Vint Podcast

Vint

The Vint Podcast is a wine and spirits podcast by and for wine and spirits enthusiasts, collectors, and investors. Hosts Billy Galanko and Brady Weller offer an inside look into the world of wine and spirits through interviews with respected critics, as well as growers and producers making some of the best wines in the world. Our goal is to provide listeners with thought-provoking stories and perspectives that will allow them to learn more about the wine and spirits they love while also opening a window into a business that typically only insiders can access.


To learn more about Vint and the Vint Marketplace, visit us at  https://vint.co or Vintmarketplace.com or email Brady Weller at brady@vint.co, or Billy Galanko at Billy@vintmarketplace.com.

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Ep. 129: The DNA of Wine - Renowned Grape Geneticist José Vouillamoz
3d ago
Ep. 129: The DNA of Wine - Renowned Grape Geneticist José Vouillamoz
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko sit down with famed wine grape geneticist and researcher, José Vouillamoz. José  is a renowned Swiss botanist and geneticist, celebrated for his pioneering contributions to the field of viticulture. With a Ph.D. in plant genetics from the University of Lausanne, José has become one of the foremost experts on the DNA profiling of grapevines. His groundbreaking research has significantly advanced our understanding of grapevine origins, relationships, and diversity.Collaborating with esteemed colleagues, including Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding, he co-authored the seminal work "Wine Grapes," a comprehensive guide that explores the DNA evidence behind over 1,300 grape varieties. José's meticulous studies have uncovered the parentage of many ancient grape varieties, shedding light on the complex history of viticulture across different regions.In addition to his academic pursuits, José is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and a respected consultant for vineyards and wine producers around the world. His passion for both the science and heritage of wine makes him a unique and influential figure in the wine industry, bridging the gap between genetic research and practical viticulture.Chapters:00:52 Special Guest Introduction: José Vouillamoz, the Foremost Grape Geneticist02:02 Weekend Wine Tasting Adventures and Discoveries07:57 Diving Deep into Grape Genetics with José Vouillamoz08:41 Jose's Journey into Grape Genetics and DNA Profiling11:09 Unveiling the Origins of Swiss Grape Varieties13:17 The Impact of DNA Profiling on Wine Genetics and Regional Identities18:35 Exploring the Foundational Grape Varieties and Their Global Influence21:35 The Genesis of the Wine Grapes Book with Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding24:50 Founder Grape Varieties and Their Significance25:04 Exploring the Roots: The Ancestry of Famous Grape Varieties26:46 The Science Behind DNA Profiling in Viticulture35:02 The Impact of Genetic Diversity on Wine Varieties and Climate Adaptation41:11 The Future of Viticulture: Clonal Identification and Terroir Expression46:38 The Role of Rootstocks in Combating Climate Change48:45 Leveraging Genetics for Improved Winemaking and Vineyard ManagementThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 128: Top 9 Wine Essentials & Billy's Balkan Travels
May 8 2024
Ep. 128: Top 9 Wine Essentials & Billy's Balkan Travels
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko fly solo to discuss Billy's recent travels to Croatia/Montenegro, and then give their thoughts on some of their favorite wine drinking accessories. If you're interested in some of what you hear on today's episode, head out to your local wine retailer (avoid the big boxes for more niche selection), and ask for Georgian, Croatian, or any Slavic or Baltic wines - you'll be in for a treat!Chapters:00:22 Reunion: Back from Travel and Paternity Leave01:10 Billy's Wine Tasting Journey in Montenegro and Croatia01:40 Discovering Unique Wine Varieties and Experiences02:05 An Adventurous Journey to a Montenegrin Winery09:05 Exploring Croatian Wine Regions and Varieties17:06 Wine Accessories and Gadgets: Must-Haves for Enthusiasts22:35 The Importance of a Good Wine Fridge25:40 Elevating Your Corkscrew Game28:17 Wine Transportation: Bags and Luggage32:29 Choosing the Right Wine Glasses36:21 The Utility of a Wine Bottle Chiller38:20 Decanting: A Must for Wine Lovers41:02 The Revolutionary Coravin System46:13 Final Thoughts and Upcoming Interview The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 127: From the Archive - Bobby Stuckey on Friuli, Making Service a Sustainable Career, and Collecting
