Category Archives: Australia

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...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 095 -Australia Overview

In 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 of the oldest, driest inhabited continent that makes some pretty excellent wine! Check out the blog...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 031 — Bargain Wines

MC Ice (normal wine person, husband, and podcast host extraordinaire) and I are back from hiatus this week. We start with a thanks to everyone for their hospitality on our Napa/Sonoma Harvest trip! I’m chronicling it on the blog, so scroll down (and up) for details! Shout outs from iTunes...

A Cool, New White Grape to Explore: Semillon

I’ve been in a very red wine state of mind lately, but as I was trolling the aisles of one of my favorite local stores (that, as an aside, inexplicably put down a faux marble floor that made me think of some of the garish homes of my Long Island...

Greg Norman: A Good, Cheap Australian Chardonnay

I’m ditching the limerick this week for a quickie review because it’s related to the post from earlier this week…the poor poetry will return next week. So, I talked a ton about Australian wine earlier this week in my post on Torbreck Shiraz (and even included my video debut!) and...

Blah. A boring Australian Blend: Terra Barossa

Ok, so I have a propensity for European wines (aka, the Old World). I like the complexity. I like the dirt. I like the minerals. But I do appreciate a big fruit bomb from time to time (three delicious words: Clarendon Hills Grenache). But it takes an awesome New World...