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High Definition Video Podcast Understanding Wine. Video interviews with famous wine makers. Travel videos of wine country complete with wine vineyard profiles. Wine ratings and reviews in the style of Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker.

Visits to Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Bordeaux, France, Burgundy, Italy, Germany, and many many more.

Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman | Video | Wine Country Travel | Wine Life Austin Beeman

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High Definition Video Podcast Understanding Wine. Video interviews with famous wine makers. Travel videos of wine country complete with wine vineyard profiles. Wine ratings and reviews in the style of Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker.

Visits to Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Bordeaux, France, Burgundy, Italy, Germany, and many many more.

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    Science. Creativity. Passion. Luna Hart Wines | Owner and Winemaker Gretchen Voelcker

    Science. Creativity. Passion. Luna Hart Wines | Owner and Winemaker Gretchen Voelcker

    Join Gretchen Voelcker, the owner and winemaker of Luna Hart Wines, as she takes us on a tour of Hendricks Vineyard in Ballard Canyon - a key source of grapes for her small-production, minimal intervention wines.
    https://lunahartwines.com 
    Learn about Gretchen's passion project, Luna Hart, which she started in 2014 with a focus on unique varietals like Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Cinsault, Counoise, and Syrah. Hear how her background, from growing up on a farm to studying business and plant sciences, led her to the wine industry and the creativity she finds in making small-lot, terroir-driven wines.
    Discover why Gretchen chose to base her winemaking career in Santa Barbara County, citing the region's high percentage of women winemakers, entrepreneurial spirit, and diverse microclimates that allow for experimentation with a wide range of grape varieties.
    Gain insights into Gretchen's minimal intervention winemaking approach, including native fermentations, limited oak influence, and thoughtful sulfur use, as she navigates the challenges of producing balanced wines in the face of climate change and extreme weather events.
    This video provides valuable perspectives for wine enthusiasts interested in exploring the people, places, and philosophies behind some of Santa Barbara County's most distinctive small-lot wine brands.
    THIS IS EPISODE 106 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
    SPECIAL THANKS:
    Gretchen Voelcker
    Tymari LoRe
    www.lunahartwines.com 
    Chris Kern 
    https://pasosecco.com 
    https://forgottengrapes.com 
    Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
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    2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
    Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
    Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
    Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 
    FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
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    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 
    WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 
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    AUSTIN BEEMAN…
    is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry. 
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 9 min
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    Sustainability and Syrah in Ballard Canyon | Piazza Family Wines | Winemaker Gretchen Voelcker

    Sustainability and Syrah in Ballard Canyon | Piazza Family Wines | Winemaker Gretchen Voelcker

    Join Gretchen Voelcker, the winemaker at Piazza Family Wines, as she takes us on a tour of their stunning estate vineyard in Ballard Canyon. Learn about the region's distinctive limestone soils, coastal fog patterns, and sun and wind exposure that contribute to the exceptional quality of their handcrafted, minimal-intervention wines.
    http://www.piazzafamilywines.com 
    Gretchen shares insights into their organic farming practices, native fermentations, and focus on age-worthy wines. Hear about the diverse grape varieties they cultivate, including Syrah, Grenache, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Italian varietals like Negroamaro.
    Discover why Ballard Canyon is a unique American Viticultural Area (AVA), known for its ideal conditions for growing Syrah. Gain an appreciation for the challenges of vineyard management in this drought-prone region and Piazza Family Wines' commitment to sustainable, regenerative practices.
    This video provides valuable information for wine enthusiasts and anyone interested in exploring the terroir and winemaking philosophies of one of Santa Barbara County's most promising small-production wineries.
    THIS IS EPISODE 105 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
    SPECIAL THANKS:
    Gretchen Voelcker
    Tymari LoRe
    Ron and Nancy Piazza
    www.piazzafamilywines.com 
    Chris Kern
    https://pasosecco.com 
    https://forgottengrapes.com 
    Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
    Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
    2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
    Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
    Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
    Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 
    FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/  
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 
    WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 
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    AUSTIN BEEMAN…
    is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry. 
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 5 min
    • video
    "We Are All Connected" - Future Perfect | Tasting with Sunny Doench Stricker at Diamond Sky Ranch

    "We Are All Connected" - Future Perfect | Tasting with Sunny Doench Stricker at Diamond Sky Ranch

