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 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 96: Wine Trippin’ on Aeration (Show Notes)

Episode 96: Wine Trippin’ on Aeration Why, when, and how do you subject your wine to an oxygen trip? It’s a question that gets asked often, and the answer can be somewhat controversial in many wine circles. We go there, while we allow our Factoid and Wino Radar segments go – well – everywhere. Pour Read More …

Episode 95: Wine Label Bottle Babble With the Side Hustle Wino (Show Notes, Links, Goodies!)

This week our final 2016 #W25Challenge winner and newly minted CSW, Cathie Schafer, joins the W25 party from Georgia! Also known as the Side Hustle Wino, Cathie lays some fresh perspective and poetic wine culture juju on us with respect to wine labeling. We get into “the weeds” (ha ha), draw a winner for our Read More …

Episode 94: Wine Lists and Fun Wine Finds (26 January Show Notes)

What makes a great wine list? There is no single great answer to this. However, navigating your way through restaurant selections shouldn’t be rocket science. In this episode we talk about the why and how of things you may encounter in a restaurant. Steph is gifted an Iconic Wine. Val is roaming around Rome. (Recorded Read More …

Episode 93: Grand Master Wine Geek, Yo.

  You may have those wine geek friends. You may be that wine geek friend. We may be those wine geeks who may have had a little too much fun with this episode. Either way, we’ve all experienced uncomfortable slurping and spitting situations. Steph and Val dive to the bottom of the spit bucket to Read More …

Episode 92: The Brains and the Beauty of a Bright Wine Idea

 Bright Cellars Co-Founder and CEO Richard Yao and Director of Operations Christie Lowe join the ladies of Wine Two Five this week to tell us how two MIT grads created a wine club that’s personalized for each wine drinker. Steph and Val gave it a try, and we were both sent selections customized for us. 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 …