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    Ep 426: Milan Bukovsky, Atelier Bar + Bistro and Arielle DeSoucey, Civil Wines

    Ep 426: Milan Bukovsky, Atelier Bar + Bistro and Arielle DeSoucey, Civil Wines

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    Brno and South Moravia special featuring bar and bistro Atelier. We first hear from Milan describing how he fell in love with hospitality before describing the origins of Atelier and how it developed from a pop-up to its current permanent site in Brno. Arielle talks about her transition from working in hospitality in New York to moving to Brno and establishing Civil Wines. Milan takes us on a virtual tour of Atelier, changes over time and how it was received in the local and Expat communities. Before Arielle goes deeper into the reaction and Atelier’s place within the Expat scene. On the food side we talk about authenticity and how Atelier stays true to its place in Moravia while bringing in their influences. Milan then introduces us to the Cuvee Atlelier produced by local winery Plener. Arielle first looks ahead to the development of Civil Wines and wider promotion of Brno as a tourist destination. Milan talks about his focus going forward and how Atelier will keep developing.
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story: Milan and Arielle
    Atelier Virtual tour
    Authenticity of local food while integrating inspiration from outside
    Tasting: Plener Cuvee Atelier
    Looking ahead
     
    Guest contact details:
    Milan: https://www.instagram.com/atelier_bistro/
    Arielle: https://www.instagram.com/civilwines/
     
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Milan Bukovsky, Atelier Bar + Bistro and Arielle DeSoucey, Civil Wines
    Date recorded: 10 Aug 2020
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    • 42 min
    Ep 425: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora, Organic Spain, Series 1

    Ep 425: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora, Organic Spain, Series 1

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    We finish our brief tour of Organic Spain with a podcast first, an island producer from Mallorca, Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora, growing on 20 hectares across 8 plots. Our first stop with Bàrbara is in one of their vineyards, which was chosen to illustrate the past and present of the project. She tells us about her multi-generational connection with the land, how the project started and its philosophy. We get an insight into local grape varieties Callet, Manto Negro, Prensal and how they perform in the local terroir and also the interplay with older French varieties. We get an overview of the winery’s three ranges of wine Sincronia, Acrollam and two premium reds, Trispol and Sotil. Our second stop takes us to a vineyard showing the future of the winery to the site of a Prensal vineyard. Looking closely at the plant and an overview of the harvest dates. Before we head back to the winery for a tasting and explanation of three wines, the Acrollam Blanc, the Acrollam rosé and the 2017 Trispol. Bàrbara then looks ahead to travel plans, which were still valid last year. These will give you a sense of where these wines are being enjoyed around the world.
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story. 
    Vineyard Tour
    Tasting
    Looking ahead 
     
    Wines tasted:
    Acrollam Blanc Organic (https://www.enotriacoe.com/products/still-wine/2018-acrollam-blanc-organic-mesquida-mora) Acrollam Rosé Organic 2017 Trispol All wines at https://en.mesquidamora.com/
     
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, Mesquida Mora
    Date recorded: 2 May 2019
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    Ep 424: Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas, Organic Spain, Series 1

    Ep 424: Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas, Organic Spain, Series 1

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    Next stop on the journey through Organic Spain is Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas in Utiel Requena. I had the pleasure of visiting the winery and pulling up a barrel for a 1:1. He gives a brief overview of the family history before taking us behind the winery’s decision to transition into 100% organic viticulture. He gives an overview of the Utiel Requena region and specifically the local bobal grape and how it performs in the regions’ soil, before talking about the winery’s own denominación de origen, D.O.P. Pago de los Balagueses. We get a virtual tour of the different sites, across the main winery and Pago de los Balagueses. Rodolfo takes us through the different wines in their range, that includes cava, white, rosé and red and wines made in stainless steel, oak and amphora. Demonstrating his sense of experimentation as well as his connection to the past. He talks about the export structure for the winery, discussing where his range is being enjoyed. Enotourism, given the winery’s location 20 minutes from Valencia and 1 hour 40 from Madrid. We taste two wines, 2015 Caprasia Bobal and 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah.
    Before Rodolfo looks ahead and what constitutes continuous improvement for his very different wine ranges.
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Wines tasted:
    2015 Caprasia Bobal (Tech sheet: https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Caprasia-Bobal-%C3%81nfora.pdf 2015 Pago De Los Balagueses Syrah (https://vegalfaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tech-Sheet-Pago-Balagueses-Syrah.pdf UK importer: www.vintageroots.co.uk
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Rodolfo Valiente, Director of Vegalfaro Viñedos & Bodegas
    Date recorded: 4 October 2018
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    • 36 min
    Ep 423: Maria Carmen López Delgado, Uva De Vida, Organic Spain, Series 1

