Agriculture

Wine Country at Work - The Napa Film Festival Story

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This interesting interview with the co-founder of the festival, Marc Lhormer, offers wonderful stories and insights about the process by which the festival came about not that many years ago, and how it runs today. It includes extensive footage from the 2015 festival. Interviewed by Wine Country @ Work host Ralph de Amicis at the festival offices in downtown Napa.

Wine Country at Work - Stag's Leap Reborn

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The Stag's Leap winery is an icon in Napa Valley and their new visitor center is a leap forward in the world of wine tourism. The footage and narrative describes the wineries place in the history of the valley and how the new space fulfills a new role for its visitors. The second part is a discussion of wine tourism with two popular tour guides.

Wine Country at Work - BioDynamics in Wine Country

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This pair of interviews with two perspectives of Biodynamic agriculture offers wonderful insights into why this method of organics has become so influential among premium wine makers in Napa and Sonoma. Ralph DeAmicis is the host and the interview guests are Chris Beniziger of Benziger Family Winery and Joe Panpandeck of Raymond Vineyards.

Wine Country at Work - Wine Makers Edition

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A question that tour guides hear often is 'how do you become a winemaker?" To answer that in part host Ralph DeAmicis visits the wine making program at Napa Valley College. In the first half of the episode Ralph narrates a little history and perspective about how the program fits into this important wine making region. In the second part we follow the teachers and students through taking the wine and skins off an extended soak and pressing the juice. Produced by Ralph & Lahni DeAmicis and Space and Time TV. www.spaceandtime.com.

Wine Country at Work - The Naked Wine Angels

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Wine is a big business sold in many venues and one of the newest is a hybrid wine club/ wine maker cooperative that is only possible due to the internet. In the first segment Ralph & Lahni de Amicis, the hosts and tour guides explain about the various business models used in wine country, and in the second segment Ralph interviews Mary Gavin from Naked Wines, a departure from traditional wine selling models.

Wine Country at Work - Visiting Regusci Winery

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The building at the heart of this family winery dates back to the late 1800's. They are famous for their location and their hospitality. This very entertaining interview with their team offers wonderful insights into what makes a successful winery tasting work for both the customers and the staff.