The podcast aimed specifically at WSET Diploma, MW and MS students, or just those who really want to understand the ‘viti gritty’ of the global wine trade.
Greg Lambrecht - Coravin
We speak with the legendary Greg Lambrecht, inventor of Coravin. We ask about Coravin market stats, then about his invention process, whether the wine trade needs more innovation, whether science can take away from the 'romance' of wine and much more!
We chat to Amanda Barnes about all things South America. The first 40 minutes or so are just the major regions and funnels that you should be aware of, so this is crucial for any practical students. The latter part we discuss the roles of wine writers, what kind of language is useful and more...
Larry Lockshin - Emeritus Professor
We chat to Larry Lockshin about his research on wine marketing. What are the most effective ways to market wines? Are regional bodies effective? What about competitions and awards? How should we promote sustainability? And more...
Diana Snowden Seysses - Domaine Dujac/Snowden Vineyards
We talk to Diana Snowden Seysses - winemaker at two illustrious houses from other sides of the pond. We ask what her approach to viticulture is, how she is mitigating the effects of climate change and why she thinks glyphosate is "The Devil's Spunk". We talk about whole cluster fermentation, inoculation, acidification, oak treatments and more...
Alex Maltman - Emeritus Professor Aberystwyth University
We talk to Alex Maltman, Emeritus Professor Aberystwyth University, about geology and wine. We ask how the geology of the vineyard impacts the winemaking practices and final flavour of the wine? Why does soil pH matter and what can we do about it? Is 'minerality' a useful word for wine tasting? And more...
Find his book here: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Vineyards_Rocks_and_Soils/8vdJDwAAQBAJ?hl=en
Christopher Chen PhD - UCCE North Coast Viticulture
We talk to Dr Christopher Chen, the UCCE Integrated Vineyard Systems Advisor for the North Coast region of California. Chris's research focuses on Climate-
Adaptive viticulture practices, so we ask all things viticultural. What are the main considerations when selecting rootstocks and what species look promising in the future? How can vinegrowers mitigate some of the effects of climate change? Is dry farming a serious option? What developments can we expect to see in precision viticulture? And more...