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NVWR® 81 – Port Wine

by David on March 31, 2009

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 wine 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 […]


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 with additional episodes 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. […]


NVWR® 79 – Napa Wine: A History

by David on March 3, 2009

Charles Sullivan, known as the “Dean of Wine Historians” tells Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, all about the updated edition of his book Napa Wine: A History. 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 […]


NVWR® 78 – Mushrooms!

by David on February 10, 2009

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!


Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Radio! Thanks for listening! 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.


NVWR® 76 – Sparkling Wine 101

by David on December 30, 2008

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 […]


NVWR® 75 – Make wine at home with WinePod

by David on December 9, 2008

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.


NVWR® 74 – 2008 Harvest Recap

by David on November 18, 2008

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.


NVWR® 73 – Tasting Room Etiquette

by David on October 28, 2008

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:, Napa Visitor’s Center: […]


NVWR® 72 – Do Old Vines Make Better Wine?

by David on October 7, 2008

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! Winemakers: Jeff Booth, Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi

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