Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman | Video | Wine Country Travel | Wine Life
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

Join Gretchen Voelcker, the owner and winemaker of Luna Hart Wines, as she takes us on a tour of Hendricks Vineyard in Ballard Canyon - a key source of grapes for her small-production, minimal intervention wines.

https://lunahartwines.com 

Learn about Gretchen's passion project, Luna Hart, which she started in 2014 with a focus on unique varietals like Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Cinsault, Counoise, and Syrah. Hear how her background, from growing up on a farm to studying business and plant sciences, led her to the wine industry and the creativity she finds in making small-lot, terroir-driven wines.

Discover why Gretchen chose to base her winemaking career in Santa Barbara County, citing the region's high percentage of women winemakers, entrepreneurial spirit, and diverse microclimates that allow for experimentation with a wide range of grape varieties.

Gain insights into Gretchen's minimal intervention winemaking approach, including native fermentations, limited oak influence, and thoughtful sulfur use, as she navigates the challenges of producing balanced wines in the face of climate change and extreme weather events.

This video provides valuable perspectives for wine enthusiasts interested in exploring the people, places, and philosophies behind some of Santa Barbara County's most distinctive small-lot wine brands.

THIS IS EPISODE 106 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Gretchen Voelcker
Tymari LoRe
www.lunahartwines.com 

Chris Kern 
https://pasosecco.com 
https://forgottengrapes.com 

Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

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WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 

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AUSTIN BEEMAN…
is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW106_-_Luna_Hart_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

Join Gretchen Voelcker, the winemaker at Piazza Family Wines, as she takes us on a tour of their stunning estate vineyard in Ballard Canyon. Learn about the region's distinctive limestone soils, coastal fog patterns, and sun and wind exposure that contribute to the exceptional quality of their handcrafted, minimal-intervention wines.

http://www.piazzafamilywines.com 

Gretchen shares insights into their organic farming practices, native fermentations, and focus on age-worthy wines. Hear about the diverse grape varieties they cultivate, including Syrah, Grenache, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Italian varietals like Negroamaro.

Discover why Ballard Canyon is a unique American Viticultural Area (AVA), known for its ideal conditions for growing Syrah. Gain an appreciation for the challenges of vineyard management in this drought-prone region and Piazza Family Wines' commitment to sustainable, regenerative practices.

This video provides valuable information for wine enthusiasts and anyone interested in exploring the terroir and winemaking philosophies of one of Santa Barbara County's most promising small-production wineries.

THIS IS EPISODE 105 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Gretchen Voelcker
Tymari LoRe
Ron and Nancy Piazza
www.piazzafamilywines.com 

Chris Kern
https://pasosecco.com 
https://forgottengrapes.com 

Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

EQUIPMENT:
Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 

FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 

WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 

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AUSTIN BEEMAN…
is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW105_-_Piazza_Family_Wines_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

Join Sunny Doench Stricker, the passionate owner and winemaker of Future Perfect Wines, as she takes us on an intimate tour through her thoughtfully crafted wine portfolio. Discover the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County and how it inspires Sunny's winemaking approach, focused on Old World-style balance and drinkability.

https://futureperfectwine.com  

From the crisp, tropical-tinged Sauvignon Blanc to the captivating dry Riesling, Sunny showcases her skill in coaxing vibrant acidity and elegance from California's warm climate. Marvel at the stunning transparency and food-friendliness of her Grenache rosé and Pinot Noir, then delve into the savory, layered complexity of her cooler-climate Syrah.

Throughout the tasting, Sunny shares her personal journey from Ohio to Hollywood, eventually landing in the vineyards of Santa Barbara. Her infectious enthusiasm and dedication to making wines that can be enjoyed as part of a lifestyle will inspire you to explore the world of Future Perfect Wines.

This video offers an engaging and insightful glimpse into the passion, artistry, and unique perspective that Sunny brings to her Future Perfect wines.

THIS IS EPISODE 104 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Sunny Doench Stricker
Gillian Arnold
https://futureperfectwine.com  

Chris Kern
https://pasosecco.com 
https://forgottengrapes.com 

Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

EQUIPMENT:
Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 

FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 

WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 

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AUSTIN BEEMAN…
is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW104_-_Future_Perfect_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

In this episode of "Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman," Austin is at Tank Garage Winery's brand-new filling station in Paso Robles, California, tasting a lineup of unique wines with general manager Ed Feuchuk. From their bold blends to innovative rosés and pét-nat sparklers, Tank Garage Winery embraces an unconventional winemaking style. Their tasting room, a blend of retro and modern, captures the spirit of California's wine culture, perfectly pairing with their rebellious, experimental ethos.

https://www.tankgaragewinery.com 

Ed takes us through the history of this groundbreaking winery, which began in a restored 1930s gas station in Calistoga. He explains how their team reinvents winemaking, often drawing inspiration from California's Prohibition-era to '80s counterculture and beyond, producing one-of-a-kind one-and-done wines. Their labels, crafted like album covers, tell a unique story and capture the imagination. With an ever-evolving selection, Tank Garage Winery stays fresh and thrilling for experimental wine enthusiasts.

