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The Wine Atelier Podcast Episode #12: Wine Spectator’s Mitch Frank & “Rosé’s New Era”

It’s Week 3 of Rosé Month on The Wine Atelier Podcast and in this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to someone who’s had his finger on the pulse of rosé since his first cover story on the subject ten years ago, Mitch Frank, News Editor of Wine Spectator Magazine.

I’m also happy to report, his second cover story on the subject, Rose’s New Era, graces the cover of the latest issue of Wine Spectator which hits newsstands this week. This issue boasts a gorgeous cover and is chock full of wonderful information about rosé wine, including great recommendations and an interview with the latest celeb getting in the rosé game, Jon Bon Jovi!

In this podcast episode, Mitch shares the key factors involved in the meteoric rise of rosé in the years between his cover stories. He also speculates as to where this trend is headed and which factors are crucial to its continued growth and popularity. For those who are new to rosé, Mitch shares his advice on the most helpful and least intimidating way to shop for these wines, and to my own personal delight, he reveals his favorite dish to pair with rosé (hint: he lives in New Orleans so you KNOW it’s delicious!). And finally, Mitch discusses his fascinating career path and how he ultimately made the move from covering presidential elections for Time magazine to working for Wine Spectator in 2005.

Whether you’re new to rosé or a seasoned aficionado I think you’ll really enjoy this episode and many thanks to Mitch Frank for taking the time to talk to me. Please pour yourself a glass of something pink, kick back and press play for all the details and see below for any resources mentioned in the show.

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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

1.) Our Word of the Day: “Saignée”

2.) To learn more about what a “Corked” wine is, please click here

3.) Mitch Frank’s current WineSpectator.com articles

4.) Wine Spectator’s Wine Ratings Plus app

5.) My recent Facebook LIVE show on “Gateway Rosés” in which I elaborate on my own personal history with pink wine.

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The Wine Atelier Podcast Episode #11: Paul Chevalier and the Rise of Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

It just wouldn’t be Rosé Month without Paul Chevalier. And by that I mean it literally wouldn’t be! It’s quite possible that without Paul’s efforts over the past decade, none of us would have ever heard of a little rosé named Whispering Angel, the pink juggernaut that rocked the wine world and essentially become the poster-wine for the #RoseRevolution.

As National Fine Wine Director for Shaw-Ross Imports, Paul’s collaboration with Sacha Lichine, son of Bordeaux legend Alexis Lichine and owner of Chateau D’Esclans, launched this brand and rosé in general into the stratosphere of popularity and changed how rosé wine was viewed around the world.

In our timely interview, Paul explains first and foremost what makes Provencal rosé so unique. He also shares his thoughts on the rise of rosé over the past ten years and speculates as to where it’s headed in the future. He also shares exciting information on Chateau D’Esclans’ latest project which involves a partnership with the glamorous Fontainebleau Hotel in South Beach.

I’m so excited for you to hear my interview with Paul Chevalier so please kick back, pour yourself a glass of something Provencal and pink, and press play for all the details!

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

1.) Our amazing visit to Chateau D’Esclans in Provence.

2.) “The Truth About Rosé” –  my Fox News article with more on the Chateau D’Esclans story.

3.) “Wines of the Week” on Facebook LIVE: “The Rosés of Provence”

4.) A glamorous Chateau D’Esclans Rosé Brunch Hosted by Martha Stewart and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the South Beach Wine + Food Festival.

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The Wine Atelier Podcast Episode #10: AFWC President Shari Gherman + The Rosé Competition

I can’t think of a better way to kick off Rosé Month on The Wine Atelier Podcast than with the fabulous Shari Gherman, President of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition and co-collaborator on the 2018 Rosé Competition which took place recently here in South Florida.

As a Judge for the AFWC for many years I was thrilled to hear of Shari’s latest endeavor. Her sparkling personality and decade plus experience successfully running the AFWC made Shari the perfect partner for Bob Ecker, founder of The Rosé Competition. And out of the almost two hundred bottles of rosé submitted from around the globe, the results of the competition surprised the wine world! Despite the many pricey bottles submitted, the winner of Best of Show Sparkling Rosé was the J Vineyards Russian River Valley Brut Rosé ($45), while Best in Show Dry Rosé went to the Sauska Rosé Cuvée ($15) from Hungary – YES, you heard me – HUNGARY!!!

For even more on the exciting results of the 2018 Rosé Competition, and to hear some of Shari’s favorite rosé producers (as well as her favorite rosé food pairing!) please pour yourself a glass of something pink and hit the play button above! Also, as promised, I’ve included links to resources mentioned in this episode, as well as the dates of two upcoming wine events you won’t want to miss (see below).

Many thanks to Shari Gherman for taking the time to chat with me and I hope to see you wine lovers at the AFWC Gala on May 5th (please see special discount code below!) and/or the Rosé Day Celebration at Robovault on June 8th!

