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Join VinePair co-founder Adam Teeter and sommelier and wine educator Zach Geballe as they discuss the latest news, trends, and happenings in the world of wine, beer, and spirits each week. Now officially New York Times recommended! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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.
 
The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery, the zany tactics of a winemaker who hosted a funeral for cork, and more. Nestled in these colourful stories are practical tips on how to choose wine from a restaurant list, pair it with food and ...
 
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Adam speaks with F!ve Drinks co-founder Felipe Szpigel about how the former president of Anheuser-Busch's craft beer unit got into the canned cocktail industry and how their partnerships with acclaimed bars informs their products. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get yo…
 
What's it like to explore Paris by visiting different wine bars? How do you know which company to choose for guided tours? What do you need to know before buying wine from a wine list, whether you’re at a restaurant or a wine bar? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Tanisha Townsend, Chief Wine Officer of lifestyl…
 
Zach speaks with Ted Diamantis, founder of Diamond Wine Importers, and longtime wine educator Steve Olson about their history with Greek wine, how the country's wine industry has embraced their wealth of native varieties, and what to look for in the future from the birthplace of wine culture. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePa…
 
Joanna and Zach discuss why it is that many people tend to drink the same things over and over again, and why stepping out of our comfort zones is strongly encouraged with food but much less so with drinks. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send an…
 
Adam speaks with Jon Kreidler, co-founder of Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling, about how the company has grown from nothing to over 40,000 cases of liquor sold in the last six years, as well as their embrace of RTD cocktails and much more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or whe…
 
What's it like to uproot your life in North America and move to Paris? What’s the connection between forensic science and wine? What influence has hip-hop music had on wine culture? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Tanisha Townsend, Chief Wine Officer of lifestyle agency Girl Meets Glass. You can find the wines…
 
Zach speaks with Shiada Drysdale, Beverage Manager for Virgin Atlantic, about how the airline is looking at products like canned cocktails and other RTDs, how they curate their in-flight beverage programs, and stay on top of trends. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get …
 
Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss why it is that the language of wine tasting notes convinces many would-be wine lovers that they're simply not good enough to enjoy wine, and how this gatekeeping effect is hurting the industry. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your pod…
 
Adam speaks with Krug Champagne CEO and President Maggie Henríquez about her history in the wine industry, the iconic Champagne house, and how it remains beloved by sommeliers and wine drinkers alike. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send any ques…
 
What would it be like to visit the most gorgeous wine regions around the world, and get paid to do it? How does the fast-paced schedule of a wine and travel writer impact physical and mental health? How can you pair sweet desserts with wine? What specific impact does sweetness in food have on wines? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podca…
 
Adam, Joanna, and Zach ponder a curious question: why is it that even with the enduring success of food-focused television shows, almost no drinks-focused shows have broken out, or even been aired? Plus Adam shares his own experience in trying to make a TV show, and a conversation about hard seltzer smoothies. Please remember to subscribe to, rate,…
 
Zach speaks with Jordan Salcito, founder of Ramona, about her journey in the wine world, her inspiration in launching a canned cocktail brand, and her new podcast Opening Up. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send any questions, comments, critiques…
 
Are you curious what it would be like to have lavish dinners and wine tastings with rockstars like Jon Bon Jovi and Fergie? How does music impact your perception of wine? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with New York wine and spirits journalist, Céline Bossart. You can find the wines we discussed at https://www.nat…
 
Adam is joined by Rashidi Hodari, Managing Director of Tequila for Beam Suntory, to talk about the meteoric rise of tequila as a category, how Beam Suntory has looked to expand its offerings within the category, and much more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your p…
 
Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss the return of happy hour: with more people returning to offices and looking to connect with friends and co-workers, will restaurants still want to compete as hard for their business? Will they be able to make it work financially? Plus, a conversation about the sudden cessation of to-go cocktail programs in New York an…
 
Zach speaks with Jennifer Estevez, co-founder of Palate Club, about how the online wine club merges machine learning and the experience and knowledge of sommeliers into wine recommendations. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send any questions, com…
 
What’s my advice for those considering a wine career? How did my biggest career regret happen before I became a wine writer? How has my father’s alcoholism influenced my relationship with wine? How has the pandemic impacted online wine classes? Can you pair ketchup chips with wine? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm sharing my…
 
Zach is joined by Florence Quiot of Famille Quiot and Christophe Tassan of The Battery SF to discuss the wines of Côtes du Rhône: why they offer an appealing balance of ripe fruit flavor and freshness, what some of their favorite pairings are, and why the region has long captivated the American imagination. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, an…
 
Prompted by a recent article on VinePair, Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss the prevalence of bulk wine in the wine industry: what is it, why does it get such a bad rap, and how it can actually be very beneficial in certain cases to growers, producers, and consumers alike. Plus, a discussion about why drinkers are so excited about complicated cocktail…
 
