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.
Episode 77: California Cool-Climate Syrah
Nearly every winemaker, sommelier and critic agrees on one thing: Syrah from cool-climate sites makes for some of the most interesting wines in the world. This episode explores that reality, showcasing bottles that are good examples and producers who push the envelope. Join Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann in conversation with renowned California Syrah winemakers Bob Lindquist and Nicole Bertotti Pope.
Episode 76: Best Buys for the Holidays
It’s that time of year, when we’re all looking for the best wines to buy, share, drink and gift, all without breaking the bank. We’ve got you covered for all your holiday wine-shopping needs with the Top 100 Best Buys of 2020, our list of the best accessible and available value-minded wines to snap up today. In this episode, we dive into what made the cut this year with Wine Enthusiast Tasting Director Alexander Peartree.
Episode 75: Wine Myths Debunked—Take 3
Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo asks members of our tasting panel to tackle more of the toughest wine myths out there today, confirming what's true and noteworthy versus what's utter BS and utterly forgettable.
Episode 74: The Craftsmanship of Whisky Distilling (40 Under 40 of 2020 Series – Part 4)
From small batch to large scale, there’s serious skill required to consistently distill quality spirits of any category, so what truly is the difference between craft and commercial? Associate Managing Editor of Print Layla Schlack speaks with industry insiders Elizabeth McCall, Samara B. Davis and Tim Wiggins to get the lowdown.
Episode 73: New Spaces in the Drinks World (40 Under 40 of 2020 Series – Part 3)
Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo speaks with two of this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, Cristie Norman and Will Blackmon, about covering new ground and finding unique opportunities in the evolving wine and drinks worlds, from shifts in wine education and hospitality to new curation modules and beyond.
Episode 72: The Changing Tides of Craft Beer (40 Under 40 of 2020 Series – Part 2)
Beer Editor John Holl speaks with Ashleigh Carter, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Bierstadt Lagerhaus, and Marcus Baskerville, Head Brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing Company, two professional brewers from this year's 40 Under 40 list, about the shifting American craft beer landscape, from changing dynamics in education and inclusion to trends in stylistic preference and consumption.