Thu, 28 July 2016
This time I take up the issue of wine shipping and U.S. wine law in all its convoluted messiness. For the full transcript and details on Free the Grapes, go to http://winefornormalpeople.com/audio-blog-2-the-problem-with-u-s-shipping-law/
Direct download: 02_Audio_blog_2__The_Problem_with_US_Shipping_Law.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 1:44am EDT
Tue, 26 July 2016
Introducing Simone Madden-Grey, our new "down under" correspondent, who will be helping us explore the world of wines from Australia and New Zealand. After meeting her and learning of her fascinating background we discuss the Yarra Valley, an excellent cool climate region of Australia.
Simone's Web site, Happy Wine Woman: https://happywinewoman.com
And a link to her blog, where she discusses her favorites from Yarra: http://wp.me/p3fxzw-Jt
What did we discuss in this episode?:
1. An introduction: Who is Simone? Our new correspondent for Australia and New Zealand and founder of Happy Wine Woman services/writing
2. What is going on in Australia at large? An overview and discussion
3. What is the Yarra Valley and why did we choose to do the first podcast on it?
4. What is Yarra? Overview
Here's Simone's full list of Yarra Valley wineries:
Yering Station http://www.yering.com/
Yarra Yering http://www.yarrayering.
Giant Steps http://www.
Innocent Bystander http://www.
Domaine Chandon http://www.chandon.
Out of Step http://www.
Payten and Jones https://
Warramate Wines http://warramatewines.
Direct download: 164_Ep_164__Yarra_Valley_of_Australia_with_Simone_Madden-Grey.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 7:36am EDT
Wed, 20 July 2016
This is the first of our new weekly audio blog series: short, informative readings of blog posts from winefornormalpeople.com/blog.
To kick it off, Carmenère, a grape with the most dramatic backstory in the wine world!
Find the full transcript here: http://winefornormalpeople.com/audio-blog-1-car…-story-ever-told/
Direct download: 01_Audio_blog_1__Carmenere_The_Greatest_Grape_Story_Ever_Told.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 11:35am EDT
Thu, 14 July 2016
White wines often get dismissed as being less complex than reds but that's hardly the case. In this episode we review aromatic v non aromatic whites and how to navigate whites to find styles & grapes that will give you a new appreciation for these wines.
Specifically we talk about:
A good primer on whites and their breadth and depth!