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Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each episode of Inside Winemaking features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the growing grapes and making wine.

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane Jim Duane: Winemaker, Grape-grower, and Wine Educator

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Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each episode of Inside Winemaking features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the growing grapes and making wine.

    Frank Renaldi - WinemakingInstructions.com

    Frank Renaldi - WinemakingInstructions.com

    This episode features Frank Renaldi who is a winemaker and winemaking instructor. In a joint venture with Musto Wine Grape Company in Hartford, Connecticut Frank has created a comprehensive set of tutorial videos that are geared towards home winemakers, yet contain a high level of technical enology so as to be useful for commercial wineries as well.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Michael Terrien - Winemaker and Maine Wild Blueberries

    Michael Terrien - Winemaker and Maine Wild Blueberries

    This episode features winemaker Michael Terrien. Michael is on a roadshow to promote the new Adventures excursion opportunities from Obsidian Wine Co. Michael has his hands in many projects from California Pinot noir to Maine wild blueberry sparkling wine and the portfolio of estate wines from Obsidian Ridge in Lake County, CA. I had a great conversation with Michael ranging from the details of making blueberry wine, the partnership that is Obsidian, dynamic pricing for his brand, Becheur, and his uncanny faith in a wine’s capacity to take care of itself.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Obsidian Wine Co
    Rosé for the Bay
    Terrien Wines
    Kadar Cooperage
    Bluet - Maine wild blueberry sparkling wine
    Becheur - Wines with Dynamic Pricing
    US Grant - Santa Cruz Pinot noir
    Hanzell Vineyards
    This podcast is brought you by Wine Compliance Alliance. Winery compliance. Bring it up to winery owners or their staff and you get either a completely blank look or a grimace of some sort. In other words winery compliance is a topic that is either very unfamiliar or very disliked. Or both! But yet, every winery is required to do it and can suffer serious consequences if they don't.
    Wine Compliance Alliance focuses on providing wineries with solutions to both of these areas of issue. If a winery has little familiarity with their compliance requirements our office can provide training assistance to get them up to speed to be able to manage it themselves. If a winery would prefer instead to have their files managed for them we’ve got you covered there too.
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    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com
    if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Laura Diaz Munoz - Ehlers Estate

    Laura Diaz Munoz - Ehlers Estate

    This episode features Ehlers Estate Winemaker, Laura Diaz Munoz. Laura and I talk about her winemaking roots in Spain, her work around the globe, the singular focus of estate winemaking, organic farming, and growing the Bordelais varietals up-valley in Napa.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jeff Murrell - VinSci SRX Smoke Taint Remediation

    Jeff Murrell - VinSci SRX Smoke Taint Remediation

    This episode features Jeff Murrell and the smoke-taint removal technology that he has developed. Jeff is a chemist, who works at StaVin and also runs a wine analytical lab, VinSci. It is within VinSci that Jeff is offering the rental of his equipment, SRx, to process smoke-tainted wines. As of March 2021, this is a very new tool for winemakers. Jeff and I talk about his technical background, the way he thinks about the compounds causing the negative aftertastes of tainted wines, the development of the SRx column, and his thoughts on the abilities and limits of the current technology. At this point in time, Jeff is having interested winemakers bring their wines in for an on-the-spot trial and tasting.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    VinSci Analytical Laboratory
    StaVin
     
     Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com
    if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
    The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Philip Corallo-Titus - Chappellet

    Philip Corallo-Titus - Chappellet

    This episode features Philip Corallo-Titus who is the Winemaker at Chappellet a position he has held since 1990. He also serves as Director of Winemaking at his family’s winery Titus Vineyards, which he now runs with his brother. We talked about old school Chappellet, Chenin blanc, managing mountain tannins, winery design, and the new Titus Winery.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Chappellet - Napa, CA
    Titus Vineyards - Napa, CA
    This podcast is brought you by Total Wine. Fling into spring at Total Wine & More, where fresh flavors are in full bloom. We’re talking Rieslings and rainboots, bubbly and brunch, or Pinot on the porch, anyone? No matter what’s on your table, we have the wine—and the savings—to go with your menu.
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    if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Erica Stancliff - Trombetta Family Wines

    Erica Stancliff - Trombetta Family Wines

    This episode features winemaker Erica Stancliff, who has many roles in Sonoma including making wine for Trombetta, her family’s winery, consulting for a handful of client wineries, and advocacy work with the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance. This is a great conversation that ranged from highly technical enology from Erica’s stint working for Enartis Vinquiry to her current winemaking roles hands-on with small wineries.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Trombetta Family Wines, Sonoma California
    Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance
     
    This podcast is brought you by Black Dog Consulting.
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    This is a novel approach to wine consulting in the continental United States. You can reach them via email bdwineconsulting@gmail.com
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    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com
    if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com
    if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
    The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes
    And Stitcher Radio Too

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

Mui beanu ,

Favourite

Im a Viticuturist and wine maker in New Zealand, I listen to alot of wine podcasts. This is my favourite, Thanks Jim

MattB4SBB ,

A must-subscribe show!

This is a great show! Thank you for putting up this show. All the episodes are extremely helpful and useful!

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Leigh Meyering Inspires

Hi, just listened to Leigh’s interview, I found it inspiring for her openness, humility and vulnerability when talking about her plight in enology. Great insights for a beginner like me.

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