Randy 'Rare' Resnick

tapping pioneer

Randy Resnick has played guitar with many blues greats, such as Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

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Randall Grahm, an American Original

Randall Grahm started the Bonny Doon Vineyard in 1983.

Talk about "of cabbages and kings", we chatted with Randall and a great group about Rhône varieties, the ungly duckling grapes, Riesling and Gruner Veltliner (everyone except Eve loves Riesling), biodynamics, cork taint, eastern Washington vineyards, terroir and its importance, screw caps and much more. See our Delicious bookmarks for more info.

Bonny Doon Vineyard and Randall Grahm

Here is a notion we will be developing:

"I am also really interested in producing wines that have life-force.  Another word for this might be minerality, another term might be the ability to resist oxidation.  I think that one of the keys to this is learning how to master the oxidation/reduction states of the wines at varying points in the wine's elevage."

Special Rhone Ranger music on guitar by Zip Caplan.

Today: Zinfandel Madness in Bordeaux!

ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) came out to Vinexpo 2009 to meet people from all over the world and show them my favorites California wine, Zinfandel. richard flores

Do not be fooled by Richard's avuncular manner, he's an inspired advocate. Everyone I saw interacting with him went away delighted to have learned more about Zinfandel.

Interviewed in the above recording :

Richard Flores, ZAP

Bill Easton, Terre Rouge

David Phillips, Lodi Vineyards

Bruce Walker, Starry Night Winery

Susan Ridley, Hendry

Newbie to Geek in one lesson!

[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-233623.mp3|titles=Michael Graves Dave Cooper Paul Mabray Evelyne Resnick] @DaveAC and I talk about some of the latest health news from the New York Times et al about how wine drinking may not be good for you, as has been previously claimed. Evelyne (@winebrands) joined in a bit late.

My pal from the VoIP Users Conference Michael Graves (@mjgraves)came by to talk about his New Wine Consumer status. It's interesting to see how these things progress from a newbie to a seasoned wine geek.

Paul Mabray dropped by and after me saying three or four times that we'd not get into the M-G social media campaign, we of course did with gusto.

@winebythebar was listening in on Skype and hopefully will join us soon to talk about that very app: Wine by the Bar. Michael Wangbickler from Academy of Wine Communications was also on hand with us on the text chat.

Murphy-Goode Candidates LIVE

Murphy-Goode Sorry for the quality of my own audio, but the candidates all shine through loud and clear!

[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-224501.mp3|A Really Goode Job Candidates]

Are you a candidate for the AReallyGoodeJob? Maybe you'd like to join our discussion and talk about the experience so far? What about you hopes and dreams? We can't guarantee that anyone from M-G will be listening, but you may be able to gather a few last minute voters!

@winetonite @toddhavens @TransAmericas @winebizradio @rickbakas @mwangbickler

To grab URLs mentionerd, try this Text Chat Transcript

Academy of Wine Communications

Academy of Wine Communications [audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-224500.mp3|titles=Michael Wangbickler of the Academy of Wine Communications]

Michael Wangbickler of the Academy of Wine Communications joins us to explain their mission.

We will also discuss the Murphy Goode recuitment program, a kind of landmark in new social media and wine.

I said "May 24th" in the intro. I'll need to go edit that RSN.

Vintank discussion, Part 2

vintankWe continue to "analyze the analysis". The white paper has generated some controversy and we'd like to hear from people who do not agree with Vintank's conclusions or who want to criticize the choice of hair style. For the latter, please submit a recent photo of your own hairstyle to establish credibility.

[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-223493.mp3|titles=Vintank.com Paul Mabray and Joel Vincent on the social media and OWC]

Sorry, keystroke loggers under 21 are not allowed on the New Wine Consumer.

Schilling for Vintank? No, we feel that the amount of jealousy and anxiety generated by the publication of a FREE white paper that is the result of much reflection deserves some scrutiny. Taking advantage of the frivilous "controversy" that surrounds Vintank's published ideas, we hope to get your attention and help those who did not understand the white paper (or take the trouble to download and read it) to join the discussion of the impact of social media on the wine business.

Vintank Social Media and Wine Report

[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-216064.mp3|titles=Paul Mabray from Vintank.com]

At 12 Noon EDT (9 AM PDT, 5PM UK) Paul Mabray joins us to discuss a report that has made a big splash. You can download their 80-page PDF free.

Vintank's presse release says:

When we first decided to publish this report, we had no real idea what a task this would be.  Couple that with a brand new business and all the associated challenges, the interactivity with all the organizations, the legal reviews, and just doing our day jobs, we found that completing this report was more than we originally anticipated.  Just as difficult is the speed of which things change - as fast as we’d review, there would be new changes (Facebook fan pages), new features, new companies and new ways to measure.  This paper is by no means the ultimate answer in wine social media nor does it cover every possible strategy or tactic.  However, we hope it offers one of the first real sign posts for our industry to begin to look at traveling down the road of wine social media.  We hope it sparks ideas, conversations, and success for wine companies on the Internet.

We discuss Paul's hair, but also online affinities, influencers, Gary Vaynerchuck the phenomenon and some of the strategies Vintank thinks are winning over consumers. Also chiming in, Hardy from DirtySouthWines, @jfouts, @daveac and many more names I'll insert tomorrow as I am late for dinner!

Cahors, the Original Malbec

malbec tasting [audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-218179.mp3]

Tasting at "La Cité Mondial du Vin" (above photo) with a touch of lunch, brings out part of the Cahors story. Eight hundred years of growing Malbec gives you some serious street cred. Recall that Gary "the V" did a Malbec video. This tasting featured 6 Malbecs from Argentina, Chili, France (Côtes de Bourg, Cahors). An international competition was anounced for June. Start your engines!

Bordeaux Primeurs Oblige

[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-206833.mp3] Evelyne takes us through the life of a wine from harvest to its debut at harvest ("birth") to being "raised" in barrels in the chai, bottled after 18-24 months, and finally reaching the shelves nearly 3 years later. In the meantime, it will be blended and tasted and nurtured. DaveAC has a few questions that bring out the best in her knowladge ansd the worst in my jokes.

Chateau PalmerChâteau Palmer Marketing Director Bernard de Laage tells us about the lower 2008 yield (sorry about the cellphone noise). See Futures or Primeurs Week in Bordeaux post on her Wine Brands Blog. She talks about some surprising finds at tastings last week, including wines from... wait for it: Syria and Lebanon!

Everyone has primeurs news including Château @HautBrion who have a list of articles in French and English at the top of their News Page. We mentioned the BBR team (Twitter:@BBRBoysInBDX) and our own (@WineBrands, @Randulo, @DaveAC)

About Bordeaux primeurs

Tom Cannnavan and the New Wine Gang

the-wine-gang [audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-11888/TS-203847.mp3]

Writer Tom Cannavan from http://www.thewinegang.com and http://wine-pages.com chats with us about his new endeavor. The Wine Gang is a unique collaboration between five of the UK's most influential wine critics. Our comprehensive assessment of wines for sale in the UK will help you buy smarter and drink better.

Also, an interview with Wendy Narby in anticipation of Bordeaux primeurs.

Last time I looked, it was 2019 - I’m active on Diaspora: randulo@pluspora.com