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!
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 to his association with Panther Creek Cellars.
Dave & Sandi will discuss wineries with cross-state boundaries between Washington and Oregon. Plus, they discuss their tasting notes of Panther Creek Cellars’ three single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and the Winemaker’s Cuveé.
Chef Aaron Tekulve and our visit to his Seattle restaurant Surrell on Madison
Chef Aaron Tekulve is one of Seattle’s up-and-coming culinary superstars, and his new restaurant Surrell on Madison is not stopping because of COVID19. Chef Aaron pairs Washington wines with his unique brand of cuisine in a setting made safe for socially distanced dining. Dave and Sandi also share their dining experience and what you can expect from an evening with this rising star Chef.
Interviews with the Auction of Washington Wines 2020 Honorees: Karen MacNeil, Mark McNeilly and Rob Mercer
The Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than 50 million, benefitting Seattle Children's and Washington State University Wine Science Research. Events by AWW give wine lovers the chance to support the Washington wine industry For this episode, we interview 2020’s Honorary guests, including Honorary chair Karen MacNeil, wine consultant, and author of the award-winning book, "The Wine Bible”, honorary winemaker Mark McNeilly, founder of Mark Ryan Winery and Honorary Grower Rob Mercer of Mercer Esta
Anna Maria Ponzi: Pinot Girl to President. And, a short history of the Oregon wine industry.
Meet Anna Maria Ponzi, the owner, president, and director of sales and marketing of the celebrated Ponzi Vineyards. Her memoir “Pinto Girl” depicts her family’s history as pioneers of Pinot, and reflects on her own journey with the business. Hear the story of winemakers like her family, who blazed a trail for the state’s wine industry. PLUS, we provide a short history of the Oregon wine scene, its pioneers, its AVAs and the region’s common wine varieties.
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.
I have journeyed with Dave and Sandra for several months now and have learned more about Washington wines than I have learned over the years about my own state’s wines (California). This is a fun, robust and highly informative show. A must listen!
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This has now officially become my favorite podcast. I know this for two key reasons: 1) I generally listen to it immediately bypassing a whole bevy of other podcast options and 2) I am irritated when I have to wait for the next one to come out.