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Interview on The Vincast, podcast with James Scarcebrook


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The Vincast Interview

James Scarcebrook, also known online as The Intrepid Wino, has been hosting a wine culture podcast out of Australia for a few years now. James and I met by chance back in 2012 on a trip through Colli Orientali del Friuli, in the northeast of Italy, and have kept in touch since. We were being hosted by Lidia Bastianich herself for a lunch that was also filmed for Italian television. It was quite an experience.

James asked if he could interview me for his podcast, The Vincast, and the episode aired this week. It’s about an hour and looks at my life growing up in Alaska, how that eventually inspired my path towards wine, the meandering explorations I’ve taken along the way, and how I started drawing illustrated tasting notes, among other things. Check it out via his website, iTunes, or any of the numerous podcast player services.

If you enjoy the episode, check out previous interviews James has done with other people in wine. I know he’d love to hear from you too!

Here’s a look at The Vincast episode… original link to the episode on James’s own site:

Episode 121 Episode 121 – Elaine Chukan Brown aka Hawk Wakawaka

To suggest that Elaine Chukan Brown has led an incredibly diverse life is a massive understatement. In fact she’s lived several of them. Growing up in Alaska taught her an appreciation for the artisanal and the value of hard work, but it is her love of travel and discovery that eventually led to her becoming one of the most sought after voices in the global wine scene. She is probably most famous for pioneering the illustrated tasting note, something that some wineries have asked her to recreate on their wine labels!

If the embedded player doesn’t appear above, check out the episode on James’s actual site here – https://intrepidwino.com/2017/09/05/the-vincast-episode-121-elaine-chukan-brown-aka-hawk-wakawaka/ – you can also check it out and subscribe to the show on iTunes here – https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-vincast/id712047040?mt=2


  1. Thanks for your time Elaine, and for sharing the episode on your website, it was wonderful having you as a guest on my show. Can’t wait to hear what people thought of our chat, and to catch up with you in person after so many years!

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