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The Wine Ghosts Podcast is about giving voice to passionate professionals in the wine industry. All content has been created with the pure passion of the sommelier behind the site: Máté Vass

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Wine Ghosts Máté Vass

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The Wine Ghosts Podcast is about giving voice to passionate professionals in the wine industry. All content has been created with the pure passion of the sommelier behind the site: Máté Vass

E-Mail me: info@wineghosts.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wineghosts/

Website: https://www.wineghosts.com/

    79. Castello di Ama & the High Altitude Tuscan Elegance

    79. Castello di Ama & the High Altitude Tuscan Elegance

    The Castello di Ama wine ghosts are some of the most elegant bottlings of Tuscany, thanks to their location in one of the highest parts of Chianti Classico. The estate was leading the way in the creation of the ‘Gran Selezione’ and in the single vineyard wines in the area. Oh, and they were also the first ones to bottle single-varietal Merlot in the region! You could also hear Lars Granat Jensen, the CEO of Rare Wine Invest, praising the estate in our last episode, which might leave you with an extra incentive to look into the Castello di Ama wines more intensely.

    1:27 - Intro & Terroir & History

    11:52 - Gran Selezione

    14:27 - Sangiovese and its clones

    23:23 - Warming Climate & New Varieties?!

    26:54 - Single Vineyards Characters

    31:35 - Elevage

    35:30 - Who is the typical Castello di Ama drinker?



    Guest: Lapo De Santi / Winery Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/castellodiama/ Follow the Wine Ghosts Instagram page for more content here: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/wineghosts/⁠ 

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    • 40 min
    78. Wine Investment Fundamentals with RareWine

    78. Wine Investment Fundamentals with RareWine

    I've been thinking about properly investing in wine for years now. So I thought, I should ask someone who is really on the top of this game. The Danish company, RareWine Invest, is one of the largest and most trusted name in the industry. Mr. Jensen, the CMO of the company, has been delving deep into the topic with me and covered the ABC of wine investing in this hour-long episode. You can learn which allocation they recommend for a well-balanced portfolio, what makes a region or a winery eligible for investment, how it might change in the future, and of course: how you can start to invest. Fascinating insights, I learned a lot.

    Topics in chronological order:

    - Why and who should invest in wine?

    - What are the criteria for investing in certain wines?

    - Regions to invest

    - Climate Change and what does it change for investment?

    - Biggest surprises on the wine market

    - How could one start with wine investment?

    - Italy as the potential for growth

    Guest: LARS GRANAT JENSEN / RAREWINE INVEST

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    • 48 min
    77. More Diversity to the Wachau?! Von der Vogelwaide & the New Wave

    77. More Diversity to the Wachau?! Von der Vogelwaide & the New Wave

    The 'von der Vogelwaide' winery counts almost as a rebellion in almost every sense in the region of Wachau. They only use native yeast, planted Syrah, make cuvées instead of single varietal wines, don’t show the vineyard or the ripeness level on the label, vinify in small oak, not afraid of malolactic fermentation, you get the point. They are also one of the few gay vintner couples in the country and they built up their successful winery like a true start-up in the last couple of years by recultivating steep vineyards in often abandoned territories. I love to see more diversity in the Wachau as much as I admire the courage and perseverance of these two guys to bring a new taste to this wonderful region. Enjoy!



    Guest: Daniel Vogelwaid & Michael Donabaum / Winery: von der Vogelwaide
    Winemaker's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vondervogelwaide
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    • 48 min
    76. Disorderly Wines of a Hungarian Girl at the Ukrainian Border / Réka Koncz

    76. Disorderly Wines of a Hungarian Girl at the Ukrainian Border / Réka Koncz

    Réka Koncz dared to make natural wines where no professional winemakers labelled wine ever before. In this episode, she tells us her story how working in a Danish natural wine bar changed her approach towards wine and winemaking. I also tasted 3 of her vivid wines during the conversation and we talked Kékfrankos, Furmint, PIWI varieties, oak usage and so much more. I really enjoyed our dialogue and the way how her free spirit unfolded in these 50 minutes. Enjoy!

    1:25 - How did Réka get into winemaking?
    6:40 - The impact of Denmark on Réka
    10:30 - Barabás, the terroir and the beginnings
    19:36 - Varieties, and a case for PIWI
    28:35 - Eastern Accents - White Cuvée
    35:16 - Psychedelic labels
    38:42 - Furmint Disorder
    44:40 - Kékfrankos
    50:00 - Who enjoys Réka’s wines?
    Guest: Annamária Réka Koncz
    Winemaker's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nussancs/
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    • 53 min
    75. The Australian Shiraz with Emma Symington MW

    75. The Australian Shiraz with Emma Symington MW

    In this 2nd episode with Emma Symington, we are solely focusing on Australia’s flagship grape: Syrah. The Master of Wine gives her insides in the evolution of the Shiraz plantings Australia, covers specific regions with particular styles, then highlights market trends on domestic and international markets. You can also get Emma’s personal tips if you are planning to throw a surprising blind tasting on Australian Shiraz! Please enjoy this deep dive into the topic, subscribe to the show if you haven’t done already and share this episode if you want to help others to learn about Australian Shiraz from Ms. Symington!

    0:45 - Evolution of Australian Shiraz
    5:30 - Phylloxera
    6:48 - GSM blend & different methods
    11:00 - Specific regions
    13:45 - Classics and examples for surprises
    19:25 - Market trends & Future of Shiraz
    25:50 - Clones and Bush Vines

    Guest: Emma Symington MW
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    • 33 min
    74. Cool Climate Australia with Emma Symington MW

    74. Cool Climate Australia with Emma Symington MW

    This is episode highlights the cold side of Australia with Emma Symington Master of Wine. Emma has been working with Wine Australia for more than 10 years now, and was kind enough to sit down with me for 2 episodes and introduce us first to the cool climate regions of Australia and then to the many faces of Australian Shiraz in the 2nd episode, coming up in 2 weeks. These shows are meant for both professionals as well as keen beginner wine lovers, who want to get an idea about the lesser known corners and strengths of the Australian wine world.



    Guest: Emma Symington MW

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    • 37 min

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