Category Archives: Terroir

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...

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 105 — New Zealand Wine with George Geris of Villa Maria, Pt 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/105_Ep_105__New_Zealand_with_George_Geris_Pt_II.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:51 — 24.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we have part II of the interview with George Geris of Villa Maria. He’s been the winemaker for 17 years and has seen the evolution of New Zealand’s wine scene. This time...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 089 — Terroir v. The Winemaker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/89_Ep_089__Terroir_vs_the_Winemaker.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:12 — 20.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter shameless plugs for our nomination for the Best Food & Drink Podcast Award (such an honor to be nominated!), and a reminder about the wines I selected for you to check out and buy on Vinport.com,...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 086 — All About Bordeaux’s Château Palmer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/86_Ep_086__All_About_Chateau_Palmer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:30 — 28.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn a continuation of my amazing interview with Jean-Louis Carbonnier of the prestigious Bordeaux property Château Palmer, this week we talk more about the wines of the Château and what makes them so good. ...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 085 — Inside Bordeaux with Château Palmer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/85_Ep_085__Inside_Bordeaux_w_Ch_Palmer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:23 — 26.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS I had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Louis Carbonnier, the Director of the Americas for one of the most esteemed Bordeaux châteaux, Château Palmer and the owner of the communications firm Carbonnier Communications. Download on iTunes or listen here: This...

101 on Walla Walla, Washington in the Northwestern, U.S. (A Very Amazing Place)

Post Summary1. Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines 2. Getting there3. What makes Walla Walla different? Some history, growing conditions, the wine character4. A Little Ancient History: The Missoula Floods and why they matter to Walla Walla wine 5. Travel Tips_________________________________________   Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous winesWhat can I say about Walla Walla, Washington? That the...