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Podcast: Chris Phelps of Ad Vivum Cellars

Winemaker, Chris Phelps, was on the program just before Thanksgiving. We revisit discussions with Chris as he talks about his own private label called Ad Vivum Cellars. Chris has had an illustrious career of making wine in some of Napa’s premier wineries: Caymus, Dominus and Swanson Vineyards, to name a few. He’s a tried and true Francophile who spent time at the University of Bordeaux, and early on in his career at Chateau Petrus, the quintessential Merlot house of Pomerol, and so Noble listeners without further ado, meet Chris Phelps – thanks for listening.

 

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Podcast: Jean Hoefliger of Alpha Omega Winery

I met Jean Hoefliger on a July day just after tasting his wines. He’s a complex character with a keen sense of humor, though his wines are serious, stunning, enviable. 750mls full of drinkable art. Alpha Omega Winery is a boutique brand with a very limited production and I had the privilege to work the 2011 Harvest in their cellar. The day we met, Jean casually mentioned I could work harvest a few days a week if I wanted – he didn’t realize he would be getting a guy who wears three-piece suits to work. I may not have been the ideal candidate but I performed punch-downs and worked the sorting table with grace. Sixteen minutes of profound conversation, reflections and amusing revelations awaits you…then visit Winetology to read about my experiences and see photos.

 

 

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