Nov 17, 2022
Wine Road Podcast Episode 162
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery
Episode 162 | Sparkling Discoveries with Vicky Farrow of Amista Vineyards and Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards
Vicky Farrow of Amista Vineyards and Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards share their beautiful sparkling wines with us and tell us about the new website created by Vicky called Sparkling Discoveries a community for sparkling wine lovers devoted to all things bubbly – the people, places, and world of sparkling wines and Champagnes. We pop a magnum of the Iron Horse special edition 2014 Brut Stargazing Cuvée Sparkling Wine that is truly out-of this world! Our Fast Five recipe Barbecue Ribs from Mitch Blakeley at Pedroncelli Winery.
Wine of the Day: Iron Horse special edition
2014 Brut Stargazing Cuvée Sparkling & Amista Sparkling Tres a Rosé
of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre.
Fast Five Recipe: Barbecue Ribs from Mitch Blakeley at Pedroncelli Winery.
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery
1:15 Wines of the Day -- Iron Horse 2014 Brut Stargazing Cuvée Sparkling with the awesome Cosmic Cliffs image from the James Webb space telescope. Taste the stars!
We also have the beautiful Amista Sparkling Tres Rosé perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
4:35 The Sparkling Discoveries website a community created by Vicky. Sparkling Discoveries is the place to learn about Sparkling wine and the people and places behind the wines.
8:22 Joy, Vicky, Beth, and Marcy share their favorite pairings with sparkling wines.
10:48 Vicky does the interviews on the Sparkling Discoveries site and learned a lot about Joy when she did her interview. Family and sense of place is most important for Joy.
14:10 You can engage with the Sparkling Discoveries community and website by reading the interviews and subscribing to the site. Also you can nominate people in sparkling wine world to be on the site. Send your ideas and thoughts to Vicky.
17:00 We nominate Joy as the next James (Jane) Bond!
18:20 It’s a federal law—you must drink American bubbles on Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect wine for the wide range of flavors and dishes on the table.
20:30 Joy and Vicky to do a tasting of aged sparkling wines. A Road show!
22:2 According to Joy, the optimal size for sparkling is a Magnum. We agree! It’s only two bottles.
23:23 The stunning label of the NASA photo of Cosmic Cliffs on the Stargazing Cuvée must be seen. It’s a very emotional image. Cosmic positivity.
26:30 Fast Five Recipe –
Barbecue Ribs from Mitch Blakeley at Pedroncelli Winery.
Ingredients: Barbecue Ribs, cayenne pepper, black pepper, honey, and sriracha sauce for the glaze.
Directions: Cook on outdoor grill slow at 250-300 degrees for 4-6 hours if indoors in oven 2.5 to 5 hours at 275. Slow and low is the way to go. Slather with the sauce. Pair with Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel.
29:20 Bubbles Pro Tip: Put a raspberry in your sparkling wine and wait for it to flip!
30:33 Tickets are now available on WineRoad.com for Winter WineLand January 14 & 15 with 70 wineries participating. Also check out the Insider Club -- link on the website with all the details.
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