A podcast for people who like wine but not the snobbery that goes with it. We talk about wine in a fun, straightforward, normal way to get you excited about it and help you drink better, more interesting stuff. The Wine For Normal People book is available on Amazon! Back catalog available at http://winefornormalpeople.libsyn.com.
The World of Online Wine Auctions with WineBid CEO Russ Mann
WineBid is the largest online auction site for wine and it's been around for 25 years. In this show, Russ Mann, CEO of WineBid, breaks down the entire wine auction market – from live -scratching-your-nose-to-bid events, to charity auctions, to online auctions. I can’t tell you how much I learned from this show and how excited I am to start bidding and buying wine on their site. I was hesitant before but I think I can do this -- you should listen and you'll feel the same!
Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings Revisited
We scoured the internet to find commonly recommended pairings, so we could actually try them and tell you if any of these things actually work. Much like our prior episode, the news isn’t great, but we did find a few diamonds in the rough, including an extremely surprising combo that I thought could be lethal! Patrons Kelsey and Colby Eliades guest host with me to power through this episode and sum up the things we learned about candy pairings – what works, what doesn’t, and why!
Walla Walla, Washington's Caprio Cellars and Its Estate Wines
In this episode we discuss Caprio Cellars, which makes wines from estate vineyards in the Walla Walla AVA of eastern Washington. Owner and winemaker, Dennis Murphy talks about Walla Walla and the wines he makes mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from his 3 estate vineyards.
The conversation includes references to some of the seminal figures in the Walla Walla wine industry, so in the first part of the show, I discuss the 5 essential figures that built Walla Walla wine and why they are important.
After 10.5 years of doing the podcast I realized that we have never done an overview of Germany! Shame on me! Well, now we have.
This show is an overview of the most important things to know about Germany so you can buy and try the wines with confidence. From the industry, to climate and land, to regions, grapes, and classifications, we give you the 10,000 foot overview so you can get out there and buy and try wines from the historic country with some of the most awesome white wines on the planet.
A Trip to Vinho Verde and a Fresh Outlook on these Wines
This is an audio travel diary in a way -- it is bringing things we've covered in the past (Episode 291 has details not in this show) to real life application, since I just returned from a trip to the Vinho Verde region. After talking about a tasting of Ports at a few lodges, we discuss Vinho Verde. This show is not about the fizzy base tier wines, but about the premium wines that are single grape varieties, made with better grapes by meticulous winemakers. It's a new look at an old region!
The Greats -- Chablis
One of the greatest Chardonnays (and actually white wines) in the world comes from Chablis in the northern part of Burgundy. In this show we discuss this historic region and why it is capable of making the most distinctive, minerally, terroir-driven white wines made.
Great podcast, fun to listen to and covers some really interesting regions and topics in an approachable and listener friendly way.
Wonderful wonderful podcast
Absolutely love this podcast!!! Elizabeth you have an amazing gift in being able to communicate the wonderful world of wine in an interesting and fun way for all people to understand. I’m from Australia and only came across this podcast last week and I’m hooked. I listen to 2-3 episodes a day on my commute to work and I look forward to finishing the work day so I can tune in again. Totally love it when you get geeky/dorky and! Keep up the fabulous job
Dennis - Queensland, Australia
Awesome wine resource
Whenever there's anything I want to know more about in the wine world - regions, grape varieties, and everything in between - I always serach Wine for Normal People to see if Elizabeth has done an episode on it. She usually has, and it's always so good. An amazing resource for regular people who want to learn about what they're drinking!