    Join Sunny Doench Stricker, the passionate owner and winemaker of Future Perfect Wines, as she takes us on an intimate tour through her thoughtfully crafted wine portfolio. Discover the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County and how it inspires Sunny's winemaking approach, focused on Old World-style balance and drinkability.
    https://futureperfectwine.com  
    From the crisp, tropical-tinged Sauvignon Blanc to the captivating dry Riesling, Sunny showcases her skill in coaxing vibrant acidity and elegance from California's warm climate. Marvel at the stunning transparency and food-friendliness of her Grenache rosé and Pinot Noir, then delve into the savory, layered complexity of her cooler-climate Syrah.
    Throughout the tasting, Sunny shares her personal journey from Ohio to Hollywood, eventually landing in the vineyards of Santa Barbara. Her infectious enthusiasm and dedication to making wines that can be enjoyed as part of a lifestyle will inspire you to explore the world of Future Perfect Wines.
    This video offers an engaging and insightful glimpse into the passion, artistry, and unique perspective that Sunny brings to her Future Perfect wines.
    THIS IS EPISODE 104 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
    SPECIAL THANKS:
    Sunny Doench Stricker
    Gillian Arnold
    https://futureperfectwine.com  
    Chris Kern
    https://pasosecco.com 
    https://forgottengrapes.com 
    Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
    Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
    2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
    Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
    Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
    Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 
    FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/  
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 
    WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 
    ---
    AUSTIN BEEMAN…
    is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry. 
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 21 min
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    More Punk Rock than Robert Parker | Tank Garage Winery | From Napa Valley to Paso Robles

    More Punk Rock than Robert Parker | Tank Garage Winery | From Napa Valley to Paso Robles

    In this episode of "Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman," Austin is at Tank Garage Winery's brand-new filling station in Paso Robles, California, tasting a lineup of unique wines with general manager Ed Feuchuk. From their bold blends to innovative rosés and pét-nat sparklers, Tank Garage Winery embraces an unconventional winemaking style. Their tasting room, a blend of retro and modern, captures the spirit of California's wine culture, perfectly pairing with their rebellious, experimental ethos.
    https://www.tankgaragewinery.com 
    Ed takes us through the history of this groundbreaking winery, which began in a restored 1930s gas station in Calistoga. He explains how their team reinvents winemaking, often drawing inspiration from California's Prohibition-era to '80s counterculture and beyond, producing one-of-a-kind one-and-done wines. Their labels, crafted like album covers, tell a unique story and capture the imagination. With an ever-evolving selection, Tank Garage Winery stays fresh and thrilling for experimental wine enthusiasts.
    THIS IS EPISODE 103 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
    SPECIAL THANKS:
    Rustle Bedwell
    Ed Feuchuk
    James Harder
    https://www.tankgaragewinery.com 
    Chris Kern
    https://pasosecco.com 
    https://forgottengrapes.com 
    Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
    Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
    2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
    Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
    Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
    Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 
    FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/  
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 
    WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 
    ---
    AUSTIN BEEMAN…
    is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry. 
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 29 min
    • video
    Creative and Unique White Wines from Paso Robles | Monochrome Wines with Winemaker David McGee

    Creative and Unique White Wines from Paso Robles | Monochrome Wines with Winemaker David McGee

    Join Austin Beeman as he visits Tin City in Paso Robles, California, to meet with David McGee, owner and winemaker of Monochrome Wines. David shares his passion for crafting distinctive white wine blends that showcase the diverse terroir of the region.
    https://monochromewines.com 
    Discover the story behind Monochrome Wines and David's unconventional path to winemaking. With a background in aerospace, medical fields, and consulting, David brings a fresh perspective and innovative approach to the traditionally stodgy and tradition-bound world of wine.
    Throughout the tasting, Austin and David explore a range of unique white wine blends, each with its own character and charm. From the Albariño and Gewürztraminer blend "Barrel Distortion" to the Gewürztraminer-dominant "North by Southwest," and the rare Albillo Mayor-based "By the Book," inspired by the white wines of Ribera del Duero, Spain.
    David shares his winemaking philosophy, which centers on avoiding producing the same wine over and over again. By utilizing different fermentation techniques, such as skin fermentation, barrel fermentation, and stainless steel, David crafts a spectrum of white wines that challenge the notion of what white wine can be.
    As the tasting continues, Austin and David discuss the flexibility that comes with not owning vineyards, allowing David to source grapes from various locations and experiment with different varieties and blends each vintage. This approach results in a lineup of wines that can be radically different from year to year, reflecting David's creativity and passion for exploration.
    Join Austin and David on this engaging journey through the world of Monochrome Wines, and discover the art of creating unique, expressive white wine blends that push the boundaries of traditional winemaking.
    #MonochromeWines #PasoRobles #WhiteWineBlends #WineTasting #CaliforniaWine #WineMaking #Creativity #innovation 
    THIS IS EPISODE 102 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast 
    SPECIAL THANKS:
    Chris Kern
    https://pasosecco.com 
    https://forgottengrapes.com 
    Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
    Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf 
    2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3  
    Mic:  Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn 
    Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA 
    Camera Bag:  Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU 
    FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/  
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman 
    WORK WITH AUSTIN:  http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com 
    ---
    AUSTIN BEEMAN…
    is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.) 
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI. Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions. 
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry. 
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 24 min
    • video
    PasoSecco: The Best Bubbles in Paso Robles?

