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    Ep 471: Peter Dillon, Chief Winemaker, Handpicked Wines 

    Ep 471: Peter Dillon, Chief Winemaker, Handpicked Wines 

    I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to a specially commissioned episode with Peter Dillon, Chief Winemaker at Handpicked Wines. 
    They make regionally expressive and site specific wines not only from vineyards in Australia but also from around the world. Today we really focus in on Australia, in what I’m sure is some of the most detailed content anywhere talking about the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula.
    The three wines we tried today as well as two others will be available to try at The London Wine Fair from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th June. Handpicked Wines will be in the Wines Unearthed section at stand X114a. They’re actively seeking importation into the UK, so do stop by to taste if you’re heading to the fair.  
      Intro to Handpicked Wines
      Origin Story
      Peter’s day to day role
      Handpicked Wines’ vineyard acquisitions
      Australian wine perceptions in 2022
      Winemaking culture
      Wine 1: Regional Selections Pinot Noir 2018, Yarra Valley
      Highbow Hill to Wombat Creek virtual journey
      Geology of the two vineyards and the wider Yarra Valley
      Winemaking in regional series
      Wine 2: Single Vineyard, Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley
      2018 vintage 
      Wine 3: Collection, Pinot Noir 2019, Mornington Peninsula
      Mornington Peninsula geology
      Handpicked Wines viticulture overview
      Sustainable approaches
      Handpicked at the London Wine Fair 2022
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    GUEST CONTACT: Peter Dillon, Handpicked Wines
    https://www.handpickedwines.com.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/handpickedwines
    Date recorded: 19 May 2022
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep 470: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair, 40th Anniversary Special, 2/2

    Ep 470: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair, 40th Anniversary Special, 2/2

    In today’s second and final episode we look ahead to the 2022 edition of the fair.
    The most intelligent wine fair in the world
    The in-person fair from 7-9 June 
    Which wine regions are displaying and where?
    Discovery Zone - future proofing wine
    Education Zone highlights - supporting younger wine professionals
    All-new No and Low Zone
    London Wine Fair x Interpreting Wine media partnership
    Return of the wine writers’ edit
    The digital edition on the 20th and 21st June
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    GUEST CONTACT: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair
    https://www.londonwinefair.com/
    Date recorded: 6 May 2022
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    • 43 min
    Ep 469: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair, 40th Anniversary Special, 1/2

    Ep 469: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair, 40th Anniversary Special, 1/2

    I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to the London Wine Fair 40th Anniversary Special series.
    Across these 2 episodes I’ll be exploring the state of affairs for the fair in the company of Event Director Hannah Tovey. 
    This first episode covers the changes since I last interviewed Hannah in the lead up to 2019, where we discuss:
    Reflections on the successes of 2019 
    The events that saw the 2020 fair cancelled
    Deep dive into the digital LWF 2021- the case study that hasn’t yet been written
    Spirit of adaptation within the fair
    Changing demographic of visitors over time
     
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    GUEST CONTACT: Hannah Tovey, Event Director, London Wine Fair
    https://www.londonwinefair.com/
    Date recorded: 6 May 2022
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    • 37 min
    Ep 468: Taste Canada 2022, North Okanagan Valley, Wine Growers British Columbia, 2/2

    Ep 468: Taste Canada 2022, North Okanagan Valley, Wine Growers British Columbia, 2/2

    We kick off this second episode with a North Okanagan Valley Regional overview with Christine Colletta of Okanagan Crush Pad. She orientates us to the culture, geography and geology of this region, before focusing in on her international team and tasting a couple of their wines. Following which each winery representative introduces us to their estate and tastes one of their wines they brought to Canada House. You can find below details of all wineries, wines tasted and UK importer, or whether they’re seeking representation. 
    Christine Coletta Okanagan Crush Pad. Tasted: Haywire The Bub 2017 and Haywire Gamay 2019. Importer: Graft Wine Company
    Tony Holler Poplar Grove Winery. Tasted: Munson Mountain Cabernet Franc 2017. Importer: Seeking Distribution
    Angela Lyons Quails' Gate Estate Winery. Tasted: Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2019. Importer: Berkmann Wine Cellars
    Douglas Barzelay Foxtrot Winery. Tasted: Foxtrot Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019. Importer: Seeking Distribution
    If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/468
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Wine Growers British Columbia contact:
    https://winebc.com/
    https://twitter.com/winebcdotcom
    https://www.facebook.com/winebcdotcom/
    https://www.instagram.com/winebcdotcom
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt5qjuisHOwstuSVMTizQLQ/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/1783632
    Date recorded: 10 May 2022
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    • 57 min
    Ep 467: Taste Canada 2022, South Okanagan Valley, Wine Growers British Columbia, 1/2

    Ep 467: Taste Canada 2022, South Okanagan Valley, Wine Growers British Columbia, 1/2

    I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to the Wine Growers British Columbia series. A specially commissioned two part series recorded at Taste Canada 2022 annual tasting in London. Exploring the North and South Okanagan Valleys in the company of the people who live and make wine in the region. This marks another first for the podcast, creating the benchmark podcast content for the region. We kick off today’s first episode with a South Okanagan Valley Regional overview with Severine Pinte, winemaker at Le Vieux Pin and Lastella Wineries. She orientates us to the culture, geography and geology of this fascinating region, highlighting sustainability initiatives in the region. Each representative also tastes one of their wines they brought to the annual tasting. And there are details from each of them about whether the wines are already imported, or whether they’re seeking representation.  
    Severine Pinte, Le Vieux Pin Winery | Lastella Winery. Tasted: Syrah Cuvée Violette 2020, LaStella Maestoso “Solo” Merlot 2018. Importer: Flint Wines
    Michael Kullman, Osoyoos Larose. Tasted: Le Grand Vin 2013. Importer: Seeking Distribution
    Graham Nordin, CheckMate Artisanal Winery | Mission Hill Family Estate. Tasted: CheckMate Attack Chardonnay 2018 | Mission Hill Terroir Collection Cabernet Franc 2020. Importer: Bibendum
    Ian Scromeda, Phantom Creek Estates. Tasted: Riesling 2019. Importer: Seeking Distribution
    John Skinner, Painted Rock. Tasted: Syrah 2016. Importer: The Wine Treasury
    Keira LeFranc, Stag’s Hollow Winery. Tasted: Albariño 2020. Importer: Okanagan Roots
    If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/467
    If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌
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    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Wine Growers British Columbia contact:
    https://winebc.com/
    https://twitter.com/winebcdotcom
    https://www.facebook.com/winebcdotcom/
    https://www.instagram.com/winebcdotcom
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt5qjuisHOwstuSVMTizQLQ/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/1783632
    Date recorded: 10 May 2022
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 466: Washington Wine Annual Tasting, 2022, Washington State This is Now, 2/2

    Ep 466: Washington Wine Annual Tasting, 2022, Washington State This is Now, 2/2

    Following my conversation with Steve Warner, President of the Washington State Wine Commission in Episode 465, with coverage of the Washington Wine annual tasting 2022 held in May 2022. 
    Told through the voices of winery representatives, trade attendees and masterclasses hosted by Jamie Goode, this episode provides an in-depth snapshot of the current state of Washington wine.
    You can find below details of all wines I tasted with producers on the day and those featured during Jamie’s masterclasses. We kick things off with two conversations I had early on with representatives from two wineries present on the day, Gramercy Cellars and Mark Ryan Winery. Enjoy.
    Podcast guests:
    Drew Mahan, Gramercy Cellars. Tasted: John Lewis Syrah, 2018. Importer: Flint Wines
    Mark Ryan McNeilly, Mark Ryan Winery. Tasted: The Dissident, 2019. Seeking UK Importer.
    Jamie Goode Masterclass. Washington State wine overview.
    Amy Baigent, Majestic and Arrow Wines
    Dan Belmont, Good Wine Good People
    Janna Rinker, Delille Cellars. Tasted: De Lille Chaleur Blanc. Seeking UK Importer.
    Craig Mitchell, Ch Ste. Michelle. Tasted:Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. Importer: Enotria
     
    If you know someone who would enjoy this episode please share the direct link: www.interpretingwine.com/466
    If you really enjoyed it please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    WASHINGTON STATE CONTACT
    https://www.washingtonwine.org/
    https://www.instagram.com/Wa_State_Wine/
    https://twitter.com/Wa_State_Wine
    https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateWine
    Washington State 101 presentation: https://www.washingtonwine.org/resource/washington-wine-101-educational-primer/
    Masterclass Wines tasted on the day:
    The core varieties: four of the most widely planted varieties in Washington State
    Ste Michelle Riesling
    Kung Fu Girl Riesling
    Gramercy Lagnieppe Syrah
    Saviah Syrah The Stones Speak
    Millbrandt Chardonnay
    Woodward Canyon Old Vines
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon
    Blends: Increasingly impressive results are achieved by blending varieties together in Washington State
    De Lille Chaleur Blanc
    Terra Blanca Onyx
    Saviah Cellars Hunt and Gather
    Mark Ryan Dissident
    L’Ecole 41 Ferguson
    Seven Hills Ciel du Cheval
    Terra Blanca Arch Terrace Triple Threat
    Date recorded: 9 May 2022
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    • 49 min

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