60 episodes

The Wine Ghosts Podcast is about giving voice to passionate professionals in the wine industry. Besides podcasting, tasting videos and video interviews are recorded to give confidence to consumers when choosing a bottle of wine and "voting" for a winemaker with their own money at the same time. More content on Instagram: @wineghosts

Wine Ghosts Podcast Máté Vass

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The Wine Ghosts Podcast is about giving voice to passionate professionals in the wine industry. Besides podcasting, tasting videos and video interviews are recorded to give confidence to consumers when choosing a bottle of wine and "voting" for a winemaker with their own money at the same time. More content on Instagram: @wineghosts

    WAH #4 | Günter + Regina Triebaumer Weite Welt 2018 | Burgenland, Austria

    WAH #4 | Günter + Regina Triebaumer Weite Welt 2018 | Burgenland, Austria

    I come back with one of my favourite Austrian red wine cuvées, the "Weite Welt" or in English: "wide world or vast world" from Regina and Günter Triebaumer. Enjoy, write me, leave a feedback, rate and the usual jazz. Cheers, Máté


     


    Link to the Pap Wine Cellar Sagas Image Film: https://vimeo.com/610541475


     


    | G&R Triebaumer Instagram: @weingut_triebaumer


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 6 min
    Ep. 55. / Pap Wines bottles volcanic vibration in their garage in Hungary

    Ep. 55. / Pap Wines bottles volcanic vibration in their garage in Hungary

    After a long break, I proudly present you a podcast that is certainly something else. This time you hear Aron and Karina from the Pap Wines winery that makes biodynamic, low intervention "garage wines" on the Northern side of the Lake Balaton in Hungary. We've recorded this episode on an ancient volcano, the Szent György hill. I've already visited three outstanding vintners on this magical hill in 2019: the Bencze, Gilvesy and Szászi winery. At Pap wines, we've recorded these sequences almost during a whole day at the end of May this year, when we were finally allowed to travel back home again. You will hear that the recordings take place in the vineyards, in the tiny garage-like cellar as well in the artistic kitchen after a fabulous vegetarian dinner cooked by Aron. My friend, an utterly talented photographer and video creator, Kornél Simon, also accompanied us on this journey and filmed the dreamy landscape around the vineyards and the unique surroundings in and around the house, so expect some memorable image video coming out on our channels soon. Simply follow the Wine Ghosts Youtube and Instagram channel to keep posted, and also to get a glimpse into my Südtirol trip, where I've visited 5 outstanding wineries in two unforgettable days. Cheers and please listen to Aron as he introduces his vineyards and farming philosophy from the Eastern side of the hill.


     


    Timeline:


    2:13 - Vineyards, Burgundy clones, bush vines


    7:43 - Volcanic origins, Balaton Uplands


    10:25 - Working on volcanic terroir, Olaszrizling plantations, ides for vinification


    14:54 - Road from Copenhagen to the Hungarian vineyards


    20:30 - New plantations: old Hungarian Variety: Laska


    23:35 - Interest for Hungarian wines & Indian food


    26:53 - Religion and Faith


    28:13 - Label Design


    29:38 - Tasting the ghosts


    34:23 - Bazanit Cuvée & Vinification


    41:41 - Hárslevelű on the skin


    45:21 - Out of the RATRACE? & Vin de Garage


     


     


    | Guest: Karina Vissonova & Áron Molnár | Pap Wines | @papwines


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 51 min
    Ep. 54. / Basha Vino Bottles the Serbian Terroir in Amber Colors

    Ep. 54. / Basha Vino Bottles the Serbian Terroir in Amber Colors

    My first Serbian guest on the podcast this time! Bojan Basa makes seductive amber wines in the Froska Gora region of Serbia, relying on biodynamic practices in his vineyards, careful Élevage, acacia and mulberry barrels, traditional native varieties and on his own experinces that he gained during his enlightening trips to some of the best vignerons of the natural and amber wine world. In this episode, you can learn about the Serbian wine terroir and its interesting history, you can hear our hopes for the Eastern European wine regions, our tasting notes about three exceptionally rich amber wines, and as always: much more! If you want to see Bojan's enthusiastic face when he is talking about his homeland and see the mesmerizing color of the Basa wines, look for the videos on the Wine Ghosts Youtube or Instagram channel.


     


    Timeline:


    1:25 - Serbian Terroir History / Fruska Gora


    10:25 - Serbia after communism


    14:32 - Serbian Wine World now


    17:55 - Élevage & biodynamic vineyard practices


    22:42 - Motivation to start a Serbian winery


    26:18 - Tasting: Tamjanika Prva


    28:10 - Magic of Acacia and Mulberry Barrels?


    36:00 - Tasting Pinot Grigio Jantar 2016


    47:52 - Comparing Jantar 2016 to 2017


    52:20 - Serbian food pairing


    58:36 - Future plans and how to get the wines?!


