Cru, a weekly long-form wine industry podcast where we chat with the legends & disruptors behind your favorite wine brands. Hosted by Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, sommelier & marketer, Chappy Cottrell. Guests include Raj Parr, Steve Matthiasson, Esther Mobley, Francoise Peschon, Andre Mack, Marissa Ross, Amanda McCrossin, Brian McClintic, and many more.
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How to Visually Tell Your Story with Heather Daenitz
There are only a handful of incredible photographers in the California wine industry that I consider to be top notch, and Heather is one of them. She’s going to give us some very useful strategies and tactics when it comes to visually telling our stories in an authentic manner, how to take your own gorgeous photos when you can’t hire pros like her, and some fantastic resources to use as a constant reference.
Chatting All Things Chillable Red Wines with Kathryn and Tug Coker
Kathryn & Tug Coker run Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica, California and produce The Long Finish wine podcast. We put together a collaborative, co-published podcast episode chatting about chillable red wine and drinking 2019 Las Jaras Glou Glou.
Sculpting a Truly Coastal Wine with Rachel Martin & Marbue Mark
Rachel Martin is the owner and founder and Marbue Mark is the winemaker of Oceano Wines, producing cool climate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from the Spanish Springs Vineyard in San Luis Obisbo, California.
Re-imagining the Path from Grapes to Glass with Brian Smith
Winc is a unique winery in that they make over 100 individual SKUs of wine from around the country at a range of price points. On top of that, their direct-to-consumer first model and mass utilization of Digital marketing mixed with a heavy dose of customer feedback has enabled them to continue to craft wines that their audience is looking for.
Carey Vanderborg Interviews Cru Host, Chappy Cottrell
This is a bonus episode of sorts. Recently I sat down with Carey Vanderborg @careydrewsomm on Instagram Live to turn the tables and interview me, Chappy! For those who don't know Carey he is a sommelier at Press Restaurant in St. Helena, California. In this down time he's started interviewing some of the top talent in Napa Valley Kellie White, Chris Phelps, Carlton McCoy, and many more. He's going live at 5pm each week day on Instagram.
Exploring the Crossroads of Farming & Winemaking with Natalie Bath
In 2014, Natalie joined the Winemaking team fulltime as a cellar hand at Rudd Estate and became the oenologist in 2016. An opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, allowing Natalie to travel overseas to work harvest at Château Pétrus in 2016. Coming back from her travels refreshed and rejuvenated, Natalie became the Assistant Winemaker in 2017 at Rudd Estate, and the following year the lead Winemaker for Crossroads.
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Approachable, informative and just plain interesting!
I have listened to many many wine podcasts and it can be difficult to make something that is so tactile come to life in a podcast. It is actually practical and works for those of us that are passionate about wine, want to learn more, toying with taking their interest to the next level but don’t necessarily want to work in the restaurant industry. This podcast really does it all- please continue producing this!
Best wine podcast available! 🍾
I love listening to the Cru Podcast and learning from influential people in the industry. It's truly helped me to learn more about wine and to focus my goals for my career in the industry. Keep up the good work! 😊🍾🍷🎧