All the wine news worth drinking to.
The Four Top is a lively roundtable discussion of the wine world, its culture, and its future. Hosted by Katherine Cole and co-hosted by Martin Reyes, MW.
Ep. 130: Grapes, Water, the Death Star...
This week, Martín Reyes, MW is back! In this deep dive episode we get into ingredient labeling, sugar content, sulfites, allergens, health risks, and what winemakers call, "the Death Star." There's also a dad joke, and it's...good?
Ep. 129: Hot Gazpacho
Crozes-Hermitage gets touchy about temperature, Linfield University's Wine Studies Program gets a director with hometown roots, there's real science behind that red wine headache, and impending rules around labeling in the EU are turning those headaches into migraines. These are the stories we're following this week.
Ep. 128: Is Chardonnay the Low-Rise Jeans of the Wine World?
Low-calorie wines see growth while the rest of the industry shrinks, glass bottles are getting slimmer and cleaner, dozens of new Criolla grape varieties are discovered centuries after their ancestors arrived in South America, and Chardonnay, the low-rise jeans of the wine world, is hot once again, to the tune of $400 million. These are the stories we're following this week.
Ep. 127: Wine Tastings Are a Civil Right?
We’ve got big news: we’re back with a new format! Join us as we break down the four biggest wine news stories of the week and add our own takes.
Global wine production has fallen to a 62 year low. Israel's vineyards report on a war torn harvest. California producers may have dodged carcinogen warnings on their labels, but not for the reason you might think. And Napa wineries claim that wine tasting is a human right?
Ep. 126: Sound Off on Roundup
Here it is, folks; our episode about Roundup…but it’s so much more than that. In Ep. 126. we dive into regenerative agriculture, climate action, and the fight over how to grow grapes on a rapidly changing planet.
Rounding out our expertise this week are Dr. Jamie Goode, an award-winning wine journalist, plant biologist, and the author of I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine; and Anna Brittain, the founder and executive director of Napa Green and Napa RISE.
Ep. 125: Sustainability Means Inclusivity
From The Court of Master Sommeliers to vineyards around the world, diversity has become a buzzword, but what does it mean in practice? In Ep. 125 (recorded live at Napa RISE), our guests help us understand how to unravel the wine industry and rework it as an inclusive, inviting space.
On the stage with us for this live recording are Philana Bouvier, the president of Demeine Estates and a San Francisco Business Times “Most Influential Women in Business” honoree; and Dr. Akilah Cadet, a Forbes “Next 1000” honoree and the founder and CEO of Change Cadet.
Episode 65 Wine and Music
Talking to plants was introduced in the 60’s and 70’s, so playing music to wine should affect wine too, from smooth jazz to acid rock. The amazing life of plants involves the taste and texture of wine. Discussions with Sheri Hood, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Jay Boberg were entertaining and mind bending. Another cast by the Four Top that stimulates the taste buds of your mind.
Use of ‘Hispanic’
Should be eradicated altogether.
Informative, Great conversation, Good Finds
Love the podcast - great format with multiple guests (different each week). Very conversational which makes for an easy listen. Content is also rich in that it isn't recycled information you frequently hear in other places. Unique content, fun, with great variety around food & beverage.