke Sommelier

Radio Free Nintendo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 124:51


FEATURING: (00:05:01) New Business - Actraiser Renaissance. (00:35:50) WarioWare: Get It Together!. (00:43:22) Bonfire Peaks. (00:50:57) Psychonauts 2. (00:58:56) Super Mario-kun. (01:08:25) Diablo 2: Resurrected. (01:29:36) Listener Mail - Which Nintendo character deserves to go to space? (01:49:44) A final bit of Super Smash Bros Ultimate character speculation.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Getting Inside Bordeaux w/ Jane Anson, janeanson.com

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:29


Accidentally filling the big shoes of Michael Broadbent and Steven Spurrier, Jane Anson, wine critic, author of Inside Bordeaux, founder of janeanson.com, and former Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter for nearly 20 years, is one of the world's foremost experts on the wines, history, and region of Bordeaux.  Having lived in Bordeaux since 2003, Jane shares her deep insights into how Bordeaux became as famous as it is, how the systems of La Place de Bordeaux and En Primeur work, and the complex terroir of the region.  She gives us insight into the content of janeanson.com and how it will be a unique look into Bordeaux, focus on the drinkability of the wines, and many of the unique features to be released. Detailed Show Notes: Jane's backgroundLiving in Bordeaux since 2003, she thought she'd only be there for 1-2 yearsJournalist backgroundDecanter's Bordeaux correspondent for nearly 20 years, wrote a weekly column since 2014, the sole Bordeaux wine critic since the 2016 vintageShe took a tasting aptitude class at the enology school in BordeauxShe chose Bordeaux because it's still a big city (lived in London before), 2 hours from the Spanish border, 2 hours from ParisJaneanson.comCan be accessed by inside-bordeaux.com or janeanson.comSaw a gap in the market for a website specializing in Bordeaux vs. ~4-5 for BurgundyValue propositionNo outside investment, no advertisingFocus on drinkabilityCovers all wines that sell through La Place de Bordeaux (including the ~90 wines that are not Bordeaux wines)Regular verticals, en primeur, in bottle reportsTwo weeks of trips during the yearOne week - for high-end collectorsOne week - “free” aimed at young sommeliers, people that want to work in the wine trade to showcase the dynamic side of BordeauxLaunch specialsa translation of memoirs of a WWII soldier in BordeauxVertical of tiny producer LaFleur Saint-Jean - lies in between Lafleur, Lafleur Petrus, and Petrus in Pomerol only sells direct, sells out immediately, had never done a vertical before1% for the Planet - 1% of revenue goes towards environmental charitiesBordeaux's rise and fallKey advantagesA port city, far enough inland to be a safe port12th century - duchy of the English crown, wines were sold in the London marketThe system of chateaux, merchants, negociants was built for exportTerroir is very complex (which may be why it's not talked about much), e.g., of the 61 wines in the 1855 Medoc classification, all of them are on two specific gravel terraces (#3 & 4) of the six terraces of the MedocMostly clay underneath with gravel on topLots of micro terroirsSt Emilion - has pure limestone, clay, and gravelIssues that have hurt BordeauxEvery vintage is not great, though Bordelais often say thatFrustrate people based on the prices they ask (e.g., 2009/2010 vintages - many people who bought lost money)La Place de BordeauxBusiness to business, sell to merchants that sell to consumersVirtual marketplace - enables access to 10,000 clients globallyIncludes chateaux, brokers, and negociantsSells wine into every level of the food chain - has specialists for on-trade, off-trade, hotels, corner shops, supermarkets, etc.…It doesn't build your brand but makes sure it gets everywhereGood at giving the illusion of scarcityCan use La Place for specific markets - La Place has expertise in the Asian markets (e.g., China, Vietnam, Japan)Very rare to have exclusivity for negociantsDownsides of La PlaceCreates a very competitive environment - low-end wines compete with each otherProtects Bordeaux well; merchants need to buy in bad years to get allocations in good yearsNo direct contact with consumers for wineriesLess effective for small guys that aren't established brandsNon-Bordeaux wines selling on La PlaceGone from nothing to 60 wines five years ago to 90 wines in 2021Provides access to global markets - shows wines next to the great wines of BordeauxOpus One - the 2nd non-Bordeaux wine on La Place (after Almaviva), sold wines since 2004, opened an office in BordeauxForced negociants to share client lists (created more transparency)1st Champagne just joined - Clos des Goisses (Philipponnat) - only 600 bottles of 1996 late releaseNo Burgundy producers (not enough volume, no need for it, and the rivalry between Burgundy and Bordeaux)Barriers to joining La Place - need enough volume to get everywhere, need to do your own brand-building work, and meeting customersAn increase in overseas wines has hurt smaller Bordeaux estates -> negociants have limited budgets and drop themMarketing Bordeaux - unlikely to be another 1855 like classification, St Emilion's classification every ten years is constantly litigated, some marketing organizations: Pomerol Seduction - 8-10 Pomerol estates that band togetherBordeaux Oxygen - young producers, targeting younger audiences, no longer activeEn PrimeurDue to export focus, Bordeaux always had samples shipped off overseasFrom the early 1980s, Parker injected excitement into En Primeur systemPeople used to make money, and now they are often better off waiting until wines are in bottle with certain exceptions (e.g., tiny production Pomerols)No longer has the same sense of urgencyTranche system - release a small amount of wine at one price, then release more later at higher pricesE.g., 2010 1st growths came out at €600/bottle (these people made money), final tranche at €1,200/bottle (these people lost money) -> destroyed interest in en primeur in the Chinese marketnon-Bordeaux wines price more consistently than Bordeaux winesLatour dropping out of en primeurSaid they wanted to store wines and release them when best for consumersStill sold to negociants / La PlaceDon't1980's know if this has worked better or notChateau Palmer - sells 50% en primeur, 50% ten years later