May 1 2024
Ep. 127: From the Archive - Bobby Stuckey on Friuli, Making Service a Sustainable Career, and Collecting
In this archived episode (previously episode 81) of the Vint Podcast,  Brady and Billy sat down with Bobby Stuckey, partner and Master Sommelier at Frasca Hospitality Group. The group’s flagship restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, has won two James Beard awards for excellence in Outstanding Wine Service (2013) and Outstanding Service (2019). 2023 saw the restaurant achieve a Michelin Star and another Outstanding Service award from Michelin Guide. Bobby is one of America’s most accomplished Sommeliers and someone who has dedicated his life to service, bussing tables and pouring wine on the floors of his restaurants. He is also a fierce advocate for the restaurant industry, leading initiatives to protect workers and keep businesses alive during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with his successful restaurant businesses, Bobby is co-founder of the Scarpetta Wine Company, which presents the white wines of Friuli, Italy - a region he is most passionate about. In this episode, we talk restaurant work, Friuli, collecting, and how to make service a sustainable and life-long career. Bobby is a titan of the wine world and can offer wise words of advice for any business looking to treat their customers with hospitality. Enjoy!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 126: Hyper Limited American Whiskey - Rare Character Whiskey with Peter Nevenglosky
Apr 24 2024
Ep. 126: Hyper Limited American Whiskey - Rare Character Whiskey with Peter Nevenglosky
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko talk with Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Drifter Spirits, and co-founder of Rare Character Whiskey, Peter Nevenglosky. Rare Character is an independent bottler of American whiskies, mainly focused on Bourbon and Rye, with a portfolio predominantly consisting of single barrel selections labeled alongside select partners. Pete shares about the philosophy behind each label, and how the brand came to be in the midst of the pandemic. Rare Character is developing somewhat of a cult following among whiskey enthusiasts in the US, and their new (and exclusive) Brook Hill label has sold out practically everywhere. With a special focus on unique finishing casks through their Native Wood and Finishing Series, fans of Rare Character have the opportunity to explore all kinds of unique expressions of Bourbon and Rye through the portfolio,   demonstrating the breadth and complexity of what American Whiskey can be.The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 125: Wine Importer Sebastian Lowa on Championing German & Austrian Wines and Lesser Known Varieties
Apr 17 2024
Ep. 125: Wine Importer Sebastian Lowa on Championing German & Austrian Wines and Lesser Known Varieties
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, host Billy Galanko dives into one of his favorite topics, diving deep into the less-explored grape varieties of German and Austrian wine beyond the familiar Riesling and Grüner Veltliner before interviewing Wine Importer Sebastian Lowa, co-founder of Baire Wines Imports. Sebastian shares his journey into the importation game and his passion for organic and biodynamically farmed wines from Germany and Austria. The name 'Baire' is a combination of Sebastian's nickname 'Basti' and his wife Claire's name, as well as a nod to the bear on both the Berlin and California flags. Sebastian's interest in wine was sparked during a trip to Italy, where he discovered the diverse flavors and agricultural nature of wine. He then started making his own wine and eventually decided to import wines from Germany and Austria. Baire Wines Imports focuses on importing and distributing German and Austrian wines in the US. They work with producers that use organic and biodynamic farming practices and prioritize soil health. The wines they offer showcase a wide range of varietals and styles, from classic Mosel Riesling to more unique and experimental wines like