A podcast about wine, wine culture and wine people. Every episode a different guest from the wine industry joins host James Scarcebrook (aka The Intrepid Wino) to share their backgrounds, their influences, and their philosophies on wine. Nothing too technical, just a casual chat between a few people who happen to work with wine. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the new episode as soon as it is available, and please rate review and share! Visit James at http://intrepidwino.com and feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube on @IntrepidWino. Let me know who you would like to hear from! Support the podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thevincast
Gary Walsh from The Wine Front
Born in England, Gary Walsh moved to Australia with his family and after completing his studies moved back to the United Kingdom. Working in London in the IT industry, he discovered a love of wine and an interest in discussing it. Once back in Australia he launched his own wine review site before joining forces with Campbell Mattinson and launching The Wine Front. This website was ahead of its time in providing content behind a paywall, and it has become one of the most active and visited wine websites in the country. He joined me in September of 2020 to chat about his story.
Giuseppe Russo from Girolamo Russo Wines
Growing up, Giuseppe Russo didn't have much interest in the vineyards his farther and grandfather lovingly tended on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, particularly as the wine they made in the cellar under their house was being sold as bulk wine. He followed his passion for music, studying in nearby Catania then nurturing young musicians as a teacher, the same way his father Girolamo tended the family vines. When Giuseppe's father passed away suddenly he made the decision to honour him by not only taking over the family contrade, but also starting his own project, naming the label after Girolamo. Initially working closely with neighbouring farmers who knew these soils and vines intimately, and with recent arrivals in the region like Frank Cornelisson and Andrea Franchetti, in the last fifteen years Giuseppe has become one of the regions most celebrated wine producers.
James Audas from Lo-Fi Wines and A.R.C. Wines
When James Audas became part of the sommelier team at Noma (one of the top restaurants in the world) it caused a bit of a stir back home in Australia, particularly as he was then only 24 years old. In fact he had already earned his stripes working for Tetsuya Wakuda both in Sydney and Singapore, before taking a position at Black by Ezard. Upon returning home from Denmark he launched an imports company with fellow sommelier Tom Sheer named Lo-Fi Wines, that tapped into a small but growing market for low-intervention wines. In the years since they have grown the business to include both Australian and imported wines, as well as their own range called Das Juice. James and his family now live in Gippsland where they are behind their own project called A.R.C. Wines.
David Bicknell from Oakridge Wines
Though not born in Australia, Dave Bicknells family most certainly embraced their Australian life when they brought him here as a child. He is a self-professed lover of a good time, so after initially starting a career as an EMT it's perhaps unsurprising that he ended up working in the wine industry. Formative years as a winemaker working with Steve Webber at De Bortoli clearly had a lasting impact, as he has been Yarra Valley based since then, for most of it as the Chief Winemaker at Oakridge based in Coldstream.
Fred Pizzini from Pizzini Wines
For the past 30 years the Pizzini family have been at the forefront of Italian grape variety based wines, not only in the King Valley where they are based, but for the whole country. Working with respected viticulturist Mark Walpole and Tuscan consultant Alberto Antonini, they established a stronghold and pedigree for varieties like sangiovese and nebbiolo. Much of the success of Pizzini Wines is owed to Fred Pizzini, who not only converted the family property to viticulture, but also saw the potential of embracing his Italian heritage by planting then unknown and untested varieties. They are today considered not only one of the largest but also most experienced producers of wines made from Italian varieties, now made by Fred's son Joel.
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Hey I’m Jake, 28 years old from Sydney, Australia. I have loved wine for many years due to my Maltese family having it a staple with meals, though only the last 2 months have I started to dive into the rabbit hole of wine to try and understand more. Definitely one of the more enjoyable and real speaking podcasts I have found available. Appreciate the insight and discussions raised with your guests throughout the episodes! Looking forward to more! Maybe an episode with simple tips for how young people that are newly interested could start to learn more? Cheers!
Brilliant for any wine obsessed person
Love this podcast. Very informative and gives you a chance to really get to know the producers and their stories. Something I’ve always been curious about. James does a great job of questioning and always very thoughtful approach. Thanks for the great content!
Timeless backstories for wine enthusiasts
Superb podcast by James. Timeless quality with fascinating insights into wine makers, their journey and introduction to wine. As a wine enthusiast, I love hearing the back stories and have all’s most listened to them all. A must during this lockdown and a perfect tonic for any wine lover/ enthusiast/ collector. Thank you James. Bring on some more! Cheers