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Wine 101 is a wine podcast for the everyday wine lover. Once a week VinePair's tastings director Keith Beavers will breakdown everything from how wine is made to wine regions of the world in easy-to-digest fashion giving the listener the confidence they need on their wine journey. Follow Keith on Instagram for episode previews and general wine lover musings @vinepairkeith See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Sisters, Sandy & Michelle, are on a mission to try two new wines per week. While tasting and reviewing, they share helpful hints as well as tips and tricks to wine tasting and selection. Periodic guests spanning the spectrum of the wine world, from the hobbyist to the wine insider will bring an additional perspective by sharing their wine stories as well as their interpretation of the wine tasted. Each episode uses the Wines To Find simple method for curating wines. Taste along with us and s ...
 
A high-seas vino-centric video series showcasing a wide variety of Napa Valley's saltiest characters including vintners, brewers, distillers, restaurateurs, mixologists and other interesting wine & food personalities expounding insider tales of the treasures and bounty found within the Napa valley. Directed by Judd Finkelstein. Music by Gordon Lustig.
 
Video episodes about Kuleto Estate Winery and the restaurants of Pat Kuleto. Pat is one of the most highly regarded culinary entrepreneurs in America, and is the designer and/or co-owner of such favorites as the Martini House in St. Helena, Boulevard and Farallon in San Francisco, and Nick's Cove in Tomales Bay. We celebrate the joy of food, wine, friends and family through our regular blog updates. Welcome!
 
"Knurd is the opposite of being drunk, it’s as sober as you can ever be. It strips away all the illusion, all the comforting pink fog in which people normally spend their lives, and lets them see and think clearly for the first time ever. Then, after they’ve screamed a bit, they make sure they never get knurd again."
 
"Wine has been called the nectar of the gods. Well, we're not that snooty. We just call it delicious." Join Michael, JJ, and Doug as they hobnob with occasional guests and alternate co-hosts, savoring their sips and loosening their lips on topics as diverse as sex and getting old, to tasty foods and mental health. And, oh yeah, they talk about wine from time to time - sharing favorite wine memories, tasting notes, and the occasional wine-fact you might want to know.
 
Welcome to The Wine Vault. Join us each week for a new podcast episode highlighting some great (and not so great) wines. While we’ll focus on value wines, occasionally we’ll stray into the exotic. We are The Wine Vault, after all. Raise your glass and join us, on The Wine Vault. Cheers!
 
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Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - A 93 pt Value-Priced Cab This is a wine from House of Smith wines, you may know them by Charles Smith wines, you know, Kung Fu Girl Reisling, Boom Boom Syrah, a whole line of value-priced wines that rocked. He sold those wines and started House of Smith and still is bringing outstanding value. This is a Cabern…
 
In this episode, Floyd and Aaron go out for a night on the town. After a great night of food and wine, we decided to stop at a local bar for a night cap. At this bar, we were able to score a phenomenally priced bottle a of 2015 Silver Oaks Alexander Valley. Join us for this episode and listen to us talk about our night, and this bottle of Silver Oa…
 
Crossbow Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 - $45 going for $15? Normally we talk about a $10 wine that tastes like $20. But with the Crossbow Pinot is a $45 wine that tastes like a $45 wine but is on sale for $15. Even if you are not a Pinot Noir fan, it is hard to pass up a deal like that. Check out www.cheapwinefinder.com for all the details.…
 
Guest: Mike Rantissi of Mimosa Royale Wines: Castello Del Poggio and Mimosa Royale's Canned Mimosas We are celebrating summer with all things sparkling! We share some history on toasts as we launch our #wtfpodtoast challenge while tasting the Castello Del Poggio Prosecco. Listen to learn why and how saying words of appreciation honoring an event or…
 
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2019 - The Best Cheap Chardonnay? Here is one of the weird things about writing about affordable wine. A $100 wine that brings it is like, well, of course, it costs $100. A $3.99 wine that brings it is a revelation! Is that wrong? Rocking it cheap should be shouted from the roof-tops. This is a $3.99 Chardonnay that kic…
 
