May 27, 2005
Winecast 16 - Chardonnay
[Winecast] The theme of today’s show is the great white grape of Burgundy: Chardonnay and I also feature a “virtual” wine tasting of three wines made from this grape.
[Winecast.net] Winecast: (0:00 - 0:37) Introduction, theme music and show kickoff, thanking Sam for hosting WBW this month and the theme of rosé wines. Rosé is the “Rodney Dangerfield of wines"; they get no respect. This is probably due to indifferent blends of red and white wines we have had being passed off as rosé, as well as the sticky, sweet white zinfandels we have been subjected to over the years. In fact, I have not had a proper rosé or pink wine in a few years, so this theme was an excellent chance to check out three dry rosé wines.
[Hugejohnsonsworldofwine.blogspot.com] Huge Johnson's World of Wine: I believe that wine, since it is made from a fruit, should produce a liquid reminiscent of that fruit, not cedar, moss, pipe tobacco, barnyards, manure, pencil lead, or band aids. As such, I believe that good wine can come from any country, but it must be labeled in such a way that the consumer doesn't need an atlas and a wine encyclopedia to figure out what's in the bottle. I believe that the United States should not trail the civilized world in wine consumption per capita and that neo-prohibitionists, wine snobs, and liquor distributors are all joined in a trilateral commission to hinder wine consumption. I believe that wine needs to lose its elitist image by embracing alternative packaging, alternative closures, non-vintage wines, stronger branding, and lower retail prices.
[Podcast.net] Podcast.net - The Podcast Directory: On today's show I taste three wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape from around the world, provide background on the grape, talk about matching food with wine, play a clip from Podcast411's intervi...
[Dir.yahoo.com] Wine Weblogs in the Yahoo! Directory: Huge Johnson's World of Wine - various ruminations and observations regarding the bizarre and otherwise incomprehensible happenings in the wine industry.
Posted at May 27, 2005 09:13 AM
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