133 episodes

Wine 101 is a wine podcast for the everyday wine lover. Once a week VinePair's tastings director Keith Beavers will breakdown everything from how wine is made to wine regions of the world in easy-to-digest fashion giving the listener the confidence they need on their wine journey.
Follow Keith on Instagram for episode previews and general wine lover musings @vinepairkeith

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Wine 101 VinePair

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    • 4.7 • 246 Ratings

Wine 101 is a wine podcast for the everyday wine lover. Once a week VinePair's tastings director Keith Beavers will breakdown everything from how wine is made to wine regions of the world in easy-to-digest fashion giving the listener the confidence they need on their wine journey.
Follow Keith on Instagram for episode previews and general wine lover musings @vinepairkeith

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sauternes

    Sauternes

    In this episode, we dive into the Sauternes AOC where sweet wine is the primary focus. A very unique wine region in Bordeaux
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    • 16 min
    The Right Bank

    The Right Bank

    In this episode, we'll dive into some history of the right bank as well as some different from the left bank as well as style.
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    • 23 min
    The Left Bank

    The Left Bank

    This is a supplement episode to the season one Bordeaux Appellation breakdown. Here we go into some history as well the general styles of the more celebrated communes.
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    • 23 min
    Keith Chats With Jancis Robinson

    Keith Chats With Jancis Robinson

    In this bonus episode, I chat with Master of Wine, wine writer/journalist Jancis Robinson (referred to by Keith as the Jedi Wine Master of Wine). We talk about her journey, what's next and her new focus.
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    • 42 min
    Finding the Right Bottle for the Holidays

    Finding the Right Bottle for the Holidays

    I have a chat with VinePair editor and fellow pod producer Katie Brown to chat about gifting wine for the holidays.
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    • 32 min
    When To Chill Red Wine

    When To Chill Red Wine

    Why do we chill wine down in the first place? This is a great place to start. In the episode, we learn how and why to chill down a bottle of red wine and which wines are best to be chilled.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

cadbaby ,

Obsessed

I am obsessed with this podcast!! Keith does a wonderful job teaching all that you could want to know about wine in an easy to understand and engaging way. I’ve been listening to this podcast every day for the last few months as I prepare to take somm classes and I’m happy to say I’ve been learning a lot!

JesterJordan ,

Educational and Fun! Would Love to See a Smidge More Deep Diving...

Fun and casual podcast that explains a good deal about many different wine topics. Wine For Normal People is my favorite wine podcast. It deep-dives much further than Wine 101, however Keith’s delivery and charm definitely sell this podcast! Also, it’s great to hear much of the same information from two to three different sources so that it’s both re-enforced and also you’ll occasionally get info that you didn’t get from one of the other sources.

My only gripes: The American Red Blend show didn’t even mention Meritage, the borderline scam of the California wine world. The Chile episode just made Carmenere a footnote at the very end of the podcast when it’s a huge grape there and its connection to Bordeaux and phylloxera should have been talked about! Also, many pronunciations are very strange... and I don’t mean obscure words in other languages but some of the very common language has odd pronunciation.

All-in-all, I do really like the show and will hit the next episode right now! Oh and one of the reviews mentioned how he rambles about other stuff? I don’t find this to be the case. He likes to mention one non-wine thing right at the beginning but usually talks about it for 10 seconds to maybe a minute, tops. I like that. Breaks things up a bit. Thanks Keith!

salib23 ,

Solid. Focuses on history too much

Has potential to be great. Unfortunately host leaves out a few key points. Great starting point for learning about wine.

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