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Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.

Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.
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Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.

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Episodes

Celebrating Champagne

12/31/2018
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Today, as we are about to usher in the New Year of 2019, we talk about Champagne and what makes it such a luxury item at such a premium price. We also touch on what the future holds in store for the region of Champagne. Thank you so much for listening and we'll see you in February!

Duration:00:34:37

Luxury Wines For The Holidays

12/3/2018
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Today's episode is all about luxury wines for the holiday season. We'll discuss the various growing regions around the world and give our suggestions on what we consider--as well as the critics consider--to be some of the best wines from that region. It's an attempt to give you a little perspective when it comes to buying gifts for wine aficionados in the hopes you come out on top!

Duration:00:57:03

Ice and Fortified Wines

11/25/2018
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Ice Wines and Fortified Wines are our topics on today's episode. We'll start with Ice Wine, what it is, where it's most popularly produced and what makes it so unique, followed by a few ice wine cocktail recipes, then onto fortified wines from Madeira to Marsala, Port to Vermouth and beyond. Thank you so much for listening! And we'll see you next week as we make our way into the Month of December and all the joy that has in store for oenophiles!

Duration:00:40:43

Wine & Cheese Pairing

11/17/2018
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Today, we discuss wine and cheese and how to pair the two. We'll demystify how exactly one goes about choosing which wine goes with what cheese as well as make suggestions for exceptional pairings for your Thanksgiving Day table. Thank you for listening and we'll see you next week!

Duration:00:31:53

Thanksgiving Day Wine Selections

11/11/2018
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Let's talk turkey! On today's episode, we discuss the history of Thanksgiving and then saunter over to what wines would be the best pairings for your Thanksgiving Day feast. We offer general suggestions at first, then drill down into more specific recommendations we hope you'll find helpful. Thank you so much for listening and we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:39:24

Wine & Literature

11/4/2018
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Wine and Literature, the two are inextricably linked over the centuries. It seems the creative drive in many writers has been aided by a little vino (or a cocktail or two), releasing the artistic hubris, as it were, and allowing the writer to come into full blossom. Come take a stroll with us as we explore this relationship between writer and wine on today's episode!

Duration:00:29:00

Spooky Wines & Creepy Cocktails

10/29/2018
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Good Day, Groupies! Today's episode is somewhat haunted. Its focus is on wines and cocktails that will make your Halloween festivities frightfully fun and entertaining! Join us as we offer various ghoulish suggestions and along the way, there just may be a few ghosts, monsters and werewolves that chime in! Thank you so much for listening!

Duration:00:41:26

Oktoberfest

10/20/2018
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On today's episode, we focus on Oktoberfest. It's all about that wonderful German celebration that occurs toward the end of September and rolls into October in Munich and, ultimately, around the world. We'll delve into the history and touch on those places that celebrate throughout. We'll also discuss our favorite pumpkin beers, given that it's that time of year!

Duration:00:38:20

A Little Bubbly, If You Please

10/14/2018
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Today is all about bubbles! Champagne has more than a few wonderful aspects to it, not the least of which is its effervescent qualities. But do you know the history behind this most delicious of elixirs? Come with us today on a journey into the world of Champagne. Discover its history, uncover some of its more renowned producers and come to appreciate exactly why people are so enamored by it. So strap in because, like a cork about to pop, we're launching into the stratosphere with an...

Duration:00:56:05

Mollydooker

10/8/2018
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Mollydooker, that awe-inspiring Australian winery, is our focus on today's episode. We'll discuss some of the winery's background as well as have a pleasant chat with Mollydooker's International Brand Ambassador, Luke Marquis. It was great to be able to have the opportunity to interview Luke and we hope you find this episode to be one of many reasons to head to your favorite wine shop to pick up a bottle or two of Mollydooker's remarkable wines! As always, we thank you for listening!

Duration:00:30:32

Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia

9/30/2018
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We'll be swinging by four important growing regions on today's episode: Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Each has its own uniqueness but all produce remarkable wines. So put your chardonnay aside and grab a Grüner Veltliner or Tokaj because we're delving into new grape territories!

Duration:00:42:45

A Teutonic Tutorial on German Wine

9/23/2018
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Today, we discuss German wine and oh, do we have fun with pronunciations! From Riesling to Spätburgunder, German wines are wonderfully delicious, nuanced wines worth of exploration. And they are far more than merely sweet wines, as you'll discover. They are wines that intrigue and beguile. Thanks for listening and welcome to Germany!

Duration:00:42:59

Kosher Wine & Food

9/16/2018
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In today's episode, we discuss Kosher wine and Kosher food and what is behind the somewhat confusing issue of what exactly makes something Kosher.

Duration:00:29:26

We'll Return on Sept. 15, 2018

9/10/2018
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Due to a personal matter, we will be off air until Sept. 15, 2018.

Duration:00:00:28

A Napa & Sonoma Valley Overview

8/31/2018
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On today's episode, we talk about the Napa & Sonoma Valleys, their history, what make them unique, and what gives them such renown. This discussion is broad in nature and is meant simply as an overview, with a more detailed and nuanced focus coming in future episodes. We hope you enjoy and as always, we are grateful for your interest!

Duration:00:50:16

A One Day Jaunt in Napa & Sonoma

8/26/2018
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On today's episode, we venture into California's Wine Country. We stop by a couple of wineries--one of which is very high-end and wishes to remain anonymous--as well as have an eye-opening dining experience. Come join us as we leisurely tour around the Napa and Sonoma Valleys!

Duration:00:31:50

Of Fire & Wine

8/19/2018
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Today's episode is highly topical in that it's about the raging fires in Northern California and their effects on the region and the harm they do to people, property, vineyards and to our country as a whole.

Duration:00:30:21

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

8/11/2018
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Today, we discuss Robert Sinskey Vineyards, one of the premier wineries in Napa Valley. Discover their remarkably crafted, organic and biodynamic wines and find out about the heart and soul of this most unique of wineries.

Duration:00:42:56

Absinthe: In Search of the Green Fairy

8/5/2018
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Absinthe. The name conjures up images of Parisian artists, painters and poets creating in a jade haze of inebriation. But what is absinthe really all about? And why was it banned and then made legal once again? Join us as we seek to uncover the fascinating story of this most unique of spirits.

Duration:01:03:35

Tenuta Torciano Winery

7/29/2018
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In today's episode, we listen in on an event hosted by the American Wine Society with Tenuta Torciano, a distinguished Italian winery located in San Gimignano. Discover their remarkable wines, delicious olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar. For more information, check out their website And to see where their located, here is a Google Map link

Duration:01:08:19