I wasn’t so hot on this show as I was reflecting on it on my drive home. I initially had a tough time getting a rosé producer/winemaker to spend some time with us (we totally lucked out with Michael Kontokosta), and we were really busting a move recording the 3rd show simultaneously, which had a lot more “stuff” in it.
As David says, we want this show to ‘move’. Episode 3 did move for sure.
After watching Episode 4, where we debunk the myths behind pink wine and sparkling wine (not Champagne, I’ll explain), I was happy. It is all New York, all the time and I think that when you watch it, you’ll learn something. Then, the next barbeque or pool party you head to, bring some of those aforementioned wine types. Anyone that turns their noses up at you will do so at their own peril.
Slap some knowledge on their punk selves.
You may notice that in this series so far, you don’t see a whole lot of sunshine. Well, that’s because we’ve not had enough to fill one show! It’s all good, it is the weather bringing the wine what it needs.
I have to tell you though, the weather could not have been more cooperative. When we needed to walk in the vineyards with Gilles and Rich, skies were dry. When we were in the tank room and in the tasting room, it was pouring rain. When we did our closing shot from Kontokosta (that place is beautiful!), it was dry but when we were inside with Michael, there was a good little thunderstorm going on.
Mother Nature gets a gold star. And she always has my utmost respect.
This is posted already, but it’s a good reminder just the same:
When you watch an episode of Wine About the Weather, know that we have many hours of video and shots that never make the final cut. Sometimes it’s stuff that just doesn’t “work”, other times it’s just a matter of limited time. That’s where this comes in.
I would love to spend more time on some of the finer points of the show, but we only have 30 minutes. Think of this as an extension of the show, where you will learn more about the food you see, including recipes. You’ll also learn more about wines and how to pair them with your favorite foods. If there is anything else I’d like to expand on for you, I will do so here…and don’t forget, please shoot me an email anytime if you have any questions or suggestions!