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Two Guys Talking Wine

Two Guys Talking Wine

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We're both wine writers living in Ontario Canada. We are past-presidents of the Wine Writer Circle of Canada. We travel. We drink wine. And we know things. We're going to share that knowledge with you. Opinionated and Wine fueled content is what you will find here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Welcome to part 3 of 3 of Two Guys Talking Tequila mini series. Gone are the days of a shot glass - a dash of salt & wedge of lime We learned that really good tequila is not a drink for shots – it's a spirit to be savoured on the rocks, or in a margarita bringing both simple and sophisticated flavours. As we heard last episode, Tequila is woven int…
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Welcome to part two of our three part mini-series. This is Two Guys Talking Tequila ... in Mexico. We sit down with the founder of Los Arango Tequila, to discuss how his life has led to this point and why he came back to Mexico. Why would you abandon a successful career in Spain to come back to Mexico? Want to know more? This is our discussion on t…
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This week we're doing things a little different; we're not Two Guys Talking Wine - we're Two Guys Talking Tequila ... in Mexico. We got the opportunity to travel together and visit with the company that creates Los Arangos Reposado Tequila. We learned so much that we created this as a three-part mini docu-series: in this episode, we find out about …
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Why don't we see more Ontario wine on wine lists in Toronto? We put that question to the Sommelier at the Fairmont Royal York - Steven Karataglidis. Steven has made it his mission to add a diverse range of Ontario wines on the lists at this prestigious hotel. You can follow Steven on social media at - @stevenkarataglidis Make sure you help the two …
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Michael and André taste through a lineup of wines from the Naramate Bench in British Columbia. You can learn more about the region by visiting - https://naramatabench.com/ Make sure you help the two guys reach episode 700 - You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy fo…
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Well - Michael and André have made it - Episode 350 - They rarely take the time to mark major milestones - but this felt like it was an exception. This is the article referenced by André - https://www.cgmagonline.com/articles/features/how-to-drink-wine-like-a-supervillain/ Make sure you help the two guys reach episode 700 - You can support Two Guys…
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One of André's favourite stories in the wine world is the history behind the fabled Grange from Penfolds. So when the guys had an opportunity to interview the winemaker from Penfold's they jumped at the chance. Andrew Baldwin is part of the senior winemaking team - and he joins the guys to discuss what's going on in Australia ... and as it turns ou…
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We sit down with Jose Rallo of Donnafugata winery in Sicily. Does farming organically or biodynamically really matter? What's it like to make wine next to Europe's most active volcano. Wines are available through Univins - https://univins.ca/en/ You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine Hosted on Acast. Se…
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Michael took the opportunity to leave the Canadian cold to visit the island of Cyprus. Nobody told André that Cyrpus is different than Cypress - and he makes a bunch of Cypress Hill jokes. Did Michael learn anything about these wines? The answer may surprise you. You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine H…
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Michael and André sit down with Andy Peay of his eponimous winery. They discovered the cool climate Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) at a recent Rogers and Co. tasting. So they decided they needed to find out what the heck is going on in a part of California that is delivering stunning cool climate wines. Strap in and discover the Sonoma West Coast. Lea…
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The first show of 2024 has us speaking with a natural wine producer ... Michael and André have learned that natural wine is currently in the process of being defined. Which is great news for the consumer. That producer is Xavier Amirault - and his wines are delicious! Michael discovered Xavier on a recent trip to the Loire so he was thrilled to hav…
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Michael and André sit down to discuss their recent Toronto Life articles - and reflect on the year that was 2023 https://torontolife.com/food/holiday-wine-guide-2023-lcbo-gift-bottles/ https://torontolife.com/food/holiday-wine-guide-lcbo-bargain-bottles/ https://torontolife.com/food/holiday-wine-guide-the-lcbos-best-canadian-made-spirits/ You can s…
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Michael and André had a chance to cook their own dinner with the fine people from Ruffino. They sit down with Beppe D'Andrea the Brand Ambassador for Ruffino. They discuss what's going on in Tuscany. The fact that Ruffino has recently aquired vineyards in Bolgheri - sustainability and more. You can learn more about Ruffino here - https://ruffino.co…
