Episode 108: Wine, Bottles & Branding With Cynthia Sterling

Episode 108: Wine, Bottles and Branding With Cynthia Sterling Cynthia is the Principal and Creative Director of Sterling Creativeworks, a strategy, branding and design agency. She joins us this week to talk to us about wine labels, and what goes on behind the scenes of wine brands. We learn about what must be on a Read More …

Episode 107: Thirsty Nest and a Glacially Cool Factoid

Episode 107: Thirsty Nest and a Glacially Cool Factoid Jacqueline Strum, Wine Enthusiast’s Director of New Business Development, gives us the 411 on the new Thirsty Nest Wine and Spirits Registry. We also learned a little about Glacier Wine, an upcoming book about wine from the French Alps, and other cool things on the wine Read More …

Episode 87: All I Want for Christmas is Wine … and Stinky Cheese in My Stocking.

The sounds of our favorite wine things are ringing in the holiday season. We’ve had to shake up our schedule a bit and get all snow globe up in here, but when the glitter settled packed this show with goodies galore. We’re chatting our favorite wine things, cheap things and fine things – from flippity-flip, Read More …

Episode 84: The Best Wine I Ever Had

We’re pumped up to sit down to some Champagne chatter with our third quarter #W25Challenge winner! Michelle Miller, CSW, CS, from Reno is in the house, she just happens to work for a Champagne house, and she shares her life-changing wine moment. In this episode we dig into some historical and other fun nuggets of Read More …

Episode 81: Uncorking the Caucasus With Exotic Wine Travel!

Dr. Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan are authors of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia and this week they joined us from ArmAs Winery in Armenia. Charine and Matthew tell the most incredible stories about wine travels through less-explored regions, like Serbia, and share a plethora of #W25Challenge fodder for Read More …

Episode 80: Having a Harvest Ball, Grape Burglars & Baboons

We had an absolute ball this week with our banter back and forth across the Atlantic. Steph is still toodling around Italy, and Val admits that owning a vineyard would make her break out in hives. From harvest talk and male somms modeling designer table cloths (hey, we don’t make this stuff up), to baboons Read More …

Episode 77: Chardonnay Grape Gab and Giddyup!

Chardonnay’s rep gets a grape-over from the W25 gals this week as we do a deeper dive into what is often called “the wine maker’s grape.” There’s good reason for this, and you may be surprised at all the ways you can Chardonnay. Another factoid-palooza along with some juice for the #W25Challenge is on deck Read More …

Episode 73: New Zealand Wine, Part 1 – More Than Bungee Jumping

This week we are chatting with Celia Hay, Owner of New Zealand School of Food and Wine. She generously shared some of her country’s finest wines with us, as well as incredible stories. As a child waiting tables for her parents’ dinner parties for dignitaries she learned to appreciate fine food that led to her Read More …

Episode 69: All in the Wine Family

Author Suzanne Hoffman chats with us this week to talk about her new book, Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte. She shares some great stories and insight on how she was able to bring these precious stories to paper. Anyone that loves and appreciates great Italian wines will certainly fall in love with Read More …

Episode 66: Speaking Wine With Karen MacNeil

Karen MacNeil has won an Emmy as well as James Beard and International Wine and Spirits awards, and this week she joins the Wine Two Five Podcast ladies from Napa. You may know her as author of the best-selling Wine Bible, and TIME Magazine calls her “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” She was generous with Read More …