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Wine for Normal People

Wine for Normal People

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Wine for Normal People

Wine for Normal People

Wine for Normal People

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A podcast for people who like wine but not the snobbery that goes with it. We talk about wine in a fun, straightforward, normal way to get you excited about it and help you drink better, more interesting stuff. The Wine For Normal People book is available on Amazon! Back catalog available at http://winefornormalpeople.libsyn.com.

Latest Episodes

Richard Betts, Former Master Somm, Shows What Moral Fortitude REALLY Looks Like

After nearly two decades as a Master Sommelier, feeling disillusioned by the lack of evolution in the organization, Richard Betts altered the wine world forever by being the first person to resign as a Master Sommelier. In the show, he tell us about his journey and his decision. He shares what it really means to choose integrity over status and exclusivity and we talk about why the Court of Master Sommeliers is such a problematic organization riddled with bias and fear.

67 MIN1 d ago
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Richard Betts, Former Master Somm, Shows What Moral Fortitude REALLY Looks Like

ahiirah Habibbi from the Hue Society Is On a Mission to Diversify Wine

Tahiirah Habibbi is an accomplished sommelier who has worked in some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in south Florida. As a black female sommelier, however, it has been a mixed bag. While her experience fostered her love of learning and wine, it also exposed her to the ugly world of racism in the wine industry. She tells us about her journey, how she founded The Hue Society to help other black and brown people who want to pursue wine, and what we can do to be more inclusive in wine.

51 MIN1 w ago
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ahiirah Habibbi from the Hue Society Is On a Mission to Diversify Wine

Carnuntum -- Austria's Newest, Oldest Quality Red Wine Region with Christina Netzl

Carnuntum is a small wine region in Austria with only 2% of the wine growing area, but it packs a punch in quality. A short drive from Vienna, Carnuntum is an old Roman hub, with a rich history and its wine is only just making an impact on the international wine scene. Christina Netzl, from Weingut Netzl joins – a producer who is largely responsible for putting this region on the map and making its red wines, especially of Zweigelt, so well-known and respected.

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Carnuntum -- Austria's Newest, Oldest Quality Red Wine Region with Christina Netzl

Journalistic Integrity in Wine with Don Kavanaugh of Wine-Searcher

EThe question comes up again and again in wine: who can we read that is trustworthy and who reports on the truth? We know it isn't the glossy magazines or writers who are in the inner circle. There is one guy you can trust: Don Kavanaghthe editor of Wine-Searcher.com 's journalistic arm. His dedication to telling things as a true observer rather than a judge or partisan -- is clear in all that he writes and publishes.This is a fantastic show on the inner workings of the wine industry!

66 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Journalistic Integrity in Wine with Don Kavanaugh of Wine-Searcher

Muscadet - The Overlooked White of the Loire

The wine world often looks at Muscadet with disdain for its lighter body and subtlety of flavor. But for white wine lovers who care less about showiness and just want something with the interplay of acidity with nutty, bread flavors and soft textures, this historic wine is a thrill. This week we discuss this westernmost area of Loire Valley, which lies along the banks of the Loire and its tributaries and how it has remade itself into a place with serious wines.

39 MINJUN 9
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Muscadet - The Overlooked White of the Loire

Ep 328: The Wines of Lebanon

With a history that stretches back perhaps 9,000 years to 7,000 B.C., Lebanon contains some of the original winemaking areas. In spite of political turmoil, violence, and opposition to wine and winemaking, this country has always found a way to keep production alive. Its unlikely location and small size may seem, at first glance, to be an impossibility for quality wine but the geography and the fortitude of the people here have created a unique and enduring wine culture.

39 MINJUN 4
Comments
Ep 328: The Wines of Lebanon

Wine Ingredient Labeling Pushes Forward in the EU with Barnaby Eales

This topic may seem too dorky, but consider a world where you could look at a wine label and see if there was unwanted sweetness, or if the wine was packed with chemicals. Barnaby Eales, noted international journalist, discusses the benefits of transparency -- for wine drinkers, for "conventional producers" who are vilified by natural wine advocates, and for the entire wine industry. As the EU moves to make this law, we can only hope it will set a new worldwide standard -- learn the details in this show.

33 MINMAY 26
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Wine Ingredient Labeling Pushes Forward in the EU with Barnaby Eales

he Best Spanish Wines You've Never Heard Of -- Jumilla and Yecla

Tucked into a small corner of southeast Spain is one of the greatest sources for delicious, multi-layered and decadent reds you’ll find. In the province of Murcia, at latitude 39˚N lay two regions of Monastrell (Mourvèdre) production that have quietly churned out wine for more than 3,000 years: Jumilla (joo-ME-yah) and Yecla (YAY-clah). Today, these regions are magnificent but receive so little press that we can get exquisite bottles that have the fullness, richness and depth for less than US$20.

38 MINMAY 20
Comments
he Best Spanish Wines You've Never Heard Of -- Jumilla and Yecla

The Greats -- Alsace Riesling

Alsace Riesling is, without a doubt, one of the greatest white wines of the world. With its rich body, effusive flavor that ranges from flowers to fruit to nuts and spice, and acidity to keep it in balance, this liquid gold has been famed for centuries. It was the wine that got me into wine, my "aha" wine but even without that, I would still love the wine.

52 MINMAY 14
Comments
The Greats -- Alsace Riesling

Chile's Cool Climate Wines of Casablanca, San Antonio Valleys

Cool climate wines from 33˚S latitude? YES! Just west of the famed red wine regions of Maipo and Aconcagua are the Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys, which make cool climate wines for incredible value.We let you in on the secret of these exquisite wines!

