Episode 110: Passion and Pinot – “Vertical” Book Review

Episode 110: Passion and Pinot – “Vertical“ Book Review Miles and Jack are at it again, and so are Steph and Val. This week we review Rex Pickett’s Vertical: Passion and pinot on the Oregon wine trail while cozying up to our glasses on a Tuesday morning. Alongside our little book babble about the Sideways 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 …