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The Culinary Courtesan: Let's Talk About Malbec, Baby

In this episode Yolanda Shoshana talks about Malbec, the full-bodied red wine that you should be sipping. Find out about the wine's roots and how Argentina is now the top producer of the wine. April 17th is World Malbec Day. Be ready to celebrate. Malbec is sexy and affordable. Could you ask for anyhing more? Elegance doesn't need perfection. Tune in to get on it! Cheers.


The Culinary Courtesan: Knappogue Castle and Red Spot, Get Into Irish Whiskey

In this episode Yolanda Shoshana talks about two Irish whiskies: Knappogue Castle and Red Spot. Two spirits that you should have on your radar and add to your home bar. Knappogue Castle has a range of whiskey that has something for everyone while Red Spot is a luxury whiskey that is perfect for a connoisseur. Tune in to get the tea. Cheers!


The Culinary Courtesan: A Natural History of Beer

This episode is about beer! Tune in to find out about the new beer book, A Natural History of Beer, by Rob DeSalle & Ian Tattersall...a book every beer geek will love. Imagine two scientist going on a beer journey the result is a book about the history and science of beer. Cheers!


The Culinary Courtesan: My Greek Family Table Cookbook

I love a good cookbook, who doesn't? In this episode, Yolanda Shoshana talks about the book, My Greek Family Table by Maria Benardis. The focus is on the recipe for Mykonean Carmelized Onion Filo Parcels. Onions have some serious health benefits. Did you know that the Greeks thought of the onion as an aphrodisiac? Tune in for the 411. Get the recipe mention in this episode right here>


The Pompette Podcast: Pairings For National Chocolate Cake Day

In this episode of the Pompette Podcast Yolanda Shoshana gets into National Chocolate Cake Day which is on January 27th. While people pair chocolate cake and sparkling wine there are other spirits and dessert wines that would pair with cake and give it some pop. Tune into this episode for some delicious pairings. Some of her picks include Cognac, Amaro Montenegro, Port, and Frangelico. Get your sip on.


The Pompette Podcast: French 75 Cocktail

In this episode of the Pompette Podcast, Yolanda Shoshana, get into a sexy cocktail that should be a part of your sipping rotation, French 75. The cocktail was created in Paris,France in the 19th century, but made popular at The Stork Club in New York City. Tune for the 411 on this libation. Cheers! If you want to conjure one up, get on the recipe below taken from the New York Cocktails book. French 75 Cocktail Ingredients: 1 ½ ounce gin ½ ounce fresh lemon juice ½ simple...


The Pompette Podcast: Books To Help You Cocktail & Entertain Through Your Senses

In this episode of the Pompette Podcast, Yolanda Shoshana, tells you about six books that would be a great addition to your bookshelf or the perfect last minute gift. The books include: French Grill, The Mixology of Astrology, A Bite-Sized History of France, The Art and Craft of Chocolate, The Fondue Bible, and Let's Eat France! If you like cocktailing, entertaining, or cooking this show is for you. Tune in for the 411. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: The Finger Lakes Wine Country

But have you been to the Finger Lakes in New York? I'm on countdown for an adventure in the Finger Lakes for a mix of travel, wine, beer, cider, nature and good times. I can't wait! Did you know that the Finger Lakes is New York's biggest wine region? There are over 100 wineres in the area. There's also a whole lot of craft beer and cider going on. It's the perfect location to go on a hike then grab a glass of something yummy. Tune in to get more 411 on this beautiful region. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Red..Red Wine!

Get your wine glass in formation, because August 28th is National Red Wine Day. Did you know that red wine is the #1 go to when people want a glass of vino? Oh, yes it is! Tune in for some wine info and some of my red wine picks. You can also find my wine reviews on next time you are looking for a wine. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: National Rum Month

It's National Rum Month and August 16th is National Rum Day. If ever it was time for a rum adventure it's now. In this episode get some suggestions for rum destinations such as Martinique. Plus some ideas for sipping rums like Rhum Clément. Tune in for a little yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Wine & Cheese, Yes Please!

Wine and cheese are the perfect pairing! The two have been the perfect marriage for centuries. Tune in to get some pairing ideas for yummy French cheeses and blue cheese. Be ready to celebrate National Wine & Cheese Day on July 25th. It's a whole day to indulge in the two aphrodisiacs. For wine suggestions/reviews find me on Vivino. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: National Piña Colada Day

Did you know that July 10th is National Piña Colada Day, oh yes it is! It's a day to celebrate to the delicious cocktail that makes you feel like you are having fun in the sun. Don't forget that this drink is all about the rum. Make sure your rum is on point and you can't go wrong. Tune in for the 411. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Idaho Wine Month

Did you know that June is Idaho Wine Month? Yes, Idaho Wine Month. There's alot going on in Idaho. They have four AVAs and new wineries are popping up everyday. Don't sleep on Idaho wine. It's a beautiful region that's on the come up. Take a trip to the area or have some of the wine sent your way. Tune in to some 411 on the Idaho wine game. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Prosecco Picks To Add Sparkle To Your Life

Get ready to break out the bubbly and tune in for some Prosecco picks. There are five Prosecco wines to be on the look out for when you want to take your palate on an Italian journey: Altaneve Prosecco, Giuliana Prosecco, Mionetto Organic Prosecco Brut, Vino dei Fratelli Prosecco, and Bellisima Prosecco Brut. Sparkle on! Cheers. Get the latest Pompette boozeletter:


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Margaritas & Mint Juleps, Oh My!

May 5th brings promises of margaritas and mint juleps. It's a good day to have both cocktails. That being said, the margarita already gets a lot of love and attention, but what's going on with mint juleps? Tune in to find out! It's a fabulous cocktail that can easily be working into your drink rotation. No need to wait for Derby Day. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: 4 French Rosé Wines To Sip & Savor

It's time to think pink! In this episode find out about four French wines that you should pick up next time you are in the mood for rosé. Three picks are from Provence and one is from Alsace: The Palm by Whispering Angel, Inspiration by Château de Berne, Rosé In The Air by Château Roquefeuille, and Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose. Get a bottle or two and rosé all day!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Malbec World Day

Shout out to the red wine drinks. On April 17th, it's Malbec World Day. It's a day to raise your glass and indulge in a sexy red wine. Argentina is known for making some of the best Malbec wine in the world. Tune in to get the scoop. Check out the Twitter chat about Malbec wine at: #MalbecArgentino. Sign up for Pompette:


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: 10 Wines Under $20

In this episode, Yolanda Shoshana, gives you wine picks under $20 for spring and summer. Most of the wines are under $15, with a few exceptions. Some of the selections include La Vieille Ferme, Arrogant Frog Lily Pad Chardonnay, Santa Julia Brut Rosé and Gruet Brut Rosé. Tune in to get the 411 and so much more. Cheers!


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana: Recap of Vinexpo New York

In this episode Yolanda Shoshana gives a recap of Vinexpo New York 2018. The trade event made it's way to New York for two days bringing wine/spirit people from across the globe. It was two days filled with wine tastings, masterclasses, workshops and networking. Tune in to find out what went down. Cheers! Sign up for the Pompette boozeletter, click right here:


The Pompette Podcast with Yolanda Shoshana #11: Port

In this episode, Yolanda Shoshana, gives some love to Port. The Portuguese sweet wine is popular in England and is slowly but surely becoming popular in other parts of the world. While it is known for being a dessert wine, it is perfect to pair with cheese. Tune in to find out more about the history of Port and what you should be pairing with this delicious wine.