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Wine for Normal People Podcast — Ep 182: Marina Marcarino of Punset, Organic Winemaking Pioneer of Barbaresco

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_182__Marina_Marcarino_of_Punset_Organic_Winemaking_Pioneer_of_Barbaresco.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24:58 — 97.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSContinuing the Women’s History Month winemaker series, I speak with Marina Marcarino of Punset in Barbaresco, Italy. She is one of Italy’s most respected and influential female winemakers. In the late 1980’s, she ignored...

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 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...

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 170: Isabelle Legeron, Leader of the Natural Wine Movement

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_170__Isabelle_Legeron_Leader_of_the_Natural_Wine_Movement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:10 — 62.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIsabelle Legeron is France’s only female Master of Wine, and one of only 343 MWs worldwide. Winner of the Madame Bollinger award for Excellence in Tasting, and the Villa Maria award for Viticulture, she was...

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...

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 167: Champagne — The Region

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_167__Champagne_--_The_Region.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:16 — 49.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis time we address the fascinating terroir, land, climate, and history of Champagne. This is the less-told story of the region, not the one about how the wine is made or the different types...

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...