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Ep 184 - Fitou AOC

This week we are talking about the Fitou AOC. Fitou is a small wine appellation in southern France that is a part of the larger Languedoc-Roussillon wine region area. Wine Recommendations Maison Carrel Sous la Montagne Fitou 2016 - priced around $25. Gérard Bertrand Fitou 2009 - priced around $20. Sources Wine Searcher https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-fitouWine Folly: Languedoc Roussillon Wine Region Languedoc Wines Fitou AOC The Guardian: Fitou Wine


Ep 183 - Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines

This week features our interview with viticulturist and winemaker Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines our of Napa Valley. Wines from Hesperian Wines - note that these wines were provided as samples to us but the opinions below are our own. Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - priced around $33 2015 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon - priced around $100. 2015 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard - priced around $150


Ep 182 - Wine in the News August 2019

Below are the articles we reference in this week's episode. TTB Publishes NPRMs to Repeal Standards of Fill for Wine and Distilled Spirits Bordeaux Vintners Convicted of Fraud, but Fellow Winemakers Cry Foul France Is Changing Key Wine Regulations Food colouring found in blue wines Winery Lawsuit Ramps Up the Drama


Ep 181 - Fin du Fresne of Chamisal Vineyards and Malene Wines

This week features our interview with Fin du Fresne the winemaker at Chamisal Vineyards and Malen Wines out of the Central Coast area of California. Wine Recommendations - We received these wines as samples but the tasting notes and opinions are ours. Malene Wines 2017 Rosé - priced around $22. 2018 Old Vine Rosé of Grenache - priced around $35. 2018 Rosé of Mourvedre - priced around $35. Chamisal Vineyards 2017 Stainless Chardonnay - priced around $18. 2017 Monterey County...


Ep 180 - David Eakle of Pope Valley Winery

This week features our interview with David Eakle of Pope Valley Winery out of Napa Valley. Wines featured in this episode - these wines were sent to us as samples. 2018 Sauvignon Blanc - a really wonderful representation of a warmer style SB with lots of stonefruit and tropical aromas and flavors, and is also a refined and delicate wine - so a great pairing with light seafood dishes. 2016 Sangiovese - great crowd pleader wine. This is your pizza pairing wine. Sangiovese is the grape of...


Ep 179 - Dogliani DOCG and Dolcetto

This week we are talking about the Dogliani DOCG and the Dolcetto grape. Wine Recommendations: Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2017 - priced $26. Anna Maria Abbona Sorì dij But 2016 - $17. Sources: Italian Wine Central Piemonteland Wikipedia Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani Somm Select


Ep 178 - Four Wines August 2019 Edition

It’s time for another four wines episode. Every couple of months we talk about four different wines we've tasted recently and want to share with our listeners. Wine Recommendations Famille Hugel Gentil 2016 - priced around $12. Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2017 - priced around $14. Cantina Colli Euganei Extra Dry Prosecco 2017 - priced around $16. Les Hauts de Trintaudon 2010 - priced around $15.


Ep 177 - Orvieto DOC

This week we are talking about the Orvieto DOC which is an Italian wine region located in western side of Umbria in Central Italy. Wine Recommendations La Carraia Orvieto Classico 2017 - priced around $11. Rocca Delle Macie Orvieto Classico 2018 - priced around $9. Sources: Wine Folly Wikipedia Italian Wine Central Winebow Orvieto ConsortiumVinepair Umbria Tourism


Ep 176 - Aging Wine

This week we demystify the topic of aging wine. Check out the links below to read more about aging wine. Sources used for this episode: Wine Enthusiast: What Really Happens as Wine Ages? Vinepair Guide to Aging Wine The Wine Cellar Insider: Complete Guide to Properly Cellaring Wine and Aging Wine Wine Folly: Deciding How long to Age Wine Wine Folly: Four Traits of Wine that Age Well Wine Spectator: Is It Worth It to Age Wines Anymore? Wikipedia: Aging Wine Also check out Ep 095 to hear...


Ep 175 - Theodora Lee of Theopolis Vineyards

This week features our interview with Theodora Lee or also known as Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards. She is the owner and founder of Theopolis Vineyards in Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley. Wine Featured in this episode - These wines were sent to us as samples by Theopolis Vineyards. 2016 Yorkville Highlands Symphony - priced around $22 2016 Estate Grown Rosé Of Petite Sirah - priced around $25 2017 Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir - priced around $42 2016 Estate Grown Petite...


