Dracaena Wines Podcast

Dracaena Wines Podcast

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Garnacha Unveiled; From Carinena to the World
Mar 25 • 68 min
Welcome to episode 96 of Dracaena Wines Podcast! Today I have another Master Class for you. I attended VinExpo in New York City in early March and registered for the Garnacha Enveiled; From Carinena to the World hosted by Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros.…
Wine Making Techinques; Should They Be Considered Cheating?
Mar 18 • 79 min
Welcome to episode 95 of Dracaena Wines Podcast! I can’t believe I have doing this for 95 weeks and that my 100th episode is just around the corner! Time sure flies when you are talking wine! In today’s episode, I sat down with three of my wine writer…
Winephabet Street; T is for Tannat
Mar 11 • 49 min
Welcome to another episode of Winephabet Street! Today, the letter of the day is T and it stands for Tannat. A grape variety that may not be as well known as many others, but is definitely on an upward trend. Tannat is a red-wine grape whose origins lie…
Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Part 2
Mar 4 • 62 min
Today’s episode is a continuation of last week’s podcast. If you haven’t listened to that one, it won’t be an issue to listen to this one first, but I know you are going to want to go back and give episode 92 a listen! My guest Stu Smith is, what I call,…
Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery
Feb 25 • 60 min
It took awhile, in fact several months, but we finally got our schedules to mesh and it was well worth the wait. I had the honor of sitting down with Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery in Napa. In May 1971, with a partnership of family and friends, Stuart…
Benvenuto Brunello NYC (master class)
Feb 18 • 79 min
I was invited to the Benvenuto Brunello tasting in New York City in January. I began the day with a Master Class on Brunello hosted by Nick Jackson. We tasted through 7 wines: Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014- Donna Rebecca Capanna Brunello di…
Winephabet Street; S is for Sangiovese
Feb 11 • 48 min
Welcome to Winephabet Street! Today the letter of the day is S and it stands for Sangiovese. There are several wineries in Paso that specialize in Italian varieties, but I decided I wanted to go straight to the source for the podcast. I decided to choose…
Wacky World of Wine
Feb 4 • 56 min
We have a different type of episode for you today! My awesome Fresno friend Nick Berube joined me for some silly time. There has been quite a bit of wackiness in the wine world lately, so we thought we would have a little fun and share these stories with…
Favorite ‘Unkown’ Wine Region; Wine Writer WrapUp
Jan 28 • 68 min
Today on Dracaena Wines Podcast we are talking about wine regions. I called upon some of my wine writing friends to talk about the least known wine regions that they love to drink. I pose the question “What makes a wine region known or unkown?” Is it all…
Peter Weber of Cork Quality Council
Jan 21 • 69 min
Today is a Dracaena Wines on Wine installment and I am honored to have interviewed Peter Weber, President of the Cork Quality council. The Cork Quality Council is a nonprofit organization founded to promote education and improve quality assurance…
Winephabet Street; R is for Roussanne
Jan 14 • 45 min
Welcome to this week’s podcast. Today we are back on Winephabet Street and Elmo’s letter of the day is R. We are taking your to the Rhone Valley for this episode and are talking all thing Roussanne. Roussanne is a white wine grape grown that is often…
Cabernet Franc in South Africa
Jan 7 • 30 min
Welcome back to another Dracaena Wines podcast!. Today we are talking South Africa. I have to admit that South Africa does not come to the forefront of my mind when mentioning Cab Franc, but that is what was great about this Franc & Franc conference. We…
California Cab Franc; No Longer in the Shadow of its Progeny
Dec 31, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode I am continuing to share my experience in Villany Hungary. This week, it is our turn. I began our Cab Franc moment by talking about the status of Cab Franc Day on social media and then Michael elaborated on the status of Cabernet Franc in…
Ximena Pacheco and Chilean Cab Franc
Dec 24, 2018 • 39 min
Welcome back to this week’s Dracaena Wines podcast!. We are still in Villany talking about my favorite grape variety. Today, you’ll be listening in to Ximena Pacheco winemaker and owner of Pulso Wines in Chie. I was intrigued to hear about the wine region…
Peter McCombie on Cabernet Franc
Dec 17, 2018 • 20 min
In last week’s episode, I brought you to the Siklos Castle in Villany. I hope you had a chance to see some of the photos on our podcast homepage found at bit.ly/ListentoDracaena. This week, I am giving you the all access pass to the conference itself. In…
Siklos Castle in Hungary
Dec 10, 2018 • 18 min
I was a guest of the Villany wine region’s Franc & Franc symposium over Thanksgiving weekend. We were treated to an opening event at the Siklos Castle (Fortress). The castle was built by Baron János György Benyó in the 13th century in the town of Siklós…
Cats in the Cradle and Cabernet Franc
Dec 3, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, I share my feelings about how Cats in the Cradle is the ideal song when it comes to talking about Cabernet Franc and how in 2013, I decided to start a campaign to give Cabernet Franc the respect it deserves and have the first…
Embarrassing Wine Moments; Wine Writer WrapUp
Nov 26, 2018 • 54 min
On this episode: Debbie Gioquindo and Michael Kelly No outline for today’s podcast, we are just sharing our embarrassing wine moments along with some other’s I found on line. Do you have an embarrassing wine moment? I’d love to hear them! Leave me a…
Grapevine Deficiencies
Nov 19, 2018 • 18 min
Welcome to Vine soil 101. In this episode I dive into the telltale signs that a vineyard is not healthy. Plants, like us, need nutrients and those nutrients come in two forms; macro and micro. After listening in, I hope you learned a bit more about vine…
Wines of Macedonia
Nov 12, 2018 • 63 min
On October 22nd, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Master Class presented by the Wines of Macedonia. We tasted through seven wines with a focus on the Vranec grape variety. Known as the Macedonian Pride or the Black Stallion these wines are hand…