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Last update: 2011-04-12

NVWR® 116 - A Day in Yountville

2011-04-12 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 Restaurant and more. Sherry also points out the best things to do when you visit Yountville and Napa Valley no matter what time of year you choose.…

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NVWR® 115 - Il Forteto

2011-02-15 :: wine@goosecross.com

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.…

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NVWR® 114 - ZAP – Zinfandel Advocates and Producers

2011-01-11 :: wine@goosecross.com

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.…

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NVWR® 113 - Wine Myths and Reality

2010-12-14 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 Miller, our Director of Education.…

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NVWR® 112 - 2010 Harvest Recap

2010-11-23 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 …

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NVWR® 112 - 2010 Harvest Recap

2010-11-23 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 this roller coaster of a vintage and what you can expect from it.…

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NVWR® 111 - The Yountville AVA

2010-11-02 :: wine@goosecross.com

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, i…

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NVWR® 111 - The Yountville AVA

2010-11-02 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 AVA distinctive.…

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NVWR® 110 - TastingRoom.com

2010-10-12 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 …

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NVWR® 110 - TastingRoom.com

2010-10-12 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 full bottle. Tim Bucher, the CEO is here to tell Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, all about it.…

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NVWR® 109 - Decoding The Wine Back Label

2010-09-21 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 to make some sense of it.…

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NVWR® 108 - Smith-Madrone Winery and Vineyards

2010-08-31 :: wine@goosecross.com

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.…

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NVWR® 107 - Authentic Balsamic Vinegar

2010-08-10 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 how it's made and offer some tips for using traditional balsamic vinegar.…

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NVWR® 106 - The Integration of Wine and Food

2010-07-20 :: wine@goosecross.com

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.…

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NVWR® 105 - Sherry Page Visits Whole Spice

2010-06-29 :: wine@goosecross.com

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!…

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NVWR® 104 - The Moth Invasion

2010-06-08 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 Ha…

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NVWR® 104 - The Moth Invasion

2010-06-08 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 to give you an update.…

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NVWR® 103 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Partners with Goosecross

2010-05-18 :: wine@goosecross.com

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/…

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NVWR® 102 - Diane De Filipi and Rafael Dieppa discuss Food and Wine

2010-04-27 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 recipes! Enjoy!…

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NVWR® 101 - Wine Clarification

2010-04-06 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 wh…

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NVWR® 101 - Wine Clarification

2010-04-06 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 clarify the wine. I suppose you could say that we're going to clarify wine clarification!…

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NVWR® 100 - 100 Episodes of Napa Valley Wine Radio!

2010-03-16 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 down with David, Geoff, and Colleen, the Owners of Goosecross, to take a look at where we've been and also look forward to what the future holds. Cheers!…

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NVWR® 99 - Top Five Questions: Ask Our Educator

2010-02-23 :: wine@goosecross.com

"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 about decanting, how to buy a good wine glass, and how to store left-over wine among other things. So, here we go with a new installment of the "top five" questions!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr99.mp3

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NVWR® 98 - R.A. Harrison - Late Harvest Wines

2010-02-02 :: wine@goosecross.com

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.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr98.mp3

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NVWR® 97 - Merlove

2010-01-12 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 hi…

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NVWR® 97 - Merlove

2010-01-12 :: wine@goosecross.com

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 and the wines he tasted. Cheers!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr97.mp3

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NVWR® 96 - Sherry Page Visits Raymond & Co. Cheesemongers

2009-12-22 :: wine@goosecross.com

This episode is for those of you who really love good cheese. Renowned cheesemonger John Raymond presents cheese and terroir, the difference between raw milk and pasteurized cheese, how seasonal changes in diet affects the character of cheese and more! There are some interesting parallels with wine - We hope you find it as fascinating as we do!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr96.mp3

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NVWR® 95 - Harvest Recap 2009

2009-12-01 :: wine@goosecross.com

Have you heard that every year is the same here in Napa Valley? Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you about a seemingly text-book growing season that threw us a curve ball at the end.

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NVWR® 95 - Harvest Recap 2009

2009-12-01 :: wine@goosecross.com

Have you heard that every year is the same here in Napa Valley? Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you about a seemingly text-book growing season that threw us a curve ball at the end.

Audio: http://goosecross.com/podcasts/nvwr95.mp3

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NVWR® 94 - Heritage Turkeys

2009-11-10 :: wine@goosecross.com

Have you thought of serving a heritage turkey this Thanksgiving? Scott Boggs of Hudson Ranch, here in Napa Valley, talks to our friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways, about how they farm their produce, pork, eggs, and poultry including heritage turke…

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NVWR® 94 - Heritage Turkeys

2009-11-10 :: wine@goosecross.com

Have you thought of serving a heritage turkey this Thanksgiving? Scott Boggs of Hudson Ranch, here in Napa Valley, talks to our friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways, about how they farm their produce, pork, eggs, and poultry including heritage turkeys. He'll tell us about these historic varieties, how they're raised and why they're an excellent choice for your Thanksgiving table Enjoy!

Audio: http://goosecross.com/podcasts/nvwr94.mp3

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NVWR® 93 - Italian Food of the Renaissance

2009-10-20 :: wine@goosecross.com

Of course, the Renaissance was a time of great creativity in almost every sense and that certainly includes the culinary arts. In this episode our friend, Diane DeFilipi of Let's Go Cook Italian, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, what was cooking in Italy during this exciting time in their history.

