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Where an enthusiasm for wine gets personal



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By: Caramella

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:46:14 +0000

I had heard that Gaja wines were to be superb. I found a bottle in Siena and bought it for $125. It was a birthday present for myself. I let it age another 5 years before I opened it. It wasn't nearly as smooth as I had expected it to be. In fact, I have had far less expensive wines that were more satisfying. It's not that it was a bad wine. I just didn't think it was worth the price.



By: Shannon O'Neill

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 03:44:26 +0000

I own a bottle of 1859 Gaja Wine that was given to my father on his honeymoon in Italy in 1956. My great uncle Vincenzo Infante, who was a famous painter from a small town in Italy, called, Gioi Chilento was a good friend of Angelo's and sent my mother and father to his winery in 1956, to meet him, and have lunch. During lunch, Angelo gave this bottle to my father as a wedding present. It has been stored in a temperature controlled basement since 1956, and is in very good shape. I doubt the wine is still good, but being their first Gaja Vintage, this bottle has historical significance. There were no labels yet, but the bottle is stamped in the glass, with Gaja 1859. Any idea how much this bottle is worth if it were auctioned off? Is there any interest out there, in this piece of Gaja Winery history? Shannon O'Neill President and Winemaker Maloy O'Neill Vineyardsforni Paso Robles, California



By: Christian

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 17:16:21 +0000

Great show ! Very interesting interview! I was lucky enough to meet her when she was in Montreal last year for a Italian wine tasting event and it was a real treat to discuss about the Gaja winery with her (and also to taste the great Barbaresco 2004 !). Keep up the good work!



By: Doug Smith

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 14:09:29 +0000

... no idea why that got cut off. Meant to say that if the interview subjects were less than ten percent California and the rest from other places (foreign and US) I'd prefer it. Brian's comment shows that different listeners have different likes and dislikes. Agree with him totally about Meadows, who was amazing. (Got me to subscribe to his publication). Loved Tanzer as well. I find most of the seminars, however, to be sleep-inducing, and more winery-marketing than I can usually stand. A good interview can cut through the marketing speak to get some real insight into what's going on. Seminars, to me, often reek of puffery, or just end up being "We do wines X,Y,Z, and here's the history of our winery." Much of that I can get by going to their website and reading for myself ...



By: Brian Crabtree

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:05:14 +0000

Just to provide another perspective on Doug's comment, I like all of the program formats, but I have learned more from the seminars and certain interviews than others. The pinot clones seminar, for example, was especially noteworthy. The Burgundy interview with Allen Meadows is another. For me, winemaker interviews are interesting, but not usually of as much learning value. It's all a matter of opinion and preference, just like the wine.



By: Doug Smith

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 19:15:08 +0000

My guess, Jay, is that folks prefer the close interview with a single interesting winemaker rather than taped lectures from wine events and other stuff peripheral to the wine itself. I know I do. It's always more interesting to hear a good interview than a lecture. And particularly so if its a person from a very famous winery. (Even if it's one that makes wine way too expensive for me to consider buying!) Also it is more interesting to get outside of California for awhile. I certainly understand that it is much easier for you guys to scare up subject matter close to home, but speaking personally, if the interview subjects were



By: GrapeRadio Bunch

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:58:06 +0000

All these comments about "best show in a long time" have be wondering. Do you all feel we have been slipping? Jay



By: Craig Pichette

Sun, 22 Jul 2007 15:03:38 +0000

Great show. Love the interviews with winemakers and people ITB. I listened to it this morning while running and thought it was greet. Keep it up.



By: Horacio

Sun, 22 Jul 2007 02:48:23 +0000

Great show! Gaia is very interesting!!!



By: Steve

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 20:27:03 +0000

Must I be the one to state the obvious? Gaja is very attractive, wealthy, AND produces world class wine. What a combo!



By: Rich Sileo

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:55:34 +0000

Great show! The best one in a long time. These are the types of show I find most interesting. Keep up the great work. I love the podcast. Thanks - Rich



By: Jeff Linder

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 02:41:17 +0000

This show was so good, it was kind of like being in a high level college course taught by a top-notch lecturer punctuated by good questions from the smart kids in the class. I loved every minute. Thank you very much.



By: Kim Caldwell

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 16:44:13 +0000

A truly fantastic interview. Gaia Gaja's knowledge and generosity are truly appreciated by this listener.



By: Dan Lee

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 23:11:37 +0000

A very good podcast, both entertaining and heart-warming to hear Gaja in person.



By: Allan Murphy

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 23:04:27 +0000

Bravo! One of your very best shows. Good questions and you let Gaia do most of the talking - she had a lot to say. Well done and thanks!



By: Tim Meranda

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 17:36:59 +0000

Best show in a long time. Very informative, almost like going to Piedmond shcool.



By: R.W.

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:24:01 +0000

Great show guys, you are back on track. It was most interesting to hear all the innovations Gaja shared with you about her winery and the history involved with it. She was a fun guest, informative, and as one of you said...outstanding to look at.