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 90: Dinner is Poured – Wine Two Five 2016 Wrap-Up

In our last episode of the year we wrap up with listener favorites, highlights, and some of the not-so-shining “oopsie” moments. Let’s celebrate the end of a full and fabulous year of wine edu-tainment, guests, factoids and follies with the Wine Two Five Podcast! We hope you’ll pour a glass, sit back and giggle along Read More …

Episode 87: All I Want for Christmas is Wine … and Stinky Cheese in My Stocking.

The sounds of our favorite wine things are ringing in the holiday season. We’ve had to shake up our schedule a bit and get all snow globe up in here, but when the glitter settled packed this show with goodies galore. We’re chatting our favorite wine things, cheap things and fine things – from flippity-flip, Read More …

Episode 83: Back from Italy, a Brunello Brief & a Bottle of Whiskey

  Steph & Val are back behind the mic and in the same time zone. We have cocktails, a little Brunello banter, talk history and what makes this wine one of Italy’s finest, while Steph shares some of things she learned in Montalcino. Val breaks out her new Irish whiskey … and shares … and Read More …

Episode 80: Having a Harvest Ball, Grape Burglars & Baboons

We had an absolute ball this week with our banter back and forth across the Atlantic. Steph is still toodling around Italy, and Val admits that owning a vineyard would make her break out in hives. From harvest talk and male somms modeling designer table cloths (hey, we don’t make this stuff up), to baboons Read More …

Episode 77: Chardonnay Grape Gab and Giddyup!

Chardonnay’s rep gets a grape-over from the W25 gals this week as we do a deeper dive into what is often called “the wine maker’s grape.” There’s good reason for this, and you may be surprised at all the ways you can Chardonnay. Another factoid-palooza along with some juice for the #W25Challenge is on deck Read More …