Audio: http://goosecross.com/podcasts/nvwr93.mp3

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NVWR® 92 - Making a Wine Blend: When and Why?

2009-09-29 :: wine@goosecross.com

There are so many ways to look at blending wine - blending the varieties, different vineyards, locations, and barrel lots - it goes on and on. In this episode, Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch and Jeff Booth talk about the endless possibilities with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://goosecross.com/podcasts/nvwr92.mp3

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NVWR® 91 - Sherry Page Visits the Fatted Calf

2009-09-08 :: wine@goosecross.com

This episode is likely to give you a severe craving for sausage, bacon, salami or a good steak. Our friend, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways learns some amazing things about the world of artisanal charcuterie from Taylor Boetticher, founder and co-owner of the Fatted Calf in Napa. Enjoy!

Audio: http://goosecross.com/podcasts/nvwr91.mp3

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NVWR® 90 - History of Wine Words

2009-08-18 :: wine@goosecross.com

Did you know that the word "gourmet" referred to a lover of wine long before it had anything to do with food? Or that the word "libation" originally meant an offering to the gods? If you love wine and you love words, this episode is for you! In this phone interview, etymologist Charles Hodgson, the author of History of Wine Words, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, about the origins of some of the words and about writing this fun and fascinating book!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr90.mp3

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NVWR® 89 - Long Meadow Ranch

2009-07-28 :: wine@goosecross.com

In this episode, our good friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways, speaks with Laddie Hall of Long Meadow Ranch. If you haven't been there before, it's a beautiful place, high up in the Mayacamas Mountains, that takes a holistic approach to farming by producing organic fruits and vegetables, olive oil, grass-fed beef, wine and even fresh eggs. It was a windy day at the ranch, so please bear with us as you hear some rustling along with the birdsong and the hum of the tractor.

goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr89.mp3

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NVWR® 88 - Napa Green

2009-07-07 :: wine@goosecross.com

In this episode we get a chance to hear about a program called "Napa Green" -- a voluntary environmental program that promotes sustainable agriculture and green winery practices.

goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr88.mp3

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NVWR® 87 - Hurley's Restaurant in Yountville

2009-06-16 :: wine@goosecross.com

Outside of the incredible friendship and cheerful smile that Bob presents to everyone he meets, one of the things we love about Bob Hurley, of Hurley's restaurant in Yountville, is that he's always mindful of creating a menu that's wine friendly. Also, Bob really believes in procuring locally when it comes to both food and wine.

In this episode, our good friend Sherry Page, of Culinary Getaways, talks with Bob about his ideas on wine and food pairing, ordering wine at a restaurant and also about some of his very adventurous menu items!

goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr87.mp3

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NVWR® 86 - Wine Chemistry 101

2009-05-26 :: wine@goosecross.com

Have you ever wondered about the pipettes, burettes and other equipment you see in a wine lab? We certainly can't make memorable wine in the lab, but attentive analysis, every step of the way, is vital to the health and stability of the wine. So, today, Jeff Booth, our technical guy, will tell us about the key analyses and how and when they're done. Cheers!

goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr86.mp3

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NVWR® 85 - The Oxbow Cheese Merchant Talks Cheese and Wine

2009-05-05 :: wine@goosecross.com

If you want to know more about cheese in general, or about pairing cheese with wine, this episode is for you! Nancy had the chance to sit down with Lassa Skinner, the General Manager of Oxbow Cheese in Napa and she offers some great information about trying new cheeses, how to select them and pairing cheese with wine.

goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr85.mp3

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NVWR® 84 - Botrytised and Ice wines

2009-04-21

In episode 80, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, took a broad look at the world of sweet and fortified wines. Since then, we've covered port, sherry and Madeira. Today we conclude the series by taking a look at the strange world of botrytised wines and ice wines. Complete text is available at goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr84.mp3

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NVWR® 83 - Madeira

2009-04-14

In episode 80, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, took a broad look at the world of sweet and fortified wines. The episodes that follow, like this one, break it out by category. Today's topic is the deliciously odd world of Madeira. Each of these podcasts regarding sweet wines will be released, on a weekly basis, until the series is complete. Complete text is available at goosecross.com (see: Education)

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr83.mp3

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NVWR® 82 - Sherry Wine

2009-04-07

In episode 80, we took a look at some of the most popular styles of sweet wine. Today, we delve into the delicious world of sherry in particular. Relax, pour yourself a glass of sherry and enjoy! Each of these podcasts regarding sweet wines will be released, on a weekly basis, until the series is complete. Complete text is available at goosecross.com

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr82.mp3

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NVWR® 81 - Port Wine

2009-03-31

In episode 80, we took a look at some of the most popular styles of sweet wine. Now, we’ll take a closer look at port wine, in particular. It’s the perfect thing for a cold, winter night, so pour yourself a glass, relax and enjoy!

Each of these podcasts regarding sweet wines will be released, on a weekly basis, until the series is complete. Complete text is available at goosecross.com

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr81.mp3

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NVWR® 80 - Sweet and Fortified Wines: An Overview

2009-03-24

In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, takes a general look at the Byzantine and delicious world of sweet wines. We'll follow up by breaking it down by category: Port, sherry, Madeira and botrytised wines.

