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 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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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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:
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2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
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FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
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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: 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.

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 WORK WITH AUSTIN:

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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

Welcome to the 100th episode of "Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman"!

In this special episode, I'm diving deep into the heart of Portugal's wine culture at WOW Porto (World of Wine), a cultural complex that's a paradise for wine lovers and a treasure trove of Portuguese heritage. 🌍🍇

Why Portugal is a Must-Visit for Wine Enthusiasts: Portugal is not just a hotspot for tourists and digital nomads; it's a pivotal player in the global wine scene. I'll share why Portugal's wine diversity is vastly underrated in the US and why it deserves more attention.

The Wine Experience Museum - A Global Wine Adventure: Get an insider's look at the most stunning wine museum I've ever visited. With its interactive exhibits and beautiful displays, it's a learning haven for anyone remotely interested in wine.

Planet Cork - Honoring the Unsung Hero of the Wine World: Think cork is just a bottle stopper? Think again! Discover how this museum will change your perspective on cork and its incredible significance.

The Pink Palace - A Rosé Lover's Dream: For those who think wine education is all serious business, the Pink Palace dedicated to Rosé will prove you wrong. It's not just educational, but also "super Instagrammable!"

More Than Museums - A Culinary and Cultural Feast: WOW Porto is more than its museums. Don't miss my insights on the delectable restaurants, art museums, iconic Port Lodges, the luxurious hotel, and The Wine School. (Check out our previous video for more!)

Vila Nova de Gaia - A Picturesque Setting: Situated in the charming Vila Nova de Gaia, across from Porto, WOW Porto is a highlight of any wine enthusiast's journey.

THIS IS EPISODE 100 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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FTC Compliance: WOW Porto, the Fladgate Partnership, and Wagstaff Marketing were important partners in the production of this video. This is not sponsored. See more.

 

Direct download: UW100_-_WOW_Porto_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

🍇 Embark on a Wine Adventure with José Sá at WOW Porto's Wine School 🍷

 An exclusive interview with José Sà, the visionary director of The Wine School at WOW (World of Wine) in Porto. Immerse yourself in a world where old Port storage houses have been transformed into a vibrant cultural hub. At the heart of WOW, José shares his philosophy that understanding wine is primarily about knowing your personal taste. The Wine School serves as a unique bridge between the wine industry and enthusiasts, offering an insightful journey into the rich variety of Portuguese wines and the art of wine pairing with local cuisine. https://www.wow.pt/en

 

 THIS IS EPISODE 99 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP - https://fladgatepartnership.com/en/

 WOW PORTO - https://www.wow.pt

 Adrian Bridge / David Guimaraens / Maria Delamain  / Ana Margarida Morgado / Jose Sa

WAGSTAFF MARKETING - https://wagstaffmktg.com

 Tori Katz / Kyrsten Cazas / Charisse Smalls / Amanda Hathaway

 SOMMSPIRATIONS - https://briannecohen.com  Brianne Cohen

 

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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: UW099_-_The_Wine_School_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Welcome to my travel and wine channel! In this short yet captivating video, we embark on a visual journey to explore the stunning blue azulejos (traditional Portuguese tiles) of Pinhão Train Station, nestled in the heart of Portugal's Douro Valley. 

🔹 About the Pinhão Train Station: 
Pinhão is a key town in the Douro wine region, famous for its breathtaking landscapes and rich wine heritage. The train station, a pivotal landmark, stands as a tribute to the area's cultural and historical significance. It's renowned for its exquisite blue tiles that tell stories of the Douro Valley's past.

🔹 The Azulejos of Pinhão: 
The video highlights the station's magnificent azulejos, which date back to the 1930s. These hand-painted tiles depict various scenes of the Douro Valley's traditional life, including vineyard work and local festivities. The vibrant blue and white color palette not only reflects the traditional Portuguese style but also adds a unique charm to the station.

🔹 A Visual Tour: 
Through our lens, we take you up close to these artistic treasures, offering detailed views and insights. We explore the craftsmanship behind these tiles and their significance in Portuguese culture.

🔹 Why Visit? 
For travelers and art enthusiasts, Pinhão Train Station is more than just a transit point; it's a portal into Portugal's artistic heritage. Our video aims to inspire your next travel adventure and showcase the beauty hidden in historical landmarks.

📍 Location: Pinhão, Douro Valley, Portugal

✈️ How to Get There: The station is easily accessible by train, offering a scenic journey through the Douro Valley.

📌 Tags: #PinhaoTrainStation #Azulejos #Portugal #DouroValley #TravelPortugal #ArtAndCulture #HistoricalLandmarks #TravelVlog

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🍷 Episode 97: Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman
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📧 Email: acbwine@gmail.com 

 

👤 About Austin Beeman:
Austin Beeman brings nearly 25 years of experience in Marketing and Sales in the wine industry. His expertise spans Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, and both B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, with a knack for Wine Marketing and measurable ROI.

As Vice President of Marketing/Brand Manager Emerging Regions at Cutting Edge Selections, Austin has made significant contributions. He also managed a successful crowdfunding campaign for Bonny Doon Vineyard during his tenure as Director of Marketing.

