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Learn a whole lot about Spanish wine on a brand new episode of In the Drink with Joe Campanale and guest Victor Urrutia. Victor is part of the fifth generation owners of CVNE, and the seventh family member to run the company. The venerable Wine Company of the North of Spain, known by its Spanish acronym, CVNE, was founded in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. To this day, it remains a family company. Trained as a lawyer, Victor joined the CVNE Board of Directors in 1998 at the age of 25, while working in a bank. This program was brought to you by Michter's.

"There's large chunks of the world that unfortunately can't afford high end wines. I keep seeing the same people from the same wineries everywhere I go." [9:00]

"Ultimately you want to make a wine that reflects its origins. If you make a wine that could come from anywhere - you're doing something that doesn't have too much of a soul." [20:00]

--Victor Urrutia on In the Drink


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This week on In the Drink, Joe Campanale is joined by winemaker Niccolo Barberani. The Barberani family collect and process their grapes grown alongside the Corbara Lake from more than fifty years. Since 1961,Vittorio Barberani cultivated the vine and obtained a very good wine for his bars in the district of Orvieto. He produced primarily Orvieto Classico, the highest local expression of the Trebbiano Procanico and Grechetto grapes. Vittorio, who founded the Wine House with a clear idea of producing very drinkable wines, began immediately to distribute its wines to nearby restaurants. In the 70s, Luigi and Giovanna Barberani started running the business, focusing on excellence and boutique wines and adding a touch of modernity and internationalization to their production that is constantly evolving. Nowadays Niccolo’ and Bernardo are giving a concrete and dynamic contribution to the estate, with that passion and love inherited from their parents.

"Biodiversity in the vineyard is very important. If you do that - you don't need [...] to use chemicals. Keeping your ecosystem lively is really [the advice] my grandfather left to me." [12:00]

--Niccolo Barberani on In the Drink


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When it comes to cocktails, Dale DeGroff is literally king. Dale (aka King Cocktail) is the author of the award-winning "The Craft of The Cocktail" and "The Essential Cocktail" (Random House). Dale is most famous for having worked and managed the bars at New York's famous Rainbow Room. Dale was awarded the James Beard Wine & Spirits Professional Award in 2009, and the The Best Bar Mentor at Tales of the Cocktail 2010. He is a partner of Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR), a partnership of six of the world's leading spirits and cocktails authorities who provide training and credentialing in distilled spirits and mixology. Dale is also the founding president of The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. Dale's most recent endeavor is his new Pimento Aromatic Bitters, a product he developed with renowned absinthe distiller Ted Breaux. Tune in for a lively discussion with Dale and host Joe Campanale on today's episode of In the Drink

"The art and craft of creating really good tasting drinks for in excess of 300 people over and over several hundred times a day has really been mastered." [03:00]

"It's challenging for young distillers to find ways to bring production costs down but I'm sure that will happen. if you look at the great spirits of the world - they're available in the marketplace for a third of what these artisanal spirits are sold for." [29:00]

"There are five basic sauces in the culinary world and we have our 5 basic sauces for the bar world too." [33:00]

--Dale DeGroff on In the Drink


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