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Allen Shoup Interview on WineFoot Audio

Trying to get this podcast thing working has not been fun; however, interviewing one of Washington State’s “Grandfathers” of wine was very cool.

Allen Shoup, who’s resume must look like “gold” to anyone in the Wine business, has been around the local industry here in Washington longer than some of us have been alive. When he speaks, the industry pays attention.

This former CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle has his own gig over at Long Shadows and has a great deal to say about all sorts of topics.

Here it is – enjoy.

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Here are the individual questions broken up into their own mp3 files:

  • Introduction to Allen
  • What motivates Allen?
  • Allen on the Wallula Acquisition
  • What is Long Shadows all about?
  • How can Washington keep attracting new wine drinkers?
  • Allen on upcoming market trends
  • New Grape varietals in WA?
  • Allen on Terroir
  • Which grapes will WA be known for?
  • Estate Vineyards vs. Sourcing
  • What was your most memorable bottle of wine?
  • Allen doesn’t like wine snobs!
  • Allen on the “New Wine Media”
  • Allen’s wine gets panned by Gary V. – his take on this whole thing
  • He’s a dog-guy
  • Conclusion
  • You can stream the entire interview by clicking on the play button below: