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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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Sep 4, 2019

In this episode, Contributing Editor Matt Kettman sits down with Ian Adamo, owner of Somm's Kitchen in Paso Robles, California, to talk about why Rhône blends are becoming a local phenomenon, and what each unique variety brings to the final wine. 

Aug 22, 2019

Tasting Director Alexander Peartree talks to Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador to the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, and this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, about Cabernet Franc’s diversity and why it deserves your attention. 

Aug 3, 2019
Jul 21, 2019

Contributing Editor and Taster Anne Krebiehl explores the versatility of Crémant d'Alsace with master sommelier Eric Zwiebel. 

 

Jul 9, 2019

Did you know that Greek wine varieties like Limniona date back over 3,000 years and were written about by Homer and Aristotle, but almost became extinct? In this episode, Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor at Wine Enthusiast, talks with Kamal Kouiri, Wine Director of Molyvos an d Ousia restaurants in New York City, about the country’s oldest and most interesting ancient grapes, and tap some top protectors of vine history that are saving these national treasures.

Jun 23, 2019

Practically synonymous with Australia, Shiraz is the most well known varietal down under. Most people, however, know it as coming from one region and made in one style. But just as Australia is a far more diverse winemaking country than it's given credit for, so too is Aussie Shiraz. Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast contributing editor for Australia and New Zealand, talks with native Aussie Tim Harris, the owner of New York City's Burke and Wills and the Manhattan Cricket Club all about Shiraz.

Jun 9, 2019

Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann interviews Peter Stolpman, of Stolpman Vineyards, leading the natural, bright, fresh, chillable red wine trend.

May 29, 2019

Did you know that South African Chenin Blanc is the greatest wine to be in your glass this summer? Lauren Buzzeo, Managing Editor at Wine Enthusiast, talks to Sam Timberg, Co-founder and Managing Director of Meridian Prime, a U.S. importer that specializes in South African wine. They’ll discuss the history, versatility, top regions and producers, and tell you which ones you need to check out this summer.

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.

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.

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. 

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