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This week we hit our 200th episode which is a huge milestone for us. We've made the decision to end Weekly Wine Show. It's a big decision and in this episode we reflect on our past four years and talk about what is next for us. In this episode we discuss: Why did we start Weekly Wine Show? One of the main reasons was we wanted to expand our knowled…
 
*Note: If you’re just here looking for that offer link Tony mentioned, feel free to skip to the last paragraph. Have you tried any wine clubs? We've tried a couple wine clubs or club-like retailers and were not thrilled but over the last year we've been testing out Naked Wines. If you've wondered whether a wine club could be valuable and worthwhile…
 
With the holidays just around the corner, we have some sparkling wine recommendations to take the guess work out of selecting wines. Big thanks to our friends at Palm Bay International and Taub Family Selections for providing us with samples for this episode. Although these wines were provided to us, the opinions and tasting notes in this episode a…
 
This week we are talking about Brachetto d’Acqui. Brachetto d’Acqui is a DOCG in the Piedmont wine region of Northwest Italy. Wine Recommendations Risata Brachetto d’Acqui 2016 - priced around $16. Risata is a larger producer in the area - in fact they produce the #1 seller of Moscato d’Asti in America Aromas of candied red berries and orange It’s …
 
Every couple of months we take a pause on our normal format and talk about four wine we’ve enjoyed recently and want to share with all of you. Wine Recommendations Seaglass Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 - priced around $12. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation Light golden color wine with aromas of p…
 
This week we are talking about Wiener Gemischter Satz! Wine Recommendations Mayer am Pfarrplatz Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC 2016 - priced around $26. Blend of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Rotgipfler and Zierfandler Pale Lemon color wine with aromas of lemon, tangerine, white flowers and a chalky minerality It’s dry with medium plus acidity and flavor…
 
This week we are talking about Tokaji wine region in northeast Hungary. Wine Recommendations Kiralyudvar Pezsgő Henye Sparkling 2015 - priced around $29. Medium golden colored wine Aromas of golden apples, pears and fresh baked bread It’s dry with medium plus to high acidity with flavors of lime pith, toast and apple Great with a double cream brie …
 
This week we are talking about the Wagram wine region which is a viticultural region on the banks of the Danube River in northeastern Austria. Wine Recommendations Wimmer Czerny Familien Wagram Roter Veltliner 2017 - priced around $22. This wine has a Pale lemon color white wine with aromas of golden apple, lemon, honeysuckle and minerality It’s dr…
 
Time for another Wine in the News! Check out the articles below that inspired the topics for this episode. Wine producers and US importers delay price increases - by Leslie Gevirtz, October 25th, 2019 Dan Berger, On Wine: The imminent glut: The state industry is facing a major wine surplus - by Dan Berger, Sep 26, 2019 California Wineries Plan Pric…
 
This week we are talking about Getariako Txakolina or also known as Txakoli de Getaria. Wine Recommendations Gaintza Txakolina 2014 - priced around $20. This is the traditional wine of the region Slightly fizzy wine with aromas of green apple, lime and crushed granite It’s dry with medium plus acidity, medium light body and flavors similar to aroma…
 
It's time for another four wines episode! Every couple of months we talk about four different wines that we've been enjoying and want to share with all of our wonderful listeners. Wine Recommendations Domaine Bourgogne-Devaux Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2015 - priced around $25. These Pinot Noir grapes come from 50+ year old vines on average and is aged…
 
This week we are talking about the Cahors AOC wine region located in south-west France about 100 miles east of Bordeaux. Wine recommendations Matayac Cahors 2016 - priced around $13. Aromas of blueberries, black cherries and black pepper It’s dry with medium plus acidity and medium plus tannins with flavors of black and blue berries, and a touch of…
 
This week we are talking about Cannonau di Sardegna which is a DOC covering the entire island of Sardina. Wine Recommendations Cantina Santa Maria La Palma Le Bombarde 2016 - priced $14. Blend of Cannonau and Monica di Sardegna This wine has aromas of cran-cherry, dusty earth and black plum It’s dry with medium acidity and tannins and medium body w…
 
This week we are talking about the Fitou AOC. Fitou is a small wine appellation in southern France that is a part of the larger Languedoc-Roussillon wine region area. Wine Recommendations Maison Carrel Sous la Montagne Fitou 2016 - priced around $25. Deep purple color wine with aromas of candied strawberries like red Australian Licorice It’s dry wi…
 
