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How to Describe Wine - Part 2 of 2 how to montana rae podcast Feb 01, 2022

This week’s content is all about the FUN and creative side of describing wine. Last week, in How to Describe Wine: Part 1 of 2, we focused on the foundation of our descriptions: a wine’s structure. Now it’s time to bring your own unique perspective and expression to the...

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How to Describe Wine - Part 1 of 2 how to montana rae podcast wine tasting Jan 25, 2022

“What makes a wine descriptor descriptive? What makes it an identifying characteristic and how do we talk about it?”

If you’re someone who likes wine but struggles to put into words what you like specifically, this week’s content was created for you! As always, we’re...

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How to Taste Wine how to montana rae podcast wine tasting Jan 18, 2022

You can analyze the fun out of anything, but that’s not what the process of learning to taste wine is all about. Tasting using a strategic approach is the best way to learn about different styles and better understand your preferences. Comparison is the key! Comparison of one wine to...

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Inclusivity and Authenticity in Wine with Ian Devereux White california montana rae podcast wine tasting winemaking Jan 11, 2022

In July of 2021, I officially launched The Wine Ship. It’s been a wild seven months. Not only did I launch, but I decided to execute our first public tasting event (for 100 people!) just 56 days later. A few key people will always stand out in my memory from those first crazy days and...

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Does a Higher Price Mean a Higher Quality Wine? Jan 04, 2022

In this week's episode, Montana lays out the major factors that contribute to the price of a bottle of wine:

  • Region
  • Farming Practices
  • Winemaking
  • Aging (oak)
  • Packaging & Marketing
  • Shipping & Distribution

 

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Fundamentals of Wine: Climate, Terroir, & Structure Dec 28, 2021

In this episode, Montana lays out a few of the key fundamentals for building a better understanding of wine in general: climate vs weather, Old World vs New World, terroir, structure, and of course, the pursuit of balance.

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Welcome to The Wine Ship Podcast montana rae podcast Dec 21, 2021

Welcome to The Wine Ship Podcast. In this first episode, you’ll meet your host, Certified Sommelier, Montana Rae, and learn about what you can expect from the show.

Our goal is to connect with wine lovers all over and offer a fresh approach to wine education. We truly believe that no...

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Building a Case of Wine for Winter with Myles Fischer Dec 21, 2021

In today’s episode, Montana is joined by beverage industry veteran, Myles Fischer, for a discussion on how to approach putting together a case of wine to enjoy during the winter months. 

Myles has worked in fine wine and mixology for many years in addition to being a trained chef....

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Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef Bottom Round Roast with Green Peppercorn Red Wine Sauce & Hedges Family Estate DLD Les Gosses Vineyard Cuvée Marcel Syrah beef food & wine holiday montana rae recipe red wine syrah washington Dec 19, 2021

Christmas week is finally here! With so much going on, you may find yourself in search of a dinner solution that’s easy, festive, delicious, and won’t break the bank. Today, I bring you a modern spin on a timeless beef roast paired with a New World Syrah from Washington State that...

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Pan-Seared Aspen Ridge® Natural Angus NY Strip Steak with Pom Balsamic Sauce & Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beef cabernet sauvignon california food & wine holiday montana rae napa recipe red wine Dec 12, 2021

Food and wine pairing can be daunting, especially when it comes to the holiday season. If you’re looking to impress your guests, a few key principles can make menu planning a breeze. First, get serious about your ingredients. This applies to both the wine selections and groceries. The more...

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