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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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Now displaying: 2018
Dec 5, 2018

Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa talks with a sommelier from a famous restaurant and a buyer from a major New York City wine retailer about upcoming beverage trends.

Nov 21, 2018

Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa, Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo and Tasting Director Alexander Peartree talk wine styles, origins, trends, ageability and more as we discuss our list of the year’s top wines, The Enthusiast 100 of 2018.

Nov 7, 2018

Contributing Editor Nils Bernstein speaks with winemakers from New York, Michigan and England on how their wines and winemaking overall is being influenced by global warming.

Oct 23, 2018

Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann interviews the innovative winemaker from Denner Vineyards about what’s behind this trend, plus Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa talks cellaring tips with a pro.

Oct 10, 2018

Contributing Editor Nils Bernstein discusses the science of wine and food pairing with a top NYC chef and sommelier, plus Spirits Editor Kara Newman chats with the owner of New York’s first CBD restaurant and bar.

Sep 25, 2018

Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo interviews two key individuals that have spearheaded South Africa’s remarkable Old Vine Project, plus we talk with pioneering vintners from Vienna and Alsace on the trending phenomena of Field Blends.

Sep 12, 2018

Wine Enthusiast contributing editors breakdown the beauty of American-made Pinot Noir, plus we talk with Blaine Ashley, Founder of NY Champagne week, about groundbreaking women who founded famous Champagne houses, and her new event dedicated to females working in fizz today.

Aug 29, 2018

We talk to the award-winning sparkling winemakers in England taking the wine world by storm, plus learn about the key German white varieties beyond Riesling from legendary wine importer Rudy Wiest.

Jun 12, 2018

We talk to second, third, and fourth-generation winemakers, and hear how they are keeping their family legacies alive. Plus, the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages” talks about how far back wine's lineage really goes. 

May 25, 2018

We’ll hear from winemakers working to quench your summer thirst, including one you music fans may very well recognize. Plus, we’ll meet a former London telecom executive who’s living his dream of making wines in France. And we’ll talk with an innovator who's changing the way we consume wine on-the-go. 

May 14, 2018

What does it take to become a certified sommelier, or a Master of Wine?  We’ll get tips from some pros.  Also, it’s no secret that the Master of Wine exam is notoriously difficult. We'll hear from one M-W who wasn't sure she'd pass the test.

May 2, 2018

We’ll bring you a medley of stories from the world of wine, and beyond. We’ll meet the tattoo artist who’s making his mark as a vintner. We’ll hear what it’s like to work the wine beat when you’re a mom-to-be. And if you fancy a cocktail made with shrubs or bitters, we’ll meet some of the artisans who handcraft these must-have ingredients.

Apr 18, 2018

With Earth Day around the corner, we’re paying tribute to the planet with a look at natural and eco-friendly wines.  We’ll learn how one of those bottles goes from the winery to your table.  Plus, the innovators working to conserve water in the wine and beer industries.

Apr 4, 2018

Just one-percent of the world’s surface is covered in volcanic soil, but more and more vineyards are cropping up on this ash-enriched earth. We’ll meet the man who’s heating up the volcanic-wine movement with an exciting annual event. We’ll find out why it isn’t just volcanic wine’s soil that’s complex. And we’ll hear from some of the most celebrated producers in this burgeoning wine movement.

Mar 20, 2018

In the second of our two-part series, we'll take you to the annual Women of the Vine and Spirits Global Symposium in NAPA. We’ll hear how women are working to change the face of the wine and spirits industry. We’ll meet the creator of the first luxury-spirits brand aimed at “the successful woman.”  And we’ll talk with a man working to engage other men in empowering women as leaders.

Mar 7, 2018

It’s National Women’s History Month, and in the first of our two-part series, we’re raising a glass to female trailblazers in the winemaking world, like the pioneer who headed both winemaking and business in the early days of a now-legendary California winery. Plus, getting up close and personal with the first black female vintner in South Africa. And, can’t get enough Willamette Valley Pinot Noir? We’ll hear from the Oregon native who’s been helming an award-winning cellar in the region for over a decade.

Feb 21, 2018

Craft distilleries are on the rise in the United States. This week, we’ll raise a glass to the Americans behind those small-batch stills Like the whiskey master whose wizardry is changing the face and taste of American single malts.  Plus, we’ll meet the team behind a brand new artisanal vodka with a twist And we’ll hear from U.S. Army veterans on a mission: to make world-class bourbon.

Feb 7, 2018

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we're pouring a big glass of love and desire with a side of chemistry. Looking to wow your date with the perfect wine order? We ask wine pros for their do's and don'ts. We dish with famed sexologist Pepper Schwartz about edible aphrodisiacs. Plus, a crash course in the chemistry of cocktails.

Jan 24, 2018

We’ll sip our way around the globe, with wine-fueled stops on three different continents.  We’ll visit Cape Town and meet a sommelier and winemaker on a mission.  Plus, we’ll get down and dirty with the Mosel Riesling harvest in Germany.  And, after wildfires raged through northern California last fall, we’ll hear about an all-hands-on-deck effort to Rebuild Wine Country.

Jan 10, 2018

New year… new format! We’re kicking off 2018 with an excitingly different taste and feel, as we take a look at wine and wellness.   Hitting the mat, and pouring a glass: we talk with the founder of New York’s Yoga Unwined about the intersection of vinyasa and vino.  A renowned Master of Wine talks about taking his last drink, and continuing a career in the industry.  And, if a little detox is among your New Year’s resolutions, we’ll show you how to do it stylishly and deliciously - with mocktails.  

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