Each of these will be released, on a weekly basis, until the series is complete. Complete text is available at goosecross.com

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr80.mp3

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NVWR® 79 - Napa Wine: A History

2009-03-03

Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education for Goosecross Cellars was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with renowned wine historian Charles Sullivan. An updated edition of his wonderful book, Napa Wine: A History, has just been released and he tells us all about it.

If you'd like a copy, just call (800) 231-9463 and the publisher will waive shipping charges when you mention this podcast or your Goosecross Wine Club Membership.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr79.mp3

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NVWR® 78 - Mushrooms!

2009-02-10

In this episode, our good friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways delves into the world of mushroom foraging. Renowned forager, Connie Green of Wine Forest Mushrooms tells Sherry about the mushrooms that can be found here in Napa Valley and shares some of her favorite recipes including her recipe for chanterelle vodka!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr78.mp3

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NVWR® 77 - Vineyard Practices and Influence on Quality: A Round Table

2009-01-20

In this episode, Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch, Jeff Booth, and Bob Pepi discuss vineyard practices & their influence on quality. Their discussion includes influence of yields, hillside vs. valley-floor vineyards and deficit irrigation, among other topics.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr77.mp3

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NVWR® 76 - Sparkling Wine 101

2008-12-30

With New Year's Eve rapidly approaching, what better time for a crash course in how sparkling wine is made? We looked into the history of Champagne in episode 31, so we know that sparkling wine, like table wine, was discovered by accident.

Now, we recommend that you get yourself a glass of bubbly and settle into a comfortable chair as Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, takes us through the nuts and bolts of capturing those bubbles in the bottle.

All of us at Goosecross wish you a very happy and healthy 2009. Cheers!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr76.mp3

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NVWR® 75 - Make wine at home with WinePod

2008-12-09

Have you ever thought about making your own wine? There are many ways to go about it. In this episode Greg Snell, of Provina, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, about this very sophisticated and interesting new system called the WinePod.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr75.mp3

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NVWR® 74 - 2008 Harvest Recap

2008-11-18

2008 has been a great reminder that every year isn't the same here in Napa Valley. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is here to tell you all about this very interesting and challenging vintage.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr74.mp3

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NVWR® 73 - Tasting Room Etiquette

2008-10-28

For those of you considering a visit to Napa Valley in the near future, especially you first-time visitors, get yourself a glass of wine and relax as our tasting room staff offers some great tips on planning, what to expect, and how to get the most out of your visit. Valuable resources: goosecross.com, napavalley.com, Napa Visitor's Center: 707.226.7459

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr73.mp3

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NVWR® 72 - Do Old Vines Make Better Wine?

2008-10-07

Do old vines make better wine? When you see "old vine" on the label, do you assume that the quality will be higher or the flavor more intense? I thought it would be interesting to explore the subject with Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi, and Jeff Booth. Enjoy!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr72.mp3

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NVWR® 71 - To Oak or Not to Oak

2008-09-16

You might be surprised to know that using oak barrels for the sake of oak flavor is a rather recent development in the history of wine. In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, takes a look at the role of oak barrels in wine history and how and why we use them today.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr71.mp3

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NVWR® 70 - Bringing Italy Home

2008-08-26

Between the current general economic situation, and the weak dollar, a lot of people have decided to postpone that yearned-for trip to France, Italy or other favorite destinations. So, for those of us who choose to live vicariously for now, our good friend at Let's Go Cook Italian, Diane De Filipi, shares some great ideas about how to bring Italy home with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr70.mp3

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NVWR® 69 - Bottle Shock

2008-08-05

In this episode actor Hal B. Klein tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, about the upcoming movie release called Bottle Shock. If you've been curious about the French vs. California wine competition called the "Judgment of Paris", he'll fill us in and also tell us about some of his experiences while filming here in Napa Valley.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr69.mp3

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NVWR® 68 - Wine Lingo - What The Heck Does It Mean?

2008-07-15

Every industry has its lingo and, being immersed in wine every day, we sometimes forget that our jargon isn't second nature to everyone else. In this episode, we try to clarify the meaning for some of the lingo that turns up in print, at social gatherings that include food and wine, in restaurants, or you'll hear as tasting room banter.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr68.mp3

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NVWR® 67 - Winery Ownership Transitions, Part 2 of 2

2008-06-24

We were fascinated by a recent report stating that 50% of family-owned wineries on the west coast will change hands by 2017. The findings of the survey and report were released by Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank, and Deborah Steinthal of Scion Advisors.

David Topper and I (Nancy Hawks Miller) were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet with Rob and Deborah and discuss what they learned. In this second and final segment we'll talk about the factors influencing owners to sell or pass the business along to the next generation and how greatly the industry has changed in recent decades.

Note: We know that these are two unusually long episodes but we think they will prove to be worth every minute to those truly interested in what makes the wine business tick.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr67.mp3

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NVWR® 66 - Winery Ownership Transitions, Part 1 of 2

2008-06-03

A recent study forecast that 50% of family-owned wineries on the west coast will change hands by 2017.

