Category Archives: Audio Blog

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Audio Blog #4: Txakolina – A Basque Wine You Should Know About

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/04_Audio_blog_4__Txakolina_A_Basque_Wine_You_Should_Know_About.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:59 — 7.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis article is a rewrite of an earlier blog post and includes an audio blog component. I know it sounds mean, but you’ll never hear me say “drink what you like.” Why? Because if you...

Audio Blog #3: Geekin’ on Greece

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/03_Audio_blog_3__Geekin_on_Greece.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:39 — 9.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS*This is an update and repost of a previous post, which you can find here. I haven’t addressed Greece enough on the blog or in the podcast. And that’s partially because although it has great...

Audio Blog 2: The Problem With U.S. Shipping Law

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/02_Audio_blog_2__The_Problem_with_US_Shipping_Law.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:24 — 11.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’ve Freed Some of the Grapes…But Only on Paper I’ve discussed my disdain for some of the legal restrictions that the United States government has historically placed on wine, but I’ve never really taken...

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...