100 episodes

The Wine Enthusiast Podcast takes you on a tantalizing trip into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Drink up engaging, behind-the-scenes stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors. In each episode, we explore emerging trends, provide educational tidbits, and introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment, and pour their beverage of choice. Inside every bottle is a story.

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    • 4.0 • 152 Ratings

The Wine Enthusiast Podcast takes you on a tantalizing trip into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Drink up engaging, behind-the-scenes stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors. In each episode, we explore emerging trends, provide educational tidbits, and introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment, and pour their beverage of choice. Inside every bottle is a story.

    Episode 120: What is Regenerative Agriculture?

    Episode 120: What is Regenerative Agriculture?

    Just what is regenerative agriculture? It’s not just another trendy buzzword meant to entice consumers. It’s an ancient form of agriculture that is making its way back into mainstream farming. It’s successful, not only in producing and sustaining quality agricultural products, like wine grapes, but it’s also successful in combating climate change, the effects of drought, and (most commonly overlooked) creating a healthful environment for all living things within the farm—microorganisms, plants, animals, and people. FOLLOW US ON:
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    • 48 min
    Episode 119: Sustainability and Spirits

    Episode 119: Sustainability and Spirits

    We talk with husband-and-wife duo Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew, founders of LA’s Greenbar Distillery about sustainability in spirits.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 118: From White to Black: Interview with Vintner Iris Rideau

    Episode 118: From White to Black: Interview with Vintner Iris Rideau

    In this week’s episode Assistant editor Jacy Topps talks with Iris Rideau who is recognized as the first black woman to establish a winery in the United States. But that’s not where this trailblazing vintner and author's story begins. 
    Jacy Topps talks about Rideau’s childhood during Jim Crow, how she became an activist fighting for other marginalized people and how everything came full circle after she opened her winery. They also discuss Rideau's memoir entitled From WHITE to BLACK: One Life Between Two Worlds. 
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    • 26 min
    Episode 117: Should Younger Generations Care About Napa Valley Wine?

    Episode 117: Should Younger Generations Care About Napa Valley Wine?

    There’s been a lot of talk about millennials and Gen Z, and what their changing consumption habits mean for the wine industry. In an era that offers an increasing variety of styles to chose from, do younger generations still care about traditional wines like Napa Valley’s iconic Cabernets and Chardonnays?
    And, perhaps more importantly, should they?
    In this episode, Contributing Editor Virginie Boone talks to Napa winemakers Blair Guthrie and Bertus van Zyl talk about the wine world’s shifting demographics, the impact younger drinkers are are having on traditional production techniques, and what consumers are getting right—and wrong—about Napa Valley wine.

     
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    • 45 min
    Episode 116: England, The Newest New World Wine Country

    Episode 116: England, The Newest New World Wine Country

    As New World regions grow older and more established, and many areas of the Old World not previously known for wine have come into their own as high-level producers, traditional terminology and boundaries have begun to shift. This may be most prevalent in England, where changing climates, heritage grapes and an ascendant sparkling wine scene have created what some are calling the newest of New World wine.
    Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talks with Oz Clarke, renowned British wine critic, author, broadcaster and expert on all things fermented grape, about the future of English wine and the how we should approach an ever-changing industry.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 115: Embracing the Graciano Goof in California's Central Coast

    Episode 115: Embracing the Graciano Goof in California's Central Coast

    In 2011, a case of mistaken identity resulted in hundreds of acres of Graciano being planted on California's Central Coast. The problem? Winemakers thought they were getting something else entirely—Mourvèdre.
    But in a surprising twist, these vineyards ended up yielding wines more intriguing than anyone expected. Now, thanks to this fortuitous accident, winemakers may have discovered a new superstar grape particularly suited to this California wine region.

    Contributing editor Matt Kettmann talks to Andrew Jones of Sunridge Nurseries and Justin Smith of Saxum Vineyards about how this strange situation came to be and, a decade later, how the wines have measured up.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

brewinoak ,

Food pairing

Loves listening to this podcast. You should follow @pair_with-chef_rachel
She’s in central coast California (Paso Robles). She is out of the box wine and food pairing genius and now opening up a restaurant.
Cheers

gen.xer ,

Downhill spiral

Several years ago this was pretty good. Interesting interviews and knowledge of wine and drinks. Recently it has really been pretty bad and even difficult to listen to. Lots of under 35 upspeak and “likes” and such. You are losing your gen x audience

D Wine Hyg ,

Written Wine Names & Sound Quality

Love the content podcasts. However, I am very frustrated with the lack of written listing of the wines in the podcasts (unless I simply can’t find it). For example, I would like to try the red discusses at the end of the podcast. It is spoken at the end but my guesses at the spelling is completely off & I can’t find it. Also, some of the sound varies drastically. The Austrian wine podcast is the most recent one I listened to that had this issue. The man’s voice was perfect. The women’s voice was so quiet I had to increase the volume drastically & then was blasted away when the man spoke. I couldn’t find a way to contact Wine Enthusiast directly

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