orange wines and pet-nats. Baire Wines Imports aims to be diverse in its portfolio, offering wines for every type of account, from Michelin-star restaurants to liquor stores. They believe that wines made with minimal intervention and a focus on the fruit taste more alive and interesting.Explore Baire Wines' Portofolio Godforsaken Grapes Book LinkChapters03:06 Exploring Unique Varieties Beyond Riesling and Grüner Veltliner12:31 The Journey of a Wine Importer: Sebastian Lova's Story14:17 The Birth of Baire Wines: Organic and Biodynamic Focus15:30 From Beer to Wine: Sebastian's Personal Wine Journey19:52 Making Wine and Embracing the Vineyard Life25:44 Exploring Baire Wines' Diverse Portfolio27:55 Discovering the First Wine Producer29:17 Exploring Diverse Ways to Connect with Winemakers30:11 Building a Wine Portfolio with Personal Connections31:12 Diving Into the Diversity of German and Austrian Wines41:24 The Philosophy Behind Low Intervention Wines50:59 Expanding Distribution and Looking Forward53:16 Navigating the Complexities of Wine Import and Distribution56:13 Wrapping Up and Future PlansThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 124: From NBA Triumphs to Vineyard Dreams - Tony Parker and Channing Frye on Their Journeys into Wine
Apr 10 2024
Ep. 124: From NBA Triumphs to Vineyard Dreams - Tony Parker and Channing Frye on Their Journeys into Wine
In this special episode of The Vint Podcast, we're excited to bring you a unique two-interview episode with the first featuring Tony Parker and Channing Frye, two former NBA champions who have ventured into the wine industry. Tony Parker shares his intriguing journey from the basketball court to the vineyard, detailing his involvement with Chateau La Mascaronne and Maison Jeeper Champagne. He reflects on how his upbringing in Europe influenced his passion for wine and delves into the organic practices at Chateau La Mascaronne. Parker also recounts the fascinating history behind Maison Jeeper, highlighting its World War II connection.Following Parker's interview, we revisit a conversation from two years ago with Channing Frye, originally aired as Episode 18. Alongside co-owner Jacob Gray, Frye discusses the foundation of Chosen Family Wines and their commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the wine industry. This re-airing allows us to explore the parallels and through-lines between these athletes' transitions into the wine world. Both Parker and Frye reflect on how their experiences in the NBA have shaped their approach to winemaking and their efforts to build community through their ventures.Chapters00:25 Special Double Interview Episode: NBA Champions Turned Wine Enthusiasts03:42 Exploring Tony Parker's Wine Ventures: La Mascaronne and Maison Jeeper24:39 Channing Frye: Transitioning from the Court to the Vineyard34:17 Demystifying Wine: A Call for Inclusivity35:31 Wine as a Gateway to Experiences and Connections51:03 The Future of Wine: Emerging Regions and Varietals01:01:41 Exploring the Art of Wine Blending01:03:08 Discovering Unique Wine Regions and Their Surprises01:05:38 Exclusive Wine Experiences and Their Impact01:18:17 The Personal Touch in Wine Making and Business01:24:33 Championing Diversity and Inclusion in the Wine IndustryThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 123: Terroir & Technology - Elevating Chateau Montelena's Craft with Matthew Crafton
Apr 3 2024
Ep. 123: Terroir & Technology - Elevating Chateau Montelena's Craft with Matthew Crafton
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, your window into the world of wine and spirits. In this California-centric episode, Billy Galanko sits down with Matthew Crafton, head winemaker at the renowned Chateau Montelena. Situated in the picturesque north of Napa Valley, Chateau Montelena is not only a beacon of viticultural history but also a testament to the evolving art and science of winemaking. Crafton, a Virginia native with over two decades in the wine industry, shares insights into the winery's delicate balance of heritage and innovation.  