Episode 188 – Breaking Down Barriers & Stereotypes: Unveiling the Wines & Women of IOLA Wines with Marilee Bramhall

Episode 188 – Breaking Down Barriers & Stereotypes: Unveiling the Wines & Women of IOLA Wines with Marilee Bramhall Episode 188 – Breaking Down Barriers & Stereotypes: Unveiling the Wines & Women of IOLA Wines with Marilee Bramhall

In today’s episode, buckle up as Shelley and Phil embark on another thrilling adventure beyond the borders of the United States for the second consecutive week! This time, we’re jet-setting to uncover the captivating story of Marilee Bramhall, the trailblazing founder of Iola Wines. With nearly a decade entrenched in the heart of the US wine industry and fueled by a passion ignited during extensive travels and studies of European wine havens, Marilee discovered a mission: to spotlight the brilliance of women winemakers, whose talent rivals that of their esteemed French and Italian counterparts. Grab a glass, sit back and enjoy as we uncork the secrets behind these extraordinary wines and delve into the remarkable narrative of Marilee’s journey.

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Wines featured this episode:

Check out all of the wines that Iola Wines has to offer at https://www.iolawines.com and don’t forget to sign up to one of their wine clubs!

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors:  7Cellars and Elsom Cellars!

7Cellars: Two icons, John Elway and Robert Mondavi Jr have joined forces and come up with 7Cellars wines, crafting exceptional California wine since 2015! Visit https://www.7cellars.com/ and use the code ITSWINETIME for free shipping and 20% off on all orders or find them at your favorite wine retailer! 7Cellars: Excellence in every sip.

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 veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The CDA Gourmet Wine Word of the Week – Natural Wine

Natural wine is a type of wine that is produced using minimal intervention in the winemaking process. This means that no pesticides or herbicides are used in the vineyards, and no additives are added to the wine during fermentation.

CDA Gourmet: Are you looking to elevate your kitchen? You need to check out CDA Gourmet! Located in Midtown Coeur d’Alene, CDA Gourmet offers a diverse mix of flavor enhancing product as well as the tools to make it all happen. And visit them today and tomorrow for their 30-20-10 sale for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Make every meal a special event. Visit https://www.cdagourmet.com for more information or call 208-551-2364. CDA Gourmet: Your kitchen elevated. 

Wines we enjoyed this week: Badger Mountain Merlot (N.S.A. Organic), Sunny with a Chance of Flowers Chardonnay, Pinetti Notte Zinfandel, Kim Crawford Illuminate Roséo, Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Lugny Coeur De Charmes Chardonnay and Elsom Cellars Mourvèdre.

Mentions:  Salvation Army, Nicole Barnett, Dee-Anna Pippenger, Paige Pippenger, Passing Time Winery, Bledsoe Family Winery, Double Back Wine.

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