Natty wines, nerdy spirits, wild fermentation, coffee and more! A show where we chat with industry leaders, winemakers, growers, distillers and more! Mostly industry based, but fun and informational for everyone. **The opinions of the hosts & guests are purely their own, and may not express the views or opinions of their employers or associated businesses.
Jenny Lefcourt - Jenny & Francois Selections
Jenny Lefcourt, a native New Yorker, originally landed in Paris to study French film during her PhD at Harvard. After many visits to Paris wine bars and vineyards throughout France, all paths led to wine instead of academia.
Jenny, was one of the first to champion low-intervention and natural winemaking over 20 years ago, and we firmly believe we wouldn't be here without her.
Join us as she takes us through her journey, how she started to how things are looking for the future of natural wine.
William Scanlan - Heavy Metl Premium Imports
William is the owner of Heavy Metl Premium Imports, and has been importing Mezcal, Charanda, Tequila and Agava based distilled beverages for the last five+ years! Some of his notable brands are Rey Campero, Cabilito Cerro, Urupan Charanda, Real Minero, Chacolo, and Mezcalosfera.
Hardy Wallace - Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines
The psychedelic badman single-handedly changing the face of US Mourvèdre. We sit with Hardy and chat about his new zoom tasting series, mixing wine with music, and a shared love for honest, soil driven wines.
Lars Williams - Empirical Spirits
When Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen set off in creating Empirical Spirits in 2017, they were guided by a child-like curiosity about how the world works. This perspective blended with their knack for tinkering, exploration, and continual refinement. The result? A powerful blend that pushes Empirical Spirits to be focused on creating the best flavors possible. A True ' Flavor Company'
Joel Burt - Las Jaras Wines
Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim are the winemakers behind 'Las Jaras' Wines. Making delicious wine that has tons of energy with balance, and a little sexyness. We chat with Joel about punk music, organic farming, and covid-baking. And maybe a little about making fun California wines.
Zev Rovine - Zev Rovine Selections
Zev sits down with us to talk about the current market, why root days are BS and the possibilities of scaling natural wine.
Fun & informative interviews with the importers, producers, farmers, and other interesting characters in the nerdy world of “natural” and low-intervention wines, spirits, ciders and other fun and interesting beverages.
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Thanks for the podcast! I’m an amateur wine lover yet it was awesome to get behind the scenes of the wine distribution industry.