10 episodes

Welcome to “Two Glasses In,” a new podcast and video series celebrating Santa Barbara County wine and the vintners who dedicate their lifeworks to the art of winemaking.

If you’ve ever been curious about the winemaking process or the stories behind your favorite bottles of wine, this is the show for you. From legendary winemakers to the new kids on the vine block, tune in every Wednesday for new podcast episodes as host Bion Rice sits down with fellow Santa Barbara County winemakers for a candid, in-depth conversation to discuss their wines, the craft and their lives, over two glasses of wine.

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    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Welcome to “Two Glasses In,” a new podcast and video series celebrating Santa Barbara County wine and the vintners who dedicate their lifeworks to the art of winemaking.

If you’ve ever been curious about the winemaking process or the stories behind your favorite bottles of wine, this is the show for you. From legendary winemakers to the new kids on the vine block, tune in every Wednesday for new podcast episodes as host Bion Rice sits down with fellow Santa Barbara County winemakers for a candid, in-depth conversation to discuss their wines, the craft and their lives, over two glasses of wine.

    Introducing: Two Glasses In with host Bion Rice

    Introducing: Two Glasses In with host Bion Rice

    My name is Bion Rice, host and co-creator of “Two Glasses In.” As a third-generation winegrower, making wine is more than a job, it’s a calling. I’ve lived and breathed the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country, and believe there is no better place on earth to grow wine and cultivate this craft.
    To celebrate Santa Barbara County’s unique and diverse wine country, “Two Glasses In” is a podcast and video series of candid, in-depth conversations with fellow winemakers. The catch? We’ll be doing this over two glasses of wine. Discussing wine, the craft and our lives, "Two Glasses In" aims to share with you what makes the Santa Barbara community so special, unfiltered.
    Starting February 5, 2020, join us for a glass (or two) of wine as we feature a different winemaker who’s made their mark on Santa Barbara wine country. After listening, if you’re inspired to travel to Santa Barbara County to sample for yourself, we encourage you to visit SantaBarbaraCA.com.

    • 48 sec
    Frank Ostini

    Frank Ostini

    With a glass of pinot noir in hand, Frank Ostini, owner of acclaimed California restaurant The Hitching Post 2 (featured in the Academy Award® winning film Sideways) and co-owner and winemaker of Hitching Post Winery sits down with host and Santa Barbara County winemaker Bion Rice to discuss the “Sideways Effect” on merlot, what makes the Santa Barbara County wine region special and the inner workings of his restaurant and winery.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 1 of “Two Glasses In” features wines from Hitching Post Wines, including Hitching Post 2019 Pinks Rosé and Hitching Post 2016 Highliner Pinot Noir.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    For more information on Frank Ostini, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com ( TwoGlassesIn.com)

    • 52 min
    Bryan Babcock

    Bryan Babcock

    After enjoying two glasses of wine, Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery & Vineyards sits down with host Bion Rice to discuss his storied career as a legacy winemaker in Santa Barbara County, how he got his start in the family business, and what’s next on the horizon.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 2 of “Two Glasses In” features wines from Babcock Winery & Vineyards, including 2017 Pinot Noir “Déjà Vu” and 2018 “Galvanized Synergy” a blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    For more information on Bryan Babcock, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/bryan-babcock/)

    • 40 min
    Doug Margerum

    Doug Margerum

    Who would you say is the most influential brand ambassador for Santa Barbara wine country? We'd argue that Doug Margerum has clearly made the biggest impact on the region in the past three decades. Join us for Episode 3 of "Two Glasses In," as we discuss Doug's early start in the industry as a winemaker and restaurateur to how he's helped to advance the rise of legendary winemakers such as Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, Adam Tolmach, Bryan Babcock, Frank Ostini, Kathy Joseph and many more.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 3 of “Two Glasses In” features Margerum Wine Company’s 2017 M5 Rhone Blend and Barden Wines’ 2018 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir (less than 200 cases produced).
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    For more information on Doug Margerum, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/doug-margerum/)

    • 49 min
    Jill DelaRiva Russell

    Jill DelaRiva Russell

    During Episode 4 of "Two Glasses In," join us as we sit down with up-and-coming winemaker Jill DelaRiva Russell of Cambria Estate Winery. From the onset of our conversation, one thing is clear, Jill enthralls those around her with a sense of grace and passion for chardonnay and pinot noir, which she crafts from 100% estate-grown grapes from one of the most iconic vineyards in Santa Barbara Wine Country, located on the Tepusquet Bench, along the south-facing slopes of the Santa Maria Valley.
     
    Tune in as we discuss everything from how Jill knew winemaking would be her lifework to the community and family she's found at Cambria Estate Winery under the leadership of Jackson Family Wines.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 4 of “Two Glasses In” features Cambria Estate Winery's 2017 Katherine's Chardonnay and 2016 Julia's Pinot Noir.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    For more information on Jill Russell, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/jill-delariva-russell/)

    • 37 min
    Michael Larner

    Michael Larner

    Winemakers love talking about dirt, especially Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards and Winery, who can break down the minerals and soil types in his vineyard by strata and epoch. While it could be easy to feel intimidated discussing viticulture and geology with someone whose friends like to call “The Professor,” sitting and sipping with Michael Larner is rather entertaining and engaging, so much so that you can feel his warm demeanor. In Episode 5 of “Two Glasses In,” dive into Michael’s journey, the challenges of his family business and where he’s at now, which amounts to an enthralling, true American success story in Santa Barbara wine country.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 5 of “Two Glasses In” features Larner’s 2016 Estate Syrah and 2017 Elemental Estate GSM Blend.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    For more information on Michael Larner, view episode notes at: https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/michael-larner/ (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/michael-larner/)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Friscodoug ,

It just makes me thirsty...

I have always loved the different varietals of wine coming out of the Santa Ynez valley. I never really understood all that went into winemaking in general, let alone this region. After just a few episodes of Bion Rice talking with local winemakers, I feel like the luckiest person on earth to have access to these amazing wines. The central theme is that these winemakers put their heart and soul into the wines they produce and I love the stores behind each winery and some of the specific wines that are showcased on the podcast. It simply makes me thirsty...

#ConcreteMike ,

Amazing insight

Just love the insights behind Two Glasses In and the amazing winemakers of the Central Coast. Bion does a fantastic job digging in and asking the real questions of what makes these epic winemakers do what they do. I’m looking forward to see who’s next!!

Pcarpe41 ,

Beautiful podcast about Santa Barbara Wine and the people that make it.

I’m a certified Santa Barbara wine freak. Love it so much that I moved from the UK to work in the industry. Two Glasses is hosted by a true legend of the SBC wine scene, Bion Rice. He has amazing knowledge and an easy interview style. He’s a winemaker talking with some of the true pioneers of the industry. You have to listen.

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