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 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 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 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 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 101: Breakfast Beer With Amanda from the Great Beer Adventure Podcast!

Episode 101: Beer, it’s not just for breakfast anymore!  What is a breakfast beer? Amanda Doughty from the Great Beer Adventure Podcast joins us for a morning happy hour to fill us in on this whole breakfast beer thing. During a witty poolside conversation Amanda lays down some righteous 411 that will help you drink Read More …