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    Ep 411: Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

    Ep 411: Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

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    Covering a cognac producer in depth for the first time on the podcast, Frapin cellar master Patrice Piveteau gives an orientation to the 750 year history of Frapin and takes us through the process of cognac production in the region. We of course try two cognacs from their range and Patrice expertly describes the emotion behind the evolution and sensory experience of each. Touching also on the use of cognac in cocktails, and for food pairings, which has helped keep the category relevant and a favourite of bartenders and sommeliers around the world.
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Cognac production
    Adaptation in the face of change
    The Cognac Frapin philosophy and range
    Cognac Tasting
    Future cognac drinkers
    Communication
    Looking ahead
     
    Cognacs tasted:
    VSOP Grande Champagne
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/VSOP+Grande+Champagne
    Château Fontpinot X.O. Grande Champagne
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Frapin+Cognac/Ch%C3%A2teau+Fontpinot+X.O.+Grande+Champagne
     
    Guest website: https://www.cognac-frapin.com/en/
     
    Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk
     
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    Intro and outro music
    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Guest: Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin
    Date recorded: 19 April 2020
     
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    Ep 410: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

    Ep 410: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

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    Steve Smith MW holds one of the most prestigious wine qualifications in the world. A discussion that charts his early career and place at the forefront of some of the most iconic New Zealand wine brands in the world, including Villa Maria and Craggy Range. Before we go in depth into his current twin projects Smith & Sheth and Pyramid Valley. A timely reminder of the diversity of the region and a deep dive into how modern, high end New Zealand winemaking is inextricably linked to its past while creating its future. 
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Mentorship and academia
    Villa Maria
    The MW journey and advice
    Craggy Range
    Smith and Sheth, Natural M.A.D.E
     
    Wines tasted:
    Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Wairau+Sauvignon+Blanc/2019
    Cru Omahu Cantera 2017
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Smith+and+Sheth/Cru+Omahu+Cantera
     
    Guest website: https://www.smithandsheth.com/
    https://www.pyramidvalley.co.nz/
    Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk
     
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    Intro and outro music
    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Guest: Steve Smith MW, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley
    Date recorded: 16 April 2020
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 409: Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

    Ep 409: Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

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    Laurent provides the most in depth coverage I’ve ever given to the Beaujolais region. Starting first with his own origins and reflections on different experiences in winemaking, before taking us on a virtual tour of the region via its cru and terroir. He covers the gamay grape that has made its home in the region and talks market value over time. Before taking us on a tour of the Henry Fessy cellar and into the glass with two cru Beaujolais he chose from their range, the Régnié 2016 and the Brouilly 2017. If you’ve ever wanted a private tour of Beaujolais, its terroir and winemaking culture this is the episode for you. 
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Winemaking on a different scale
    A tour of the Crus terroir
    Gamay grapes
    Changing winemaking styles in Beaujolais over time
    Henry Fessy deep dive
    Wine tasting
    Looking ahead
     
    Wines tasted:
    Château des Reyssiers Régnié 2016
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Ch%C3%A2teau+des+Reyssiers+R%C3%A9gni%C3%A9/2016
    Brouilly 2017
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Henry+Fessy/Brouilly/2017
     
    Guest website: https://www.henryfessy.com/en/
    Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk
     
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    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Guest: Laurent Chevalier, Henry Fessy
    Date recorded: 18 April 2020
     
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    • 58 min
    Ep 408: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

    Ep 408: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

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    Cristina Mariana-May tells us the history of the founding of Banfi Wines in New York, before taking us on a virtual tour of Montalcino and the Estate known as Castello Banfi. Here, the wines are only part of the story, with only a third of the property planted in vines and the single contiguous property a site of study, exploration, collaboration, as well as beauty. She then leads a tasting of two Castello Banfi wines, a 2018 Vermentino and the outstanding 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. A highly engaging way to escape to Italy at this challenging time through her wines and culture. Enjoy!
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Italy to New York and back to Montalcino
    Adjustments in the wake of COVID19
    Virtual tour of Castello Banfi and subsoil
    Wines tasted:
    La Pettegola Vermentino IGT Toscana 2018
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/La+Pettegola+Vermentino/2018
    Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
    Tech sheet:
    https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Castello+Banfi/Brunello+Di+Montalcino/2015
    Looking ahead
    Guest website: https://castellobanfi.com/en/
    Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk
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    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Guest: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi
    Date recorded: 17 April 2020
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    Ep 407: Will Oatley and Richard Nunn, Louis Latour Agencies, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