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

1.) Results of the 2018 Rosé Competition

2.) Results of the 2018 American Fine Wine Competition

3.) The 2018 American Fine Wine Competition Gala Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @ Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For $50 off Gala tickets use special code: “VIPTABLE”

4.) Some of Shari’s favorite rosé producers: J. Cage Cellars, Shadowbox Cellars, Bee Hunter Wine, Peju Province Winery, and Stemmari.

5.) June 8th, 2018 AFWC Rosé Celebration @ Robovault in Ft. Lauderdale (tickets going on sale soon!)

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The Wine Atelier Podcast Episode #9: A Passion for Spanish Wine with April Cullom

On the latest episode of The Wine Atelier Podcast, I’m excited to introduce you to one of my favorite women in the world of wine, Spanish Wine Specialist and Winemaker, April Cullom.

April was (and continues to be) an inspiration to me as I was first making the transition into the wine industry over ten years ago. She’s been involved in virtually every aspect of Spanish wine from serving as Brand Ambassador for some of the country’s most beloved wine regions, to leading food and wine focused consumer tours to, most recently, making her own Spanish wines! So in today’s episode she shares her fascinating journey into wine which includes some unexpected twists and turns and a LOT of serendipity and how it led her to where she is today. As an expert and wine educator, I have to say, we could ALL learn a thing or two from April!

Thanks so much for listening today and for any resources mentioned in this episode and/or to check out April’s wines, please see the links below.

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

1.) John Radford + Miguel Torres, “The New Spain”

2.) Kevin Zraly + Mike DeSimone, “Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties + Styles”

3.) “Wines from Spain” website: www.WinesfromSpainUSA.com

4.) Here in South Florida you can find April’s Casa Abril and Alma de Vino wines in Ft. Lauderdale at Wine Watch Wine Boutique as well as at Modern Wine Lounge.

5.) Outside of South Florida, please check out April’s amazing Spanish wines here: Casa Abril Vino AND Alma de Vino

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The Wine Atelier Podcast #8: Conversation with PJ Alviso of Duckhorn Wine Company

Today’s exciting guest is PJ Alviso of Duckhorn Wine Company! As Director of Estate Viticulture, PJ oversees the estate program, which encompasses nearly 700 acres across Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. You’re going to love this episode — he helps demystify the term “terroir,” discusses Duckhorn’s word-class merlot, and so much more!

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The Wine Atelier Podcast #7: An Insider’s Burgundy with Laurent Drouhin

Part of the reason for starting The Wine Atelier podcast was to feature insider interviews with some of my favorite people in the wine industry. And I can’t think of a better way to start than with Laurent Drouhin, Director of the United States Market for Burgundy’s Maison Joseph Drouhin and its American counterpart, Domaine Drouhin in Oregon.

I had the pleasure of meeting Laurent at a Burgundy tasting he hosted here in South Florida almost 10 years ago. His passion and enthusiasm for his family’s wines was inspiring not to mention his extensive knowledge of this legendary wine region. Since then, Steve and I have had the pleasure of visiting Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy (NOT to be missed!) as well as collaborating with Laurent on some wonderful wine dinners and events and I’m very excited to introduce you to him today.

In today’s episode Laurent shares the secrets behind the legendary winemaking Drouhin family, what it was like growing up in such a rich and beautiful wine region, and how he and his three siblings, Véronique, Philippe and Frédéric, work together today to run the family business. He also provides insight into how his family decided to expand into Oregon over THIRTY years ago and, for those who might be a little intimidated by this complicated wine region, Laurent offers helpful suggestions and resources for learning about and experiencing these wonderful wines.

Thank you so much for listening today and for more information on the Drouhin family wines, please visit their respective websites at: Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin.

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“The Wines of Burgundy” by Sylvain Pitiot & Jean-Charles Servant ($26)

– Please e-mail me your wine-related questions to: stephanie [at] theglamorousgourmet [dot] com

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The Wine Atelier Podcast #6: Waistline Friendly Wines

Happy New Year, Wine Lovers!

The latest episode of The Wine Atelier Podcast is very timely and features some fabulous Waistline Friendly Wines that will NOT sabotage your weight loss and/or fitness goals you set this month. And don’t worry, I’m not recommending any gimmicky DIET wines, all the wines mentioned in this episode are REAL, authentic wines which happen to be naturally lower in calories.

So in this episode I share:

3 key tips to keep in mind when shopping for or selecting wines on a wine list.

– A handy calorie breakdown of the most popular styles of wine (i.e. sparkling, white & red) and which ones are the most waistline friendly.

– The answer to a relevant reader question about whether or not those “diet wines” are really worth the calorie savings compared to regular wine.

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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Glamorous Gourmet’s Waistline Friendly Wine Guide

– Please e-mail me your wine-related questions to: stephanie [at] theglamorousgourmet [dot] com

– To sign up for my WINE-DERFUL Weekly Newsletter, please click here and follow the prompts.

Thanks so much for tuning in and I hope this episode has inspired you to continue indulging in a daily glass of one of our featured Waistline Friendly Wines. Because, let’s face it, kicking off the New Year without wine doesn’t sound like a very happy New Year, does it?

If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this episode please feel free to post in in the Comments section and/or e-mail me at the address listed above.

Cheers,

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