Sep 29, 2018
We couldn't hit every food, or every wine, but this sampling was done at our kitchen table -- as an experiment with Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Indian foods. We had some great pairing moments and some colossally bad ones (I didn't realize things could go SO wrong with wine and Asian food, but here's your warning)!...
Sep 25, 2018
Dry wines of the Douro Valley of Portugal are a fairly new player on the international scene. We discuss the history of the region, the wines, and why you need to drink them if you don't already!
Sep 17, 2018
There are so many different wines that are similar to the standbys most people know and love. This time, Ian Renwick, shop owner of www.jadedpalates.com in the U.K. (Devon but he ships all over the U.K.!), talks with me both about ideas for alternatives and vocabulary you can use to get even more alternatives locally....
Sep 8, 2018
Acidity is one of the key components of wine, along with tannin, alcohol and sugar/dryness. This is a completely dorky look at acidity -- what it does, why it's important, and then dive into different types of acid and why it matters.
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Sep 1, 2018
The great grape of Piedmont has a lot in common with the great grape of Burgundy, but it may be even more selective about site and growing conditions. In this show, we tell you what to look for in a great Nebbiolo, plus places outside of Piedmont doing a good job with this finicky grape!
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