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    • Saarloos and sons on the Lip.tv


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      EPISODE SYNOPSIS Today's episode is about family. Keith Saarloos joins us to share his family passion and business of winemaking. Far from dry, Keith pours on the personality and shares about the spirit of winemaking over some of his own family stock with plenty of laughs along the way. We hope you enjoy the show. GUEST BIO Keith Saarloos is the son of Larry and Linda Saarloos. In 1997 Larry and Linda purchased 100 acres in Santa Ynez. They gave growing grapes a try by planting a 17 acre parcel with Syrah. Their grapes were purchased year after year and as the quality continued to increase so did the enticement to hold them back and do something with the grapes themselves. Here we are 15 years later, the vineyard has been expanded, it now covers 30 acres. Keith, is the winemaker. However, all the other family members are involved, one way or another, in the business. Their motto is "Live to Honor those that have come before us, and Prepare the way for those yet to come!" ADDITIONAL LINKS, ETC. www.saarloosandsons.com www.casadumetzwines.com www.cornellwinery.com www.oldplacecornell.com http://www.sbcountywines.com EPISODE BREAKDOWN 00:00 Intro 03:06 Who is Keith Saarloos? 05:45 Tell us about how you "got the bug?" 10:35 The Website: documenting the journey. 13:48 How did you learn to farm? Farming philosophy. 23:00 How can you make the exact same wine every year? Expressing yourself through the song of wine. 29:45 "I'm not gonna abandon my grandfather on a shelf." How important family is. 33:25 How and why we make our wine the way we do. 38:48 364 Days. 45:25 What has been your learning curve? 50:33 When did you open your tasting room? 54:55 You said you have a psychotic wine club. Tell us about it? 57:15 Amazing Pinot Noir. 58:25 Back to the tasting room. 1:01:25 My job is to make sure my dad can farm for the rest of his life. Living the American dream through winemaking. 1:04:30 The shared experience of having a bottle of wine. 1:08:25 No snobs, no tasting notes. 1:10:10 Wrap Up.

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      • Owner of Lone Madrone and Winemaker for Tablas Creek Neil Collins on The Wine Down EP#13


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        GUEST BIO Neil Collins is the winemaker for Tablas Creek and is the owner and winemaker for Lone Madrone out of Paso Robles, CA. Neil was born in Bristol, England where he was initially trained as a chef. On his entry into to America he found a connection to Paso Robles where he has worked for Adelaida Cellars as well as Wild Horse. In 1998 he was given the title of winemaker and Vineyard manager at Tablas Creek. Just prior to this assignment he spent a year in the Rhone Valley working and learning from one of the best, Chateau de Beaucastel. Neil and his sister started Lone Madrone in 1996. At both wineries Neil has found a niche and skill in producing and supplying some of the best wines utilizing Rhone Valley varietals. ADDITIONAL LINKS, ETC. www.lonemadrone.com www.tablascreek.com www.casadumetzwines.com www.cornellwinery.com www.oldplacecornell.com

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        • Brand Personality with Keith Saarloos and Bill Hirsh on The Wine Down


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          EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Wine and Spirits lead to spirited discussions! On the show Bill Hirsh of Malibu Estate Wineyards and Keith Saarloos of Saarloos and Sons, come to engage us in an impassioned discussion about marketing philosophy for wines. The two California wine makers have big flavor in their barrels and big opinions that they do not shrink from. Far from your standard snooty wine talk, our group discuss new models of business and knowing your motivations in the face of the market. Brace yourself for uncontained opinions! GUEST BIO: Keith Saarloos is the general manager, winemaker and chief bottle washer at Saarloos & Sons Co. a small boutique farming and winemaking operation in Santa Ynez, Ca. Bill Hirsh runs winemaking and sales efforts at Cielo Farms, a Malibu based wine operation that he operates with his brother Richard and Sister-in-law Diana. Cielo focuses its efforts on unique blends from in and around the California landscape ADD'L LINKS: https://www.cielofarms.com/ www.saarloosandsons.com www.losolivoswinetasting.com www.sipmalibu.com EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcome to the Wine Down 00:48 Introducing Bill Hirsh and Keith Saarloos. 01:36 Booze News (Starbucks serving alcohol, Rothschild in China) 12:03 Drinking your own wine and having a taster's palate. 13:47 The family connection to wine and bottling your best. 15:59 "Seeding the market." 17:28 The "Text Sellers" trend in wine branding. 18:28 Making wine like making music--Boy Bands vs. Punk Rock. 22:15 When a brand becomes a Brand. 25:58 Making wine through Spreadsheet. The adjusting numbers game. 27:32 Buying through vineyards, vs. buying grapes in bulk. 28:12 "How do you focus your brand?" Distinct approaches. 29:55 The Saarloos song-writers/winemakers. 32:06 The annual variations in the same wine. 34:05 Marketing without tasting notes and cataloguing flavor visually. 39:57 Presenting blends as opposed to tasting notes. 43:02 Two separate goals in wine making. 47:51 Price points, skews and taking exception to being called "cavalier." 50:57 The wine club base, and serious risk from frost. 54:29 The different approaches of contracting vineyards for grapes, vs. farming your own land. "You're a dedicated wine maker." 56:11 The family business at Saarloos, and selling grapes. 58:41 Bill's experience getting grapes from Napa. 01:00:11 Sugar levels in wine and cases moved by Bill. 01:01:45 Packaging in "obnoxious bottles." 01:04:02 Final words from Bill and Keith

