Understanding Wine: Austin Beeman's Interviews with Winemakers (Vidcast)
High Definition Video Podcast Understanding Wine. Video interviews with famous wine makers. Travel videos of wine country complete with wine vineyard profiles. Wine ratings and reviews in the style of Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker. Visits to Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Bordeaux, France, Burgundy, Italy, Germany, and many many more. In the tradition of Wine Library TV, Grape Radio, and others, this HD wine podcast brings the wine educators and sommeliers to you.

Tour Alloro Vineyard in the Willamette Valley with Owner and Winegrower Dave Nemarnik.

Alloro brings Old-World allure to Oregon, just 30 minutes southwest of Portland.

The 80-acre estate is a bucolic homage to Italian tradition, from its iconic Tuscan farmhouse and culinary gardens to the heirloom sheep that graze the vineyard cover crops.

Alloro is Italian for laurel a salute to David Nemarnik's Italian / Croatian heritage, and the Laurel Ridge site itself.

Holistic agricultural practices and respectful stewardship create terroir-driven wines showcasing purity of fruit with a clear sense of place.



This is Episode #68 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

Direct download: UW068_-_Alloro_Vineyard.m4v
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Austin Beeman explores the beautiful Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.  Sipping Pinot Noir at 2300 feet of elevation with an epic view of San Jose and Silicon Valley.  Watching vineyard dogs eat experimental grapes directly off the vine.  Seeing the original barrel room.

This is an edited collection of Austin Beeman's vertical Tik Tok videos taken at the Mount Eden Vineyards property in September 2019.



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Dave Specter, Owner and Winemaker of Bell's Up Winery, discusses his planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

This the first Seyval Blanc planting in the Willamette Valley.

Seyval Blanc is a hybrid variety most often growing in Ohio and and midwest, but Seyval Blanc also makes beautiful wine in Oregon.


Winemaker David Bellows discusses the three clones of Pinot Noir grown on the Vidon Vineyard Estate with Austin Beeman.

Owned & operated by Don & Vicki Hagge since 1999, Vidon Vineyard is a LIVE certified sustainable vineyard and winery located in the countryside of Newberg, Oregon. They are situated in the Chehalem Mountains AVA at an elevation between 400 and 500 feet facing south towards the Red Hills of Dundee. Don and Vicki Hagge purchased the land in 1999, planted the vines, harvest the fruit, make the wine  and sell it out of the winery. They believe winemaking begins in the vineyard and are proud of the Oregon wines that this Chehalem Mountains vineyard produces on an annual basis.


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Notre Dame de Paris.

The famous cathedral in Paris, France was severe damaged a few days ago by fire.

While there was a fire in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, I thought of how many times I had enjoyed visiting it during my travels to Paris.

Here is a tribute video using video footage taken during a 2010 trip to Paris and photographs taken in 2001 and 2015.


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Join Austin Beeman in Soave Classico as he learns about the restoration of the indigenous grape variety of Soave Classico - Trebbiano di Soave.

The featured winery is Suavia, producer of Massifitti Trebbiano di Soave.

This is Episode #64 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman


Direct download: UW064_-_Trebbiano_di_Soave_itunes.mp4
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For the show notes click here: http://www.austinbeeman.com/blog/2018/11/12/cristomvideo2018

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A quick snapshot into the harvest of 2018 for John Grochau and Grochau Cellars. This small winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley is producing incredible Pinot Noirs.

This quick video by Austin Beeman shows arrival of the grapes of the Pinot Noir grapes into the Grochau Cellars winery in Amity, Oregon, Willamette Valley.

Direct download: Grochau_Cellars_Harvest.mp4
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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars explains the one thing he would change about the wine business.  www.austinbeeman.com

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars talks to Austin Beeman about how he believes that new wine drinkers should approach Pinot Noir.  www.austinbeeman.com

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars talks about the many different ways to pair Pinot Noir with food.   www.austinbeeman.com

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars answers Austin Beeman's signature question.  www.austinbeeman.com

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars discuss the specific characteristics that make California Pinot Noir - and specifically Sonoma Pinot Noir - so special.

