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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!
 
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Oyster Ninja Podcast

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Oyster Ninja Podcast

Gardner Douglas: Nationally ranked Oyster Shucker known as Oyster Ninja or

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The Oyster Ninja podcast is exploring the Oyster inside and outside the shell. We hope to educate you and have your mouth watering at the same time. We introduce you to some of the worlds top shuckers, oyster farmers, and anyone else that has something to do with this oyster world.
 
What We’re Tasting is a weekly podcast from Wine Enthusiast. Three highly rated wines are the focus of each episode, providing a jumping off point for deeper discussion of a country, region, grape, producer, and style. Our expert guests will entertain and educate, adding personal insight and experience to help you increase your wine knowledge. We’ll also go beyond the bottle to discuss food pairing, wine country travel, and trends.
 
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Today I interviewed Adam Simha of MKS design out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. After 20 years of metal working Adams passion and commitment shows in every spec of his knife design. At first sight I was in love with the design of the oyster knife. The blade is stainless steel and the handle is made of fiberglass perfect for working in the restaurants…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
Steve and Sarah Malinowski of Fisher Island Oyster Company graced the Oyster Ninja Podcast with so much knowledge and grace. The very humble couple have been active farmers for over 40 years. You can not talk oyster sustainability, climate change, or policy without including the Malinowski family. There farm is located in the black island sound and…
 
Brown's Oyster Supply is a seafood supplier in Charleston, South Carolina specializing in oysters. Every order is picked and rinsed by hand straight from the mud to you. I had a great time talking with Terrell Brown of Brown oyster supply. His family goes back at least 3 generations working on the water and doesn't have any signs of stopping.…
 
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…
 
Imani Black is the creator of Minorites in Aquaculture a nonprofit to help minorities get a helping hand in the aquaculture field. We had a great talk about not only diversity in the aquaculture field, but just life in general. Imani is wise beyond her years and is lighting the road of for many others to follow. I hope you enjoy this first intervie…
 
HEY WHATS GOING ON TO ALL MY OYSTER NINJAS OUT THERE??? THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER AND SEASON 4 IS COMING TO YOU VERY SOON. I HAVE SOME FUN GUEST LINED UP AND GET WAIT TO SHARE THEIR STORIES. IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE SPECIFIC SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AT OYSTERNINJAPC@GMAIL.COM. YOU CAN SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY BUYING OUR SWAT AT https://oysterninjapc.…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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!…
 
Sugar Beet Ranch Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob and Scott review a junk wine with with little to no internet presence in Sugar Beet Ranch Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon. Further, they explore who and why someone may buy this wine, assuming they could find it. Will this reveal a great deal about the human psyche, or will it remind you why you…
 
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