    Ep 407: Will Oatley and Richard Nunn, Louis Latour Agencies, Louis Latour Agencies 30th Anniversary Series

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    Will Oatley and Richard Nunn take us on a virtual tour of the company to kick off this 30th anniversary series. The series itself represents their commitment to shorten the distance between their customers and producers during this time. They unpick the foundations of this business and give insight into its longevity. Before going straight into a tasting of two wines chosen by the pair that potentially offer a look into the past and present of the company. Finishing with a look ahead to how the current crisis might change things forever in their business.
    Episode outline:
    Richard (first) and Will (second) origin stories
    Career Progression in the wine industry
    Louis Latour Agencies overview
    Media and technology over 30 years
    Adaptation and looking ahead
    Wines tasted:
    McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/McHenry+Hohnen/Hazel's+Vineyard+Chardonnay/2014
    Louis Latour Ardèche Chardonnay 2017
    Tech sheet: https://www.louislatour.co.uk/producers/Louis+Latour/Ard%C3%A8che+Chardonnay
    Producer website: 
    https://www.mchenryhohnen.com.au/ 
    https://www.louislatour.com/en/
    Louis Latour Agencies: www.louislatour.co.uk
     
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    Intro and outro music
    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Guest: Will Oatley and Richard Nunn, Louis Latour Agencies
    Date recorded: 16 April 2020
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 406: Vivien Ujvári, Barta Pince, Wine Audio Masterclass Series

    Ep 406: Vivien Ujvári, Barta Pince, Wine Audio Masterclass Series

    Vivien concludes coverage of an amazing wine tasting at Lady of the Grapes organised jointly with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for a celebration of women in the wine industry. We hear her origin story and international experience before returning to Hungary and taking up the winemaker position at Barta Winery in the Tokaji region. Before leading a tasting of three of her furmints, all available in the UK with Corney and Barrow via the links below.
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    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Furmint overview
     
    Wines tasted:
    - Egy Kis Dry Furmint Barta 2018 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/egy-kis-dry-furmint-barta-2018-10152202018bt06-1.html) £14.95 per bottle
    - Oreg Kiraly Dulo Dry Furmint Barta 2015 (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/oreg-kiraly-dulo-dry-furmint-barta-2015-10152242015bt06-1.html) £23.95 per bottle
    - Oreg Kiraly Dulo Sweet Szamorodni Furmint Barta 2013 50cl (https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/oreg-kiraly-dulo-sweet-szamorodni-furmint-barta-2013-50cl-10152252013b506-1.html) £24.95 per bottle
     
    Website: https://www.corneyandbarrow.com/
    https://bartapince.com/en/
    https://www.ladyofthegrapes.com/
     
    Intro and outro music
    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk


    Event overview: Rebecca Palmer, Wine Buyer and Associate Director for Corney & Barrow, was joined by winemakers Wendy Outhwaite (Ambriel Winery, Sussex) and Vivien Ujvári (Barta Winery, Hungary) to share their stories and journeys of working in the wine industry.
     
    Guest: Vivien Ujvári (Barta Winery, Hungary)
    Date recorded: 5 March 2019
    Location: Lady of the Grapes, 16 Maiden Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NJ
     
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Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

Paulinelagarde ,

Very nice podcasts!!!

Lawrence knows how to share his passion about wine. His podcasts are the perfect way to know more about wine and hospitality.
His podcasts are fun, interviewed people are relaxed and share with generosity their experience.

LauraBDV ,

Great way to discover fantastic winemaker

It’s great listening to all these podcasts. So much to learn, a great way to understand the philosophy of each winemaker, to understand « who is the man behind the bottle ». Well done!

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Superb

Fantastic podcast, Lawrence brings a great level of variety and detail to each and every episode. A must for people interested in the workings of wine and hospitality in 2018

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