What We’re Tasting is a weekly podcast from Wine Enthusiast. Three highly rated wines are the focus of each episode, providing a jumping off point for deeper discussion of a country, region, grape, producer, and style. Our expert guests will entertain and educate, adding personal insight and experience to help you increase your wine knowledge. We’ll also go beyond the bottle to discuss food pairing, wine country travel, and trends.
Chilean Wine is a Showcase of Vast Variety and Surprising Styles
Moving beyond workhorse bottles, you'll find a country full of distinct regions and a broad range of grapes. Explore Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and more Chilean wine. With Michael Schachner
@3:56 Valdivieso 2014 Caballo Loco Grand Cru Limari Syrah (Limarí Valley)
@8:05 Undurraga 2015 T.H. Terroir Hunter Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon (Maipo Valley)
@15:00 Maquis 2011 Franco Cabernet Franc (Colchagua Valley)
The Finger Lakes Showcase Stunning Scenery and Serious Wines
If you’re looking for a new wine destination, add the Finger Lakes to your list. From sublime and varied Rieslings to fresh reds, this cool-climate region in upstate New York has plenty for everyone.
@5:10 Hermann J. Wiemer 2016 Estate Bottled and Grown Dry Riesling (Seneca Lake)
@8:30 Sheldrake Point 2017 Dry Estate Bottled Rosé (Finger Lakes)
@12:40 Damiani 2016 Sunrise Hill Vineyards Lemberger (Finger Lakes)
Greek Wines Offer Ancient Wonders and Modern Flair
It's got a long, storied history, but Greek wines still deserve more attention from today's curious drinker. Explore islands, indigenous grapes, and must-try reds.
Exploring Texas Wines from High Plains to Hill Country
While the East and West Coast get the lion's share of attention, it's time to focus Texas. It's an exciting time to be making, and drinking, wines from the state. Explore the landscape, get to know the grapes, and find out which local bottles pair best with barbecue.
@4:50 Llano Estacado 2017 Signature Rosé (Texas)
@18:18 Haak 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Texas High Plains)
@17:18 Messina Hof 2014 Paulo Limited Edition Red (Texas)
Washington Red Blends Take Wine's Center Stage
Whether the blends are Bordeaux, Rhône-style, or something completely unique, Washington is serving notice that its red wines made from a mix of grapes are world-class.
With Contributing Editor Sean Sullivan
@5:25 Underground Wine Project 2015 Idle Hands Red (Red Mountain)
@12:11 Buty 2014 Columbia Rediviva Phinny Hill Vineyard Red (Horse Heaven Hills)
@16:37 La Rata 2014 Red (Walla Walla Valley (WA))
Embracing Lodi Wines, Unique Grapes and Ancient Vines
In this episode Jameson speaks with Wine Enthusiast contributing editor Jim Gordon about how Zinfandel reigns supreme in the eyes of many, but Lodi wines are astonishingly diverse.
@4:48 Klinker Brick 2017 Albariño (Lodi)
@8:08 Scotto Family Cellars 2017 Dry Sangiovese Rosé (Lodi)
@14:18 Jessie's Grove 2015 Ancient Vine Carignane (Lodi)