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**This Episode is sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** Every year Médoc hosts a marathon that involves a combination of long distance running ... and drinking wine. How did Matt fare? Is this marathon worth the hype? Learn more about the marathon here - https://www.marathondumedoc.com/ Thank you to Val D'Oca for their sponsorship - You can learn more …
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**This Episode is sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** Michael visited some of the most well known Cabernet Franc regions in France. Chinon, Bourgueil, Anjou, and Saumur-Champigny. He comes back to talk about where Ontario Cabernet Franc stands in the world - and what we might be missing out on in Ontario. The press trip was organized by Sopexa - http…
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**This Episode is sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** André recently visited Alto Adige for their Wine Summit. His trip centered around scenic Bolzano. He was shocked and pleased to see the supreme quality of the wines from this region. Also, the depth of varieties planted with everything from Sauvignon Blanc to Merlot. You can learn more about Alto …
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**This Episode is sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** André and Michael had the opportunity to sit down with Gottfried Mocke, the Chief Winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof Winery located in South Africa. We taste through a line up of wines ranging from old vines semillon, to syrah, to chardonnay and pinot noir. You can learn more about Boekenhoutskloof Win…
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**This Episode is also sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** Recently André Proulx appeared on an episode of Canadaland sharing his work into the current state of Wine Writing in Ontario. He takes a look at the damage being done by the LCBO and their Food and Drink Catalog. He also takes a look at the suspicious writing that takes place in the Toronto …
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**This Episode is Sponsored Content thanks to Vins de Chablis****This Episode is also sponsored by Val D'Oca Prosecco** Michael and André do a quick overview of Vins de Chablis tasting through the whole pyramid going from Petit Chablis up to Grand Cru. They also take a moment to discuss https://unlock.chablis-wines.com/ a new online program to help…
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We were approached by a listener Myles - who wanted to free up some space in the cellar. So he brought the largest lineup of wines we have ever tasted for Stump the Chump. We were also joined by Jordan of rescuingtrappedwine fame. How did the crew do? Were there any duds in the lineup? You can follow Myles and Jordan at the links belowhttps://www.i…
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We are joined today by Valentino Valentini of Agricola Bocale. Michael and André recently tasted through a lineup of wines in an attempt to teach André more about Sagrantino - and the wines of Umbria. It appears the movement to use less oak in wine production has made it's way to Montefalco. Available to purchase in Ontario through Apparition Wines…
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We woke up early in July to sit down with Diego Corradi from the Verona Mountains, and the Export Manager with Azienda Agricola Graziano Prà. We learn about a wine that is named after a beloved border collie - and the impact that volcanic soils have on Soave. We also scratch the surface on the sweet wines of the region. André may have learned some…
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We are joined today by Matteo Apollonio, export manager for Mezzacorona Wines. We go through the lineup including Pinot Grigio - and the low alcohol Pinot Grigio that may make its way to a family picnic this summer... but not at Michael's house. You can learn more about Mezzacorona by visiting https://www.mezzacorona.it/Thanks to Woodman Wines for …
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There have been many jokes about Chardonnay over the years on this podcast. But André got a chance to make the pilgrimage to the mother land in Bourgogne. He traveled from the Maconnais up to Cote des Nuits - and did learn something along the way. With thanks to:Pascal Marchand - http://www.marchand-tawse.com/en/Veronique Drouhin - https://www.drou…
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So Michael and André have both been to Abruzzo. They both tried to learn something - did it finally stick? Michael is fevereshly working on his Rosé report so tasted a lot of cerasuolo while away. Highlights from his trip include Torre dei Beati - www.torredeibeati.itMasciarelli - http://www.masciarelliwine.com Nic Tartaglia - www.nictartaglia.com …
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Michael went to France - André decides (once again) to try to learn something from him. Anything that is learned is by accident. You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.By Two Guys Talking Wine
