Wine Podcasts from GuildSomm with various guests.
Argentina with Amanda Barnes
In this episode, Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe chats with Amanda Barnes about what's new and exciting in Argentine wine. Amanda’s new book, “The South America Wine Guide,” offers a comprehensive look at the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. It explores not only regions and producers but also cuisines and places of interest. The book is available in both print and digital versions at southamericawineguide.com.
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Tasting with GuildSomm: Blind Wine with Ryan Robinson
In this episode of the Tasting with GuildSomm series, longtime member Ryan Robinson speaks with Emily Nixon about the development of his blind tasting methods, how to find mentors and study groups, and how be became the first Idaho resident to pass the CMS Advanced Exam. Ryan also leads a blind tasting of one wine; can you discern the grape, region, and vintage based on Ryan's description? We hope you enjoy this new series. Leave us a comment and review wherever you get your podcasts. Cheers!
Champagne and the Ruinart Challenge
In this episode, Chris Tanghe hosts Ruinart Chef de Cave, Frédéric Panaïotis. They discuss the storied past of the Ruinart estate within the broader context of Champagne's history, as well as how the region continues to develop as its producers look to the future. Frédéric also gives a preview of this year's Ruinart Challenge lecture, centered on the topic of cork.
All active GuildSomm members are welcome to apply to the Ruinart Challenge. We're still accepting applications for these events in Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Check www.guildsomm.com for more information on how to apply before June 13.
Tasting with GuildSomm: Why Do We Blind Taste?
We're adding a regular tasting series to the GuildSomm podcast! In addition to our monthly wine topics, we'll be releasing monthly podcast episodes devoted to theme of tasting. We'll cover a wide spectrum of tasting subjects, including blind tasting study methods, challenging comparatives, full-length tasting sessions with GuildSomm members, and more.
To kick off the first episode in this new series, Director of Education MS Chris Tanghe introduces GuildSomm's new Executive Director, Jenny Hemmer. They discuss why blind tasting is so much more than a parlor trick and why this skillset is essential for a successful wine career.
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Food & Wine Pairing
In this episode, Chris Tanghe discusses pairing food and wine with Master Sommeliers Andrea Robinson and Max Kast. They cover their basic guidelines for selecting pairings, share some favorite pairings that are consistently successful, and offer advice on pairings to avoid.
Emerging Wine Regions: Michigan & Southwest USA
In this episode, we continue our Emerging Wine Regions series and explore several states producing wines off the beaten path in the United States. First, Chris Tanghe interviews Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon about the wines produced across Michigan. Madeline is famously the first American woman to pass the Master Sommelier exam, and has witnessed the Michigan wine industry develop since she began her career in the 1970s in Detroit. Then, Chris speaks with Jessica Dupuy, wine journalist and author of The Wines of Southwest U.S.A., about the exciting and unexpected wines being grown in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Blind tasting guest Paula de Pano reveals the wine she and Emily Nixon tasted on the Rum podcast episode. Stay tuned for another blind tasting feature in a bonus episode coming soon.
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Goes deeper than any other show
Whether it’s Chris, Stacy, or Bryce leading the interview, or the blind tastings with Emily, I love this show and can’t wait for future episodes.
Most informational wine podcast available
There is no excuse for what Geoff Kruth did during his time in GuildSomm. However, if we disregard that and only focus on the content, this is one of the best, if not the best, wine podcast available. The guests on this show are the leading experts in the industry. The information is cutting edge. I have read a lot of wine books on my spare time, but the information provided in these podcasts expand so much of my knowledge. The hosts really have the knowledge to challenge the guest to reveal information that is one layer deeper than on the surface.
It took 6 minutes for someone to actually speak about Sangiovese. But then we hear Carla talk like, “ sooo like “
aaand interesting? “ and I was like sooo amazzzimg and I was like soooo into it ? “ I ceased listening and moved on to Levi Dalton.