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Ep 141 - Côtes de Bordeaux

Côtes de Bordeaux is a subregion of the larger Bordeaux region in Western France. We covered Bordeaux in two previous episodes. This area of Bordeaux is on the hillsides of the right banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and responsible for some amazing Merlot based red wines. Check out episode 38 and episode 39 to learn more about Bordeaux Château Puyanché Blanc 2015 - priced around $13. You can find out where to purchase this wine here Château Peybonhomme -Les-Tours Le Blanc...


Ep 140 - Rioja and Bodegas LAN

This week we are talking about Rioja and Bodegas LAN. We talked about Rioja way back in episode 26 of the podcast. We were recently sent some wine from LAN and Thursday, November 8, 2018 just happens to be International Tempranillo Day so we thought it was a great time to revisit Rioja and learn more about Bodegas LAN and talk about their wines. Wine Recommendations - These were sent to us by the good people at Bodegas LAN LAN Crianza 2014 - priced around $14. You can purchase this...


Ep 139 - Four Wines October 2018 Edition

It’s time for another Four Wines where we discuss four wines we tasted recently that don’t fit into an upcoming episode but we love and want to share with our listeners. Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut - priced around $23. You can purchase this wine here Domaine de Pouy Côtes de Gascogne 2017 - priced around $12. Lemon Broccoli Pasta Click here to learn where you can purchase this wine. Baileyana Firepeak Pinot Noir 2016 - priced around $30. You can purchase this wine from the...


Ep 138 - Columbia Gorge

This week we are talking our recent visit to the Maryhill and Cathedral Ridge wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA. This trip was a post-excursion for the annual Wine Bloggers conference. In this episode we learn about the Columbia Gorge AVA and talk about the two wineries we visited. Wine Recommendations - the two wines mentioned in this week's episode are from Cathedral Ridge winery 2015 Riesling - priced around $24. You can purchase this wine on their website here. 2015 Cab Franc -...


Ep 137 - Red Mountain AVA

We visited the Red Mountain AVA as part of the Wine Bloggers conference. We had the opportunity to learn a lot of Red Mountain as well as taste some amazing wines. We would like to say a big thank you to the Red Mountain AVA Alliance for hosting us and all the wineries involved in making this a wonderful experience. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the area, we would recommend it. The scenery is beautiful, the people are warm and friendly and the wine is amazing. Also thank to JJ...


Ep 136 - Walla Walla and WBC 18

We just returned from the Annual Wine Bloggers Conference at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in the town of Walla Walla in the Walla Walla wine region. We had an amazing time and learned a lot about Washington wine. Listen to this episode to learn about Walla Walla and our thoughts on the conference. We'll be talking more about our trip in upcoming episodes so make sure you subscribe to our podcast to get automatic downloads of our future episodes. Check out their website for more...


Ep 135 - Wine in the News October 2018 Edition

Time for another edition of Wine in the News. The articles mentioned in this episode and links are listed below. Did winemaker Joe Wagner misrepresent where his Oregon Pinot Noirs came from? Esther Mobley, September 27, 2018 from the San Francisco Chronicle Not to Scare You, But … We’re All Going to Die By Faye Flam, September 7, 2018 Bloomberg Canned wine is no longer a fad, it's a $45 million business Sarah Whitten, Sat, 1 Sept 2018 CNBC NEW RIOJA CLASSIFICATION ‘ISN’T...


Ep 134 - Douro DOC

This week we’re talking about the Douro DOC in Portugal. You might know this area as the Port region but there are also some really interesting red wines coming out of Douro. So we are going to focus that side of Douro for this episode. Wine Recommendations – way back in episode 35, we recommended Douro wine so if you want another option check that episode out. Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas Red 2015 – priced around $16. Check out more information on where to purcahse this wine...


Ep 133 - Croatia

This week we dive into Croatia and Croatian wines. This area of the world has a long wine history so we give you a short introduction as well as some awesome wine recommendations. We hope you enjoy this episode! Wine Recommendations Vina Skaramuča Plavac 2016 - priced around $17. You can purchase this wine here Piližota Plavina 2016 - priced around $16. You can purchase this wine here Zlatan Plavac Šibenik 2011 - priced around $22. You can purchase this wine...


