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    • Interpreting Wine Podcast If you work in wine or would like to, subscribe to Interpreting Wine and discover the latest trends in the drinks and hospitality industry. Special focus on wine education for WSET Diploma (Level 4) and MW (Master of Wine) students. - To discuss sponsoring a series on Interpreting Wine, email [email protected] Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ep 445: Matt Reynvaan, Reynvaan Family Vineyards, Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021, (3/3) - Interpreting Wine Podcast

      See below for timestamps which allow you to navigate directly to any part of the episode. 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:42 Origin Story 00:10:50 The Family Business 00:17:00 Overview of Walla Walla 00:21:08 Winemaking Philosophy 00:29:40 2017 In the Hills 00:38:36 2017 In the Rocks 00:46:55 2017 The Contender 00:53:06 2017 Vintage in context 00:57:00 Market reaction 01:03:01 Looking ahead for Walla Walla 01:05:30 Looking ahead for Washington State If you know someone who would find this episode useful please share the direct link: If you really found it useful please leave the episode an iTunes review on the same link. Thanks! 👌👌 Welcome back to the third and final part of the Washington State Wine deep dive 2021. I am of course Interpreting Wine Host and Founder Lawrence Francis across three episodes exploring the terroir, geology, winemaking culture and wines of the US’s second largest quality wine producing region We conclude the series today with an in-depth look at Walla Walla with Matt Reynvaan of Reynvaan Family Vineyards. Building on episode 443 which looked at the wider Columbia Valley and 444 which focused on Yakima Valley. We first hear Matt’s origin story, a fascinating introduction to the wine industry, literally “from scratch” in 2004. He puts the family decision to start a new winemaking endeavour in a new region in the context of the help that they received along the way from the local and international winemaking communities. Before we embark on a podcast first, a 2017 syrah vertical, tasting In The Rocks, In the Hills and The Contender. Before Matt talks to the market for these wines and the loca and international response. Before finishing by looking ahead for both Walla Walla and the wider Washington State winemaking region. Intro and outro musicThe New Investors [email protected] Guest: Matt Reynvaan, Reynvaan Family Vineyards Date recorded: 3 Feb 2021 Listen and subscribe:  WASHINGTON STATE CONTACT GUEST CONTACT (UK importer) CONTACT INTERPRETINGWINE Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Email: [email protected] Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021 SERIES DIRECT LINK
      1. Ep 445: Matt Reynvaan, Reynvaan Family Vineyards, Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021, (3/3)
      2. Ep 444: Kerry Shiels, Côte Bonneville, Washington State Wine Deep Dive 2021, (2/3)
    • A Glass With ... Podcast The podcast that drinks with the stars! Join Olly Smith as he shares a glass with celebrity guests including P!nk, Sting, Dawn French, Sam Neill, Stuart Broad and many more! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Gareth Malone - A Glass With

      In this episode Olly pairs choirmaster Gareth Malone with a Ledaig 18 whilst they talk whisky, wood and why remote rehearsals are the future. Cheers! Find out more about Olly at, or follow him on Instagram @ollysmith. This episode is brought to you by the Stay at Home Choir, find out more Ledaig 18 is available from
      1. Gareth Malone
    • Wine Enthusiast The Wine Enthusiast Podcast The best and brightest personalities from all aspects of the wine, food, beer and spirits worlds bring the conversation to you in our biweekly podcast. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Episode 87: Why Is Natural Wine So Divisive? - Wine Enthusiast Podcast