Join us for this episode where we bring back one of our favorite guests, Anthony Riccardi from @bourbonwhiskeylibrary on Instagram. We do a simultaneous episode of recording our podcast and a live Instagram feed with Anthony to discuss wine, bourbon, food and everyday life. Download our podcast and have a drink with us. Cheers!…
 
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky explore the differences in grocery store wine and boutique wines. To do this they test Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Sauvignon Blanc. So come join us, on The Wine Vault!…
 
Cocobon Roasted Oak Red Blend - Would Wood Make A Difference? A Red Blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah aged "on" toasted French oak. $6.99 at Trader Joe's, but available elsewhere for around the same price. There are 3 Cocobon Red Blend wines; this is where the winemaker shows off their oak integration skills. It is a recipe wine, but it …
 
Slim Vine Light Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - TJ's Low Calorie, No Sugar, Low Alcohol Wine A Trader Joe's $6.99 Fitness wine!!! We reviewed the ALDI Don't Mind If I Did Sau Blanc a few weeks ago, and the Trader Joe's wine is very similar and a dollar cheaper. Both wines are close to Scheid Vineyards Sunny With A Chance Of Flower Sauvignon Blanc. There may…
 
Guests: Donna Paitchel & David Shuster, Curated Wines And Cellars Wines: 2018 Jermann Pinot Grigio and 2016 Avignonnesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano We are joined by Donna Paitchel and David Shuster of Curated Wines and Cellars to learn about their careers in large event planning for major sporting events such as the Olympics, World Cup, PGA Master…
 
Rosé-Vous? 2020 - $6 ALDI Wine...Drink Like The French Do! Would you offer a $5.99 ALDI Rosé to pair for your next meal? The French would in a heartbeat. Rosé-Vous translates to Rosé Y'all. It tastes great, is, well, cheap, and is French. Everyday French wine is supposed to be inexpensive. You can not have wine for every lunch and dinner and expect…
 
Guest: South Carolina State Representative, District 89, Micah Caskey Wines: 2020 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Gallo Family Chardonnay, 2015 Dept 66 Grenache We are joined by S.C. State Representative, Micah Caskey, to discuss the changes made to South Carolina's alcohol licensing regulations as part of the deal that landed what will be the East Coa…
 
Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 - Affordable, Interesting, Whimsical, Excellent Ok, students...today's lesson is California Chardonnay. No, not the oak barrel Chardonnay, unoaked Chardonnay. The Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 is one of the original unoaked Chardonnay. It sees no oak, no "on lees" (check out www,cheapwinefinder.com to see w…
 
Tabor Hill Blueberry Demi-Sec - Fruit Wine With A Difference. I am from Chicago, so I knew a few things about Michigan wine. They used to have a Chicago Tasting event every year, and each year the wine got better and better. I was a fan, but I didn't know anything about fruit wine. Southwest Michigan supplies fruit to Chicago at harvest, so I knew …
 
R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky find out what happens when a wine retailer discounts a wine by 90% when they review the 2005 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva. Will the wine age gracefully, or will the wine be an old haggard mess like Scott? We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir 2019 - A Value Priced Taste Of Oregon This a $17 wine on Firesteed's website or an $11.99 wine at Trader Joe's. The label also says Oregon rather than Willamette Valley. Are these warning signs? Nope, it tastes great; a classic Pinot Noir produced in the Burgundian style. Is that a good thing? Oh, Yeah!!! Check out www.c…
 
Guests: 3 Ladies on a Vine's Ayanna and Niambi & Cappy Sorentino of Cappy Shakes Wine: Pearls and Kicks Rosé Cocktail: Cappy Shakes To kick off summer sipping season, we are joined by the blogging team of 3 Ladies on a Vine, sisters Ayanna and Niambi and Cappy Sorentino of Cappy Shakes. Cappy is another success out of Covid-times story. As a barten…
 
Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - An Inexpensive But Interesting ALDI Sauv Blanc Covid has completely messed up wine in 2021. Shutdowns have closed wineries and disrupted distribution. The Bear Bros Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a rare new release. I expect an avalanche of wine in the fall, but every new wine is greatly appreciated for now. So enjoy the p…
 
Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec In this episode, Rob issues a new challenge to Scott and Becky to test their blind tasting ability. To properly and fairly do this, Rob looks to the well known Macedonian wine industry, and their Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec. Will Scott and Becky show their true abilities and properly identify the Vr…
 
Le Grand Verre 2020 - Boutique Single Serving Bottle French Wines Single serving, double glass unbreakable 6.3-ounce bottles (a standard pour is 5 ounces) French Boutique Estate wines... organic Chardonnay and Rosé from a female winemaker in the Languedoc. Small estate Rosé from Bandol in Provence. Cru Bordeaux Red from the Hait-Medoc. These are no…
 
Guest: Kathy Clancy of The Natural Wine School Wines: Illahe 2019 Grüner Veltliner and 2018 Pinot Noir We are joined by Kathy Clancy of The Natural Wine School to discuss natural wines. Learn about many of the current wine "buzzwords" such as natural, biodynamic, organic. Kathy shares what to look for on a wine label when searching for natural wine…
 
Decoy Brut Cuvée - The Perfect July 4th Bubbly Decoy was once Duckhorn Vineyards 2nd label; while still a part of the Duckhorn family, it is now its own brand. The Decoy Brut Cuvée is in its first year of release. A brand new Bubbly, and it is delicious. They use Napa Valley oak barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay for the dosage. Dosage is where …
 
Rutherford Hill Winery has long been one of Michael's favorites in the Napa region, so he was excited to introduce JJ and Doug to this wonderful tasting experience. Join us for a sip and some wine education with their assistant winemaker, Leif Bjerkan. Be sure to check out their wine club at https://www.rutherfordhill.com. Don’t forget to subscribe…
 
High Guard Chardonnay 2019 - TJ's $6.99 Tuesday Night Chardonnay Can $6.99 get you a tasty wine with quality oak barrel flavors? Yes, it can! Ain't Trader Joe's great? $6.99 barely gets you a passable cup of coffee, and Trader Joe's is rocking a quality Chardonnay. We are living in extraordinary times where good wine is cheaper than so-so coffee. P…
 
African Hills Cape Town Sauvignon Rosé 2020 - ALDI Sauvignon Blanc Rosé? Would a Rosé by any other name taste just as sweet? Yeah, I am stealing from Shakespeare? He won't tell. Check out the www.cheapwinefinder.com review for all the details. Is this a fancy Rosé? Or is this a Sauvignon Blanc from Cape Town, South Africa mixed with just enough C…
 
Guests: Kerith Overstreet of Bruliam Wines, Laura Barret of Clif Family Wines, & Wesley Steffens of Correlation Wines Wines Tasted: 2018 Starmont Rosé and 2018 And Why am I Mr. Pink Taped on #NationalRoséDay, this Rosé focused episode shares clips from interviews with three different winemakers on the different processes of making rosé, food pairin…
 
Have a sip with JJ, Michael & Doug as they sit in the beautiful outdoor tasting gardens at Benziger Family Winery. Chris Benziger shares the history of this gorgeous estate along with some truly incredible wines. Be sure to check out their wine club at https://benziger.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Something to Wine About podcast so that yo…
 
Studio By Miraval Rosé 2020 - Budget-Friendly Rosé From Brad & Angelina A wine from the south of France and not a Provence wine? Yes, this is a taste of the south of France Rosé. But with Miraval's winemaker. Maybe not AOC estate grapes; this is an IGP wine, but with a top-notch winemaker. Good winemakers make good wine. It is a wine fact. Check …
 
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