Episode 111: The Millennial Wine Mind With Andrew

  Episode 111: The Millennial Wine Mind and Market     Wine guru and certified sommelier Andrew Villarreal is on hand for a Millennial Moment to give us some insight into the Millennial wine mind. We’re chatting over bourbon, beer, and some serious amber wine, while discovering how the wine market is evolving in response Read More …

Episode 109: A Trepat and Alicante Grape Gab and a bit o’ Bubbly Banter

Episode 109: A Trepat and Alicante Grape Gab and a bit o’ Bubbly Banter We’re spending some time in the wine glasses this week with some bubbly banter to find that Steph and Val share a similar South African sparkling wine story. Then it’s time lay down a double dose of grape gab about Alicante Read More …

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 106: Girls Gone Grape!

Episode 106: Girls Gone Grape! Robin Salls, founder of Girls Gone Grape (GGG), joins us on World Malbec Day. We chat wine, women, adventures, haikus, cocktails, and more. We share the story of GGG, upcoming trips to Tuscany and beyond, as well as climate change and extinct grapes. Yes, it’s all here, including some epic Read More …

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 104: When Wine Makes You Sick: Myths, Science, Wee Beasties and Demons

Episode 104: When Wine Makes You Sick: Myths, Science, Wee Beasties and Demons Steph and Val are answering a Burning Wine Question this week, and also launching an information session about the commonly demonized sulfites. There are many reasons for different reactions to different wines, so we address biogenic amines or proteins, “wee beasties,” and Read More …

Episode 103: Whiskey Chat With Suzanne Redmond of Cask Magazine (Show Notes)

Episode 103: Whiskey Chat With Suzanne Redmond of Cask Magazine Direct from Dublin, Ireland – via Cambeltown, Scotland – Features Editor for Cask Magazine, Suzanne (Suzi) Redmond, joins the ladies of W25 to fill us in on the hottest things under the Irish whiskey sun. A writer and contributor to the Malt Whiskey Year Book Read More …

Episode 102: Shades of Gray – A Grape Gab About Pinot Gris (Show Notes)

Episode 102: Shades of Gray – A Grape Gab About Pinot Gris Our version of March Madness is having a Grape Gab about the gray – or grey – grape known as Pinot Gris – or Grigio. We talk about what it is, what it isn’t, wine styles, and share a little story about a Read More …

Episode 97: Hungry for Wine With Cathy Huyghe (Show Notes, Bio, Links, Photos)

Episode 97: Hungry for Wine With Cathy Huyghe Forbes writer and author of the book Hungry for Wine: Seeing the world through the lens of a wine glass, Cathy Huyghe, joins the ladies of Wine Two Five this week! We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation about her book, new Enolytics wine consumer data project, the Read More …

Episode 91: Wining and Winning in 2017

Happy sipping New Year! There are new wines, new hashtags, new factoids, new patrons, new contests and new promotions. Needless to say, we are looking forward to a new year of wine fun! We also announce our giveaway winners and our #W25Challenge winner from the 4th quarter of 2016. So much to enjoy, so pour Read More …