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Making Wine Fun & Not Frightening! Informal, Informative, Fun & Inspiring - Join them every week for something new, different, cheerful & entertaining! The idea is that Alex (the Somm- who knows something about wine) answers questions from Christi (the Yoga Mom- who knows nothing about wine!) while sharing a new bottle every week- So tune in often to see what is up! Why?! Because Wine should be something shared, something savored and something everyone can enjoy without fear of looking foolish!

Making Wine Fun & Not Frightening! Informal, Informative, Fun & Inspiring - Join them every week for something new, different, cheerful & entertaining! The idea is that Alex (the Somm- who knows something about wine) answers questions from Christi (the Yoga Mom- who knows nothing about wine!) while sharing a new bottle every week- So tune in often to see what is up! Why?! Because Wine should be something shared, something savored and something everyone can enjoy without fear of looking foolish!
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Making Wine Fun & Not Frightening! Informal, Informative, Fun & Inspiring - Join them every week for something new, different, cheerful & entertaining! The idea is that Alex (the Somm- who knows something about wine) answers questions from Christi (the Yoga Mom- who knows nothing about wine!) while sharing a new bottle every week- So tune in often to see what is up! Why?! Because Wine should be something shared, something savored and something everyone can enjoy without fear of looking foolish!

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Episodes

Ep 28 - Christi, Alex & The Barone Ricasoli

9/16/2019
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Some wines aren't meant to be drunk alone, either without food or without friends. No wine exemplifies this more than the wines of Italy, where great food and great wine are part of a rich tapestry extending back thousands of years. Having given that much away, there will be no more hints! Grab a glass & join Christi & Alex as they work through this week's mystery glass! After all, no wine journey is complete unless it is shared with friends! Saluté!

Duration:00:31:26

Ep 27 - Christi, Alex & The Cannon On The Hill!

8/3/2019
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A whole new continent! A whole new wine! It's amazing that wine grapes can be grown on six of the seven continents in this world and do pretty well in all of them! (Antartica is giving the wine makers some problems, so maybe global warming isn't all bad!) Join Christi & Alex as they open a brand new continent when the open this brand new bottle! What can it be? No matter what the wine is, it will be entertaining, educational and a lot of fun! So raise a glass & press play!

Duration:00:30:51

Ep 26 - Christi, Alex & The Frah-Paw-Toe!

7/18/2019
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Ever been to Sicily? Let me paint you a picture of an island surrounded by the blue water of the Mediterranean, the soaring majesty of Mt. Etna dominating the east, volcanic soils under foot, and the history of humanity written on every overturned pebble. People have been living, loving, fighting and dying on these shores for thousands of years. And for almost every one of those years, grapes have been giving their precious all to make wine. So why have we heard so little about the wines of...

Duration:00:36:49

Ep 25 - Christi, Alex & The Portos!

7/2/2019
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We're taking requests! Someone asked for an episode on a wine that they love, so Christi & Alex broke out the wine glasses and are doing a Three Bottle Special! Have a wine you love? Send us a Facebook message or follow us on Instagram! This week it's all about the Ports! Is every Port the same? Do they all taste like cough syrup and candied mouthwash or is there some reason this wine region has been thriving for over two hundred years? Tune in to this weeks episode and learn what Tawny,...

Duration:00:32:32

Ep 24 - Christi, Alex & The Ripanco!

6/16/2019
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Christi & Alex have something new in their glass and while it IS from Portugal, it is NOT what you would expect! From ancient Roman settlements to a seventh generation family business, what is the connection to Portugal? What does any of this have to do with wine? Grab a glass of something fun, put in the ear buds and let's get to making Wine Fun ! Jose Maria da Fonseca Ripanco Private Selection 2013, Alentejano, Portugal

Duration:00:34:56

Ep 23 - Christi, Alex & The Andalusian Escapade!

6/7/2019
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This is a first for us! South of France & North of Africa, there is a little known country making amazing wines! (Well, okay... not really "little known" but people don't generally name it in the first three wine growing areas they think of, so close enough!) It's savory, dark and sensational! It's a revelation in the glass! It's SOMM-Thing to Drink About with Christi the Yoga Mom & Alex the Somm! What have they got in their glass this week?! Finca Ventura Monastrell Old Vines 2014...

Duration:00:34:03

Ep 22 - Christi, Alex & A Bit Of Bordeaux!

5/30/2019
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Christi & Alex sally into brand new territory! After a wander through the East and South of France, they find themselves over at the Atlantic! What have they discovered with their glasses this time? The heart of wine inheritance around the world centers in this little river estuary, huddled in South West France. Founded by the Phoenicians, broadened by the Romans, developed by the Dutch, funded by the British and throughout it all, so absolutely French! Grab a glass and listen in!

Duration:00:34:25

Ep 21 - Christi, Alex & The Italian Under Pressure!

5/27/2019
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Christi & Alex fill their glasses and hit the microphones once again! This time it's something golden, delicious and bubbly! Is it Champagne? Nope! Guess again! Listen in as they work through the glass, using the Five S's to suss out the wine! See It Sniff it Sip It Savor It Swallow (or Spit) And then you put the peices together! Bisol "Crede" Prosecco Superiore, Valdobiadenne, Italy

Duration:00:33:20

Ep 20 - Christi, Alex & The Italian Repulso!

