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 94: Summer 2021 Outdoor "Entertaining"
In this episode, we take a look at how to make summer entertaining extra special this year. Associate Managing Editor of Print Layla Schlack talks to Cory Holt, a sommelier with Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Bridges Wine Culture consulting, and Tahiirah Habibi, founder of Hue Society and a previous 40 Under 40 honoree, about crowd-pleasing bottles that go with anything you might be serving at your barbecue or picnic, as well as what to bust out to make any summer gathering feel like a party.
Episode 93: The Current State of American Lagers
Though largely associated with big, international brewing companies, lagers are having a craft moment.
To tap into the trend, Beer Editor John Holl speaks with Todd DiMatteo of Good Word Brewing & Public House in Georgia, and Khristopher Johnson of Green Bench Brewery in Florida, about the current state of American craft lagers.
From familiar styles with new-age hops to collaborations that revive forgotten substyles, grab a pint of your favorite cold one and enjoy this lager lowdown.
Episode 92: The Wide World of Italian Sparkling Wine
Winemakers across Italy produce a wide range of sparkling wines. But with so much variety, it can be a little tricky to know exactly what kind of final wine you should expect in any given glass.
To help break it down, Tasting Director Alexander Peartree talks with Giuseppe LoCascio about four of the country’s prominent sparkling wine selections: Prosecco, Franciacorta, Trentodoc and Lambrusco.
They cover what sets each of these sparkling wines apart, and why they are great go-tos for any occasion.
Episode 91: Is There Anything New to Say About Rosé?
In this episode, Associate Managing Editor of Digital, Emily Saladino, speaks with sommelier and natural wine consultant Margot Mazur and The Lotus and the Vines founder Larissa Dubose. The three discuss how climate change and last year’s wildfires played a vital role in how winemakers pivoted from full-bodied reds to rosés with minimal skin contact. They also explore the style’s recent history, popularity and where might the great pink wave be off to next.
Episode 90: Exploring the Drinks Influence of First Australians
Australia has a long history of wine production, but broad understanding of Australia’s winemaking origins, especially the influence of Aboriginal culture, is sparse, and the contributions of the First Nations People of Australia are often overlooked or undervalued. To discuss this history and how programs and producers are advancing modern dialogues, Contributing Editor Christina Pickard speaks to drinks industry veterans Curly Haslam-Coates and Gary Green.
Episode 89: Is Wine Art?
In this episode, we go a little deep and talk about a somewhat philosophical question. Is wine art? Wine drinkers often romanticize the art and poetry of winemaking, but it’s impossible to ignore the science behind wine production.
Care to fall down this rabbit hole with us?
Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo speaks to Winemaker/Vineyard Manager Rachel Rose of Bryn Mawr Vineyards in Salem, Oregon, to discuss the reality of making wine, and if what’s in the bottle can truly be considered art.
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.
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
Lauren puts on a great show
As an Aussie (living in the US) - I enjoyed going home to Australia in the recent episode on the long overlooked aboriginal culture in regards to their accomplishments in the wine world. Lauren brings incredibly interesting guests and topics related to the wine world. 10/5