His video podcast, “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman,” has been featured in USA Today and reached nearly one million wine enthusiasts globally.

Austin holds an MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School, Bordeaux.

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Thank you for watching! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more insights into the world of wine with Austin Beeman. Cheers! 🥂

Direct download: Pinhao_Train_Station_Blue_Titles_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

A tour of Graham's Port Lodge.  A tour guide explains the aging process and different types of port wines at Graham's cellar. 

The guide mentions that the cellar has seven million liters of port aging, with the oldest wine dating back to 1882. He also discusses the different styles of port, such as Ruby and Tawny, and how they are aged differently to achieve specific flavors and characteristics. 

The guide explains the process of bottling vintage ports and the significance of certain years, such as the first vintage port made by the Symington family in 1970. 

The guide also mentions the different soils and methods used in the cellar to maintain the quality of the wines.

THIS IS EPISODE 97 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:
CALHOUN & COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS - Michelle Keene
https://www.calhounwine.com 
PREMIUM PORT WINES, INC - Ashley Marie-Maisel Zerpa
https://www.premiumport.com 
THE ENTIRE TEAM AT SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES
https://www.symington.com 
and Brianne Cohen. https://briannecohen.com 

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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: UW097_-_Grahams_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

A conversation between David Guimaraens and Austin Beeman about Fonseca Bin 27, a young and fruity port wine. 

Guimaraens describes the wine as full-bodied and rich, with a concentration of black currant fruit. He explains that the grapes used to make the port come from the Douro Valley, which has a hot mountain climate that contributes to the intensity of the fruit. The wine has plenty of tannins, making it a good pairing with chocolate desserts. 

Beeman comments on the aroma of cherries and raspberries, and Guimaraens attributes this to the grape varieties used in port production. They both agree that the wine is pure, bright, and joyful in its fruitiness. Guimaraens describes Fonseca as a house known for its bubbly, rich, and intense wines, and Bin 27 is no exception. 

They discuss how the winemaking process is crucial in preserving the fruitiness of the wine while extracting color and structure. 

Overall, they find the wine to be enjoyable and fun.

THIS IS BONUS CONTENT RELATED TO EPISODE 96 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:

THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP - https://fladgatepartnership.com/en/ 
FONSECA - https://www.fonseca.pt/en 
WOW PORTO - https://www.wow.pt 

Adrian Bridge
David Guimaraens
Maria Delamain
Ana Margarida Morgado
Jose Sa

WAGSTAFF MARKETING - https://wagstaffmktg.com 

Tori Katz
Kyrsten Cazas
Charisse Smalls
Amanda Hathaway

SOMMSPIRATIONS - https://briannecohen.com 
Brianne Cohen

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

CHECK OUT: UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
Video Podcast: http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
itunes Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/understanding-wine-austin/id374221487 
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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: Bonus_-_Fonseca_Bin_27_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

David Guimaraens, the 6th generation winemaker, discusses his pride in a vintage port made by his father, the Fonseca 1985. 

He emphasizes the pleasure of drinking a mature vintage port and the complexity it offers. Guimaraens also mentions the cult following of the Fonseca 1985 and its ability to age well.

He and Austin Beeman, the interviewer, discuss the personal and historical significance of tasting and experiencing wines from different years. 

Guimaraens reflects on his own career and the legacy he hopes to leave behind and they conclude by toasting to the complexity and enjoyment of fine wines.

THIS IS BONUS CONTENT RELATED TO EPISODE 96 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:

THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP - https://fladgatepartnership.com/en/ 
FONSECA - https://www.fonseca.pt/en 
WOW PORTO - https://www.wow.pt 

Adrian Bridge
David Guimaraens
Maria Delamain
Ana Margarida Morgado
Jose Sa

WAGSTAFF MARKETING - https://wagstaffmktg.com 

Tori Katz
Kyrsten Cazas
Charisse Smalls
Amanda Hathaway

SOMMSPIRATIONS - https://briannecohen.com 
Brianne Cohen

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 

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

CHECK OUT: UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
Video Podcast: http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
itunes Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/understanding-wine-austin/id374221487 
Direct RSS feed: http://understandingwine.libsyn.com/rss  

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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: Bonus_-_Fonseca_1985_Vintage_Port_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

David Guimaraens, a sixth-generation winemaker at Fonseca, discusses the history and winemaking process of the renowned vintage port house. https://www.fonseca.pt/en 

He explains that Fonseca is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, separate from the vineyards in the Douro region where the grapes are grown. Guimaraens describes how his ancestors built relationships with local farmers and brought the port down from the Douro Valley to Vila Nova de Gaia for aging and blending. He also discusses the traditional method of foot treading used to extract color and tannin from the grape skins. 

Guimaraens emphasizes the importance of vintage port, which is made from the best ports of a single harvest and ages in the bottle to develop rich flavors and aromas. He explains the process of decanting vintage port to remove sediment and highlights its ability to age for decades. 

Guimaraens also discusses Fonseca Bin 27, a port that was launched by his father in 1972 and is known for its fruitiness and versatility. 

