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2:13 Not Your Average Thanksgiving

Add some excitement to your traditional spread with unexpected drink pairings. Senior Editor Layla Schlack talks to cider sommelier Dan Pucci, master cicerone Max Bakker and more to get suggestions for a memorable feast.

Duration: 00:33:50

2:12 Getting Frisky Over Whiskey

What should wine lovers look for in a Bourbon? Is Scotch really that intimidating? Editors Kara Newman and Dylan Garret pull up to the bar to talk to two experts—Flavien Desoblin, owner of The Brandy Library and Copper & Oak, and New York Times spirits writer Clay Risen—about America’s favorite brown spirit, whiskey.

Duration: 00:33:50

2:11 Renegade Winemakers Changing the Face of Australian Wine

In this episode, Wine Enthusiast's Contributing Editor for Australia, Christina Pickard, chats with experts about the “New” Australia, one overflowing with thrilling young producers throwing out the rule book, redefining their individual regions, and making delicious wine.

Duration: 00:43:50

2:10 The World’s Best Value Wines

Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa and Managing Editor and Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo sit down to discuss Wine Enthusiast’s anticipated Top 100 Best Buys of 2017. They reveal how this list is compiled, who chose what, and why price does not equal quality.

Duration: 00:22:09

2:9 Exploring the Connections Between Cannabis and Wine

The experts at discuss the cultural impact of legal cannabis with Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink. What are the similarities between how wine and cannabis are produced and enjoyed? And where does recreational use of cannabis fit in with wine?

Duration: 00:30:41

2:8 How Music Makes the Tasting Room Experience Memorable

With a winery named after a Pearl Jam song, you know Winemaker/Co-Owner Trey Busch of Walla Walla’s Sleight of Hand Cellars is obsessed with music. Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink talks with Busch about how music plays a huge role in the tasting room and his life.

Duration: 00:20:29

2:7 Merroir: The Art of Shellfish & Wine

Wine Enthusiast’s Food Editor, Nils Bernstein, heads to Seattle, Washington—one of the country’s seafood capitals—to talk to representatives of Penn Cove Shellfish and Seatown Seabar about how the ocean's terroir affects the delicacies of the sea.

Duration: 00:19:15

2:6 Washington Wine: Then and Now

In this episode, Contributing Editor Sean Sullivan brings us on a deep dive through the history of Washington State wine. Featuring one of the region’s founding fathers, Allen Shoup, we learn how Washington went from a little-known region to wine-producing powerhouse.

Duration: 00:30:46

2:5 Does South Africa Need a Signature Grape Variety?

Lauren Buzzeo, Wine Enthusiast's managing editor of print, has surprising thoughts about Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, and San Timberg of South African wine importer Meridian Prime has his say.

Duration: 00:29:52

2:4 The Past, Present and Future of Spanish Wine

Dive deep into the wines of Priorat with Contributing Editor Michael Schachner then join Patrick Mata, co-founder of Olé Imports, as he discusses how red wine, white wine, rosé and Cava have evolved in Spain over the last two decades.

Duration: 00:35:27

2:3 Throw Pairing Rules Out The Window

Champagne and cider with steak? Mezcal with cheese? Dopplebock and lemon meringue pie? We speak with four drinks experts and raconteurs turning the world of food pairing upside down. Hear from The Champagne Parlor and Tokyo Record Bar Owner Ariel Arce, Shacksbury Cider Co-Founder David Dolginow, Beverage Director and Sommelier for Rosa Mexicano restaurants Courtenay Greenleaf, and The Publican Beer Director Adam Vavrick.

Duration: 00:38:41

2:2 The Trials and Triumphs of Wine Education

What motivates someone to pursue formal wine education? And how do they balance work, family and studies to have a life? We talk to three students of the vine and get their stories plus their advice and lessons learned.

Duration: 00:36:22

2:1 The 411 on Rosé

In this week's episode, I talk about the wine of the season, rosé, and chat with rosé experts on its rise in popularity, different styles and regions to check out, as well as how to pair the pink stuff with your favorite food.

Duration: 00:40:36

1:15 The Ultimate Summer Gift Guide

Lifestyle & Entertaining Editor Mike DeSimone taps three industry experts for top gifts to give dads, grads, brides and grooms.

Duration: 00:44:49

1:14 The Wine World: Still an Old Boy’s Club?

In this episode, we talk to Deborah Brenner, founder of women’s empowerment group Women of the Vine & Spirits, and Wine Enthusiast Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo about the current state of gender equality in the beverage business, how gender affects what’s on the wine and spirits shelf, and what influencers can do to level the playing field.

Duration: 00:34:03

1:13 A Sip Session with Supermodel Veronica Webb

In this episode, we talk to the groundbreaking lifestyle blogger and model about the globetrotting life that exposed her to the world’s great wines, her favorite restaurants in New York City, and how wine keeps her beautiful inside and out.

Duration: 00:25:35

1:12 A Wine Tour of California’s Central Coast

From Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, discover the diversity of vineyards and grapes. Matt Kettmann, who reviews the wines of the region, is your guide.

Duration: 00:35:25

1:11 Taking an Educational Craft Beer Crawl

Tag along with beer author Joshua M. Bernstein for a Brooklyn brewery stroll and get to know a trio of brewers who help define the scene.

Duration: 00:34:20

1:10 Are Wine Terms Legit or Bulls&*(?

In this episode, Contributing Editor Mike Schachner riffs with New York City beverage directors Pascaline Lepeltier and Jeff Porter on whether popular wine terms help or hinder our understanding of what’s in the glass.

Duration: 00:32:40

Living the 16-Hour Work Day of a Sommelier

Senior Digital Editor Jameson Fink tags along with Victoria James of New York City’s Piora as she navigates the ins and outs of a restaurant on a Friday from morning to night.

Duration: 00:23:25

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