5/2/2019
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Christi & Alex visit a wine from Northern Italy! Delicious, rich and made in a unique process, the wine in their glasses comes from around the world to share it's secrets. Listen in as Christi & Alex try to unlock it's mysteries- adding to the challenge is that Christi got a jump start on sampling the wine, so Alex has to play catch up and get her back on track! It's fun, informative and almost educational! It's SOMM-Thing To Drink About! Bertani 2014 Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy

Duration:00:32:06

Ep 19 - Christi, Alex & The Provencal Rose!

4/15/2019
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Rose has a long and noble history- longer than most of us think! Before Champagne was Champagne, the wine was still and pink! The most common Roman wines were pink, and so were the wines of the Ancient Greeks! Red, White- these are relatively recent- so if someone gives you grief, don't take it! DRINK PINK & DRINK WITH PRIDE! Christi & Alex pull out a bottle from Provencal and give it the podcast treatment! It's Wine! It's Fun! It's Freeing! Grab a glass of something you love, put in the...

Duration:00:33:37

Ep 18 - Christi, Alex & The Hitching Post!

4/2/2019
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Every story has a beginning. Every couple has to meet somewhere! Join Christi & Alex as they taste through one of the first wines they ever shared and find what makes it special! A little wine, a little personal history, and what-the-heck, a scathing movie revue too! Pull a cork, (twist off a top!) pour a glass and tune in to SOMM-Thing To Drink About's latest effort! Hitching Post 2015 Highliner Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA

Duration:00:35:28

Ep 17 - Christi, Alex & The Spice-Traminer!

3/22/2019
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Christi & Alex grab a glass of something wonderfully odd! It's Delicious! It's Delightful! It's SOMM-Thing To Drink About making wine fun (and ripping off lyrics again!) Tune in to another week's episode where Christi & Alex work their way through a mystery wine, and share a few laughs, a few insights and have some fun!

Duration:00:28:54

Ep 16 - Christi, Alex & The Neighbor of The Pope!

3/14/2019
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Christi & Alex are back! This week they have taken their wine glasses to a whole new location- and they discover that sometimes it's not what you are smelling, but sometimes it is what you are NOT smelling! How do you know the difference between "Old World" and "New World" wines by just the nose? SO MANY QUESTIONS!! They may not get to all the answers, but they are fun to listen to as they try! Join them for another adventure in a bottle on SOMMthing To Drink About! E Guigal 2014 Gigondas,...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep 15 - Christi, Alex & Going Old School!

3/8/2019
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Christi & Alex take their first steps into the past with a wine from the Old World! What does that mean, and how does Christi react to a wine radically out of step with everything she has tried so far? Come listen for the Good, the Bad, and the What-Have-You-Done-This-Week-Alex that is our podcast! It's Delicious! Albert Bichot 2016 Bourgogne Vielles Vignes de Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France

Duration:00:28:55

Ep 14 - Christi, Alex & The Ridge Estate!

3/2/2019
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Christi & Alex go all the way to Cupertino to bring you a new podcast! Well, allright, they didn't go anywhere, but their wine began it's journey high in the hills above Cupertino, California and found it's way into their glasses in Eastern Washington! What do they have this time? Is it Red? Is it White? Will Christi like it? So many questions that can only be answered by listening to our latest Episode, "Christi, Alex & The Ridge Estate!" #SommThingToDrinkAbout #SpokaneSomm #RedWine...

Duration:00:29:30

Ep 13 - Christi, Alex & The Oregon Oddity!

2/21/2019
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Christi & Alex are at it again, this time with an unusual white in the glass! With a name that's hard to pronounce and future that is unclear, tune in to learn a bit about Oregon's wine growing history, and the man who brought the mis-named "Dijon Clone's" to the New World! #SOMMThingToDrinkAbout #Somm #SpokaneSomm #WhiteWine #Wine #winepodcast #oregonwine #adelsheim Adelsheim Auxerrois 2014 Ribbon Springs, OR

Duration:00:25:39

Ep 12 - Christi, Alex & The Carmenere!

2/15/2019
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Christi & Alex have something new this week! What on earth is "Carmenere"?! Is it a place? A grape? A small European car? Tune in to this week's episode to find out! Wine the way it should be - fun, informative and not at all threatening! Cheers! (Spoiler Alert ... from Chile!) #Sommthingtodrinkabout #SpokaneSomm #Fetzer #RedWine #ChileWine Primus 2011 Carmenere Colchagua Valley, Chile

Duration:00:29:57

Ep 11 - Christi, Alex & The Craggy Range!

2/7/2019
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Christi & Alex sit down to a glass of glory from the Island of the Long Cloud. New Zealand makes a killer Sauvignon Blanc, but also houses some of the greatest New World wine potential ever seen. What have they got in their glass this week? #SommThingToDrinkAbout #SpokaneSomm #Wine #RedWine #WinePodcast #CraggyRange Craggy Range 2016 Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

Duration:00:27:07

Ep 10 - Christi, Alex & The Zin to Win!

2/2/2019
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Christi & Alex are back for Episode 10, the Zin to Win! A few helpful tips on seeing the color of your wine more clearly, a little history, and some solid laughs- it's all here when you tune in to listen to... Episode 10, the ZIN TO WIN! #Somm #RedWine #Sommthingtodrinkabout #SpokaneSomm Seghesio 2013 Home Ranch Estate Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, CA

Duration:00:27:25

Ep 09 - Christi, Alex & The "M" Word!

1/21/2019
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Christi & Alex tackle a grape whose wine fortunes have plummeted in recent years, but deserves so much more! Find out what they are up to and what's in their glasses this week! #wine #redwine #somm #sommthing #winepodcast Emmolo 2016 Merlot Napa Valley, California

Duration:00:32:37