All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners... I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted. How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And s ...
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Best Paul Kalemkiarian podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Paul Kalemkiarian podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
Updated April 2020
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As I was podcasting with Santo Riboli...the 3rd generation owner of San Antonio Winery...I was pleasantly interrupted by Arnaud Debons, the Frenchman who makes wine in DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles). Sit back and hear his philosophy on wine making and life.
We have serious California wine history in our own backyard. Founded in 1929, San Antonio Winery is the only licensed winery in Los Angeles. Amazing history and story. My old friend Santo Riboli sat with me to discuss the trek of this famed company.
Ed has been hanging around the Wine of the Month Club for over 50 years....he is the author of Short Cuts on Wine and a wine educator. He has been on the floor selling wine in the best shops in LA, blending wine for his negociant label, working the kitchen in many restaurants and more. Very knowledgable and a hoot to have in the studio.…
By Paul Kalemkiarian
The famed Hearst castle has incredible history on many fronts. Though the castle was donated to the State of California and is an incredible destination....the Hearst family has a winery and tasting room near by. Meet Soren Christianson....winemaker.
Here is one driven Woman in Wine who absolutely mesmerized me...and she gave me a hug! Listen the passion and trek of Nicole Andrus.
Gary Lipps history in the Napa Valley is a veritable history book. Listen where he worked and who his mentors are....I dig a little deeper to see what makes this guy tick.
Unaware he was creating the $3B Direct to Consumer wine industry, Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. explains how the idea evolved and his thoughts on business.
Ed Masciana author of "Shortcuts on Wine" was in the house...he has been hanging around the Wine of the Month Club for 50 years...never ceases to amaze me with his wine knowledge. And did you know he worked for Der Wienerschnitzel?
Not sure I could do it, but Filipe Martin Cabazon finds it an extraordinary opportunity. By the taste of the wines...I would say it is working. A very informative conversation about their winery in the Ribero Del Duero.
In the 15 years I have been producing wine videos and podcasts, I have never had a sister and brother act join the show. Together they make wine in the Valpolicella (just north of Verona) that is amazing and thought provoking.
Master Somm turned wine maker, Chris Miller, tells of his storied career...he has delved into the many facets of wine including but not limited to being the Wine Director at the famed Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Spago. Have a listen to see what is approach to winemaking is producing.
If you remember the '70's comedian Pat Paulsen, you may not know that he owned a winery....I remember speaking with him at his tastings...we are joined by wine author Ed Masciana; great story. You may also remember an advertisement that circulated in the '80s where there was an officer asking someone to say "Gundlach Bundschu Gerwurzatraminer" (I g…
We had two unexpected guests stop by..first Fabrice Brunel, engineer turned winemaker from the Cotes Du Rhone and listen to Luca Ferraris speak of reinvigorating the family business against his fathers will.
The Wine Cask restaurant in Santa Barbara was iconic in its day and was innovative on all fronts; food, wine and service. When Doug Margerum walked in for out podcast and we began the conversation...the light went on...this is the guy from The Wine Cask.
When Vincenzo explains the meaning of Testamatta...you will begin to understand from whence these wines hail. Bibi Graetz bucks the system.
I was happy to hear Scot Bilbro was in town to chat with me. I presented him with a newsletter from 1990 when I featured his fathers Old Vine Red #9. Have a listen like two old friends.
I am proud to say that one of, if not the first interview she ever did, was in our studio years ago. Great to have her energy and wisdom back in the studio for this episode of Wine Talks.
Such an interesting trek to become the North American manager for a great collection of French wines. She discusses Parisian life, Caribbean trends and great french wines.
I was floored when speaking with Vahe Keushguerian...amazing trek into this world of wine. Right after him, Gary Lipp of Coho is making bold statements with his Cabernet and Merlot.
All Cognac is brandy but not all brandy is Cognac. Find out why and much more as we talk with Charles Braastad, a descendant of the Delmain family.
I met Stetson about 12 years ago as he brought my first video winemaker interview ever produced...a father son combo from Slovenia. A wealth of knowledge and passionate about wines from the region. A very interesting chat.
The 12th century monks would stop at Chateau Carbonnieux on their way to Spain which eventually was a 500 mile trek. Of course, they needed good wine. Amazing history and we speak to the owner Eric Perrin.
From famed wine region Montepulciano south of Florence comes beautiful wines of well know distinction. Salcheto winery, rather new to the scene, is making very regional correct wines both conventionally and organically. Chiara Fe is here to tell us the headwinds to a start-up winery.
I visited Chef Josiah at this Charcoal restaurant in Venice Beach. Intriguing history and chat. Now head of Charcoal in Venice, Melisse, Dear Johns and Daves Dog House.
Patric Kuh was LA Magazines food editor for 17 years and won a James Beard award for his book "The Last Days of Haute Cuisine". Just off a stint writing "Becoming a Restaurateur"; you will find Patric engaging and interesting. Both books are must reads. Enjoy.
The theme of the day is passion. It is obvious in the trek of Damien Landuoar to become the Director de Culture of Chateau Gaby.
Some of you might know that Disneyland has a private club; Club 33. But did you know of the club named 21 Royale? In what was to be Walt Disney's apartment? and could be the most expensive restaurant in the country...and by all accounts, an experience worth the expense.
I sat down with Wine of the Month Club member David Zucker to discuss his fascinating ascent in Hollywood. Director of the iconic Airplane and the Naked Gun series, David reveals interesting roadblocks and the tenacity it takes to make it in Hollywood…any maybe a bit of luck.
I have meet with 1000’s of people in the wine business…winemakers, suppliers and bottom fishers…Mary Taylor is one unique individual and we could have spoken for hours. In a short amount of time, she has accumulated great knowledge into the finer points of wine and food. Enjoy.
Paul talks with Hugh Davies of Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards about the Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, used for President Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China’s Premier Zhou Enlai. Then Paul is joined for tasting by Anne Parent, 12th generation winemaker of Domaine Parent.
Paul talks with Brandon Sparks-Gillis about their shared roots and learning an appreciation for wine culture.
Paul talks with Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections and son of the legendary auctioneer, writer, and Master of Wine, Michael Broadbent.
Paul talks with Master of Wine Peter Koff about the passion it takes to be successful in the wine world. A Master Sommelier is different than a Master of Wine. Learn the differences and really, what the real hype is about. Peter and I have been having these deep wine discussions for 15 years plus...listen in on another intriguing discussion.…
Paul talks with wine exporter Stephane Schaeffer on a range of topics, including his childhood home in the Alsace region of France.
Joachim Splichal, the world-renowned chef hashes it out with Paul K.
Paul talks with rising Napa Valley winemaker Josh Phelps about the story of Grounded Wine. Then, hear from veteran importer Guy de Rivoire of Bollinger Champagne.
Paul talks with Alessandro Gallo about his journey from Piedmont to Castello D’Albola in the Chianti region of Italy.
Paul talks with Viken and Vahe Yacoubian about how their dream to make wine in Armenia became a reality.
Paul talks to winemaker Christiana Tiberio about the value of organic farming and indigenous vines.