     


    | Guest: Bojan Basa | Basha Vino | @bashavino


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 53. / Barrel-making lessons from Hungary's best cooperage: Kádár

    Ep. 53. / Barrel-making lessons from Hungary's best cooperage: Kádár

    Barrels are inevitable components of modern winemaking, and this episode will feature Hungary's best barrel maker, the world-class Kádár. In this episode, you can learn from András Kalydy how intricate, terroir-driven and specific barrel production actually is! He argued why oak has become the most popular wood source for wine barrels, explained the different species used in the construction, illustrated the terroir differences in the different growing regions, described the importance of seasoning and bending techniques. You can also learn why Kádár recommends a  longer seasoning period for low pH wines, and which barrel would be the best for spirits. This episode is a must for every sommelier and vintner who wants to expand his or her technical knowledge about this often oversimplified topic. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any further questions, we might do a second round with András if needed! Look for extra videos on the Wine Ghosts Youtube channel with explanatory graphs and maps to understand some of the more complicated arguments more easily.




    1:38 - History of the Kádár Company


    6:46 - Terroir importance for oak & main parameters of barrel quality


    10:28 - Evolution of barrel-usage


    13:18 - Misconception of identifying oak by its origin country


    16:20 - Main elements of the wood defining the flavour


    31:05 - Excellent Hungarian oak material and selection of the oak material


    48:39 - Seasoning & Drying


    55:18 - Bending techniques and Toasting


    1:03:38 - Why oak?


    1:07:49 - How long does an oak tree have to grow?


    1:10:38 - Which forests do you work with and how many trees do you need for one barrel?


    1:19:58- Summoning up the barrel-making process


    1:24:03 - How specific is an order actually can be?


     


    | Guest: András Kalydy | Kádár | @kadarhungary


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    WAH #3 | Heimann & Fiai 'Bati Kereszt' Kékfrankos 2018 | Szekszárd, Hungary

    WAH #3 | Heimann & Fiai 'Bati Kereszt' Kékfrankos 2018 | Szekszárd, Hungary

    The bottle that made me fell in love with Hungarian Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch/Lemberger again! Learn more about the Szekszárd terroir and of course the wine ghost in my hand by catching the 3rd Wine Against Hangover podcast with voiceovers from the young winemaker himself! Feel free to learn more about the @heimann.fiai wines in the 52nd Wine Ghosts podcast wherever you get your podcast, or via the link here:


    https://www.wineghosts.com/heimann/


     


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 8 min
    Ep. 52. / Zoltán Heimann made me proud of Hungarian Kékfrankos again!

    Ep. 52. / Zoltán Heimann made me proud of Hungarian Kékfrankos again!

    This episode will feature a young Hungarian winemaker who made me proud of Kékfrankos again. Zoltán Heimann Jr., after perfecting his winemaker toolset in Geisenheim as well as at some of the most reputable estates in Europe (for example Clemens Busch and Franz Weninger), returned to his homeland, Szekszárd Hungary, to kickstart a new project on his already well-established family estate. Although he is only in the beginnings of his 30s, Zoltán already has a clear and tasty idea of what the Southern Hungarian Szekszárd terroir is capable of with the help of two historical al Carpathian Basin red grapes: Kadarka and Kékfrankos. We’ve tasted three brilliant Heimann&Fiai wine ghosts (2 Kékfrankos & 1 Kadarka) together, while talking about the potential and likings of these varieties, the Southern Hungarian wine landscape, biodynamic viticulture, Hungarian kitchen, low-intervention winemaking and what the future holds for him. A particularly encouraging and delightful conversation with someone to watch out for!


     


    2:15 – Personal Story & Family Heritage


    11:02 – Szekszárd Terroir


    16:45 – Villány vs Szekszárd Terroir


    19:58 - Growing up in a winemaking family in Hungary from the 90s on


    25:46 – Differences between Heimann and Heimann&Fiai


    31:33 – 1st Patreon Question


    35:46 - Kadarka Porkoláb-Völgy


    43:17 – How does Kadarka like to be handled in the cellar?


    52:19 – Thoughts behind the excellent design


    55:06 – Tasting Kékfrankos Bati Kereszt


    1:07:30 – Drinking Window of the Heimann Wines


    1:08:36 – Steps towards a Biodynamic Future? (2nd Patreon Question)


    1:13:05 – Tasting Kékfrankos Szivem


    1:26:18 - Wines for artists as connections to the World


    1:29:40 – Swabian Heritage & Mercedes S-Class


    1:40:40 – Hungarian Kitchen & Wine pairing


    1:43:00 – What are we gonna talk about in 5 years?


     


    | Guest: Zoltán Heimann Jr. | Heiamnn & Fiai | @heimann.fiai


    | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


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    • 1 hr 48 min

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