7/19/2009

Who's the Hottest Wine Whore?

Posted by The Wine Whore |

Wine Whore Review:



YOU decide who's the hottest!

The nominations are in... now it's your turn to decide who you think is the HOTTEST Wine Whore.

To help you decide, following the poll, I've included pictures and brief descriptions of each of the contestants. Vote by selecting your favorite in the box below.

Don't delay! Poll closes Tuesday, August 18.

Cheers!


Who's the HOTTEST Wine Whore?




Contestant Info:


Steve Brooks - Trust Cellars

"Brooks realized, nearly twenty years into his life as a journalist, that he wasn't very happy. After reading an inspiring New York Times article on winemaking in Eastern Washington, the Brooks family decided happiness was worth the risk of leaving life as they knew it in Atlanta behind to give the winemaking business a try. The family up and moved to remote wine hub of Walla Walla, Washington."



Bradley Cooper - Black Cloud Wine

"Pro Wine maker. Canuck. Vancouver native. Okanagan resident. Failed Ski Bum. Dad. Husband. Ex-Journo. Bloggist."



Kris Curran - Lincourt Vineyards

"Kris oversees all winemaking at Lincourt Vineyards, and is also instrumental in guiding the focus of the estate vineyard, from which Kris intends to grow and translate the best fruit possible from this outstanding appellation."



Mary Derby - DaMa Wines

"Mary�s sojourn into the world of wine and food started back in 1989, when she left rural Minnesota for San Francisco on a whim � suitcase in one hand, lucky red rally bike in the other. Her flair and polished knowledge of fine wine now serve one goal: to provide customers with fabulous and affordable wine."



Mike Grgich - Grgich Hills Estate

"Mike's most celebrated achievement came in 1976 when a Chardonnay he crafted for Chateau Montelena beat the very best wines in France in a now famous blind tasting in Paris. In recognition of his contributions to the wine industry, Grgich was inducted into the Vintner Hall of Fame on March 7, 2008"



Lynette Hudson - Pegasus Bay

"Lynnette Hudson, one of the highly talented Pegasus Bay winemaker of the Waipara New Zealand winery, Pegasus Bay, are the rock stars of the NZ wine industry and are passionate about their wine. All wine, not just her own."



Jonathan Maltus - JCP Maltus

"Jonathan Maltus came to prominence during the �garage� movement which grew up around the village of Saint Emilion during the 1990�s. These techniques - including double sorting, lees utilization and gravity transfer - have become almost obligatory for any Estate nowadays wanting to produce Fine Wine."



Poppie Mantone - Syncline Wine Cellars

"Coming from seven years of world travel, university study and love for wine, Poppie moved to Oregon from Provincetown, MA in 1997 to become involved in the production of wine."



Jennifer Marion - Anaba Wines

"Anaba winemaker Jennifer Marion believes the art of winemaking finds its soul in the vineyard. She coddles each cluster, protecting the unique character of the fruit, and strives to cultivate balanced vines. The entire process � from grape to glass � comes from both her hands and her heart."



Bruce McGuire - Santa Barbara Winery

"As winemaker Bruce controls the total process, from the selection of varieties and clones to plant in the vineyard, to farming practices, cultivattion, pruning and when to pick. Accordingly the wines reflect his style and philosophy of winemaking. Bruce lives in Santa Barbara."



Phillipe Melka - Melka Wines

"Philippe and Cherie Melka, co-proprietors of Melka Wines, together share a passion and love for fine wines and a dedication to a simple, singular goal; to produce a high quality, limited production of fine wines."



David O'Reilly - Owen Roe Winery

"Everything O'Reilly does is also thoroughly Irish. The wineries associated with O'Reilly- Owen Roe, O'Reilly's - have ties to his former homeland. Owen Roe was named for Owen Roe O'Neil, a great Irish patriot. O'Reilly's, features a drawing of a huge Irish wolfhound on the label."



Dave Phinney - Orin Swift Cellars

"Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business?"



Ryan Raber - Castillo de Feliciana

"Raber has joined Castillo De Feliciana with over eight years experience in the wine industry. Most recently Ryan has worked for Tertulia Cellars as their head winemaker. There, his wines received many accolades and awards. He brings the same passion and knowledge for winemaking that has made him a successful winemaker."



Michel Rolland

"Michel Rolland is an influential Bordeaux-based oenologist, with hundreds of clients across 13 countries and influencing wine style around the world."



Moose Rombauer (dog) - Rombauer Family Vineyards

"His role in the day to day winery operation quickly sky rocketed him to fame when he was approached by a talent scout and asked to pose for the local winery dogs picture book. He's now a household name in the dog community of Napa Valley."



