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Episodes eighteen to twenty-five






Episode twenty-five

Running Time - 44 minutes

Joel Sommer returns to discuss the 2nd annual WinePress.us winefest and mentions some new ideas that will be appearing on the website.

Dan Strickland, Publisher of Small Winery Magazine returns to award the winner of the subscription contest we recently ran. Dan also talks about the recent opening of the small commercial winery that he is part of - New River Winery.

A discussion of the recent restriction on no-liquid carry-on with the airlines and how that affects us winemakers.

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Episode twenty-four

Running Time - 44 minutes

Daniel Alcorso visits WineMaking Radio to discuss his experience and philosophy in making wine. Daniel is the winemaker for Crown Valley Winery.

We also highlight a website that helps wine and beer makers learn more about the hobby.

We talk about the "Balance" of a wine, and specifically speak about Acidity. This is a repeat of a segment from Episode 7.

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Episode twenty-three

Running Time - 45 minutes

Dan Strickland, the Editor and Publisher of Small Winery Magazine shares his background in winemaking and his passion turned profession and some of the lessons he has learned in the process.

Introduction of a new website that helps winemakers and grape growers come in contact with each other so the end result of wine can be made!

A wine tip on making a yeast starter for your juice to help jump-start that fermentation process.

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Episode twenty-two

Running Time - 41 minutes

A continuation from episode twenty-one of Professor James Luby and Anna Katharine Mansfield from the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology Project discussing their work in breeding cold hardy grape cultivars and the making of wine from these grape sources.

Greg Cook visits to discuss wine tasting and wine making myths.

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Episode twenty-one

Running Time - 42 minutes

Professor James Luby and Anna Katharine Mansfield from the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology Project discuss their work in breeding cold hardy grape cultivars and the making of wine from these grape sources.
Tim Elliot, a podcaster with his own wine appreciation audio show titled WineCast discusses the history of the Zinfandel grape.
Robert Linder replays a discussion about "fining" or clarifying your wine before bottling.

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Episode twenty

Running Time - 48 minutes

Lars Sorenson returns to discuss his philosophy on wine and how it has formed the cornerstone of his Cascade Trade wine distribution company. Tim Elliot discusses Sangiovese grapes. Lars returns to discuss cork and keeping wine fresh after it's opened and finally Ray Reigstad visits and talks about his wine making adventures.

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Episode nineteen

Running Time - 46 minutes

Lars Sorenson is the founder of Cascade Trade a distributor of boutique wine. But before Lars became a wine distributor, he was a cork salesman for a company based in Sardinia, a leading supplier of cork for the wine industry. In this episode, Lars shares with us his vast knowledge about natural cork, TCA and synthetic closures.

Raymond Meyer and Dave Miller return one final time to discuss how they get their wines ready for competition. Tim Elliot, a podcaster with his own wine appreciation audio show titled WineCast discusses the history of Syrah.

Greg Cook who shared information presented in his A Valley Vine podcast returns with a reading of an article about wine consumption and obesity.

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Episode eighteen

Running Time - 50 minutes

Lori Duncan, who joined our show on Episode 17, returns to talk about making labels for your prized procession, your homemade wine. Raymond Meyer and Dave Miller also from Episode 17 return to discuss how the winemaking club that they are part of, The Full Mooners of Kentucky help the University of Kentucky with new varietals in grapes that may someday become commercially feasible wine offerings.

Tim Elliot, a podcaster with his own wine appreciation audio show titled "WineCast" discusses the history of Gerwurtzraminer. Tim allowed WineMaking Radio the use of some of his recordings which feature the background and style notes about single Varietal grapes. We will feature other varietals in future episodes.
Greg Cook who joined us in Episode 7 last year, offers us a discussion about sulfites in wine, thanks to his "The Valley Vine" podcast.

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