Wine for Normal People

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:

Grüner Veltliner

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Alsace Riesling

Rosé Champagne

Super Tuscan Syrah

Beaujolais-Villages

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!

Direct download: 90_Ep_090__Thanksgiving_Wines_2013.mp3
Category:wine -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

After shameless plugs for our nomination for the Best Food & Drink Podcast Award (such an honor to be nominated!), and a reminder about the wines I selected for you to check out and buy on Vinport.com, this week we delve into a thorny issue in the wine world.

Which has a bigger influence on wine: terroir or the winemaker?

We bring up arguments for both, go in circles and then ask you to send us your conclusion! 

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We reference an article by Jamie Goode, an excellent and noted wine writer in which you may be interested: 

Terroir: muddy thinking about the soil?

Thanks for listening! Please send us your thoughts on this topic!

Direct download: 89_Ep_089__Terroir_vs_the_Winemaker.mp3
Category:Terroir -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

This week is a continuation of Episode 87, but this time it's all about the most confusing but rewarding aspect of Riesling: German Riesling. Expert Stuart Piggott and I discuss the highest quality regions, sweetness and dryness scales, and how to shop to get what you want. Another don't miss episode!

Thanks for listening! Enjoy!

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Direct download: Ep_087_Discovering_Riesling_w_Expert_Stuart_Piggott_FINAL.mp3
Category:Riesling -- posted at: 5:39 AM

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