15 episódios

The Stories Behind Wine podcast series features the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. Produced by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s premier wine school and a WSET and Riedel Global Wine Educator of the Year.

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The Stories Behind Wine podcast series features the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. Produced by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s premier wine school and a WSET and Riedel Global Wine Educator of the Year.

    Episode 15 - Paul Mabray - Wine Industry's Digital Godfather

    Episode 15 - Paul Mabray - Wine Industry's Digital Godfather

    In Episode 15, we sit down with Paul Mabray, the digital godfather to the wine industry.  We discuss his career and metamorphosis from young beer salesman to one of the leading proponents of the transformation of the wine industry from one that has historically been technology adverse to an industry that needs to embrace the power of digital and social marketing and new routes to the consumer.

    • 41 min
    Episode 14 - Dr. Paulo Lopes - Myths and Truths of Cork

    Episode 14 - Dr. Paulo Lopes - Myths and Truths of Cork

    In Episode 14, we sit down with Dr. Paulo Lopes, a Portugues scientist and one the foremost experts on cork closures. We explore his journey from being a forest engineer to studying with some of the most influential wine minds at the University of Bordeaux, leading to his Masters and Ph.D. He has conducted some groundbreaking research that has dispelled some of the myths and long-held beliefs of the role of corks in the aging of wine.

    • 37 min
    Episode 13 – Dan Dawson, Recovering Wine Shop Owner

    Episode 13 – Dan Dawson, Recovering Wine Shop Owner

    In episode 13 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine we speak to recovering wine shop owner, founder of Dawson Wine Advisors, and Napa native Dan Dawson. Dan's story starts with waiting tables, traveling to the midwest to sell Vouvray, to becoming the French Laundry's first sommelier, and founding Napa's most respected wine shops, and ultimately abandoning retail to stake his claim in the digital wine recommendation space. 

























    Daniel Dawson: Wine Critic, Founder,President of Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor

    • 41 min
    Episode 12 – Lisa Strid, Winemaker

    Episode 12 – Lisa Strid, Winemaker

    In episode 12 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine we speak to winemakerLisa Strid. How did Lisa Strid, a Wyoming native, go from working for a wine industry behemoth to making wine in the high desert of Arizona? Find out on our next Stories Behind Wine podcast as we take you to one of America’s unexpected wine regions.

    • 40 min
    Episode 11 – Cathy Corison, Winemaker

    Episode 11 – Cathy Corison, Winemaker

    In episode 11 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine we speak to Cathy Corison. Cathy is the owner of Corison Winery in St. Helena, California. An alum of Freemark Abbey, Robert Sinskey, and Chappellet, she’s made wine under her eponymous label since 1987. Critic Eric Asimov of the NYT has written, “Corison is one of the greatest producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley today,” and she’s been named a “Winemaker of the Year” by San Francisco Chronicle. She talks to us about what it was like being one of the first female winemakers in Napa in the late 1970s, and her impressions of how the industry has evolved in the last 40 years.























    Cathy Corison

    • 31 min
    Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

    Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

    In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe-trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated wine business and about her family’s rich history and how they transform the ancient indigenous Vespaiola grape variety into some of the most revered sweet wines in Italy.



    Check out Angela's family estate in Breganze, Italy

    • 1h

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