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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

Feudi di San Gregorio and the Unrivaled Wines of Campania, Italy

Dr. Antonio Capaldo, with his brilliance and razor-sharp humor, joins me to discuss the beautiful wines of Campania, Italy -- one of my all-time favorite regions. He is the Chairman of Feudi di San Gregorio and shares his insights on the region, its appellations, what makes the land and grapes special, and the bright future Campania has ahead of it.

65 MIN5 d ago
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Feudi di San Gregorio and the Unrivaled Wines of Campania, Italy

Santorini, Greece and it's divine white of Assyrtiko

Santorini is one of Greek wine's guiding lights. The wines from this ancient volcanic island are unlike any other – exhibiting fullness, smoky minerality, and acidity that you won’t find elsewhere. The whites of Assyrtiko are among the best Greece has to offer. The fascinating history and legacy of viticulture will transport you to this lovely Mediterranean paradise. In this show, we take you on the ultimate armchair travel destination: the island of Santorini, a Greek paradise!

38 MIN1 w ago
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Santorini, Greece and it's divine white of Assyrtiko

The Grape Miniseries-- Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer is one of the most distinctive grapes and makes one of the most overtly perfumed, full bodied whites in existence. The lychee, rose, citrus, incense, and smokey notes can be intoxicatingly fantastic or WAY too much. We discuss the grape's origins, its diva personality, and how to get the best wine for you based on the style you prefer.

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Grape Miniseries-- Gewurztraminer

Hungarian Wine Overview with Zoltan Heimann of Heimann Winery

Zoltán Heimann has much to teach us about Hungarian wine. He joins to help me present Hungary's wines, keep me on task with the proper pronunciations (the reason it’s taken me so long to cover this country, honestly!), and to give us an overview of what we can expect from Hungary -- including grapes and regions from Tokaji to Villány to Sopron and more. To end, we focus on Zoltan's beloved region of Szekszárd (sex-ARD), known mostly for its famous Kadarka red wine, of which he is a huge champion.

63 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hungarian Wine Overview with Zoltan Heimann of Heimann Winery

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 MINJUL 7
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 MINJUN 30
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 MINJUN 23
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 MINJUN 16
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

Latest Episodes

Feudi di San Gregorio and the Unrivaled Wines of Campania, Italy

Dr. Antonio Capaldo, with his brilliance and razor-sharp humor, joins me to discuss the beautiful wines of Campania, Italy -- one of my all-time favorite regions. He is the Chairman of Feudi di San Gregorio and shares his insights on the region, its appellations, what makes the land and grapes special, and the bright future Campania has ahead of it.

65 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Feudi di San Gregorio and the Unrivaled Wines of Campania, Italy

Santorini, Greece and it's divine white of Assyrtiko

Santorini is one of Greek wine's guiding lights. The wines from this ancient volcanic island are unlike any other – exhibiting fullness, smoky minerality, and acidity that you won’t find elsewhere. The whites of Assyrtiko are among the best Greece has to offer. The fascinating history and legacy of viticulture will transport you to this lovely Mediterranean paradise. In this show, we take you on the ultimate armchair travel destination: the island of Santorini, a Greek paradise!

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Santorini, Greece and it's divine white of Assyrtiko

The Grape Miniseries-- Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer is one of the most distinctive grapes and makes one of the most overtly perfumed, full bodied whites in existence. The lychee, rose, citrus, incense, and smokey notes can be intoxicatingly fantastic or WAY too much. We discuss the grape's origins, its diva personality, and how to get the best wine for you based on the style you prefer.

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Grape Miniseries-- Gewurztraminer

Hungarian Wine Overview with Zoltan Heimann of Heimann Winery

Zoltán Heimann has much to teach us about Hungarian wine. He joins to help me present Hungary's wines, keep me on task with the proper pronunciations (the reason it’s taken me so long to cover this country, honestly!), and to give us an overview of what we can expect from Hungary -- including grapes and regions from Tokaji to Villány to Sopron and more. To end, we focus on Zoltan's beloved region of Szekszárd (sex-ARD), known mostly for its famous Kadarka red wine, of which he is a huge champion.

63 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hungarian Wine Overview with Zoltan Heimann of Heimann Winery

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 MINJUL 7
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 MINJUN 30
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 MINJUN 23
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 MINJUN 16
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

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