Legends Behind the Craft Podcast

The Growth of Wine Personalization With Alex Andrawes of Personal Wine

January 26, 2023
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In this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks sits down with Alex Andrawes, Founder and Executive Chairman of Personal Wine. Alex talks about the growth of personalization in the wine industry over the years, how Personal Wine develops product personalization, and how he solves the problems that come along with it.

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The Marketing Side of Wineries With Diana Hawkins of Pope Valley Winery

January 19, 2023
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon are joined by Diana Hawkins, Owner and General Manager of Pope Valley Winery. Diana shares what it’s like owning a winery in Napa’s last frontier. She also gives her advice to other small wineries and highlights the importance of listening to your customers.

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Running a Family Winery With Angelica O’Reilly of Distaff Wine Co.

January 11, 2023
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In this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon are joined by Angelica O’Reilly, the Owner of Distaff Wine Co. Angelica talks about how her family started the business, the inspiration behind their brand, and the impact it has brought to the industry over the years.

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How the Cork Industry Works With Dustin Mowe of Portocork

January 5, 2023
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks is joined by Dustin Mowe, President and CEO of Portocork, as he talks about his 22-year career in the cork industry. Dustin also discusses his new business venture, the sustainability of cork, and how he sees the cork sector growing in the next few years.

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The Wine Industry Today (and Beyond) With Steve Fredricks of Turrentine Brokerage

December 28, 2022
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon sit down with Steve Fredricks, President of Turrentine Brokerage, as they talk about the evolution of the wine industry. Steve also shares his thoughts on the supply chain issues wineries face and what he hopes to see in the industry in the coming years.

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The Power of Wine With Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf of Picayune Cellars

December 22, 2022
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon sit down with Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf, CEO of Picayune Cellars, as she talks about her journey in winemaking. Claire also shares her profound appreciation of wines. She explains how she managed to bring the winery to its current position and how doing business in Calistoga differs from other states.

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How To Make Millions in the Wine Industry With Erik Miller of Kokomo Wines

December 15, 2022
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon welcome Erik Miller, Owner and Winemaker at Kokomo Winery, as he talks about Hoosier hospitality and how he infused this into his tasting room team at Kokomo.

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A Family Business’ Secret to Success With Paul Bonarrigo of Messina Hof  

December 8, 2022
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks welcomes Paul Bonarrigo, CEO of Messina Hof, as he talks about the challenges a family-owned business faces. Paul also talks about his military service, their success secret, and how hospitality is the core of Messina Hof.

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Growing a Family-Owned Winery in Temecula With Bill Wilson of Wilson Creek Winery  

December 1, 2022
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In this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks welcomes Bill Wilson, CEO of Wilson Creek Winery, as he talks about how this family-owned business started over two decades ago. Bill also shares the challenges they faced, the story of the famous almond champagne, and how the pandemic helped them.

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How To Manage Thousands of Brands With Matthew Murphy of Murphy Distributors  

November 24, 2022
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In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon welcome Matthew Murphy, President of Murphy Distributors, as they shift the focus back to the B2B side of the industry, specifically three-tier distribution. Matthew talks about how he built his business connections, today’s distribution landscape, and the Murphy Foundation.

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