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Do you love wine? Ever wonder what it would be like to own a winery? As owners of a boutique winery in Paso Robles, we will discuss all things wine. Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a winery. Learn about wine from people in the wine industry. Join Lori as she cuts through the confusing jargon and the science behind wine. We’ll never tell you what to drink but we will always share what’s in our glass. Sláinte!

Exploring the Wine Glass Lori Budd

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Do you love wine? Ever wonder what it would be like to own a winery? As owners of a boutique winery in Paso Robles, we will discuss all things wine. Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a winery. Learn about wine from people in the wine industry. Join Lori as she cuts through the confusing jargon and the science behind wine. We’ll never tell you what to drink but we will always share what’s in our glass. Sláinte!

    Yes Cocktail Co - Craft Cocktail Specialists

    Yes Cocktail Co - Craft Cocktail Specialists

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I sit down with the husband and wife dynamic duo of craft cocktails. Together they created Yes Cocktail Co in Paso Robles. 


    I had a blast learning about craft cocktails. In complete disclosure, prior to the recording I had no idea what the difference was between a syrup, a shrub, a mixer and never mind bitters! But thanks to Lauren Butler and Brandon Alperts, who walked me through making two different cocktails, while explaining everything, I am on my way to joining the craft cocktail craze! Be sure to check out their website yescocktailco.com to find recipes and all your craft cocktail needs. 


    Before we get into the cocktail class, I would appreciate it if you could take a minute of your time to rate and review the podcast. It only takes a minute of your time, but it helps other wine lovers find Exploring the Wine Glass. And you can now rate and review on Spotify too! Thank you so much! Slainte! 


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    Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. 


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    Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION!


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Julie St. John of Pedroncelli Winery

    Julie St. John of Pedroncelli Winery

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I sit down with Julie St John of Pedroncelli Winery in Geyserville, CA. 


    For over 90 years, Pedroncelli Winery has been synonymous with Zinfandel but they offer so much more! As the 113th bonded winery, they know their way around the vineyards and what it takes to make quality wine. 


    Join me as I talk with Julie about what makes Dry Creek Valley so special, their two estate vineyards and why Zinfandel is America’s grape.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Charming Taste of Europe

    The Charming Taste of Europe

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I am sharing a wonderful trade tasting I attended in New York City. 


    The Charming Taste of Europe is a project that brings together the wine from Italy and France as well as fresh fruit from Greece. The presentation was hosted by Susannah Gold of Vigneto Communications and Abruzzo brand ambassador. 


    The event was held at the Il Gattapardo Restaurant in mid December. The event space is beautiful, but the acoustics leave a bit to be desired, so the sound quality of this episode is not stellar, but I promise it is worthy of your time to listen. 


    Before we get to the podcast I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Let’s raise a glass as a toast to the future, a toast to the past, and a toast to our friends, far and near. May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.


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    Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. 


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    Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION!


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    • 47 min
    Drinking and Laughing at the Darwin Awards

    Drinking and Laughing at the Darwin Awards

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! When the clock struck 12 to kick 2020 out the door, so many thought 2021 would be better. Yet, here we are still in the grasp of covid, with another variant closing doors again. As we approach the last few days of 2021, I thought it was necessary to get some good laughs in.


    This episode of Wine Writer Wrap up is a bit different. It’s not wine focused, rather, it is laugh centric! The Darwin awards are an annual somewhat spoof ceremony honoring the people who have passed away in the past from their own stupidity. During the episode I share some of the nominees and although it's sad they passed away, the circumstances in which they did are downright hysterical.


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    Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION!


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    • 53 min
    Oltrepo‘ Pavese

    Oltrepo‘ Pavese

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today I am sharing a webinar I attended hosted by Susannah Gold of Vignetto Communications about a little known wine region, making some incredible wines, Oltrepo Pavese.


    Located in the north west region of Lombardy just south of the river Po,, the Oltrepò Pavese wine region is a well kept secret that is worthy of your attention. Best known for the Pinot Nero grape that is perfectly suited for the hills and mountains of which it is grown on. 


    Over 150 years ago, Count Augusto Giorgi di Vistarino believed that the climate, similar to Burgundy, would be ideal for the growing of Pinot Noir and imported the plant, and produced the first spumante of the Oltrepò. Since then, Pinot nero-based reds, whites and rosé wines are still being produced, along with Barbera, Riesling and Moscato.


    I hope you enjoy the webinar as much as I did and when you are looking for your next wine, be sure to search for a bottle from Oltrepò.


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    Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. 


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    Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION!


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    • 46 min
    Best of: In the Wind of Pleasure; A Love Story

    Best of: In the Wind of Pleasure; A Love Story

    It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Happy December my friends! It’s been a busy few weeks preparing for #cabfrancday and I was unable to record a new episode for you. But since we just celebrated the 6th annual Cab Franc Day, I thought I would do a best of episode. It’s a short one, but one that has gotten a lot of feedback both as a blog and a podcast. It’s a love story that lasts throughout time! In the Wind of Pleasure tells the story of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc - a love story like no other! Enjoy - but maybe keep your airpods on for this one! 


    I want to give a big shout out to Palm Tree Pictures for leaving this 5 star review. .  


    5 Star: Palm Tree Pictures, 10/13/2021Great and fun podcast to learn and share about wine! I recently had the pleasure to not only hear Lori’s podcast but also partake in one of them! Lori is a fantastic host who’s passionate about wine and anything associated with them.


    Thank you, Palm Tree Pictures for listening and for leaving this fantastic reviewThis truly is the best way to show support of the podcast and to help let other winelovers find Exploring the Wine Glass.


    I hope you enjoyed my little love story of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Cab Franc is very near and dear to me and to our sponsor Dracaena Wines - a true Cab Franc house! Their wines consistently receive 90+ ratings in Wine Enthusiasts and double gold medals in the San Francisco Chronicle. Every year, on Cab Franc Day, December 4th, Dracaena Wines release their Reserve Plummer Vineyard Cabernet Franc. It is now available on their website at dracaenawines.com. Use discount code Explore to get 10% off your order today! 


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    Want to watch some pretty cool livestream events and wine related videos. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 


    Find out more about us and our award winning Paso Robles wines on our website. 


    Looking for some interesting recipes and wine pairings? Then head over to our wine pairing website. 


    Thanks for listening and remember to always PURSUE YOUR PASSION!


    Sláinte!
     


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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Palm Tree Pictures ,

Great and fun podcast to learn and share about wine!

I recently had the pleasure to not only hear Lori’s podcast but also partake in one of them! Lori is a fantastic host who’s passionate about wine and anything associated with them.

She brings great guests that share in the same love for wines, specific varietals and often with funny, inspiring and introspective anecdotes.

I highly recommend this podcast for anyone wanting to learn more about wine.

Storica Wines ,

Such a great podcast on Armenian wines

Thank you for taking the time to speak with the team at Storica Wines to learn more about Armenian winemaking! We’re thrilled to be sharing the story of this ancient wine region, and hope this interview intrigues your audience to explore the “Armenian” wine glass next! Thank again, Storica Wines

Alexstrath1 ,

Lori is the Bomb.com

I listen to a lot of drink podcasts and Lori has got to be #1 when it comes to stories and topics not heard anywhere else. I love this show.

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