      Natural wine often falls into a love it or hate it conversation, but why? In search of answers, we talk to Meri Lugo of Domestique Wine shop, a retailer from the natty side, and Charles Springfield, a somm who deals in more traditional bottles, to find out what it is about this category that inspires such heated debate. We discuss some of the perceptions and misunderstandings among natural and conventional wine lovers, as well as how one can get over the hump to expand your palate.   FOLLOW US ON: Instagram: @wineenthusiast Twitter: @WineEnthusiast Facebook: @WineEnthusiast
      1. Episode 87: Why Is Natural Wine So Divisive?
      2. Episode 86: California's Women in Wine—Part 2
    • Matthew's World of Wine and Drink Wine Education Fifteen-minute bite-sized podcasts giving an overview of the important wine regions of the world. Perfect for students taking WSET courses, or for the general wine enthusiast. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      Merlot is the most planted grape varieties in France, and important across the world yet many consumers don't appreciate the quality and range of wines made from the variety. This episode explores the different regions for Merlot, the styles of wines, blends, growing conditions, and champions Long Island and Uruguay!
      1. Merlot
      2. Interview with Michael Terrien of Obsidian Ridge
    • Guild of Sommeliers Podcasts Wine Podcasts from GuildSomm with Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth and various guests. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      In this episode, we cover all things Sangiovese. Chris Tanghe talks with Frasca Hospitality Group Wine Director Carlin Karr about the versatility of the grape from the sommelier perspective, and Bryce Wiatrak interviews winegrowers Roberto Stucchi of Badia a Coltibuono in Chianti Classico and Tancredi Biondi-Santi of his family's Il Greppo estate in Montalcino.          
      1. Sangiovese
      2. Remembering Steven Spurrier
    • I'll Drink To That! Wine Talk with Levi Dalton A former sommelier interviews incredibly famous and knowledgeable wine personalities in his tiny apartment. He gets them to talk candidly about their lives and work. Then he releases the recordings as the I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk with Levi Dalton podcast. I'll Drink to That! is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, or here on this website. Our retail partner is Crush Wine & Spirits in Manhattan. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      IDTT Wine 486: George Skouras and the New Old World - I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk

      George Skouras is the owner and winemaker at Domaine Skouras, located in the Peloponnese of Greece.George explains how his interest in wine first developed, and discusses his time as a student, working and living in France. He then talks about the early period of his career, making wine on the Greek island of Cephalonia. He describes a key meeting with Spyros Kosmetatos, which would lead to the founding of the Gentilini Winery on Cephalonia, and to market success for a white wine he made there. George shares some of the business philosophies that he developed at that time and which stayed with him later on.George then discusses his return to an area near where he grew up, Nemea, to focus on the production of wines from the red Agiorgitiko and the white Moscofilero grape varieties. He talks about his first vintages of making wine at Domaine Skouras, and about the resistance he faced trying to sell Agiorgitiko wines in the international markets. This last problem was solved by the addition of some Cabernet Sauvignon into the blend of one of the Skouras wines, a wine called Megas Oenos. That blend was a market success, and led to more interest as well in the native Agiorgitiko wines from Nemea. That interest was shared by George, who spent decades examining the different areas in which Agiorgitiko was grown, and exploring the different qualities that the grape possesses. George came to several conclusions about how to grow and to handle Agiorgitiko, and he shares those thoughts in this interview. He also describes the different growing areas for the grape variety. He then touches on a key change, the recent development of virus-free clones of Agiorgitiko. Further, George gives an assessment of his own wines from Agiorgitiko, and their development over time.George frequently discusses how both the Greek wine business and the international markets for wine have changed over time, and he gives an account of his own developments in response. He also summarizes his work with little known native grape varieties like Mavrostifo. And George speaks in some detail about Moscofilero, specifically about a darker colored variant of Moscofilero known as Mavrofilero. George talks about his early learning curve with Moscofilero winemaking, and describes the attributes of a Moscofilero wine from the Peloponnese.Several viticulture and winemaking topics are touched on in this interview, including irrigation, yields, elevation of vineyards, destemming, press wine, cooperage, lees contact, and aging.If you are curious about the development of Greek wine since the 1970s, this is a key perspective to take into account. George is one of a generation of Greek winemakers who have decidedly shaped the Greek wine scene of today.
      1. IDTT Wine 486: George Skouras and the New Old World
      2. IDTT Wine 485: Robert Vifian and Stories from the Tan Dinh Wine Cellar
    • Inside Winemaking Podcast Inside Winemaking is a podcast and educational resource for everyone interested in learning how to make wine from the professionals. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ep 121: Laura Diaz Munoz - Ehlers Estate - The Inside Winemaking Podcast with Jim Duane

