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History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by Howie Hart » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:28 am

I watched this show last night and found it informative and well put together. If they repeat it, it's worth watching. Topics covered 2-Buck Chuck, Chateau Montelena, Champagne, Port (learned a lot there), the 1975 Paris tasting, the large cellar at the restaurant in Paris that was bricked off and hid from the Nazis, modern viticulture and many more. 8)
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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by RichardAtkinson » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:10 pm

I saw this too. I knew Charles Shaw was a large producer, but had no idea exactly what that encompassed. That facility rivals some of the smaller oil & gas refineries in size and complexity.

I'm not sure how I feel about that. It looks like everything is state of the art manufacturing, but it takes away from this mental image I have of the Chateau Montelena or Estate type wineries.

After viewing that tank farm and the bulk tankers hauling wine around? I may never be interested in trying any of Bronco's wines.

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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:29 pm

What does Bronco have to do with your image of Montelena?
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by Eric Ifune » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:17 pm

Bo Barrett of Montelena was interviewed and said that Bronco was an important part of the wine industry, just different from his market.
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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by Carl Eppig » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:42 pm

Their websit http://www.history.com is just about the hardest to navigate that I've ever visited. I could not find where they have ever shown it, much less when it might be shown in the future.
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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by Howie Hart » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:10 pm

Carl Eppig (Middleton, NH wrote:Their websit http://www.history.com is just about the hardest to navigate that I've ever visited. I could not find where they have ever shown it, much less when it might be shown in the future.

You're right Carl. Very difficult, but I did browse around and found:
http://www.history.com/shows.do?episodeId=194083&action=detail
It just gives a brief description and says that it was shown last night, but does not say when it will be shown again. If I see it scheduled again, I'll post it.
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Re: History Channel: Modern Marvels - Wine

by RichardAtkinson » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:57 pm

David,

The Bronco wines and Montelena were featured in the piece. I didn't mean Montelena in particular. But as a comparison to any estate type wine facility.

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