THIS IS EPISODE 103 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Rustle Bedwell
Ed Feuchuk
James Harder
https://www.tankgaragewinery.com 

Chris Kern
https://pasosecco.com 
https://forgottengrapes.com 

Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

EQUIPMENT:
Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 

FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 

WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 

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AUSTIN BEEMAN…
is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW103_-_Tank_Garage_Winery_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

Join Austin Beeman as he visits Tin City in Paso Robles, California, to meet with David McGee, owner and winemaker of Monochrome Wines. David shares his passion for crafting distinctive white wine blends that showcase the diverse terroir of the region.

https://monochromewines.com 

Discover the story behind Monochrome Wines and David's unconventional path to winemaking. With a background in aerospace, medical fields, and consulting, David brings a fresh perspective and innovative approach to the traditionally stodgy and tradition-bound world of wine.

Throughout the tasting, Austin and David explore a range of unique white wine blends, each with its own character and charm. From the Albariño and Gewürztraminer blend "Barrel Distortion" to the Gewürztraminer-dominant "North by Southwest," and the rare Albillo Mayor-based "By the Book," inspired by the white wines of Ribera del Duero, Spain.

David shares his winemaking philosophy, which centers on avoiding producing the same wine over and over again. By utilizing different fermentation techniques, such as skin fermentation, barrel fermentation, and stainless steel, David crafts a spectrum of white wines that challenge the notion of what white wine can be.

As the tasting continues, Austin and David discuss the flexibility that comes with not owning vineyards, allowing David to source grapes from various locations and experiment with different varieties and blends each vintage. This approach results in a lineup of wines that can be radically different from year to year, reflecting David's creativity and passion for exploration.

Join Austin and David on this engaging journey through the world of Monochrome Wines, and discover the art of creating unique, expressive white wine blends that push the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

#MonochromeWines #PasoRobles #WhiteWineBlends #WineTasting #CaliforniaWine #WineMaking #Creativity #innovation 

THIS IS EPISODE 102 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Kern
https://pasosecco.com 
https://forgottengrapes.com 

Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

EQUIPMENT:
Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 

FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 

WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 

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AUSTIN BEEMAN…
is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW102_-_Monochrome_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Join wine enthusiast Austin Beeman as he introduces you to PasoSecco, the first and only Charmat-style sparkling wine made exclusively with grapes from Paso Robles, California.

 In this video, Austin talks with PasoSecco's founder and vintner, Chris Kern, to discuss the unique process behind this refreshing and delicious sparkling wine. https://pasosecco.com

 Learn about the Charmat method, a tank fermentation style primarily used in Italy to make Prosecco, and how it differs from the traditional champagne production method.

Discover why Chris chose to showcase Paso Robles' legacy and quality by using Grenache Blanc, a white Rhone varietal, as the base for PasoSecco.

Chris also shares his passion for the Paso Robles wine region, highlighting the small-town feel, supportive winemaking community, and the perfect growing conditions that allow for the creation of world-class sparkling wines like PasoSecco.

The tasting notes of PasoSecco, from the fresh-squeezed lime and green apple candy on the attack to the lemon curd flavor mid-palate and the clean, quick finish thanks to its high effervescence. Find out why this mouth-watering, high-acidity sparkling wine pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, from oysters and fried chicken to creamy cheeses and fettuccine Alfredo.

Finally, get insider information on where to taste PasoSecco for yourself during your next visit to Paso Robles.

#PasoSecco #PasoRobles #SparklingWine #CharmatMethod #GrenacheBlanc #WineTasting #CaliforniaWine #prosecco

THIS IS EPISODE 101 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 SPECIAL THANKS:

 Chris Kern

https://pasosecco.com

 https://forgottengrapes.com

 Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.

EQUIPMENT:

Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf

 2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3

 Mic: Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn

 Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA

 Camera Bag: Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU

 FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE

Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/

 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman

 WORK WITH AUSTIN:

http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com  

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AUSTIN BEEMAN… is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.)

Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI.

Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions.

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 has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.

Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

Direct download: UW101_-_PasoSecco_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT