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Domaine de la Romanée Conti Romanée-Saint-Vivant Give Away

Flashback: May 2020 When the WINE DECODED Community Went Nuts!
Film 1: Tasting 1989 Domaine de la Romanée Conti Romanée-Saint-Vivant
Film 2: A vintage at DRC with a winemaker’s observations.

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A Session with Fabrice of Champagne R Pouillon

Ask a simple question about wine and you are often greeted with a basic scripted response that sadly is a close reflection of reality.
Ask Fabrice a ‘simple’ question with the intent of eliciting some deep thought and wisdom and that is exactly what you get.

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Live Stream with Letizia Patanè of Passopisciaro

Letizia Patanè of Passopisciaro joined us to talk all things Etna, Lava Juice and Nerello Mascelese!

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Talking all things Lava Juice with Giuseppe Russo of Etna’s Girolamo Russo

Giuseppe Russo visited Wine Decoded HQ to talk all things Lava Juice AKA Wines from Mount Etna, Sicily.
He shared his knowledge of the history of viticulture on Mount Etna and his history from training in classical music and literature to returning to his family vineyards to transition them to the delicious Enta reds wines, white wine, and rosato that he makes today.

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A Super Tuscan Session with Luca di Napoli of Castello dei Rampolla

Luca di Napoli visited Wine Decoded HQ in Feb 2020 to share a little wisdom, the history of Castello dei Rampolla and a delicious suite of vino.
Enjoy the 🎧 podcast & 🎥 Video below!

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Q&A with Paul:”What are Pressings in Red Wine?”

A complete answer needs a book. We’ll cut that back to 5 minutes! In this case we’re talking about red wines. White wines are another beast altogether!
The question arose after AP Birks Wendouree released a Pressings Wine for the 2017 vintage. They only release it about once a decade.

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An Afternoon Exploring 2015 & 2013 Barolo with Giovanni Agneli of Massolino

I had the fortune to spend an afternoon with Giovanni Angeli when he shared his insights into the 2013 and 2015 vintages as I tasted through the range.

The 🎧 podcast is available below.

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Jaysen Collins of Massena & JC’s Own Visits Wine Decoded HQ

Funny when you meet someone and there’s kind of an instant gel.
Jaysen Collins is one of those people.
He’s making some tasty vino. Pushing to do the things we love at Wine Decoded.

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The Tough Years Are When Experience Really Counts – 2016 with Alex Moreau

One of the most honest reflections of a tough vintage that you will ever hear. Listen to this and you will understand the depth of deliberate, consequential thought that required for the world’s best vignerons always optimise.

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The Sandrone Sessions with Barbara Sandrone

From the potential of life as a carpenter to one of Barolo’s greats. Sandrone last 15 years making Barolo has been a demonstration of the wisdom accumulated over the previous 35 years! Such intrigue!

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A Bit of Bindi on the Side – An interview with Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines

It’s great to have someone with as much experience as Michael so clearly articulate what has been a massive period of evolution the Australian wine industry. Particularly on the Pinot front. This is a must watch for any Pinot fanatic!

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Bondar Wines with Andre & Selina – Talking Eggs, Cocaine, Koala’s & Naturally, Tasty Vino

Let the Giggle Festa Begin! With these 2 at Wine Decoded HQ life is full of laughs! They’re kicking out some delicious wines from McLaren Vale.

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Equipo Navazos a wine La Botamay. Literally Mind Blowing Wine.

Jesús Barquín and friends have a long-standing love for the great wines of Andalusia. Home to the Sherry Bodegas that have cared for many incredible wines. Now he has become a custodian of some of it’s most revered wines, and, reviving a long lost style of table wine made under flor!

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Cutting Edge Priorat from Dominik Huber’s Terroir al Límit

The Priorat revival has been underway for a few decades now. Add a German Chef to the mix with a vision & the drive to make great wine & the results have been something special.

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Winemaking Excellence – Fruit Sorting & Destemming at Yabby Lake with Tom Carson

Making exceptional wine takes thought and patience. Every step of the winemaking process presents you with a choice. In the winery, it begins when the fruit arrives.
Watch as Pinot Noir from Yabby Lake’s Block 2 is sorted by hand & some seriously impressive cutting edge machinery!

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Winemaker Sessions #3 Roberto Voerzio – La Morra & Barolo

Roberto Voerzio is one of the Barolo Boys! He has extreme dedication to quality, his vineyards are spectacular, his wines filled with personality & incredible purity!

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The Vineyard Sessions #1 with Stuart Proud

Hitting the Vineyards to Find Out Just What it Takes to Grow a Yummy Grape at the very site Wine Decoded sources it’s fruit from for the Bathtub Winemaking Project!

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Winemaker Sessions #2 Pete Schell – Spinifex Wines, Barossa Valley

Pete Schell from Spinifex Wines in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, dropped by Wine Decoded HQ to talk all things Vinous.He’s making some of the funniest wines coming out of the Barossa and has definitely been a leader in making fresher, yummy wines with real personality from the Barossa.

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Winemaker Sessions #1 Peter Cowley, TeMata Estate, Hawkes Bay

Peter Cowley from TeMata Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, dropped into Wine Decoded HQ to shoot the breeze last week.
Turns out he knows a thing or two about making Filthy Good Vino.
We talked Hawkes Bay, Possums, Art Decco and mostly, vino, taking a look at 8 of his wines.

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An Afternoon with Gaia Gaja for Wine Decoded by Paul Kaan Feature
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An Afternoon with Gaia Gaja

Finally I’ve managed to share my thoughts on a very special & intimate afternoon with Gaia Gaja!

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