Wine for Normal People

We couldn't help but review the wine movie of the day: SOMM. 

We liked it, mostly. Here are the highlights:

  • The cinematography was outstanding -- this guy (Jason Wise) can make a movie! 
  • Wise presented the rigor of the exam well
  • The characters were interesting

BUT, we felt that, knowing what we know, there were some holes in the presentation. We raise things like the intensity of the service exam (nearly invisible in the movie), the financial hit people have to take to be successful, and what it actually gets you once you achieve this level (be careful what you wish for)...

Enjoy and PLEASE take it for what it's worth. We are reviewing from the wine perspective -- we're by no means pro reviewers. We'd love to hear your opinions on it all! 

Direct download: Movie_Review__Somm.mp3
Category:Wine Movies -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Ep 079: Loire Part 2

We released Loire Part 1 but it was so dense we needed a breather!

This week, we return with a short overview of the region, covering the eastern areas, including Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, the most famous of the modern Loire regions. 

Direct download: Ep_079__Loire_Part_2.mp3
Category:French wine -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

As the Tour 2013 snakes through the Languedoc-Roussillon and the Midi-Pyrenees/South West France they are riding through major wine country. 

We give you a quick summary of the best and brightest wines of these beautiful places!
Direct download: Tour_de_France_2013_Stages_6-9.mp3
Category:Languedoc Roussillon -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

We start parallel coverage of the Tour de France 2013. This time we cover Corsica and Provence, with mini overviews of the wines available in the regions through which the Tour is cycling!

Phill and Paul -- watch out! M.C. Ice and I have our own Tour commentary (does wine count as "doping?")!!

Stay tuned, we'll cover any regions where good wine is made! 

Direct download: Tour_de_France_2013_Stages_1-5.mp3
Category:French wine -- posted at: 9:28am EDT