      This episode features Ehlers Estate Winemaker, Laura Diaz Munoz. Laura and I talk about her winemaking roots in Spain, her work around the globe, the singular focus of estate winemaking, organic farming, and growing the Bordelais varietals up-valley in Napa. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Ehlers Estate - Napa, CA Terrratorium Wines Send me an email if you want to join the Zoom meeting about building Terratorium on 4/16/2021 [email protected] This podcast is brought to you by Bucher Vaslin North America. At Bucher Vaslin North America, we offer the highest quality equipment and winemaking supplies to assist you throughout your entire process.  Bucher Vaslin North America is the exclusive supplier of Bucher Vaslin and Sutter Presses, Delta Reception Equipment, Cazaux Pumps, Costral Bottling Lines, Lamothe-Abiet Winemaking Products and ALIEN Robotic Optical Sorter.  Our service team and technicians are professionally trained and certified to provide you parts, maintenance, and field service support throughout the year. Your success is our priority! For more information and to contact us please visit  Interested in reducing SO2 usage? Excellence B-nature is a great solution and alternative to SO2 to protect your grapes and juices from microbial contamination. B-Nature is a non-Saccharomyces, non-fermenting, pure Metschnikovia pulcherrima yeast species that helps to control microbial development. It protects grapes from spoilage microbes and prevents VA, ethyl acetate, the production of volatile phenols, it also prevents the depletion of nutrients thus improving Saccharomyces dominance, health, and fermentation capacity. To use B-Nature Sprinkle directly on grapes at 30 g/ton as soon as possible after picking In the harvest truck, before transportation During tank filling, before maceration, or cold settling During juice lees maceration Works for Sparkling, whites, roses, and reds B-Nature is produced by Lamothe-Abiet and distributed by Bucher Vaslin North America. For more info, Questions?  Comments?  Let me know what you think: [email protected] if you learn something from the collection of podcasts at Inside Winemaking, please considering donating to support the show.  Paypal links at the bottom of the Inside Winemaking homepage.  Every small donation is helpful.   The Inside Winemaking Podcast on iTunes And Stitcher Radio Too
      1. Ep 121: Laura Diaz Munoz - Ehlers Estate
      2. Ep. 120: Jeff Murrell - VinSci SRX Smoke Taint Remediation
    • Wine For Normal People Podcast A podcast for people who like wine but not the snobbery that goes with it. We talk about wine in a fun, straightforward, normal way to get you excited about it and help you drink better, more interesting stuff. The Wine For Normal People book is available on Amazon! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ep 370: Six (or Twelve) Unorthodox Wines for Spring - Wine for Normal People

