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Wine industry insider tips, tricks, and information to help you better understand the beverage and make the right wine decisions.

Inside Wine Podcast Joe Janish

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Wine industry insider tips, tricks, and information to help you better understand the beverage and make the right wine decisions.

    What You Should Know About Wine Ratings with W.R. Tish

    What You Should Know About Wine Ratings with W.R. Tish

    If you've been to a wine shop and seen a numerical rating on a wine -- such as a 90-point score -- you may be wondering if that's a reason to purchase a wine. Or, maybe you're familiar with wine scores and want to know where they came from, why they exist, and/or if you should trust them. In this episode, W.R. Tish -- the first editor-in-chief of Wine Enthusiast magazine and a "recovering wine critic" -- tackles all of these questions and more. This episode will help you understand what wine scores mean and how you can use them -- or ignore them -- to guide your next wine purchase.
    About W.R. Tish
    William R. Tisherman, under the pen name W. R. Tish, has been writing and speaking about wine and food for over two decades. Like Cher, Sting and Kermit, one name does the trick. Everyone knows him as Tish.
    The Pittsburgh native’s first brush with wine was proofreading for Les Amis du Vin wine society in suburban DC. Stung by the wine bug, Tish moved to New York as a founding editor of Wine Enthusiast. He steered the publication for a decade as a spunkier, funnier alternative to Wine Spectator, then went on to write for numerous wine magazines and websites—earning a reputation for both comic relief and on-trend commentary—and founded Wine For All in 1998.
    Through Wine For All and the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, Tish has developed events for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, industry trade groups and law firms—not to mention private parties that would make Bacchus envious. Having first honed his writing at The Harvard Lampoon, his approach to wine veers naturally toward comedy. At the same time, his extensive experience in the trade—most recently at Beverage Media and SevenFifty Technologies—ensures that delicious and interesting wines are always in play.
    Wine For All brings the humor hammer to gastronomy, as captured in Tish’s motto: “I drink, therefore I am; I eat, therefore I am more.”
    Visit Tish's site Wine For All: https://www.wineforall.com
    Follow Tish on Twitter @tishwine https://twitter.com/tishwine
    Follow Tish on Instagram @tishwine https://www.instagram.com/tishwine/
    See Tish's LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/w-r-tish-1068433/
    If you'd prefer to learn about wines beyond their scores, be sure to visit https://Wine365.com, where you can expand your wine knowledge whether you're a newbie or a connoisseur. 
    Consider downloading the free Wine 365 app, which delivers every Inside Wine Podcast episode automatically and offers bonus episodes, extras, and wine tips.
    Have a question, comment, or idea for an upcoming episode? Email me at joe@insidewinepodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 917-727-9242
    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to subscribe (it's free!) and also pass along to a friend, thank you!

    • 32 min
    Exploring Other Italian Wines with Wanda Mann

    Exploring Other Italian Wines with Wanda Mann

    It's time for you to explore Italian wine beyond Chianti, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco, because there is tremendous bang for your buck to be discovered. Professional wine journalist and Italian wine champion Wanda Mann guides you to the regions where you'll find great deals and delicious sips. 
    Italian wine labels can be confusing, so Wanda helps you decipher them with her insider tips, explaining and pronouncing the key terms that help you find the lesser-known gems. Listen up and she'll teach you how to "train your wine muscle." 
    About Wanda Mann
    Always on a quest to learn more about wine, in 2015 Wanda earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators and has traveled to numerous wine regions, including Spain, France, Portugal, Argentina, and 13 regions of Italy. In 2017, Wanda served as a judge at the Napoli Wine Challenge at the Vitigno Italia wine festival in Naples. Also in 2017, Wanda was inducted as a Cavaliere into the il Sovrano e Nobilissimo Ordine dell’Amarone e del Recioto.  
    A native New Yorker and Manhattan resident, Wanda enjoys exploring the world of wine in her hometown by attending numerous tastings and classes. As a student, Wanda spent her junior year of high school in Barcelona, Spain with the School Year Abroad program. Her junior year of college was spent in Toledo, Spain studying at the Fundación Ortega y Gassett. She still dreams of living in España for at least 3 months each year. Wanda is a proud graduate of Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) and Pomona College (California) and her taste in wine has improved dramatically since her college days! 
    Wanda's website: http://winewithwanda.com
    Twitter: @winedinewanda (https://twitter.com/winedinewanda)
    Instagram: @winedinewanda (https://www.instagram.com/winedinewanda/?hl=en)
    Credit goes to Doug Young Photography for the photo of Wanda Mann accompanying this episode.
    About Inside Wine Podcast
    Have a question, comment, or idea for an upcoming episode? Email me at joe@insidewinepodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 917-727-9242
    You can also find more wine, food, and entertaining tips at the home of Inside Wine Podcast - https://Wine365.com
    Consider downloading the free Wine 365 app, which delivers every Inside Wine Podcast episode automatically and offers bonus episodes, extras, and wine tips.
    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to subscribe (it's free!) and also pass along to a friend, thank you!

    • 54 min
    Aurelio Montes, Jr. Would Like You To Try Carmenere - #025

    Aurelio Montes, Jr. Would Like You To Try Carmenere - #025

    If you've never had a Carmenere wine, maybe the man who makes the best one in the world can convince you to try it.
    Aurelio Montes, Jr. -- a sky diver, boxer, motorcyclist, and winemaker -- tells the story of Carmenere, a mostly forgotten blending grape in Bordeaux that was mistaken for Merlot in Chile and today can make the most interesting and delicious wines from South America.
    About Aurelio
    The son of Chilean winemaking pioneer Aurelio Montes, Sr., Aurelio Montes del Campo was born in Santiago, Chile. He completed his high-school education at The Newland School. In 1994, he went to university to study Agronomy at Universidad Católica de Chile, where he also completed an advanced undergraduate course in winemaking. He graduated from college cum laude in 1999.
    Early in his career as a winemaker, Aurelio travelled around the world to see the main wine-making regions. He gained extensive knowledge of and valuable experience in winery management and winemaking practices. He returned to Chile in 2001 and joined Viña Ventisquero as an assistant to Winemaker, Felipe Tosso.
    In 2007, he was invited to join Montes’ winemaking team as Winemaking Director. He worked at the Apalta winery, where Montes’ iconic and Alpha Premium wines are made. During those years, he created new wines and studied Montes’ terroir as part of a special 4-year project carried out with Pedro Parra, a world expert in this field.
    In 2011, Aurelio temporarily moved with his family to Mendoza, Argentina, to help lead Montes’ winery in Argentina: Kaiken. He turned Kaiken into a symbol of high-quality in Argentina’s wine industry. In 2016, Aurelio returned to Chile with his family to take on the role of Montes’ Chief Winemaker. He is in charge of Montes’ whole oenological team.
    Follow Aurelio on Instagram @aureliomonteschile https://www.instagram.com/aureliomonteschile/
    Follow Montes wines in the USA @monteswines_usa
    https://www.instagram.com/monteswines_usa/?hl=en
    Follow Montes winery in Chile @monteswines
    https://www.instagram.com/monteswines/?hl=en
    Learn more about Montes Winery: https://www.monteswines.com/en/
    About Inside Wine Podcast
    Have a question, comment, or idea for an upcoming episode? Email me at joe@insidewinepodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 917-727-9242
    You can also find more wine, food, and entertaining tips at the home of Inside Wine Podcast - https://Wine365.com
    Consider downloading the free Wine 365 app, which delivers every Inside Wine Podcast episode automatically and offers bonus episodes, extras, and wine tips.
    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to subscribe (it's free!) and also pass along to a friend, thank you!

