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Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. We believe in wine with lunch and not punching a clock when pulling a cork. In other words, drinking every day - any time of the day - is acceptable. And classy.

Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. We believe in wine with lunch and not punching a clock when pulling a cork. In other words, drinking every day - any time of the day - is acceptable. And classy.
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Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. We believe in wine with lunch and not punching a clock when pulling a cork. In other words, drinking every day - any time of the day - is acceptable. And classy.

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Episodes

Episode 188: Behind the Bottles With WTSO's Justin Kite

11/15/2018
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This week we are chatting with Wines 'Til Sold Out (WTSO) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Justin Kite. Not only is WTSO a relationship-based retailer, they have educational aspects of their business. Full disclosure: they are this show's sponsor, and we wanted to learn more about WTSO, Weekly Tasting, and how to navigate their offerings. Justin was kind enough to entertain our many (many) questions and preview the just-released Holiday Portal for us! [sponsored content] More at...

Duration:00:29:30

Episode 187: Regional Rap - Wines of Israel (featuring Golan Heights Winery)

11/8/2018
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The November Regional Rap features the wines of Golan Heights Winery by Victor Schoenfeld. These brands include Mount Herman, Gilgal, and Yarden. Many thanks to our friends at Gregory + Vine for sending them! Also in this week's episode: the difference between kosher and mevushal wine, and an animated account of thousands of years of grape growing and wine making. Show notes and more at winetwofive.com Wines of Israel featuring Golan Heights Winery, Yarden, & Gilgal (sponsored content).

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 186: Jessie "JABS" Birschbach, Managing Editor, The Somm Journal

11/1/2018
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This week we are chatting with The Somm Journal's Managing Editor, Jessie Birschbach, known as JABS. She is also the Senior Wine Editor at both The Tasting Panel and The Clever Root publications. JABS joins us from LA, and brings wit from her comedy background, knowledge from her Sommelier days, and her pups Ripley and Coyote. We talk everything from beer and Cicerone training to the emerging cannabis scene, to busting a move with Beyoncé and JayZ ... while pouring champagne. Show notes,...

Duration:00:28:50

W25LoCo1 - Bonacquisti Winery, Denver

10/26/2018
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This is the 1st episode of the W25 LoCo (Local Colorado) Edition! We are chatting with Paul Bonacquisti of Bonacquisti Winery in Denver, and Cha Cha Chavez, a broadcast industry veteran and Paul's partner in Denver Wine Radio podcast fun. Interview with Paul Bonacquisti & Cha Cha Chavez, Denver, September 2018

Duration:00:13:47

Episode 185: Grape Gab - Teroldego

10/25/2018
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We are talking Teroldego in October's Grape Gab. You may know it's an Italian original, but where else is it doing well? The answer may surprise you. It did us. We also draw the October winner of our monthly drawing for a WTSO gift card (sponsored by WTSO, thank you!), and have a new #W25Challenge update. Finally we dish on our new #W25LoCo mini-show, launching this week. Links, show notes, vids & more at winetwofive.com Grape Gab, Teroldego, Wine Education, WTSO Sponsored...

Duration:00:27:06

Episode 184: Master the World With Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

10/18/2018
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A W25 exclusive! Evan Goldstein, MS, chats with us about his hottest new venture, Master the World, subscription-based and curated blind tasting kits. He is the President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions, and just the guy to explain ... where has this been all of our wine tasting lives?! Photos, links, vids and more at winetwofive.com Master the World, Evan Goldstein, MS, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Wine Education, Wine Tasting, Wine Service, Crowdfunding

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 183: A Punch of Fall

10/11/2018
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This is our annual celebration of all that is fall! We talk flavors that find themselves into nearly all we eat and, yes, drink! Also, we toast #MerlotMe month, discuss post harvest winery activities, and fall cocktails. A potpourri of fall favorites, flavors and fun. Seasonal sips and entertaining tips. [ad] Photos, links & more at winetwofive.com

Duration:00:29:14

Episode 182: Wine & Health With Dr. Matilde Parente, MD, CSW

10/4/2018
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Dr. Matilde Parente joins us for a fun - but serious - discussion on wine and Health. From headaches and hangovers, science and sulfites, to biogenic amines and everything in between. How to distill conflicting headlines? How much should we really be drinking? We address all this and more. This could quite possibly change the way you drink. You're welcome. Photos, links & more at winetwofive.com Wine, Health, Spirits, Congeners, Biogenic Amines, Hangovers, Headaches, Natural Wine, Ask...

Duration:01:00:58

Episode 181: Regional Rap - Let's go Loire!