He concludes by sharing the history of his family's involvement with Fonseca and the significance of the Fonseca name.

THIS IS EPISODE 96 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 

SPECIAL THANKS:

THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP - https://fladgatepartnership.com/en/ 
FONSECA - https://www.fonseca.pt/en 
WOW PORTO - https://www.wow.pt 

Adrian Bridge
David Guimaraens
Maria Delamain
Ana Margarida Morgado
Jose Sa

WAGSTAFF MARKETING - https://wagstaffmktg.com 

Tori Katz
Kyrsten Cazas
Charisse Smalls
Amanda Hathaway

SOMMSPIRATIONS - https://briannecohen.com 
Brianne Cohen

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 

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

CHECK OUT: UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
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Direct RSS feed: http://understandingwine.libsyn.com/rss  

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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: UW096_-_Fonseca_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rita Marta, a member of the Martha family (https://marthasgroup.com), gives a tour of their old cellars in the Douro Valley.

The walls of the main house date back to 1727, although they have been reconstructed over time. The family has been in the grape-growing business since then, but only started making wine in the early 19th century. They initially sold their grapes and later began selling their own bottled wine in 1970.

The family primarily focuses on producing Tawny ports, which are traditionally more popular among Portuguese families. They also have French casks from Bordeaux that they use to age their ports and spirits.

The estate is located in a narrow part of the Douro Valley and has olive trees strategically placed on the mountains to help with water absorption.

The Martha family is currently in the fifth generation of running the business, which produces port wines, Douro wines, and spirits.

THIS IS EPISODE 95 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

SPECIAL THANKS: Rita Marta for taking me behind the scenes at Martha's Wines & Spirits. 

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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: UW095_-_Marthas_WInes__Spirits_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

Visit the Nacional Vineyard of Quinta do Noval with Austin Beeman in Portugal.  

The Nacional vineyard at Quinta do Noval in Portugal is considered one of the most important vineyards in the world. It survived phylloxera which devastated European vineyards in the late 1800s. The plot is the only survivor of the disease in the Douro Valley, and the reason for its resistance is still unknown. 

The vineyard is home to a traditional field blend of Portuguese grape varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão, and Souzão. 

The vineyard is managed organically, and the low quantity of grapes produced results in a rare and valuable wine, with prices reaching beyond 1000 euros per bottle. The Nacional vineyard is considered the treasure of Quinta do Noval.

THIS IS EPISODE 94 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Mark Caron and the entire team at VINTUS. 

https://vintus.com/producers/quinta-do-noval

Patricia Bastos and the entire team at Quinta do Noval.

https://www.quintadonoval.com

Steve Maher, Eric Faber, and My Former Colleagues at Cutting Edge Selections

https://www.cuttingedgeselections.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: UW094_-_Quinta_do_Noval_Nacional_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Visit Quinta do Bomfim (Dow's Port) in Pinhão, Portugal with Austin Beeman.  This guided tour of the winery discusses the history of the winery, the nature of the Douro Valley, the process of Port Wine production, and the barrel aging that creates the diversity in port styles.  Shot on location at Quita do Bomfim in November 2023.

 

You'll learn about Vintage Port, Single Quinta Vintage Port, Late Bottle Vintage Port, Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port, and Tawny Port with an Indication of Age.

 

THIS IS EPISODE 93 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 

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

 

Special thanks:

CALHOUN & COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS - Michelle Keene

https://www.calhounwine.com

PREMIUM PORT WINES, INC - Ashley Marie-Maisel Zerpa

https://www.premiumport.com

THE ENTIRE TEAM AT SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES

https://www.symington.com

and Brianne Cohen. https://briannecohen.com

Direct download: UW093_-_Quinta_do_Bomfim_-_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

COMING SOON TO UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

I recently spent two weeks in Portugal traveling and visiting wineries.  Videos from this adventure are coming over the next few weeks.

Featuring:

  • Fonseca
  • Quinta do Noval
  • Graham's
  • Martha's Ports
  • Quinta do Bomfim
  • The Wine Experience at WOW Porto
  • The Wine School at WOW Porto

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Direct download: Coming_Soon._Porto_Portugal_16x9.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Turns out that the wine here is really cheap.  Coimbra, Portugal.  November 6, 2023

 

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Direct download: 75b7ec9fcb51445295aeeb19fab353dc.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

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

I hope you enjoy this brief 2 minute video.

 

THIS IS EPISODE #92 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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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
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

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
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

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.

THIS IS EPISODE 90 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

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

 Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

 FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE

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Direct download: UW090_-_Into_the_Cellars_of_Elena_Walch_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

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.

Special thanks:

 FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE

WORK WITH AUSTIN:

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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
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Of course, wine is made in the vineyard, but as Winemaker Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori shows us, it also requires interesting work in the cellar.  In the video Zierock discusses the winemaking process, shows fermentation tanks, aging barrels, and a cellar filled with amphora.

Some highlights include

  • The new “dream destemmer”
  • Why there are different variations of Foradori wines under the same label.
  • The role of amphora in the aging process.

