Category Archives: Old World

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 137 — Winemaking Apprentice Ian Renwick Gives the Inside View on French Winemaking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/137_Ep__137_Winemaking_Apprentice_Ian_Renwick_gives_the_Inside_View_on_French_Winemaking.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:32:38 — 85.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we have a complementary podcast to the one we did with Ryan Schmaltz, who did a giant pivot in his career to pursue his winemaking dream. This time we talk to Ian...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 119 — The Grape Miniseries, Cabernet Franc

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/119_Ep_119__Grape_Miniseries_Cabernet_Franc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:27 — 34.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter some thanks and two awesome listener questions, we take up Cabernet Franc, the parent of some of the delicious red grapes you know!  From interesting, unexpected origins, to how it spread through France, we cover 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...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 057 — Benchmark Wines of the Old World

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/57Ep057_BenchmarkWinesOldWorld.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:48 — 25.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFollowing a catch up on shout-outs (thank you so much for the comments!) and a listener question about “bottleshock” and transport of wine, we hit the main topic, given to us by Paula Kidwell,...

Wine For Normal People Video: What is Vintage?

If you haven’t already seen the two videos that are live, hop over to YouTube. This installment: Vintage. It’s so much simpler than most people think and in this one, I break it down.  Watch below or check out the new YouTube Channel! Wine For Normal People on YouTube...

Getting Up To Speed On Vintage: Start With 2011!

I’ve talked about vintage before, but as harvest time hits in the Northern Hemisphere (remember it’s in March/April in the Southern Hemisphere) I’ve got an opportunity to discuss it again in a useful way.    In the last month or so, the wine press has been going nuts, excitedly reporting...

Wine For Normal People Radio : Episode 023 Wine Translations — A Wine By Any Other Name Is EXACTLY the Same (Grape, That Is!)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/WFNP-023-2011-07-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:27 — 16.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSNot only do “Old World” (Europe) and the “New World” (everywhere else) have different approaches to making wine, it carries through right to the way they name stuff. In this ‘cast we explain the...