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Wine Enthusiast Podcast

Summary: The Wine Enthusiast Podcast takes you on a tantalizing trip into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Drink up engaging, behind-the-scenes stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors. In each episode, we explore emerging trends, provide educational tidbits, and introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment, and pour their beverage of choice. Inside every bottle is a story.

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 Episode 68: Greece's Island Wines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:52

Some of the most ancient and unique wines in the world are grown on Greece’s Ionian and Aegean islands. Wine Enthusiast Editor-In-Chief Susan Kostrzewa talks with Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis about top varieties and producers, tapping the often incredible history of the vineyards and grapes and what makes these wines so special.

 Episode 67: Old Vines and New Blood on California's Central Coast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:44

Old vines are undoubtedly an "it" thing in the wine world. On California's Central Coast, a younger generation of winemakers are rediscovering old-vine hotspots, particularly around the Monterey and San Benito Counties, and making can't-miss wines. This episode of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast features a conversation with Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann and winemaker and old-vine advocate Ian Brand.

 Episode 66: Hard Seltzer Hits the Brewing World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:27

There's no doubt that hard seltzer took the drinks world by storm, but what's next for this hot category? Craft, of course. Taking the trend to the next level, we tap Jamie Floyd and Daniel Sharp of Ninkasi Brewing to speak about why hard seltzer's next move is to enter the world of craft brewing.

 Episode 65: Leading Lights—Aussie Reds Bucking the Big-Boned Stereotype | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:25

Sun-soaked Australia may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for lithe, light-bodied reds, but in a land as vast and diverse as Oz, cool-climate regions abound, as do acidity-loving producers of all shapes and sizes looking to lighten things up. Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talks with Aussie wine writer, judge and journalist Mike Bennie about the lighter side of Australian red wine.

 Episode 64: California Sparkling Wine Gets Serious | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:42

Join us for a bubbly conversation on the state of all things sparkly in California, especially in Napa and Sonoma. Contributing Editor Virginie Boone taps Napa native and wine-industry vet Paula Kornell on why regional sparkling wine is on the rise and who is making some of the best.

 Episode 63: Wine Myths Debunked—Take Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:48

To kickoff new episodes of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast, host and Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo asks members of our Tasting Panel to tackle some of the toughest wine myths out there today, confirming what's true and noteworthy versus what's utter BS and what's utterly forgettable. 

 Episode 62: Excellent Red Wines of Austria | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:40

Contributing Editor Anne Krebiehl talks with Lance Foyster, Master of Wine and co-owner of U.K. importing company Clark Foyster, about Austria’s red grapes and what you need to know about these lovely and seductive wines.

 Episode 61: Bargain Bordeaux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:00

European Editor Roger Voss sits down with Françoise Lannoye, President of the Côtes de Bordeaux, to discuss the importance and affordability of wines produced in these appellations, and reveals three wines under $30 worth buying now.

 Episode 60: New Zealand Beyond Sauvignon Blanc | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:06

Christina Pickard, our contributing editor for Australia and New Zealand, sits down with Christopher Tanghe, award-winning master sommelier and chief instructor for GuildSomm, to talk about the rich and diverse wines of New Zealand beyond Sauvignon Blanc.

 Episode 59: Diverse Styles of Russian River Pinot Noir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:49

Virginie Boone, W.E.’s Contributing Editor for California, talks to Matt Coyne, sommelier at Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in the Russian River Valley, about the Valley’s excellent and diverse Pinot Noir.

 Episode 58: Rhône Blends Rise in Paso Robles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:13

In this episode, Contributing Editor Matt Kettman sits down with Ian Adamo, owner of Somm's Kitchen in Paso Robles, California, to talk about why Rhône blends are becoming a local phenomenon, and what each unique variety brings to the final wine. 

 Episode 57: New York State of Wine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:12

Tasting Director Alexander Peartree talks to Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador to the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, and this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, about Cabernet Franc’s diversity and why it deserves your attention. 

 Episode 56: Sonoma Rosé on the Rise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:09

California Contributing Editor Virginie Boone talks with Rodney Strong's Winemaker, Justin Seidenfeld, about the region's rosés, how they're growing in popularity and why they're here to stay.

 Episode 55: Drink the other go-to fizz of the French | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:34

Contributing Editor and Taster Anne Krebiehl explores the versatility of Crémant d'Alsace with master sommelier Eric Zwiebel. 

 Episode 54: Ancient Greek Wines for the Modern Drinker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:05

Did you know that Greek wine varieties like Limniona date back over 3,000 years and were written about by Homer and Aristotle, but almost became extinct? In this episode, Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor at Wine Enthusiast, talks with Kamal Kouiri, Wine Director of Molyvos an d Ousia restaurants in New York City, about the country’s oldest and most interesting ancient grapes, and tap some top protectors of vine history that are saving these national treasures.


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