The Connected Table SIPS!

138 episodes

The Connected Table SIPS! gives you a taste of something delicious. Hosts Melanie Young and David Ransom taste and talk about wine, spirits, beer, coffee and more with leading winemakers, distillers, brewers and growers from around the world. We like to Eat, Drink & Explore and want to share our discoveries with you. Listen to our short SIPS! anywhere, anytime.

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After a long career in vineyard management, Clay Shannon established his namesake winery on California’s North Coast in 1996. He chose remote Lake County for its red soil, high elevation and ideal
6th May 2022
12 minutes
Bodegas Fillaboa is a family-owned estate winery in Galicia, Spain with roots dating to the 19th century. Housed in a 15th century Romanesque castle near the border between Spain and Portugal,
12th Apr 2022
13 minutes
Founded by friends Brad Pitt, Cristina Patwa and John Fogelman, Enroot is a collection of sustainably farm-sourced, wellness-focused sparkling cold-brew teas, ideal to drink alone or in cocktails.
19th Mar 2022
15 minutes
Established in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Bodega Luigi Bosca is one of Argentina’s few continually family-owned and operated wineries. Based in Mendoza, the Arizu family helped establish Lujàn de
18th Mar 2022
15 minutes
In Cambridge, MA, an education in wine, spirits, or sake at Commonwealth Wine School is more accessible than ever for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Kim Simone, Manager, Commonwealth
17th Mar 2022
10 minutes
Villa Maria is New Zealand’s most awarded winery, producing wine from every appellation of the country. Winemaker Tom Dixon shares Villa Maria’s 60-year (in 2021) history and legacy envisioned by its
22nd Dec 2021
12 minutes
Founded in Rioja in 1970 by Enrique Forner, Spain’s Marqués de Cáceres has become a global leader in wine. Since joining her father in 1983, Cristina Forner has overseen the expansion of the company
27th May 2021
15 minutes
Virginia is home to over 300 wineries and eight designated AVAs, making it an ideal destination for wine aficionados looking for a road trip combining beautiful scenery with great wine and food.
20th May 2021
17 minutes
Ehlers Estate is a picturesque 42-acre vineyard in Saint Helena, CA dating to the 1800s with a rich history. Run by the Leducq Foundation, a trust established in 1996 by French Entrepreneur, Jean
19th May 2021
13 minutes
Bella Union Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley was founded in 2012 by the partners of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel. The winery is located on a 25-acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that runs along
14th May 2021
8 minutes
In 2013, James Sinegal, co-founder/former CEO of Costco, and son, David, a Costco wine buyer, established Sinegal Estate in St. Helena to produce iconic Bordeaux blend Napa Valley Cabernet wine. In
5th May 2021
12 minutes
Rania Zayyat, founder, Lift Collective, discusses Be The Change, a virtual job fair connecting beverage alcohol industry professionals with potential employers. Be the Change streamlines the job
20th Apr 2021
14 minutes
The Cattin family has made wines in a village near Colmar, the heart of Alsace wine country, since 1720, when Swiss-born François Cattin settled in the area. Domaine Joseph Cattin is one of Alsace’s
23rd Dec 2020
15 minutes
Maison Gustave Lorentz produces Crémant d’Alsace and grands crus whites of exceptional quality and value. Like most Alsace producers, Gustave Lorentz practices organic and biodynamic viticulture,
23rd Dec 2020
15 minutes
Discover the Beaujolais Wine Route, 85 miles of bucolic scenery with picturesque villages, historic landmarks, casual bistros and hundreds of wine estates, many open to the public. Beaujolais is
10th Nov 2020
9 minutes
Gamay, the red grape of Beaujolais, produces refreshing wines that burst with juicy strawberry, blackberry and black cherry flavors and essences. Comprised of 12 AOCs, Beaujolais wine styles differ
10th Nov 2020
7 minutes
If you enjoy fresh, fruity, food-friendly wines with good acidity, consider Beaujolais, a delightful French wine for today’s casual dining, from home-cooked meals to restaurant takeout. Best known
10th Nov 2020
6 minutes
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