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The Punch Down Episode 6 with’s Rowan Gormley (Replay)

Vinted on July 10, 2013 binned in The Punch Down

In case you missed it, here we presenteth the sixth episode of The Punch Down, in which we dissect with founder Rowan Gormley. It takes Rowan all of about 16 seconds to figure me out, and he more than holds his own as we ask him about his favorite winemaking projects, whether or not he loses sleep over the business model, share some summer white wine picks, and I give Aussie winemakers grief over not keeping some residual sugar in their Rieslings. Enjoy!

The Punch Down Episode 6 with’s Rowan Gormley

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The Punch Down Episode 6 Guest Will Be…

Vinted on July 2, 2013 binned in The Punch Down

Listen up, peeps: Rowan Gormley, the head honcho of will be our guest for Episode 6 of The Punch Down Wine Show!

Yes, that, the one that subsidizes the crazy projects of talented winemakers like Randall Grahm, Jeff Stai, and Jessica Tomei by getting angel investors to shell out cash in exchange for dirt-cheap prices on the resulting vino. The model is fresh, and the idea seems to have some wings… and ruffling feathers as it takes flight.

This might seem an odd guest choice to some, as so far we’ve had very high profile “wine geeky” guests on TPD rather than those on the business end of things. BUT… while Rowan might not share quite as bright a geek spotlight as our previous visitors to the hot seat, he certainly shares their iconoclastic nature and penchant for speaking their minds. If you need a primer on the latter, check out his verbal war against inflated wine costs and personal retorts against critics in the comments section of this interview from The Guardian.

It will, at a minimum, be entertaining!

Got questions for Rowan? Hit me up as you deem fit.

I hope to see you as we put Gormley’s good humor to the test on TPD, at 1PM ET next Tuesday, July 9!




The Punch Down Episode 5 With Terry Theise: Replay

Vinted on June 12, 2013 binned in The Punch Down

Aaaaannnnd… Episode #5 of The Punch Down is now in the books!

The replay of our controversial chat with iconoclastic importer/author/word-magician/documentary-maker/Riesling-freak Terry Theise is below for your viewing pleasure. Terry expresses his love for the Hosemaster of Wine, gets political on Champagne, and sets on straight on why Riesling is, in fact, the world’s greatest wine grapes (see, people, I told you…). Also, I end up trying the Pitt-Jolie rosé (don’t judge me…). If you are even remotely geeky about wine, this episode is going to get your blood flowing, trust me. Enjoy!

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