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Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each week the Podcast features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the greatest job on Earth!

The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane Jim Duane: Winemaker, Grape-grower, and Wine Educator

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Inside Winemaking was created to provide direct access to the people in charge of creating world-class wines. Napa Valley winemaker, Jim Duane, hosts interviews with some of the top winemakers in California and beyond. Each week the Podcast features a winemaker, grape-grower, or technical wine pro and dives deep into their background and expertise. Wine newbies and expert enophiles will be entertained by winemaking stories and learn more about the greatest job on Earth!

    Ep. 101: Adam Casto - Gandona Winery

    Ep. 101: Adam Casto - Gandona Winery

    This episode’s guest is Adam Casto from Gandona Winery in Napa. We had a great conversation ranging on topics from winemaking philosophy, the Antipodes (I had to google it too), and the new ways Adam would like to gather and organize both vineyard and winemaking observational data with analytical tracking.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 100: Frederick Ammons - Rudd Estate

    Ep. 100: Frederick Ammons - Rudd Estate

    Our conversation covers Frederick’s education in Bordeaux, his early jobs in California, his stint at Seavey Vineyard, the building of The Napa Valley Reserve where he made wine for nine years, and his current position at Rudd Wines. We spend the majority of our time discussing philosophical and practical viticulture touching upon organic and biodynamic practices.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep. 99: Chris Tynan - Cliff Lede Wines

    Ep. 99: Chris Tynan - Cliff Lede Wines

    This episode features Chris Tynan, who is the winemaker at Cliff Lede Vineyards in Napa. Chris also has his own small brand, Christopher Tynan Wines. Our conversation covers Chris’ background, high-end Cabernet production, and a couple of varietals that haven’t had much attention to date on the podcast, Sauvignon vert, and Semillon

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 98: Chris Carpenter - Jackson Family Wines

    Ep. 98: Chris Carpenter - Jackson Family Wines

    This episode’s guest is Chris Carpenter, who is making wines in Napa for Jackson Family Wines and is overseeing Cabernet and Bordelais varietals grown on several of Napa’s mountain AVA’s such that he has become known as a mountain winemaker. Our conversation covers the mountain wines being produced from Mount Veeder, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain, and Diamond Mountain AVA’s, but also Cardinale, the flagship Cabernet that is a blend from throughout Napa including the valley floor.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 97: Filtration Featuring Maria Peterson from Scott Labs

    Ep. 97: Filtration Featuring Maria Peterson from Scott Labs

    If it were possible to have a riveting conversation about filtering wine, there are very few people I’d consider. Scott labs has such an enigmatic guru. Maria Peterson is a filtration specialist, one who has the uncommon ability to translate technical expertise into practical winery practice. This is a sponsored episode—something I arranged with Scott Labs in order to support the podcast and extend that as a technical resource for filtration, one of the most difficult aspects of commercial winemaking.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Ep. 96: Andrew Byers - Finnriver Farm and Cidery

    Ep. 96: Andrew Byers - Finnriver Farm and Cidery

    Andrew Byers is the Head Cidermaker at Finnriver Farm in Chimacum, Washington (on the Olympic Penninsula, west of Seattle). I met Andrew while moderating the Creativity in Fermentation panel during the Scott Lab’s Ferment event. Even for those who might not have a specific interest in cider making, the parallels with winemaking, especially marketing, present a new perspective for winemakers and wineries seeking to tell the stories of their brands and production methods.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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