Sat, 19 April 2014
This week we discuss three recently published books by noted wine authors. We talk about the basic premise of each book and then give our take on whether or not they're worth reading in our opinions.
The three books are:
"How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto," by Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic of The New York Times.
"The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste" by Jon Bonné, the wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
"Buy the Right Wine Every Time: The No-Fuss, No-Vintage Wine Guide" by Tom Stevenson, noted wine writer.
Thu, 20 March 2014
For our 100th episode we share some details about us -- both personal and wine-related. From talking about our childhood experiences with wine to M.C. Ice's passion and how he used to mow the lawn to my revelation of a type of wine I really hate and a cameo from the podcast founder, we use this time to share some good stuff about us!
We raise a glass to you, our loyal listeners, for being such a great community. Here's to 100 more!
Sat, 1 March 2014
You may think you know everything you need to know about tannin but in what could be our dorkiest podcast yet, we share a bunch of nerdy facts about tannin. And the show outline:
What are tannins?
Where do tannins come from?:
We then cover tannic food and high tannin wines including the big four:
Fri, 7 February 2014
Based on a blog post I wrote on the same subject, in this episode we talk abut the three important things that distinguish cheap plonk from well made wine.
Here are a few links of stuff we mention on the show:
1. Tugboat Yards to support us or sign up for an online class (thank you!).
3. The blog post that details the important stuff in this post. Read now.
Direct download: 96_Ep_096__Difference_Btw_Cheap__Expensive_Wine.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT
Tue, 14 January 2014
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!
Wed, 25 December 2013
Temperature can help make or break a wine's flavors and aromas. In this episode we cover the right temps for certain wines and then tell you what to do to fix the temperature of a wine if you need to serve it and it's not quite right!
Mon, 16 December 2013
Are you at a loss for what to get a wine lover for the holidays? Have some etiquette questions on sharing your good stuff for Festivus? Look no further, we've got fun ideas for these holidays or any gift giving occasions!
Direct download: 91_Ep_091__Wine_Holiday_Gifts_and_Gift_Etiquette.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
Wed, 20 November 2013
From Rosé Champagne to Beaujolais-Villages, we've got a range to recommend to our American friends. Part shameless commerce division (the wines are available on http://vinport.com/wfnp), part food pairing bonanza we've got wines to make your TG more delicious!
Here is a list of the wines we mention:
Super Tuscan Syrah
Cahors (mostly Malbec)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please let us know how the wines were, especially if you ordered them from Vinport!
Thanks for listening!
Tue, 17 September 2013
By request from normal wine people who have ordered wines from Vinport/WFNP, we did a podcast on the six wines offered in September through our partnership (full disclosure: I get a small cut of the profit).
Even if you can't get these wines shipped to you, you'll still learn a ton about grapes, regions, and flavors since we talk both generally and specifically about the wines offered. Each are classic examples from their regions. Here is the lineup that we talk about:
NV Serre Colsenta Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene DOCG, Italy $18
2012 Domaine Masson-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fumé, $25
2009 Bodega de Los Clop Reserva, Malbec, $18
2008 Leone d'Oro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy, $20
2009 Chateau Haut Beyzac, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, $38
2009 Domaine de Nalys, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Châtaignier, $55
Direct download: Wine_Reviews__September_2013_Vinport_Selections.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 12:18am EDT
Fri, 16 August 2013
Thanks to listener Kristaps for this week's topic!