Category Archives: Podcast

Wine for Normal People Podcast, Ep 179: Thomas Jefferson — America’s First Wine Nerd

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_179__Thomas_Jefferson_-_Americas_First_Wine_Nerd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:13 — 50.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou know I’m a sucker for history, and this was a fascinating one to research. Through Thomas Jefferson’s detailed records, we’re able to learn so much about wine during the late 1700s and early...

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Ep 178, Slovenia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_178__Slovenia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:04 — 30.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS Slovenia is small but it’s up and coming! It’s a fascinating place with a long winemaking tradition that should pique your interest. ________________________________________________________ Before you read on, a great thanks to our sponsor:...

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 174: Last minute gifts, holiday, and New Year’s Eve wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/147_Ep_174__Last_Minute_Holiday__New_Years_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:51 — 33.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAn end of year podcast to help you figure out stuff like: What wine to gift if you’re on a budget, or not, what defines a “special” occasion, how to get the host 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 Audio Blog 11: Beaujolais Cru

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audioblog_11__Beaujolais_Cru.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:13 — 6.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSEvery year on the third Thursday in November at midnight, Beaujolais Nouveau hits store shelves, cafés, and restaurants around the world and (a declining number) of people rush out to get this invention of...

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 172: The One Wine Thanksgiving Solution

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_172__The_One_Wine_Thanksgiving_Solution.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:39 — 49.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThanksgiving is a meal with so much complexity that you may just want to think about streamlining your wine choices. We offer a “one wine” solution — versatile choices that go with everything —...

Bonus Audio: An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Bonus__An_Ode_to_Halloween_Candy_Pairing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.7MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSA poem…because Halloween is our favorite holiday! An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing… Halloween was fun, now it’s day of the dead So don’t make a mistake that will mess with your head Although...

Audio Blog 10: Organic and Biodynamic Wine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/10_Audio_blog_10__Organic_and_Biodynamic_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI LOVE the idea of organic and Biodynamic wine (and food for that matter). Perhaps it’s because I was raised by a hippie mom (I knew what macrobiotic meant by the time I was like 5) or maybe...

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...

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 8: In Defense of the French AOC System

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_8__In_Defense_of_the_AOC_System.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:27 — 13.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAsk a European wine lover about the classification systems of Europe – you know the ones that may drive you crazy because they require that the labels don’t state the grape on the bottle...

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...

Audio Blog 5: What’s the difference between cheap and expensive wine?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_5__The_Difference_Between_Cheap_and_Expensive_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:01 — 7.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis article is a rewrite of an earlier blog post and includes an audio blog component. Every so often I get a question about the difference between cheap wine and better wine: “What’s the real...