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April is Earth Month! Celebrate with Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic Wines biodynamic montana rae organic podcast sustainable winemaking Apr 01, 2022

We're celebrating Mother Earth all month long! Throughout April, we'll be sharing earth-friendly wines, education, and tasting opportunities across our platforms. This month's episodes of The Wine Ship Podcast are all dedicated to sustainability in wine! We're be kicking it off with today's...

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"Magic in A Glass": Mixology Mastery with Barprints mixology montana rae podcast Mar 29, 2022

Like cooking, mixology is more than just following a recipe. It’s about having the right tools and techniques. It’s about understanding the flavors and intensity of the ingredients being used and how each interacts with the others. It’s about glassware and ice – shape and...

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Cava: Spain’s Sparkling Wine with Winemaker, Arthur O’Connor cava montana rae pinot noir podcast spanish wine sparkling wine winemaking Mar 22, 2022

Can you imagine starting a new job at a company that is over 400 years old, being a foreigner, and taking a leading role before even having a chance to learn the language? It’s a lot to consider but winemaker, Arthur O’Connor, was up to the challenge when he took over the position of...

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World of Bubbles: Discover Sparkling Wine cava champagne food & wine gifts glassware how to montana rae podcast prosecco sparkling wine winemaking Mar 15, 2022

The best parties start with bubbles, right?! We're going deeper than ever into the study and exploration of specific categories of wine. What better place to start than with the wonderful World of Bubbles?! We kick things off with this week's episode of The Wine Ship Podcast where I cover grape...

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Whole Lemon Chicken with Herbs and New Zealand Pinot Noir chicken food & wine montana rae new zealand pinot noir recipe red wine wine club exclusive Mar 11, 2022

Here’s a dinner solution that will have you looking like a trained chef without spending all day in the kitchen. I promise you’ll agree it’s worth the effort when you experience the crispy skin, juicy flesh, melt in your mouth potatoes, and buttery lemon with fresh rosemary...

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Wine Ratings, Bloggers, and Influencers industry influencers montana rae podcast wine ratings Mar 08, 2022

When you’re shopping for wine, how do you decide what you’re going to buy? For a lot of people, it comes down to things like price, packaging, and position in the store or website. Sometimes it comes down to a recommendation from a trusted source. 

So, what makes a source...

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Mixology: Empress 1908 Gin Fizz gin mixology montana rae recipe Mar 03, 2022
Any cocktail involving an egg white makes us smile...

Combine it with one of our favorite spirits, Empress 1908 Gin, and you're in for a very special treat. Few brands are as mounthwateringly Instagrammable as this one! The cocktails you can create range in color from deep violet to...

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Winemaker or Winegrower? Meet Chad Melville california grapes montana rae podcast winemaking Mar 01, 2022

In last week's episode and blog, I had the opportunity to give you a crash course in still red and white winemaking. It was the time I spent at Melville Winery with Chad Melville and his team during harvest in October of 2021 that afforded me the insight to put that content together for you....

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Winemaking: Red and White grapes montana rae podcast red wine white wine winemaking Feb 22, 2022

Have you ever wondered how wine is made? It’s not exactly something they cover in school! If you’ve never had the process explained, I’m here to fill you in. There are so many decisions to be made and each has an impact on the resulting wine. Nonetheless, the basic steps of the...

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Albariño Grape Sensory Immersion albariño food & wine grapes montana rae podcast recipe spanish wine white wine Feb 15, 2022

Join me as we immerse ourselves in the flavors, aromas, sounds, and experience of northwestern Spain. We’ve launched The Wine Ship’s first Grape Crash Course on the podcast today with a feature on one of my favorite white wine grape varieties: Albariño.

While...

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Sticking to Your Creative Guns with Winemaker Brandon Allen california montana rae podcast winemaking Feb 08, 2022

We’re back this week to introduce you to the wonderfully creative California winemaker, Brandon Allen of SLO Down Wines. Brandon’s wine story began as a freshman at Cal Poly when he and his buddies decided to make a barrel of wine in their backyard. That batch became the first vintage...

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