The findings of the survey and report were released by Rob McMillan, of Silicon Valley Bank, and Deborah Steinthal, of Scion Advisors. Goosecross proprietor, David Topper, and Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education, talk with Rob and Deborah about what they've learned and the implications for the industry. This is the first segment of a two-part interview.

We know that these are two unusually long episodes but we think they will prove to be worth every minute to those truly interested in what makes the wine business tick.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr66.mp3

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NVWR® 65 - Wine Basics Class

2008-05-13

Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Radio and thanks for listening! We're moving into my favorite time of year - with the weather warming up it's time to start tours and classes at Goosecross again!

Goosecross is pleased to announce the 14th season of our free Wine Basics Class! Please join us at Goosecross Cellars for a morning of fun, informative, and down to earth education as you explore tasting techniques, serving hints, wine storage suggestions and more!

Call 800-276-9210 or click here to use our secure online form for reservations.

In this episode, we feature a special guest, Christina Stewart, an MBA student and budding wine enthusiast. Christina wanted to know more about the wine education we have to offer so, Colleen Topper our Proprietor and I tell her all about it.

We sincerely hope that after listening to this episode, you’ll visit too!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr65.mp3

Cheers!
Nancy Hawks Miller

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NVWR® 64 - Peter Marks, Master of Wine

2008-04-22

In this episode, Peter Marks, will tell us about what he does, how he attained the title "Master of Wine" and what kinds of career opportunities exist for those who pursue this very demanding course of study.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr64.mp3

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NVWR® 63 - The Napa Valley AVA

2008-04-01

Did you know that Napa Valley produces just 4% of California's wine? And yet, in such a small area, we enjoy an amazing diversity of soils and a climate that allows us to produce a number of different varieties of outstanding quality.

Sit back and enjoy a glass of Napa Valley wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, tells you a little about it.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr63.mp3

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NVWR® 62 - Sherry Page Visits Rancho Gordo

2008-03-11

Prepare yourself for the fascinating story of how Steve Sando, proprietor of Rancho Gordo here in the Napa Valley, specializes in tracking down heirloom and rare varieties of beans, grains, herbs and more. Discover why these culinary essentials make your every-day meals even more delicious as he chats with our good friend, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr62.mp3

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NVWR® 61 - Winemaking 101

2008-02-19

Over the years I've spent a lot of time in the cellar with visitors and it seems that the most common questions are about the chronology of winemaking and clearing up some of the terminology. So, if you can't make it to Goosecross for a tour, let me bring it to you as a brief description of winemaking from harvesting the grapes right through bottling. Cheers!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr61.mp3

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NVWR® 60 - The History of Goosecross

2008-01-29

In this episode, Goosecross owners Geoff Gorsuch and David and Colleen Topper chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education, about how Goosecross got started and a few brief thoughts about where its future lies.

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr60.mp3

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NVWR® 59 - Change of episode release schedule

2008-01-08

Happy New Year from all of us at Goosecross and thanks for listening! As we move into the new year David Topper, owner of Goosecross and host of Napa Valley Wine Radio, announces a schedule change for our podcast episode releases that we hope you'll find more convenient. Cheers!

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr59.mp3

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NVWR® 58 - Why Do We Toast?

2007-12-25

Enjoy some background on the tradition of toasting each other from Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, and prepare for a sumptuous New Year's Eve celebration with a very special menu from Colleen Topper, our proprietor and in-house chef.

Search for these and other delicious recipes, paired with wine, in Colleen's Kitchen at wineryrecipes.com:

* Endive with Creamy Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon: Goosecross Sauvignon Blanc
* Mixed Green Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette: Goosecross Chardonnay
* Sea Scallops and Leeks with Chive Noodles: Goosecross Viognier
* Blackberry Cocoa Crisp: Goosecross Howell Mountain Cabernet

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr58.mp3

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NVWR® 57 - Top 5 questions for "Ask our Educator"

2007-12-11

In this episode Nancy Hawks Miller, 25-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes on the top-5 most frequently asked questions in our online feature, "Ask our Educator".

Audio: http://napavalleywineradio.com/podcasts/nvwr57.mp3

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NVWR® 56 - California Wine History

2007-11-27

You might be surprised to know that the epicenter of the California wine industry was in southern California for almost half of our over 200-year history and only shifted north with the gold rush. How did we get here and how did so many regions in Cali…

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NVWR® 56 - California Wine History

2007-11-27

You might be surprised to know that the epicenter of the California wine industry was in southern California for almost half of our over 200-year history and only shifted north with the gold rush. How did we get here and how did so many regions in California grow to be recognized and admired as producers of some of the best wines in the world? Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you a little bit about it.

Please listen through this episode to learn about a limited time, very special promotion. If you're a member of our Wine Club, you'll hear one of the most significant promotions we've ever offered.

These special discount offers are only available until December 7, 2007.

Cheers!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr56.mp3

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NVWR® 55 - To Cork or Not To Cork

2007-11-13

In this episode George Taber, a journalist whose career has spanned over 40 years, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, all about his new book To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Scienc…

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NVWR® 55 - To Cork or Not To Cork

2007-11-13

In this episode George Taber, a journalist whose career has spanned over 40 years, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, all about his new book To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science and the Battle for the Wine Bottle.

