Van Wine Fest Part Two (plus 2 very special guests)
Walking into the Vancouver Wine Festival at the Convention Centre, as an interviewer, is like working the field at an All-Star Game.
Familiar wine star faces and voices are everywhere.
I think I did a dozen interviews and these are the last three. However, I needed one more, So I decided to re-run one of my all time favourite interviews.
From our coverage of the 2019 VanWineFest on Tasting Room Radio we present California wine royalty.
Gena Gallo and her winemaking husband Jean Charles Boisset.
Not just talking about their wines but about surviving cancer, raising their twin daughters and their love of Vancouver and the wine fest.
Wine Fest Part Two includes interviews with
Tony Holler – Owner of Poplar Grove (Naramata Bench) www.poplargrove.ca
Ray Signorello – Owner of Signorello Estate (Napa) www.signorelloestate.com
Mark De Vere – Master of Wine. Robert Mondavi Vineyards (Napa) www.robertmondaviwinery.com
Gina Gallo, Vice President, Winemaking – Estate Wines. E. & J. Gallo www.gallo.com
Gina Gallo developed a deep respect for the land early on. After studying winemaking at the University of California at Davis, Gallo became an apprentice winemaker at E. & J. Gallo Winery, under the careful guidance of her grandfather Julio. Today, as the winemaker behind the Gallo Signature Series, she carves out specific blocks on Gallo’s most sought-after vineyards to hand-craft limited batches of wine.
Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor, Boisset Collection www.boissetcollection.com
Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in Vougeot, Burgundy, France. Under his leadership, the Boisset Collection operates 24 wineries in California, France, and Canada. Decanter magazine has included him on its “Power List” of the 50 most important people in the wine world each year of its publication since 2007.
His many honours include Meininger’s International Wine Entrepreneur of the Year, “Innovator of the Year” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and the first-ever French-American Partnership Award from the French America Foundation.
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