This week features our interview with viticulturist and winemaker Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines our of Napa Valley. Wines from Hesperian Wines - note that these wines were provided as samples to us but the opinions below are our own. Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - priced around $33 Bordeaux-style blend of mostly Cab with a little Mer…
 
This week features our interview with Fin du Fresne the winemaker at Chamisal Vineyards and Malen Wines out of the Central Coast area of California. Wine Recommendations - We received these wines as samples but the tasting notes and opinions are ours. Malene Wines 2017 Rosé - priced around $22. A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Rolle, and S…
 
This week features our interview with David Eakle of Pope Valley Winery out of Napa Valley. Wines featured in this episode - these wines were sent to us as samples. 2018 Sauvignon Blanc - a really wonderful representation of a warmer style SB with lots of stonefruit and tropical aromas and flavors, and is also a refined and delicate wine - so a gre…
 
This week we are talking about the Dogliani DOCG and the Dolcetto grape. Wine Recommendations: Poderi Luigi Einaudi 2017 - priced $26. This wine is from a blend of Dolcetto grapes from the vineyards of the Einaudi estates which surround Dogliani Aromas of red licorice and spice It’s dry with medium acidity and medium tannins with flavors of red fru…
 
It’s time for another four wines episode. Every couple of months we talk about four different wines we've tasted recently and want to share with our listeners. Wine Recommendations Famille Hugel Gentil 2016 - priced around $12. This white blend has a light lemon color with aromas of lemon pith, nectarines, white flowers and minerality It’s dry with…
 
This week we are talking about the Orvieto DOC which is an Italian wine region located in western side of Umbria in Central Italy. Wine Recommendations La Carraia Orvieto Classico 2017 - priced around $11. Light lemon color with light aromas of lemon, minerality and stonefruit It’s dry with medium acidity and medium intense flavors that are very si…
 
This week we demystify the topic of aging wine. Check out the links below to read more about aging wine. Sources used for this episode: Wine Enthusiast: What Really Happens as Wine Ages? Vinepair Guide to Aging Wine The Wine Cellar Insider: Complete Guide to Properly Cellaring Wine and Aging Wine Wine Folly: Deciding How long to Age Wine Wine Folly…
 
This week features our interview with Theodora Lee or also known as Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards. She is the owner and founder of Theopolis Vineyards in Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley. Wine Featured in this episode - These wines were sent to us as samples by Theopolis Vineyards. 2016 Yorkville Highlands Symphony - priced around $22 Li…
 
This week we are talking about summer food and wine pairings. We were brainstorming ideas for episodes and we came up with the idea of picking four different foods we eat mostly in the summertime and pair with some past favorite wines. Food and Wine Featured in this episode: Hamburgers Tony's Pick: Harney Lane Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineya…
 
Time for another Wine in the News episode! Check out the news articles below to read more about these topics. Federal Interprovincial Shipping Restriction Eliminated After 91 Years by Mark Hicken published in Wine Law.CA on June 24th, 2019 US Supreme Court Ruling Should Boost Digital Wine Sales by Bill Swindell published in The Press Democrat on Ju…
 
It's time for us to recommended so amazing wines we recently tasted. Cheers!!! Hunky Dory Tangle 2016 - priced around $15. This wine is a white blend of 58% Pinot Gris, 38% Gewurztraminer and 4% Riesling Aromas of peaches and apricots, white flowers and a hint of lychee It’s dry with medium acidity, light body and flavors similar to aromas - stonef…
 
This week is the final week of our Greek wine series and we are talking about the area of Central Greece. Wine Recommendation Hermes White Dry Wine - priced around $11. Light aromas of lemon, peach and minerality It’s dry with medium plus acidity and flavors of lemon rind, white peach and minerality This wine is a light crisp simple patio wine, if …
 
This week we are talking about Southern Greece which is defined by its hot Mediterranean climate so most of the vineyards in these areas are grown on the sides of mountains in higher elevation. Southern Greece includes the Kefalonia, Peloponnese and Crete areas. Wine Recommendations Lyrarakis Plyto Psarades Vineyard 2017 - priced around $20. Aromas…
 