Zach joins Westland Distillery co-founder Matt Hofmann at his Seattle distillery to discuss Hofmann's intense focus on using Pacific Northwest ingredients throughout their American Single Malt Whiskey range, their experimentations with heritage strains of barley, and much more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Pod…
 
Which weird food and wine pairings should you add to your must-try list? What makes wines from Oregon and California’s Sierra Foothills special? How can you make sure to do well at a wine auction? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Scott Greenberg, host of both “The Vine Guy” podcast and the “Wine of the Week” sh…
 
Adam speaks with St. Agrestis co-owner Louis Catizone about the origins of the Brooklyn-based line of bitter spirits, how they've embraced bottled and boxed cocktails, and more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send any questions, comments, critiq…
 
Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss the rise of #realwine, how it became popular on Instagram, and why it's both impossible to define but also a powerful tool for making people feel unwelcome within the world of wine. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and s…
 
Zach speaks with Cassandra Felix, Brand Director at Brendel Wines, about their efforts to highlight less familiar but historically important varieties and blends in Napa Valley, their new wine bar, and her journey from restaurant wine director to working for a winery. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spo…
 
What's it like tasting wines with the legendary wine critic Robert Parker? How does food take wine to the next level? What's it like to have dinner with celebrities of the wine world? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with wine journalist and host of the Vine Guy Podcast, Scott Greenberg. You can find the wines we di…
 
Zach speaks with Denetrias Charlemagne and Alex Doman, co-founders of AVEC Drinks, about their recently-released line of health-focused cocktail mixers about their flavor and ingredient choices, branding, and more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and…
 
Adam and Zach discuss the term "modern classic" when it comes to cocktails: what criteria nominees even need to meet, why they're harder to define than true classics, and the five drinks that actually merit the term. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast platform, a…
 
Adam speaks with Ian Burrell, self-styled global rum ambassador and co-founder of Equiano Rum about the history and diversity within the rum category, as well as why Equiano is so interested in blending rums from the Caribbean and Africa. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or the podcast…
 
Is food and wine pairing the ultimate goal of every dining experience? Is it okay to tell sommeliers if you don’t like the wine they recommended? What’s it like serving famous captains of industry like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Seattle-based wine writer, educator and sommelier,…
 
Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss which drinks will dominate the landscape this coming summer, including the hard seltzer smoothie, the Cosmo comeback, richer white wines, and a whole lot more. Plus, why the pizza luge won't catch on. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get y…
 
Zach speaks with Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey Mezcal, about his early experiences with the agave spirit, how he first started exploring producers and villages in Oaxaca, and how he introduced unfamiliar or skeptical bartenders and owners in the United States to mezcal. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcast…
 
What was it like being a sommelier at one of Seattle’s most prestigious restaurants as the pandemic started to unfold? How have restaurants and wine lists changed to re-emerge in a post-pandemic world? How are sommeliers pivoting in the wake of the pandemic? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Zach Geballe, co-hos…
 
Adam is joined by Joy Bauer, the health and nutrition expert for NBC's Today Show, to discuss how alcohol can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, and why so many drinkers are so conscious of what's in their drink. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and se…
 
Adam and Zach are joined by their new co-host, VinePair's executive editor Joanna Sciarrino, to discuss whether to-go cocktails will remain both legal and popular as vaccines are widely available and many areas have already lifted or will be lifting restrictions on indoor drinking and dining: will the joy of having a drink in the park or on the str…
 
Adam is joined by Justin Pass, creator of Sera Luce, a Venetian-style canned spritz, about entering that marketing, taking on the behemoth that is Aperol, and why spritz culture is so popular. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts, and send any questions, c…
 
Are wines that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle ever worth the price? Does deepening your understanding of wine increase your enjoyment of wine? Who were the young widows who built the famous Champagne houses into top luxury brands? How can you use the butter/lemon test to help with food and wine pairing? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine T…
 
Adam and Zach are joined for this bonus episode of the VinePair podcast by winemaker Maurizio Maurizi of Gruppo Mezzacorona in Italy's Trentino region to talk about all about Pinot Grigio: why Trentino is such a phenomenal place for the variety, some serving and pairing suggestions, and lots more. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review V…
 
Prompted by a listener question, Adam and Zach discuss whether restaurants and bars could benefit from applying a dynamic pricing model to their menus: instead of all things being the same price no matter when you dine, those who chose to eat and drink during "off hours" might be able to save some money. Is this a viable path forward for the restau…
 
Zach speaks with Bricia Lopez, co-owner of Guelaguetza in Los Angeles, about her lifelong relationship with mezcal and her efforts to increase the spirit's prominence and prestige in the United States. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or whatever podcast app you use, and send any sugge…
 
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