 

Special thanks:

 Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

 Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustinBeeman

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

WORK WITH AUSTIN:

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

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: UW088_-_Tour_of_Foradori_Cellars_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Some brief thoughts from Winemaker Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori in the vineyards of Italy.

  • In Europe, "We've killed everything that can kill us," but bears and wolves are returning.
  • Thoughts on Vitis Vinifera (the wine grape) and how it is grown around the world.
  • Demonstration of Marcottage : how to handle dead vines and create new ones without buying new grapevines.

Special thanks:

 Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

 Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

 FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE

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WORK WITH AUSTIN:

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

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: UW087_-_Wolves_Phylloxera_and_Bears_Oh_My__with_Foradori._Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

There is something special about farming for wine. Winemaker Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori discussed the topic during my visit. In this video, I’ve put together some of his most passionate highlights.

  • the value of regional farming
  • cover crops 
  • the traditional and modern ways of trellising a vineyard
  • and the honor of being a farmer.

 

Special thanks to:

Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

 Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

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 WORK WITH AUSTIN:

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

 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.


Kanye West's celebrity endorsement! Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio's stranglehold on the winemakers of the region!

Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori discusses the challenges that get in the way of their wine region expressing its full potential.

"Don't! Just don't!"

Special thanks:

Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

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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.)

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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.


Theo Zierock on the Dolomites, Teroldego, and the Vineyards of Agricola Foradori

Episode #84 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

Agricola Foradori is located in the Piana Rotaliana, a 700 hectare region in Italy surrounded by the Monte di Mezzocorona, the Grandos, and the Adige Valley. The region is known for its unique soil composition, formed by the accumulation of ice and snow during the last ice age and the subsequent melting of a glacier, which washed sand and various types of mountain stones, including dolomite and porphyry, onto the land. The soil in the region varies in its intensity and thickness, with some areas having a higher density of stones and others having a more sandy substrate. This diversity in soil composition results in distinct characteristics in the wines produced by Agricola Foradori, with those grown in denser soil tending to have more density on the grapes and less fruit, but also denser fruit, and those grown in sandy soil having lighter, crunchier, and juicier wines with less density. The acidity and variety of the grapes also play a role in the aging potential of the wines produced by Agricola Foradori.

Special thanks:

Theo Zierock of Agricola Foradori https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

Steve Noel http://childrenofthegrape.com

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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: UW084_-_Foradori_Dolomities_and_Teroldego_Podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Each of the wine bottles of Agricola Foradori tell a different story with their shapes. Theo Zierock walks us through what it all means for the wine.

https://www.agricolaforadori.com/en/wines/

 

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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: Foradori_Bottle_Shapes.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

The winemaker of the historic Enjingi winery in Slovonia, Croatia opens a beautiful bottle of 1994 Grasevina white wine.  Completely zero sulfur, the wine was showing fresh and beautiful.

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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: Enjingi_1994_Grasevina_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

A short video from the commanding heights of Dingač Vineyard, Croatia's Grand Cru.

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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: Dingac_Vineyard_-_podcast.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

A 13 minute Master Class in Oregon Pinot Noir with Owner and Winemaker Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars.

This is Episode #83 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

--- Ken Wright starts with the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir and the importance of place to the profile of Pinot Noir.

--- Wright then discusses the parent material and the Columbia River Basalt Flow and the islands that make up the Northern Willamette Valley.

--- From there, the winemaker highlights the way that parent rock manifests in the taste profile of Pinot Noir.

--- In conclusion, Ken Wright emphasizes the importance of farming and the various tests that are required to farm professionally.

https://kenwrightcellars.com

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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: UW083_-_Ken_Wright_Cellars_720p.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards discusses their experimental planting of Chasselas in the Willamette Valley and the strange way they trellis the sprawling vines.

Originally seen on https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman

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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.

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

His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and his photography has appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Direct download: TT_-_Eyrie_Chasselas-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards discusses a special italian tractor that is used to mow between the vines of his vineyards.

Originally seen on https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman

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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: TT_-Eyrie_Mowing-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards talks about Pinot Meunier and show sparkling wine might have been his father, David Lett's, back-up plan for Oregon Wine Country.

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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: TT_-_Eyrie_Pinot_Meunier-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards talks about the long history of making organic wine on their Oregon Willamette Valley vineyards.

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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.

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Direct download: TT_-_Eyrie_Spraying-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards on Trousseau. That red wine grape that has surprisingly much in common with white wines.

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Direct download: TT_-_Eyrie_Trousseau-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
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Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards discusses how his father, David Lett, accidentally planted Melon de Bourgogne.

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Direct download: TT_-_Eyrie_Melon_de_Bourgogne-H264_Proxy_half_size.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

Austin Beeman visits the Original Vines of Eyrie Vineyards with Owner and Winemaker Jason Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards.

In this long video, shot amongst the Original Vines, Jason Lett discusses the terroir of the vineyard, the effect of a variety of soil types, the benefits and challenges of own-rooted grapevines, and a little of the history of the Lett family.

