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 83: Put a (Better) Cork In It
Cork closures are nothing new in the world of wine, but thankfully, the techniques and technology being used to make them more consistently reliable is. In honor of our The New Now issue, we’re getting a little geeky and diving deep with some real cork dorks. Contributing Editor Sean Sullivan talks to Carlos de Jesus and Dr. Paulo Lopes from Amorim, the world’s largest cork producer, and Denis van Roey and Stéphane Vidal from Vinventions, producers of Nomacorc.
Episode 82: A Wine Lover’s Guide to Mezcal
In this episode, Spirits Editor Kara Newman speaks with mezcal experts and Agave Road Trip podcast cohosts Lou Bank and Salvador “Chava” Peribán about the wonderfully complex and absolutely delicious world of mezcal and agave heritage spirits, including production and product insight, why the concept of terroir is not just for grapes, and which terms and bottles you should be seeking out now.
Episode 81: What's Next for Craft Beer in 2021
Still grappling with the global pandemic and all of the business shifts that have resulted, we have a candid conversation with multiple beer industry pros about what the year ahead holds for craft beer, and what it means for what's in your glass.
Episode 80: New Year, New Wine Beginnings
A New Year calls for new beginnings, and what better (or tastier) way to explore those opportunities than with wine resolutions to drink outside the box. Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo and Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talk about how they're going to imbibe more thoughtfully and adventurously in 2021 to be the best wine lovers they can possibly be, with tips and tricks to actually execute their New Year wine goals.
Episode 79: How Much Should You Spend on Sparkling Wine, Really?
Why do budget-minded wine pros always choose Cava over Prosecco? Are big-brand Champagnes really worth the hype? Associate Managing Editor of Digital Emily Saladino breaks down what constitutes a good investment in sparkling wine and why, all with the help of Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent for Axios, and Tonya Pitts, sommelier and Champagne Master candidate.
Episode 78: At Home for the Holidays
Just because your holidays may be celebrated a little differently this year doesn’t mean you can't do it up right. No matter where you are and who you're with—even if that's just yourself—we have the tips to keep your days merry and bright and full of delicious wine and food.