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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars discusses why he chose to grow great Pinot Noir and the complex challenges that he faces.  www.austinbeeman.com


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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars tells the story of his wine adventure.  Starting in rural Texas and ending up a winemaker in California.  www.austinbeeman.com


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Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar - the world famous Lebanese wine - gives a wine seminar about Chateau Musar. This Chateau Musar wine class is presented by Cutting Edge Selections, Broadbent Selections, Toledo Sister Cities International, and Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.

Direct download: Chateau_Musar_Wine_Seminar.mp4
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http://www.austinbeeman.com Interview with L Mawby Winemaker Larry Mawby (part 3 of 3.) Mawby discusses why he chose to call some of his wines "extra-sec"

Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman Episode #54

Direct download: UW054_-_L_Mawby_Part_3.m4v
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For more go to www.austinbeeman.com Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery answers Austin Beeman's signature question.  "What does wine mean to you?"

This is Episode #51 of the Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman video podcast and the fifth of five videos from my interviews with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery. Click below to see the other parts of the interview.

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St. Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak talks about the challenges of New World terroir and the journey of discovery that Oregon Winemakers experience.

For more go to www.austinbeeman.com


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An interview with St. Innocent Winery Winemaker Mark Vlossak on Oregon Wine (part 3).  Mark Vlossak digs deeper into the concept of terroir by explaining the four things that make up terroir.


This interview is Episode #49 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

www.austinbeeman.com for shownotes

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An interview with St. Innocent Winery Winemaker Mark Vlossak on Oregon Wine (part 2).  Mark Vlossak discusses the various sub-avas in the Willamette Valley.

This interview is Episode #48 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

Direct download: UW048_-_St_Innocent_Part_2.m4v
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St. Innocent Winery's Founder and Winemaker Mark Vlossak was responsible for some of the most interesting wines that I tasted during my 2012 trip to Oregon.  The St. Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill absolutely blew me away and the St Innocent Pinot Blanc made me think hard about the white wine potential of this region.

Mr. Vlossak was also one of the Willamette Valley's most eloquent supporters.  Winemaker Mark Vlossak is heavily involved in the yearly "Pinot Camp" educational week for industry professional.  This video, the first of five, gives you a taste of what he can teach us about Oregon Wine.

I interviewed Mr. Vlossak in the cellars at St. Innocent Winery.

This is Episode #47 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.  There is more to come.

Direct download: UW047_-_St_Innocent_Part_1.m4v
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In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chehalem Winery's Wynne Peterson-Nedry.  It was a rare blast of hot weather in Oregon with temperatures rising into the high 90s.  It was a pleasure to stay in the shade and sip from the many dry white wines that are strongly featured in Chehalem's porfolio.

Chehalem Winery, a family operation, was transitioning from Father to Daughter as well as experiencing a dramatic change in their label design.  I spent about a half hour with Ms. Peterson-Nedry and the highlights of that interview form Episode #46 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.

We spoke about the history of Chehalem Winery, where Oregon fits among world Pinot Noir regions, and why you should think about Riesling when you think Oregon Wines.

Direct download: UW046_-_Chehalem_Winery.m4v
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An interview with Anne Amie Vineyards Winemaker Thomas Houseman.

For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com


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Elk Cove Vineyards Owner/Winemaker Adam Campbell discusses what makes a good site to plant Pinot Noir in Oregon.  For shownotes goto www.austinbeeman.com

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Interview with Adam Campbell - Owner/Winemaker of Elk Cove Vineyards.  for shownotes goto www.austinbeeman.com

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Tasting Elk Cove Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir 'Mount Richmond' with Winemaker Adam Campbell. For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com

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Elk Cove Winemaker, Adam Campbell, takes us through a tasting of the Elk Cove 2011 Pinot Gris.  For shownotes goto www.austinbeeman.com

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Wine Tasting on the patio at Cristom Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hill AVA in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

For Shownotes visit www.austinbeeman.com

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Thomas Gerrie talks about the 2009 Thomas Gerrie Pinot Noir from Oregon.  For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com

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Samuel Guibert, owner and winemaker of Mas de Daumas Gassac, talks about being the "Grand Cru of the Midi."

Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

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Dave Phinney Owner/Winemaker of Orin Swift (Creator of The Prisoner) talks about his career and the wine industry.  Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

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Kevin O'Connor explains why wine is "Grown-not made."  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

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Kevin O'Connor of Lioco Wine Company talks about California's old vine Carignan vineyards.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv  

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Wild yeasts?  Natural yeasts? Feral yeasts?  What does this all mean in winemaking?  For shownotes go to Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.

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A visit to Saint-Macaire near Bordeaux, France.  For shownotes see Understanding Wine TV.

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How Lioco Wine Company uses label design to educate wine drinkers.  For shownotes go to Understanding Wine TV.  

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The history of California Chardonnay with Kevin O'Connor of Lioco Wine Company.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

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Kevin O'Connor of Lioco Wine Company describe why he believes Sonoma Chardonnay is California's best.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW031-_Kevin_OConner_1_of_6_Lioco.m4v
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Randall's Grahm radical attempt at a Vin de Terroir.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

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Randall Grahm speaks out about wine writing.  For shownotes goto www.understandingwine.tv 

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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard talks about New Media and Wine.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW028-_Randall_Grahm_pt8_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards on the Meaning of Wine.  For shownotes to www.understandingwine.tv

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Randall Grahm gives his advice for wine newbies.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards talks about the problem with American Syrah today.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

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Randall Grahm talks about Bonny Doon's transition to screwcaps and how it helped him make better wine.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards talks about his role as the 'Father of the Funny Label Wine.'  For the shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards talks about Biodynamic Winemaking.  Part 1 of 10.

Direct download: UW021_-_Randall_Grahm_pt_1_of_10_of_Bonny_Doon_Vineyard.mp4
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For shownotes goto www.understandingwinehd.blogspot.com

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Dirk Richter, Patriarche of the Max Ferd Richter German wine family, talks about the meaning of wine in his life and the world.  For more shownotes goto www.understandingwinehd.blogspot.com 

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Jim Clendenen tells a wine joke.  For complete shownotes visit the wine blog at www.austinbeeman.com 

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Jim Clendenen speaks about the meaning of wine and also lets us know his favorite values.  For more shownotes www.austinbeeman.com


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Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat talks about his future and his family.  For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com


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The shownotes are available at www.austinbeeman.com

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Goto www.austinbeeman.com for the shownotes of this podcast.

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UW013 - Lagier Meredith : Syrah in the Napa Valley

Visit the mountain vineyard of Lagier Meredith with Carole Meredith and Steve Lagier.  Beautiful vineyard visit in High Definition.  goto http://www.austinbeeman.com for shownotes and more videos.

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UW012 - California Cabernet Franc with John Skupny of Lang & Reed

Visit http://www.austinbeeman.com/ for the shownotes.

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Goto www.austinbeeman.com for the shownotes.

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Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer talks about what wine means to her.  Go to www.austinbeeman.com for the shownotes.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Greek Wines.  Emerging USA Wine Culture.  Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars talks about all three topics.

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Biodynamic winemaking.  Does it make any difference in the quality of the wines?  Rebecca Work from Ampelos Cellars talks about what she has seen in the biodynamic farming of the vines and the health of the vines.

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Organic Wines, Organic Winemaking, Biodynamic Wines, Biodynamic winemaking. There lots of talk about what level of organic wine is enough. Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars produces Biodynamic wines that are also certified sustainable and she explains the difference between organic wines, biodynamic wines, and sustainable wines.


Visit to Miner Family Winery in Napa Valley Wine Country with Dave Miner. Dave Miner hosts Austin Beeman in a tour of the tasting room and cave of Miner Family Winery. Miner Family Vineyards produces Oracle and other beautiful winers from Stagecoach vineyard in Napa Valley. Visit Miner Family Winery here http://www.minerwines.com/index.html

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There is a positive effect of global warming, at least with it comes to recent German vintages of wine. Dirk Richter of Max Ferd Richter Estates talks about the recent German wine vintages and what the warming of the climate means for German wine.

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How do German wines age? This issue is dealt with by Dirk Richter of Max Ferd Richter.

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