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Welcome to The Wine Vault. Join us each week for a new podcast episode highlighting some great (and not so great) wines. While we’ll focus on value wines, occasionally we’ll stray into the exotic. We are The Wine Vault, after all. Raise your glass and join us, on The Wine Vault. Cheers!
 
Hang out in the (virtual) park every Monday with three Grape Friends as they try and make the wine world a little more palatable for everyone. Each week we tackle three wines on a theme, offer tips on how to find them in your local wine shop, and answer listener questions. Remember, there are no dumb questions in wine!
 
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Decanted Wine Podcast

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Decanted Wine Podcast

Dave Adams and Sandra Everingham, WSET level 2 graduates

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Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers and wine events! Broadcasting from the second largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this!
 
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Bodegas Borsao Vina Borgia Tinto Domino de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Bodegas Borsao Tinto Seleccion In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky seek to find the best sub $10 Spanish value red wine. To do this they review Bodegas Borsao's Vina Borjia and Borsao Seleccion and Domaine de Eguren Protocolo. Will they find what they seek, or will the search cont…
 
In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky review for the first time a wine from Costco, the suspiciously cheap Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet. Will Costco prove to be a purveyor of true classic value wines, or is this wine one that Scott would refer to as "suffering from bottle variation" (Scott's nice way of saying the wine is epic crap…
 
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky explore the differences in grocery store wine and boutique wines. To do this they test Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Sauvignon Blanc. So come join us, on The Wine Vault!…
 
R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky find out what happens when a wine retailer discounts a wine by 90% when they review the 2005 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva. Will the wine age gracefully, or will the wine be an old haggard mess like Scott? We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec In this episode, Rob issues a new challenge to Scott and Becky to test their blind tasting ability. To properly and fairly do this, Rob looks to the well known Macedonian wine industry, and their Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec. Will Scott and Becky show their true abilities and properly identify the Vr…
 
Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob conducts yet another blind tasting challenge as Becky and Scott attempt to work together to identify the 2012 Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Will their teamwork payoff, or will Becky allow Scott to speak and think? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet In this episode, Rob curates a blind tasting where Becky and Scott both attempt to identify the truly lovely Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet. Will they (Becky and Scott) show amazing wine acumen and knowledge, or will Scott guess the wine is Petite Sirah once again? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
In this episode, we chat with Greg and Shae Frichette, a husband and wife winemaking duo. Hear how the Frichettes changed their lives with a flip of a coin that landed them in the fabled Red Mountain AVA of Washington State where they planted an estate vineyard. We’ll also open some bottles of Frichette so you know what to expect from this iconic r…
 
Le Cardinale Blanc de Blancs Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky have a competition between France and Spain to see who has the best value priced sparkler. Is it the French Le Cardinale Blanc de Blancs or the Spanish Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut? We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Believe it or not, your Grape Friends have made it across the finish line of another season! Cheers to all of you, our loyal listeners, for sticking with us through this hot & cold & mountainous & beachy journey. Listen in as we toast terroir with some great, and some really not so great, bubbles! Wines: Arnaud Lambert Cremant de Loire Brézé, $25 H…
 
Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a festively bad Cabernet from Michael David Winery in their Freakshow Cabernet. Will the wine ascend above it's gimmicky label and the known questionable pedigree of Michael David Winery, or does it perfectly represent what we've come to expect from them? We s…
 
Well, Grape Friends, this week we finally put our bountiful wine knowledge to the test with a blind tasting, and boy did one of us rise to the challenge. You'll have to listen to find out who was crowned the winner and earned eternal bragging rights! Wines: Seresin Estate Momo Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018, $19 Costers del Priorat Petit Pissarres 201…
 
It's time to go on an adventure to your local liquor store! This week, we grabbed a few bottles under $13 to find out for our Grape Friends which big names are worth trying, and which ones you should stay far away from. It's a wild ride, friends. Wines: Josh Cellars Chardonnay 2019, $12 Mirassou Pinot Noir 2018, $10 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2…
 
Even though Spring is on the way, this week we're moving on to Amanda's favorite wine category: cold climates! Listen to learn what Northern France, Tasmania, and the Finger Lakes have in common, and check out our Instagram for some super-enthusiastic, real-time tasting videos by Anna and Amanda. Wines: Gilbert Picq Chablis 2019, $26 Holm Oak Tasma…
 
Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc Rafael Tirado Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky conduct a challenge between Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc from California and Rafael Tirado Liberinto Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Will Chile rule the day, or will Joel Gott, which is available in grocery stores, truck stops, and gas stati…
 
We're feelin' hot hot hot! this week, Grape Friends. Get ready for some big, bold, Anand-loving wines as we travel to Morocco, Southern Italy, and Argentina. We also talk about which wine grape matches our personality best, and the results are truly telling. Wines: Syrocco Syrah 2018, $20 Produttori di Manduria Primitivo di Manduria Lirica 2017, $1…
 