    • 34 min
    Hot Weather Wines with Jacqueline Coleman - #024

    Hot Weather Wines with Jacqueline Coleman - #024

    Want to drink wines that beat the heat? Listen to wine expert and radio personality Jacqueline Coleman discuss the wines she chooses living year-round in Miami, Florida. In addition to selecting easy summer sippers, Jacqueline also talks in-depth about portable wines you can bring with you on your warm-weather adventures. Spoiler alert -- she suggests wine in cans, and you may be surprised to learn that the quality can be top-notch.
    About Jacqueline Coleman
    Jacqueline Coleman is a 4th-Generation Miamian, professional wine + travel writer, wine consultant, and wine judge for the American Fine Wine Competition, THE Rosé Competition, & Key Biscayne Wine & Food Festival. She is the monthly "Vino" columnist for Biscayne Times, writes a quarterly wine column for the Miami-based foodie magazine, Let’s Eat, and is the "Through the Grapevine" wine contributor and consultant for South Florida Luxury Guide magazine. She is also a regular contributor to Winetraveler.com, and has contributed in the past to the Coravin company blog. Look for Jacqueline's new podcast, Wine Uncorked, on all major podcast sites as well as the Podmany app. A lifetime student of history and wine, Jacqueline has a passion for exploring the local cultural and culinary heritage and flare of her unique city. She received her formal wine education at Florida Wine Academy, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)-Level 3 Award in Wine, the U.S. Sommelier Association, FIU Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Wine Program, The French Wine Society, and the International Sommelier Guild. You can follow her wine tasting events around South Florida, personal stories, travel adventures, and musings about the "wine lifestyle" on her blog, History & Wine.
    Connect with Jacqueline:
    http://www.historyandwine.com
    Instagram: @historyandwine (https://www.instagram.com/historyandwine/?hl=en)
    Listen to Jacqueline's podcast, "Wine Uncorked" on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/1jfTQUDXCZ8pCzoc0reMHo
    About Inside Wine Podcast
    Have a question, comment, or idea for an upcoming episode? Email me at joe@insidewinepodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 917-727-9242
    You can also find more wine, food, and entertaining tips at the home of Inside Wine Podcast - https://Wine365.com
    Consider downloading the free Wine 365 app, which delivers every Inside Wine Podcast episode automatically and offers bonus episodes, extras, and wine tips.
    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to subscribe (it's free!) and also pass along to a friend, thank you!

    • 38 min
    Italy's Friendliest Wine With Alessandro Medici

    Italy's Friendliest Wine With Alessandro Medici

    Fifth-generation winemaker Alessandro Medici comes from a land of supercars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati), exotic motorcycles (Ducati), fashion (Armani, MaxMara), and famous food (Parmegiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Balsamic vinegar, Bolognese sauce) -- the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. In this conversation, he talks about the wine he makes, and the locals drink -- a refreshing, food-friendly, fizzy red called Lambrusco -- and why you should drink it, too.
    About Medici Ermete
    Medici Ermete has been owned and operated by five generations of the Medici family, who have devoted themselves to the winery since its inception in 1890. Alberto Medici, who oversees the production of Medici wines with his father, Giorgio, was born in Reggio Emilia and educated in Economics at the University of Parma. He represents the fourth generation of the Medici family, along with his cousin, Pierluigi, and his sister, Alessandra. The fifth generation, represented by Alessandro Medici, joined the family winery with the aim of both preserving and evolving the historic family property. Alessandro’s first project was the creation of Phermento, a Lambrusco produced in the ancestral or ‘pet-nat’ method, which embraces ancient techniques and modern winemaking simultaneously.
    The Medici family’s dedication has been rewarded by the success of its wines worldwide. Today Medici Ermete wines are exported to more than seventy countries around the world. Their message of quality has been resoundingly reinforced by elite accolades such as Gambero Rosso’s coveted “Tre Bicchieri” award and the best in show Champion Trophy, earned at the 2010 International Wine Challenge in London.
    Website: https://www.medici.it/en/
    Instagram: @mediciermete (https://www.instagram.com/mediciermete/)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MediciErmete/
    Have a question, comment, or idea for an upcoming episode? Email me at joe@insidewinepodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 917-727-9242
    You can also find more wine, food, and entertaining tips at the home of Inside Wine Podcast - https://Wine365.com
    Consider downloading the free Wine 365 app, which delivers every Inside Wine Podcast episode automatically and offers bonus episodes, extras, and wine tips.
    If you enjoy this episode please be sure to subscribe (it's free!) and also pass along to a friend, thank you!
     
