Vigneto - A Podcast
Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Christy Frank of Copake Wine Works

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Christy Frank of Copake Wine Works

June 11, 2021

In the latest episode of the Vigneto Podcast, Susannah Gold and Sunny Gandara speak with Christy Frank, or Copake Wine Works in the Hudson Valley/Berkshires area. Christy dishes on everything from what she is selling in the store, to the role of retailers in changing the conversation around vineyard workers rights, shipping and other topics. An expert on all things wine related, we had a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Christy, the next best thing to being able to shop in her store.

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Jennifer Huether, Canada’s First Female Master Sommelier about Canadian Wines

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Jennifer Huether, Canada’s First Female Master Sommelier about Canadian Wines

May 28, 2021

Listen to this sixth episode of the Vigneto Podcast where co-hosts Susannah Gold and Sunny Gandara talk about sustainability and the wine industry with various guests. Today's guest is Jennifer Huether, Canada's First Female Master Sommelier. She wears many hats in the industry with a strong focus on Canadian Wines. She also focuses on Vegan wines and pairing with plant-based dishes. In that vein she recently co-founded a new company, the Social Herbivore and is writing a book. 

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Michael Drapkin, owner of Kingston Wine Co. in the Hudson Valley, NY

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Michael Drapkin, owner of Kingston Wine Co. in the Hudson Valley, NY

May 21, 2021

In Episode 5 of the Vigneto Podcast, the Sustainability Series, co-hosts Sunny Gandara and Susannah Gold,  discuss what the wines Michael Drapkin keeps in his wine store, Kingston Wine Co. How he chooses his largely biodyanmic, organic, and natural wine producers and what criteria he uses to choose the producers. We learn about his views on the centrality of farming to the entire process and how he made the choice to leave NYC to found his store some seven years ago as well as other facts about running a shop. 

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Winery in Paso Robles, CA

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Winery in Paso Robles, CA

May 14, 2021

In this episode, co-hosts Susannah Gold and Sunny Gandara discuss the beginnings of Tablas Creek winery and their journey towards being the first winery to be certified by the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA), regenorganic.org. Take a listen.

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Ilaria Petitto, owner of Donnachiara Winery in Irpinia ( Campania), Italy

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Ilaria Petitto, owner of Donnachiara Winery in Irpinia ( Campania), Italy

May 7, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, co-host Susannah Gold and Sunny Gandara speak with Ilaria Petitto, owner of Donnachiara winery in Irpinia (Campania), Italy. Ilaria speaks about her work in her own vineyards, which indigenous grapes are easier to grow organically, and what she sees happening in the rest of her region and in Italy generally. We touch on reasons why organic farming is difficult and get her views on certifications. 

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Natural Wine Importer Jenny Lefcourt

Vigneto Podcast - A Conversation with Natural Wine Importer Jenny Lefcourt

April 29, 2021

Listen to our lastest episode of the Vigneto podcast. Co-hosts Susannah Gold and Sunny Gandara speak with Natural Wine Importer Jenny Lefcourt about what's happening in Natural Wine and how she got into the business 20 years ago. We touch on her views on sustainability and what she sees moving forward for the industry.

Vigneto - A Podcast, Sustainability Series Episode 1

Vigneto - A Podcast, Sustainability Series Episode 1

April 23, 2021

Welcome to Vigneto, a weekly podcast by Susannah Gold. We look at the wine industry from different angles. This first 10-week series looks at sustainability. Sunny Gandara, a vegan chef and wine expert is the co-host for this series and each week we will have a new guest. In this episode, we discuss what comes under the umbrella term of sustainability: soils, air, water, packaging, animal welfare, biodiversity, and the social and economic impact as well. The podcasts will post on Thursdays.

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