Ep 174 - Summer Food and Wine Pairing Challenge

This week we are talking about summer food and wine pairings. We were brainstorming ideas for episodes and we came up with the idea of picking four different foods we eat mostly in the summertime and pair with some past favorite wines. Food and Wine Featured in this episode: Hamburgers Harney Lane Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard Isabel Mondavi Cabernet Rose Grilled Veggies Pierre Sparr Crémant D’Alsace Brut Rose - NVShaya Arindo Rueda Brats Domaine J. Laurens Les Graimenous...


Ep 173 - Wine in the News June 2019 Edition

Time for another Wine in the News episode! Check out the news articles below to read more about these topics. Federal Interprovincial Shipping Restriction Eliminated After 91 Years by Mark Hicken published in Wine Law.CA on June 24th, 2019 US Supreme Court Ruling Should Boost Digital Wine Sales by Bill Swindell published in The Press Democrat on June 26, 2019 RUEDA TO CREATE ‘SUPERIOR’ CLASSIFICATION FOR OLD-VINE VERDEJO by Patrick Schmitt published in The Drinks Business on June 10th,...


Ep 172 - Bulgaria

This week we are talking about Bulgaria a country in Southeast Europe. Wine Recommendations - Big thank you to Grapes & Barley Imports for providing the wines for this episode. All but one of these wines are from the Thracian Valley. Bulgariana Rose 2017 - priced around $13. Rough Day Chardonnay 2016 - priced around $9. Bulgariana Pinot Noir 2014 - priced $15. Bulgariana Gamza 2016 - priced around $12. Rough Day Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - priced around $10. Winemaker’s...


Ep 171 - Four Wines June 2019 Edition

It's time for us to recommended so amazing wines we recently tasted. Cheers!!! Hunky Dory Tangle 2016 - priced around $15. Unculin Bierzo Tinto 2017 - priced around $19. Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille 2016 - priced around $24. cheaper alternative to Châteauneuf-du-Pape meaty stews, braised dishes and lamb shanks, as well as burgers and sausages Coturri Carignane 2016 - priced around $29. Roasted meats. Miso glazed tofu steaks.


Ep 170 - Central Greece

This week is the final week of our Greek wine series and we are talking about the area of Central Greece. Wine Recommendation Hermes White Dry Wine - priced around $11. You can purchase this wine at Total Wine Sources Wine-SearcherWine Folly


Ep 169 - Southern Greece

This week we are talking about Southern Greece which is defined by its hot Mediterranean climate so most of the vineyards in these areas are grown on the sides of mountains in higher elevation. Southern Greece includes the Kefalonia, Peloponnese and Crete areas. Wine Recommendations Lyrarakis Plyto Psarades Vineyard 2017 - priced around $20. Boutari Moschofilero 2017 - priced around $14. Sources: Wine Folly Wine Searcher


Ep 168 - Aegean Islands

This week we are continuing our series on Greek wine regions by talking about the Aegean Islands wine area. Wine Recommendations Domaine Sigalas 2017 - priced around $20. Gavalas Winery Santorini 2010 - priced around $25. Sources Wine-Searcher Wikipedia Greek Wine Insider Vineyard's Greek Wine Map Wine Folly


Ep 167 - Northern Greece

This week we are talking about Northern Greece. This is week two of our Greek wine series. Part one was a general overview of Greek wine history and information so be sure to listen to that episode if you haven’t already. Check out Wine Folly's article for a great map of the Greek wine regions Wine Recommendations Alpha Estate Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard 2017 - priced around $19. Domaine Costa Lazaridi Amethystos Rouge 2015 - priced around $20. Sources Wine Folly Wine-Searcher...


Ep 166 - Greece Intro and Wine History

This week kicks off a series of episode exploring Greece. This episode is an introduction to Greece and Greek wine history. In the following weeks, we will dive into some of the major wine areas of Greece. Source for this episode: Book: The Oxford Companion to Wine


Ep 165 - Wine in the News May 2019

This week we talk recent wines news. Below are the articles that inspired this episode's topics. California wine's new paradigm: Bright, juicy, translucent reds Esther Mobley March 21, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Southern Oregon growers fight Willamette Valley wine purity proposals By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Mar 21, 2019 Texas wine group wants to keep California grapes out of their bottles Lynn Brezosky April 25, 2019 San Antonio Express...