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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

1:8 Terroir-Driven Food

We know that origin impacts the taste and quality of wine, but what about food? Wine Enthusiast Editors Layla Schlack and Nils Bernstein get to the bottom of how some of the world’s foods are impacted by the place in which they’re made.

Duration: 00:33:45

1:7 Oscar Worthy Entertaining

We talk with André and Tenaya Darlington, authors of “Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love.” Also, a visit to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for a dish and cocktail inspired by “LA LA Land.”

Duration: 00:27:35

1:6 Behind the Scenes with a NYC Somm

In this episode we drop in on Eduardo Porto Carreiro, beverage director of Untitled restaurant at the Whitney Museum in New York City, to learn more about the real-life rollercoaster of running a high-profile wine program in one of the city’s hottest new restaurants.

Duration: 00:21:24

1:5 Wine Myths Debunked

In this episode, we tap Lauren Buzzeo, tasting director and senior editor, to answer your burning wine questions and debunk the most common myths. Plus, Digital Managing Editor Marina Vataj hits the streets of New York City to find out just how much wine lovers really know about their favorite drink. The results will surprise you.

Duration: 00:27:30

Moody Cocktails

In this episode, we sit down with New York City mixologist Jane Danger and Wine Enthusiast spirits editor Kara Newman to learn how bartenders serve up drinks based on your mood. Plus, clinical psychologist Matthew Del Giudice reveals what your drink choice really says about your personality.

Duration: 00:32:51

1:3 Wine & Food Holiday Traditions

In this episode of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast, we sit down with Head Buyer for NYC's Eastside Cellars wine shop, Jenny Hong, and WE’s Food Editor, Nils Bernstein, to talk about holiday must-have wine and food pairings, how to please diverse palates, plus personal stories of wine triumphs and tragedies at their holiday dinner table. We also share cool, unique holiday traditions from around the world.

Duration: 00:24:33

1:1 How We Fell In Love With Wine

In our inaugural episode, the editors of Wine Enthusiast reveal how we first fell in love with wine, beer and spirits. We also tap industry experts Jordan Salcito (@JordanSalcito), beverage director for Momofuku restaurants, and Brandon O’Daniel (@kydistiller), head distiller at Copper & Kings American Brandy Co., to talk about their first drinks and foray into the beverage industry. Mentioned in this episode: Wine Coolers, Momofuku Restaurants, Copper & Kings Distillery, Moonshine,...

Duration: 00:26:04

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