Category Archives: Chile

Audio Blog #1: Carmenère, the Best Grape Story Ever Told

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/01_Audio_blog_1__Carmenere_The_Greatest_Grape_Story_Ever_Told.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:45 — 8.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS*This is an update and repost of a previous post, which you can find here. Part of the reason I love wine is that every grape has a story. Whether it’s that the grape...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 70 — Chile

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/70Ep070_Chile.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:22 — 20.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast we cover Chile, a country with some really great wines and some very interesting history behind it in the wine world.  After a retraction and re-giving of thanks to a listener...

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...

The Best Grape Story of All Time: Carmenère

Part of the reason I love wine is that every grape has a story. Whether it be that the grape has been native to an area for centuries (like Sangiovese in Tuscany), or found to be the love child of some other popular grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon is the illegitimate kid...

Carménère: Not All Are Created Equal

Last week, I told my sister that I was doing a live blogging event with Wines of Chile. She was really excited for me. Then I told her I’d be tasting 8 Carménères. Her tone changed. Sympathy city. “That stuff tastes like shit,” I think were her exact words. I...