The Vine Guy

The Vine Guy dives into the world of wine with wine makers, wine producers, wine professionals and wine lovers. WTOP wine columnist Scott Greenberg talks with wine industry greats, shares which wines you may want to buy next and tells stories to help you savor your next glass of wine even more.

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A look into Napa Valley's Chateau Montelena

Matt Crafton, a D.C.-area native, is the head winemaker at the esteemed Napa Valley estate Chateau Montelena Winery. He talks with Scott Greenberg about the road he's traveled from studying economics at a prestigious university on the east coast to winemaking at one of the most famous wineries on the west coast. Matt also shares what changes are in the works at Chateau Montelena as well as what their recipe is for future success.

Wines sampled in this episode:
2017 Chateau Montelena Riesling, Napa Valley, CA
2016 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA

This episode is hosted by Scott Greenberg and produced by Sarah Beth Hensley.

Music for this episode is "Wishful Thinking" by Dan Lebowitz available in the YouTube Audio Library.

00:30:55 8/22/2019

Past Episodes

Join the Vine Guy as he talks with Jim Schleckser, a sommelier who is working on a book about his experiences in the role. Jim stops by to share a few tips about what to know when you're ordering wine at a restaurant, if corkage fees are worth it and what it takes to be a sommelier. They put each other to the test with a blind tasting - you'll definitely want to hear how it turns out.

Wines sampled in this episode:
2015 Jordan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from California
2005 Latitud 42 Colección Especial Gran Reserva from Rioja, Spain

Find Jim online: ProfessionalDrinking.com, Professional Drinking on YouTube , @ProDrinking on Twitter.

This episode is hosted by Scott Greenberg and produced by Sarah Beth Hensley.

Music for this episode is "Wishful Thinking" by Dan Lebowitz available in the YouTube Audio Library.

00:31:22 8/15/2019

Famous wine importer and winery owner John Terlato talks with Scott Greenberg about what it takes to own a winery, why you may want to give Pinot Grigio a try and five factors that make a great wine of the world.


Wines sampled on this episode: 

2013 Gaja Barbaresco

2012 Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva


This episode is hosted by Scott Greenberg and produced by Sarah Beth Hensley.

Music for this episode is 'Wishful Thinking' by Dan Lebowitz available in the YouTube Audio Library.

00:31:53 8/8/2019
Learn more about The Vine Guy, a WTOP News podcast hosted by wine expert Scott Greenberg that covers the wide world of wine.
00:00:30 8/4/2019

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