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          • An Ideal Wine with Award Winning Author David Darlington on The Wine Down EP#14


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            EPISODE SYNOPSIS For our special last episode of 2011 Sonja and Tim Skogstrom have gone on location to Cornell Winery and Tasting Room in Agoura Hills, CA to meet with award winning author David Darlington. David has been steeped in the California wine world for decades and has written extensively on all different aspects of it. Together Sonja, Tim and David spend an hour delving into the history, significance and future of wine. GUEST BIO David Darlington is the author of four books: In Condor Country(1987), Angels' Visits (1991) (published in paperback as Zin), The Mojave (1996), Area 51 (1997) and An Ideal Wine: One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection - and Profit - in California (2011). He is a frequent contributor to Food & Wine, Bicycling, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has won a National Magazine Award (2009, for Public Interest), and a James Beard Award (2008, for Writing on Spirits, Wine or Beer). ADDITIONAL LINKS, ETC. http://www.cornellwinery.com/ http://www.casadumetzwines.com/Home.html http://www.facebook.com/events/245498168793903/ EPISODE BREAKDOWN 00:00 Intro 02:14 What caused you to write about wine? What caused you to get into the business? 06:48 Native yeast explained. 08:50 You have spent time around and interviewed some of the most famous winemakers in the world! 11:10 California wine evolution. 12:48 How the 70's and 80's transformed wine in California. 14:55 When you started writing this book did you approach Randall Graham and Leo McCloskey first? 16:50 Can you talk about Randall's vs Leo's perspectives? 17:48 Technology's effects on our lives and on wine in particular. 22:23 Scoring wines: How it really works. 25:35 How do feel about self imposed quality measures in the wine business? 26:10 The bias for the French. What makes there wine different? 30:52 Does the consumer care about how we make it? Why does that matter? 32:48 But doesn't the evolution of food show that consumers are wanting more information about what they're drinking? 36:13 Sterility and wine production. New World vs Old World. 39:30 Additives in wine. 40:20 Have Randall and Leo commented on the book? What did you come away with from your experience of writing it? 43:20 When and how you harvest grapes and the manipulation process that some use to augment the wine. 45:35 Bottle Shock. 47:35 David's article that one an award and led to him writing his latest book. 49:30 Different views on whether you need to manipulate or not. 52:03 Old World vs. New World views and differences in terroir. 54:55 What would you like your readers to come away with from your latest book? 56:20 It seems like we're always being told what we should be drinking, etc. 59:35 Wrap Up.

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            • Lauren and Tyler


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              This is the entire wedding video (55 minutes in length). If playback is choppy, either turn off the "HD" by moving your mouse cursor over the player screen and clicking the "HD" letters in the lower right of the player or let it buffer by clicking the pause button and hold for about 15 seconds. If that doesn't work, your computer processor is not powerful enough to run high-def video. This wonderful video contains all the events/activities of a traditional outdoor wedding. It was captured at the beautiful Arbor Crest Winery in Spokane, WA. As it streams into your computer, you may scroll ahead to view the events. This has to be one of the most touching and stunning video weddings we have done to date.

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              • Visiting Pedernales Cellars - Episode #266


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                In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, TX in the Texas Hill Country. He is joined by the owners Fredrik Osterberg, Julie Kuhlken, and David Kuhlken on their beautiful deck discussing three of their wines. The wines tasted are the 2012 Viognier, the 2010 Tempranillo, and the 2010 GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre).

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                • Meet the Author: Kristen Harnisch


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                  On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Kristen Harnisch, author of "The Vintner's Daughter" visited Darien Library. Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and experiences living in the San Francisco Bay Area and visiting the Loire Valley to create the story for The Vintner's Daughter, the first in a series about the changing world of vineyard life at the turn of the century. Harnisch has a degree in economics from Villanova University and currently resides in Darien, Connecticut, where she has lived for fourteen years.

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                  • Visit at Becker Vineyards - Episode #264


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                    In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits Becker Vineyards for a tour and tasting. Nichole Dembele, Public Relations & Tasting Room Coordinator at Becker Vineyards. Nichole and Mark talk about Becker and taste 3 wines. They are the Non Vintage Viognier, the 2010 Claret, and the 2010 Raven. For more information about Becker, please visit http://www.1337wine.com/

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                    • HK2NY Ep 8: Chile, Argentina & Brazil


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                      Episode 8 of Karl & James' backpacking documentary series as they travel through 20 countries in 4 continents over 9 months. Working their way across South America without knowing a word of Spanish. Their journey takes them through the Andes to the wineries of Mendoza; the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls; the jungles and beaches of Brazil; finishing off with a fun few days in Rio. To keep up to date with all the episodes either follow this channel or like the Facebook page: vimeo.com/channels/hk2ny facebook.com/hk2ny Title music by Jack Nicholson jacknicmusic.com/

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