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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.

The Four Top The Four Top

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    • 4.6 • 81 Ratings

All the 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.

    Ep. 115: What We Need to Know About Web 3.0

    Ep. 115: What We Need to Know About Web 3.0

    The Four Top is a “Three Top” this week as Martin and Katherine chat with a crypto-curious, VR-visionary wine personality. In Ep. 115, we ask what Web 3.0 is, exactly, and why wine businesses should be planning for it now.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 114: Bonus Episode — Commodity or Luxury? Heroes or Villains?

    Ep. 114: Bonus Episode — Commodity or Luxury? Heroes or Villains?

    In the first of three holiday bonus episodes, our Four Top becomes a Two Top as Martin and Katherine discuss their desire to find common ground between luxury wine collectors and commodity wine consumers. Whether your bubbles are Krug or Barefoot Moscato, don’t miss this case for kinship.

    • 17 min
    Ep. 113: Is Wine Writing Going the Way of Coal Mining?

    Ep. 113: Is Wine Writing Going the Way of Coal Mining?

    Is wine writing going the way of coal mining? Writers and critics are struggling to make a living as technology renders traditional journalism increasingly irrelevant. In Ep. 113, we seek advice on how to survive (or even thrive) as a wine writer in an increasingly challenging new-media environment.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 112: Is Wine Culture White Supremacist? Er, um, yeah.

    Ep. 112: Is Wine Culture White Supremacist? Er, um, yeah.

    When we hear the term “white supremacy,” we think of despicable scumbags in pointed white hoods. But white supremacist culture is lurking right under our noses in the wine world, insidious and omnipresent. In Ep. 112, we explore the subtleties of coded language and implicit bias, and our guests help us move toward making change.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 111: Wine Talk on TikTok

    Ep. 111: Wine Talk on TikTok

    Dancing, pranks, cooking hacks, and…wine? The oenosphere is discovering the power of TikTok, or “WineTok.” In Ep. 111, we pick up our phones and get scrolling to learn more about what TikTok has to offer the wine world, and vice versa.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 110: Power, Power, Power

    Ep. 110: Power, Power, Power

    We’re joined by two of the most powerful people in wine for Ep. 110, in which we visualize the wine power elite as a pyramid. Also: why you should NEVER throw out those bell bottom jeans, and a hot tip on a zombie wine. Giving us power this week are Annette Alvarez-Peters, the former AVP/GMM of Beverage Alcohol for Costco Wholesale, and a board member of Crimson Wine Group and Wine Unify; and Erica Duecy, the Chief Content Officer at Pix Wine, the former Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer at VinePair, and the former Vice President and Founding Editor in Chief of SevenFifty Daily.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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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.

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Use of ‘Hispanic’

Should be eradicated altogether.

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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.

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