Wine for Normal People
Following a catch up on shout-outs (thank you so much for the comments!) and a listener question about “bottleshock” and transport of wine, we hit the main topic, given to us by Paula Kidwell, a great podcast fan! Her question: What are the wines that I need to seek out to get an idea of the 10 classic, benchmark styles of major grapes? We’re a listener-driven show, so you’re comments are our bidding! I hit a few more than 10, but the main ones were: Champagne Bordeaux — red, white, and sweet Sancerre Vouvray Syrah from the Northern Rhône Burgundy — White and Red German Riesling Rioja Chianti Classico Barolo Now that you know them, why should you listen? Because we talk through each and why they’re benchmarks…important stuff to know! If you like the podcast, please review it on iTunes, drop a comment below, or join the awesome conversation on Facebook (Wine For Normal People page) and Twitter @normalwine! And if y [...]
Direct download: 57Ep057_BenchmarkWinesOldWorld.mp3
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This week on the podcast front…a new format. A quickie with a surprise guest who I hope to bring back on a regular basis. Wine Chats are meant to be abbreviated podcasts that cover a focused topic. They’re not as broad or detailed as full episodes — they’re quick hits on topics that may be of interest. These are not in lieu of full episodes, but supplements! This time: Flash Sales Sites. These are sites that send emails with limited time offers that you can order for delivery. We address what they are, name a few to check out, and talk about how to make sure you’re getting a good deal! Enjoy and let me know how you like the new format below or on Facebook or Twitter. Be honest. We can take it. [...]
Direct download: WineChat001_FlashSaleSites.mp3
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