Anna Schaefer - aMaurice Cellars

"As one of the founders of �Maurice, Anna has dedicated her time to creating wines with a unique quality. Her talent is her palate and curiosity of winemaking. As a practically trained winemaker, she works both hemispheres to taste wine in the vineyard. She works harvest in Mendoza, Argentina for winemaker Paul Hobbs's Vi�a Cobos. Anna brings to the wine a world perspective having visited thirty-six countries."



Darice Spinelli - Nickel and Nickel

"In crafting the Nickel & Nickel wines, she sees her role as one of providing harmony to the vineyard, doing everything possible to let the wines sing. It is Spinelli�s hope to capture and enhance the natural balance and quality that come from a great vineyard site."



Jeffrey Stai - Twisted Oak Winery

"Owner, Twisted Oak Winery, maker of fine Tempranillo, Viognier, Mourvedre, PS, etc etc (WK6I)"



Terry Stingley - The Wine Guru

"The Wine Guru in michigan. Harding's wine guru is here to offer enlightening news on boutique wines, without the boutique prices"



Ashley Trout - Flying Trout

"Winemaker Ashley Trout has been making wine since 1999, when she was 18 years old, traveling for equally as long, and is now pleased to share with you both of her passions.
Argentina's lure was irresistible and so started her bi-annual, bi-hemispherical crushing and Flying Trout Wines."



Dominic Tufo - Clos LaChance Winery

"A rising star in the wine industry, Dominic was promoted to Director of Hospitality in early 2007. His career goal is to bring the wine world to the masses and further the Clos LaChance legacy. In his free time, Dominic enjoys going to the gym, keeping up with the ever-changing world of wine, and enjoying wine with his wife, his twins and family!"



Jen Wall - Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

"Jennifer has been recognized for her winemaking abilities, winning over 2,500 medals for Barefoot wines, including the Best of Show award at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and Best of Class at the California State Fair."



Celia Welch - Husic Vineyards

"Celia currently consults for a limited selection of ultra-premium Napa Valley clients, primarily with their own estate vineyards, and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Celia works with small Napa Valley vineyards ranging from Calistoga to Carneros, and from Mt. Veeder to Atlas Peak."



Wine Harlots

"We embody the virtue of vice. Join us on the Wine Harlot Revolution!"



Kirk Venge - Venge Vineyards

"Kirk Venge�s solid foundation and passion for winemaking began at a very young age. Some of Kirk�s earliest memories of the winery were when he was four years old helping his father Nils with basket-pressing Cabernet from the family�s Saddleback Vineyard and manning the pump switch on late night barrel racking projects."



Justin Wylie - Va Piano Vineyards

"Justin�s meticulous attention to detail along with his passion for winemaking has proven to be a great combination in making outstanding wine. Justin firmly believes that exceptional wine comes from exceptional fruit and continues to carefully manage the vineyards as well as by following Vinea�s strict standards of sustainable agriculture."





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14 comments:

Rachele said...

Can we only vote for one? I like Moose, Jen Wall and Anna Schaefer.

The Wine Whore said...

Good point! I think you know how to vote more than once! :) If not, it should let you vote at least once per day.

Cheers!

jFLASHj said...

Wow!

I have shared a glass or 2 with Kris Curran. But there are plenty others on that list that I have sampled there wines... Hmmmmmmm Tough One

jFLASHj said...

I voted! I can't say no to Kris! She is a star in my book forever!

jFLASHj said...

Besides! She Loved when I sent her this photo.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=273558&id=1580439313

jFLASHj said...

I distant 2nd has to be Celia Welch. Jesus the Scarcrow almost made me weep!

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you for voting! I am going to hold back my opinion on this one until the end... wouldn't want to bias the results! ;)

Cheers!

Kort said...

Hey, where am I? I'd hate to choose, but Jeffery seems to have it in the bag. ;']

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Kort!

Sorry, you were too sexy to include in this list ;)

I almost included the rubber chicken for Jeffrey!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I think that if Justin Wylie and Moose Rombauer kissed...that...THAT would be hawt.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL!!!!

I don't think was part of the contest... maybe next time! :)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Moose Rombauer wants to thank all that have voted for him. He is very humbled by this experience. So humbled in fact, he felt the need for a nap!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't appear that the tally's are still working. We have ppl voting daily and the numbers are not going up. Can you check this out?

The Wine Whore said...

Oh no! There appears to be something wrong with the poll! Hopefully it is just temporary... if the tally doesn't go up by tomorrow. I'll reset it and keep a tally of the current votes.

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