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 120 — Margaret River, Australia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/120_Ep__120_Margaret_River_Australia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:26 — 37.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFor Australia Day, we revisit this amazing continent and one of its finest wine gems — Margaret River. As Australia emerges from its post-critter wine era, the country is in need of a reset....

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...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 058 Benchmark Wines of the New World

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/58Ep058_BenchmarkWinesNewWorld.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:46 — 19.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAnd this week we complete the duo with the list of benchmark wines from the New World. After shout outs and a great listener question from Jason L. on Facebook about how to live as an...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 33 — The Grape Miniseries, Cabernet Sauvignon

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/33Ep033_TheGrapeMini-Series--CabernetSauvignon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:44 — 18.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are back at it — the Grape Miniseries makes a triumphant return! While drinking a rather skunked and old Napa version, MC Ice and I tackle the King of the Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon....

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 031 — Bargain Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/11_9_11BargainsFinal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 19.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSMC 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...

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...