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Wine for Normal People Podcast: Ep 178, Slovenia

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: The Great Courses Plus! The Great Courses Plus has over 8,000 lectures on a ton of subjects,...

Bonus Audio: An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing

A 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 some have an empty bowl where once there were sweets Most of us have tons of...

Audio Blog 10: Organic and Biodynamic Wine

I 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 it’s because I’m an earth sign (Virgo), but actually, I think it’s because...

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

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 as you may, you just couldn’t hang out with the friend on a one-on-one basis, and ultimately,...