Please listen through this episode to learn about a limited time, very special promotion. If you're a member of our Wine Club, you'll hear one of the most significant promotions we've ever offered. These special discount offers are only available until December 7, 2007. Cheers!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr55.mp3

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NVWR® 54 - Harvest 2007 Recap

2007-10-30

Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look back at the 2007 growing season and harvest.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a…

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NVWR® 54 - Harvest 2007 Recap

2007-10-30

Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look back at the 2007 growing season and harvest.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases).

Please visit our online store and enter coupon code NVWR20 or call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention this coupon code.

If you're a member of our Wine Club, please use NVWR25 as your code and your discount is increased to 25%.

These special discount offers are only available until December 7, 2007.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr54.mp3

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NVWR® 53 - Are These Wine Gadgets Worth It?

2007-10-16

In this episode we take a look at some of the gadgets you can get if you look through the Wine Enthusiast catalogue or search online. There are lots of options, some with modest claims and others quite bold. Enjoy a glass of wine as David Topper, Goosecross Proprietor, Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth Consulting, Tim Elliott, the host of Winecast.net and Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education share their opinions.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC53 (that's Papa, Charlie 53).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr53.mp3

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NVWR® 52 - What's The Story With Biodynamics?

2007-10-02

It seems hardly a day goes by without a reference to the green movement. And for those of us who follow agricultural news, there's a story on biodynamic farming nearly every week. What's it all about? Is it voodoo farming with its special preparations and practices or is it a sound approach to sustainable farming? There's a lot we don't know yet, but Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education will tell you a little bit about the whys and hows of biodynamic viticulture.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 52 (that's Papa, Charlie 52).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr52.mp3

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NVWR® 51 - What Does It Take To Start A Vineyard Or Winery?

2007-09-18

Over the years, so many people have asked "How do I start a vineyard or a winery? Is it something that's attainable for the average person?" It's a big question, but we're going to try to answer it, at least in part, by talking it over with Mark Freund, our Account Manager at Silicon Valley Bank.

In this episode David Topper, owner of Goosecross, joins forces with Tim Elliott, the host of Winecast.net, and Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 51 (that's Papa, Charlie 51).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr51.mp3

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NVWR® 50 - Phylloxera and Pierce's Disease

2007-09-04

So often when we talk about wine you hear casual references to Phylloxera and Pierce's disease and their impact on the industry. If you've wondered what they're all about, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, will tell you a little about each and what they mean to us as growers.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 50 (that's Papa, Charlie 50).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr50.mp3

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NVWR® 49 - Darrell Corti Discusses Olive Oil

2007-08-21

In episode 41 we had a chance to learn a little about how fine olive oil is made. Now, we're following up by getting some great information on how to select it and enjoy it in every day life from an expert on the subject. Sit back and enjoy and glass of wine and some Caprese salad with lots of good olive oil as Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, chats on the phone with Darrell Corti of Corti Brothers Fine Wine and Gourmet Foods.

PS: As always, especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC49. Cheers!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr49.mp3

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NVWR® 48 - Why do Clones Matter?

2007-08-07

What do we mean when we talk about grape clones or selections? Are they chosen for their performance in the vineyard or does it have more to do with the overall character of the wine? In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, will…

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NVWR® 48 - Why do Clones Matter?

2007-08-07

What do we mean when we talk about grape clones or selections? Are they chosen for their performance in the vineyard or does it have more to do with the overall character of the wine? In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, will tell you a little about how they're identified and what kind of influence they have on the finished wine.

As always, especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC48. Cheers!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr48.mp3

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NVWR® 47 - Sherry Page Visits Marshall's Farm

2007-07-24

This episode features a fascinating interview with bee-keepers Spencer and Helene Marshall, who produce Marshall's Farm honey here in the Napa Valley. Our friend, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways, spends a little time talking with them about how honey gets from the flower to the jar, and they also offer some great tips on cooking with honey and how to select and store it. It's such a pleasure to listen to people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Enjoy!

As always, especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC47.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr47.mp3

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NVWR® 46 - Zinfandel: California's Historic Wine

2007-07-10

Zinfandel has been called the "California grape" and was very nearly named California's state historic wine. Relax and enjoy a glass of Zin as Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, talks about why it deserves that title and tells you a little about its history and lineage.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 46 (that's Papa, Charlie 46).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr46.mp3

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NVWR® 45 - How Does A Small Winery Make All Those Varieties?

2007-06-26

In this episode Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker and winery co-owner, and Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth consulting chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, about what it takes to produce a number of varieties so well under one very small roof.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC45 (that's Papa, Charlie 45).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr45.mp3

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NVWR® 44 - Debunking a Few Wine Myths

2007-06-12

Is it important to smell the cork? Are the "legs" a sign of quality? Is older wine always better? Relax and enjoy a glass of wine as Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes on the top 10 wine myths and sets the record straight.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 44 (that's Papa, Charlie 44).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr44.mp3

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NVWR® 43 - An Inside Look at the Barrel Business

2007-05-29

Learn about the latest innovations and trends in the barrel industry from Julie Guffy of Demptos Cooperage as she talks with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC43 (that's Papa, Charlie 43).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr43.mp3

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NVWR® 42 - Wine By-Products

2007-05-15

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the skins and seeds when we're finished making the wine? The pomace, as it's called, has a remarkable number of uses and Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education…

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NVWR® 42 - Wine By-Products

2007-05-15

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the skins and seeds when we're finished making the wine? The pomace, as it's called, has a remarkable number of uses and Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, will tell you all about it.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 42 (that's Papa, Charlie 42).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr42.mp3

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NVWR® 41 - Sherry Page Visits Round Pond In Napa Valley

2007-05-01

In this episode Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways visits Round Pond, a producer of olive oil, vinegar and wine here in the Napa Valley. Today, she focuses on how olive oil is grown and produced at Round Pond as she chats with Bill Chambers, the Estate Hospitality Manager.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 41 (that's Papa, Charlie 41).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr41.mp3

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NVWR® 40 - Why Is Hang-Time Such An Issue?

