Category Archives: Wine Industry

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...

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Ep 165, What Brexit Means for Wine with Jane Anson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/165_Ep_165__What_Brexit_Means_for_Wine_with_Jane_Anson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:51 — 27.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSJane Anson, brilliant contributing editor and Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter Magazine (and nominee for Louis Roederer’s 2016 Feature’s writer and online communicator of the year) returns! She and I take on geopolitics and wine!...

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...

Podcast: Ep 162: Jason Haas of Tablas Creek in Paso Robles, CA

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_162__Jason_Haas_of_Tablas_Creek_in_Paso_Robles_CA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:20 — 66.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSJason Haas was the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year. As the GM and a partner in the Tables Creek Vineyard joint venture with the Perrin family of Rhône fame (Château de Beaucastel...

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 134 — How to Become a Winemaker with Ryan Schmaltz from Bella Winery

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/134_Ep_134__How_to_Become_a_Winemaker_with_Ryan_Schmaltz_from_Bella_Winery.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:37 — 60.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week, we have a great story for you! Ryan Schmaltz, podcast listener and chemistry Ph.D turned winemaker at Bella Winery and Wine Caves in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma shares his fascinating...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 130 — CA Pinot with Jim Morris of MacPhail Family Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_130__CA_Pinot_with_Jim_Morris_of_MacPhail_Family_Wines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:13 — 65.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode we talk with Jim Morris of MacPhail Family Wines. We discuss a lot of stuff with our old friend and one of the nicest guys in Sonoma. Topics range from: The...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 128: Interview with a Sake Sommelier

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/128_Ep_128__Interview_with_a_Sake_Sommelier.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:43 — 67.7MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week listener Jenn Y and I interview Tomomi Muraki Duquette, a sake sommelier from Niigata City who schools us in everything sake! We cover everything you need to allow you to explore the...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 127: A Bartender’s Take on Wine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/127_Ep_127__A_Bartenders_Take_on_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:34 — 46.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis co-podcast with Brian Weber from Bartender Journey will teach you a ton about what goes on behind the bar! From the danger of ordering rosé to how long a wine is open at a bar,...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 126: Arsenic in Wine with Dr. Carl Winter of UC Davis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_126__Arsenic_in_Wine_with_Dr._Carl_Winter.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:16 — 16.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSForget the scare-mongering media’s claims about arsenic in wine! We have the real deal. This week, I was HONORED to host Dr. Carl Winter, PhD, and professor at University of California at Davis. He’s...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 118 — ACORN Winery of Sonoma, California

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/118_Ep_118__ACORN_Winery_of_Sonoma_CA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:10 — 49.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFor this episode, I had the honor of talking with Bill and Betsy Nachbaur of ACORN Winery in Sonoma. From Sonoma history, to grape leaf shape, canopy management, barrel toast, and their specialty —...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 114 — New v. Old Guard Wine Lists

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_114__Old_v_New_Guard_Wine_Lists.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter recording the podcast, we had to add a disclaimer because we realized that this was a little insider-y for most people, but we still decided to launch this because there is a big debate raging in...