Legends Behind the Craft Podcast

A Case of Innovative Disruption in the Wine Industry With Daniel Daou of Daou Vineyards

January 13, 2022
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In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Daniel Daou, Winemaker and Proprietor at Daou Vineyards, to discuss how the expression of the soil provides rich vineyards. Daniel talks about how the climate can shape or break the texture of wine, understanding phenomics to produce the flavor you desire, and the impact geographical and soil location has on the wine harvest.

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A Honey Wine Like No Other With Brian McMillin of Feisty Brood Meadery

January 6, 2022
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In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Brian McMillin of Fiesty Brood Meadery to discuss one of the oldest fermented beverages known to man: mead. Brian explains the process of brewing the different honey wine varietals, how he overcame several challenges during production, and the steps he is taking to educate and enhance his offered nectar varietals. Are you ready to dive into this honey mead episode?

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B2B Solutions for Wine Brands’ Equipment Needs With Brad and Lisa Warner of Rutherford Equipment Rental

December 30, 2021
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On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Brad and Lisa Warner, Owners of Rutherford Equipment Rental, to discuss what makes them different in the specialty-equipment rental beverage industry. They discuss cultivating an authentic and trustworthy business, building a strong connection with consumers, and the importance of barrel filtration education.

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Tap Into Data Beverage Technology with James Keane and Jamie Robinson of TAPPTEK

December 23, 2021
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In the episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks is joined by James Keane and Jamie Robinson of TAPPTEK to discuss bringing premise data technology to on-tap beverage dispensers. Together, they discuss the innovation behind their invention, how to collect and interpret data to help brands scale, and the importance of being a company for the customer. 

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The Barefoot Wine Story: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand

December 16, 2021
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Listen to this episode of Legends Behind the Craft featuring Michael Houlihan, Co-founder of Barefoot Wines and Business Audio Theatre, as he shares his vivid and inspiring journey into the alcohol beverage industry with Drew Thomas Hendricks and Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Michael talks about his beginnings as a pioneer in the wine industry, leveraging and linking innovative marketing techniques, and suggestions to help entrepreneurs succeed in today’s market.

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Composing a Medley of Wine and Music to Increase Revenue with Clark Smith of WineSmith

December 9, 2021
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Drew Thomas Hendricks and Clark Smith, winemaker and Senior Enologist for WineSmith, open up the cork in this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast to discuss the emotional composition of pairing music with wine. Clark talks about how music brings out the different textual components of wine, the steps to begin your harmonized musical-wine arrangement, and together they sample a musical playlist with wine.

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Simplifying The Wholesale Distribution Model With Cheryl Murphy Durzy of LibDib

December 2, 2021
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In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Cheryl Murphy Durzy, Co-founder and CEO of LibDib, sit down to discuss how to customize the wine and spirit distribution model. Cheryl talks about how she is helping scale brands by simplifying the buying process, why a distribution and marketing model is crucial for success, and improving supplier and buyer relationships.

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Making the World Smaller One Sip at a Time with Jack Duan of Gliding Eagle

November 25, 2021
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On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks sits down with Jack Duan, Founder and CEO of Gliding Eagle, to discuss how he is connecting the world through data technology and wine. Jack talks about how he developed the systems the company uses today, the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey, and how other wineries can expand their distribution to direct selling.

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Mapping Your Wine Journey with Dr. Jeff Daiter and Josh Daiter

November 18, 2021
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On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks sits down with Dr. Jeff Daiter, CEO and Co-founder of InVintory Wines, and Josh Daiter, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of InVintory Wines, to discuss their entrepreneurial journey towards developing an interactive wine map. Together, they talk about the innovation behind the platform, why listening to reviews and recommendations is more potent than ratings, and the importance of consumer education to scale your brand.

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Wines With Innovation and Craftsmanship With Joseph Wagner of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions

November 11, 2021
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In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks and Joseph Wagner, Founder of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions, sit down to discuss the craftsmanship behind a wine portfolio. Joseph talks about how his winemaking philosophy is successful, an in-depth look at the cycle and craftsmanship of creating wine varietals, and elevating the wine experience. Do you want to take a sip of this episode? 

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