      For this show, we discuss a list of lovely reds and whites that you won't see on other lists for spring wines. Etna from Sicily? Check. Chignin Bergeron from Savoie in France? Yup. If you're looking for a change from the norm and a great spring list, here it is!  As promised, here is the list...with some example labels to make shopping easy (see the for label examples)   With its medium body, excellent acidity, and minerally flavors, Etna Rosso from Sicily is a must have for spring. It can gracefully handle grilled food as well as it does mushroom risottos! The bonus wine: Etna Bianco, made of the Carricante grape. Similar nature, but with a greater hit of acidity and a cheek coating texture. Taste the volcano!    As we called it in the Chardonnay episode, Jura is the Bizarro Burgundy. It's just across the Bresse plain and grows similar grapes...except when it doesn't. In the Arbois region, light, spicy, peppery reds of Poulsard and Trousseau can be lovely on a spring evening with salads, morel mushrooms, and flavorful fish like salmon. The bonus wines: sparkling Crémant from the Jura made of Chardonnay and becoming more widely available OR Chignin Bergeron, aka Roussanne, from the neighboring region, Savoie. That peachy, herbal, fuller body with good acidity is great when there’s still a chill in the air but you still want to stay outside!   Bordeaux, M.C. Ice’s favorite. For spring, a white Bordeaux with a large proportion of the waxy, peachy, sautéed herb, honeycomb flavored/textured Sémillon is nice as the nights warm up. Sauvignon Blanc gives these blends excellent acidity and herbal aromatics but you just need a touch of that when we’re dealing with spring. The great part about Bordeaux Blanc? You can switch to Sauvignon Blanc heavy blends in the summer for a more refreshing bottle! I recommend steering clear of Bordeaux Blanc and Bordeaux Blanc Superieur (unless you know the producer) and seeking out wines from the Côtes de Bordeaux (label examples below). If you can swing it, get a wine from Pessac-Leognan – the best areas for whites in Bordeaux. The bonus wines: Merlot heavy red blends from the Côtes de Bordeaux—Castillon and Francs are the more serious areas but Blaye may be the most refreshing for our spring hit list. No list of mine is complete without Alsace, France. However, this time I’m switching up my regular Riesling reco and instead recommending Pinot Gris. We’re not in summer yet and the nights can have a nip, so Alsace Pinot Gris, with pear, citrus, white flower, and smoke notes, and a medium body will be a versatile sipper. It goes so well with onion tartlets, mushroom quiche, and chicken in herbal and citrus preparations! The bonus wine: Yup, I’m doing it. Pinot Grigio. No, not the alcoholic lemon water! The good stuff from Trentino Alto-Adige. If you get a case, try the Pinot Gris and the Pinot Grigio together to see the similarities and differences. Pinot Grigio will be nuttier with higher acidity and more lemon notes, but the similarity will be far greater between these two wines than if you get a cheapy from the bottom shelf of the grocery!   Rosé. Here’s the one on everyone’s list, but rightfully so. Fresh rosé is released in the springtime and there is nothing better than newly released rosé. Provence is the standard – especially from sub regions like Sainte-Victoire, Frejus, and La Londe. We forgot to mention Tavel and Bandol in the show, which are always homeruns. Rosé is versatile in pairing – fried foods, grilled salmon, strawberry salads with goat cheese, and pasta with pesto (pistou as it’s known in Provence) are some options. Bonus wines: Other styles of rosé, especially California with its sun kissed styles from Pinot Noir or Spanish rosé from Tempranillo, Garnacha, or Monastrell are outstanding and great for a contrast against the lighter Provence style. Italian rosato can be wonderful as well and is made in most regions from their local grapes.   The last one was really “Sophie’s Choice” for me. I couldn’t decide between Malbec and Torrontés from high elevation Salta in Argentina or Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from cool climate Casablanca from Chile. Ultimately the floral, peachy yet acidic and slightly bitter Torrontés from Cafayate/Salta and its intense, yet elegant counterpart Malbec from the same region seemed to be best for us. M.C. Ice astutely pointed out that for people living in hotter areas where spring becomes summer-like quickly, the high acidity and refreshing lighter notes in the Chilean wines were the winners. Either way, you can’t go wrong!   Happy Spring! We hope you drink well, and that this list gives you at least one new idea to try as the days heat up slowly over the next few months.   __________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsors: Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon, who are helping us to make the podcast possible and who we give goodies in return for their help! Check it out today:     Wine Access      Visit: and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more!  Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). They offer top quality wines by selecting diverse, interesting, quality bottles you may not have access to at local shops. Wine Access provides extensive tasting notes, stories about the wine and a really cool bottle hanger with pairings, flavor profile, and serving temps. Wines are warehoused in perfect conditions and shipped in temperature safe packs. Satisfaction is guaranteed! Check it out today! 
      1. Ep 370: Six (or Twelve) Unorthodox Wines for Spring
      2. Ep 369: The Greats -Sauternes and Barsac
    • Napa Valley Wine Academy Podcasts The Stories Behind Wine podcast series features the people, places, and history that influence the world of wine. Produced by Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s premier wine school and a WSET and Riedel Global Wine Educator of the Year. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Episode 22 – Hugh Johnson – The Story of a Wine Giant - The Stories Behind Wine

