Episode 184 – Paso Robles Part 4: A Conversation with Brad Van de Lune with Paso Robles Wine Icon JUSTIN Vineyards

Episode 184 – Paso Robles Part 4: A Conversation with Brad Van de Lune with Paso Robles Wine Icon JUSTIN Vineyards Episode 184 – Paso Robles Part 4: A Conversation with Brad Van de Lune with Paso Robles Wine Icon JUSTIN Vineyards

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil, along with Lindsay & Brian LaFaille, head over to JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in downtown Paso Robles and sit down with Tasting Room manager, Brad Van de Lune, in a very secret location. Brad is a passionate wine professional with a deep knowledge of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery’s wines and the Paso Robles wine region. In this episode, Brad talks to us about the history of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, its winemaking philosophy and its most popular wines. He also shares his insights on the Paso Robles wine region, its unique terroir and how in the heck you pronounce Paso Robles! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #SavoryWine #ArtOfWinemaking #BucketList

Wines this episode:   

To check out the Justin Wine Society, please visit https://www.justinwine.com/join or email them at winesociety@justinwine.com 

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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 veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The Eternal Wine Wine Word of the Week – Vertical

A vertical tasting in the wine world is a tasting of the same wine from different vintages. This is a great way to see how a wine evolves over time and how it is affected by different growing conditions.

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Wines we enjoyed this week: Quinta do Crasto Superior Branco, Fresh Vine Rosé, Avennia Gravura Red, Callaway Cellar Selection Merlot, Simi The Editor’s Collection Chardonnay, La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Torbreck The Struie, Market Vineyards Malbec, Casado Morales EME Garnacha, Cécile Paquet Macon Villages, Scotto Family Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel, The Steakhouse Chardonnay, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Ferrari Carano Chardonnay, Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Heritage Vines, Troublemaker Red Blend. 

Mentions: Lindsay and Brian LaFaille, GaryVee Wine Club, Levo Vineyard, Kevin Olsonberg, Kia & Yuma, Sarah and Mark Lathrop, Liberty Lake Wine Cellars, Doubleback Winery, Bledsoe Family Winery, Passing Time Winery. CDA FRESH Customer Appreciation party on November 16

Curious about what the Witches Dance looks like? Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjUV-byB8ls

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To check out Shelley’s blog post about our trip to Levo in Paso Robles, please visit  https://meaningfulmidlife.com/a-visit-to-levo-wine-in-paso-robles/

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