2007-04-17

In this episode Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, explores the much-discussed topic of extended hang-time, its ramifications for grape growers and how it influences the balance of the finished wine.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 40 (that's Papa, Charlie 40).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr40.mp3

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NVWR® 39 - Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario

2007-04-03

Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario, a cheese expert who stages events all over the country, offers a little cheese education and shares her ideas about how to pair wine and cheese with Nancy Hawks Miller, a twenty-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education.

Links are provided at napavalleywineradio.com to various purveyors of fine cheese discussed in this episode.

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross® wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC 39 (that's Papa, Charlie 39).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr39.mp3

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NVWR 38 - Why Do Wines Have Sulfites?

2007-03-20

In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, looks into why sulfites are part of wine and what the health implications are.

Extra Value Text: Goosecross Short Class - Sulfites and Wine

We invite you to enjoy our wines in good health and receive a 10% discount on them too (with free shipping for case purchases)! Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC38 (that's Papa, Charlie 38).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr38.mp3

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NVWR 37 - Vineyard Development

2007-03-06

What does it take to plant a vineyard and get it into production? Geoff Gorsuch, Goosecross Winemaker (and winery co-owner with our host David Topper), explains how we went about replanting our estate vineyard as he talks with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education.

Extra Value Text: Goosecross Short Class - Grape Growing and Wine Making

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC37 (that's Papa, Charlie 37).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr37.mp3

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NVWR 36 - What Makes Wine Balanced?

2007-02-20

What do we mean when we talk about balance in wine? Join Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, as she explores the key components that have the greatest influence, and how the winemaker goes about keeping them in balance.

Extra Value Text: Goosecross Short Class - Wine Component Definitions

Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on our very well-balanced Goosecross wines (with free shipping for case purchases). Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC36 (that's Papa, Charlie 36).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr36.mp3

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NVWR 35 - Pepi-Booth Consulting

2007-02-06

In this episode, Bob Pepi and Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth Consulting tell us about the nature of their work, why the industry has wine consultants, and how they fit into the world of wine as they chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, a twenty-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education. We promised an interview with our barrel supplier for this date, but it has been delayed due to some "technical difficulties" and will be released at a later date. Thanks for your patience and enjoy the episode!

For this episode, and just for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on Goosecross wines with free shipping for case purchases. Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC35 (that's Papa, Charlie 35).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr35.mp3

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NVWR 34 - Valentine's Day Indulgences

2007-01-23

Enjoy a little background on St. Valentine, how we came to name a holiday for him, and prepare for a sumptuous celebration with a special Valentine's Day menu from Colleen's Kitchen at goosecross-recipes.com

As a special Valentine's Day treat we're pleased to offer our Sparkling Rose for just $20.00 a bottle. Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC34 (that's Papa, Charlie 34). For a very romantic and special gift, you can ask us to have the bottle dipped in a half a pound of milk or dark chocolate for an additional fee. But Hurry! Unique gifts take preparation and care so please call by February 10th to order.

In Colleen's Kitchen at goosecross-recipes.com, search for these recipes and enjoy: Cocoa Seared Scallops or Short Ribs with Coffee-Cocoa Sauce and Asparagus & Orange-Grapefruit Salad.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr34.mp3

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NVWR 33 - The Ancient Craft of Barrel Building

2007-01-09

Barrel building goes back to Roman times and in this episode Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look at the oak sources and coopering techniques involved in this ancient craft. For our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on Goosecross wines and free shipping for all case orders. Please call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC33 (that's Papa, Charlie 33).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr33.mp3

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NVWR 32 - Sherry Page interviews the Director of Gardens at Copia

2006-12-26

Get an inside look at the edible gardens at Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa Valley. Sherry Page, Owner of Culinary Getaways interviews Colby Eirman, the Director of Gardens at Copia and gets his take on pest management, French intensive gardening and why Copia is even a great place for kids! For current discounts and wine promotions, call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC32 (that's Papa, Charlie 32).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr32.mp3

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NVWR 31 - The History of Champagne

2006-12-12

Explore the myths and the truth behind the birth of Champagne and its evolution with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry, and our Director of Education.

We are pleased to offer a special price of $20.00 per bottle and free shipping on a case for our Goosecross Sparkling Rosé and a 10% discount on all other wines just for our listeners. Just call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC31 (that's Papa, Charlie 31). Happy holidays!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr31.mp3

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NVWR 30 - Christmas In Italy

2006-11-28

In this episode, my good friend, Diane DeFilipi of "Let's Go Cook Italian" will tell us about the foods, wines and family traditions that make up a typical Italian Christmas and shares some of her favorite recipes. She and Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, are enjoying a glass of Prosecco, the sparkling wine of the Veneto, to get into the spirit of the season.