In the interview, Crafton unravels the intricate layers of winemaking that have positioned the winery at the forefront of quality and sustainability. From the careful stewardship of their land to the adoption of cutting-edge technology in the vineyard and cellar, Montelena exemplifies how tradition and modernity can coexist harmoniously. Crafton's discussion offers a deep dive into the meticulous practices that ensure each bottle of Montelena wine reflects the unique character of their estate vineyards, underscored by an unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and innovation. This episode is a journey through the past, present, and future of a winery that continues to shape the landscape of Napa Valley winemaking.Time Stamps:00:22 Diving into California's Wine Scene with Matthew Crafton of Chateau Montelena00:32 The Legacy of Chateau Montelena and the Judgment of Paris01:10 The Art of Winemaking: Balancing Heritage and Technology01:35 A Deep Dive into the World of Oak Barrels10:12 Behind the Scenes with Matt Crafton: The Craft of Winemaking at Chateau Montelena24:31 A Journey Through the Vineyards: Replanting and Elevating Quality32:22 The Challenges and Triumphs of Winemaking: Fires and Integrity33:16 Exploring Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay from Oak Knoll33:53 The Evolution of Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay35:43 The Art and Science of Winemaking at Montelena38:49 Exploring the 2021 Vintage: A Deep Dive43:13 The Intricacies of Barrel Selection and Toasting51:15 Sustainability and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Montelena01:02:53 Looking Ahead: The Future of Chateau MontelenaThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 122: The Australian Ark - The Untold Story of Australian Wine with Andrew Caillard, MW
Mar 27 2024
Ep. 122: The Australian Ark - The Untold Story of Australian Wine with Andrew Caillard, MW
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, we were honored to host Andrew Caillard, a Master of Wine, who has recently completed "The Australian Ark." This three-volume history explores the evolution of Australian wine from 1788 to the present day, offering an unparalleled journey through the vineyards and stories that have defined Australian wine. "The Australian Ark" set is available for purchase with international shipping at AustralianArk.com.Host, Billy Galanko provides an overview of old vines before the main discussion, highlighting their importance in producing concentrated and nuanced wines. The conversation with Andrew spans critical moments in Australian wine history, from early challenges to innovations that have shaped the industry, including the role of old vines dating back to the 1840s.Reflecting on the future, Andrew emphasizes the Australian wine community's resilience and innovation. "The Australian Ark" is not just a book; it invites readers to delve into the rich tapestry of Australian wine, promising to ignite passion and interest in its global contributions. Whether you're deeply embedded in the wine world or newly curious, this episode enriches the understanding and appreciation of Australian wine's past, present, and future.Australian Ark Website - Learn More + PurchaseChapters:01:38 The Significance of Old Vines in Winemaking10:08 Unveiling the Australian Ark: A Magnum Opus on Wine History14:07 The Making of the Australian Ark: Challenges and Triumphs19:20 A Deep Dive into the Visuals and Formats of the Australian Ark22:38 Exploring the Rich Imagery and Multi-Faceted Stories Within the Australian Ark26:26 The Importance of Vineyards in the Narrative of Australian Wine26:52 Unveiling Australia's Wine Heritage: The Old Vine Chronicles29:03 The Battle Against Phylloxera: Australia's Quarantine Triumph32:55 From Convict Colony to Wine Country: A Brief History of Australian Wine38:19 The Evolution of Australian Wine: From Fortified to Fine43:57 Modern Innovations and the Future of Australian Wine54:10 Reflections and Insights: The Journey of Writing Australian Wine History57:25 Looking Ahead: The Resilience and Future of Australian Wine59:04 Wrapping Up: Insights on Australian Wine's Past, Present, and FutureThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 121: Tasting the Future - Jane Anson on Bordeaux's Evolution, Mentorship, and China's Wine Ascent
Mar 20 2024
Ep. 121: Tasting the Future - Jane Anson on Bordeaux's Evolution, Mentorship, and China's Wine Ascent
In this Episode of the Vint Podcast, Host Billy Galanko discusses Bordeaux soils and interviews Bordeaux author and expert Jane Anson. In her interview, Jane Anson discusses the Chinese wine industry, the Marselan grape, Chinese wine and food pairing, new varieties and sustainability efforts in Bordeaux, challenges in Bordeaux, and the future of Bordeaux. The conversation covers various topics related to Bordeaux wine, including challenges in vineyard management, review of vintages, EP prices, Bordeaux Mentor Week, and an upcoming project on Bordeaux maps.Chapters02:14 Exploring the Four Main Soil Types of Bordeaux09:47 Introducing Bordeaux Mentor Week 2024: A Unique Opportunity11:13 Jane Anson on the Rise of Chinese Wine and Marselan's Potential26:25 The Evolution of Bordeaux: Experimentation and Sustainability28:01 Challenges and Changes in the Bordeaux Wine Industry30:39 The French Farmer Protests: A Cultural Insight31:40 Exploring the Causes of Declining Wine Prices32:09 The Struggles of Bordeaux Wine Producers33:42 Economic Challenges and the Future of Bordeaux Wine36:17 The Impact of Climate on Recent Vintages38:36 Predictions and Recommendations for Wine Enthusiasts45:21 Introducing Bordeaux Mentor Week 202454:09 Closing Thoughts and Future ProjectsThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 120: The Sparkling Revolution - Gusbourne's Leadership in the English Wine Renaissance
Mar 13 2024
Ep. 120: The Sparkling Revolution - Gusbourne's Leadership in the English Wine Renaissance
In this episode of the Vint podcast, hosts Billy Galanko and Brady Weller interview Laura Rhys MS, Head of Wine, and Mary Bridges, Head Winemaker at Gusbourne Wines, a leading producer of English sparkling wine. The conversation dives into the history, challenges, and innovations of winemaking in England, emphasizing Gusbourne's commitment to quality and terroir expression. They discuss the evolution of the English wine industry, Gusbourne's diverse wine portfolio, and the reception of English sparkling wine in the global market, particularly in the U.S. The episode also touches on future directions for Gusbourne and the industry, including aging potential and experimental winemaking techniques. The guests invite listeners to explore Gusbourne's estate in Kent, promising an enlightening experience for wine enthusiasts. This engaging discussion offers a deep dive into the uniqueness of English sparkling wine through the lens of Gusbourne's expertise and passion.Gusbourne Overview:Gusbourne is an acclaimed producer of English sparkling wine, known for its commitment to quality and expression of terroir. Established in 2004 in Appledore, Kent, in the heart of the English countryside, Gusbourne has quickly risen to prominence for its exquisite range of sparkling wines that rival the best in the world, including those from Champagne. The estate meticulously tends to its vineyards, with a focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, the classic varietals used in traditional Champagne production. Their wines are celebrated for their complexity, precision, and elegance, reflecting the unique climate and soil conditions of the region. Time Stamps:00:41 Special Episode: Interview with Gusbourne's Team03:30 Diving into the History of English Wine07:46 The Evolution of English Sparkling Wine13:42 Gusbourne's Journey and Impact on English Sparkling Wine25:55 Exploring Gusbourne's Wine Portfolio and Vineyard Practices30:27 Exploring the Art of Vineyard Blending31:29 The Intricacies of Harvesting and Fermentation31:45 The Science Behind Sparkling Wine's Bubbles32:05 Climate's Impact on Harvest and Wine Characteristics33:43 The Craft of Selecting Yeasts and Aging Processes35:38 Exploring the Landscape of English Sparkling Wine37:04 The Evolution of Still Wine Production in England38:41 A Visitor's Guide to the Estate Experience41:49 Trends and Preferences in the UK Wine Scene43:48 Defining the Unique Style of English Sparkling Wine46:28 Personal Wine Preferences and Future Aspirations50:11 Innovations in Winemaking and Aging TechniquesThe Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 119: Innovation and Tradition at Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Mar 6 2024
Ep. 119: Innovation and Tradition at Champagne Billecart-Salmon
