On the inaugural episode of In the Drink, host Joe Campanale, Beverage Director/Owner of dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'Apicio restaurants, is joined by Jared Brandt of Donkey and Goat Winery in Berkeley California. Hear more about the family owned and operated winery that crafts their wines from Rhone varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and El Dorado appellations. Listen in as they debunk sulfur myths and talk about wine additives, trends and the winemaking process. Later on in the show, Joe and Jared taste a few wines on-air and give listeners some useful tasting tips! This program was sponsored by the International Culinary Center.
"When you ship wine, there are inherent stability issues."
"Most people who think they're allergic to sulfur are not, they're usually allergic to something else in the wine."
"When we started, everybody told us we were doing things wrong, but there's been a huge fundamental shift in California where people are taking the time to learn what we're doing instead of just labeling it 'wrong' "
--Jared Brandt of Donkey and Goat Winery on In the Drink