The Taste with Doug Shafer

The Taste with Doug Shafer

Published by: Doug Shafer
34 Episodes | First Released: Apr 18 '18 | 🇺🇸
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RCDay
Jul 3
Rating:   10
Great way to learn the history and people responsible for developing the Napa Valley Wine Country

Have enjoyed all 41 podcasts to date. Great learnings and insights from some of the people responsible for the making Napa Valley what it is today. I truly enjoy listening to every episode. Amazing stories about the personal relationships developed in the industry. Doug is an excellent interviewer...I appreciate the time he takes to research about each guest prior to the podcast. Thank you! Keep up the good work!

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E. Gard
Apr 26
Rating:   10
Robin Lail

What a wonderful discussion about the history of Napa Valley. I have a few bottles of Lail Vineyards Blueprint in my cellar and I will enjoy it all the more knowing the story behind Robin and Lail Vineyards.Yet another great podcast on The Taste.

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LJS 🥂
Mar 18
Rating:   10
Magic of the valley

Robin description of the beauty of the valley and her appreciation of each season is so wonderful - recognizing what is the magic of the Napa valley. Bravo ! Section starting at about 21 min.

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Pod Love
Mar 4
Rating:   6
“He Was A Man”

I discontinued listening after Robin Lail’s sixteenth “ He was a man” when describing Gustave Niebaum.

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BalthesarNut
Feb 19
Rating:   10
Old Time Napa

Fantastic series in which Doug Shafer interviews characters intimately acquainted and involved in the evolution of Napa from Prohibition to the modern day. For anybody interested in the history of Napa wineries or American winemaking in the last century. Very grateful for your efforts.

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Winebeotch
Feb 11
Rating:   10
Excellent stories from the ones who lived them!

Great concept - winemaker/owner chatting one-on-one with other winemakers and owners, even some restaurant owners and chefs. Doug does his homework, even if he’s known his guest for years and comes prepared to tell stories and ask probing questions. It’s like I’m the third person in the room. Stories you won’t hear anywhere else!I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of his guests and thanks to this podcast I have several new places to visit and people to meet - including Shafer!Cheers!

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amam yelrah
Jan 30
Rating:   10
The Taste with Doug Shafer

I listened to my first one of your podcasts because I work for the winery owner that was your guest, and now I’ve listened to several more and I am spreading the word! You have a great radio voice and an ease with your guests that creates a fun learning experience. I can’t wait for the next one!

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JoeRoth
Oct 25 '19
Rating:   10
Doug Shafer is a natural

He uses his experience and expertise to creat a very natural conversation. His guests are awesome!

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Gridre
Oct 23 '19
Rating:   10
Awesome!

Awesome podcast! unbelievable wine! Thank you Doug!

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rmdorman
Oct 11 '19
Rating:   10
The Taste with Doug Shafer

I started getting into wine in 1995 through books and trips to Napa. Over the years I’ve not stopped learning but have collected and drank a lot of wine from the west coast, France, Italy and Spain. These podcasts are the icing on the cake in many respects. Learning about the people who make many of my personal favorites is fun as is learning about the evolution of wine making and the industry is fascinating too. I’ve added some new wines from folks I learned about on some these podcasts to my shopping list and cannot wait to try them. I’m also stoked to make another trip to Napa, including Back to Shafer soon! Great job Doug!!

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37Dissappointed
Oct 8 '19
Rating:   10
Learning of the Napa Valley Wine History

These episodes Doug Shaffer creates have all been wonderful. Granted some are not specifically about the Napa Valley but if you want to add some behind the scenes knowledge relative to the wine industry, these are the best podcasts I have found. To hear about napa from the 1970’s through where it is today really provides the background that makes me even enjoy these wines more. Please listen and enjoy!

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ElizabethH90
Oct 6 '19
Rating:   10
Great fun

Thank you for doing these episodes. I learn a lot about my favorite winemakers. It is wonderful to find out about the intersections of all of the families in the Napa Valley. Looking forward to my visit to Shafer in December!

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KC Wine Enthusiast
Sep 13 '19
Rating:   10
Look forward to every new episode!

Yes, this is one of the best wine podcasts available today. Mr. Shafer does a superb job of finding iconic wine industry insiders, and having great conversations with them. The Sep 2, 2019 episode with Dave Ramey is a great example of this. I have been a longtime listener of The Taste and had a “Ah Ha” moment listening to this episode during the discussion concerning wine ph/acidity. I have not heard others talking about ph like Mr. Ramey. Job well done!

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soonerbr
Sep 9 '19
Rating:   10
BR

This is the best wine podcast going today! I love all of the stories especially from the Icons of Napa Valley. I can't get enough of this show. Doug your awesome!

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dean8362
Aug 26 '19
Rating:   10
New listener

Thanks for your great interviews Doug. I really enjoyed hearing the experiences of you, Elias, Heidi and Cathy from the “old days” of Napa Valley. Please keep them coming!

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CycleCanuck
Aug 25 '19
Rating:   10
Fun and informative

Thanks for a wonderfully fun and informative podcast into Napa life. Love the pace and personalities interviewed. 👍🏼

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Ricky Hurtado
Aug 23 '19
Rating:   10
Thanks Tony from the Hurtado Family

A big thanks to Tony Biagi for mentioning my family, the Hurtado’s. He’s right, many of them still work there. The second generation of Hurtado’s including myself have also worked there, and some still do. As Tony said, Dan Duckhorn was very supportive of employees. My father always enjoyed interacting with him. Great winery!

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