And now, especially for our listeners to celebrate the holidays, we're offering a 12% discount on our AmerItal -- a flavorful Tuscan-style Sangiovese and Cabernet blend -- and a 10% discount on all other wines. Just call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC30 (that's Papa, Charlie 30).

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr30.mp3

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NVWR 29 - Thanksgiving Traditions

2006-11-14

In this episode, Goosecross proprietor Colleen Topper and Sherry Page, owner of Culinary Getaways, trade ideas on some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and dishes. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the purchase of Goosecross wines especially for our listeners. Just call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC28 (that's Papa, Charlie 28). For more information, please contact wine@goosecross.com and for recipes, please visit goosecross-recipes.com or culinarygetaways.com

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr29.mp3

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NVWR 28 - 2006 Harvest Recap

2006-10-31

Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20 year veteran of the industry and our Director of Education, recaps the 2006 Napa Valley winegrowing season, a quirky, but ultimately very rewarding season. To celebrate the end of harvest, and especially for those that listened to this episode, we're pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines. Just call us at (800) 276-9210 and mention code: PC29.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr28.mp3

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NVWR 27 - Wine Components And Spoilage

2006-10-17

What is balance in wine? What causes spoilage and how does it throw off the balance? Get the story from Winemaker Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth Consulting as he discusses it with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20 year veteran of the industry and our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr27.mp3

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NVWR 26 - Bottle Shapes, Sizes, and Punts... a Matter of Tradition?

2006-10-03

Do you ever wonder about the different bottle shapes and what they mean? Why do some of the bottles have punts? And how about the names of all those different bottle sizes? Please join Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20 year veteran of the industry and our Director of Education as she takes a look at the history of wine bottles and their modern-day shapes and sizes.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr26.mp3

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NVWR 25 - Let's Go Cook Italian!

2006-09-19

In this episode, Diane DeFilipi of "Let's Go Cook Italian!" talks about her experiences running a Bed and Breakfast in the Napa Valley and her new Tuscan gourmet culinary excursions as she converses with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20 year veteran of the industry and our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr25.mp3

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NVWR 24 - Anyone Can Be A Good Taster

2006-09-05

In this episode we bring some of the key elements of our long-running Wine Basics Class right into your home. Started in 1995 by winery Owner Colleen Topper, this highly-regarded class has been written up in "Sunset Magazine" as well as many other prestigious travel and news publications. Since Nancy Hawks Miller joined Goosecross in 2005, the class has been further refined but, as always, retains its original spirit of fun, education, and warm hospitality.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr24.mp3

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NVWR 23 - Culinary Getaways

2006-08-22

Sherry Page, Proprietor of Culinary Getaways, describes her programs which offer a wonderful personal-touch and offers some fun culinary tips! Sherry also presents food-related things-to-do in the Napa Valley and Provence (France) as she browses the local farmer's market with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr23.mp3

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NVWR 22 - Understanding Wine Names

2006-08-08

Varietal, Meritage, proprietary and place names: If you've wondered about all the various ways we name wines and what the names communicate to you as a consumer, please join Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, for an investigation.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr22.mp3

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NVWR 21 - The Cork Industry, Part 4 of 4

2006-07-27

Part 4: In this final segment on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, talks about new closures and innovations in the industry as he concludes his discussion with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr21.mp3

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NVWR 20 - The Cork Industry, Part 3 of 4

2006-07-25

Part 3: In this third of four segments on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, will talk about cork taint and some of the recent advances that have been made to address the issue as he continues his discussion with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr20.mp3

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NVWR 19 - The Cork Industry, Part 2 of 4

2006-07-20

Part 2: In this second of four segments on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, talks about the advantages and drawbacks of alternative closures such as plastic corks and screw caps as he continues his conversation with our Director of Education, Nancy Hawks Miller.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr19.mp3

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NVWR 18 - The Cork Industry, Part 1 of 4

2006-07-18

Part 1 of 4: We're departing from our usual bi-weekly format for this special interview on the current state of the cork and closure industry, which is broken into four (4), approximately 10-minute segments. Segments one and two will be released on July 18th and 20th, and parts three and four on July 25th and 27th respectively. In this first of four segments, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, provides some information on the history of the cork, its sources, and tells us about how it gets from the tree to the bottle as he begins his discussion with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr18.mp3

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NVWR 17 - Bordeaux Blends

2006-07-04

Why is it so common to blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other red Bordeaux varieties together? Sit back, relax, and listen while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you a little about each of the "big five" Bordeaux varieties and the role they play in the total blend.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr17.mp3

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NVWR 16 - Hosting a Tasting Party at Home

2006-06-20

If you're planning to have a wine tasting party at home or want to start a tasting group, Erin McKee and Mark Jardarian, two of our winery tasting room representatives, will tell you everything you need to know to host a party that's both fun and educational.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr16.mp3

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NVWR 15 - What is an AVA?