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We are joined by Corrie Krehbiel the winemaker from Mission Hill. Michael recently had a chance to taste these wines at an event in Toronto. He was so impressed that he thought this would be a great opportunity to talk to the winemaker from Mission Hill about what's going on there. We asked if they would provide some wines to taste - and they did n…
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Today Michael and André are joined by Gabriele Fasan of Ponte. This winery has a large portfolio including more than a few bottles of Prosecco that are tasted on this podcast.You can learn about Ponte here: https://www.ponte1948.it/You can order these wines by contacting J Cipelli - https://www.jcipelli.ca/You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on P…
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Today we are joined by Melanie Young & David Ransom of the Connected Table. Longtime members of the wine community you can listen to their radio show and connect with them by visiting - https://theconnectedtable.com/ Melanie also hosts Fearless Fabulous You - Where you can hear her share the stories of women entrepreneurs. https://www.iheart.com/po…
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Michael was kind enough to procure a bottle of 2009 Ridge Monte Bello for André this year. After enjoyin the bottle together they thought they should reach out to the source to unpack what makes this wine so damned good - and why it's such an icon. Ridge Vineyards responded the call by sending head winemaker John Olney to put up with the guys this …
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Today Michael and André are joined by Paul K of the Original Wine Of The Month Club. We discuss the current state of wine journalism and how important wine scores are when it comes to selling wine in 2023. We definitely make mention of James Suckling, Luca Maroni, and Carolyn Evans Hammond as people who's scores are regularly flagged as being out t…
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Are yeast strains interesting? Michael and André unpack this question when they taste through a trio of wines from Ontario's Flat Rock Cellars. They bottled two incarnations specificlly by the yeast strain used to ferment these wines. What impact does yeast have on wine?You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkin…
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Michael and André run the longest running podcast based in Ontario. Terry David Mulligan has the longest running podcast about wine in Canada. They all sit down together to talk about Terry David's newest project - a Bordeaux style blend made with Jason Priestly and Michal Mosny. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Earlier this year Michael and André declared they were going to put Appassimento from Ontario on trial. The year got away from them - and here we are in the month of December where we sit down with René Van Ede, winemaker - and Ed Haddon, sommelier - both from the Foreign Affair. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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We are joined by longtime listener and supporter Ken Little. When he pledged to support 2 Guys Talking Wine - I'm not sure he had this in mind. We stump the chump!You can check out Ken's work at the following links:https://www.instagram.com/resonanttransitions/https://soundhealinginstruments.com/https://abbeyretreatcentre.ca Hosted on Acast. See ac…
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Zonte's Footsteps is a label that stands out on the shelves of your local wine shop. André and Michael both included one of their wines in their Toronto Life column in 2021. They had an opportunity to sit down with Brad Rey of this winery to catch up their wines - and a bit about the state of Australian wine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy …
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André has admitted that Italy is his blind spot in wine knowledge. However Michael and André have the opportunity to unpack some more from what André learned in Abruzzo. They sit down with Marianna Velenosi from her eponymous winery and talk about "Super Marche" - Will Montepulciano make great dance partners with Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah? Hosted…
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Today André gets Michael to flip through one of his favourite books about Ontario wine. Spectacular Wineries of Ontario was published in 2012, and was put together by photographer Steven Elphick. How many of these wineries are still in existence after ten years? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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There have been many changes taking place at how journalists can access product during the pandemic. There have also been some changes about how some journalists behave during the pandemic. However, is the LCBO actively trying to kill local wine journalistm? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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We learn that André still doesn't know much about Italian wine. Michael still can't pronounce things in other languages. We also take a look at what might happen when you have a trio of wines ready to drink being sold in one box. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.By Two Guys Talking Wine
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