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Grazing-Based Viticulture at Antiquum Farm montana rae oregon pinot gris pinot noir podcast sustainable winemaking Apr 26, 2022

Sustainability in wine isn't something that fits neatly into a box. It depends on the specific site a producer selects for their vineyard and winery and a massive range of circumstances, some of which a person can control and many that can't even be explained. When humans connect deeply with the...

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Discovering Colorado Wine with Carboy Winery colorado industry montana rae podcast sustainable winemaking Apr 19, 2022

We spend a lot of time tasting and talking about wines from all over the world. This week, we're bringing it closer to home with a look at the viticulture and winemaking right here in Colorado. Until about a year ago, I hadn't tasted many wines from my home state. By...

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A New Zealand Legacy: Spy Valley with Amanda Johnson montana rae new zealand podcast sauvignon blanc sustainable white wine winemaking Apr 12, 2022

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t want to visit New Zealand?! As our celebration of Sustainability in Wine continues, I invite you to join me for a virtual visit to the stunning land of Kiwis, a place synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc and beautiful scenery. New Zealand leads the wine...

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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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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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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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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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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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