2006-06-06 :: Goosecross Cellars

We hear about appellations, districts and AVA's all the time, but the term AVA is the only one that tells you a region has been recognized by the federal government as one of distinction. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education will tell you about some of the requirements and what American Viticultural Areas mean to you as a consumer.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr15.mp3

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NVWR 14 - Wine and Cheese Pairing

2006-05-23 :: wine@goosecross.com

Enjoying wine and cheese together is one of life's great pleasures, but creating a harmonious match can be challenging. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education has some practical information about which wines and cheeses are the most versatile and offers some guidelines on how to create delicious combinations.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr14.mp3

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NVWR 13 - A Year in the Vineyard

2006-05-09 :: wine@goosecross.com

Many of you have told us that you want to hear more about the vineyards so, in this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is talking to our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Geoff Gorsuch, about the annual growing cycle in the vineyard and what he needs to do to keep it going strong.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr13.mp3

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NVWR 12 - Mother's and Father's Day Entertaining

2006-04-25 :: wine@goosecross.com

In this episode we learn a little about the history of Mother's and Father's Day from Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. Then, Colleen Topper, our proprietor and in-house chef has planned some simple and delicious menus to make for memorable celebrations.

For the complete experience, click on Colleen's Kitchen and enjoy Colleen's recipes for Mother's and Father's Day such as Arugula Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Sesame Shrimp, Fudge Chocolate Chunk Brownies with Pecans, Strawberry Apple Salad, BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Tuscan BBQ Sauce, Chocolate Crazy Cake--and many others.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr12.mp3

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NVWR 11 - Colleen's Kitchen

2006-04-11 :: wine@goosecross.com

Colleen Topper, our Proprietor and Director of Public Relations also acts as our in-house chef. She has developed a remarkably extensive database of her own recipes for you to enjoy at goosecross.com (see Colleen's Kitchen). Today Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education talks to Colleen about where she gets her ideas and how she goes about creating new recipes for our visitors to enjoy.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr11.mp3

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NVWR 10 - Wine Service at Home

2006-03-28 :: wine@goosecross.com

Here are some good, basic tips on how to get the most out of your wine when you're entertaining at home from Erin McKee, Jose Garcia, and Mark Jardarian, our tasting room staff. They offer practical suggestions for selecting the glasses, deciding on the serving temperature, knowing when and why to decant and more.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr10.mp3

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NVWR 9 - Easter and Passover Entertaining

2006-03-14 :: wine@goosecross.com

Colleen Topper, our Proprietor and in-house chef, has prepared some wonderful menus for Easter and Passover. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education presents the traditions and symbols behind the foods we enjoy when we celebrate these holidays.

Please go to goosecross.com, click on Colleen's Kitchen and enjoy Colleen's recipes for Passover and Easter such as Caramelized Onion Beef Brisket and Grilled Marinated Lamb Roast with Pinot Noir and Pomegranate.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr09.mp3

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NVWR 8 - Restaurant Etiquette and Wine

2006-02-28 :: wine@goosecross.com

If you've wondered if you really have to smell the cork or what to do if you think you have a bad bottle this is the episode for you. Our Director of Education, Nancy Hawks Miller offers suggestions on the best way to order a wine you'll really enjoy and what to expect when it comes to your table.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr08.mp3

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NVWR 7 - Wine and Food

2006-02-14 :: wine@goosecross.com

Pairing wine and food is easier than you think because they have a natural affinity. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education takes a common sense approach to creating wine and food synergy with some time honored techniques and some less conventional approaches too.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr07.mp3

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NVWR 6 - Essences In Wine

2006-01-31 :: wine@goosecross.com

You know we can't add cherries or butter to the wine so you might wonder where all of these descriptors come from. Please join our Director of Education, Nancy Hawks Miller for a look at the influences of nature and man on wine character and style.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr06.mp3

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NVWR 5 - Wine Aging and Storage

2006-01-17 :: wine@goosecross.com

Now that you have a growing wine collection, let Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, provide you with some practical advice on how to best age and store your wines... Which ones should you drink and which ones should you age? How long should you age them? What kind of storage conditions do you need? All this and more...

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr05.mp3

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NVWR 4 - Wine Bottle Closures

2005-11-05 :: wine@goosecross.com

Cork history and current trends in wine closures. Information about each type of closure, including plastic corks, screw caps and crown caps, with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr04.mp3

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NVWR 3 - Wine Tasting Tips

2005-11-01 :: wine@goosecross.com

Tasting Tips featuring vintage 2004 Goosecross Chardonnay as the wine selected for this episode.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr03.mp3

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NVWR 2 - 2005 Harvest Recap

2005-10-20 :: wine@goosecross.com

2005 is being called one of our best vintages here in the Napa Valley in years. Please join Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education as she reviews the 2005 growing season, the harvest and the outlook for wine quality for the vintage.

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr02.mp3

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NVWR 1 - Prelude and Welcome!

2005-10-01 :: wine@goosecross.com

Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Radio, a Podcast proudly presented by Goosecross Cellars, a Napa Valley family winery.

Napa Valley Wine Radio has been designed to deliver home wine education, entertainment, and wine appreciation information from an "insiders" perspective. We plan to present a broad range of topics to expand your knowledge of how fine wine is produced while listening to Napa Valley Wine Radio's down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for enhancing your enjoyment of food and wine everyday.

For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact wine@goosecross.com or call us toll-free at (800) 276-9210. We hope you enjoy the show!

Audio: http://www.goosecross.com/podcast/nvwr01.mp3

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