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

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
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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


Video Podcast: http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast

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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


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 - “Darien Gap” by Josh Woodward.

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Direct download: UW074_-_Glen_Manor_Petit_Manseng.m4v
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Enjoy this brief visit to RDV Vineyards in Virginia, an elite producer of Bordeaux-styled wines.


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
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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
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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.



Special Thanks to Carl Giavanti


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



Direct download: UW070_-_Lenn_Estate_with_Proprietor_Steve_Lutz.mp4
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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'



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

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

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

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

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



This is Episode #68 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman

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

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



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

This the first Seyval Blanc planting in the Willamette Valley.

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


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

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


Direct download: UW066_-_Vidon_Vineyard_-_the_Pinot_Noir_Clone_Program.m4v
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Notre Dame de Paris.

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

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

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


Direct download: Notre_Dame_de_Paris.__A_Tribute_to_The_Cathedral_of_Notre_Dame.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

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.



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


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.



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.


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

Direct download: UW062_-_Bistrot_du_Sommelier_Part_1.m4v
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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

Direct download: UW061_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_7.m4v
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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

Direct download: UW060_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_6.m4v
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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars talks about the many different ways to pair Pinot Noir with food.   www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW059_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_5.m4v
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Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars answers Austin Beeman's signature question.  www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW058_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_4.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

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
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

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


Direct download: UW055_-_Mac_McDonald_Part_1.m4v
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

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

Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman Episode #54

Direct download: UW054_-_L_Mawby_Part_3.m4v
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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.

Visit www.austinbeeman.com for more

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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Direct download: UW051_-_St_Innocent_Part_5.m4v
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St. Innocent Winemaker Mark Vlossak talks about the challenges of New World terroir and the journey of discovery that Oregon Winemakers experience.

For more go to www.austinbeeman.com


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

www.austinbeeman.com for shownotes

Direct download: UW049_-_St_Innocent_Part_3.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For shownotes go to www.austinbeeman.com


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

Direct download: UW041_-_Elk_Cove_Pinot_Gris.m4v
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Wine Tasting on the patio at Cristom Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hill AVA in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

For Shownotes visit www.austinbeeman.com

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

Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW038_-_Samuel_Guibert_of_Mas_de_Daumas_Gassac.m4v
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Dave Phinney Owner/Winemaker of Orin Swift (Creator of The Prisoner) talks about his career and the wine industry.  Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW037_-_Dave_Phinney_of_Orin_Swift.m4v
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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
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Kevin O'Connor of Lioco Wine Company talks about California's old vine Carignan vineyards.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv  

Direct download: UW035_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_5_of_6.m4v
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Wild yeasts?  Natural yeasts? Feral yeasts?  What does this all mean in winemaking?  For shownotes go to Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.

Direct download: UW034_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_4_of_6.m4v
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A visit to Saint-Macaire near Bordeaux, France.  For shownotes see Understanding Wine TV.

Direct download: ATV005_-_Saint_Macaire_France.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW033_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_3_of_6.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW032_-_Kevin_OConnor_part_2_of_6.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

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

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

Direct download: UW030-_Randall_Grahm_pt10_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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What is the black smudgy stuff in a bottle of wine?  Sediment?  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

Direct download: X007_-_Sediment_or_the_Black_Smudgy_Stuff.mp3
Category:Audio -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW029-_Randall_Grahm_pt9_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard talks about New Media and Wine.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW028-_Randall_Grahm_pt8_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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Austin Beeman talks about 4 beginner wine mistakes and how to avoid them.  For shownotes visit www.understandingwine.tv 

Direct download: X005_-_Four_Beginner_Wine_Mistakes_and_how_to_avoid_them..mp3
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Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards on the Meaning of Wine.  For shownotes to www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW027-_Randall_Grahm_pt7_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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Randall Grahm talks about minerality and gives advice to intermediate wine drinkers.  For shownotes goto www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW026-_Randall_Grahm_pt6_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
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Randall Grahm gives his advice for wine newbies.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv

Direct download: UW025-_Randall_Grahm_pt_5_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Austin Beeman answers the four most asked questions to a wine retailer.  For shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW024_-_Randall_Grahm_pt_4_of_10_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW023_-_Randall_Grahm_pt_3_of_1of_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

Austin Beeman talks about how to taste wine like a professional.  For complete shownotes go to www.understandingwine.tv 

Direct download: X003_-_The_Wine_Tasting_Process_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW022_-_Randall_Grahm_pt_2_of_1of_Bonny_Doon_Vineyards.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW021_-_Randall_Grahm_pt_1_of_10_of_Bonny_Doon_Vineyard.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Tips to enjoy your next wine tasting better.  For shownotes go to www.understanding-wine.com

Direct download: X002_-_Wine_Tasting_Tips_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

For shownotes goto www.understandingwinehd.blogspot.com

Direct download: UW020_-_Loving_Carmenere_with_Amanda_Cramer_of_Niner_Wine_Estates.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

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

Direct download: UW019_-_Dirk_Richter_Meaning_of_Wine.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

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

Direct download: X001_-_A_Wine_Joke_from_Jim_Clendenen.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

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


Direct download: UW018_-_Jim_Clendenen_pt4_of_Au_Bon_Climat.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

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


Direct download: UW017_-_Jim_Clendenen_pt3_of_Au_Bon_Climat.m4v
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Shownotes at www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW016_-_Jim_Clendenen_pt2_of_Au_Bon_Climat.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

The shownotes are available at www.austinbeeman.com

Direct download: UW015_-_Jim_Clendenen_pt1_of_Au_Bon_Climat.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW014_-_2008_Oregon_Pinot_Noir_with_James_Cahill_of_Soter_Vineyards.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

UW013 - Lagier Meredith : Syrah in the Napa Valley

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

Direct download: UW013_-_Syrah_in_Napa_Valley.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

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

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

Direct download: UW012_-_Cal_Cab_Franc_with_John_Skupny_of_Lang__Reed.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Goto www.austinbeeman.com for the shownotes.

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

Direct download: UW010_-Meaning_of_Wine_with_Elizabeth_Pressler_of_Elizabeth_Spencer.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW009_-_Santa_Barbara_Greek_Wines_and_USA_Wine_Culture.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW008_-Biodynamic_Wines_-_The_Difference_with_Rebecca_Work_of_Ampelos.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

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


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

Direct download: UW006_-_Miner_Family_Winery.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW005_-_Dirk_Richter_-_The_Posil_Warming_on_German_Vintages.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

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

Direct download: UW004_-_Dirk_Richter_-_Aging_German_Wines.mp4
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT