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The best fledgling podcast concerning the co-ferment of people and place; about wine (and other drinks). Here, we take deep dives, via casual conversations, into the infinitely fascinating world of fermentative beverages, such as wine (and other drinks)...

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Fermenting Place Fermenting Place [podcast]

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    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

The best fledgling podcast concerning the co-ferment of people and place; about wine (and other drinks). Here, we take deep dives, via casual conversations, into the infinitely fascinating world of fermentative beverages, such as wine (and other drinks)...

Enjoy, comment, like, share, and subscribe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fermenting-place/support

    Episode Twenty-Eight - Mike & Claudia Weersing [Pyramid Valley Vineyards]

    Episode Twenty-Eight - Mike & Claudia Weersing [Pyramid Valley Vineyards]

    My guests for this very special Episode Twenty-Eight of the Fermenting Place [podcast] are Mike and Claudia Weersing (formerly) of Pyramid Valley Vineyards, Waikari, New Zealand. This stellar couple established Pyramid Valley in 2000, and sold in 2018. Tragically, Mike passed away last year, in 2020. I found this recording of my conversation with Mike and Claudia while digging through old folders and files on my computer, just a few weeks ago. I listened to the interview in full, and it remains one of the most treasured interviews I've ever done. 

    This interview was never intended for broadcast - so the audio isn't as sharp as usual (apologies). The interview was originally turned into a two-part feature on my former website, The Wine Idealist, as The Empyrean (Part One), and Transcendence (Part Two). These two stories were recently turned into a published article for Organic Winegrowers New Zealand 'Organic Matters' magazine (Autumn 2021). As you will hear, both Mike and Claudia are in fine form, articulating their thoughts and ideas around wine and wine-growing. I thought it was important to let the world hear it. 

    In Episode Twenty-Eight, Mike, Claudia, and I discuss...


    The Search for Pyramid Valley
    Liquid Geography
    Rock Explosions
    The Affinity between Grape and Ground
    Wine-growing in the Old and New World
    A Brief History of Burgundy
    Biodynamics
    And Much More...

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    Connect:

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode Twenty-Seven - Shane Casey [Brix Distillers, Sydney]

    Episode Twenty-Seven - Shane Casey [Brix Distillers, Sydney]

    My guest for Episode Twenty-Seven of the Fermenting Place [podcast] is Shane Casey, head distiller at Brix Distillers, Sydney. Hailing from the Hawkesbury, with a background in engineering, Shane moved to the city back in 2014 to pursue a career in distilling. He now heads up a small team of urban distillers located amongst the steep streets of Surry Hills, in the heart of the city.

    In Episode Twenty-Seven, Shane and I discuss...


    Rum
    How the Culture Often Comes Before the Product
    The Process of Rum Making in the City
    Fascinations with Flavour
    Agricole within an Urban Framework
    And much more.

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    Connect:

    - Shane Casey - @brixdistillers / www.brixdistillers.com

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode Twenty-Six - Michael Glover [Mammoth Wines]

    Episode Twenty-Six - Michael Glover [Mammoth Wines]

    My guest for Episode Twenty-Six of the Fermenting Place [podcast] is Michael Glover - a candid observer and orator of wine, sage and winemaker at Mammoth Wines from Nelson, New Zealand.

    Michael is one of the wine world's more impassioned defenders of the art of wine; the romance, the mystery, the history, and the culture that wine embodies. Fascinated, Michael's life in wine has been an endless quest to understand, capture, capture, express and articulate notions of quality as it relates to the place of wine; dismissing the static, embracing the dynamic; contributing to its eternal evolution.

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    In Episode Twenty-Six, Michael and I discuss...


    Time
    The Search for Quality
    Moving Beyond the Dark Side
    The Battle Between Wine and Beverage
    Natural Wine
    Glory, Greatness, and the Temple of Terroir
    Much More

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    Connect:

    - Michael Glover - @mammoth_wine / www.mammothwines.com.au

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode Twenty-Five - Andrew Guard [Andrew Guard Wine Imports]

    Episode Twenty-Five - Andrew Guard [Andrew Guard Wine Imports]

    My guest for Episode Twenty-Five of the Fermenting Place [podcast] is wine merchant, Andrew Guard - aka The Guardfather of fine European wine imports into Australia. Andrew is the man who helps bring the good wine to the good times, with so many sought-after labels, featuring names like Foillard, Métras, Overnoy, Ganevat, and more... The fineness of his portfolio matches the finesse of his palate. Amiable, astute, and articulate in equal measure, Andrew is the gentleman wine merchant, and it was such a pleasure to be able to sit down with him, again, in person, and talk about the many lives he has lead within the unique world of wine.

    In Episode Twenty-Five, Andrew and I discus...


    Adventures on the Wine Route with the Wild Bunch
    Being Mentored by Legends
    Sharing Great Wines
    Engaging with the Place of Wine
    Taking Tasting Notes
    Essential Company and Ambience
    And Much More

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    Connect:

    - Andrew Guard - @aguard / www.andrewguard.com.au

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    Thanks for listening... x


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode Twenty-Four - Lachlan McIntyre & Robert Sowter [Lantana Gin]

    Episode Twenty-Four - Lachlan McIntyre & Robert Sowter [Lantana Gin]

    My guests for Episode Twenty-Four of the Fermenting Place [podcast] are mates, Lachlan McIntyre and Robert Sowter of Lantana Gin - a small-batch, boutique distillery based in Redridge, Queensland. They make seasonal gin from freshly cut sugar cane, and that most perniciously and prettiest of invasive plant species, Lantana.

    In Episode Twenty-Four, Lachlan, Robert and I discuss...


    Emplacing Friendship
    Redridge, QLD
    Drinking the Problem
    Growing Ground Up Support
    Building a Still and Making Spirit From Scratch
    Simplicity from Complexity
    And Much More...

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    Connect:

    - Lantana Gin - @lantanagin / www.lantanagin.com.au

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    Thanks for listening... x


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode Twenty-Three - Bruce and Chris Tyrrell [Tyrrell's Wines - Hunter Valley]

    Episode Twenty-Three - Bruce and Chris Tyrrell [Tyrrell's Wines - Hunter Valley]

    My guests for Episode Twenty-Three of the Fermenting Place [podcast] are father and son winegrowers, Bruce and Chris Tyrrell of Tyrrell's Wines, in the Hunter Valley. Their family are pioneers of wine-growing in Australia, they are custodians of some of the best vineyard sites in the Hunter Valley, and their last name appears of some of the greatest wines ever made.

    In Episode Twenty-Three, Bruce, Chris and I discuss...


    Audio Levels
    The Rolling Stones
    Drought, Rain, and Weather Cycles
    The Provenance of Great Vineyards
    Family History and Heritage
    Semillon and Shiraz
    So Much More...

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    Connect:

    - Tyrrell's Wines - @tyrrellswines / www.tyrrells.com.au

    - Fermenting Place - @fermentingplace / fermentingplace.com

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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jkraken8 ,

Great podcast

Top content and guests covering a wide range of topics. Daniel makes for some good listening.

ScottK251 ,

Pure pleasure

Freewheeling, unpretentious, personable, and in depth. A very enjoyable podcast covering a broad range of drink related topics.

timbovin0 ,

Fascinating content & back stories

Thoroughly enjoyable podcast exploring importance of place across diverse range of wine, craft beer and other producers. Keep up the great work Daniel! Cheers

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