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Billy Galanko and Brady Weller interview Mathieu Roland-Billecart, the 7th generation leader of the prestigious Champagne house Billecart-Salmon, based in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France. Established in 1818 through the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, the house has been family-owned and operated for nearly two centuries, making it one of the oldest continuously family-owned champagne producers in the world. Billecart-Salmon is especially known for its Brut Rosé, which has gained international acclaim for its consistency and quality.Mathieu represents the latest in a long line of family members dedicated to upholding the house's tradition of excellence, while also embracing modern techniques and sustainability practices to ensure the future success and integrity of the brand. Under his leadership, the house continues to focus on producing high-quality champagnes that reflect the terroir of the Champagne region and the unique heritage of the Billecart-Salmon name.The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 118: Burghound Returns - Allen Meadows on Tradition, Terroir, and Tomorrow in Burgundy
Feb 28 2024
Ep. 118: Burghound Returns - Allen Meadows on Tradition, Terroir, and Tomorrow in Burgundy
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Billy Galanko and Brady Weller interview wine critic Allen Meadows, also known as Burghound, and discuss various topics related to Burgundy wine. He shares insights into the business side of wine criticism and the advantages of being an independent critic. Meadows also provides advice on buying Burgundy wines and explores the highlights of the 2022 vintage. Additionally, he reflects on the changing culture of Burgundy drinkers and the potential impact of rising prices on the market. The conversation with Allen Meadows covers various topics related to Burgundy wines. Meadows discusses the aging potential and changing quality of wines, highlighting the challenge of creating wines that can be enjoyed both when young and after several decades. He also emphasizes the importance of training sommeliers to appreciate older wines. The conversation explores the continued interest in Burgundy and the challenges of affordability for consumers. Meadows mentions his plans for revising his past books and working on a terroir series. He concludes by encouraging wine enthusiasts to explore the diverse range of wines available in Burgundy.Link to the Main Burghound WebsiteTakeawaysBeing an independent wine critic allows for unbiased reviews and the ability to say exactly what one thinks.When buying Burgundy wines, it is important to focus on the producer's competency and reputation.The 2022 vintage in Burgundy is considered a miracle vintage, with fresh, vibrant wines despite being the hottest and driest growing season on record.The culture of Burgundy drinkers is changing, and rising prices may require a reevaluation of the market to avoid becoming excessively elite. Creating wines with aging potential and consistent quality is a challenge for wineries.Training sommeliers to appreciate older wines is important for preserving the appreciation of well-aged wine.Interest in Burgundy wines remains strong, but affordability is becoming a challenge for many consumers.Allen Meadows plans to revise his past books and work on a terroir series to provide more in-depth information about Burgundy wines.Exploring the diverse range of wines in Burgundy can be a rewarding experience, and it is not necessary to spend a fortune to enjoy the region's offerings.The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 117: The Wine Economist - Mike Veseth’s Perspective on the Global Market
Feb 21 2024
Ep. 117: The Wine Economist - Mike Veseth’s Perspective on the Global Market
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko are joined by Mike Veseth, creator of The Wine Economist. As a Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound, his expertise spans the global wine markets, detailing how economics influence wine trends and consumer behaviors. Mike is an acclaimed author with works like "Wine Wars" (and Volume 2) and "Around the World in Eighty Wines," offering insightful analyses that blend economic rigor with a deep appreciation for wine's cultural and historical significance. Through The Wine Economist, he educates industry professionals and enthusiasts, making complex economic concepts accessible and relevant to the wider wine community. This episode is a look inside the wine world through a macro (and micro) economics lens, exploring the factors that drive wine pricing, demand, and the business of selling wine around the world. Pick up one of Mike's books wherever you can!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 116: Vinalia - Exceptional Lesser-Known Wines and the Stories Behind Them