     

    • 30 min
    Marika Vida On Why You Should Taste Wines Blind

    Marika Vida On Why You Should Taste Wines Blind

    Have you ever tasted a wine "blind"? Do you even know what that means?  Marika Vida, a longtime wine director for The Ritz-Cartlon in NYC and now known as The Mom Somm, explains how to taste wines "blind" and why doing so will help you understand why you like the wines you like, and empower you to explore beyond your comfort zone. You'll also learn how to host an incredibly fun blind wine tasting party for your friends.
    About Marika Vida
    For the past decade, Marika Vida has been one of the most in-demand, highly respected wine professionals in the business. She has served as Wine Director of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park; Sommelier of the top-rated Laurent Tourondel Bistro BLT Market; Sommelier for the Philadelphia Ritz Carlton with ‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga. She also developed the opening wine program at 10Arts with Chef Eric Ripert and Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Carroll. Under the auspices of her new consulting firm Vida et Fils, she most recently consulted as the Wine Director of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Her most recent project there was the critically acclaimed Phenomenal Femmes Program, which featured female winemakers from around the globe, including a popular dinner series. Marika also consults for Architectural Digest and Wines of Provence. She was recently the Consulting Sommelier for The Essex House JW Marriott New York. Marika is currently a Wine Educator for the famed Argentine Winery Catena Zapata and she is a member of the Full Circle Sommelier Network, working with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein on projects for Wines of Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Soave and Monterey programs. She has served on Eric Asimov’s Tasting Panel for the New York Times and been featured on Barrons.com for romantic wine picks.
    Marika’s work as Wine Director and Sommelier includes much more than simply developing, managing, and selling the wine programs. Her enthusiasm for wine, unique ability to convey knowledge to consumers, and background in broadcast journalism have lead to the creation of some of the most popular, enjoyable seasonal programs to which consumers have access. These include The Ritz Carlton’s wine and chocolate pairing course “Chocolate Takes Flight with Marika Vida,” the Viking Culinary Center’s “Pairing Wine with Tricky Ingredients,” and a number of charity events, notably a highly successful, 5-course pairing menu with Chef Laurent Tourondel for the charity “Autism Speaks to Wall Street: 4th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala.” She also has served as a judge for the Starchef Sommelier Competition and Wine Director for the James Beard Foundation Book Broadcast and Journalism Awards. She is a Member of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York.
    In addition to her hotel and restaurant work, Marika is passionate about enhancing the wine education of consumers and colleagues alike. To that end, she has instructed for the American Sommelier Association in New York and the French Wine Society. She holds titles of Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the American Sommelier Association. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators and holds the Advanced Certificate for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. She is currently enrolled the WSET Diploma program.
    Marika is that rare wine professional who has successfully worked in nearly all aspects of the business. She started her career in the competitive wine-auction world, honing her skills and knowledge as Marketing Director for prestigious Sotheby’s and their then retail partner Alden Cellars and was Cellar Manager for premier New York retailer, Morrell & Company. She also works with corporate clients, aiding them in the development of menus and wine pairings for special events. Clients include Glaxo-Smith-Kline, NYSE, Prologis, IMG, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy, R.R. Donnelley among many notable others.
    With her highly regarded reputation and unique ability to connect with ever

    • 26 min

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