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Levi Dalton
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Jean-Pierre de Smet began Burgundy's Domaine de l'Arlot in the mid-1980s, and went on to develop a top reputation there for both red and white wines. Jean-Pierre reflects in this I'll Drink to That! episode about the surprising path his life has taken - both before and after he co-founded the domaine - and shares his memories of some important mentors and friends. He also divulges what he has been up to for the last decade, after having retired from l'Arlot in 2007. Episode 455 of the IDTT wine podcast sits down with a renowned figure in the contemporary history of Burgundy.

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2lsbGRyaW5rdG90aGF0cG9kLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz for Google Podcasts ep. 455
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Antica Terra and Lillian winemaker Maggie Harrison discusses the differences between Oregon and California when it comes to wine, and how her own career has been about intention. Episode 454 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast goes to Oregon.

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2lsbGRyaW5rdG90aGF0cG9kLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz for Google Podcasts on Android
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Louis-Benoit Desvignes and the evolution of winemaking and farming in Morgon, in episode 452 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast. A Beaujolais fan must listen.

http://bit.ly/2JaGSi7 for Google Play Music ep. 452
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On the scene in Burgundy, Erin Scala talks Aligoté with Fanny Sabre, Sylvain Pataille, Roland Rapet, Pierre de Benoist, Frédéric Lafarge, and other vigneron. Get ready for drinking that classic Spring tonic, a glass of Aligoté. Episode 451 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast takes you to the place and into the cellars to learn more.

http://bit.ly/2r3jlEX for Google Play Music
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António Maçanita explores the Alentejo, explains the revitalization of the Azores for wine, and looks for the hidden vineyards of the Douro Valley. Episode 450 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast is tour through key winemaking areas of Portugal, considering both their past and their possible future.

http://bit.ly/2HeY0le for Google Play Music
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Arvid Rosengren worked in restaurants in Sweden and Denmark before moving to the States and being named the World's Best Sommelier in 2016. In this interview he reflects on what got him to where he is now. I'll Drink to That! wine podcast episode 449 is a look back and also has hints at what Arvid has coming up.

http://bit.ly/2IntRwS for Google Play music
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Lee Hudson recalls the 1975 harvest in Burgundy at Domaine Dujac, and remembers the founding of his own vineyard property in Carneros, California in 1981. Lee also shines a light on some of the individualities of Chardonnay, Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc from a grower's perspective. Episode 448 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast walks the vineyard rows of the Hudson Ranch.

https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/I5ei42baaopyftkk6d3vnsbv47m for Google Play Music
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After a long career working with wine in Canadian restaurants, Will Predhomme made the move off the restaurant floor and into working for himself. What tips would he pass on to people looking to make a similar move? And how has the wine scene evolved in different Canadian cities? These questions and more are addressed in episode 447 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast.

http://bit.ly/2rtZTiJ for Google Play Music episode 447
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Author James Conaway argues that unless the Napa Valley addresses its budding environmental issues with meaningful change, the future of the Valley is in danger. Episode 446 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast talks about wine as a political choice.

http://bit.ly/2rtZTiJ for Google Play Music episode 446
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Dominique Tourneix explains the origin of cork taint in wine, what it is, and what causes it to occur in the first place. Want to know why your wine is spoiled? Dominique can help you understand TCA, as well as oxidation, and other issues that play into why your wine may taste different than expected. Dominique also discusses the global market for wine closures today, and the market share of his company, DIAM. Episode 445 of the I'll Drink to That! wine podcast explores the reality of what keeps your wine in the bottle.

https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/I5ei42baaopyftkk6d3vnsbv47m for Google Play Music episode 445
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