Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers and wine events! Broadcasting from the second largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this!
Drew Voit of Harper Voit Wines and Willamette Valley AVA
In this episode, we’re pleased to welcome winemaker Drew Voit, whose career in Oregon’s wine scene has made him sought after by both consumers and wineries alike for his skill in producing notable wines from the Willamette and beyond. He shares his journey from California cellar assistant to working for world-class Oregonian wineries like Domaine Serene, to creating his sought-after Harper Voit label. Also, we’ll outline part two of our epic Willamette wine excursion and discuss the don’t-miss wineries and wines we discovered there.
Episode 45: Doug Tunnell of Brick House Vineyards and Ribbon Ridge AVA
In this episode, you’ll meet Biodynamic winemaker Doug Tunnell of Brick House Vineyard, whose fascinating life has led him to produce some of the country’s most celebrated Pinot Noir. And, we’ll recount part 1 of our epic trip to the Willamette Valley with a focus on the Ribbon Ridge nested-AVA, including several of the favorite wines, wineries, and winemakers we encountered, complete with must-try bottle recommendations.
Frichette's wine power couple and Alliance of Women in Washington Wine
In this episode, we chat with Greg and Shae Frichette, a husband and wife winemaking duo. Hear how the Frichettes changed their lives with a flip of a coin that landed them in the fabled Red Mountain AVA of Washington State where they planted an estate vineyard. We’ll also open some bottles of Frichette so you know what to expect from this iconic region. Plus, we discuss the new Alliance of Women in Washington Wine and make a few buying highlights from some of its members.
Michael Eddy and Brenae Royal from Louis M. Martini plus red wine cellaring tips
In this episode, meet Winemaker Michael Eddy and Vineyard Manager Brenae Royal from California’s revered Louis M. Martini winery and learn about making wine in one of California’s oldest and most desirable vineyards. Plus, we’ll examine the aging, maturation, and drinking of Cabernet Sauvignon. When exactly is the right time to open those big, bold reds? Plus, we’ll list a few of our favorite Cabs from Washington state.
Decanted Year in Review, 2020
Decanted year in review 2020: In this episode, we’ll try to redeem the WORST YEAR EVER (well, in OUR lifetimes, at least) by looking back through the lens of the best wines, events, and travel that Decanted experienced in 2020. And, we’ll list our favorite bottles of the year across several varietals.
Tony Rynders on winemaking for Panter Creek Cellars, and the cross-boarder wineries of Oregon and Washington
Panther Creek Cellar’s winemaker Tony Rynders has had a fascinating journey as a vintner, one that’s taken him from the Pacific Northwest to California and back again. Along this path, he’s garnered one of the more stellar reputations in the industry for creating award-winning Pinot Noir and unique white blends highly prized by fans of wines from Oregon state’s terroir. Dave & Sandi will discuss wineries with a presence in both Washington and Oregon, and reveal some of the wineries with cross state boundaries between Washington and Oregon, highlighting how our shared AVA’s (American Viticulture Area) inspire collaboration. Plus, they discuss their tasting notes of Panther Creek Cellars’ three single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and the Winemaker’s Cuveé.
Entertaining Wine Education
I’m always looking for new ways to learn about wine. I love the subject but lots of the educational options out there tend to be boring and stuffy. That is definitely NOT the case with Dave and Sandi! They are so entertaining and tell such lovely stories that you nearly forget you’re also learning about wine in the podcast. I’m all ready to head back down to Oregon for the third time so I can check out all their recommendations!
Dave and sandy are a lot of fun
Dave and Sandy teach you about wine in a way that you feel included in. They take you on a journey in each episode giving you a full flavor show.
Love learning about wine from these two!
Dave and Sandi are knowledgeable about wine but don’t talk down to viewers. So funny too (or should I say punny!) I learn so much about Washington wine from them.