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Laura Catena, along with her father Nicholas Catena, produces high-quality wines at their storied vineyard in Argentina. Bodega Catena Zapata is the world leader in Malbec and other varietals, and has pioneered the Malbec and wine business in South America.
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Kimberly Prokoshyn, Head Sommelier at Rebelle NYC, curates one of the most interesting and extensive wine lists in New York. She discusses wines and the role of sommeliers.
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Wine legend, Kevin Zraly, has been at it over 40 years. He founded the Windows on the World wine course and bestselling companion books, and continued the classes after 9/11 when the facility was destroyed. He is a true wine influencer, launching generations of today’s sommeliers; an educator teaching over 20,000 students; a prolific author; a recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award; and still going!
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Hillary Zio has been in the wine industry for over 10 years, with experience in fine dining, retail, distribution, events, education and consulting. She’s a certified sommelier and holds an advanced certificate with the WSET. With no luck in finding a career guide, she wrote her own, The Unfiltered Guide to Working in Wine.
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David White is the creator of popular wine blog, The Terroirist, and wrote an approachable, comprehensive book about Champagne, But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine. We talk blogs and bubbles.
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Gary Vaynerchuk: Wine expert, entrepreneur, CEO of social media agency, VaynerMedia, angel investor, venture capitalist, NY Times bestselling author, and all around hustler. Gary talks wine, social media, and how advertising and marketing have changed in a digital world, plus he shares his hottest wine trend, Barolo.
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Jon Bonné is one of today’s most prolific wine writers. Jon served as the wine editor and chief wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle and is now senior contributing editor of online magazine, Punch. Author of The New California Wine and currently working on The New French Wine, he is a James Beard Award-winning journalist bringing a critical eye and a well-trained palate to the world of wine and food.
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Wine & Spirits publisher and editor, Josh Greene, tastes over 15,000 wines annually. We talk best wines of the year and wine trends.
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STEVE REYNOLDS, HEIDI PETERSON BARRETT, & ANTHONY BELL
A look inside one of the most intimate wine growing regions in the world, Napa Valley, as we follow several of the most prominent winemakers on their journey to master their craft. We talk to Napa winemakers Heidi Peterson Barrett, Steve Reynolds, and Anthony Bell about the new documentary film Decanted, their individual wineries and projects, and the state of wine in Napa Valley.
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NED BENEDICT & BRYAN GARCIA
Grand Cru Selections is a NYC-based wine importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world, representing some of the most passionate winemakers and sought after wineries. We talk global wines and how wine gets from the vineyard to your table with Ned Benedict and Bryan Garcia.
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Amanda Smeltz worked wine at April Bloomfield’s John Dory and The Breslin, spent over 4 years building the wine program at Roberta’s in Bushwick, and is now the Head Sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud. We talk to Amanda about restaurant wine lists, under appreciated wine regions and styles, and what to drink now.
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Karen MacNeil is the multi award-winning author of The Wine Bible, and has also received the James Beard Award for "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional." Karen is the Chairwoman Emeritus of The Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the CIA in Napa, CA. She is also a sought after consultant and creates wine seminars for corporate clients.
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Pascaline is a partner and Beverage Director at Rouge Tomate in NYC. As a Master Sommelier, she has received numerous awards including Wine & Spirits Magazine's 1 of the 5 Best US Sommeliers, Time Out NY's One of the New Wine Prophets, Wine Enthusiast's 40-Under-40 Beverage Influencers, and Second Runner-Up Best French Wine Sommelier to name a few. Rouge Tomate has been nominated for a 2017 James Beard Award for "Outstanding Wine Program."
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Adam Sachs is Editor in Chief of Saveur, a magazine dedicated to food, drink, travel, style and home. He joined the magazine in 2014 and has steered it towards telling deep, elegantly-written stories about what makes food and wine so meaningful to people all over the world. Adam has received 3 James Beard Awards for his writing.
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Laura Maniec has been called the "It Girl" of the NY wine scene by the Wall Street Journal, and has additionally won numerous awards including Food & Wine's Sommelier of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's 40 Tastemakers Under 40. She received her Master Sommelier certification in 2009 and is the proprietor of 4 CorkBuzz Wine Studios in NYC and Charlotte, NC. Corkbuzz has been nominated for a 2017 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program.
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Kris Matthewson hails from the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York. He is the proprietor and winemaker at Bellwether Wine Cellars, producers of critically acclaimed single vineyard Riesling, Pinot Noir and Rose. Kris makes wines allowing for a true expression of Finger Lakes terroir and has been called “The Rock Star of the Finger Lakes” He also makes a mean cider.
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With a long career in wine, Raj Parr has been called "one of the most celebrated sommeliers in the world." He has shifted his expertise and energy towards ownership and wine making at Sandhi, Domaine de la Cote and Seven Springs. Raj has also received a James Beard Award for his book, Secrets of the Sommelier, How to Thing and Drink like the World's Top Wine Professionals.
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Caleb Ganzer, Wine Director and Managing Partner of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, NYC talks about the natural wine movement, wines from the Roussillon region of France, other hot wine regions, and Compagnie with one of NYC’s most compelling wine lists.
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Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bar in NYC has been on the New York wine and restaurant scene for over 30 years. He is a true prophet of Riesling and wines that deserve their due. He is the father of “The Summer of Riesling.” We’ll talk to Paul about Riesling, under appreciated wines, and hospitality and service in the wine and restaurant business.
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Dustin Wilson MS has done it all; he starred in the movie Somm and worked wine service at the finest restaurants in the US including Frasca, Montagna, RN74, and Eleven Madison. Dustin imports and distributes wines and recently opened Verve Wine in NYC, We’ll talk to Dustin about the movies, restaurants, hospitality, selling wine and making wine. We’ll also ask Dustin about hot wine regions and what the Somms are recommending.
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Patrick Cappiello is into big wine lists, sabering Champagne, and Renegade Wine Dinners. He cut his teeth at Tribeca Grill and continued to work at hallowed wine meccas like Veritas and Gilt. He eventually went on to consult and ultimately become a partner and Wine Director at Pearl and Ash in NYC, the same group soon opened Rebelle in the same neighborhood. We’ll talk to Patrick about the current state of the wine and restaurant business, social media, big, but thoughtful, approachable wine lists, Rebelle, La Paulee and 40 Oz.
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Michelle Biscieglia, Wine Director of Blue Hill Restaurant in NYC oversees the wine program at one of America’s true farm to table restaurants. Chef Dan Barber showcases local food and Michelle stewards a wine list with producers who respect artisanal technique. Michelle’s wine list is designed and listed to be stylistic, not regional. Sustainability carries over from the food to the wine.
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Award-winning New York sommelier and wine executive Michael Madrigale navigates us through what wines to drink for summer. We will discuss and recommend the most interesting, accessible, and reasonably priced wines to drink now. We’ll feature white, red, rose, sparkling/ Champagne, wine spritzers, boxed wine and dessert wines. We’ll also tell you what pairs well with BBQ, shellfish, and fish. It’s sun, fun, and good wine!
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Eric Asimov has been writing for the New York Times for over 33 years. In 1992 he started the wildly popular “$25 and Under” food column, and has been the Chief Wine Critic of the Times since 2004. His weekly columns include “Wines of the Times” and his monthly “Wine School.” He has published two books, "How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto" and "Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times."
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Severine Perru is the Wine Director of The Ten Bells natural wine bar in NYC. The Ten Bells was one of the first natural wine bars in the US opening in 2008. Severine tells us all about natural, organic, and biodynamic wines and what we should be drinking now from France. Italy, Austria, South Africa, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Georgia, the US and beyond.
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Bianca Bosker published “Cork Dork: A Wine Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste” in March, 2017. Bianca takes a deep dive and manic journey into the world of somms, collectors, scientists, restaurants, somm certification and more. She is an award-winning journalist and author with contributions to the NY Times, Food & Wine, The Atlantic, The WSJ, the Guardian, and The New Republic to name a few.
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The Macari family has been on the North Fork of Long Island since 1974 and started making wines in the mid ’90s. Gabriella Macari is a third generation member of the Macari wine clan. We talk to her about Long Island wines and the multi varietals from Macari. Long Island wines are now more available, of higher quality, and a wine destination. This is the Long Island Wine Show!
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Marissa A. Ross is the author of the new book “Wine. all the time. a casual guide to confident drinking” The self-proclaimed leisure enthusiast is a writer, award-winning blogger, and humorist. Marissa is the wine editor of Bon Appetit magazine. We get into all things wine and her new book. “Wine. all the time.” is written in Marissa’s signature comedic voice with personal anecdotes woven among it’s lessons. The book will teach you to sip more confidently and make you laugh as you are doing it.
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Ben Leventhal is the CEO and founder of Resy, a mobile app for people who love eating at great restaurants but hate hassling for reservations. Resy also provides dynamic operational software for restaurants. We will to talk to Ben about food, wine, restaurants, and current trends in the industry.
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ALICE FEIRING & PASCALINE LEPELTIER
James Beard and Roederer award winning journalist, blogger, and author Alice Feiring and Master Sommerlier and partner at Rouge Tomate NYC Pascaline Lepeltier have teamed up to write their new book “The Dirty Guide to Wine. Following Flavors From Ground to Glass” The book is presented in a fun and fascinating way to look at wine differently: trace it back to it’s roots. We’ll discuss why dirt matters!