70 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, 115 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 69: A Celebration of IPAs and All Things Hoppy

    Episode 69: A Celebration of IPAs and All Things Hoppy

    IPAs remain all the rage in the beer world, but not all IPAs are created equal. In this episode, in celebration of National IPA Day on August 6th, Beer Editor John Holl and industry icon and OG of the American craft-beer scene Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing talk about all things hoppy.

    • 28 min
    Episode 68: Greece's Island Wines

    Episode 68: Greece's Island Wines

    Some of the most ancient and unique wines in the world are grown on Greece’s Ionian and Aegean islands. Wine Enthusiast Editor-In-Chief Susan Kostrzewa talks with Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis about top varieties and producers, tapping the often incredible history of the vineyards and grapes and what makes these wines so special.

    • 46 min
    Episode 67: Old Vines and New Blood on California's Central Coast

    Episode 67: Old Vines and New Blood on California's Central Coast

    Old vines are undoubtedly an "it" thing in the wine world. On California's Central Coast, a younger generation of winemakers are rediscovering old-vine hotspots, particularly around the Monterey and San Benito Counties, and making can't-miss wines. This episode of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast features a conversation with Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann and winemaker and old-vine advocate Ian Brand.

    • 46 min
    Episode 66: Hard Seltzer Hits the Brewing World

    Episode 66: Hard Seltzer Hits the Brewing World

    There's no doubt that hard seltzer took the drinks world by storm, but what's next for this hot category? Craft, of course. Taking the trend to the next level, we tap Jamie Floyd and Daniel Sharp of Ninkasi Brewing to speak about why hard seltzer's next move is to enter the world of craft brewing.

    • 30 min
    Episode 65: Leading Lights—Aussie Reds Bucking the Big-Boned Stereotype

    Episode 65: Leading Lights—Aussie Reds Bucking the Big-Boned Stereotype

    Sun-soaked Australia may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for lithe, light-bodied reds, but in a land as vast and diverse as Oz, cool-climate regions abound, as do acidity-loving producers of all shapes and sizes looking to lighten things up. Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talks with Aussie wine writer, judge and journalist Mike Bennie about the lighter side of Australian red wine.

    • 47 min
    Episode 64: California Sparkling Wine Gets Serious

    Episode 64: California Sparkling Wine Gets Serious

    Join us for a bubbly conversation on the state of all things sparkly in California, especially in Napa and Sonoma. Contributing Editor Virginie Boone taps Napa native and wine-industry vet Paula Kornell on why regional sparkling wine is on the rise and who is making some of the best.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

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

Panchodog ,

Great Subscription

So many great wines out there. Helps focus on the great ones. Example in recent podcast the recommended Holdredge Russian River. This is an outstanding wine for those that can’t afford Kosta Browne but want to drink a great Pinot.

Newportchris ,

Amazingly good wine

This podcast came out of nowhere for me. But once I began listening, I have learned a lot. The hosts, the topics, even the theme music engages you like a nice lunch or dinner date with someone extra special. Captivating and definitely subscribed!

My only gripe is the new introduction for season three. The previous introduction was far better.

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