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New Webisode: Pinot Noir Master Class, Part One

We’re back with Dan Karlsen, master wine maker at Talbott Vineyards. In the previous webisode Dan introduced us to Talbott’s wines, estate grown and pressed in the Monterey coastal region of Salinas. But, in this segment he takes us deeper into understanding one of California’s (and Oregon’s) trickiest wines, Pinot Noir. He uses every analogical trick in the book to help us comprehend the subtleties, whether basil on a pizza, references to the terrific film “Sideways,” or kids needing to be kicked out of the house (as you will see). Dan is really a salt of the earth kind of guy and he makes wine tasting and food pairing fun, which is probably the best way for newbies (and oldies) to play the game. This is just Part One of his Pinot “master class.” We’ll pick it up again in the next segment, coming soon. Till then, grab some blue cheese, spicy salami, and a bottle of your favorite Pinot and taste along with us.

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