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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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 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.

    Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray

    We’re all given an endless number of choices in life, about which direction to go or what path we want to follow. In the case of Andrew Murray, the world of wine would have really missed out on his spectacular creations should he have chosen to become a paleontologist as planned. Lucky for us, when given this choice, Andrew ultimately left UC Berkeley behind for a new kind of study, Syrah.
    After getting his hands dirty with an internship in Australia, Andrew returned to the states where he earned a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from UC Davis’ renowned wine program and founded his eponymous Santa Ynez winery and vineyard.
    Join us for the final episode of “Two Glasses In” Season 1, and taste alongside as we discuss with Andrew Murray his wisdom, evolution, passion, and unflagging love affair with Rhône varieties that has only since grown in his 20 years of winemaking.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 9 of “Two Glasses In” features the 2017 Roasted Slope and 2017 Syrah Tours Les Jours.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. For more information on Andrew Murray, please click here (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/andrew-murray/) to view show notes.

    • 52 min
    Tyler Thomas

    Tyler Thomas

    Nobody is better suited or more deserving than Tyler Thomas to serve at the helm of two of Santa Barbara County’s notable wine producers, Dierberg Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards. Inspired by his epicurean grandmother, Tyler fell in love with food and wine early on, which led to his obsession for plant science, and eventually an unquenchable desire to squeeze the terroir out of his vines.
    Join us for episode 8 of Two Glasses In, where we discuss with Tyler his early love of food, wine, and science alongside tasting an exquisite Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Dierberg Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards. Get ready to be blown away by the intellectual depth of this one-of-a-kind winemaker.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 8 of “Two Glasses In” features the 2016 Dierberg Chardonnay and 2015 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    For more information on Tyler Thomas, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/two-glasses-in-with-tyler-thomas/)

    • 52 min
    Blair Fox

    Blair Fox

    Unquestionably worthy of all his accolades and reputation, Blair Fox of Blair Fox Cellars, Fox Wine Co., Fess Parker Vineyards & Winery, and Epiphany Wine Co. has more than earned his stripes in the wine business through passion, sheer will and grit to become one of the best winemakers in America.
    A husband, father of two daughters and winemaker for multiple wineries, Blair is a life-balanced entrepreneur wearing dozens of hats. How he does it all with such confidence and grace comes from inside, like gut instinct or cosmic intervention.
    Join us for Episode 7 of Two Glasses In, where we discuss with Blair his destiny to become a winemaker, how he manages multiple wine brands, and have the opportunity to taste his liquid artform in a wine glass.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 7 of “Two Glasses In” features Blair Fox Cellars’ 2015 The Ambush and 2016 Syrah.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    For more information on Blair Fox, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/blair-fox/)

    • 35 min
    Kathy Joseph

    Kathy Joseph

    Kathy’s exuberance translates through her wines. Tasting her wines is like tasting the past, present and future all at the same time. The soils from Fiddlestix Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills deliver an unmistakable sense of place in the glass, while the texture and mouthfeel of her wines characterize the artistry of her style and direction.
    During Episode 6 of “Two Glasses In,” join us as we discuss the meaningful nuances that Kathy Joseph layers into her wines. In particular, we’ll highlight her devotion to sustainable farming and a long-term vision to positively impact the community and her customers.
    Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 6 of “Two Glasses In” features Fiddlehead Cellars’ 2015 Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc and the Seven Twenty Eight 2013 Pinot Noir.
    "Two Glasses In" is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    For more information on Kathy Joseph, view episode notes at TwoGlassesIn.com (https://santabarbaraca.com/twoglassesin/kathy-joseph/)

    • 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
    Jill Russell

    Jill 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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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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