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Wine Enthusiast Podcast

The Wine Enthusiast Podcast takes you on a tantalizing trip into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Drink up engaging, behind-the-scenes stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors. In each episode, we explore emerging trends, provide educational tidbits, and introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment, and pour their beverage of choice. Inside every bottle is a story.
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Dec 20, 2017
Chefs share their Feasts of Seven Fishes menus and traditions with us.
Dec 6, 2017

In this episode, Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa talks about 2017’s best wine, beer and spirits, getting the lowdown on how they’re created, some of the exciting trends they represent, and giving you a head start on what to buy before the rest of the world catches up. 

Nov 22, 2017

Add some excitement to your traditional spread with unexpected drink pairings. Senior Editor Layla Schlack talks to cider sommelier Dan Pucci, master cicerone Max Bakker and more to get suggestions for a memorable feast. 

Nov 8, 2017

What should wine lovers look for in a Bourbon? Is Scotch really that intimidating? WE Editors Kara Newman and Dylan Garret pull up to the bar to talk to two experts—Flavien Desoblin, owner of The Brandy Library and Copper & Oak, and New York Times spirits writer Clay Risen—about America’s favorite brown spirit, whiskey.

Oct 26, 2017

In this episode, Wine Enthusiast's Contributing Editor for Australia, Christina Pickard, chats with experts about the “New” Australia, one overflowing with thrilling young producers throwing out the rule book, redefining their individual regions, and making delicious wine.

Oct 12, 2017

Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa and Managing Editor and Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo sit down to discuss Wine Enthusiast’s anticipated Top 100 Best Buys of 2017. They reveal how this list is compiled, who chose what, and why price does not equal quality.

Sep 27, 2017
The experts at Leafly.com discuss the cultural impact of legal cannabis with Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink. What are the similarities between how wine and cannabis are produced and enjoyed? And where does recreational use of cannabis fit in with wine?
Sep 13, 2017

With a winery named after a Pearl Jam song, you know Winemaker/Co-Owner Trey Busch of Walla Walla’s Sleight of Hand Cellars is obsessed with music. Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink talks with Busch about how music plays a huge role in the tasting room and his life.

Sep 5, 2017

Wine Enthusiast’s Food Editor, Nils Bernstein, heads to Seattle, Washington—one of the country’s seafood capitals—to talk to representatives of Penn Cove Shellfish and Seatown Seabar about how the ocean's terroir affects the delicacies of the sea.

Aug 16, 2017

In this episode, Contributing Editor Sean Sullivan brings us on a deep dive through the history of Washington State wine. Featuring one of the region’s founding fathers, Allen Shoup, we learn how Washington went from a little-known region to wine-producing powerhouse. 

Aug 3, 2017

Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast's managing editor of print, has surprising thoughts about Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, and San Timberg of South African wine importer Meridian Prime has his say.

Jul 19, 2017

Dive deep into the wines of Priorat with Contributing Editor Michael Schachner then join Patrick Mata, co-founder of Olé Imports, as he discusses how red wine, white wine, rosé and Cava have evolved in Spain over the last two decades.

Jul 5, 2017

Champagne and cider with steak? Mezcal with cheese? Dopplebock and lemon meringue pie? We speak with four drinks experts and raconteurs turning the world of food pairing upside down. Hear from The Champagne Parlor and Tokyo Record Bar Owner Ariel Arce, Shacksbury Cider Co-Founder David Dolginow, Beverage Director and Sommelier for Rosa Mexicano restaurants Courtenay Greenleaf, and The Publican Beer Director Adam Vavrick.

Jun 22, 2017

What motivates someone to pursue formal wine education? And how do they balance work, family and studies to have a life? We talk to three students of the vine and get their stories plus their advice and lessons learned.

Jun 7, 2017

In this week's episode, I talk about the wine of the season, rosé, and chat with rosé experts on its rise in popularity, different styles and regions to check out, as well as how to pair the pink stuff with your favorite food. 

May 24, 2017

Lifestyle & Entertaining Editor Mike DeSimone taps three industry experts for top gifts to give dads, grads, brides and grooms. 

May 10, 2017
In this episode, we talk to Deborah Brenner, founder of women’s empowerment group Women of the Vine & Spirits, and Wine Enthusiast Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo about the current state of gender equality in the beverage business, how gender affects what’s on the wine and spirits shelf, and what influencers can do to level the playing field.

 

Apr 26, 2017
In this episode, we talk to the groundbreaking lifestyle blogger and model about the globetrotting life that exposed her to the world’s great wines, her favorite restaurants in New York City, and how wine keeps her beautiful inside and out.

 

Apr 11, 2017

From Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, discover the diversity of vineyards and grapes. Matt Kettmann, who reviews the wines of the region, is your guide.

Mar 28, 2017
Tag along with beer author Joshua M. Bernstein for a Brooklyn brewery stroll and get to know a trio of brewers who help define the scene. 
Mar 15, 2017
In this episode, Contributing Editor Mike Schachner riffs with New York City beverage directors Pascaline Lepeltier and Jeff Porter on whether popular wine terms help or hinder our understanding of what’s in the glass.

 

Feb 28, 2017

Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink tags along with Victoria James of New York City’s Piora as she navigates the ins and outs of a restaurant on a Friday from morning to night. 

 

Feb 13, 2017

We know that origin impacts the taste and quality of wine, but what about food? Wine Enthusiast Editors Layla Schlack and Nils Bernstein get to the bottom of how some of the world’s foods are impacted by the place in which they’re made.

Feb 2, 2017

We talk with André and Tenaya Darlington, authors of “Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love.” Also, a visit to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for a dish and cocktail inspired by “LA LA Land.” 

Jan 18, 2017

In this episode we drop in on Eduardo Porto Carreiro, beverage director of Untitled restaurant at the Whitney Museum in New York City, to learn more about the real-life roller coaster of running a high-profile wine program in one of the city’s hottest new restaurants. 

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