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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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Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian Wine of the Month Club

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    • 4.9, 33 Ratings

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.

Subscribe now and prepare to be enlightened.

    Meet Stetson Robbins. Expert on Central European Wines (redux)

    Meet Stetson Robbins. Expert on Central European Wines (redux)

    I met Stetson about 12 years ago as he brought my first video winemaker interview ever produced...a father son combo from Slovenia. A wealth of knowledge and passionate about wines from the region. A very interesting chat.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sideways; the real story...meet Rex Pickett the author.

    Sideways; the real story...meet Rex Pickett the author.

    ...no f%^$ Merlot! learn where that came from and much more with Rex Pickett: the author of Sideways.

    • 54 min
    Redux: Defining Natural Wine w/ Molly Hill and Ed Masciana

    Redux: Defining Natural Wine w/ Molly Hill and Ed Masciana

    We are joined by Molly Hill of Sequoia Grove Winery to talk all about Natural Wine. We discuss the importance of attentive farming and harvesting in natural wine, dry farming vs. wet farming, and the natural value scale. 

    • 43 min
    Redux: Hear exactly what he was thinking when he created Direct to Consumer wines...Paul K. Sr one on one

    Redux: Hear exactly what he was thinking when he created Direct to Consumer wines...Paul K. Sr one on one

    Unaware he was creating the $3B Direct to Consumer wine industry, Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. explains how the idea evolved and his thoughts on business.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Redux: The Trinchero Family is a Napa original. Meet their winemaker Mario Monticelli

    Redux: The Trinchero Family is a Napa original. Meet their winemaker Mario Monticelli

    Great history and conversation when speaking with Mario Monticelli. Trinchero Family Estates is the family winery of the famed Bob Trinchero of Sutter Home.

    • 54 min
    Redux: Fantastic Journey From Restauranteur to Winemaker; Doug Margerum

    Redux: Fantastic Journey From Restauranteur to Winemaker; Doug Margerum

    The Wine Cask restaurant in Santa Barbara was iconic in its day and was innovative on all fronts; food, wine and service. When Doug Margerum walked in for out podcast and we began the conversation...the light went on...this is the guy from The Wine Cask.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Saar0052 ,

Marietta

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.

Cheers!
David

Wine and Wow ,

Really fun

No boring wine talk. Honest, fun and entertaining. Listened to 5 already.

Bloxschnorz ,

You are the Man!

Just love your knowledge, personality and enthusiasm. Keep it going brother!

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