Category Archives: 101

Virginia Wine Great #1: Linden Vineyards

My recent trip to Virginia wine country wasn’t a maiden voyage — I’d been there about 2 years ago and had been impressed with most of what I saw. At that point, this was a region on the cusp of something special. There were top players like Barboursville and King Family who could...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 128: Interview with a Sake Sommelier

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/128_Ep_128__Interview_with_a_Sake_Sommelier.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:43 — 67.7MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week listener Jenn Y and I interview Tomomi Muraki Duquette, a sake sommelier from Niigata City who schools us in everything sake! We cover everything you need to allow you to explore the...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 099 — What are Tannins?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/99_Ep_099__What_is_Tannin_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:54 — 23.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou may think you know everything you need to know about tannin but in what could be our dorkiest podcast yet, we share a bunch of nerdy facts about tannin. And the show outline:...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 095 -Australia Overview

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/95_Ep_095__Australia_Overview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:17 — 23.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn honor of Australia Day, this week’s podcast is on the Land Down Under. From climate, to grapes, to regions, and a precautionary marketing tale, we give a high level overview of the basics...

101 on Walla Walla, Washington in the Northwestern, U.S. (A Very Amazing Place)

Post Summary1. Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines 2. Getting there3. What makes Walla Walla different? Some history, growing conditions, the wine character4. A Little Ancient History: The Missoula Floods and why they matter to Walla Walla wine 5. Travel Tips_________________________________________   Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous winesWhat can I say about Walla Walla, Washington? That the...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 60, Bordeaux Part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/60Ep060_BordeauxPt2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:23 — 16.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI feel like I’m writing a script for Masterpiece Theater (a Public Broadcasting show in the US with high quality yet very dorky programming usually based on literature)…  “And in this installment, we find...