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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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Nov 15, 2023

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Nov 7, 2023

Writer at large, Christina Pickard sat down with Maureen Downey, to discuss the latest on one of the largest wine fraud cases in modern history. In 2013, Rudy Kurniawan was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling millions of dollars in fake rare vintages.

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Nov 1, 2023

Future 40 Tastemaker Marie Cheslik shares how education and community can help overcome barriers and get more people comfortable around wine.

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Oct 18, 2023

Future 40 Tastemaker Martha Cisneros Paja, founder of the Latinas Wine Club, shares how education and empowerment can open doors to a more inclusive wine industry.

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Oct 4, 2023

The the first in our 3-part series highlighting some of this year’s Future 40 Tastemakers,we sit down with Alice Achayo, who founded The Wine Linguist, a consulting company created to educate wine professionals and drinkers to broaden how they think and talk about wine.

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Sep 20, 2023

The story of climate change is not just one of elevated temperatures. Smoke taint, droughts, frost, flooding, hailstorms and excessive rainfall all are impacting the vineyards. And the impact of wine production is becoming more obvious. So, just how is it affecting wine production? 

This week, Editor Jacy Topps sat down with Steve Peck to discuss. Peck is the VP of winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines in Paso Robles, California, in which he oversees the full portfolio. 

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Sep 6, 2023

Orange wine is still a bit of an enigma, despite the style being centuries-old. So, Wine Enthusiast editor, Jacy Topps sat down with Doreen Winkler to discuss all things orange wine. Doreen Winkler is a sommelier, orange wine expert and the founder of Orange Glou, the only brick and mortar wine retail shop in the world solely dedicated to the category.

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Aug 23, 2023

This week we’re highlighting the amazing world of Portuguese wine. Author and Wine Enthusiast’s Spanish wine reviewer, Mike DeSimone sat down with John Sumners to discuss one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world. 

Sumners is a freelance wine writer and California and Portugal wine specialist based in Lisbon. He is also the author of There’s More Than Port In Portugal: The Unpretentious Guide to Portuguese Wine.

 

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Aug 9, 2023

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Jul 26, 2023

In this episode, Jacy Topps sits down with Laura Silverman and Emily Heintz to discuss the NA culture in the beverage space. Laura is the founder of Zero Proof Nation, a platform highlighting non-alcoholic beverages and the culture driving their growth. And Emily is the founder of Sèchey, a retail bottle shop in Charleston, specializing in no-low-alcohol beverages.

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Jul 12, 2023

Fourth-generation winemaker Jake Bilbro discusses the benefits of his new sustainable wine brand, Revelshine and how it's shaking up the canned- wine category. 

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Jun 28, 2023

Peter Mondavi Jr, third-generation co-proprietor of Charles Krug Winery and Jeremy Carter, winemaker and founding partner of Tarpon Cellars sit down to dicuss what the future may hold for the iconic region. 

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Jun 14, 2023

Award-winning author Jon Bonné discusses his newly released book The New French Wine and what’s changing throughout one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world.

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Jun 7, 2023

Writer at large and spirit’s reviewer, Kara Newman chats with Ali Bolourchi to discuss the rise of caviar throughout the U.S. Ali Bolourchi is the owner of Tsar Nicoulai, a sturgeon ranch in Wilton California, right outside of Sacramento. Sacramento County produces most of the caviar made in the United States.

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May 17, 2023

The 80s was an important decade for wine in the U.S. It was also an important time for Wine Enthusiast Companies because the magazine was launched in the decade.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the magazine, not only did the print team create an amazing May issue, which is out now, managing print editor John Capone sat down with, chairman and cofounder of Wine Enthusiast Companies, Adam Strum to discuss the transformative decade.

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May 3, 2023

What is rosé? Where did it come from? How is it produced, and why is the trendy category not dying down? I sat down with Katherine Cole to discuss the diverse category.

Cole is a wine writer, executive producer and host of the James Beard award-winning podcast, The Four Top and author of the book Rosé All Day: The Essential Guide to Your New Favorite Wine

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Apr 19, 2023

Certification programs can be a great experience for those who want to learn more about wine. However, to make wine more accessible, the wine community has been questioning traditional educational programs as they currently are.

With pricey courses and curriculum rooted in Eurocentric language, are certification programs creating barriers in the industry? Will expanding how we view education remove some of those barriers? We sat down with Layla Schlack and Larissa Dubose to discuss the wine education landscape.

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Apr 5, 2023

From permitted varieties and grape yields to hand-picked harvests, CEO of Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Mathieu Billecart gives insight into the world-renowned region.

 

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Mar 22, 2023

Whether you’re in media, sales, winemaking or the public relations sector, the wine industry can be intense. So, this week, we’re taking on work-life balance. 

Is there such a thing or are they buzzwords? We sat down with Rebecca Hopkins to find out. Hopkins is a PR and communication specialist, who has worked in wine for nearly 30 years. In 2018, she launched A Balanced Glass, an online community providing tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in the beverage industry.

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Mar 8, 2023
Wine Enthusiast presents a special presentation of its new true crime podcast. Follow the podcast at https://winemag.com/vinfamous-podcast or anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Join us every other week as we delve into the twists and turns behind the all-time most shocking wine crimes. For more content from Wine Enthusiast, visit winemag.com.
 
 
*Heads up. This episode talks about murder and suicide and might not be suitable for all listeners. 
Mar 8, 2023

 

What is TikTok? How does it work? And why is the wine community successfully jumping on the bandwagon? Editor Jacy Topps chats with Amanda McCrossin to find out. McCrossin is a certified sommelier and former wine director, and she has amassed nearly two hundred thousand followers on the platform in a short amount of time.

 

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Feb 22, 2023

NBA-champion Tony Parker shares why he chose to team up with entrepreneur and vintner Michel Reybier—and what he drinks the most.

 

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Feb 8, 2023

This week we sat down with 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and his long-time business partner and entrepreneur, Asani Swan. Together, they co-founded The Seventh Estate VII(N), a new global wine label.

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Feb 1, 2023

Jason Wise of SOMM TV and editor Jacy Topps of Wine Enthusiast tell the story of a 270 year old vine in a very unlikely place that has the amazing distinction of being the oldest vine still making wine. 

The story starts with the arrival of Mission grapes and ends with several talented winemakers in Los Angeles collaborating to keep history alive. 

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Jan 25, 2023

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