    Ep 423: Maria Carmen López Delgado, Uva De Vida, Organic Spain, Series 1

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    We start our journey across Organic Spain in the Santa Olalla area of Toledo. Uva de Vida were one of the first wineries I ever visited when starting the podcast in 2017. So it is my pleasure to finally be able to bring you their story here. We hear from Carmen the origins of both her interest in wine production and connection with the land. Before trying two wines based on the nine hectares of graciano they farm. The 2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' and the 2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ a wine blending a small proportion of wine from the following three vintages. Before she looks ahead to the impact they are making in the local community and the message they want their wines to take out into the world.
     
    Episode outline:
    Origin Story
    Wines tasted:
    2012 Uva De Vida 'Latitud 40' Graciano  2012 Uva De Vida ‘Septenio’ Looking ahead
     
    https://www.uvadevida.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/uvadevida/
     
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    The New Investors
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    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Maria Carmen López Delgado, Uva De Vida
    Date recorded: 12 March 2018
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    Ep 422: Anne McHale MW, Rosé tasting for Diploma students

    Ep 422: Anne McHale MW, Rosé tasting for Diploma students

    Today’s episode of the podcast is a Rosé tasting for Diploma students with Anne McHale MW. 
    En route to becoming an MW, Anne collected three awards for outstanding achievement, covering both the theory and tasting components. Calibrate your palate with Anne’s as she assesses the 2019 Provence rosé from Le Grand Cros at WSET Level 4. Fear not, if you can’t get this exact rosé you can still taste along with any young Provence rosé. Anne gives exam tips specific to rosé, covering bottle ageing and identifying Old World vs. New World rosé. Before broadening out into general advice for Diploma exams, and discussing her Diplomatherapy online coaching service. Simply a must listen if you or anyone you know is sitting unit D3 this October.
    Episode outline:
    Anne origin story
    Practical tasting of Le Grand Cros Rosé 2019 at SAT Level 4
    Bottle Ageing in Rosé
    Identifying Rosé from Old or New world
    Exam technique for wine appearance
    Assessing three wines in an exam setting
    Quality Assessment in the D3 exam
    Diplomatherapy deep dive
    Find out more about Diplomatherapy at www.annemchale.com/diplomacoaching
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    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Anne McHale MW
    Date recorded: 29 June 2020
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    Ep 421: Matej Zaro, Zaro Wines, Slovenia Travel and Wine special 

    Ep 421: Matej Zaro, Zaro Wines, Slovenia Travel and Wine special 

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    We finish this Slovenia series with a visit to Zaro wines in the Istrian peninsula. Perhaps fittingly they are located in the far West of Slovenia, close to borders with Italy and Croatia. Even more fittingly the rain was coming down as we sheltered under an umbrella for Matej to describe the history, landscape and microclimate of his vineyard sites. This informs the house philosophy to grape growing and winemaking, and ultimately the style of the wine. From our spot in the vineyards we head to the cellar and taste a trio of barrel samples. Before heading to the Manzoli Wine Bar in the centre of Isola, where we taste the current vintages of the previously tasted barrel samples. And finish proceedings with a tasting of two reds. Listen right the way through for details of the Orange Wine Festival that the winery helps to arrange in Vienna.
     
    Episode outline:
    Hillside: Terroir Origin Story
    Cellar: Barrel sample tasting
    Manzioli Wine Bar: Tasting
    Orange Wine Festival
    Wines tasted in cellar
    Malvazija Istriana 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2019 Barrel Sample Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2018 Barrel Sample Wines tasted in wine bar
    Malvazija Istriana 2018 Malvazija Istriana (skin contact) 2017 Zaro Refosk 2016 Zaro ‘Gran Morer’ 2016 www.vinozaro.com
    Enter prize draw to win a case of wines from the series at www.interpretingwine.com/fineslovenianwine
    For more information about wine tourism in Slovenia please visit 
    www.enjoy-slovenia.com/about-us/
    Email Mojca at info@enjoy-slovenia.com and please mention Interpreting Wine
    Wines and spirits from the producers featured in the series can be ordered at www.fineslovenianwine.com
     
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    The New Investors
    http://newinvestors.dk/
    Contact: glenn@velournet.dk
    Guest: Matej Zaro, Zaro Wines
    Date recorded: 25 September 2019
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    • 36 min

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