Category Archives: Wine Travel

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!...

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 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 124: Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_124__Wines_of_Languedoc-Roussillon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:50 — 34.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis huge wine producing region of southwest France is old, varied, and sort of inconsistent. There are a lot of misses here but a few big hits, mostly in the form of bubbles and...

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 —...

Montepulciano, Italy’s Red Gems: A Spotlight on Avignonesi

In and around the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, southeast of Florence and Siena, a clone of Sangiovese grows in dark, deep soils. The reds from this region taste more brooding and earthy than Sangiovese from other famed parts of Tuscany and despite their depth, they are often overshadowed by their...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 106: Tour de France Wine Coverage 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/106_Ep_106__Tour_de_France_Wine_Coverage_2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:36 — 34.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou don’t have to watch the Tour de France to love this podcast. We use the route of the Tour to cover the wine regions that the 2014 Tour de France pedaled through —...

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 104 — New Zealand Wine with George Geris of Villa Maria, Pt 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/104_Ep_104__New_Zealand_with_George_Geris_Pt_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS For this podcast, I had the opportunity to ask great questions of George Geris, winemaker for the large New Zealand winery, Villa Maria. He has been all over the world learning his craft but has been a...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 095 -Australia Overview

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/95_Ep_095__Australia_Overview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:17 — 23.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn honor of Australia Day, this week’s podcast is on the Land Down Under. From climate, to grapes, to regions, and a precautionary marketing tale, we give a high level overview of the basics...