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Austin Beeman, a seasoned expert in the wine business, unravels the fascinating world of wine in the "Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman" video podcast. With nearly a quarter-century of experience in sales, marketing, and brand management in the wine industry, Austin brings his deep knowledge and passion for global wine culture to each episode. Experience unique and engaging content including: In-depth interviews with famous winemakers, providing insider perspectives on the art and science of winemaking. Captivating wine travel episodes that take you on a journey to the heart of renowned wine regions. Insightful explorations into diverse wine styles. Special features on noteworthy topics like the revival of the Trebbiano di Soave grape, highlighting the intersection of tradition, innovation, and perseverance in the wine world. Austin's journey through the picturesque hills of Soave Classico, the vibrant vineyards of Oregon, and other spectacular locations, coupled with his engaging storytelling, makes each episode a delightful experience for both wine enthusiasts and novices. The podcast is a blend of Austin's rich expertise and his genuine enthusiasm for all things wine, offering viewers a comprehensive look into this enthralling world. Whether it’s understanding the unique characteristics of various grape clones or exploring the historical significance of ancient grape varieties, Austin guides you through the multifaceted narrative of wine with charm and insight. Available for free, this high-definition video podcast is not just about wine, but a celebration of the culture, people, and stories behind every bottle. Join Austin Beeman on this oenological odyssey and deepen your understanding and appreciation of wine. Interesting collaborations with the more interesting people in wine including: Jason Lett - Eyrie Vineyards Marc Hochar - Chateau Musar Karoline Walch - Elena Walch David Guimaraens - Fonseca Mark Vlossak - St Innocent Theo Zierock - Foradori Jim Clendenen - Au Bon Climat Jeff White - Glen Manor Vineyards Ben Casteel - Bethel Heights Randall Graham - Bonny Doon Vyd Rita Marta - Martha’s Wines + Spirits

As Karoline Walch and I walked the vineyards, the important concept of sustainability came up.

“My family has been here for five generations and I hope the vineyards go on for the next five generations in the same family hands. So it's obvious that what we do today is really also about thinking of the next generation. What we take out today is something we really have to give back also.” - Karoline Walch of Elena Walch

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FTC Compliance: I currently work for Cutting Edge Selections which represents Elena Walch in Ohio and Kentucky, but this blog and podcast are completely separate from that business relationship.

Direct download: UW092_-_Sustainability_at_Elena_Walch_-_podcast.mp4
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Kastelaz has the prestigious additional denomination of VIGNA. It is an additional mention of a smaller geographical origin and designs the smallest historical / geographical unit of a vineyard. Every single Vigna must be officially admitted and registered within the regional government. It expresses the ultimate thought of terroir philosophy with the idea of a parcel wine from an exact plot and hence having a historical or traditional name.

Elena Walch

Our next video takes place in one of the Elena Walch unique VIGNA: Kastelaz. This steep and beautiful vineyard overlooking the town of Tramin, which provides a basis for the VIGNA’s grape: Gewürztraminer.

I hope you enjoy this five minute video.

Direct download: UW091_-_Vigna_Kastelaz_-_podcast.mp4
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The Elena Walch winery in Alto Adige / Sudtirol is iconic and inspirational. Elena’s arrival in 1980s launched a quality transformation that would reset what was possible for this mountainous region that is part Italian and part German.

Having sold these wines since 2004 - first at Walt Churchill’s Market and now at Cutting Edge Selections - I was incredibly honored to be given a tour of the cellars with Owner/Winemaker Karoline Walch.

I hope you enjoy this eleven minute video.


 Special thanks: Karoline Walch https://www.elenawalch.com/en/

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Direct download: UW090_-_Into_the_Cellars_of_Elena_Walch_-_podcast.mp4
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The Wines of Agricola Foradori are made for aging, but so few people get a chance to try them that way. Winemaker Theo Zierock takes us into the cellars and talk about the experience of these mature wines.

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  •  Austin Beeman is a 22 year veteran of the wine business with extensive experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.)
  • Currently Vice President of Marketing for Cutting Edge Selections - one of the leading fine wine distributors of the Midwest, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business.
  • While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry.
  • His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and his photography has appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
  • Austin holds an MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.
Direct download: UW089_-_Aging_the_Wines_of_Foradori_-_podcast.mp4
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