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Napa Valley Wine Radio®: Episodes

Join Sherry Page from Culinary Getaways as she takes us on an audio tour of downtown Yountville here in the heart of Napa Valley. Along the way she visits the Yountville Coffee Caboose, Bouchon Bakery, our Goosecross winey tasting room, Cantinetta Piero, Girard Winery's tasting room, Napa Style, Bottega ...
An interview with CEO Stefano Sarti from Il Forteto. What has grown from Stefano's shared dreams with his friends is not only the products created at Il Fortetto, but an amazing family unit embracing the shepherds, farmers, workers, and since it's first days, a home for orphaned children with special needs.
If you love Zinfandel, you need to know about ZAP, which is short for Zinfandel Advocates and Producers. Formed in 1991 to promote red Zinfandel as a world-class wine, Duane Dappen, owner of D-Cubed winery and President of ZAP, is here to talk about it.
How does vineyard management influence the quality and character of the wine? What is meant by "minimal intervention" in the winery? Is it a marketing tactic or a valuable philosophy? Master of Wine Benjamin Lewin, author of Wine Myths and Reality, sorts through some of these questions with Nancy Hawks ...
2010 is a year none of us will be able to forget for a very long time. Fortunately for us at Goosecross, this vintage year may very well produce some of the most flavorful wines in our 25 year history! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you about ...
Yountville is the first place wine grapes were planted in Napa Valley and yet it's only recently been recognized as an official American Viticultural Area. It's also home to Goosecross Cellars! Andy Hoxsey, a fourth-generation grower here in Yountville, is here to talk about what makes the Yountville ...
What if you could buy a small taste of the wine before you invest in the full bottle? Of course, when you visit wine country that's easily done. But now, thanks to a new company called tastingroom.com, there's an easy way to try small samples at home and decide what you like before you invest in the ...
How many times have you seen terminology on the wine back label or in the winemaker notes and wondered what the heck they're talking about? You know, those references to whole cluster pressing, cold soak, punch downs and so forth. What do they mean? Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is here ...
In this episode, Stu Smith, the owner/winemaker for Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery shares his ideas about growing and making wine here in Napa Valley. This episode is a little longer than usual, but time will fly as you hear his opinions on dry farming, managing fermentations, Biodynamic, and much more.
Have you found yourself using balsamic vinegar more often in recent years? Our good friend Diane De Filipi of Let's Go Cook Italian has recently spent some time at the ancient Cavazzone Balsamery in Reggio Emilia (near Modena Italy). She's here to tell Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, about ...
The Integration of Wine and Food: There are so many ways to look at pairing wine with food. In this episode you'll get some great advice from a Master Sommelier. Gilles de Chambure of Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley, shares his ideas with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education at Goosecross Cellars.
In this episode, Sherry Page, of Culinary Getaways, has a spicy conversation with spice purveyor and grinder Shuli Madmone of Whole Spice here in the Napa Valley. He tells us about how to buy and store herbs and spices and how to make the most of them in your favorite recipes. Enjoy!
You've probably seen reports on both the Light Brown Apple Moth and the European Grapevine Moth in recent months and years. How did they get here? What do they mean to us as growers? What's being done to contain or eradicate the related problems? Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is here ...
Richard Rommes of the Denver chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, about the fundraising partnership with Goosecross and the importance of the work being done. For more information about CFF and the Denver fundraising events go to: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/colorado/ ...
This phone interview features two long-time friends of Goosecross: Diane De Filipi of Let's Go Cook Italian and Rafael Dieppa discuss about their favorite subjects, food, wine, and cooking! They discuss how Rafael's multi-cultural background has influenced his cooking style and he offers one of his favorite ...
There are many processes behind the scenes when winemaking, some more complex than others. We thought it would be interesting to present what is meant by "racking" and "fining" the wine. In this episode Jeff Booth of Jeff Booth Consulting describes the why, when, and how of the various methods used to ...
With this episode we've reached the 100-episode mark and it's been a great pleasure covering everything from how to plant a vineyard from scratch, to ordering wine in a restaurant, to the terroir of cheese. On this occasion, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, thought it would be fun to sit ...
"Ask Our Educator" is one of our favorite website features at goosecross.com because people write in with all kinds of wine-related questions and sometimes we get a real conversation going! In episode 57 (December 2007) we covered questions about screwcaps, sulfites, and more. Since then you've had questions ...
In this episode, we get an inside look at harvesting and producing late harvest wines from a real expert. Roger Harrison of R.A. Harrison Family Cellars discusses the risks, challenges, and rewards involved in producing this very specialized style of wine.
In this episode, producer Rudy McClane tells us about his documentary film about Merlot, called Merlove. He reminds us of all the reasons this classic variety has been treasured over the centuries. Get yourself a glass of Goosecross Merlot and enjoy his enthusiastic tales of the many winegrowers he met ...
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