Episode 138 – Robert Mondavi Memories With Laureen Betts

Episode 138 – Robert Mondavi Memories With Laureen Betts Episode 138 – Robert Mondavi Memories With Laureen Betts

In todays episode, Shelley and Phil push the Joe Rogan model of podcast length while they visit with former neighbor, Laureen Betts, as she shares her stories and experiences from her many years of working at the Robert Mondavi Winery and how Robert Mondavi helped shape the California wine world. You’ll also learn about the proper way to dry wine glasses so you won’t break them. This is a long one with loads of great stories. Pour yourself a glass (or bottle?) of Robert Mondavi wine, sit back and enjoy! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime #Cheersing #WineNot #Skullduggery #Boinking #EasterEgg

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Wines this episode:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • 2018 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay ($40 at Bottle Joy) ?
  • 2019 Robert Mondavi Red Blend Oakville ($75 at the winery) ?
  • 2019 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District ($88 at the winery) ?

For more information on the 2018 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay, please visit https://robertmondaviwinery.com/products/2018-robert-mondavi-winery-chardonnay-napa-valley

For more information on the 2019 The Estates Red Blend Oakville, please visit https://robertmondaviwinery.com/products/2019-the-estates-red-blend-oakville

For more information on the The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District, please visit https://robertmondaviwinery.com/collections/cabernet-sauvingnon/products/2018-robert-mondavi-winery-the-estates-cabernet-sauvignon-stags-leap-district

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Bottle Joy, 3D Kitchens by Design and Elsom Cellars

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Elsom Cellars: Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at 


The Social Web Wine Word of the Week – Gamey

A descriptive term for one of the flavors/aromas considered particular to Burgundian style Pinot Noir.  Reminiscent of taste and flavor associated with cooked wild duck and other “gamey” meats.A large wooden vat, popular in France’s Rhône Valley, significantly larger than typical oak barrels, often with the capacity to hold more than a thousand liters of wine.

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Mentions: Brady Soderlund, Mary Asevedo, Vision Cellars, Andrea Robinson, M.S., Clay Gregory, Tim Mondavi, Schramsberg, Katie Quinn, Sam Lange, Karen MacNeil, Curt Grady, Northstar Winery, Mark Cooke, Holland America, Mira Winery, Moon X Wine, ZD Wines, Gary Vaynerchuck, George Balling, The Dinner Party, George Riedel, Jess Jackson, Eternal Wine, Coeur D’alene Cellars, Kimber Gates, Coeur D’alene Summer Theatre.

Wines we enjoyed this week:  Adventure Uncorked, Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay, Rocket Man Red, Coeur D’Alene Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, North by Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon, Decoy Chardonnay and Liberty Lake Heritage reserve Red Mountain.

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