01 The “Unofficial Winemaking Sisterhood” of New Zealand: “Passion, Pinot and Savvy” - Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen <br> Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen is a news and feature journalist from Denmark who moved to New Zealand in 2002 to focus on her passions: design, travel, food and wine. Thanks to mingling and mixing with lots of wine people, from all over New Zealand, attending uncountable wine-tastings and writing about wine,” she has “gathered a fair bit of knowledge about the modern wine industry” there. With "Passion, Pinot & Savvy," she offers an up-to-date insight into New Zealand's exquisite wine industry, through the eyes of 16 women winemakers passionate about their craft.”<br> <a href="http://www.madfrog.co.nz" title="www.madfrog.co.nz" target="_blank">http://www.madfrog.co.nz</a>
02 “Moonshine—The Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor” – Jaime Joyce
Jaime Joyce, Time Inc. Editor, joins us to discuss her latest book, Moonshine—The Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, exploring America’s centuries-old relationship with moonshine from its fascinating history to its widespread effect on U.S. pop culture and modern-day craft distilling practices of today. Moonshine provides a fresh perspective on the profound implications that underground moonshine making has had on American life, as we know it.
03 Mercer Wine Estates Founded by 5th Generation Mercer Family of Horse Heaven Hills AVA Washington – Jessica Munnell
Washington State University viticulture-trained Jessica Munnell is winemaker for Mercer Wine Estates of Prosser, Washington founded by Mercer family fifth generation in 2005. The Mercers are one of the largest landowners and grape growers in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills, tending 18 percent of the vineyard land with over 2000 acres for their estate wines and vineyard clients. Horse Heaven Hills is home to 25% of the state’s wine grapes. Learn why grapes grown in Horse Heaven Hills are so highly regarded by Washington state winemakers. Mercer Wine Estates includes three tiers of wines ranging from $10 to $42, Riesling to Cabernet Sauvignon.
04 Stoller Family Estate Winery—Committed to Leadership in Wine growing and Sustainable Environmental Practices – Gary Mortensen
Stoller Family Estate, the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills and the 2014 recipient of Wine Press Northwest’s “Northwest Winery of the Year”, announces a new branding for its packaging and website. According to Stoller Family Estate President, Gary Mortensen, “Our new branding reflects Bill Stoller’s over twenty-year process of transforming his family’s farm into one of Oregon’s leading winegrowers and a destination winery, as well as a model of sustainability. In the last two years alone we have invested extensively in our vineyard, opened a new net zero energy tasting room, remodeled our three guest homes and hired a team of talented professionals to provide excellent hospitality for our guests.”