    PasoSecco: The Best Bubbles in Paso Robles?

    Join wine enthusiast Austin Beeman as he introduces you to PasoSecco, the first and only Charmat-style sparkling wine made exclusively with grapes from Paso Robles, California.
     In this video, Austin talks with PasoSecco's founder and vintner, Chris Kern, to discuss the unique process behind this refreshing and delicious sparkling wine. https://pasosecco.com
     Learn about the Charmat method, a tank fermentation style primarily used in Italy to make Prosecco, and how it differs from the traditional champagne production method.
    Discover why Chris chose to showcase Paso Robles' legacy and quality by using Grenache Blanc, a white Rhone varietal, as the base for PasoSecco.
    Chris also shares his passion for the Paso Robles wine region, highlighting the small-town feel, supportive winemaking community, and the perfect growing conditions that allow for the creation of world-class sparkling wines like PasoSecco.
    The tasting notes of PasoSecco, from the fresh-squeezed lime and green apple candy on the attack to the lemon curd flavor mid-palate and the clean, quick finish thanks to its high effervescence. Find out why this mouth-watering, high-acidity sparkling wine pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, from oysters and fried chicken to creamy cheeses and fettuccine Alfredo.
    Finally, get insider information on where to taste PasoSecco for yourself during your next visit to Paso Robles.
    #PasoSecco #PasoRobles #SparklingWine #CharmatMethod #GrenacheBlanc #WineTasting #CaliforniaWine #prosecco
    THIS IS EPISODE 101 OF UNDERSTANDING WINE WITH AUSTIN BEEMAN
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/podcast
     SPECIAL THANKS:
     Chris Kern
    https://pasosecco.com
     https://forgottengrapes.com
     Thank you for helping with the coordination and planning of my enter Trip to Paso Robles and the Central Coast, California.
    EQUIPMENT:
    Main Camera: Canon R8 https://amzn.to/486cHQf
     2nd Camera: DJi Pocket 2 https://amzn.to/3GEwqL3
     Mic: Audio Technica AT875R https://amzn.to/3TaIfAn
     Travel Bag: Peak Design Travel Line Backpack 45L. https://amzn.to/41b6FvA
     Camera Bag: Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag. https://amzn.to/481yGaU
     FOLLOW AUSTIN BEEMAN'S WINE ADVENTURE
    Website: http://www.austinbeeman.com
     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinbeeman/
     TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@austincbeeman
     WORK WITH AUSTIN:
    http://www.austinbeeman.com/about-me  or acbwine@gmail.com  
    ---
    AUSTIN BEEMAN… is a veteran of the wine business with nearly a quarter century’s experience in Marketing and Sales (wholesale, retail, & DTC.)
    Austin has a deep knowledge of the global wine business with expertise in Wholesale Distribution, Brand Management, B2B & B2C Fine Wine Sales, and Wine Marketing with Quantifiable ROI.
    Austin Beeman most recently executed on that expertise for Cutting Edge Selections as Vice President of Marketing / Brand Manager Emerging Regions.
    While Director of Marketing for Bonny Doon Vineyard, he managed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the wine industry.
    His video podcast “Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman” has been praised in USA Today and has reached nearly one million wine lovers around the world.
    Austin holds the prestigious MBA in Wine & Spirits Management from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.

    • 5 min

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