Category Archives: Grapes

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Audio blog 13 — Cool Weather Whites

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_13__Cool_Weather_Whites.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:43 — 9.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen the weather is cold, I often just want to reach for a red. It’s got higher alcohol, is served at a warmer temperature, and it’s great with hearty food. But I’m here to...

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Ep 173 — Pfalz, Germany

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/173_Ep_173__Pfalz_Germany.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:56 — 36.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSPfalz is the region for you if you have the question: How do I get into German wine If I hate sweet stuff? Here’s the outline from the show… FIRST: Don’t forget to VOTE...

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 169: Priorat, Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_169__Priorat_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:17 — 44.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSA small production area of Spain, Priorat is one of only two DOCa (highest quality) regions of the country. These wines are expensive, but for good reason – they’re in short supply and are...

ACORN Winery: The Art and Magic of Perfect Balance

In my push to work on the “Wine for Normal People” book (draft done, selling to publishers in process!), many things took a back seat. Among those I feel guiltiest about: not reviewing the ACORN Winery samples that Bill and Betsy Nachbur so generously sent to me for consideration in...

Audio blog 9: Garnacha: In the Shadows No More

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_9__Garnacha_Tinta_Red_Grenache.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:38 — 13.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS Let’s say you had a friend whom you loved in a group setting but whom, alone, you found to be over the top, obnoxious, rude, and sort of base or low class. Try...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 168: Campania, Italy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_168__Campania_Italy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:07 — 55.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn the shin of Italy’s boot, Campania is the province south of Rome. The area encompasses the tourist areas of Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and some of the most unique, tastiest wines in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...