The Vincast Episode 057 – AJ Hoadley from La Violetta Wines

After working vintages across multiple continents Andrew (AJ) Hoadley discovered the Great Southern region of Western Australia and decided he wanted to make wines here. He began producing innovative wines from small parcels of fruit, and was quietly thrilled with the results. Many agreed with him, and were seduced similarly with the distinctive La Violetta labels. He joins me on this episode of The Vincast to talk about how he got into winemaking, where his career has taken him, and how he is interpreting this isolated part of Australia.

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AJ Hoadley from La Violetta Wines

AJ Hoadley from La Violetta Wines

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The Vincast Episode 056 – Campbell Burton from Builders Arms Hotel

Campbell Burton has a sincere love of and passion for wines of tradition and minimal intervention, and has the opportunity to introduce people to them in his role as the sommelier of the Builders Arms Hotel. On this episode of The Vincast he talks about his path of discovery, how he began importing some wines of his own, and why he decided to launch an event dedicated to sulphur-free wine called Soulfor Wine.

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Campbell Burton from the Builders Arms Hotel

Campbell Burton from the Builders Arms Hotel

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The Vincast Episode 055 – Morgan McGlone from Belle’s Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

Morgan (Morgy) McGlone is never someone who’s done what’s expected, particularly as a chef. His love of authenticity is as famous as his penchant for speaking plainly. He loves accessibility in his food, and this also applies to his love of natural wine. He spoke to me on this episode of The Vincast of his journey through kitchens across the globe, and how he decided to introduce Melbourne to Nashville-style hot chicken with natural wine.

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Morgan McGlone from Belle's Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

Morgan McGlone from Belle’s Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

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The Vincast Episode 054 – Tom Belford from Bobar Wines

Tom & Sally Belford are producing some of the most exciting small-batch wines in the Yarra Valley, under the moniker of Bobar. They met whilst studying viticulture at Charles Sturt University, and after gaining experience in vineyards & cellars in Australia and Europe, decided to craft their own expressions from fruit grown in Tom’s home region. Tom joined me on this episode of The Vincast to tell their story, and share some insight on their philosophy of elegant simplicity.

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Tom Belford of Bobar Wines

Tom Belford of Bobar Wines

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The Vincast Episode 053 – Hunter Smith from Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate is without question one of the finest riesling producers in Australia, and it was Hunter Smith’s parents who established the vineyard in an area still very under-appreciated. When he took over the running of the estate he decided to convert to organic viticulture which has had a profound influence on quality recently. Hunter is so committed to the maligned riesling variety that he created the Frankland Estate International Riesling Tasting (now Riesling Downunder) to showcase the quality and continued potential here in Australia.

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Hunter Smith from Frankland Estate

Hunter Smith from Frankland Estate

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So I started a Youtube channel…

In an effort to incorporate more visual stuff to my communications, I’ve started posting some videos on my Youtube Channel, IntrepidWino. So far I’ve only posted a few random videos I’ve recorded in some of my travels, and one I recorded of myself opening a bottle of sparkling wine the way I was taught at Domaine Chandon.

The idea is to start creating more video content, some videos explaining the way I taste wine and some of my philosophies around wine. More importantly I’m going to start streaming live tastings with guests (winemakers, importers, sommeliers), which will then be available on this channel. Let me know if this is something you’d like to see and/or be involved with.

Just as a taster, here’s the link to a video I recorded in June 2014 when I was visiting Damijan Podversic in the hills of Collio. Please like and favourite, and subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss any of the content I’m planning on uploading soon.

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The Vincast Episode 052 – Tessa Brown from Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

I’ve been familiar with the work of Tess Brown for a number of years without knowing how extensive her experience in viticulture has been around Australia. As she increased her knowledge and expertise – also as a winemaker – she began to gravitate towards establishing her own vineyard and winery, which she has recently done with her partner in Beechworth, Victoria. Tess joined me on this episode of The Vincast to talk about her experiences and her plans for the new project.

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