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Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley Winery – Interview

I got the chance to interview Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley Vintners – he’s good peeps:

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Tero Estates Early Tasting

Doug and Jan Roskelley are two folks who are relatively new to the Washington wine scene in that their winery is still anticipating its first release this fall. They have a similar ambition as many other family-owned wineries and that’s to make wines which are expressive of the terrior from their own estate fruit. Doug […]

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Winemaker Brennon Leighton of Efeste – Interview

I had the chance to sit down with Brennon not too long ago after a huge wine-tasting Efeste held for its club-members. It should be noted that while we try our best to keep it “G or PG” on Winefoot, that Brennon can be a bit “colorful” with his choice of words at times – […]

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Winemaker interview – Christian Tietje of Four Vines

Christian Tietje is all about taking the snob out of wines and we’re huge fans of that – we recently had the chance to catch up with him at the Seattle ZAP event:

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Winemaker Interview – Joel Peterson of Ravenswood

We had the rare opportunity to sit with Mr. Zinfandel himself – Joel Peterson – of Ravenswood Winery:

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Interview: Josh McDaniel – Winemaker of Sweet Valley Wines

I had fun last night cooking dinner for Josh and afterwards was able to get him on-camera for a bit.

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Cougar Crest Winery’s Deborah Hansen – Interview

We had the chance to catch-up with Debbie and Dave Hansen of Cougar Crest Winery – based in Walla Walla. They produce quality wines that achieve national acclaim on a regular basis. Winery link: www.cougarcrestwinery.com

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Nefarious Cellars’ Winemaker, Dean Neff – Interview

Hear’s a quick interview with Dean Neff of Nefarious Cellars, based in Lake Chelan WA. He and his wife (who makes their white wines) are incredible people who love wine and the culture that comes with it. Nefarious’ Website: www.nefariouscellars.com

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K Vintners’ Charles Smith Interview

We had the chance to catch-up to Charles Smith of K Vintners – based out of Walla Walla – at this weekend’s Taste WA 2009 event. Fyi, the dude near the start of the clip is Josh LaRosee of Wino Magazine. Here’s a link to their website, make sure to check them out: www.kvintners.com

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NW Totem Cellars – Winemaker Interview

We had the chance to hang out with Mike Sharadin of Northwest Totem Cellars last night – here’s what he had to say:

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Ten Spoon Winery – Wine Maker Interview

Did you know that the great state of Montana has people who are passionate about wine? The folks behind Ten Spoon winery – in Missoula – are very proud of the grapes they grow and the wines they craft.  We recently had the chance to fire off a few questions to wine maker, Andy Sponseller. […]

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WineFoot Interviews Winemaker, Trey Busch

Trey Busch comes from the fame of Basel and Dunham Cellars – he now is the winemaker and part owner of Sleight-of-Hand in Walla Walla:

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Interview: Milbrandt Vineyards

Winery Link: www.milbrandtvineyards.com Winery Phone #: 509-788-0030 If you’ve been reading my reviews of wine for awhile, you’ll know that I gave a pass to the Milbrandt wines I’ve reviewed so far but – as always – encourage you to try them yourself and ultimatley embrace your own palate. Their marketing guru, Dan Bachilla, first […]

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BinendsWine.com on WineFoot Audio

Bindendwines.com opened up just a few short weeks ago and already have been creating a buzz in the wine industry. It”s entrance as a brick & mortar store plus its Web2.0-like website is a good reason why it”s off to a successful launch. We cornered one of its founders, Craig Drollett, and fired off a […]

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Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars on WineFoot Audio

We finally get Rob Newsom on the phone today – maker of the highly-sought-after wines of Boudreaux Cellars. If you have never had the chance to meet Rob – this is a great interview to get to know him a bit more and why his winery rocks it – big time. Link to Boudreaux Cellars […]

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WineFoot Interviews Joy Anderson of Snoqualmie Winery

Today I got the wonderful opportunity to talk to one of the state of Washington”s most under-rated winemakers, Joy Anderson of Snoqualmie Winery. Her and her crew have been churning out quality wines for well over a decade and show no signs of slowing down. Link to Snoqualmie Winery WineFoot Podcast Download the mp3

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WineFoot Interviews Ray Sandidge of C.R. Sandidge

Visit C.R. Sandidge’s Website WF: Tell us a bit about your background Ray – what got you the “wine bug”, how’d you get started and what ultimately let you to starting your own label? RAY: It happened in stages. I initially “got the wine bug” at the age of 13 while dining at a restaurant […]

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Nicolas Quille – Pacific Rim on WineFoot Audio

We just got off the phone with winemaker, Nicolas Quille from Pacific Rim winery whose primary focus is squarely on making the best rieslings they possible can. He’s a good guy and I’d highly encourage you to try their wines: WineFoot Podcast Link to Pacific Rim Winery

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Interview with Gary Wooton

Gary Wooton of Croze and Smith Wooton Wines, is one of the “good guys” in the California wine industry and makes wines as approachable as he is. I had the opportunity to taste his wines this afternoon and would highly encourage you to seek them out and give them a whirl. A few of his wines […]

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Hellam’s Vineyard Interview w/ WPNW

Our friend, Jeff Hellam, owner of Hellam’s Vineyard wine shop was recently interveiwed by the folks from Wine Press Northwest Magazine – he’s a good guy who knows his stuff. I first met him a number of years ago, when he was working for Kestrel:

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