9/27/2018
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This month's Regional Rap is a virtual Loire lap in under 30 minutes! From the Muscadet of Pays Nantais, through Vouvray all the way to Pouilly-Fumé . Anjou and Haut-Poitou? Don't mind if we do! We explore "Saumur," grapes and styles galore, and hope this is an episode you will adore. Pics, links and more at winetwofive.com Loire Valley, French Wine, Wine Two Five Podcast Regional Rap

Duration:00:30:02

Episode 180: Grape Gab - Semillon in September

9/20/2018
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It's time for our monthly Grape Gab! We're sliding into September with Sémillon, its styles, and all those things that make it special. Is it an unsung hero(ine?) of the wine world? We think so, and we're happy to tell you why. We also pick a winner of our monthly giveaway. Photos, pics, links & more on winetwofive.com Semillon grape gab, Patreon drawing (sponsored), My Wine Society (app)

Duration:00:27:29

Episode 179: I Know What You Drank Last Summer

9/13/2018
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From Porto to Spain to the French Alps, this week is all about the beverage (and food!) finds from Steph's recent travels in Europe. Menorca was the #W25Challenge treasure of the trip. We thought you all would be interested to learn about Steph's special spirited summer and bring you along for the delicious ride. Photos, show notes, links, and more at winetwofive.com Wine podcast, wine travel, wine & spirits education, gin, port, Menorca, Spain, Portugal, Chamonix, Fine Dining

Duration:00:29:13

Episode 178: Burning Wine Questions and Arizona Wine With Clay Janson

9/6/2018
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Clay is bringing the heat this week from Phoenix, AZ, as he flips the scripts and drops burning wine questions for Steph and Val to answer. A long-time patron and show supporter (oh, and Steph's big brother!), Clay won his own show co-hosting opportunity several months back, so he took full advantage of the chance to put the ladies on the hot seat. Therefore, we dish new embarrassing wine stories before having a cool discussion on a 109-degree day about Arizona wine. Photos, links & more at...

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 177: Wine Camp in New York

8/30/2018
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We're in a "wine camp state of mind," having just returned from our 5th Society of Wine Educators (SWE) conference in the Finger Lakes, NY. We affectionately refer to the annual gathering as "wine camp," and are happy to share our highlights, factoids, and favorite moments. (Note: we experienced some audio technical difficulties with this recording & hope it doesn't reduce your enjoyment of our recap.) Photos, links & more at winetwofive.com

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 176: Back to (Wine) School With Cru Artisan College

8/23/2018
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This episode is about the Cru Artisan College experience! Full of factoids, embarrassing stories and so much more, this edition contains four incredible interviews that we hope will be the perfect late-summer vacation before heading into September. We also announce this month's giveaway winner of a WTSO gift card. [This episode was recorded over a period of weeks between 15 July and 2 August, 2018]. Photos, links & more at winetwofive.com.

Duration:01:08:17

Episode 175: Wine Tasting Potpourri Podcast Party

8/16/2018
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We Like Drinking Podcast host Jeff E. & die-hard supporter Diane H. enthusiastically join us to taste some unusual wines & spirits. For this episode, we popped some crazy, unusual bottles, & got some unfiltered input from around the table. Not our usual format, but we really wanted to share some bottles with hard core local supporters & see what happened. So while we are at wine camp this week, please enjoy some #W25Challenge fun! [Recorded on 8 August 2018.] Pics, links, & more at...

Duration:00:48:29

Episode 174: Tasting the Past With Author Kevin Begos

8/9/2018
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Kevin Begos, author of the new book Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor & the Search for the Origins of Wine, chats with the W25 ladies. Fresh off his book tour, he shares the "tasting notes" on a 10-year wine grape journey ... that all started in a hotel room minibar in the Middle East. [This episode was recorded on 30 July 2018.] Show notes, pics, links & more at winetwofive.com Wine Podcast, Interview with "Tasting the Past" author Kevin Begos; wine history, wine grapes, wine...

Duration:00:23:49

Episode 173: The Great August Albariño Grape Gab

8/2/2018
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Roll out those crazy Albariño days of Summer! In this episode we are Grape Gabbing about Albariño. Also we announce our July Patron drawing at the end of the show. [sponsored content] #MakeItAnAlbariñoWeekend #AlbariñoFiesta Pics, links, and more at winetwofive.com Albarino grape gab, summer sips, Wine Education, sponsored content

Duration:00:23:42

Episode 172: Tangled Vines - Smokin' Summer Book Club With Meg Hansen, CSW, CSS

7/26/2018
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Smokin' hot summer edition of the #W25BookClub. This week, die-hard listener, Meg Hansen, CSW, CSS, joins us to discuss "Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California" by Frances Dinkelspiel. But of course there is one prevailing theme: wine. Photos, links, more at winetwofive.com "Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California" by Frances Dinkelspiel.

Duration:00:49:07

Episode 171: Wines of Mexico With Sommelier Sandra Fernandez Gaytan

7/19/2018
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Joining us from Mexico City is superstar sommelier & owner of SFG Public Relations for Premium Wine & Spirits, Sandra Fernández Gaytán. Not only did she guide us on an audio tour of the Mexican wine producing states, geography, history, wine styles & grapes, but she brought lessons in coffee & tequila! Bonus! She's been recognized for her outstanding contributions as a leader in the wine industry by the Association of Mexican Sommeliers, El Conocedor Magazine, Oaxaca City, & Lideres...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 170: Barbera Banter - A Midsummer Grape Gab

7/12/2018
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We love Barbera. It responds well to different wine making processes to result in a great variety of styles. We hate to put it in a style box, but we love to sip it in its many forms. Also, what is a cherry bounce, and what does it have to do with George Washington? Yes, a history lesson too. Much to learn and love in this episode! Pics, links & more at winetwofive.com! Wine Podcast, Education, Edutainment, Wine, Grapes, Barbera, Italia, Cherry Bounce

Duration:00:25:49