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Kevin Ecock talks wine, explores wine, and tastes wine with experts from across the world of wine. This is the Wine Pod.

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Kevin Ecock talks wine, explores wine, and tastes wine with experts from across the world of wine. This is the Wine Pod.

    Jim Collins Vice President of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo

    Jim Collins Vice President of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo

    Listen here to Jim Collins - VP of Vineyard Management at E&J Gallo. This is Episode 2 of our 6 part mini series looking at the premium and super premium wines of E&J Gallo in California. What a brilliant episode where another great story really does lie behind the greatest wine labels in California.

    • 29 min
    a Podcast with Beth Liston of Dark Horse

    a Podcast with Beth Liston of Dark Horse

    Welcome to the first podcast in our 6 part mini series of premium and super permium wines in the  E&J Gallo portfolio. These wines are brilliant.

    • 30 min
    Bodega Tandem: Brilliance in Navarra

    Bodega Tandem: Brilliance in Navarra

    The astute among you will recognise that I have already recorded a podcast interview wIth José María Fraile of Bodega Tandem. That was at an O'Brien's Wines Fair held at Dublin Castle back in Dec 2019. You can listen to it HERE. I just did. Not bad. Not bad at all!

    What was missing, however, was Jose's partner in business and winemaker at Tandem, the very gifted Alicia Eyaralar. Well, here they are together in our new podcast and here they are together at the winery:

    I am a complete fan of the wines of Navarra in Northern Spain. The region offers a uniquely diverse collection of grape types and a great understanding of how to blend from both new and old vines. Then there's the great differences across the region in terms of climate, geology and geographies. 
    Then there's Tandem! This is a super modern winery bringing grapes in from ancient mountainsides. The team at Tandem does as as little as possible as these grapes are transformed into bottled wines. The result is a collection of finely crafted beauties. Listen in and find out why, and how, Tandem goes about its craft.
    Enjoy.    
    The wines of Bodega Tandem are imported to Ireland by O'Briens Wines.

    • 42 min
    WineOnline.ie : A podcast with Will Mullin

    WineOnline.ie : A podcast with Will Mullin

    When WineOnline.ie was launched back in 1999 it was a groundbreaker. The first of its kind always is!

    There are loads of online wine stores out there now. These weren't there when Anne Mullin and Gerry Fitzsimons developed WineOnline.ie. Indeed it was unthought at the time that their creation would one day be in competition with not just these but also a wide variety of bricks and mortar retailers also. 

    It is testament to how brilliant WineOnline.ie is that it has not only held its own against allcomers but has also constantly redeveloped itself, time and again, to suit an ever changing winescape. Online events. Off line events. Hampers. Spirits. Gifts. Special Offer cases of wine and more. Much more.
    In this podcast we explore the world of WineOnline.ie with Will Mullin. What goes on behind the scenes? Where has WineOnline.ie come from? Indeed, where has Will Mullin come from and where do their wines come from .  .  . !

    This is entertaining, informative and really, really interesting. Enjoy. 

    • 30 min
    PradoRey: Ribero del Duero Excellence

    PradoRey: Ribero del Duero Excellence

    In this podcast we chat with Fernando Rodríguez de Rivera, of the fabulous Bodegas PradoRey farm and vineyard in Ribero del Duero.

    PradoRey (Kings Meadow) is the largest estate in the north of Spain - 7km stretch of the Duero river; 520 hectares of vineyard; a hydroelectric dam that dates back to 1858; a dairy farm with 800 Friesian cows; a flock of 1800 Churra sheep; a 3hectare solar panel farm; a 17th century 18 room palace for tourist accomodation and a 16th century chapel. This is mega.
    The wines are equally impressive!  

    Ribero del Duero is a fascinating wine producing region. It is high - vineyards might be 1000m asl!
    This gives the region harsh and tough winters but also spectacular diurnal shifts during the warm summers. And these are Good! The local Tempranillo grape has a small berry and is referred to as Tinto Fino. 90% of the DO is planted to this grape. The resulting wines are big, bold, age worthy and distinctly food friendly.
    PradoRey  is imported to Ireland by Classic Drinks.

    • 29 min
    Nicolò and Matteo Luxardo: 200 Years of Excellence

    Nicolò and Matteo Luxardo: 200 Years of Excellence

    LUXARDO is a name that I have always associated with beautifully crafted spirits of the highest quality. 

     
    The family has just celebrated its 200th anniversary of being in business. We are honoured to have been joined in this podcast by the Luxardo cousins, Nicolò and Matteo.
     
    The family history is peppered with difficulty and war torn strife. There can be very few companies that have had to see their entire operation completely destroyed by war - then, with extraordinary determination succesfully rebuilt, brick by brick and cherry tree by cherry tree.
    Original Maraschino Cherries are mouth wateringly exceptional. It's a taste that is impossible to forget. The LUXARDO MARASCA cherry is a unique cultivar grown across the north East of Italy. Each tree is overseen by the Luxardo's. 
    The Luxardo range is fleshed out by brilliant products such as Limoncello, Sambuca, Triple Sec, Gin and others. None disappoint. Cocktails just aren't the same without a Luxardo present. Have a look at the Luxardo 200th to see cocktails in action!
    Luxardo advert from 1828

    • 27 min

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