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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 episode of Inside Winemaking 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 growing grapes and making wine.

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

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    • 4.7 • 222 Ratings

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 episode of Inside Winemaking 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 growing grapes and making wine.

    Maya Dalla Valle - Dalla Valle Vineyards

    Maya Dalla Valle - Dalla Valle Vineyards

    This episode features Maya Dalla Valle, who has taken over the helm of viticulture and winemaking at her family's estate in Napa and also developed a new joint venture between Dalle Valle and the Supertuscan estate, Ornellaia.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Daniel Baron - The Winemaker's Journey Podcast

    Daniel Baron - The Winemaker's Journey Podcast

    This episode was a double interview between Jim Duane from Inside Winemaking and Daniel Baron from The Winemaker’s Journey Podcast.

    • 2 hr
    Natalie MacLean - Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast

    Natalie MacLean - Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast

    This episode of the Podcast features Natalie MacLean, author, wine educator, and host of the Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast. Natalie, who is based in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, told us the story of her transition from tech to wine, she gave an in-depth portrayal of the Canadian winemaking regions, and we discussed the work that she does today including creating wine and food pairing classes, writing her third book, and the Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast. Natalie is currently seeking beta readers for her new book, a memoir, and leaves an invitation during our conversation.

    • 52 min
    Nick Devlin - Naked Wines

    Nick Devlin - Naked Wines

    This episode of the Podcast features Nick Devlin, CEO of Naked Wines. Our conversation covers Nick’s background in London, the stories of Naked wines evolution, insights from the relationships they’ve built with their customers (Angels), the different value propositions that Naked offers to winemakers and to consumers, growth during the pandemic, and my new J.M. Duane Rosé and Grenache wines.
    NakedWines.com
    J.M.Duane 2020 Coakley Vineyard, Paso Robles Grenache
    J.M.Duane 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir from Monterey County
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    This podcast is brought you by Wine Compliance Alliance Thinking of starting your own wine business? Maybe you’d like to make your own wines and sell to customers who are both inside and outside of your home state? Maybe you are already working with a winery to make the wines you’d like to sell? Your business is going to need certain licensing to be able to do that.
    Wine compliance alliance in Napa CA offers services to assist with the federal and state applications your business will need so you make sure to get the right fit licensing for your business type and sales model. To schedule your own consult call to discuss the specifics of your business go to winecompliancealliance.com/contact
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    Ep. 45: Ann Reynolds - Wine Compliance Alliance
    Ep. 61: Ann Reynolds - Compliance for Starting a Winery
     
    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
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    • 59 min
    Randy Heinzen - Paso Robles and Vineyard Professional Services

    Randy Heinzen - Paso Robles and Vineyard Professional Services

    This episode of the Podcast features Randy Heinzen in his return to the podcast. During a trip to Paso Robles in January 2019 Randy gave me a in-depth tour of vineyards in Paso Robles. Randy then let me know about a young planting on his family’s ranch, Coakley Vineyard, that included new, cleaned-up clones of Grenache. His excitement for the potential of this new wine was infectious and I have spent the past two years building that very wine by leveraging the opportunity to work with Naked Wines. In this episode, we talk about viticulture in Paso Robles, building the Coakley Vineyard Grenache from grapes to wine, Randy delivers with new terms such as phyllosilicates the “point of discontinuity”, and triple-trimming Grenache pre-set.

    • 59 min
    Joe Nielsen - Ram's Gate Winery

    Joe Nielsen - Ram's Gate Winery

    This episode of the Podcast features Joe Nielsen the winemaker from Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma, California. During our conversation, Joe and I discuss his path to becoming a winemaker, the Ram’s Gate wines, and the wine MBA from Sonoma State.
    Ram’s Gate Winery - Sonoma, California
    Donelan Family Wines - Sonoma, California
    O’Neill Vintners and Distillers - Larkspur, California
    Sonoma State Wine Executive MBA Program
    This podcast is brought you by Total Wine, a wonderland for wine, spirits, and beer lovers!
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    Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: jim@insidewinemaking.com if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.  
    The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes
    And Stitcher Radio Too

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

Asp9999 ,

Great for wine geeks!!

Jim Duane takes a deep enough dive to serve up some meat for even the hungriest wine geek!! I appreciate the opportunity to gain winemaking and grape growing insights while enjoying the conversation. Subscribe and don’t miss out on this one! Cheers!!

Gatorpr ,

Super interesting

Just a fan of wine here and I really enjoy this podcast. It’s technical but still wine lovers can understand most of the conversations. Actually I feel like I’ve learned a bunch more.

SonCroftJared ,

Chris Carpenter Fanboy?

Dude, this episode was awesome. I started listening while thinning Pinot Noir fruit at work, and just finished at home while making supper. Chris is someone I’d love to meet. Even work for. I was working this spring for my good friend grazing sheep under vines (a few of those vineyards mentioned in this episode) and was having a train wreck of a day with the sheep in Calistoga. A guy walked out of the winery and brought me a bottle of Mt Brave and said, “this is made by our winemaker Chris Carpenter. It looks like you’re having a rough day, and I wanted to give you this to cheer you up.” Not to sound cliche, but that was a pivotal moment in my life, and a second wave hit me when I opened the bottle. Dios mío! Some day I want to make wines of that caliber, although on a smaller scale (and also give them to people having rough days.) That kindness says a lot about the people there. I miss Napa and Sonoma and the wine-sheep-human interaction. Love your show, thanks for sharing!

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