Feb 14 2024
Ep. 116: Vinalia - Exceptional Lesser-Known Wines and the Stories Behind Them
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko chat with Bryce Wiatrak and Mary Collineau, co-founders of Vinalia, a bespoke wine retailer looking "to shed light on the people, regions, and traditions that make up the incredibly diverse world of wine today." Through curated selections of wines from around the world, and from regions that are, perhaps, underappreciated, by consumers in the US, Vinalia presents unique opportunities to explore hard-to-find producers, regions, and varieties from places like Canada, Romania, Hungary, and Macedonia.  You can access these wines through Vinalia's wine club, or by purchasing pre-set collections or individual bottles on their website. Bryce and Mary have an awesome vision for bringing unique wines and the stories of the people behind them to many more wine lovers!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 115: Wine Folly's Madeline Puckette and the Re-Thinking of Wine Education
Feb 7 2024
Ep. 115: Wine Folly's Madeline Puckette and the Re-Thinking of Wine Education
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko talk with Madeline Puckette, Co-Founder of Folly Enterprises, Chief Designer of Wine Folly, and Author of the bestselling wine book by the same name. Madeline has a unique ability to demystify the complexities of wine, making it accessible and enjoyable for both novices and aficionados alike.Her work through Wine Folly is particularly notable for its engaging, visual approach to wine education. The platform features a wealth of resources, including detailed wine guides, flavor profiles, and maps, all designed with Madeline's keen eye for clear, concise information presentation. Her innovative use of infographics and interactive content has revolutionized the way people learn about wine, earning her accolades and a loyal following around the globe.Her influence extends beyond her written work and online platform. She is a respected voice in the wine community, known for her insightful tasting notes, comprehensive wine reviews, and educational videos. Her passion for wine, combined with a commitment to education, has made her a pivotal figure in democratizing wine knowledge, ensuring that the joy and complexity of wine are accessible to everyone. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 114: Exploring the Legacy of Ridge Vineyards with Head Winemaker and COO, John Olney
Jan 31 2024
Ep. 114: Exploring the Legacy of Ridge Vineyards with Head Winemaker and COO, John Olney
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko host John Olney, the Head Winemaker and COO at Ridge. John has worked for this heralded California estate - founded in 1962 in the Santa Cruz Mountains - since 1996.  He studied oenology in Burgundy and held positions alongside renowned winemakers including Gérard Chave in the Rhône, Lucien Peyraud at Domaine Tempier and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. John started out at Ridge's flagship property, Monte Bello, and later oversaw the creation of perhaps the greatest wine in the United States, the "Monte Bello" Bordeaux blend, from those Santa Cruz vineyards. Then he moved over to Lytton Springs to work more with Zinfandel and helped to construct the beautiful facilities that now make the property a second home for the Ridge name. Appointed COO and Head Winemaker in 2021, John has etched his name in Ridge lore alongside his former boss and California winemaking legend, Paul Draper. John's vast knowledge is evident and he was exceedingly generous to share so much with us in this episode!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 113: Rajat Parr - Renowned Wine Renaissance Man - Returns to Discuss Viticulture, Travels to Spain, & More
Jan 24 2024
Ep. 113: Rajat Parr - Renowned Wine Renaissance Man - Returns to Discuss Viticulture, Travels to Spain, & More
