Meet the great wine makers of the world. We visit them on location and talk informally about their wines, and in some cases their famous families. A master class on wine and the lifstyle that surrounds it - please join us.
WineRadio is presented by ThamesRiver.com
Michel Nischan, chef, cookbook author and avid proponent of healthy, sustainable and culturally significant food and social causes, has teamed up with like-minded actor and philanthropist Paul Newman to open Dressing Room
A Homegrown Restaurant, located on the grounds of the Westport Country Playhouse. The restaurant is designed to reflect the feel of living in the Connecticut countryside and features a fieldstone fireplace, exposed reclaimed barn board walls, and heavy-timber wood columns and beams - all of which create a warm, updated country setting.
Michel talks with great passion about the Heritage Food movement - we caught up with him on location in Westport.
Molly oversees all winemaking and production operations of the winery as well as helping with grower relations and recommendations in the vineyards. Top quality winemaking and grape growing, with passion, is her goal every step of the way.
Molly stopped in to talk with us on her very first trip to Connecticut - she loved our cellar and we loved her wines.
Who could have imagined that after two centuries
the same family would continue the tradition of wine making.
It was 1790 and the future was before them.
Today, Parés Baltà continues as a family
bodega immersed in wine history.
One of Soave's Great Winemakers
Producing classic wines from the Veneto is his passion. In the 1950s Giuseppe Inama, the estate's founder, began purchasing small plots of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico region using nothing more than his savings - at that time, few understood the area's potential. But Giuseppe was a believer. His idea was to assemble only top quality vineyards of old-vine Garganega and fashion from them a wine capable of restoring Soave's reputation.
His one stop in Connecticut? - Right Here
Thames River Wine & Spirits
Lionello Speaks About His Vin Santo
You won't believe what it takes to make this wine.
The Philosopher Entrepreneur.
Thirty years ago, a successful industrialist decided to devote himself to his great passion: wine-making. And so began a fascinating and complex story that culminated in the acquisition and valorization of three very important estates in Tuscany. The purchase and restoration of an historic monastery (dating from 1000) at Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Siena Chianti Classico area, saw the creation of a prestigious agricultural and residential complex, the present-day Castello di Monastero.
Lionello stopped in on a typical Wednesday - we never know who might come through that front door. Listen to his comments on this episode.
Castello di Monastero
On Location With Terry Thiese
Terry joined us at the
Union League Restaurant in New Haven, CT
The Man, the Myth, the Legend! If it is true that the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, Terry Theise has been there and back.The man has no reservations about conveying his thoughts and feelings on wine, life, sex, philosophy and general cosmology.
Mr. Terry Theise joins us on WineRadio
Food & Wine Magazine 2005 Man of the Year
"No one man has introduced more Americans to more great wines than Terry Theise - of Terry Theise Estate Selections"
Wine Radio visits with Etienne Hugel, Fred Argilagos, James Morrison during the Frederick Wildman Grand Tour 2006 in Boston
WineRadio on the road
We had the great pleasure of being invited to Boston by one of the largest and most prestigious wine importers in the business.
Frederick Wildman & Sons. They import some of the finest & most sought after wines being produced.Each year they host a "Grand Tour" for some of their winemakers and they organize a national multi-city tour that allows the winemakers to visit major markets and introduce new vintages and any other special projects that they might be working on.Well, we set up our WineRadio studio in a private dining room at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel - and one by one we sat and had a conversation with some of the great winemakers of the world. Keep in mind that part of their official schedule for the day was to meet with us. They were all very gracious and genuine - their candid and sometimes humorous remarks can he heard in their entirety on our show.
For 12 generations, the Hugel family has produced wines in the Alsace - that's a legacy that very few world enterprises can boast. The vineyards and winery name have been handed down in an unbroken line since 1639.
Etienne Hugel joined us in Boston to talk about his wine and favorite foods. The secrets of Alsace, and your journey starts right here on this episode of WineRadio.
Antoine Vincent and passion
Château Fuissé is located in the heart of the Mâconnais vineyards in southern Burgundy.
In this famous region, the Vincent family (owners of the estate since 1852), produce wines of an exceptional quality thanks to the estate's outstanding location.
Antoine Vincent, the great-grandson of the founder has been making the wines since the 2002 vintage under the tutelage of his father; Jean-Jacques Vincent, who has been described as one of the most brilliant makers of white Burgundy.
Learn about his wines, his family and his passion for tradition on this episode of WneRadio.
The house of Pascal Jolivet is one of the youngest and most dynamic in the Loire Valley. Founded in 1987, this specialist in the wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé has very quickly gained a leading position with the Michelin-starred restaurants of France.
Pascal owns an estate of more than 70 acres evenly divided between the two appellations. He believes strongly in letting nature make the wines as much as possible, and seeks to tame the more aggressive qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.
The New Breed
The results are Classic, Authentic Pinot Noirs which embody a vital, modern expression of Burgundian terroirs.
The Viñedo Chadwick wine represents a long cherished desire of the Chadwick family to honour the memory of the late Don Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz, with an ultra-premium red wine showcasing the ancestry, tradition and expertise of the Chadwick-Errázuriz family in producing fine wines reflecting
the family's passion for excellence.
The aim is to make an elegant wine reflecting the Maipo Valley at its highest level with soft tannins, and berry fruit characteristics on the nose and palate with an added dimension of power and intensity in the finish. To achieve this, ripe tannins and concentrated fruit are the key and lead our picking decisions.
"Our ability to purchases grapes at the time of the harvest allows us to handle our wines with the same care and respect as any traditional grower or domaine. It is for this reason that we consider and pride ourselves on being among the finest producers in Burgundy."
"A great wine can only be produced from an impeccably situated and meticulously well-cared vineyard. Today, we pride ourselves on the close relations we have with some of the finest wine-growers in the Côte d’Or ; people who are of the world-wide renown, « artists » in their own right and whose passion is as much their wines as their wines."