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Tamra Washington, Chief Winemaker of Yealands Estate, New Zealand
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October 11, 2012 10:53 AM PDT
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The Winesleuth and chief winemaker for NZ winery Yealands Estate, Tamra Washington, have a chat before dinner about the recent awards the winery won at the annual International Wine Challenge 2012. Tamra also talks about the direction she sees NZ sauvignon blanc going and the first pinot noir to be made by Yealands Estate.

Louisa Rose, Chief Winemaker of Yalumba
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October 10, 2012 11:25 AM PDT
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Louisa Rose, Chief Winemaker of Australian winery Yalumba, talks about the difference between Viognier from Australia and the Rhone as well as Yalumba's shiraz/viognier blends and why she prefers screwcap for the whites and cork for the reds

Neil McGuigan and Vines in the City
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September 20, 2012 08:39 AM PDT
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I was in Dublin recently to catch up with Australian winemaker, Neil McGuigan of McGuigan Estates to talk about this great event that they were doing called, Vines in the City. The concept is to bring a vineyard to city dwellers. I sat down with Neil to find out more about his Vines in the City and the new wines they have planned for the UK.

Australian wine maker Brian Croser
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July 15, 2012 01:12 PM PDT
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The Wine Sleuth talks with legendary Australian wine maker, Brian Croser - founder of Petaluma Winery, about his latest wine label, Tapanappa and his views on terroir and why diurnal differences don't count for anything.

Wines of Japan and Spain
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March 25, 2012 01:29 PM PDT
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This podcast features interviews with Japanese wine maker, Ayana Misawa speaking about the indigenous koshu grape of Japan, Bodeagas Bilbainas winemaker Diego Pinella Navarro telling us about his Rioja wines and the Consul General for Navarra, Jordi Vidal talking about the different wines of Navarra including sauvignon blanc, which seems to be particularly suited to the region.

Wines of Portugal
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February 20, 2012 09:57 AM PST
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This weeks episode was taped in Porto, Portugal where I was attending the Essencia do Vinho show. Essencia do Vinho is a showcase of Portuguese wines. I spoke to Pedro Guedes, assistant winemaker at Quanta Terra, Ana Rosas, winemaker and blender of Port house, Ramos Pinto and wine producer, Carlos Campolargo of his eponymous estate in the Barreida region of Portugal.

Champagne(mostly) with The Winesleuth
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February 08, 2012 04:08 PM PST
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The Winesleuth chats with the Chef de Cave of Dom Perignon, Richard Geoffroy, The Head Sommelier of Le Meurice in Paris, Estelle Touzet and goes to Champagne to visit the growers champagne, Champagne Tarlant and drinks with one of the 12th generation of Tarlants, Melanie.