Special Thanks to Amy McCandlish

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Austin Beeman Visits the Original Vines of The Eyrie Vineyards

01:08 Meet Owner & Winemaker Jason Lett and Talking Geography

02:53 Soil and Elevation in the Dundee Hills

05:20 Wind, Temperature, and Elevation in the Dundee Hills

07:12 Veraison Explained

09:13 Own-Rooted Vines Explained

10:33 The Eyrie Vineyard. The Original Vines of the Willamette Valley

11:28 What is an Eyrie?

12:47 Organic Viticulture, Phylloxera, and a Bottle of Bleach

14:52 Between the Rows of Vines

15:32 The Traditional Practices

17:59 Jason Lett's Journey Back to His Family's Vineyard.

Filmed on location at The Eyrie Vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA of Oregon.

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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.

***

About The Eyrie Vineyards https://eyrievineyards.com

“David Lett pioneered both Pinot noir and its white wine cousin, Pinot gris, the two grapes that define Oregon wine today. But just as important, he established the very tone of Oregon winegrowing: artisanal, individualistic, even idiosyncratic… You can look at Oregon’s 300-plus wineries and 17,400 acres of vines and trace it to Lett. But he left more than that. He bequeathed a uniquely Oregon ‘wine genome,’ one that others now seek to copy.”

Matt Kramer | The Wine Spectator | The Oregonian

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“Three months after meeting David Lett in 1966, I was Diana Lett, standing out in the middle of a field of grape vines in Oregon, with a shovel and a brand new yellow rain-suit. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but I was thrilled to be in on the opening chapter of a great adventure. It seemed like a long time at the time, but in a few years several other families joined us. As we got to know each other, we realized that we shared ideals. We also realized that we had an absolutely unique opportunity – to build a wine region from scratch, and build it right. 50 years and a thriving community later, it does look like we did it right. I am so proud of what has been accomplished in these five decades, and I am very grateful that I got to be a part of it. I am immensely glad that I have been able to spend my life in this beautiful state of Oregon, helping to build The Eyrie Vineyards.” Diana Lett 2015

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“In 2005 I came back to Eyrie as winemaker. I was often asked, “What are you going to change?” My answer was, ‘Fundamentally? Nothing.’ Since then, we have planted new vines and introduced new varieties to the Willamette Valley. We moved to wild yeast fermentations. We developed a 21-step process to guarantee the quality of our library releases. We released single vineyard Pinots from each of our estates for the first time in our history. In spite of the changes, nothing has changed. Exploration and innovation has been a part of the Eyrie adventure since Dad planted the first vines in 1965. I’m honored to have a part in carrying the journey forward.”

Jason Lett 2016

Direct download: UW082_-_Eyrie_Vineyards_Jason_Lett-H.264_for_Video_Podcasting.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

Family Owner and Winemaker Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights Vineyard shows Austin Beeman around his old vines. Specifically some own-rooted Wente Clone Chardonnay and Geneva Double Curtain Trellising.

Filmed on location at Bethel Heights Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of Oregon.

***

THIS IS EPISODE #81 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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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. 

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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.

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Owner and Winemaker of Bethel Heights Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Ben Casteel talks about own-rooted Wente Chardonnay and shows why this is such a desired type of Chardonnay

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Austin Beeman is a 19 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. 

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Austin Beeman is a 20 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: Eyrie_Vineyards_-_tt2-HD_720p.mov
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Jason Lett, owner and winemakers of The Eyrie Vineyards shows how a bottle of bleach can help protect #organic vineyards.

Originally seen on https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman

#shorts #quicksips of #wine

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Austin Beeman is a 20 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: Eyrie_Vineyards_-_tt1.mov
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Independent Wine Media in the Post-COVID World: How Wineries, Regions, and Content Creators Can Effectively Collaborate.

By Austin Beeman

"2020 was the year the wine business changed. Restaurants and Tasting Rooms were closed. Digital direct sales became dominant. Racial and sexual discrimination in the industry was exposed. In this New Normal, Content Creators have never had a better opportunity to grab a seat at the table. Learn practical tips and methods to help you make that leap! The industry has never needed us more!"

Full Presentation by Austin Beeman at the 2021 Wine Media Conference in Eugene, Oregon.

UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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Austin Beeman is a 19 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.

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THE WINE MEDIA CONFERENCE https://www.winemediaconference.org

The Wine Media Conference was founded in 2008 and attracts wine bloggers, wine writers, and wine influencers and those in the wine industry who communicate with them. The conference averages around 250 attendees depending on the location, making it the largest gathering of wine writers in the world. In 2021 the group will likely be smaller due to the pandemic but we are still expecting between 150-160 attendees.


Explore Glen Manor Vineyards in Front Royal, Virginia with Owner / Winegrower Jeff White. Bump through the biodiverse vineyards, learn the history, and soar about the vineyards with drone photography.

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THIS IS EPISODE #80 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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Austin Beeman is a 19 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.

 

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Glen Manor Vineyards

https://glenmanorvineyards.com

 

Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C., situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, form a Glen which gives the vineyards a unique environment: A world of its own. The vines grow high on very steep mountain slopes characterized by deep, well-draining, and rocky soils.


Austin Beeman interviews Filmmakers Mark Ryan and Mark Johnston about their Lebanese Wine documentary: Wine and War. 

 

WINE and WAR

The Untold Story of Wine in the Middle East is a feature documentary about the history of winemaking in Lebanon and the resilience of the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit seen through the lens of war and instability.

 

https://wineandwar.com

 

 

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THIS IS EPISODE #79 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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

 

Austin Beeman is a 19 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, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

 

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.

 

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Mark Ryan - Director

A deep-rooted love for adventure and documenting the world around him led Mark towards his career. Over the past two decades, Mark has been a producer, director, and cinematographer on five continents and the North Pole. Early in his career, Mark was part of a film crew that was the first in thirty years to be given unprecedented access to the Hopi Indians of Arizona. This experience cemented Mark’s desire to sensitively tell the stories of other people. 

Mark has a number of film credits under his belt including the James Beard Award-winning short films The Scent of Black and Stewards of the Land. He’s also served as a producer on the MTV hit show Pimp My Ride. 

A Los Angeles native, Mark is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BA in Cinema Production. He also holds a post-graduate degree from Central St. Martins School of Fine Art in London. 

Today, Mark combines his love for adventure, travel, and hearing the stories of other people with best practices for capturing scenes of film to create stunning imagery for clients around the world. 

 

Mark Johnston - Director

Mark Johnston is a versatile and highly adaptable executive producer and documentary filmmaker who is known for tackling a full range of near-impossible production challenges with a proven track record of creative development in complex and cross-functional multicultural environments. Mark has invested all his savings to make documentaries. He doesn’t own a home. He literally once moved into a mini van to save money to film a documentary. Mark’s passion for the work takes him to the farthest places on the globe and he always strives to do what he can to help each project realize its full potential. Big budget or big challenge, domestic or around the globe... Mark has done it all with calm collection and inventive problem solving be it feature film documentaries, TV campaigns, brand funded content, animated short films, live event programming, experiential projects, the Lanzarote Iron Man, En Svensk Klassiker, Vasaloppet, and the Stones 100k Ultra Marathon.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Southern California, ranked #1 film school in the United States.


The following is a clip taken from Austin Beeman's interview on the Upside of 40 Podcast with Sean Mooney.

Topic: What Wine Should I Bring to a Dinner Party?

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Austin Beeman is a 20 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.

*** ABOUT UPSIDE OF 40 WITH SEAN MOONEY

Upside of 40 finds Sean Mooney wrestling with something new – the facts of life after 40. It’s candid talk for men with real experts on money, dating, relationships, fitness, health, technology, food, travel, retirement, sports and more. Get the good, the bad, and the funny about life after 40.

Direct download: UW078_-_What_Wine_Should_I_Bring_to_a_Dinner_Party-HD_720p.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

The following is a clip taken from Austin Beeman's interview on the Upside of 40 Podcast with Sean Mooney.

TOPIC: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT WINE?

Sean Mooney:

The reason I wanted to get the background on this is because most people listening are not well-informed about wines. I'm sure many, many, I among them, love wine. But from your viewpoint, and your expertise is vast, but for people like me and others listening, what is the best way to get educated about wines?

Austin Beeman:

There's two ways ...

Direct download: UW077_-_What_is_the_Best_Way_to_Learn_About_Wine-HD_720p.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

The following is a clip taken from Austin Beeman's interview on the Upside of 40 Podcast with Sean Mooney.

Topic: Wet Ferrets & Carboard Boxes: Detecting Flawed Bottles of Wine in Restaurants.

Sean Mooney: "People have been out to dinner and I guess a lot of it is tradition where they come and they open the bottle of wine and you're the guy who ordered it. So they will come over and make a nice little presentation, and put a little bit in the glass, and you don't know what to do. They swirl it around, they smell, and they're like, "Yeah. Okay." Really, what are you looking for when you do that?"

Austin Beeman: "So here's what's happening..."

 

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THIS IS EPISODE #76 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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Austin Beeman is a 19 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, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

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.


The following is a clip taken from Austin Beeman's interview on the Upside of 40 Podcast with Sean Mooney.

Topic: How to Pair Wine with Food: The One Simple Rule

"Sean Mooney: Well, and now let's get to the basics, because I grew up and I was a waiter at a place called The Vineyard, and I learned the basics and the different types of wine and I could suggest, and we had wine tastings, it was great. But a lot of people don't really know wine at all. And there's always been this you have a white with chicken, and fish, and pasta, and then you have reds with meat. And does that still stand true or is it whatever your preference is? And is there a reason for that, that they go better?

Austin Beeman: So wine pairing is absolutely a real thing based on chemistry and biology. If you wonder whether or not wine pairing is real, brush your teeth, drink orange juice. The last thing in your mouth matters..."

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Austin Beeman is a 19 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, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

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.

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ABOUT UPSIDE OF 40 WITH SEAN MOONEY

Upside of 40 finds Sean Mooney wrestling with something new – the facts of life after 40. It’s candid talk for men with real experts on money, dating, relationships, fitness, health, technology, food, travel, retirement, sports and more. Get the good, the bad, and the funny about life after 40.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...


Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars is not what you would expect from someone making some of California's best Pinot Noir.