33 MINMAY 5
Comments
Chile's Cool Climate Wines of Casablanca, San Antonio Valleys

Latest Episodes

Richard Betts, Former Master Somm, Shows What Moral Fortitude REALLY Looks Like

After nearly two decades as a Master Sommelier, feeling disillusioned by the lack of evolution in the organization, Richard Betts altered the wine world forever by being the first person to resign as a Master Sommelier. In the show, he tell us about his journey and his decision. He shares what it really means to choose integrity over status and exclusivity and we talk about why the Court of Master Sommeliers is such a problematic organization riddled with bias and fear.

67 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Richard Betts, Former Master Somm, Shows What Moral Fortitude REALLY Looks Like

ahiirah Habibbi from the Hue Society Is On a Mission to Diversify Wine

Tahiirah Habibbi is an accomplished sommelier who has worked in some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in south Florida. As a black female sommelier, however, it has been a mixed bag. While her experience fostered her love of learning and wine, it also exposed her to the ugly world of racism in the wine industry. She tells us about her journey, how she founded The Hue Society to help other black and brown people who want to pursue wine, and what we can do to be more inclusive in wine.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
ahiirah Habibbi from the Hue Society Is On a Mission to Diversify Wine

Carnuntum -- Austria's Newest, Oldest Quality Red Wine Region with Christina Netzl

Carnuntum is a small wine region in Austria with only 2% of the wine growing area, but it packs a punch in quality. A short drive from Vienna, Carnuntum is an old Roman hub, with a rich history and its wine is only just making an impact on the international wine scene. Christina Netzl, from Weingut Netzl joins – a producer who is largely responsible for putting this region on the map and making its red wines, especially of Zweigelt, so well-known and respected.

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Carnuntum -- Austria's Newest, Oldest Quality Red Wine Region with Christina Netzl

Journalistic Integrity in Wine with Don Kavanaugh of Wine-Searcher

EThe question comes up again and again in wine: who can we read that is trustworthy and who reports on the truth? We know it isn't the glossy magazines or writers who are in the inner circle. There is one guy you can trust: Don Kavanaghthe editor of Wine-Searcher.com 's journalistic arm. His dedication to telling things as a true observer rather than a judge or partisan -- is clear in all that he writes and publishes.This is a fantastic show on the inner workings of the wine industry!

66 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Journalistic Integrity in Wine with Don Kavanaugh of Wine-Searcher

Muscadet - The Overlooked White of the Loire

The wine world often looks at Muscadet with disdain for its lighter body and subtlety of flavor. But for white wine lovers who care less about showiness and just want something with the interplay of acidity with nutty, bread flavors and soft textures, this historic wine is a thrill. This week we discuss this westernmost area of Loire Valley, which lies along the banks of the Loire and its tributaries and how it has remade itself into a place with serious wines.

39 MINJUN 9
Comments
Muscadet - The Overlooked White of the Loire

Ep 328: The Wines of Lebanon

With a history that stretches back perhaps 9,000 years to 7,000 B.C., Lebanon contains some of the original winemaking areas. In spite of political turmoil, violence, and opposition to wine and winemaking, this country has always found a way to keep production alive. Its unlikely location and small size may seem, at first glance, to be an impossibility for quality wine but the geography and the fortitude of the people here have created a unique and enduring wine culture.

39 MINJUN 4
Comments
Ep 328: The Wines of Lebanon

Wine Ingredient Labeling Pushes Forward in the EU with Barnaby Eales

This topic may seem too dorky, but consider a world where you could look at a wine label and see if there was unwanted sweetness, or if the wine was packed with chemicals. Barnaby Eales, noted international journalist, discusses the benefits of transparency -- for wine drinkers, for "conventional producers" who are vilified by natural wine advocates, and for the entire wine industry. As the EU moves to make this law, we can only hope it will set a new worldwide standard -- learn the details in this show.

33 MINMAY 26
Comments
Wine Ingredient Labeling Pushes Forward in the EU with Barnaby Eales

he Best Spanish Wines You've Never Heard Of -- Jumilla and Yecla

Tucked into a small corner of southeast Spain is one of the greatest sources for delicious, multi-layered and decadent reds you’ll find. In the province of Murcia, at latitude 39˚N lay two regions of Monastrell (Mourvèdre) production that have quietly churned out wine for more than 3,000 years: Jumilla (joo-ME-yah) and Yecla (YAY-clah). Today, these regions are magnificent but receive so little press that we can get exquisite bottles that have the fullness, richness and depth for less than US$20.

38 MINMAY 20
Comments
he Best Spanish Wines You've Never Heard Of -- Jumilla and Yecla

The Greats -- Alsace Riesling

Alsace Riesling is, without a doubt, one of the greatest white wines of the world. With its rich body, effusive flavor that ranges from flowers to fruit to nuts and spice, and acidity to keep it in balance, this liquid gold has been famed for centuries. It was the wine that got me into wine, my "aha" wine but even without that, I would still love the wine.

52 MINMAY 14
Comments
The Greats -- Alsace Riesling

Chile's Cool Climate Wines of Casablanca, San Antonio Valleys

Cool climate wines from 33˚S latitude? YES! Just west of the famed red wine regions of Maipo and Aconcagua are the Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys, which make cool climate wines for incredible value.We let you in on the secret of these exquisite wines!

33 MINMAY 5
Comments
Chile's Cool Climate Wines of Casablanca, San Antonio Valleys

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