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 98: Why is IPA so Unstoppable? (40 Under 40 of 2021 Series - Part 2)
Above all other established styles, all of the trends, all of the brewer wishes, the India pale ale remains the best-selling style in the craft beer space. Why is it so popular and why is it seemingly unstoppable?
Beer Editor John Holl speaks with three people from this year’s 40 Under 40 list—Lisa Allen of Heater Allen Brewing, Bill Shufelt of Athletic Brewing, and Doug Veliky of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL—about the good, the bad and the in between on all things IPA.
Episode 97: The Power of Social Media in Wine (40 Under 40 of 2021 Series - Part 1)
In this episode, Associate Managing Editor Emily Saladino speaks with 40 Under 40 honorees Shanika Hillocks and Isis Daniel about the role of social media in wine business and culture. What makes for compelling social content in the wine world, and how can wine companies, professionals and casual drinkers better harness the power of Instagram, TikTok and beyond? Hillocks and Daniel share tips from their work as social media experts and discuss where they see social wine communities headed.
Episode 96: Love Hard Seltzer? Have We Got a Wine for You!
Over the past few years, hard seltzer has taken over the drinks world. Has the bubble burst? Or, is it about to take a different shape?
Say hello to wine-based seltzers. While most hard seltzers are made from fermented sugars, specifically malt, these drinks use wine as a boozy base. And more winemakers are getting into the seltzer game.
To explore this space, Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo speaks with Andrew Nelson, Managing Partner and President at War Room Cellars.
Episode 95: There's No Better Time to Drink South African Wine
A lot has happened in the South African wine industry over the past year-plus. It has faced multiple starts and stops to alcohol sale, transport and export. Simultaneously, the country has maintained international relationships and further honed-in on its own brand, leading to improved quality overall.
Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo catches up on the current state of South African wine with Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager for trade group WOSA USA as well as author of the book The Wines of South Africa.
Episode 94: Summer 2021 Outdoor "Entertaining"
In this episode, we take a look at how to make summer entertaining extra special this year. Associate Managing Editor of Print Layla Schlack talks to Cory Holt, a sommelier with Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Bridges Wine Culture consulting, and Tahiirah Habibi, founder of Hue Society and a previous 40 Under 40 honoree, about crowd-pleasing bottles that go with anything you might be serving at your barbecue or picnic, as well as what to bust out to make any summer gathering feel like a party.
Episode 93: The Current State of American Lagers
Though largely associated with big, international brewing companies, lagers are having a craft moment.
To tap into the trend, Beer Editor John Holl speaks with Todd DiMatteo of Good Word Brewing & Public House in Georgia, and Khristopher Johnson of Green Bench Brewery in Florida, about the current state of American craft lagers.
From familiar styles with new-age hops to collaborations that revive forgotten substyles, grab a pint of your favorite cold one and enjoy this lager lowdown.