This week we are continuing our series on Greek wine regions by talking about the Aegean Islands wine area. Wine Recommendations Domaine Sigalas 2017 - priced around $20. Aromas of peach, minerality and Lemon It’s dry with medium plus acidity, light body with flavors of white peaches and lemon rinds Tony thinks there is a touch of tannins but I dis…
 
This week we are talking about Northern Greece. This is week two of our Greek wine series. Part one was a general overview of Greek wine history and information so be sure to listen to that episode if you haven’t already. Check out Wine Folly's article for a great map of the Greek wine regions Wine Recommendations Alpha Estate Malagouzia Turtles Vi…
 
This week we talk recent wines news. Below are the articles that inspired this episode's topics. California wine's new paradigm: Bright, juicy, translucent reds Esther Mobley March 21, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Southern Oregon growers fight Willamette Valley wine purity proposals By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Mar 21, …
 
It’s time for another four wines episode. Every couple of months we talk about four different wines that we really enjoyed and we're excited to share with all of you. Pehhcora Pecorino IGT Terre di Chieti 2015 - priced around $12. Aromas of oranges, geraniums and minerality It’s dry with medium plus acidity and flavors of orange oil, white flowers …
 
This week we are talking about Monterey County wine region. This area is part of the larger Central Coast AVA that stretches from San Francisco to Santa Barbara County. There are approximately 46,000 acres of wine grapes making it one of the larger growing area in California. Wine Recommendations Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016 - priced around $22…
 
This week we are talking about the Sierra Foothills The Sierra Foothills is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The total area of the appellation is 2.6 million acres within eight counties, making it one of the largest AVAs in the state of California. Cruse Wine Co. Rorick Vineyard Char…
 
Below are the articles referenced in this week's episode. Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well By W. Blake Gray Posted Friday, 18-Jan-2019, Wine-Searcher Sensory tests suggest 'liking' wines made with native grapes a learned response March 6, 2019, Source: Penn State, featured in Science Daily The mysterious case of the cork-tainted carrots Esther …
 
The day this episode is being released, March 15, 2019, is the 3rd year anniversary of this podcast. On March 15th 2016 is when we launched the first three episodes of the podcast. We’ve tried a lot of wine and learned a ton along the way. So we thought we would take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of our favorite moments and learning f…
 
This week we are talking about Alexander Valley AVA. Alexander Valley AVA is a Californian American Viticultural Area located in the northern end of Sonoma County. It is the largest and most fully planted wine region in Sonoma with 14,449 acres of vines out of 32,536 acres of land. Wine Recommendations Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose 2017 - priced …
 
This week we are talking about Santa Barbara County and it’s wines. We touched on this area in a couple of past episodes, specifically episode 50 on Central Coast Pinot Noir and episode 53 that featured our interview Clarissa Nagy of Nagy wines. Wine Recommendations Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2014 - priced around $28 Deep golden color with with …
 
It’s time for another four wines. Every couple of months we talk about four random wines that don’t fit in an upcoming episode. All four of the wines featured in this week’s episode were sent to us as press samples. But regardless if we purchase the wine or get it for free we always give our honest opinion and only talk about wines we really enjoye…
 
This week we are talking about Montefalco Sagrantino . Montefalco Sagrantino is a wine and one of two DOCGs in the Umbria region, which is located in central Italy. Wine Recommendations Raìna Campo di Raìna 2013 Hand harvested grapes Ageing: 24 months in large oak barrels, 12 months in stainless steel, 12 months in the bottle. Very ripe and juicy d…
 
This week we are featuring my interview with Alan Baker and Serena Lourie, the founders and Owners of Cartograph Wines out of Healdsburg, CA. You can check out more information about Cartograph Wines at their website Wine Recommendations - These wines were sent to us as samples. 2017 Green Ranch Riesling - priced around $29. Hands down one of the b…
 
This week we are talking about Côtes du Rhône white wines and the Grenache Blanc grape. In the cold weather months we tend to focus on lots of full bodied red wines and sometime we needs a break from the reds. We love white wines and winter is the perfect time to talk about medium to full bodied whites which is why we are talking about whites from …
 
This week we are talking about Super Tuscan wine. Super Tuscans come from as the name suggests, the Tuscany region of Italy which is located in central Italy. “Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Wine Recommendations Ten…
 
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