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Wine 101 is a wine podcast for the everyday wine lover. Once a week VinePair's tastings director Keith Beavers will breakdown everything from how wine is made to wine regions of the world in easy-to-digest fashion giving the listener the confidence they need on their wine journey. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Wine Enthusiast Podcast takes you on a tantalizing trip into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Drink up engaging, behind-the-scenes stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors. In each episode, we explore emerging trends, provide educational tidbits, and introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment, and pour their beverage of choice. Inside every bottle is a story.
 
Making Wine Fun, Not Frightening. The SOMM & The Yoga Mom review a wine a week, using their simple deductive method:​ Seeing • Sniffing • Sipping • Savoring • Swallowing (or Spitting- your call!)​The discussion is about anything & everything related (mostly) to the wine. So pop in the earbuds, pop open a bottle, & savor a little SOMM-Thing To Drink About!
 
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Chardonnay may be the world's most popular white wine grape, but consumers tend to gravitate to two iconic areas when shopping for the stuff: Burgundy and California. It's time to think about the bridge that brings those two worlds, Old and New, together in one delicious sip: South Africa. Graham Weerts, winemaker for Capensis Wines in South Africa…
 
Cork closures are nothing new in the world of wine, but thankfully, the techniques and technology being used to make them more consistently reliable is. From questions of sustainability and the use of alternate materials to improved testing techniques, it turns out that not all corks are created equally, but they’re being made better than ever befo…
 
In this episode, Spirits Editor Kara Newman speaks with mezcal experts and Agave Road Trip podcast cohosts Lou Bank and Salvador “Chava” Peribán about the wonderfully complex and absolutely delicious world of mezcal and agave heritage spirits, including production and product insight, why the concept of terroir is not just for grapes, and which ter…
 
A New Year calls for new beginnings, and what better (or tastier) way to explore those opportunities than with wine resolutions to drink outside the box. Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo and Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talk about how they're going to imbibe more thoughtfully and adventurously in 2021 to be the best wine lovers they can possi…
 
It's a Holiday Wine & it is a classic! This wine is one bottle in millions made each year - it drinks like high quality champagne, it's made through the same exact process, and yet it costs less than $15 a bottle! How can a wine this amazing be produced for a fraction of the cost? Grab a glass, pop in the earbuds, and join Christi & Alex as they Dr…
 
Why do budget-minded wine pros always choose Cava over Prosecco? Are big-brand Champagnes really worth the hype? Associate Managing Editor of Digital Emily Saladino breaks down what constitutes a good investment in sparkling wine and why, all with the help of Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent for Axios, and Tonya Pitts, sommelier and Cham…
 
Grown on the side of a volcano, on an island in the heart of the Mediterranean, this wine shows the finesse of elevation, the unique minerality of volcanic soil, and the heart of a culture that has roots extending back hundreds of years. The wine this week is red, deep, rich and as full of history as it is of flavor! Grown by a family who have been…
 
Christi & Alex visit a wine that is perfect for the Holiday season. Bursting with berries, touched with earth, hinting at brown baking spices- this is a wine that pairs well with food, drinks well alone, and won't break your wallet! What do they have in their glass today? Come pop in your earbuds, pour a glass, and let's Drink Something Amazing! El…
 
Christi & Alex return to their home state with a wine that sings of warmth, good winter cheer, balance & depth. Grown from several different key vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, these are grapes that have been shaped by the heat and elevation of some of Washington's finest vineyards. These individual plots are brought together to create an…
 
Nearly every winemaker, sommelier and critic agrees on one thing: Syrah from cool-climate sites makes for some of the most interesting wines in the world. This episode explores that reality, showcasing bottles that are good examples and producers who push the envelope. Join Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann in conversation with reno…
 
What happens when fresh grapes are picked, but not processed? If you are in Rome, the answer might be that these grapes are being laid to rest in wooden crates in their own little home, with gentle, cool breezes sweeping off the hills to slowly, carefully and patiently reduce the water level in them. Once these grapes have lost 30% of their water, …
 
The mist shrouded hills of northern Italy have given birth to some of the world's most incredible food wines & this wine is part of that proud tradition. What makes this wine exceptional is also how well it drinks by itself! These grapes are grown in a place where the Alps reach down into the Mediterranean, unfolding from snowcapped, razor sharp pe…
 
It’s that time of year, when we’re all looking for the best wines to buy, share, drink and gift, all without breaking the bank. We’ve got you covered for all your holiday wine-shopping needs with the Top 100 Best Buys of 2020, our list of the best accessible and available value-minded wines to snap up today. In this episode, we dive into what made …
 
Christi & Alex are back with a glass full of delicious dark wine from the heights of Andalusia. Join them as they walk through the wine, exploring the sense filling panorama that can only come from the high plains of Campo de Borja, Spain. So pop in the ear buds, pop a bottle and put up your feet! It's time to Drink Something Amazing! 2016 Alto Mon…
 
Christi & I sat down to record this on the evening when I first read this article. This is my/our response to the New York Times article published on 10.29.2020 revealing the abusive of privilege and authority by multiple Master Sommeliers in the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. It is not edited for clarity, but rather a raw response to the im…
 
From small batch to large scale, there’s serious skill required to consistently distill quality spirits of any category, so what truly is the difference between craft and commercial? Associate Managing Editor of Print Layla Schlack speaks with industry insiders Elizabeth McCall, Samara B. Davis and Tim Wiggins to get the lowdown.…
 
Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo speaks with two of this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, Cristie Norman and Will Blackmon, about covering new ground and finding unique opportunities in the evolving wine and drinks worlds, from shifts in wine education and hospitality to new curation modules and beyond.
 
Beer Editor John Holl speaks with Ashleigh Carter, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Bierstadt Lagerhaus, and Marcus Baskerville, Head Brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing Company, two professional brewers from this year's 40 Under 40 list, about the shifting American craft beer landscape, from changing dynamics in education and inclusion to trends in styli…
 
Emily Saladino, Wine Enthusiast's Associate Managing Editor of Digital, talks with two of this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, Chevonne Ball and Zidanelia Arcidiacono, about why wine has such an exclusive reputation it just can’t seem to fully shake, and what we can do to make it more accessible and approachable for all.…
 
It's summertime, which means it's officially full-on rosé season! Think beyond the traditional Provençal pour with an Italian rosato, and explore the diverse array of bottlings made from a variety of grapes that hail from the stunning southern region of Puglia. Wine Enthusiast Tasting Director, Alexander Peartree, talks with Enrico Contini, Marketi…
 
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