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66 - Interview with Andrea Hillsey of Square Wine Company

9/20/2017
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Andrea Hillsey is the owner of Square Wine Company in Madison, Wisconsin. Although she never envisioned herself owning a wine shop there are many wine lovers in Madison that are happy she did. She joins the Wine Warriors this week to pour some amazing wines and tell some great stories about her exciting career in wine. #BootTheFlute Please visit www.squarewineco.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Wines reviewed on the show: 2010 - Chehalem - Ridgecrest Vineyards - Pinot...

Duration: 01:18:32


65 - $12 Red Wine Challenge

9/6/2017
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Sometimes you just can’t afford to splurge. Sometimes you’ve splurged for too hard and for too long. That’s when you need to reach for a trusty bottle of wine that won’t break the bank. On this week’s episode the Wine Warriors make it their mission to find the best wine’s they can for under $12. Also, the gang discussed getting drinks at a fancy schmancy restaurant in Madison and give an update on Star Wars news. Wines reviewed on the show: 2014 - Chateau Ste Michelle - Cabernet...

Duration: 00:55:47


64 - Interview with Kirsten Ellis - Wine Educator

8/23/2017
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Kristen Ellis is a wine educator who works with the American Wine School and Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago, Illinois. She joins the wine warriors this week to discuss her journey through wine and stun them all with a last minute revelation of a per chance meeting with a certain film director. Wines reviewed on the show: 2013 - Produttori del Barbaresco Pierre Paillard - Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Lustau - Amontillado Los Arcos - Sherry Visit www.trywinc.com/winewars for free...

Duration: 01:13:34


63 - The Tuscan Clone Wars (Sangiovese from Montepulciano & Chianti)

8/9/2017
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Tuscany is ground zero for the Sangiovese grape but with 14 clones of Sangiovese you have to do some extra drinking to hone in on the one you like. That’s why this week on the show the Wine Warriors are taking a tour around Tuscany. Starting to Montepulciano, then moving to Chianti - Colli Senesi and Chianti Classico, the gang finds all that Tuscany has to offer with this versatile varietal. Wines reviewed on the show: 2014 - Poderi Sanguineto 1 & 2 - Rosso di montepulciano 2013 -...

Duration: 00:56:06


62 - Viognier

7/26/2017
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There was a time when all the world knew of Viognier was a lousy 14 hectares in France. Luckily for us, Viognier has grown to about 2,000 hectares today, with plantings in nearly every major wine region. On today's show, the Wine Warriors same some 100% Viognier wines from Washington, France, California, and Australia. Then, Scott walks the crew through a discussion on Malolactic Fermentation. Mercer - Culloden Vineyard - 2013 Viognier Domaine de Montfaucon - 2014 Viognier Cline - North...

Duration: 01:04:10


61 - Road to Wine Expert Summit - Interview

7/12/2017
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The Road to Wine Expert Summit is an online gathering of some of the wine industry's best and brightest… and us, for some reason. Brian McCann is the man behind this unique gathering and he wanted to get the Wine Wars crew on his panel to find out what it takes to be a wine podcaster. Scott and Emigh have a great chat with Brian about what got them into wine and what got the podcast started in the first place. It was quite an honor to be a part of this event so be sure to check out the...

Duration: 01:05:04


Special Announcement: The Road to Wine Expert Summit

7/9/2017
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A quick special announcement from Scott about the Wine Wars Podcast being involved in the Road to Wine Expert Summit which running from July 10th to the 19th. You can sign up for the summit here: https://roadtowineexpert.com/summit Sponsors: Visit www.trywinc.com/winewars for free shipping and $20 off of your first order from WINC. Use the promo code WineWars at checkout. Visit www.audibletrial.com/winewars for a free audiobook and 30-day free trial of Audible. Look for Shadows in the...

Duration: 00:03:27


60 - Red Burgundy - Part 2

6/28/2017
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It’s Scott’s turn to splurge on this week's episode, and splurge he did. He took the wine warriors to Burgundy, France, a wine region so steeped in history that they couldn’t contain it all in one episode. So this trip through Burgundy has been broken into two parts. Part 1 discusses Beaujolais, Regional Burgundy wines, and Village level wines. Part 2 discusses the Premier CRU level wines, Grand CRU level wines, and an unfathomable story about Romanee-Conti, a vineyard side considered to...

Duration: 00:36:30


60 - Red Burgundy - Part 1

6/28/2017
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It’s Scott’s turn to splurge on this week's episode, and splurge he did. He took the wine warriors to Burgundy, France, a wine region so steeped in history that they couldn’t contain it all in one episode. So this trip through Burgundy has been broken into two parts. Part 1 discusses Beaujolais, Regional Burgundy wines, and Village level wines. Part 2 discusses the Premier CRU level wines, Grand CRU level wines, and an unfathomable story about Romanee-Conti, a vineyard side considered to...

Duration: 00:43:48


59 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

6/14/2017
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a region of France that is often overlooked yet steeped in history. It was classified as the first AOC, it was the home of the Pope for almost a decade, and it has unique terroir everywhere you look. With all that mystique, it had been on Jason’s radar for almost 2 years. So it was time to splurge and splurge we did… twice. A computer glitch resulted in us taking two trips through Châteauneuf-du-Pape from start to finish, which means we are twice as charming, twice...

