Sun, 26 February 2017
Stellenbosch is the most prestigious, oldest wine growing region in South Africa. It's beautiful, diverse, and a bridge between Old World and New World styles. We talk about the details of the region and why it's much more obscure than it should be.
Thu, 16 February 2017
You know I'm a sucker for history, and this was a fascinating one to research. Through Thomas Jefferson's detailed records, we're able to learn so much about wine during the late 1700s and early 1800s in France, Spain, and northern Italy. Turns out, as much as we think things have changed, much of it has stayed the same. We need to thank the folks at Monticello in Virginia for making such awesome records available! Here are some notes:
Direct download: Ep_179__Thomas_Jefferson_-_Americas_First_Wine_Nerd.mp3
Category:Wine history -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT
Fri, 10 February 2017
Slovenia is small but it's up and coming! It's a fascinating place with a long winemaking tradition that should pique your interest.
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Slovenia's Wine Stats:
Slovenia's Wine History
3 Main Regions
Hope you enjoy this off-the-beaten trail podcast.
Sat, 4 February 2017
Ok, we've done it. We did the primary research with unhealthy, kinda nasty bar food. Our findings were pretty simplistic but we figured it out through trial and error.
Here's a hint: our MVP is a wine we don't recommend often: lightly oaked Chardonnay!