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 • 171 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 166: Additives in Tequila Are Hugely Controversial. But Do They Really Matter?

    Episode 166: Additives in Tequila Are Hugely Controversial. But Do They Really Matter?

    With so much tequila being poured—and so much potential profit on the table—the debate around how tequila is made and marketed has never been more pointed.
    We caught up with spirits reviewer Kara Newman about the ongoing raid and why additives in tequila are so divisive in the first place. Listen as Newman goes deep on additive use in tequila, how branding a product as “additive-free” has the potential to be a powerful marketing tool and why, for some, it’s so concerning. 
    Is there a guest you want us to interview? A topic you want us to cover? We want to hear from you! Email us at podcast@wineenthusiast.net. Remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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    • 21 min
    Episode 165: Can You Enjoy Wine Culture Without Actually Drinking?

    Episode 165: Can You Enjoy Wine Culture Without Actually Drinking?

    Anna-Christina Cabrales, Tasting Director at Wine Enthusiast, delves into the world of sobriety in the wine industry with guest Abe Zarate, known as @sober_somm on Instagram. Together, they examine sobriety and explore the idea of enjoying wine culture while abstaining from alcohol, emphasizing that being “sober” can mean different things for different people. 
    Is there a guest you want us to interview? A topic you want us to cover? We want to hear from you! Email us at podcast@wineenthusiast.net. Remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 164: What Makes a Private-Label Wine?

    Episode 164: What Makes a Private-Label Wine?

    What is a private label, exactly? Think Costco’s Kirkland; Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw, or Two-Buck Chuck; or Target’s California Roots. Sometimes these private labels are easy to pick out, while other times they hide in plain sight.
    In this episode, Alison Crowe, vice president of winemaking for Plata Wine Partners, a leading private-label producer in the heart of California, gives us the inside scoop on everything from grape sourcing to wine production, marketing, branding and the pros and cons of the category. 
    Explore more from Plata Wine Partners here.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 163: Rex Pickett and the Making of Sideways 20 Years Later

    Episode 163: Rex Pickett and the Making of Sideways 20 Years Later

    20 years after the release of the award-winning book, Sideaways, author Rex Pickett reflects on its film adaptation and poignant statement against Merlot producers.
    Like Miles Raymond, the main character in the book and film, Pickett was an unpublished author living in L.A. and a devoted disciple of Pinot (which he spent hours talking about with Richard Sanford). Listen as he shares how the success of Sideways launched an unexpected journey into the wine world and the creation of a beloved cinema classic.
    And before you ask: No Merlot was consumed in the making of this episode.
    Shop Pickett's new release, Sideways: New Zealand, and the complete Sideways collection here.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 162: What's the Difference Between a Wine Cellar, Fridge and Cooler?

    Episode 162: What's the Difference Between a Wine Cellar, Fridge and Cooler?

    Find out what happens when two wine drinkers with different levels of experience start getting real about wine storage. Discoveries include, but are not limited to: the most expensive custom wine cellar requests, what someone's wine storage says about them and the hardcore facts one needs to know before making any storage solution purchase. 
    Starring: 
    The Wine Collector: Marshall Tilden III, DWS, CSW, Wine Enthusiast Chief Revenue & Education Officer  The Casual Wine Drinker: Dara P. Kapoor, Wine Enthusiast VP of Content   
    Guest appearance by:
    The Wine Enthusiast Wine Storage Consultants. They're waiting by the inbox and phone for you! This interview was also recorded live at Wine Enthusiast headquarters. You can watch it here—and see some of our previous cellar work!
    Is there a guest you want us to interview? A topic you want us to cover? We want to hear from you! Email us at podcast@wineenthusiast.net. Remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 161: The Armenian Wine Renaissance

    Episode 161: The Armenian Wine Renaissance

    Armenia is considered one of the birthplaces of winemaking, with archaeological evidence dating back at least 7,000 years. Tragically, the country’s wine culture was decimated under Soviet rule. Things finally started changing about a dozen years ago: Today, more than 200 wineries are operating in the country, and their bottles can now be found in markets and restaurants around the United States and Europe. 
    In this episode, Writer-at-Large Matt Kettmann speaks with two leaders of the Armenian wine renaissance, father-daughter duo Vahe and Aimee Keushgerian. In 2021, the pair also made the first commercial wine from grapes grown in Iran in more than 40 years. 
    Is there a guest you want us to interview? A topic you want us to cover? We want to hear from you! Email us at podcast@wineenthusiast.net. Remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 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

jph71 ,

Not well done

I’ve tried over and over to listen without a bad attitude. Unfortunately, it just isn’t well done from the host to producing. I love wine and have for decades. This just isn’t interesting. It sounds like a forced conversation about minutiae. It’s a fail for me.

jtopps ,

Engaging conversations

This podcast has been really interesting lately. I really like the conversations. Wine can so boring and pretentious but these conversations are not. I’m into it!

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