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.
Tips for Wine travel with Travel Writer and Media Producer, Krista Simmons
Krista Simmons is a culinary travel writer and owner of the digital media company, Fork in the Road Media. She has been on TV shows like Top Chef Masters, Hell's Kitchen, The Today Show, and has written for Travel + Leisure, and the LA Times.
Krista has held jobs in the restaurant industry, traveled the world, & attended culinary school, but she is down to earth & in the show she shares great advice on wine travel, specifically in Santa Barbara, CA, which she covered for a piece in Conde Nast Traveler
The Grape Miniseries -- Gruner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner (GROOH-ner felt-LEEN-ah) is the main white grape of Austria. In this show we discuss its surprisingly recent rise to fame, its unusual origins, and its important place in wine. From young and fresh to full, silky and age worthy, Grüner is a grape that has it all. We take you through its assets and explain why it should be in your rotation, if it isn't already.
Ep 371: The Wines of Croatia
Croatia is a small country with great wine potential. With a 2,500-year history of winemaking, this beautiful nation has coast, islands, and inland hills, all with unique soil types that make its growing conditions unlike anywhere else. The four main regions make distinctive wines using indigenous grapes and although the industry is just getting back on its feet after a century of war, socialism, and poor viticulture, Croatia is a country on the ascent, and one you should know about!
Ep 370: Six (or Twelve) Unorthodox Wines for Spring
For this show, we discuss an unorthodox list of lovely reds and whites for spring. I can guarantee that most of these ideas you won't see on other lists! Etna from Sicily? Check. Chignin Bergeron from Savoie in France? Yup. If you're looking for a change from the norm and a great spring list, here it is!
Ep 369: The Greats -Sauternes and Barsac
Sauternes and Barsac, two small parts of Bordeaux, make some of the most famed sweet wines on the planet, and certainly some of the most expensive. We go in depth on these areas and talk about what makes them part of "The Greats" of the wine world.
Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines Icon of Australia's Boutique Wineries
Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines is one of the most famous winemakers in Australia. A native son of Gisbourne, where his family has lived for more than a century and a half, his vineyard is in Victoria, in the Macedon Ranges, an area less than an hour outside of Melbourne on the southern end of the Great Dividing Range. Michael makes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and cool climate Shiraz. He joins to share his passion for this magical region, and tell us about his wines, which many think are the best of Australia.
It is a great program. I am a Chinese speaker and my English is certainly not native. I still have a great time with the podcast.