Season 2

Nov. 27, 2021

Ep. 57. / Masi winery and the legend of Amarone by Giacomo Boscaini

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 winer...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Ep. 56. / Domäne Wachau, an exemplary cooperative with Roman Horvath MW

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 cooperativ...

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Sept. 26, 2021

WAH #4 | Günter + Regina Triebaumer Weite Welt 2018 | Burgenland, Austria

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 C...

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Aug. 21, 2021

Ep. 55. / Pap Wines bottles volcanic vibration in their garage in Hungary

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....

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June 19, 2021

Ep. 54. / Basha Vino Bottles the Serbian Terroir in Amber Colors

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 ...

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May 16, 2021

WAH #3 | Heimann & Fiai 'Bati Kereszt' Kékfrankos 2018 | Szekszárd, Hungary

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...

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May 8, 2021

Ep. 52. / Zoltán Heimann made me proud of Hungarian Kékfrankos again!

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 an...

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May 2, 2021

WAH #2 | Château du Cèdre Cahors Rouge 'Extra Libre' 2019 | Cahors, France

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.

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April 23, 2021

Ep. 51. / Vino Gross glorifies Slovenian Styria with Furmint support

Michael and Maria Gross dared to go across the Austrian-Slovenian border and establish their own wine paradise in Slovenian Styria.

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April 18, 2021

WAH #1 | Allram Grüner Veltliner Ried Rosengartl 2019 | Kamptal, Austria

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.

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April 14, 2021

'Wine Against Hangover' | Intro to the New Podcast Series | WAH

'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!

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April 10, 2021

Ep. 50. / Domaine Lassak wines are something to beg for!

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...

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March 26, 2021

Ep. 49. / Andi Knauß helps Remstal's star shine even tastier!

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 picturesqu...

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March 12, 2021

Ep. 48. / How the Priorat Terroir is Mastered in Perinet Bottles?!

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 ...

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Feb. 26, 2021

Ep. 47. / Alta Alella conjures Natural Wines from a Catalan Natural Park

This episode will take you to the sunny Serralada de Marina Natural Park just 20 minutes North of Barcelona, and your tour guide will be Mireia Pujol-Busquets Guillén from the Alta Alella winery. This family-owned winery has been cultivating this picture...

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Feb. 12, 2021

Ep. 46. / Tokaj's Natural Wave with 4th Generation Vigneron: Dorka Homoky

As I can’t travel back to my homeland, Hungary, I chose to bring all of you along virtually to the most famous Hungarian terroir: Tokaj. Dorka Homoky is a young vigneron working organically on less than 3 ha that she inherited from her parents near Táll...

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Jan. 30, 2021

Ep. 45. / Trentino based Cobelli Wines inspired the Wine Ghosts

The 45th episode is about a winemaker, whose unforgettable hospitality has started the sparkle in me for the entire Wine Ghosts podcast. But more about that in the podcast. Ivano Cobelli creates memorable wines with his two older brothers about 15 minute...

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Jan. 22, 2021

Ep. 44. / Schnaitmann's Whites are Bursting with Elegance & Refinement!

This is the second part of our conversation with Rainer Schnaitmann in his wine castle in Fellbach, Germany. In the first episode, he showed me his world-class Lembergers (aka Blaufränkisch) and Spätburgunders, alongside with some mystical Frühburgunder....

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Jan. 15, 2021

Ep. 43. / The Best Lemberger of the World lies in Schnaitmann bottles?

Since the second lockdown has hit Austria, I’ve been staying in Baden Württemberg again, till the Austrian gastronomy is allowed to serve guests again. But that also means, that I’ve had the great fortune to personally visit another iconic producer of th...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Ep. 42. / Biodynamic Mosel Rieslings in "Clemens Busch Style"

There is a winery in the tiny village of Pünderich in Germany, at the fringe of the Middle Mosel and the steeper Terassen Mosel, bearing the name of an experienced, benevolent winemaker: Clemens Busch. Mr. Busch started to work organically more than 40 y...

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Dec. 22, 2020

Ep. 41. / Red Wine Pairings & Living with a Sommelier / Wine Pairing Special Part 2.

After getting through only half of our Christmas wine list in the first part of the podcast with Sebastian, we've decided to cover the red wines in this second part. You'll get an idea of what to pair with a lighter red wine like a Lemberger, and how doe...

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Dec. 20, 2020

Ep. 40. / Wine Pairing Special with Sebastian Giraldo / Wine Pairing Special Part 1.

The (first) universal Lockdown-Christmas is coming soon. Therefore, not only tasty and professional restaurant dinners are out of the question now, but some isolated souls (including me) left to cook their first Christmas without true chefs this year. To...

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Dec. 18, 2020

Ep. 39. / Mantlerhof is the cradle of Neuburger and the savior of Roter Veltliner

Get to know Josef Mantler, a young descendant of a historic winemaking family from the Kremstal region of Austria. In this episode, you’ll get to learn about the loess ruled Kremstal region that flourishes at the meeting point of three other wine regions...

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Dec. 12, 2020

Ep. 38. / A True Kolfok from Mittelburgenland: Stefan Wellanschitz

Stefan Wellanschitz is a true 'Kolfok' in the wine world. Which means that he doesn't want to chase the prescribed conventional tasting profiles, but rather seeks after the authentic taste of his Mittelburgenland (Austria) terroir as well as the vintage....

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Dec. 4, 2020

Ep. 37. / Interview with Hungary's first Master Sommelier: Tamás Czinki!

The first Master Sommelier with a Hungarian passport! And my little home country owes this pride to Tamás Czinki, who certainly made history this autumn after 5 years of preparation. In this episode, you can hear Tamás talking about the assiduous road to...

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Nov. 19, 2020

Ep. 36. / How to find and import Eastern European wines to the USA?

This time, I had the great fortune to finally talk to Eric Danch, wine importer from the U.S. I first got in contact with Eric when he wrote me a kind e-mail encouraging me to keep up with the podcast. After telling us his colorful way of getting into Ea...

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Nov. 13, 2020

Ep. 35. / Biodynamics & Honest Wines with Romana Echensperger MW

What a great honor to have wine writer, excellent sommelier and Master of Wine: Romana Echensperger on the show. Romana has recently published a world-class book ("Von der Freiheit den richtigen Wein zu machen" - available only in German so far) that giv...

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