Women's History Month is well underway, and we thought it was time to highlight some badass female winemakers from across the globe! Anna and Amanda also talk about how to punctuate your emails. Join us in making a point to buy woman-made wines this month! Wines: McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Sparkling Brut, $24 Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling Troc…
 
Martin Ray Napa Valley Cabernet Calcu Reserva Especial Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky hold a competition of cabernets as Martin Ray Napa Valley Cab takes on a the Chilean Calcu Reserva Especial Cab. Will the Chilean offering score a surprise win, or since Scott bought it, is its fate sealed? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
The Terroir Trio is at it again with island wines this week, and our tasting notes are hot as lava. We hop from Santorini to the Canary Islands to Sardinia, uncover the different ways "minerality" shows up in a wine, and get worked up about Monica's apartment from Friends. Wines: Santo Winery Santorini Volcanic Terroir Assyrtiko 2018, $27 Los Berme…
 
Skyside North Coast Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a wine made by the illuminate that is affiliated with a Napa Valley standard, Newton, in the Skyside North Coast Cabernet. Will the Skyside redeem the excessively inclusive AVA North Coast, or will they be wishing for a wine from Lodi (God help us)? We shall see...on The…
 
This week your Grape Friends are taking a trip to the beach to teach you about coastal wines and all the beautiful saltiness they have to offer. Let our our choices carry your mind to sunnier times, but most importantly, listen as Amanda reveals herself to be a true, NYC fire-escape hero. Wines: Pessoa de Vinha Terroir Vinho Verde, $12 Zlatan Otak …
 
Robert Biale Vineyards Party Line Zinfandel In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review the entry level Zinfandel from Robert Biale, in their Party Line North Coast Zinfandel. Will Robert Biale create a value priced masterpiece rivaling wines three times the price, or did they do what they normally do and lower the bar for top level Zinfandel…
 
In this episode, meet Winemaker Michael Eddy and Vineyard Manager Brenae Royal from California’s revered Louis M. Martini winery and learn about making wine in one of California’s oldest and most desirable vineyards. Plus, we’ll examine the aging, maturation, and drinking of Cabernet Sauvignon. When exactly is the right time to open those big, bold…
 
It's time to showcase some black-owned wines and wine brands this week, friends! Amanda hops on the bubbles train, Anna brings the pod's first Chardonnay, and Anand teaches us all a little about hip hop. We also talk about our role in making black-owned wines more accessible in our local shops. Wines: Bosman Family Vineyards Chenin Blanc Pet Nat 20…
 
Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac Chateau Bourdieu N 1 In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky celebrate the birth of Scott which happened roughly 125 years ago, give or take a year or two. To do this they conduct mostly the most unfair comparison ever on the show. They pit the young and higher scoring (The Decanter, so...) Chateau Bourdieu N 1 against …
 
Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky review a Sonoma County value blockbuster by Ridge Vineyards in their Three Valleys Zinfandel blend. Will this wine reach The Wine Vault Hall of Fame, or will Becky be under orders from her superiors to seed chaos and dissent? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
We're back with season 2, Grape Friends! As Amanda's favorite holiday draws near, we come to you with some ideas for what to drink with your special someone (or alone!) this V-Day. We prove that rosé should be a year-round drink, and Anna reminds us why Burgundy has such a stellar reputation. Wines 'Bubbles Cocktail' - Lamarca Prosecco & Ciroc Bran…
 
Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky all return to Chile for Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir. Further, Scott and Becky are pitted against one another in a clash of futility in a game of Pro v. Con. Will Scott prove his intellectual superiority in this game, or is he incapable of preforming miracles? We shall see... on T…
 
Dark Horse Brut Bubbles Underwood "The Bubbles" Andre Brut Can In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all explore the depressing world of canned carbonated sparkling wines in the Dark Horse Brut Bubbles, Underwood "The Bubbles", and Andre Brut. Will these cans of liquid actually mimic real sparkling wines, or will they instead mimic paint thinner? …
 
Apaltagua Reserva Malbec Vaglio Aggie Malbec In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky conduct a competition between Argentina and Chile as they see which county makes the better Malbec. For Chile, the show welcomes an old friend with Apaltagua's Reserva Malbec. Then for Argentina, a budding superstar in Malbec is reviewed in the Vaglio Aggie Malbec. …
 
2001 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape In this episode, Rob and Scott wait until Becky goes to bed to open an aged classic in the 2001 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape. Further, Rob and Scott sample the world famous wine trivia game that you can find at closeout stores around the country, Wine Wars. So come join us on The Wine Vault!…
 
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