Ep 132 - Burgenland, Austria

This week we are talking about the Burgenland wine region in Austria. We have talked about Austria in the past in episode 67 when we explored Grüner Veltliner. In this week's episode we discuss: we talked about Saint Laurent in depth back in episode 77 Wine Recommendations Umathum Rosa Rose 2016 - priced around $22. Y Markus Altenburger Blaufrankisch 2015 - priced around $22. You can learn more about this wine here You can purchase this wine here


Ep 131 - Four Wines September 2018 Edition

it’s time for another four wines. Every couple of months we dedicate an episode to talk about four wines that we’ve really enjoyed recently that don’t fit in our upcoming episodes. In this episode, we highlighted a couple of listeners as a way of saying thanks for all the support. Follow wine4fridays and uncoakingenglish on Instagram. They are awesome! Wine Recommendations Marques de Gelida Brut Gran Reserva Cava 2009 - priced around $20. Nose: toast, marigold flowers, pear and...


Ep 130 – Markus Niggli of Markus Wine Co Edit

This week we're featuring our interview with Markus Niggli of Markus Wines out of Lodi, CA as well as some of his amazing wines. We met Markus back in 2016 when the Wine Bloggers Conference was in Lodi, California, where he was involved with the the pre-conference excursion we went on which was titled “ Old Vines and experimental wines”. Markus was indeed sharing fresh wines with higher acidity, made with grapes you wouldn't expect in a place many people believe is too hot to do so - wines...


Ep 129 - Piquepoul

This week we are talking about the lesser known and grown Piquepoul grape and the area it predominantly comes from. Wine Recommendations Richemer Piquepoul Cotes de Thau 2016 - priced around $6. Félines Jourdan 2016 - priced around $13. You can find information on where to purchase this wine here Domaine Condamine l'Evêque La Dent 2015 - priced around $13. ou can find information on where to purchase this wine here Sources: WikipediaPicpoul de Pinet AOC Wine...


Ep 128 - Slovenia

This week we are going to talk about Slovenian wine. There are some amazing and interesting wines coming out of this country. Since we are talking about a country instead a wine region, we are going to do a brief over but in the future we hope to circle back someday and cover specific regions from this up and coming wine country. Wine Recommendations - all of these wines are from the Drava wine region! Kobal Ptuj Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - priced around $18. We purchase this wine from...


Ep 127 - Savoie

This week we are talking about the region of Savoie. Savoie is a wine region in eastern France and it’s to the east of the region of Bugey which we covered in last week’s episode. It’s in the mountainous areas just south of Lake Geneva and it borders Switzerland. It's a small wine region has around 5,000 acres of vines translating into about 16 million bottles of wine a per year. The wine of Savoie are little known outside the area making up only 0.5% of French wines exported. Check out this...


Ep 126 - Bugey

Bugey is a wine region in east central part of France just east of Beaujolais. It’s small in size and production with only a little over 1200 acres of vines and about 4 million bottles of wine produced each year. In this episode, we dive a little deeper into our French wine knowledge, exploring Bugey and it's wines. Wine Recommendations Bernard & Marjorie Rondeau Bugey Cerdon - priced around $22. you can purchase this wine by clicking here La Cueille Bugey Cerdon - priced around...


Ep 125 - Wine in the News July 2018 Edition

Time for another Wine in the News episode! Below are links to the articles feature in this episode. Napa's Measure C Is Dead; the War Over Hillside Vineyards Has Just Begun French winemakers say warning labels will ruin ‘the soul of France’ How rosé became the most obnoxious drink in America MILLIONS OF BOTTLES OF SPANISH ROSÉ SOLD AS FRENCH Here’s why wine makers are ageing their bottles under the sea


Ep 124 - Alto Adige - Südtirol

This week we are talking about the region Alto Adige - Südtirol, Italy’s northernmost wine region. The idea for this episode is thanks to the Alto Adige - Sudtirol region and Teuwen Communications, a PR and marketing company we have worked with in the past. They reached out to us asking if we were interested in exploring a selection of this region’s signature grapes. We enjoy learning about wines from lesser known wine regions so we thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about it...


Ep 123 - Summer Wines - Albariño

This week we continue our summer wine series with one of our favorite white wines for summer, Albariño. We covered Albariño way back in episode 15 which was published June 15, 2016, so click here if you want to listed to learn more about this region and it's wine. Here are this week's wine recommendations - the first two wines were sent to us by Rias Baixas Albariño as press samples. Serra da Estrela 2017 - priced around $16. Paco & Lola 2017 - priced around $20. You can purchase...


Ep 122 - Summer Wines - Canned Wines

We continue our summer wines series. Since it’s well into summer, we thought it was a good time to take about the new trend of canned wines. When picking wine to sample for this episode, we only purchased canned wine that was strictly wine. We decided to just stick with straight wine so we could make a fair comparison to other wines. Wine Recommendations Tangent Sauvignon Blanc 2016 You can purchase this wine here Alloy Everyday Rose NV You can purchase a four pack of wine...