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Wine 201 is a podcast that helps you know a little bit more about wine. When you know that you like wine, and want to learn just enough to help you find the perfect bottle for your tastes and budget, we're here for you with interviews from winemakers, winery owners, and more experts in the industry.We release seasons based on topics. When you listen to the season, you'll have an intermediate level of knowledge about that topic. The next time you're picking a bottle of wine, you'll be able to sort through sea of choices and find the bottle that matches what you like.Wine 201 is hosted by Nick Vorpagel, a wine nerd, and Bridget Leech, a not so nerdy wine wine lover. We're friends and we work together at Lake Geneva Country Meats, a butcher shop where Nick manages the wine and Bridget manages the marketing and events. Together, we're able to provide the perspective and knowledge you need to enjoy your wine just a little bit more!Find show notes, links to purchase the bottles we talk about on the podcast, and more on our website at wine201podcast.com plus follow Wine 201 Podcast on Facebook and Instagram for year round content - even when we're not releasing new seasons!

Wine 201 Bridget Leech & Nick Vorpagel

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Wine 201 is a podcast that helps you know a little bit more about wine. When you know that you like wine, and want to learn just enough to help you find the perfect bottle for your tastes and budget, we're here for you with interviews from winemakers, winery owners, and more experts in the industry.We release seasons based on topics. When you listen to the season, you'll have an intermediate level of knowledge about that topic. The next time you're picking a bottle of wine, you'll be able to sort through sea of choices and find the bottle that matches what you like.Wine 201 is hosted by Nick Vorpagel, a wine nerd, and Bridget Leech, a not so nerdy wine wine lover. We're friends and we work together at Lake Geneva Country Meats, a butcher shop where Nick manages the wine and Bridget manages the marketing and events. Together, we're able to provide the perspective and knowledge you need to enjoy your wine just a little bit more!Find show notes, links to purchase the bottles we talk about on the podcast, and more on our website at wine201podcast.com plus follow Wine 201 Podcast on Facebook and Instagram for year round content - even when we're not releasing new seasons!

    Welcome to Wine 201 Podcast

    Welcome to Wine 201 Podcast

    If you like wine and want to know just a little bit more about wine without being overwhelmed by nerdy information, this podcast is the right place for you!On this introductory episode, you'll learn:Just who the heck we are (we're Bridget and Nick and we're excited to be hosting this podcast!)Why we are releasing this podcast in addition to our weekly Dinner Plus Drinks podcast.What you can expect in each episode.Wine 201 will be released in seasons, giving you the information you need to fee...

    • 10 min
    Cabernet Sauvignon w/ Amber Minha of Staglin Family Vineyard

    Cabernet Sauvignon w/ Amber Minha of Staglin Family Vineyard

    When it comes to Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Staglin Family Vineyard is one of the best. To learn more about Cabernet Sauvignon, we were joined on the podcast by Amber Mihna, the Global Trade Sales Director at Staglin Family, and a fellow Wisconsinite.Amber is one of the best wine educators and advocates for drinking wine that we've ever met. She was the perfect person to help us learn some basic facts about wine, wine production, and Napa Valley. From there, she helped us narrow down wha...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Cabernet Franc w/ Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks

    Cabernet Franc w/ Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks

    When you say "Cabernet" you probably are thinking of Cabernet Sauvignon, not its genetic parent - Cabernet Franc. You may not have even known Cabernet Franc was a grape - but fear not, know you're going to discover the OG Cabernet and also get to know an emerging wine region all at the same time.To learn about Cabernet Franc, we headed to the East Coast and talked with Bruce Murray, owner of Boundary Breaks winery in Finger Lakes, New York. Bruce helped us understand why New York is doing an ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Malbec w/ Nesti Bajda of Bodegas Catena Zapata

    Malbec w/ Nesti Bajda of Bodegas Catena Zapata

    It originated in France, but is now best known in Argentina, and there's no one better at growing the grape and making wine from Malbec than Bodegas Catena Zapata, or as you may more simply known them, Catena.To learn more about Malbec, we were joined by one of our most energetic and fun guests, Ernesto "Nesti" Bajda, winemaker at Catena. Nesti started working in the Catena family's vineyards in 2002 and has grown in the company since that point. He was able to shed light on all areas of the ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Merlot w/ Neil Bernardi of Duckhorn Vineyards

    Merlot w/ Neil Bernardi of Duckhorn Vineyards

    Sideways, the movie, gave Merlot a bad rap, but we are here to tell you that it's an incredible grape, that makes delicious wines, and you need to try some for yourself!To help convince you that Merlot isn't a joke of a grape, we enlisted the help of Neil Bernardi, Vice President at Duckhorn Vineyards. Personally, we can't think of a producer that makes better Merlot than Duckhorn, and the company is in large part built on their reputation for making incredible Merlot. That's a rarity in Napa...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Carmenere w/ Andrea Leon of Lapostolle

    Carmenere w/ Andrea Leon of Lapostolle

    If you listen to true crime podcasts (like Bridget), you may love this episode as we talk about the "Lost Grape of Bordeaux" - Carmenere! Once thought to be completely wiped out, it was re-discovered in Chile and makes unique and delightful wines that you may have never tried before!Lapostolle is one of Chile's premier wineries and focuses on making quality wines at affordable prices. We were fortunate to be joined by Andrea Leon, Head Winemaker at Lapostolle Wines. She helped us unders...

    • 59 min

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