      In this episode, we catch up with wine legend, Hugh Johnson. Hugh has been one of the wine world's most read and influential authors over a 60-year career. He has inspired so many to pursue further wine education and helped transform how we think about wine writing. His story is complex, thrilling, and inspiring much like many of the finest wines of the world.
      1. Episode 22 – Hugh Johnson – The Story of a Wine Giant
      2. Episode 21 – Steven Spurrier – The Story of Bride Valley Sparkling Wine
    • realwinepeople Real Wine People Long-form conversations with vineyard & wine folk about their stories and experiences within the fast-changing wine landscape. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Vanya Cullen - #012 - Real Wine People

      Vanya Cullen is the winemaker at Cullen Wines in Margaret River.  Vanya is considered the matriarch of Organic and Biodynamics for the Australian wine industry Cullen wines celebrates 50 years of winemaking in 2021 following a rich history of innovation, awards, crafting beautiful wines and care for the land.  This is reflected in their ethos of quality, integrity and sustainability
      1. Vanya Cullen - #012
      2. Ryan OMeara - #011
    • The Grape Nation Podcast The Grape Nation is your weekly wine journey…where we will enlighten, inspire, and motivate the listener to enjoy and drink more wine. WE BRING WINE TO THE PEOPLE! The show will take a straightforward; “un-snobby” approach to wine through usable information and guest experts in their field. Each week we will delve into a relevant wine topic, speak with a wine notable, and ask our guest to answer our weekly “Wine List”. We will taste, and discuss a different wine on-air each week and invite our listeners to taste with us. Our listeners will be kept up to date with the best wine happenings with our weekly event calendar. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Nicole Rolet, Chene Bleu, France - The Grape Nation

      Nicole Rolet grew up in New York City and Milan to an American mother and French Italian Dad, surrounded by food and wine. After graduating Vassar, Nicole got herself deep into finance, politics and think tanks, eventually putting that all aside to pursue her love of the land and wine. She joined her husband Xavier to restore an historical priory and vineyard in remote Cretset in the South of France called La Verriere and Chene Bleu. Nicole is a thought leader and hyperactive in ecoculture, the promotion of Grenache, women in wine, and the future of fine wine.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support The Grape Nation by becoming a member!The Grape Nation is Powered by Simplecast.  
      1. Nicole Rolet, Chene Bleu, France
      2. Laurence Feraud, Domaine du Pegau
    • Decanted Wine Podcast Join wannabe-wine-snobs Sandi and Dave for fun, light-hearted yet informative discussions about wine tasting, wine travel, wine education, winemakers, and wine events! Broadcasting from the second-largest wine producer in the United States, Washington State (and beyond)! Then go deep into the world of wine with in-depth storytelling and interview segments with wine industry professionals. Let's Decant this! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Episode 43: Michael Eddy and Brenae Royal from Louis M. Martini plus red wine cellaring tips - Decanted Wine Podcast

      In this episode, meet Winemaker Michael Eddy and Vineyard Manager Brenae Royal from California’s revered Louis M. Martini winery and learn about making wine in one of California’s oldest and most desirable vineyards. Plus, we’ll examine the aging, maturation, and drinking of Cabernet Sauvignon. When exactly is the right time to open those big, bold reds? Plus, we’ll list a few of our favorite Cabs from Washington state.
      1. Episode 43: Michael Eddy and Brenae Royal from Louis M. Martini plus red wine cellaring tips
      2. Episode 42: Decanted Year in Review, 2020
    • Wine Blast with Susie & Peter, Masters of Wine Podcast Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine (they really should get out more). In this upbeat show, they bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, travel, food, gentle bickering, tips, competitive wine-offs, a quirky wine A-Z and your questions. It’s enough to drive anyone to drink.. A top-10 UK podcast (Chartable - Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Club Oenologique, PodNews and The Drinks Business. Reviews say: 'Laugh-out-loud' (Claire), 'Certain to be a hit - relatable, entertaining, light-hearted' (The Drinks Business), 'Best wine podcast out there' (Mickey), 'A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul' (Drinks Network) and 'Isolation inspiration - and more fun than knitting' (Amanda). Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Build a Wine Collection at Home - Wine Blast with Susie and Peter

