Audio Blog 8: In Defense of the French AOC System

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_8__In_Defense_of_the_AOC_System.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:27 — 13.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAsk a European wine lover about the classification systems of Europe – you know the ones that may drive you crazy because they require that the labels don’t state the grape on the bottle...

Audio blog #7: An Spanish Original — Verdejo from Rueda, Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_7__Verdejo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:24 — 6.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI love wines from Spain. For many reasons. They’re often inexpensive yet high quality. When they’re good, they’re fresh, layered, and delicious. And maybe best of all, they’re originals – you don’t see every...

Wine for Normal People Radio Ep 167: Champagne — The Region

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_167__Champagne_--_The_Region.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:16 — 49.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis time we address the fascinating terroir, land, climate, and history of Champagne. This is the less-told story of the region, not the one about how the wine is made or the different types...

Audio blog #6: What exactly IS Côtes du Rhône?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_6__What_Exactly_IS_Ctes_du_Rhne_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:00 — 6.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a repost of a previous article, edited and with an audio component. I headed to one of my favorite wine shops the other day and I started speaking with a wine consultant...

Audio Blog 5: What’s the difference between cheap and expensive wine?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_5__The_Difference_Between_Cheap_and_Expensive_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:01 — 7.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis article is a rewrite of an earlier blog post and includes an audio blog component. Every so often I get a question about the difference between cheap wine and better wine: “What’s the real...

Audio Blog #4: Txakolina – A Basque Wine You Should Know About

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/04_Audio_blog_4__Txakolina_A_Basque_Wine_You_Should_Know_About.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:59 — 7.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis article is a rewrite of an earlier blog post and includes an audio blog component. I know it sounds mean, but you’ll never hear me say “drink what you like.” Why? Because if you...

Audio Blog #3: Geekin’ on Greece

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/03_Audio_blog_3__Geekin_on_Greece.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:39 — 9.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS*This is an update and repost of a previous post, which you can find here. I haven’t addressed Greece enough on the blog or in the podcast. And that’s partially because although it has great...

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Ep 165, What Brexit Means for Wine with Jane Anson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/165_Ep_165__What_Brexit_Means_for_Wine_with_Jane_Anson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:51 — 27.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSJane Anson, brilliant contributing editor and Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter Magazine (and nominee for Louis Roederer’s 2016 Feature’s writer and online communicator of the year) returns! She and I take on geopolitics and wine!...

Ep 164: Yarra Valley of Australia with Simone Madden-Grey

Introducing Simone Madden-Grey, our new “down under” correspondent, who will be helping us explore the world of wines from Australia and New Zealand. After meeting her and learning of her fascinating background we discuss the Yarra Valley, an excellent cool climate region of Australia.  Simone’s Web site, Happy Wine Woman: https://happywinewoman.com  And a...

Audio Blog 2: The Problem With U.S. Shipping Law

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/02_Audio_blog_2__The_Problem_with_US_Shipping_Law.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:24 — 11.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’ve Freed Some of the Grapes…But Only on Paper I’ve discussed my disdain for some of the legal restrictions that the United States government has historically placed on wine, but I’ve never really taken...

Podcast Ep 163: Getting to Know White Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_163__Getting_to_Know_White_Wines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:15 — 31.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWhite wines often get dismissed as being less complex than reds but that’s hardly the case. In this episode we review aromatic v non aromatic whites and how to navigate whites to find styles...
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