Episode 105: Thomas Jefferson’s Wine, W25’s Second Podcastiversary, and an Official Cocktail

Episode 105: Thomas Jefferson’s Wine, W25’s Second Podcastiversary, and an Official Cocktail One hundred and five straight weeks of drinking and getting behind a microphone require celebratory drinks and a custom cocktail. This week we also pay homage to one of our founding fathers who revered wine as much as we do. While offering up Read More …

Episode 100: Celebrating With Wine, History and Your Voice! Show Notes, Clips, Goodies

Episode 100: Celebrating With Wine, History and Your Voice!  This week we are celebrating 100 episodes with a glance back at the state of the wine world 100 years ago. After a quick look at the 1917 vintage we give a Wino Radar nod to the future with an historic US winery celebrating 100 years. Read More …

Episode 99: Italy Flashback! Winery Tour With Steph While We Were at PME17

Episode 99: Italy Flashback! Winery Tour With Steph While Val and Steph are still soaking up the Florida sun, you are invited to a private winery tour in Italy at Scacciadiavoli with Steph! You get to hear about chasing the devils, while we get back to drinking like superheroes – or heroines.     During Read More …

Episode 98: A quick “shot” of beverage & glass history

Steph and Val Can’t Come to the Mic Right Now … but we’ll return your calls for wine edutainment as soon as possible! This micro-episode will make you wonder, “Where did the term shot glass come from?” And, perhaps, “Will Val and Steph manage to stay off YouTube – or the police blotter – in Read More …

Episode 89: A Fun, Festive, and Freaky Little Wine Factoid

Steph and Val are scurrying around this week like caffeinated elves. Before we sign off for the week we wanted to take a minute (or 10) to wish you all a sparkly holiday season. However or wherever you are celebrating, we hope there’s something beautiful in your glass. Feel free to share your joy on Read More …

Episode 88: Beaujolais Reindeer Games

There’s more to Beauj than Nouveau, you know. And Beaujolais is more than just the gamay. This week we rap the villages and the crus, and jam this episode with factoids you can use. From Irish moonshine to drinking podcast fun, there’s something here for everyone (over 21, of course). This is our last full 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 83: Back from Italy, a Brunello Brief & a Bottle of Whiskey

  Steph & Val are back behind the mic and in the same time zone. We have cocktails, a little Brunello banter, talk history and what makes this wine one of Italy’s finest, while Steph shares some of things she learned in Montalcino. Val breaks out her new Irish whiskey … and shares … and 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 79: Wine Life and Legacy With Violet Grgich

Grgich Hills Estate Co-Proprietor & Vice President for Operations and Sales, Violet Grgich, shares part of her day with the W25 ladies as well as priceless accounts of family history, philosophy and wise wine words. Her beautifully told stories will surely make you smile and have you planning your next trip to either stomp grapes Read More …