      You like wine. But you don't have lots of space at home. So what's the best way to go about starting (or improving) your wine collection? Listener Steven from Belfast asked the question, which was our cue to spring into action, doling out handy tips and advice, even doing a mini stock-take of our own at-home collection (with eye-opening results...) We talk to Nathan Hill, chairman of wine club/merchant Honest Grapes and himself an avid amateur collector when starting out, and Alexander de Valle of Bacchus Concierge, an independent advisor on building wine collections, who makes a generous offer to our listeners. You can save yourself money and drink in style by following the advice in this episode - though fans of Marie Kondo might want to look elsewhere...
      1. Build a Wine Collection at Home
      2. Sommeliers - What Next?!
    • Italian Wine Podcast Podcast dedicated to the world of Italian wine. Hosted by writer and personality Monty Waldin. Featuring wine producers, purveyors, educators, and more. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ep. 548 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | How did you start your wine career? - Italian Wine Podcast

      Italian Wine Podcast 548 Ciao wine brains! Have you ever wanted to ask Scienza about his process of ageing? About where was he planted, what added spice to his life, where did he ferment? Well, you're in luck my friend, because we got you covered.. Now this is the story all about how Scienza's life got flipped, turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right in dis bish I'll tell you how he became the prince of a town called Flysch In Trentino-Alto Adige born and raised On the vine yard is where he spent most of his days Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool And all looking at insects out of the school When a couple of wines, who we're up to no good Started tasting weird in his neighbourhood He got in one little study and his mom got scared And said, "Attilio you're moving with your insects in Flysch-air" He begged and pleaded with her day after day But she packed his suitcase and sent him on his way She gave him a kiss and then she gave him his ticket He put his geology audiobook on and said, I might as well kick it First class, yo this is bad Drinking marzemino out of a champagne glass Is this what the people of Flysch-Air are livin' like? Hmm, this might be alright he whistled for a cab and when it came near The license plate said fresh, and had a grape in the mirror If anything he could say that this cab was rare But he thought, nah, forget it, yo holmes to Flysch-Air He pulled up to a house about seven or eight And he yelled to the cabby yo, holmes smell you later Looked at his kingdom, he was finally there To sit on his terroirs as the Prince of Flysch-Air Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here Until next time, Cin Cin!
      1. Ep. 548 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | How did you start your wine career?
      2. Ep. 547 Alexi Cashen | Business Talk With Colangelo & Partners
    • Unreserved Wine Talk Podcasts The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery, the zany tactics of a winemaker who hosted a funeral for cork, and more. Nestled in these colourful stories are practical tips on how to choose wine from a restaurant list, pair it with food and spot great values in the liquor store. Every second episode, Natalie goes solo with an unfiltered, personal reflection on wine. She'll share with you how it feels to be a woman in what is still a largely male-dominated field, her gut reaction to the latest health study that says no amount of alcohol consumption is safe and her journey in writing her next book. She'll reveal these vulnerable, sometimes embarrassing, stories with tipsy wit and wisdom that she's soaked up from 20 years of writing about wine. This podcast is for wine lovers from novices to well-cellared aficionados. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      124: Wine Clubs, Wine Finds & Tasting Tips with Paul K - Part 1 - Unreserved Wine Talk

