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.
Barra of Mendocino Educates Us on Organic Farming, Mendocino, and the Economics of the North Coast
In this show Martha Barra, proprietor, and Randy Meyer, Winemaker, join from Barra of Mendocino. They share the 65 year history of Barra and talk about the true economics of Napa and Sonoma...and how they rely on Mendocino to make their wines. Randy, shares his journey from the chemical laden world of big wine to the world of organics. You may never learn more about the business of wine, the differences between regions nor the benefits of organic than you will here!
Mendocino is a large county north of Sonoma that spans one California’s largest, most diverse, and northernmost wine growing regions. Mendo producers make everything from sophisticated, earthy, cool climate Pinot Noir and Alsace varietals, to elegant sparkling wine to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. There is a myriad of climates, soils and especially elevations in Mendocino, and learning more will make you question why the wine isn't more available and known.
The Role of Alcohol in Wine
It’s the first show of our 10th year! WOW! This time we discuss the role alcohol plays in a glass of wine. As one of the four most important structural components of wine, alcohol can help make or break what is in your glass. We super dork out in this show, discussing everything from irrigation to yeast to reverse osmosis and taxes. A very nerdy way to start out 2021!
The Historic Champagne Lanson with Hervé Dantan, Cellarmaster
Founded in 1760 as the 4th Champagne house, Lanson is known for its fresh, acidic style (no malolactic fermentation). In this show, Hervé Dantan, cellarmaster and Champagne native, gives us a unique perspective. Rather than marketing and image, Hervé tells us how Champagne is truly made. He focuses a lot on the land and the vineyard. As the son of wine growers, his perspective is so very different from many in the region, who choose instead to focus on the process in the winery.
The 8 Holiday Wine Gifts for Wine Lovers (plus 5 wine gag gifts to make you laugh)
It's the end of the year and there's still time to get interesting and USEFUL gifts for the wine lovers in your life. We covered basics of glassware and gadgets in Ep 338, but this pod covers some cool gift ideas that aren't essentials but, rather, nice to haves (or just damn funny to know about in the case of the 5 gag gifts!).
Bordeaux's Médoc -- A New Look with Château La Cardonne's Magali Guyon
Magali Guyon has been the technical director/ winemaker of Château La Cardonne, the prestigious Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, for more than 20 years. We take a different look at the Médoc (the prestigious Left Bank of Bordeaux) and approach it as a proposition of growing and terroir – not of pretty chateaux and expensive wines. Magali helps us reframe the discussion of Bordeaux teaching us that Bordeaux is about the vineyard and the land, not the glitz and glamour that is too often emphasized.
I like this show so much. Found it about a month ago. Listened to ca 5 shows and love them. It is informative. Lots of details, knowledgeable guests but easy to understand. I’m not a sommelier but just a wine lover. But this gives you the information to slowly learn more about wine and enjoy it even more!