Wine for Normal People
Ep 095: Australia Overview

In honor of Australia Day, this week's podcast is on the Land Down Under. From climate, to grapes, to regions, and a precautionary marketing tale, we give a high level overview of the basics of the oldest, driest inhabited continent that makes some pretty excellent wine!

Check out the blog post on the 5 Things To Know About Australia too!

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Direct download: 95_Ep_095__Australia_Overview.mp3
Category:Australia -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

A little out of the ordinary for us, this week we have a short interview with filmmaker Sarah Knight, who directed Vino Veritas, a dark comedy in which wine features prominently. The movie stars Carrie Preston (Emmy winner - CBS's The Good Wife, HBO's Tru Blood). The story revolves around two couples and the night they have once a rare Peruvian "wine" serves as a truth serum for each character. Although wine isn't the subject of the movie like in Somm, Mondovino, or even Sideways, it does have a big role, so this movie is great for people who like character development and wine!

The interview focuses on wine's role in the movie, stereotypes of wine drinkers, and whether alcohol, in general is a truth serum.

Take a listen but for you production junkies, please be forewarned...we were constrained in our technology so it was recorded over the phone. The interview sounds like it's on AM radio, so don't be a hater!

The movie can be downloaded from iTunes and Vudu or Amazon, and the trailer is here:

Direct download: Ep_094__Vino_Veritas_Movie_Interview.mp3
Category:Wine Movies -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Residual sugar is a term that wine people love to throw around. Although you may have a vague idea of what it is, this podcast will clear it all up. We'll talk about this term, why RS exists in wine, what it can taste like, and why it all matters so the next time someone spouts things about this term, you can explain a thing or two to them!

Direct download: Ep_093_What_is_Residual_Sugar_.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT