EP 630 How to Blend Wine with Peter and Rebecca from Ampelos Cellars

Peter and Rebecca Work stop by to talk about the wine business and blend some Pinot Noir.

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Luca Bercelli

85/100

I didn’t really like this episode. (one of the very few that didn’t float my boat) I like to think of wine as a natural, unadulterated product, but here we are shown the manipulation that can sometimes go on. Clones, blending – this is more of a science project than a wine tasting show. I’d rather not know about it and carry on in ignorant bliss! Also, I’m sure both the winemakers are very nice people but I’m always slightly cynical about ex-financial market people going into traditional businesses…and the guy’s voice annoys me. Sorry

Tags: Blend, california, Pinot Noir, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • George

    Hey,

    I felt Gary was being a little to serious with them or kind of making them feel bad . I dont know why that stuck out but thats what it look like maybe gary was in a bad mood that day or something.

    ps.Great guest!!!!

  • George

    Hey,

    I felt Gary was being a little to serious with them or kind of making them feel bad . I dont know why that stuck out but thats what it look like maybe gary was in a bad mood that day or something.

    ps.Great guest!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Great so far…you probably didn’t have to make it a 2-parter. The suspense awaits us….

  • WineWoman

    Great so far…you probably didn’t have to make it a 2-parter. The suspense awaits us….

  • wayno da wino

    Very Interesting. Kind of cool hearin’ what the different Pinot clones
    taste like.

  • wayno da wino

    Very Interesting. Kind of cool hearin’ what the different Pinot clones
    taste like.

  • Jayhitek

    Great episode.

  • Jayhitek

    Great episode.

  • GatorGunner

    Visited Lompoc earlier this month and spent a couple of hours at Ampellos. Great people and great wines!

  • GatorGunner

    Visited Lompoc earlier this month and spent a couple of hours at Ampellos. Great people and great wines!

  • http://bobrothersbythebottle.blogspot.com/ Bobby Bo

    This is a great show. I love it when you have wine makers on, I learn something every time. This one is really interesting since we see part of the process. Cant wait for number 2

  • http://bobrothersbythebottle.blogspot.com Bobby Bo

    This is a great show. I love it when you have wine makers on, I learn something every time. This one is really interesting since we see part of the process. Cant wait for number 2

  • M

    keep on blending…..part 2

  • M

    keep on blending…..part 2

  • Dan

    Good show… as always!

  • Dan

    Good show… as always!

  • */^_^*

    excellent educational episode::: triple E!!!

  • */^_^\*

    excellent educational episode::: triple E!!!

  • Anonymous

    I already planned to go to Santa Rita Hills tomorrow, and I am calling these wonderful people right now to try to make an appointment!

  • YoungDave

    I already planned to go to Santa Rita Hills tomorrow, and I am calling these wonderful people right now to try to make an appointment!

  • http://www.williamedwards.net/ C-Lo

    ok…. looking forward to part deux

  • http://www.williamedwards.net C-Lo

    ok…. looking forward to part deux

  • Matlock

    Great show! Get your guests a bucket. Maybe a Giants bucket! :)

    Seriously though, this is incredibly interesting, especially just seeing people leave corporate America, start a winery and just turn their passion into their work.

  • Matlock

    Great show! Get your guests a bucket. Maybe a Giants bucket! :)

    Seriously though, this is incredibly interesting, especially just seeing people leave corporate America, start a winery and just turn their passion into their work.

  • http://www.reignofterroir.com/ Karl Laczko

    I have to admit I was not expecting too much from the show on the title and opening clips, but I am happy my first impressions were way off – an excellent and enthralling episode and I am moving straight onto part 2!

  • http://www.reignofterroir.com Karl Laczko

    I have to admit I was not expecting too much from the show on the title and opening clips, but I am happy my first impressions were way off – an excellent and enthralling episode and I am moving straight onto part 2!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good stuff so far… Waiting on part 2….

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good stuff so far… Waiting on part 2….

  • http://www.cswinespecialists.com/ chris lavin

    Peter and Rebecca are some of my favorite people in the business. I still remember teaching Peter how to sabre Champagne in the wee hours of the morning at his ranch house.

  • http://www.cswinespecialists.com chris lavin

    Peter and Rebecca are some of my favorite people in the business. I still remember teaching Peter how to sabre Champagne in the wee hours of the morning at his ranch house.

  • JayZee

    Hey, now this is interesting – good start at least.

  • JayZee

    Hey, now this is interesting – good start at least.

  • John__J

    Interesting episode, I’m psyched for part 2

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried their wines..did he ride in on a horse..interesting episode.. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    You guys make a good team I really liked the video :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    85/100

    I didn’t really like this episode. (one of the very few that didn’t float my boat) I like to think of wine as a natural, unadulterated product, but here we are shown the manipulation that can sometimes go on. Clones, blending – this is more of a science project than a wine tasting show. I’d rather not know about it and carry on in ignorant bliss! Also, I’m sure both the winemakers are very nice people but I’m always slightly cynical about ex-financial market people going into traditional businesses…and the guy’s voice annoys me. Sorry

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