Duration: 00:51:46


58 - The Last Jedi Trailer Review

5/31/2017
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The first of The Last Jedi trailers has the Wine Warriors crawling up to speakers in search of hidden messages among all of the eye candy. Excitement is abound among the gang as they begin speculating what Episode 8 will hold. Visit www.trywinc.com/winewars for free shipping and $20 off of your first order from WINC. Use the promo code WineWars at checkout. Visit www.audibletrial.com/winewars for a free audiobook and 30-day free trial of Audible. Visit us on all the social...

Duration: 00:36:43


57 - New Zealand (Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir)

5/17/2017
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New Zealand has more to offer for the world than just hobbits and folk comedy duos-- a lot more in fact. In the last 30 years they’ve begun to produce some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wine. Thanks to a listener request, the Wine Warriors finally get around to giving the country it’s due. Wines reviewed on the show: 2016 - Kim Crawford - Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Oyster Bay - Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Seaside Cellars - Pinot Noir 2015 - The Better Half - Pinot...

Duration: 01:01:28


56 - In Pursuit of a 3 Way with Anna & Anna from Landmark Creamery

5/3/2017
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Anna & Anna from Landmark Creamery stop by the show to help the wine warriors find the fabled ‘3 way pairing’ that Jedi Wine Master Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan discussed in a prior episode. The Anna’s bring in 4 amazing cheeses (including one never before made) to pair with some great wines, resulting in a ‘3 way’ or two. The Anna’s also discuss how they got their start in the world of cheese, how controlling the cooking process gives us all of the variations of cheeses in the world, and what...

Duration: 01:12:08


55 - WINC wine review

4/26/2017
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This week on the show the Wine Warriors break open their first shipment of wine from WINC and give their impressions. They find some gems in the box and are excited to see how their feedback alters the sites recommendations. Wines reviewed on the show: 2015 - Passarola - “Vinho Branco” - Portugal White Blend 2015 - Wonderful Wine Co. - California White Blend 2016 - One From The Quiver - Malbec 2014 - La Forza - Super Tuscan Visit www.trywinc.com/winewars for free shipping and $20 off...

Duration: 00:46:44


54 - Rosé Wine with Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan Master of Wine

4/12/2017
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Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is one of about thirty Masters of Wine in the United States. She is also an avid Star Wars fan. Could the Wine Warriors ask for a more perfect guest!? Jennifer talks with the Wine Warriors about her 8 year journey from no wine knowledge to Master of Wine, her experience teaching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin how to saber wine, and Jason's favorite, Rosé Wine! Jennifer's new book Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink is available for pre-order and will be...

Duration: 01:09:42


53 - Grüner Veltliner

3/29/2017
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Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most renowned white wine grape yet it is often overlooked. A bright crisp wine that pairs well with food is exactly what the Wine Warriors needed after their vacation to Jamaica. Listen in as the gang enjoys what is likely to become their favorite new wine for summer. Wines reviewed on the show: 2016 - E.M. Berger - Gruner Veltliner 2015 - Kremser Sandgrube - Gruner Veltliner 2015 Hebenstreit - Haidsatz - Gruner Veltliner Visit www.trywinc.com/winewars...

Duration: 00:57:03


52 - Wine Education (WSET, Sommelier, Master of Wine) & Han Solo

3/15/2017
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Jedi wine training is about to begin for Scott and Jason. They will be undertaking the WSET level 2 class and exam. But what are all of the wine education options out there? The gang walks through the WSET, the Court of Sommeliers, and the Master of Wine programs outlining what they all entail. In Star Wars news, the cast photo from the Han Solo anthology film came out as principal photography has begun. Visit us on all the social medias! Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - Vivino

Duration: 00:31:50


51 - California Cabs of Costco

3/1/2017
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Anyone who is a Costco member knows that you can find some pretty good values in their wine aisles. That’s why this week on the show the Wine Warriors are highlighting 3 California Cabernet's that Jason found at their local Costco that highlight all of what California has to offer. Wines reviewed on the show: Joel Gott – “815” – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Silver Palm – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Folie a Deux – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Visit us on all the social medias! Twitter - Facebook -...

Duration: 00:50:22


50 - What is happening in the vineyard: Winter

2/15/2017
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The first in a series of shows focused on vineyard management, we look to see what is happening in the vineyard in winter. Winter might seem like the time for winemakers to get to kick their feet up and begin to sample last year’s wines, but there is work to do in the Vineyard. Winter is when the vineyard management teams are out plotting for the next year’s growth by pruning back the vines. Plus, the title of Star Wars Episode VIII has officially been announced, but what exactly does...

Duration: 00:30:17


49 - Valentine's Day Wine Pairings (Sauvignon Blanc, Sauternes, Tawny Port)

2/1/2017
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Valentine’s day is meant for lovers… lovers of wine and food. This week on the show the Wine Warriors put a few pairings together to help highlight how to best couple your food and wine together to bring out the best of both. Wines reviewed on the show: 2015 Chasing Venus – Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Château Haut - Mayne Sauternes Porto Kopke Fine - Tawny Port Visit us on all the social medias! Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - Vine - Vivino

Duration: 00:56:50

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