      Which wine regions, grapes and styles are under-valued and worth trying? Should you be skeptical about celebrity-endorsed wines? How do you choose a good wine club? What simple strategy can you use to improve your tasting vocabulary? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Paul K, host of the podcast Wine Talks with Paul K. You can find the wines we discussed at   Highlights How did an encounter with sulphur dioxide trigger the worst moment of Paul’s career? What’s the most exciting part of being in the wine business? Why is your local wine shop your best bet for getting out of a wine rut? How has Paul been able to blend his creative side with his wine business? Which bottles of wine did Paul recently sell for a whopping $13,000? Why does Paul mostly focus on affordable wines? What’s Paul’s system for tasting and scoring wines? How do you choose a good wine club? What might surprise you about wineries and estate bottling? Which simple tips does Paul have for developing your tasting vocabulary? Why should the Canary Islands be on your radar? How does volcanic soil impact wine? How has COVID dramatically changed the wine business? What has changed over the years about celebrity wines? Why was Paul disappointed by an SNL-branded wine? Which undervalued regions should you check out next? How do Georgian and Armenian wines differ? What’s Paul’s take on organic and biodynamic wines?   Key Takeaways Paul offered some great tips on how to choose a wine club, as well as a good local wine retailer. Both can help you with the curation process and get to know your palate. I agree with Paul on how to develop your wine vocabulary - smell and taste everything, well almost everything. It’s interesting to hear how COVID has dramatically changed the wine business, from the volume of business done online now to the popular styles, regions and price points. I also liked his suggestions for undervalued regions and vintages.   About Paul Kalemkiarian Paul Kalemkiarian is the host of the podcast Wine Talks with Paul K on which he interviews wine industry royalty as well as Michelin starred chefs. He’s also the owner of America’s oldest wine club, the Original Wine of the Month Club. His expertise in the wine industry spans over 30 years. His father invented the idea of wine in the mail in 1972 and they have been serving wine enthusiasts ever since.   Watch Party Join me for the debut Watch Party of the video of this conversation that I’ll be live-streaming for the very first time on Zoom on Wednesday, April 14th at 7 pm eastern. You can save your spot for free right here. I’ll be jumping into the comments as we watch it together so that I can answer your questions in real-time. I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer?   Giveaway One of you is going to win a personally signed copy of Rex Pickett’s novel, Sideways, which was also made into a hit movie, as well as a bottle of Sideways Pinot Noir.   How to Win All you need to do is comment on one of these posts before 7 pm EDT on April 21st: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn I’ll select the winner randomly from those who participate. You get a bonus entry for every wine-loving friend you tag and if you re-share this post in your stories. Good luck!   To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit
      1. 124: Wine Clubs, Wine Finds & Tasting Tips with Paul K - Part 1
      2. 123: Wine, Politics and Diplomatic Entertaining with Washington Post Publisher, Fred Ryan - Part 2
    • Mr. Wine Guy Podcast What's up everyone, and welcome to the Mr. Wine Guy podcast. In this podcast I will bring you amazing winemaker's and their stories of how they got to where they are today. I'll dig deep and show you how with the help of good fortune, prosperity, and sometimes divine intervention, they've found ways to make beautiful and amazing wines year after year. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create your favorite bottle of wine? Maybe you want to know what the typical day for a winemaker actually looks like? If questions like these resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Episode 136: Groth Vineyards and Winery: Wine Night Stand: Jennifer Gallagher - Mr. Wine Guy Podcast

