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Journeyman Winemaker, Bartendar and Music Promoter Daniel Brennan chats with his peers and mentors

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Journeyman Winemaker, Bartendar and Music Promoter Daniel Brennan chats with his peers and mentors

    Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

    Episode 70 - Wilco Lam

    Wilco Lam started his wine journey taking trips into France as a child with his family. Eventually that led him down to Australia and eventually New Zealand to pursue his passion. After completing his winemaking degree at Lincoln Univesity in Canterbury, Wilco was truly on his way. But his eye was always on Martinborough and to part of a production that made these premium, boutique wines. Wilco is now the chief winemaker at Dry River Wines. With plantings dating back to 1979, Dry River is globally one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands producing Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Their website is www.dryriver.co.nz

    Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

    Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton

    After a life in commerce and while living in London, Hugh Crighton had his epiphany in wine. He worked in vineyards in England only to come back to Aotearoa to study and work in the emerging winemaking scene. This eventually led him to Hawkes Bay where he has been the Chief Winemaker at the historic Vidal Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand since 2004.

    Check out Vidal Estate at www.vidal.co.nz

    This episode is sponsored by www.decibelwines.com

    Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

    Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson

    Matt Thompson had been travelling back and forth, across hemispheres for years doing two harvests a year. One in his home country of New Zealand the one in Europe. He has now settled as a highly sought after consultant in Europe. But his journey's have really only led him back home where he met Sophie Parker. Sophie, amidst her own career of winemaking and YouTube Wine Reviews (As Lady Parker), found her match. Together they now produce Blank Canvas Wines, highly sought after expressions from Marlborough and Hawkes Bay.

    Episode 67 - David Nash

    Episode 67 - David Nash

    David Nash really discovered New Zealand wine while overseas in London, one of the world's greatest wine markets. By the time he returned to his home town of Auckland he was all in for New Zealand wine. This passion let him to not only work in the industry but to film and produce what is to date the best documentary on the New Zealand wine industry. 'A Seat At The Table' was released earlier this year to rave reviews and is currently playing around New Zealand and in the festival circuit worldwide. Please visit https://www.nzwinestory.co.nz/ to find out where it is playing near you.

    Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

    Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary

    Mary Therese Blair emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand to chase a dream of finding the world’s most exciting wine. Growing up in ‘the world’s smallest town’ somehow led her down a path of wanting to be a marine biologist only to discover that wasn’t quite her cup of tea. But the nickname Mermaid Mary stuck and she fell in love with New Zealand wine somewhere along the way. She is now on a mission to make sure millennials and younger drinkers don’t go down the hellish road of ‘RTDs’ and try something more enjoyable in life, like a glass of New Zealand wine. You can find much of Mary’s work on her website, https://www.mermaidmary.co.nz along with various other publications throughout New Zealand. She also appears frequently on NZ RadioLive. Follow her @mermaidmary on Instagram and ‘Mermaid Mary’ on Facebook.

    This episode is sponsored by Decibel Wines. Go to www.decibelwines.com and join our wine club. The new Testify Chardonnay is out now!

    Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

    Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday

    Anna Flowerday is busy, as busy as anyone you know. She is a winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Te Whara Ra Winery Vineyard & Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. She's also a mother of two sets of twins and is very active in the winegrower community, particularly around organic winegrowing. She speaks frequently on the subject including as one of the moderator's at this year's conference. She's also a big rugby fan.

    This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com

    We're also sponsored by Decibel Wines. Visit www.decibelwine.com and use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' and receive 10% off any order over $100

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