100 episodes

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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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 107: It's No Big Deal if You Don't Drink

    Episode 107: It's No Big Deal if You Don't Drink

    If you or someone you know isn't drinking alcohol for any reason at all, you have options. The non-alcoholic drinks space is evolving.

    In this episode, Associate Managing Editor Emily Saladino explores non-alcoholic drinks culture with John deBary, a semi-retired bartender who is also an author, creator and CEO of Proteau, and cofounder and board president of Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation. They're joined by Dylan Garret, another semi-retired bartender and senior editor at Wine Enthusiast. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 106: Drink Resolutions for the New Year

    Episode 106: Drink Resolutions for the New Year

    There are countless ways to try and drink more adventurously in the year to come, including popping open precious bottles now; exploring new drink categories or emerging regions, varieties and styles; or learning more about the products you love and the people who make them.

    Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo talks with Tasting Director Alexander Peartree and Beer Editor John Holl about how we plan to drink better and broader in the year to come.

    • 37 min
    Episode 105: Cheers to a Bubbly New Year

    Episode 105: Cheers to a Bubbly New Year

    As the end of another year rapidly approaches, one seasonal drink seems to be top of everyone’s mind: Sparkling wine.

    But with so many types of bubbles to choose from, how do you know where to turn? From different production techniques and variety compositions to questions of food pairings and glassware, the possibilities seem near endless.

    In this episode, we talk about all things sparkling, including top picks and tips for bubbly bliss.

    • 49 min
    Episode 104: Don't Pair Wine and Food—Pair Wine and Mood

    Episode 104: Don't Pair Wine and Food—Pair Wine and Mood

    People love to talk about wine and food pairings, pairing complementary foods and invoking the tried-and-true mantra of “what grows together, goes together.”

    But maybe it’s time to take a fresh approach to pairings.

    Contributing Editor Virginie Boone taps Napa Valley-based wine consultant Jean Hoefliger for the best tips to pair wine and mood with a variety of personalities and occasions around the holiday season. Get ready to meet your perfect wine-mood match.

    • 33 min
    Episode 103: A Look at Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season

    Episode 103: A Look at Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season

    What makes a drink festive? What makes it unique, or holiday-worthy? Is it the ingredients? The history? The people you enjoy it with?

    Maybe it’s a little bit of everything.

    Spirits Editor Kara Newman speaks with beverage pros Jackie Summers and Joanna Carpenter about what makes a drink festive, including the traditions behind it, the people who make it, and how and with whom to best enjoy it.

    • 31 min
    Episode 102: When the Worlds of Wine and Beer Collide

    Episode 102: When the Worlds of Wine and Beer Collide

    Producers being known for just one thing is rapidly becoming a dated concept. “Beverage companies” is the new “it” term. While breweries diversifying their drink portfolios have become quite common, wine production is also finding a place in this new mixed-up world of wonder.

    In this episode, we venture down the path of blending beverage worlds. Beer Editor John Holl speaks with three winemakers who are beer-space adjacent to get the latest info on this exciting crossover space.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Syrah, episode w Bob Lindquist & Stollo Syrah

Great episode, insightful. I absolutely love CA SYRAH!!! Also a huge fan of Bob’s Dodgers’s Syrah! #ontheroadwithchuckcramer #podcast @mrcawine

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