In The Drink is a weekly podcast focused on better understanding the world of delicious alcoholic beverages through interviews with some of the most engaging people in the industry. It is hosted by Food & Wine Sommelier of the year and NY restaurant owner Joe Campanale. Who also happens to make a little wine in Italy himself, called Annona. Joe will be talking with winemakers, sommeliers, brewers, beverage directors, bartenders, distillers and journalists to hear first hand what goes in to making our favorite drinks.
Episode 224: Pascaline Lepeltier on Creating World-Class Wine Lists
This week In The Drink welcomes Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier. Pascaline grew up in the Loire Valley, so it almost seems like her career as a wine expert (and wine lover) was predestined.
Episode 223: Athena Bochanis of Palinkerie on Hungarian Wine
This week Joe talks to Athena Bochanis, founder and owner of Palinkerie, a company dedicated to bringing the wine culture of Hungary to the US.
Episode 222: Talia Baiocchi on Writing about Cocktails and Wine
This week on In The Drink, Joe welcomes back Talia Baiocchi.
Episode 221: Fred Niger of Domaine de l'Ecu
This week, Joe sits down with Fred Niger of Domaine de l'Ecu.
Episode 220: Antonio Benanti on His Volcanic Vineyard
"This week on In The Drink, Joe sits down with winemaker Antonio Benanti. Antonio and his twin brother Salvino run their family’s notable winery which sits on Sicily’s famed Mount Etna. The unique location on an active volcano not only gives a special lore to the wine, but also offers a unique terroir. Joe discusses the family history that shaped the Benanti vineyard and the particular challenges and rewards of growing wine on a volcano.
Episode 219: Rajat Parr on his Great Wines Field Guide
"This week Joe talks to Rajat Parr who is an acclaimed sommelier, winemaker and author...so there’s plenty talk about.
Especially Rajat’s hotly anticipated book 'The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe'. The book, described as “the first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste” is sure to be an essential guide to aspiring sommeliers, or anyone who just loves great wine. Joe dives in on the making of the book, and all the amazing wines that went into it. "