All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners...
I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted.
How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And sometimes I have to pick a wine at the store by the label and the price...and I get screwed.
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Winemaker and Mayor. Fabulous conversation with Valentino Valentini
Umbria is an unsung hero in the realm of Italian wine. The grape Sagrantino makes a robust long lived wine that speaks so telling of its terroir, I feel like I have travelled 3000 miles with each sip.
I speak with my good freind Valentino Valentini, a third generation winemaker and former mayor of Montefalco. Enjoy.
Who started the largest wine brand in America? You will be inspired.
Mike Houlihan was sent out by his new girlfriend to strong arm a $300,000 debt for her client. The rest of the story is funny, inspiring and out right the story of America.
Best LA Wine Story. San Antonio Winery. Meet Santo Riboli.
The California wine trade didn’t start in Napa, Sonoma, or Mendocino; it started it in Southern California in the 1700’s. Many Italian immigrants game to the Cucamonga area from the Lombardy region…not to make wine but to cut stone.
Founded in 1929, San Antonio Winery is currently the only licensed winery in Los Angeles. Amazing history and story. My old friend Santo Riboli sat with me to discuss the trek of this famed company and family.
From Pro Caddy to Chocolate Wine. Unreal Story of Cayce Kerr.
I met Cayce Kerr as he was funning flanker of Fred Couples agent to vet me out as a legit company. His stories are amazing and the energy and effort he put into creating his own brand of chocolate wine. At the time, I tasted each and every brand on the market....Cayce's was by far the best of the bunch. Seven years later....he is getting some traction...hear the story.
He can eliminate the effects of alcohol. Meet Dr. Nayav Patel
I wouldn't have believed it myself until one of the men I respect most in this industry brought in Dr. Nayan Patel. The Doctor of Pharmacy has been working with a delivery system to bring Glutathione (an known detoxification agent) into the blood stream. Have a listen what what his new patent is all about.
Sideways Author Rex Pickett is on tap this episode
...no f%^$ Merlot! learn where that came from and much more with Rex Pickett: the author of Sideways.
Anthony Bourdain meets wine
Paul K brings a genuine and approachable voice to wine and the wine business. Love his show!
Love this wine podcast and Paul’s interview style. The right blend, see what I did there, of personal stories, wine, and other interesting tidbits.
My wine shop recommended Old Vine Red a couple years back, it is my favorite and most consistent weekday red.
I’d be interested to hear you talk more about these mega bladders coming in from Europe and then going to the internet discount retailers. Sounds like a lot of people think they are buying something different from what they are getting.
Old white guys and the same stories…
If you love old white guys and their repetition of the same old stories, all while pimpin’ their own business, woo boy this is the podcast for you! Paul K literally loves the sound of his own voice because he never shuts the F up.