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 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 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 …

Episode 68: Do Bianchi, Per Favore

Author, Italian translator, wine historian, writer and rocker Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. joins the W25 ladies this week to share Italian wine adventures around the world. In this episode we get the 411 on what Sir Elton John has to do with Barolo, learn about the allure of Franciacorta, and get a little grape gab on Read More …

Episode 45: Grape Gab – Viognier, the Grape of The Day. Yo.

Episode 45: Grape Gab – Viognier, The Grape of The Day. Yo. The wine, the where, the legend, and factoids galore are all part of our fun exploration of the Viognier grape which sometimes, let’s be honest, just doesn’t get enough love. We talk about where it came from, where it grows now, and what Read More …