Category Archives: Winemaking Terms

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 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 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 098 — Listener Q&A/ Grammar Girl

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/98_Ep_098__Listener_QA__Grammar_Girl.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:10 — 21.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter a few great questions from listeners, we have a celebrity guest: Grammar Girl, the best selling author, award-winning podcaster, and brain behind Quickanddirtytips.com. She answers dorky questions about wine grammar in her fun,...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 093 — What is Residual Sugar?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_093_What_is_Residual_Sugar_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:38 — 22.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe start off 2014 with an awesome podcast on a tough topic: Residual sugar or RS, as wine people like to call it. But first, a few links we mention: If you want to...

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: Ep 053 — Rosé, Blush, and Other Pink Stuff

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/53Ep053_RoseBlushandOtherPinkStuff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:34 — 23.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we tackle the pink…a wine you need to be drinking. After a great listener question on whether or not lots of bubbles in a sparkling wine indicate quality (listen to find out!),...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 36 — Common Winemaking Terms Defined

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/36Ep036_CommonWineMakingTermsDefined.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:54 — 19.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSTo start 2012, we’ve got NEW MUSIC (so don’t be freaked out when you listen!). If you didn’t see my previous post, we were chosen as “Best New Arts Podcast” in Apple’s 2011 Rewind!...