Category Archives: Winemakers

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 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 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 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...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 089 — Terroir v. The Winemaker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/89_Ep_089__Terroir_vs_the_Winemaker.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:12 — 20.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter shameless plugs for our nomination for the Best Food & Drink Podcast Award (such an honor to be nominated!), and a reminder about the wines I selected for you to check out and buy on Vinport.com,...

Wine for Normal People Radio Ep 075: Interview with David “Merf” Merfeld of Northstar in Walla Walla

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep075InterviewwithDavid_Merf_MerfeldofNorthstarinWA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:03 — 24.7MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we’ve got a different kind of show for you! No M.C. Ice, but instead a terrific interview with winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld from Northstar Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.    This 43 minutes...

Wine For Normal People Radio Episode 064: Oak Revisited (Dork Remix)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/64Ep064_OakRevisited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:37 — 27.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen we first started the podcast, we didn’t know what the appetite for dorkiness was. After almost 2 years of doing this, we’ve realized it’s VORACIOUS!! Yay! That means I can go hog-wild in...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 62 — Our Most Memorable Wines (So Far)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep062MemorableWinessofarFINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:38 — 21.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we cover lots of ground but the main topic is from listener, Tony Jacobson. Thanks so much for the suggestion! Here is the show:  ….and the show notes: First, a special word...

Wine For Normal People Radio : Episode 019 How a Grape Becomes A Wine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/WFNP-019-2011-06-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:22 — 20.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSBy popular request…on this podcast we tackle the very nerdy topic of how wine is made. We tried to follow the flavor and not get too dorky about the technical details. MC Ice guest...