Category Archives: Wine Tasting

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 133 — Vinport.com/WFNP Wines for June

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/133_Ep_133__Vinport.com_WFNP_Wines_June.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:06 — 26.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a podcast to accompany the 9 wines we have posted on the Vinport.com/WFNP page. It details the wines and wine types and serves as a tasting guide for you to decide what...

Wine for Normal People Radio – Ep 131: Observations from a Trip to Sonoma, CA

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/131_Ep_131__Observations_From_A_Trip_To_Sonoma_CA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:15 — 45.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter a recent trip to Sonoma, we reflect on how things have improved in the past few years. The maturity of the region, including the quality of the wine and creativity of the producers, the family legacy of...

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 099 — What are Tannins?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/99_Ep_099__What_is_Tannin_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:54 — 23.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou may think you know everything you need to know about tannin but in what could be our dorkiest podcast yet, we share a bunch of nerdy facts about tannin. And the show outline:...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 096 — The Difference Between Cheap & Expensive Wine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/96_Ep_096__Difference_Btw_Cheap__Expensive_Wine.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:23 — 20.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSBased on a blog post I wrote on the same subject, in this episode we talk abut the three important things that distinguish cheap plonk from well made wine. Here are a few links...

What’s the difference between cheap and expensive wine?

Every so often I get a question about the difference between cheap wine and better wine: “What’s the real difference? Why spend $25 when I can spend $2.50? Seriously, it’s just fermented grapes. Isn’t it all the same?” No. And despite the articles and taste tests of experts where the...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 092 — Serving Wine at the Right Temperature

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/92_Ep_092__Serving_Wine_at_the_Right_Temp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:54 — 16.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSOur last episode of 2013 was on a hugely important wine topic: serving temperatures. Seems trivial but a wine served too warm or too cold will taste totally different from one served at the...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 076 — Are Wine Reviews BS?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/76Ep076_AreWineReviewsBS_NoBleeps.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:43 — 19.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS Based on a popular article that circulated in a tech mag, proclaiming that “Wine Reviews are BS” and a bunch of listener questions we’ve received, we tackle the article and other critiques of the...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 055 — Improving and Understanding Your Palate

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/55Ep055_ImprovingYourPalate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:39 — 23.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we talk about some tactics for improving and understanding your tasting skills and palate. I’ve been doinga ton of classes lately and have realized that so many people are spooked by describing...