Each week restaurateur and renowned wine lover Jody Ness takes the viewer on a trip around the world to indulge in the best food, wine and travel experiences.
Wine Portfolio is a celebration of luxury travel, unique experiences and touching cultural expressions. The series showcases both wine producing regions and places of world class food and wine consumption… exclusive restaurants, wonderful wine lists, iconic hotels and first class travel opportunities.
The Host for Wine Portfolio is Jody Ness:
Host Jody Ness is the consummate wine lover, he’s young, hip and passionate about great foodie and wine experiences. As a long time restaurateur and wine collector, Jody brings a deep knowledge of wine and food, along with a true love for hospitality and service culture. And he represents the new generation of wine lover. He respects old world traditions while appreciating new world innovation, he sees wine as being part of a larger lifestyle and understands the power of social media.
Episode 01 — Hong Kong: The Wine Capital of Asia
In the premier episode Jody travels to Hong Kong. Throwing himself into the city’s world class food and nightlife scene, Jody meets famous chefs and learns to pair wine with Asian cuisine.
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Episode 02 — Napa 1: California’s Big, Bold Wines
Jody embarks on a luxury journey through the Napa Valley to elite gourmet restaurants and wineries and includes a private tour of the legendary Francis Ford Coppola owned Rubicon Estate Winery.
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Episode 03 — South Africa 1: Bright Wines from the Dark Continent
South Africa is a country of intense beauty and wild possibilities. Jody captures this new world spirit on a refined tour of the country’s most celebrated wineries and restaurants. Food, wine and the beauty of Africa, the art of luxury, African-style.
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Episode 04 — Italy: Amore Italia
Jody travels to the North of Italy to learn from Italian Master Winemakers and meet one of the country’s most celebrated Chefs to experience the beauty and culture of Venice.
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Episode 05 — South Africa 2: The Future of Wine
South African wines are famous for their blending of old-world styles in a new world environment. Jody explores this pioneering spirit on horseback and treks to indigenous cuisine are enjoyed on this journey to the heart of African culture.
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Episode 06 — Napa 2: The Art & Lifestyle of Wine
Wine is the cornerstone of a refined and relaxed lifestyle that includes gourmet food and great art and design. Jody explores the relationship between food, wine and the arts in this episode of the California dream.
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Episode 07 — Sonoma: Rustic wines from the land
Sonoma is a land of rugged beauty that attracts celebrity winemakers, artists and the best of California as he travels through this natural paradise meeting the food and wine elite.
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Episode 08 — China: The Zenfandel of Wine
China is now the world’s seventh largest producer and the globe’s fastest wine growing consumer. Jody travels to the middle kingdom to get an inside look at the burgeoning food and wine scenes of Beijing, Shanghai and enjoys a glass of white on the Great Wall. View the story of the world’s next great wine destination from the beginning.
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Episode 09 — Niagara: Icewine to Steak, Inside Food and Wine
Jody dons his best winter gear to join pickers and winemakers at the annual snowy icewine harvest at Niagara-on-the-Lake before going to his own restaurant, Wildfire Steakhouse just 1 hour up the road in Toronto to show the audience how top chefs invent and test their menus9
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Episode 10 — People & Passion: Hong Kong Part 2
Jody returns to Hong Kong where he gets an inside tour of the city’s famous wet market from the renowned owner of Hong Kong’s most respected Hot pot restaurant. Asia’s largest wine and food expo is featured and Jody works with the local foodie and wine scene to share his passion for great culinary and wine experiences.
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Episode 11 — Arizona: The New "New World"
In the rugged old west of Arizona, passionate and tenacious winemakers are working to create wine of world-class quality. Jody visits the mystical world of Sedona to meet the wine pioneers who are rapidly making Arizona a hot spot in the world of wine. An episode of natural majestic beauty and wonderful wine.
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Episode 12 — Women of Wine
Women are the largest and fastest growing segment in the wine market globally and they are changing the way it is made, sold and drank. Jody travels to New York to interview an all-star panel of some of the wine world’s most
Episode 13 — The Mediterranean: Old World with a New Twist
Jody travels the sweep of the Mediterranean going to Malta, Tunisia and Corsica to explore the old and the new world of fine European wines. Food markets, gourmet restaurants and glorious seaside sunsets highlight the final episode of the first season.
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Episode 14 — Mediterranean Cruise: Water into Wine
Jody crisscrosses the sultry Mediterranean in a luxury cruise to wine destinations like Malta and Spain and along the way drive a Ferrari through Monaco in the luxurious adventure in the playground of the rich and famous.
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Episode 15 — Italy 2.0: The Essence of Love
With the passion of a true fan, Jody throws himself into various regions of Italy. From the classic Tuscan wines to unknown Umbrian varietals, he uncovers the best winemakers in the land that makes food and wine a religious experience.
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Episode 16 — Japan: Land of the Rising Grape
As part of his mission to explore unknown wine regions, Jody travels to Japan to learn about their indigenous wines and to immerse himself in the amazing diversity of Japanese cuisine. This is an episode of epic food proportions.
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Episode 17 — Miami: The New Generation of Wine Lover
They’re young, hip, culturally-aware and socially plugged-in, these are the millennial and they are changing the wine industry. So Jody travels to South Beach for a sun-filled, sexy initiation into the world of wine and women that will define what you drink for decades to come.
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Episode 18 — Rioja: Something Borrowed, Something New
The Spanish wine region of Rioja is famous for their classic old world approach to wines. But as Jody discovers, the region is alive with modernity and new ideas, this is where old world wine get supercharged with new world energy.
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Episode 19 — Chile: The World of Wine in One Country
Chile ís unique geography and climate ranges from snow-covered mountains to seaside resorts, from lush valleys to the driest deserts on earth and this means Chile has many distinct wine making regions. This diversity helps the country to produce many global varietals all with a uniquely Chilean twist.
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Episode 20 — Argentina: The Tango of Wine Making
Winemakers are passionate; their product is part farming, part chemistry; their obsession is part art, part science. Each wine is a product of the land and the people and in Argentina this means the wines are hot, a little racy and very sexy.
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Episode 21 — Golf & Wine: Partners in Time
Jody joins the PGA Tour to meet Professional Golfers who are wine obsessed and learns how golf like wine is a lifestyle that celebrates good times and great friends. Both are an all-consuming passion.
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Episode 22 — Croatia: Europe’s Best Kept Secret
Croatia is a Mediterranean country that is heavily influenced by the weather, history and lifestyle of the region and yet it has created a very unique culture and its wine share these distinct cultural values.
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