      To follow Cameron Parry and Groth Vineyards and Winery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Cameron Parry Instagram: @camparry75 Groth Instagram: @grothwines Groth Facebook: @grothfacebook Groth Twitter: @grothtwitter   To learn more about Cameron's wines, and to sign up to be on Groth's mailing list, head over to: Groth Wines: @grothwines Groth Mailing List: @grothwinesociety   To follow Mr. Wine Guy on Instagram and Facebook, go to:  Instagram: @themrwineguy Facebook: @themrwineguy   To connect on LinkedIn, go to: Michael Gallagher LinkedIn: @michaelgallagherlinkedin   To connect with my wife Jennifer Gallagher on Instagram, head over to: Instagram: @iamjengallagher   To purchase our His and Her Bar, head over to: To listen to our His & Her Podcast, click HERE IG: @hisandherbar FB: @hisandherbar Youtube: @hisandherbar   Also, make a statement in your very own Mr. Wine Guy Swag which can be found at: Mr. Wine Guy Swag: @mrwineguyswag
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    • The James Suckling Podcast This is the podcast of James Suckling, international wine critic with three decades of experience tasting, critiquing and loving wine!We focus on the great wines of the world including Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile, and Argentina, but are always open to and looking for surprises. We taste and review thousands of wines each year - 22,000 in 2018 alone! - and meet hundreds of the world's best winemakers along that journey. That's where this podcast comes in - a place to access my conversations with these titans of the wine world, and also my own tasting team as we travel the world to taste amazing wines. I hope you enjoy these podcasts - head to for even more reports, videos, and articles about how to enjoy wine. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      COLGIN’S ‘SUPER-INTELLECTUAL’ 2018 WINES HIT 100 POINTS - The James Suckling Wine Podcast

      INTERVIEW AND TASTINGOn February 23 James did a tasting and Zoom interview with the team at Napa's Colgin Cellars. Located high atop Pritchard Hill in Napa, the spectacular winery is one of the premier wine producers in California and their Napa Valley IX Estate 2016 wine was the No. 8 wine in the Top 100 Wines of USA in 2019. During the interview they tasted a few of the 2018 wines and talked about the vintage. The complexity and intensity of the wines highlight the excellence of the 2018 vintage in Napa, and the nature of the 2018s can be attributed to the relatively long and even grape-growing season. Read James' full Napa report here.“The wines don’t necessarily go towards the absolute full-bodied part of the spectrum,” said Paul Roberts, chief operating officer at Colgin Cellars. “They have density but they also have a little bit of this richness without heaviness. They’re super intellectual but they’re not ponderous. I think that it’s the vintage and also the continued evolution of our [vineyard] sites and how we look at them. I think that 18 is going to be a vintage that’s hard to make a comparison.” One of the four Colgin wines James rated was a perfect 100-point wine, and all the wines showed a great expression of their individual terroirs. They also discussed the 2019 vintage and spoke about how their 2018 wines can be drunk young and old. On the call was Ann Colgin, founder and co-CEO, her husband, Joe Wender, co-CEO, Allison Tauziet, director of winemaking and Paul Roberts, COO and master sommelier.Listen to the podcast for the full conversation and tasting.
    • UK Wine Show Podcast Welcome to the UK's first wine podcast. I'm Chris Scott and the UK Wine Show will be exploring the wine scene in the UK. During each show I'll interview winemakers, consumers, critics, wine bar owners, you name it, if it's about wine in the UK it will be covered. Almost all the good wine from around the world washes up on these shores so we'll find out more about the people behind the wines that make a splash. Personally I think a bit of knowledge can significantly improve your enjoyment of wine, so I'll be picking up and passing on some great wine tips & tricks throughout the shows. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Wine for Normal People with Elizabeth Schneider Part 1 - UK Wine Show

      Chris chats with fellow podcaster Elizabeth Schneider who hosts the hugely popular show Wine for Normal People.
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    • The Three Drinkers Podcast The Three Drinkers present the first major Amazon series that delves into the world of the drink. Embark on an imbibe journey with Colin, Aidy & Helena; the travelogue trio putting fun and spirit side by side. Taking the audience on a journey of discovery, we explore life through the glass. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Episode 41: Basil Clapping. Garnish slapping! - Bring a Bottle

      There's only one way to garnish blood orange gin and that's with clapped basil! Plus, Helena interviews Cocoa Runners' co-founder, Spencer Hyman about pairing chocolate and wine, Aidy has a wine and a whine and Colin catches up with Georgia Billing from City Of London Distillery. We also discuss the beer diet, wine investment tips, fish cocktails and light strike with wineEpisode sponsored by our friends at Whitley Neill Gins. You can see more about them at See for privacy and opt-out information.
      1. Episode 41: Basil Clapping. Garnish slapping!
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