Episodes
Anton Longo is a motivated young man who took over historic vineyards to produce world class wines in Alto Adige. During our hours long visit I´ve had the impression that this gentleman has well-defined goals with his wines, with his line-up and he wants his Baron Longo label to be among the bests in the world. In my humble opinion, he deserves our attention as he is on a good path to leave a mark on his region. We've talked about his favourite variety, we drank his flagship and painfully...
Published 09/25/22
Published 09/25/22
As I've already had some guests on the show, who had a strong opinion about different approaches to farming and certifications, I've decided to highlight the topic of sustainability in this episode. Although sustainable certifications don't enjoy the glorious reputation of the biodynamic or even organic ones, I think it deserves our attention and understanding. For this reason, I invited Mr. Franz Rosner, research coordinator at the Federal Institute of Viticulture and Fruit Production in the...
Published 06/03/22
After a long break, the 60th episode will feature one of my favourite wineries: Pfitscher out of Montagna, Alto Adige. All of the Pfitscher wines carry a fresh Alpine DNA with a perfect ripeness, finesse and precision. My guest was Daniel Pfitscher, the main face of the estate, whose family started making wines in the middle of the 19th century in the leading white wine region of Italy. He will introduce us to his homeland, how his team achieves crispiness together with excellent ripeness at...
Published 05/15/22
In this episode, you can learn about the wine ghosts of a volcanic island: Lanzarote. I got the chance to taste Puro Rofe's white cuvée from the island: Rofe. Since I'm a big fan of volcanic wines, I was utterly excited to get my hands on this exciting wine ghost made by those young, venturesome winemakers.  Let me know what you think of the episode and the wine via e-mail or Instagram! Terroir: Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain Wine: Puro Rofe Rofe 2018 | Wine Ghosts Instagram:...
Published 03/27/22
Chianti is probably known to everybody who shows a healthy interest in Italian wines. This time, we stay in Tuscany, and go to the Maremma region to taste the Amphiarao cuvée from Castello Vicchiomaggio. | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts | Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/wineghosts | Join the Wine Ghosts Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/wineghosts/ | Wine Ghosts' Channels (Instagram, Podcast etc.): https://linktr.ee/wineghosts
Published 03/06/22
The winery came into my radar in the fall of 2021, as I got to taste their two mesmerizing wines: the 2015 vintage of the G, the current vintage of the estate's top wine, and its little brother: the 2013 Echo of G. Well, they took my breath away! Not only the bewitching taste of the juice but the alluring presentation of the wines as well. You can read my tasting notes under my Instagram post from last September. After that, I was keen to talk to the masterminds behind this captivating...
Published 02/27/22
This episode will take you to the wine region of Madrid, Spain as I've tasted an inspiring Albillo, the Cantocuerdas from the Bodegas Bernabeleva. You can learn about the Madrid wine region, about its typical varieties, and hear out my tasting notes about this fantastic wine. | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts | Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/wineghosts | Join the Wine Ghosts Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/wineghosts/ | Wine...
Published 01/10/22
How can a city have a winery and top it all an outstanding one? Well this time, I sat down with Peter Mandl from the winery Stadt Krems from the Kremstal region in Lower Austria. Stadt means city in German, so this winery word for word bears the name of this artistic town on the shore of the River Danube, just on the edge of the Wachau region. In this episode, you can hear vintage recommendations from the area, learn about the steepest and most cherished cultivated vineyards in Krems and how...
Published 12/19/21
This time, I'd love to go back in time a little bit when we were still allowed to travel, and so I want to focus on a marvelous wine I've purchased on our last Italian holiday. This is one of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs, the Sanct Valentin from St. Michael-Eppan. First, I'd like to talk about the variety and its role in the region, then I'll reward my body with the last drops of this beautiful wine and share my tasting notes with you. | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts | Support &...
Published 12/05/21
This podcast focuses on a prestigious winery that has played a major role in bringing Amarone onto the world-class quality and status level that it's now enjoying. I've sat down with Giacomo Boscaini, brand ambassador and export manager at the Masi winery, to talk about his family's contribution to Amarone's fame, to hear the specific characteristics of the typical varieties and the reason for still using Molinara and the myth of the Oseleta grape. You will also hear why the winery still...
Published 11/27/21
This episode virtually goes to the Wachau region of Austria again! My guest is the honorable Roman Horvath, Master of Wine and CEO of the Domäne Wachau winery. In my eyes, the Domäne has been a fantastic example of a respectable and innovative cooperative not only in Austria, but in the vast wine world as well. Hundreds of local vintners families thrive for excellent wines with around 80 labels under the guidance of Mr. Horvath and Mr. Frischengruber, the chief winemaker and oenologist at the...
Published 10/15/21
I come back with one of my favourite Austrian red wine cuvées, the "Weite Welt" or in English: "wide world or vast world" from Regina and Günter Triebaumer. Enjoy, write me, leave a feedback, rate and the usual jazz. Cheers, Máté   Link to the Pap Wine Cellar Sagas Image Film: https://vimeo.com/610541475   | G&R Triebaumer Instagram: @weingut_triebaumer | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts | Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon...
