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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.

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.

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