In this episode of the Vint Podcast, Brady Weller and Billy Galanko are joined once again by Rajat "Raj" Parr, world-renowned sommelier, winemaker, author, and wine educator with over two decades of experience in the wine industry. With a reputation for having one of the most refined palates in the world, Raj has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including being named Best Sommelier in America by the James Beard Foundation and Wine & Spirits Magazine's Sommelier of the Year.In this episode, we check in on Raj as he works to continue building a sustainable ecosystem around Phelan Farm, his most recent project and the focus of much of his time and attention in the vineyard (and winery), including working with Palomino, a rarely-cultivated grape in California. He has imported barrels from San Lucar de Barrameda to mature his Palomino and even grows flor! We also hear from Raj about his recent travels to Spain and tasting with producers in Jerez, Galicia, and Ribera Sacra.As always, Raj is a wealth of knowledge and I n inspiration to folks across the industry who are deeply passionate about the craft of grape growing and winemaking. Check out Rajat's other projects, including Sandhi Wines, Domaine de la Cote, and Evening Land Vineyards.The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 112: Sommelier, Entrepreneur, and Los Angeles Wine Icon Matthew Kaner
Jan 17 2024
Ep. 112: Sommelier, Entrepreneur, and Los Angeles Wine Icon Matthew Kaner
In this episode of the Vint Podcast,  Brady and Billy interview Los Angeles wine guru Matthew Kaner. Matthew is a Sommelier, wine journalist, consultant, former producer and presenter on Somm TV, and restauranteur, opening some of the most beloved wine establishments in the Los Angeles area. Our conversation spans Matthew's background, vintage wine, and wine trends, with many fascinating stories peppered throughout the episode.   Link to Matthew's wine writing in Men's Journal: https://www.mensjournal.com/wine/author/matthew-kanerFor more information on wine and spirits investing with Vint, please contact us anytime at brady@vint.co or billy@vint.co. The Vint Podcast is brought to you by the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 111: V is for Vino's Vince Anter on Wine Travels & Under-Appreciated Wine Regions
Jan 10 2024
Ep. 111: V is for Vino's Vince Anter on Wine Travels & Under-Appreciated Wine Regions
In this episode of the Vint Podcast,  Brady and Billy catch up with past guest Vince Anter, the producer and host of V is for Vino, the fast-growing web show for wine and spirits education, travel, and food experiences. Vince is a Certified Sommelier and musician with a passion for making great food and wine content accessible for more people. The most recent season of his flagship regional travel/wine series recently kicked off with a visit to Chile... His content is available for free on the V is for Vino website, and we are excited to have him on for a third time as a friend of the pod!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!
Ep. 110: Wine Trends to Watch in 2024
Jan 3 2024
Ep. 110: Wine Trends to Watch in 2024
In this episode of the Vint Podcast,  Billy Galanko and Brady Weller give their thoughts and opinions on two articles detailing wine industry trends to watch in 2024. Lists published by SevenFifty and Benson Marketing Group set the stage and are great reads if you're looking for insight into what's on the minds of wine professionals, and potentially consumers, this year.  Happy New Year!The Vint Podcast is a production of the Vint Marketplace, your source for the highest quality stock of fine wines and rare whiskies. Visit www.vintmarketplace.com. Cheers!Past Guests Include: William Kelley, Peter Liem, Eric Asimov, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat "Raj" Parr, Erik Segelbaum, André Hueston Mack, Emily Saladino, Konstantin Baum, Landon Patterson, Heather Wibbels, Carlton "CJ" Fowler, Boris Guillome, Christopher Walkey, Danny Jassy, Kristy Wenz, Dan Petroski, Buster Scher, Andrew Nelson, Jane Anson, Tim Irwin, Matt Murphy, Allen Meadows, Altan Insights, Tim Gaiser, Vince Anter, Joel Peterson, Megan O'Connor, Adam Lapierre, Jason Haas, Ken Freeman, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Skyler Weekes, Mary Gorman McAdams, Nick King, Bartholomew Broadbent, Nick Jackson, Dillon Sykes, Mark Bell, David Keck, John Szabo, Channing Frye, Jay Hack, Julia Harding, Austin Hope, Michael Minnillo, Jermaine Stone, Jim Madsen, Santiago Archaval, Tom Smith, Sebastian Lowa, Matthew Crafton, Tony Parker, Andrew Caillard, Mike Veseth, Madeline Puckette, John Olney, Matthew Kaner, Amelia Singer, Chess Martin, and more!