Published 09/26/21
After a long break, I proudly present you a podcast that is certainly something else. This time you hear Aron and Karina from the Pap Wines winery that makes biodynamic, low intervention "garage wines" on the Northern side of the Lake Balaton in Hungary. We've recorded this episode on an ancient volcano, the Szent György hill. I've already visited three outstanding vintners on this magical hill in 2019: the Bencze, Gilvesy and Szászi winery. At Pap wines, we've recorded these sequences almost...
Published 08/21/21
My first Serbian guest on the podcast this time! Bojan Basa makes seductive amber wines in the Froska Gora region of Serbia, relying on biodynamic practices in his vineyards, careful Élevage, acacia and mulberry barrels, traditional native varieties and on his own experinces that he gained during his enlightening trips to some of the best vignerons of the natural and amber wine world. In this episode, you can learn about the Serbian wine terroir and its interesting history, you can hear our...
Published 06/19/21
Barrels are inevitable components of modern winemaking, and this episode will feature Hungary's best barrel maker, the world-class Kádár. In this episode, you can learn from András Kalydy how intricate, terroir-driven and specific barrel production actually is! He argued why oak has become the most popular wood source for wine barrels, explained the different species used in the construction, illustrated the terroir differences in the different growing regions, described the importance of...
Published 06/05/21
The bottle that made me fell in love with Hungarian Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch/Lemberger again! Learn more about the Szekszárd terroir and of course the wine ghost in my hand by catching the 3rd Wine Against Hangover podcast with voiceovers from the young winemaker himself! Feel free to learn more about the @heimann.fiai wines in the 52nd Wine Ghosts podcast wherever you get your podcast, or via the link here: https://www.wineghosts.com/heimann/   | Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts | Support...
Published 05/16/21
This episode will feature a young Hungarian winemaker who made me proud of Kékfrankos again. Zoltán Heimann Jr., after perfecting his winemaker toolset in Geisenheim as well as at some of the most reputable estates in Europe (for example Clemens Busch and Franz Weninger), returned to his homeland, Szekszárd Hungary, to kickstart a new project on his already well-established family estate. Although he is only in the beginnings of his 30s, Zoltán already has a clear and tasty idea of what the...
Published 05/08/21
The second 'Wine Against Hangover' is red, elegant, French and unforgettable. In this episode, you'll learn about the Cahors terroir, the grape variety Malbec, natural wine, and hear my tasting notes about this "liberated" wine that changed my view on Malbec forever!  Wine: Château du Cèdre Cahors Rouge 'Extra Libre 2019 Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts Wine Ghosts Podcast with Lorenz Allram: https://www.wineghosts.com/allram/ | Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site:...
Published 05/02/21
Michael and Maria Gross dared to go across the Austrian-Slovenian border and establish their own wine paradise in Slovenian Styria. Michael tells their motivations and experiences in the Slovenian wine world, how colourful Slovenia really is and the subtle differences inside these terroirs.  Michael justifies their bet on Furmint for the future and the potentials of their new plantings in the ‘Hojnik’ vineyard. We also tasted four lively, pungent, stimulating wines that proved originality and...
Published 04/23/21
The first 'Wine Against Hangover' episode features an exceptional Allram bottle of Austria's flagship variety: Grüner Veltliner from Kamptal. Let me know what you think of the wine, and feel free to recommend me wines on the Wine Ghosts Instagram site (@wineghosts) or send me a mail to [email protected] /   Wine: Allram Grüner Veltliner Ried Rosengartl 2019 Youtube Link to my previous Allram Tasting Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0jTnnitFQ&t=192s&ab_channel=WineGhosts Wine...
Published 04/18/21
'Wine Against Hangover' is a new podcast series on the Wine Ghosts channel highlighting one special wine and its birth story under 10 minutes every second Sunday. The first episode will air on the 18th of April!  / Feel free to recommend me wines on the Wine Ghosts Instagram site (@wineghosts) or send me a mail to [email protected] /   | Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/wineghosts | Join the Wine Ghosts Facebook Group:...
Published 04/14/21
The 50th is always something remarkable, especially with refreshing vibrations. And that’s also the case with the celebratory 50th Wine Ghosts podcast at Domaine Lassak. We’ve visited Steffi and Fabian Lassak in their Hessigheim wine castle to indulge in marvelous Riesling, Lemberger and Pinot Noir barrel samples. First, they’ve shown us their gorgeous vineyard sites hallmarked by shell limestone underbelly. Their organic sites are low-yielding with great air flows, varying exposures and...
Published 04/09/21
2021’s first Remstal visit led me to Strümpfelbach, to Andi Knauß. He is also one of those young vintners in this sub-region of Württemberg who represents this wonderful terroir to the World with memorable and distinctive wines. After taking a picturesque vineyard tour, Andi welcomed us in his idyllic home below nearby vineyards, surrounded by newborn sheeps and orchard trees. He told us how working with Austrian Blaufränkisch influenced his Lemberger making, or which grape variety will play...
Published 03/26/21
The first podcast that focuses on one of my favourite regions: Priorat. I had the great chance to connect with the Perinet winery, one of the shining stars in the area, to give insights in their terroir and magical cellar work. Perinet is located in the North-Eastern part of the Priorat region, in the village zone of Poboleda. Perinet’s knowledgeable winemaker Antoni Sánchez-Ortiz, together with Carlota, literally gave a profound masterclass on the region, its characteristic Llicorella soil,...
Published 03/12/21