In this episode of Wine World TV, I sit down with Mollie Battenhouse, National Director of Wine Education for Jackson Family Wines. She’s my first interview with a Master of Wine! She’s also an Advanced Sommelier and is working towards becoming a Master Sommelier. As far as I know, she would be the first female double master. For the record, there are very few people that are double masters anyway.
We chat about her role at Jackson Family Wines. Also the sustainability initiatives they use across their properties around the world. They are still a family owned business, albeit a large one.
Links for the show:
Jackson Family Wines (this is the starting point to checking out all their properties and also their overall philosophy) – https://www.jacksonfamilywines.com
Kiss the Ground (the main website for the group, go to the About Menu to link to the movie on Netflix) – Kiss the Ground
Vimeo – Kiss the Ground Movie (if you don’t have Netflix, you can rent it here for $1.00 – that’s how I watched it) – Kiss the Ground
The Biggest Little Farm (Mollie mentions this movie as well for Regenerative Agriculture) – https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com
Streaming options for the above movie – https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-biggest-little-farm
Sequel to The Biggest Little Farm – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/shows/the-biggest-little-farm-the-return
ROC – Regenerative Organic Certified – https://regenorganic.org
My Agricultural Series:
Intensive/Conventional Agriculture – https://www.wineworldtv.com/wwtv/2021/10/15/freestyle-fridays-intensive-conventional-farming-episode-53
Regenerative Agriculture – https://www.wineworldtv.com/wwtv/2021/12/17/freestyle-fridays-regenerative-agriculture-episode-69
Interviewing Andre Boada of Vino Cadre – https://www.wineworldtv.com/wwtv/2022/01/28/freestyle-fridays-interviewing-andre-boada-of-vino-cadre-episode-79