He is African-American in an industry where diversity is in the terroir and almost never among the winemakers. Mac speaks with a southern drawl, wears a farmer's hat, and sports blue jean overalls in a world of California's "Wine Country Casual."

He is a boutique craftsman who makes his wine in the corporate beast that is Wagner Family Wines.

This is my full interview from 2013, recorded at Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee, Ohio.

In the interest of supporting diverse voices in the wine business, I’ve assembled the entire interview here.

Direct download: Complete_Mac_McDonald.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Winemaker Jeff White of Glen Manor Vineyards takes Austin Beeman into his vineyards in Front Royal, Virginia to discuss the Petit Manseng grape variety.

White explains why he thinks this is the ideal grape variety for Virginia's hot and humid wine growing climate.

Drone Photography by Andy Gail

THIS IS EPISODE #74 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN

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Work With Austin: acbwine@gmail.com

Austin Beeman is a 19 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, Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Direct-to-Consumer sales.

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.

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About Glen Manor

https://glenmanorvineyards.com

Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C., situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, form a Glen which gives the vineyards a unique environment: A world of its own. The vines grow high on very steep mountain slopes characterized by deep, well-draining, and rocky soils.

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MUSIC CREDIT

Music - “Darien Gap” by Josh Woodward.

Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

 

Direct download: UW074_-_Glen_Manor_Petit_Manseng.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Enjoy this brief visit to RDV Vineyards in Virginia, an elite producer of Bordeaux-styled wines.

https://www.rdvvineyards.com

This is Episode #73 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com/links http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

Direct download: UW073_-_RDV.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Explore Rancia Vineyard in Chianti Classico, Italy.

Visit the old sharecropper's farmhouse that existed from the Middle Ages.

Learn all about what makes this single vineyard Chianti Classico special.

This is Episode #72 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com/links http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

 

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Direct download: UW072_-_Chianti_Classico_Rancia_Vineyard_with_Felsina.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Visit the greatest vineyard for Prosecco: the Cartizze Vineyard in Valdobbiadene, Italy.
Bisol Prosecco takes us to their piece of the Cartizze Vineyard.
 
We drink Prosecco while he explains the vineyard's importance. After returning to the Bisol winery, we'll get an explanation of how Prosecco is made and what is the challenge behind making a natural wine prosecco with no sulfites.
 
This is Episode #71 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman http://www.austinbeeman.com
 
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Direct download: UW071_-_Bisol_Prosecco.mp4
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Walk the Lenné Estate Vineyard with Proprietor Steve Luz.

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https://www.lenneestate.com

Special Thanks to Carl Giavanti

https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com

To hear Steve Lutz tell it, his vineyard sits on the poorest soil imaginable. “The worst in the county,” he boasts with pride and bravado. That’s because the depleted ancient sedimentary soil, outside of Yamhill, OR. he believes, is the best in which to grow Pinot Noir grapes.

He produces six wines from those 21 acres, but first and foremost, Steve Lutz loves his dirt. “It’s a pain to work with,” he says of his steep hillside vineyard called Lenné, “but it controls vigor and produces small clusters and berries.” With Pinot Noir, those are two integral factors to making really good, balanced wine.

Steve began making wine for himself in 1986 in Napa Valley which led him on a search 15 years later for the perfect Pinot Noir site in the Northern Willamette Valley. After an eight month search it only took 15 minutes when he climbed a steep hill 1 located outside the town of Yamhill, in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. He made the deal within an hour, planted the vineyard in 2001 and determined, “This is the perfect piece. It wasn’t even officially on the market when I looked at it. I just happened to know a friend of the friend of the land owner. It’s the luckiest thing that has ever happened to me. It’s a gem.” Though he likes to call himself a “minimalist” winemaker, it’s on this ground into which he puts the preponderance of work. “It’s more than a passion, it’s a privilege,” to be working with this soil, he contends. And, “the more work you do on a place, the more interested you are in it. To say, ‘This is what I do every day’, is a great thing to be able to do. I want other people to experience and understand that. This hillside gives my wines a certain aromatic quality and density, which spells terroir to me.”

With the 2014 vintage, Lenné’s vines are reaching maturity to which leads Lutz to exclaim, “I’m more enamored with this site now because it’s getting some age; we have a good feel for the clones, and the type of wines they produce.”

So in 2005, after he tasted the first wines to come off this stressed vineyard from which he at first wasn’t sure would be viable, and after “just writing checks which was tough on a marriage, I told my wife, ‘Don’t worry about it, everything’s going to work out.’” The Pinot Noir he recollects, tasted like chocolate black cherry; and that mocha-like taste has been a constant thread throughout all of Lenné’s wines since.

Lenné ~ 18760 NE Laughlin Road, Yamhill, OR 97148 steve@lenneestate.com

503.256-9562

www.lenneestate.com

Direct download: UW070_-_Lenn_Estate_with_Proprietor_Steve_Lutz.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

Wayne Bailey, Winegrower of Youngberg Hill, discusses five of the wines that he produces at Youngberg Hill in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Youngberg Hill Pinot Gris 'Aspen'

Youngberg Hill Chardonnay 'Aspen'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Cuvée'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Jordan'

Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 'Natasha'

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https://youngberghill.com

Youngberg Hill is a 50-acre estate with 20 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards in Willamette Valley. Proprietor Wayne Bailey and his family are the modern-day stewards of a property that has been cherished as a family farm since the 1850s.

