Cesare Cecchi on Tuscany

Cesare was born with the taste of Sangiovese in his mouth, as he says it.  He's 4th generation to be making wine in Chianti Classico, and we dig into so many topics that are very relevant in today's wine world.  From the introduction to the Gran Selezione tier to what is happening with the branding of Super Tuscans and how they're involving.  I also always enjoy hearing how the next generation is gearing up to take over.  Please note, this podcast will sound better if listening while riding a Ducati at 200 mph (actually don't do that, but listen and you'll get it)!

Celebrating Texas Wine Month with the Texas Fine Wine Group

What better way to celebrate Texas Wine Month than with three leading producers, Ron Yates of Spicewood Vineyards, Fredrick Osterberg of Pedernales Cellars, and Dave Reilley of Duchman Family Winery.  These wineries along with Brennan and Bending Branch make up the Texas Fine Wine Group which share a philosophy of producing wines made from grapes best suited to Texas.  We hear what varieties they are producing and experimenting with as well as stories from the 2016 harvest!

TX vs. the World: Blind Tasting Sangiovese

One of the most popular segments on the show, 2 judges from the Texas Wine Journal and 2 winemakers taste blind 6 wines made from Sangiovese from around the world.  Which one is from Texas, which is the favorite?  Enjoy the lively conversation!

Guests:  Russell Smith (Celler Barcelona), Rob Moshin (journal judge and consultant), Penny Adams (Wedding Oak Winery), and Jesse Brantley (journal judge and Bev Director at Trattoria Lisina and Mandolas)