Pinots and Microchips — Stark Insider Visits Clos de la Tech

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 09-10-2013

I’ve never tasted the wines of Clos de la Tech in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

But the winery’s owner — T.J. Rodgers, the founder, president, and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor — certainly has quite a vision. He hopes to “make the New World’s Best Pinot Noir… [and] seriously challenge the greatest Burgundies that have dominated premium Pinot Noir production since the 13th century.”

Rodgers recently spent some time with Stark Insider — and the project sounds fascinating. Check it out. And if you’ve tasted the wines, please let me know how they are!

 

Opening Wine in America (/#Murica)

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 07-10-2013

Wishing I’d tried all these methods on July 4th. Happy belated Independence Day!

Leading Between The Vines

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 12-12-2012

A few years ago, acclaimed wine importer Terry Theise published Reading Between The Wines, “an opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine.” It’s on every wine geek’s book shelf.

Later this month, Theise will release a documentary – Leading Between The Vines – where he’ll visit Germany to explore terroir and examine the spirit of winemaking. Check out the preview!

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Winn Roberton’s Cointreau Quest!

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 10-05-2012

Cointreau is currently on the hunt for a new “Ambassador of Libations.”

And our very own Winn Roberton — a sommelier at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak — recently won the DC regional competition with his original elixir, the Pugliese. He’ll head to New York City on October 14 to try for national victory.

Yesterday, he appeared on NewsChannel 8′s Let’s Talk Live to discuss the competition and share some fun drink recipes. Check it out!

 

Ray Walker & Les Feusselottes

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 09-17-2012

From Ray Walker of Maison Ilan, a brief (and beautiful) walkthrough of Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru “Les Feusselottes.” Definitely worth watching!

“Wine Country,” The Rap

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 09-05-2012

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Paolo Lucchesi, I just discovered “Wine Country,” an amazing rap song/video from Russian Hill Projects. It’s as catchy as 2Pac’s “California Love,” but more relevant to the wine crowd.

Check it out! And don’t forget your magnum of cuvee Chardonnay. (There’s already a Facebook page for the song.)

Interviewing Peter Weygandt (Part 4 of 4)

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 05-24-2012

This week, I’ve been posting pieces of our four-part video interview with wine importer Peter Weygandt.

In Part 1, published Monday, we discussed how Peter fell in love with wine and why he decided to start importing and retailing. In Part 2, published yesterday, Peter explained how he finds new producers and offered his thoughts on France’s 2011 harvest. In Part 3, Peter talked about his favorite wines and offered some advice for those who are looking to get acquainted with European wines.

In our 4th and final video, Peter talks about “honesty” in wines and winemaking, as well as the issue of counterfeit wines.

Enormous thanks to Lisa Mathias, our videographer.

Interviewing Peter Weygandt (Part 3 of 4)

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 05-23-2012

This week, I’ve been posting pieces of our four-part video interview with wine importer Peter Weygandt.

In Part 1, published Monday, we discussed how Peter fell in love with wine and why he decided to start importing and retailing. In Part 2, published yesterday, Peter explained how he finds new producers and offered his thoughts on France’s 2011 harvest.

In Part 3, Peter talks about his favorite wines and offers some advice for those who are looking to get acquainted with European wines.

Enormous thanks to Lisa Mathias, our videographer.

Interviewing Peter Weygandt (Part 2 of 4)

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 05-22-2012

Yesterday, I posted the first part of our four-part video interview with wine importer Peter Weygandt, where we discussed how Peter fell in love with wine and why he decided to start importing and retailing.

In the second part of our series, Peter explains how he finds new producers and offers his thoughts on France’s 2011 harvest. Enormous thanks to Lisa Mathias, our videographer.

Interviewing Peter Weygandt (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by | Posted in Videos | Posted on 05-21-2012

It’s no secret that I think wine importer Peter Weygandt has one of the best portfolios. And his retail shop — Weygandt Wines — is one of my favorite shops in DC.

So I recently got together with Peter Weygandt to learn how he fell in love with wine, why he decided to start importing and retailing, and what excites him.

Enormous thanks to Lisa Mathias, our videographer. (If you’re interested in food, Lisa also serves as Foodspotting’s DC Ambassador.)