Wayne’s holistic and biodynamic viticulture, coupled with non-interventionist winemaking, produce a diverse array of wines with personalities as unique as their namesakes. Wayne prioritizes a non-interventionist approach, gently guiding each wine into the best version of itself that it can be.

He likens his approach to raising children: you don’t make a rocket scientist out of a child with the skills of a music teacher. Wayne was selected as one of “Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018”, by Wine Industry Network for his community support efforts and noted as “A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry”.

Special Thanks to Carl Giavanti https://carlgiavanticonsulting.com

Music - “Crazy Glue“ by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

Direct download: UW069_-_Youngberg_Hill.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

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.

https://www.allorovineyard.com

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This is Episode #68 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

Direct download: UW068_-_Alloro_Vineyard.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

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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Direct download: Mount_Eden_Vineyards_-_Tik_Tok.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

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.

http://bellsupwinery.com
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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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Direct download: UW066_-_Vidon_Vineyard_-_the_Pinot_Noir_Clone_Program.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

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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What makes Soave Classico exceptional - and separate from Soave DOC?  In this short video, you'll join Austin Beeman and Suavia on a hills of Soave Classico to explore that question.

 

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Direct download: UW065_Growing_Soave_Classico_720.mp4
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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

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Direct download: UW064_-_Trebbiano_di_Soave_itunes.mp4
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Austin Beeman's first impressions of the 2016 Bordeaux Vintage from the Union of Grand Crus tasting in Chicago.

 

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Direct download: UCG_Bordeaux_2016_2.m4v
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It isn't easy to open a bottle of 1947 Alsatian Riesling, but the team at Le Bistro du Sommelier Paris have the tools and the skills.

This amazing restaurant is owned by Philippe Faure-Brac frequent winner of Best Sommelier in the World.

This is Episode #63 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman Part two of two episodes at Le Bistro du Sommelier.

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Direct download: UW063_-_Bistro_du_Sommelier_part_two.m4v
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Explore one of Paris' finest wine cellars.  Le Bistro du Sommelier, run by Phillippe Faure-Brac  www.austinbeeman.com

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For the show notes click here: http://www.austinbeeman.com/blog/2018/11/12/cristomvideo2018

Direct download: Cristom_Vineyard_2018_Harvest.m4v
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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.

Direct download: UW057_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_3.m4v
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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

 

Direct download: UW056_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_2.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

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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My interview with Elizabeth Pressler of Elizabeth Spencer Winery was a pleasant wine conversation with a pleasant lady who makes very good wine.  What really makes this a turning point was that I asked her "What Does Wine Mean to You?"  It was a question I had asked of Dirk Richter and would soon become a motif in later interviews as well.  Enjoy!  Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.

Direct download: Complete_Elizabeth_Pressler_of_Elizabeth_Spencer_Winery.m4v
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Biodynamic wine?  Organic Wine?  Sustainability?  In the world of wine, these are terms of confusion for even experienced wine drinkers.  In my interview with Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars, I received my first coherent explanation of these terms.  I hope they help you as well.  Parts of this video were released as separate episodes of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman and are collected here for the first time.

Direct download: Complete_Rebecca_Work_of_Ampelos_Cellars.m4v
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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

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Larry Mawby of L. Mawby / M. Lawrence discusses the rise of Sparkling Wine in the Leelanlau Peninsula of Northern Michigan.

This is Episode #53 of the Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman video podcast.

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Direct download: UW053_-_L_Mawby_Part_2.m4v
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An interview with Larry Mawby of L. Mawby / M Lawrence in Leelanau Pennisula, Michigan.

Larry Mawby answers my signature question. "What does wine mean to you?"

This interview is Episode #52 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

Direct download: UW052_-_L_Mawby_Part_1.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.

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Direct download: UW050_-_St_Innocent_Part_4.m4v
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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

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Direct download: UW049_-_St_Innocent_Part_3.m4v
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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
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

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

 

Direct download: UW045_-_Anne_Amie_Vineyards.m4v
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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

Direct download: UW044_-_ECV_Best_Vineyard.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW043_-_Elk_Cove_Vineyards.m4v
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Tasting Elk Cove Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir 'Mount Richmond' with Winemaker Adam Campbell. For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW042_-_Elk_Cove_2010_Pinot_Noir_Mount_Richmond.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW041_-_Elk_Cove_Pinot_Gris.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

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

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Direct download: UW040_-_Cristom_Vineyards.mp4
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Thomas Gerrie talks about the 2009 Thomas Gerrie Pinot Noir from Oregon.  For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW039_-_Thomas_Gerrie_of_Thomas_Gerrie_Wines.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

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

Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW038_-_Samuel_Guibert_of_Mas_de_Daumas_Gassac.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW037_-_Dave_Phinney_of_Orin_Swift.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW036_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_6_of_6.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW035_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_5_of_6.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW034_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_4_of_6.m4v
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