Today we share the final excerpt of our conversation with Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines. Our chat with Jeff is the first of our Taste & Talk series in which we sit down and talk with wine makers, winery owners, vineyard managers and others associated with bringing wine to our table. We will then taste and review some of their wines in a video tasting note with comments about the wine directly from the wine maker. Basically, we want to share the complete story of every wine we taste and review here at PTC.
In Part 1 Jeff gave us some background on Artisan Family of Wines and how he got into making wine. Jeff shared his winemaking philosophy, vineyard management approach and whether or not being a small boutique winery allows him to take more risks or forces him to play it a bit more safely in Part 2. Yesterday, Jeff talked about his wine blog and the state of wine blogging in Part 3. We have also tasted and reviewed two wines from Jeff and Artisan - the 2008 Red Côte Rosé and the 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.
In today's excerpt from our conversation, Jeff talks about the current economic conditions and the impact that has on Artisan, selling wine and making wine. He also shares some of the techniques and innovations they are experimenting with in their wine making as well as what he drinks when he isn't drinking his own wine.
We will be tasting and sharing video tasting notes on two more of Jeff's wines in the next couple of days. Until then sit back and enjoy the last part of our conversation with Jeff of Artisan Family of Wines.