All you knew about wine is about to bust wide open….we are going to talk about what really happens in the wine business and I’'m taking no prisoners... I am your host Paul Kalemkiarian 2nd generation owner of the Original Wine of the Month Club; and I am somewhere north of 100,000 wines tasted. How is it that Groupon can sell 12 bottles for $60 and the wines be good? How do you start a winery anyway and lose money? What are 'natural wines' ? And is a screwcap really better than a cork? And s ...
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Best Wine of the Month Club podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Wine of the Month Club podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
Updated April 2020
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A deep dive into Utah's quirky and often-ridiculed alcohol laws with reporters Ben Winslow from Fox 13 KSTU-TV and Kathy Stephenson with The Salt Lake Tribune.
We have serious California wine history in our own backyard. Founded in 1929, San Antonio Winery is the only licensed winery in Los Angeles. Amazing history and story. My old friend Santo Riboli sat with me to discuss the trek of this famed company.
Working from home? Washing your hands frequently? Exercising appropriate social distancing? This episode is for YOU! As you do your part to help "flatten the curve" of coronavirus, so are we. The latest episode of "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast" may sound a little different. That's because we recorded it using an online meeting platfor…
Ed has been hanging around the Wine of the Month Club for over 50 years....he is the author of Short Cuts on Wine and a wine educator. He has been on the floor selling wine in the best shops in LA, blending wine for his negociant label, working the kitchen in many restaurants and more. Very knowledgable and a hoot to have in the studio.…
The Utah State Legislature is in session and you’d better believe there are alcohol bills! On the latest episode of Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast, FOX 13's Ben Winslow and The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Stephenson discuss all the liquor bills and how the legislative sausage gets made!By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
A bill that would legalize "wine of the month" clubs in Utah may not get too far in the Utah State Legislature. In an interview on "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast" produced by FOX 13 and The Salt Lake Tribune, the senator tasked by the Republican majority with running liquor bills expressed a little doubt about the future of the bill. S…
By Paul Kalemkiarian
The state of Utah is considering building multi-story liquor stores as space becomes a premium along the Wasatch Front. Appearing on "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast," produced by FOX 13 and The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control deputy director Cade Meier addressed criticism of long lines by Senate Minority Lead…
Utah is wrapping up its first year under the nation's toughest anti-drunk driving law. The state rang in 2019 with .05 as the new blood alcohol level for DUI. So what's been the actual impact of .05? Utah Highway Patrol Colonel Michael Rapich joins FOX 13's Ben Winslow and The Salt Lake Tribune's Kathy Stephenson with a look at some of the early nu…
Tiki drinks are back! So proclaims Ivy Earnest, the owner of the "Boozetique" who started her alcohol-accessories shop in downtown Salt Lake City because state-run liquor stores legally can't sell corkscrews.By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
The famed Hearst castle has incredible history on many fronts. Though the castle was donated to the State of California and is an incredible destination....the Hearst family has a winery and tasting room near by. Meet Soren Christianson....winemaker.
It was on this day in 1933 that Utah (yes, Utah!) cast the deciding vote to repeal Prohibition. “Utah Swings Nation to Repeal as Wet Forces Lose 2 States” proclaimed The Salt Lake Tribune.By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
Here is one driven Woman in Wine who absolutely mesmerized me...and she gave me a hug! Listen the passion and trek of Nicole Andrus.
Where the kids are getting their alcohol might surprise you.By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
Gary Lipps history in the Napa Valley is a veritable history book. Listen where he worked and who his mentors are....I dig a little deeper to see what makes this guy tick.
Unaware he was creating the $3B Direct to Consumer wine industry, Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. explains how the idea evolved and his thoughts on business.
Utah is on strange new legal ground after a judge allowed a Salt Lake City bar to serve alcohol under a court order. In this episode of “Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast,” FOX 13’s Ben Winslow and The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Stephenson talk about that and how “Beer Day” went with 3.2 beer going away.…
Ed Masciana author of "Shortcuts on Wine" was in the house...he has been hanging around the Wine of the Month Club for 50 years...never ceases to amaze me with his wine knowledge. And did you know he worked for Der Wienerschnitzel?
Not sure I could do it, but Filipe Martin Cabazon finds it an extraordinary opportunity. By the taste of the wines...I would say it is working. A very informative conversation about their winery in the Ribero Del Duero.
We’re on the eve of an historic change in Utah liquor laws with 3.2 beer finally circling the drain and heavier brews moving in. But a new problem has emerged: Utah’s running out of bar licenses.By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
In the 15 years I have been producing wine videos and podcasts, I have never had a sister and brother act join the show. Together they make wine in the Valpolicella (just north of Verona) that is amazing and thought provoking.
Master Somm turned wine maker, Chris Miller, tells of his storied career...he has delved into the many facets of wine including but not limited to being the Wine Director at the famed Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Spago. Have a listen to see what is approach to winemaking is producing.
If you remember the '70's comedian Pat Paulsen, you may not know that he owned a winery....I remember speaking with him at his tastings...we are joined by wine author Ed Masciana; great story. You may also remember an advertisement that circulated in the '80s where there was an officer asking someone to say "Gundlach Bundschu Gerwurzatraminer" (I g…
We had two unexpected guests stop by..first Fabrice Brunel, engineer turned winemaker from the Cotes Du Rhone and listen to Luca Ferraris speak of reinvigorating the family business against his fathers will.
The Wine Cask restaurant in Santa Barbara was iconic in its day and was innovative on all fronts; food, wine and service. When Doug Margerum walked in for out podcast and we began the conversation...the light went on...this is the guy from The Wine Cask.
When Vincenzo explains the meaning of Testamatta...you will begin to understand from whence these wines hail. Bibi Graetz bucks the system.
I was happy to hear Scot Bilbro was in town to chat with me. I presented him with a newsletter from 1990 when I featured his fathers Old Vine Red #9. Have a listen like two old friends.
On the latest episode of “Utah’s Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast,” The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Stephenson is back from her vacation (where she saw -- gasp! -- wine on grocery store shelves!), while FOX 13's Ben Winslow recaps the first meeting of the Beer Availability Work Group as 3.2 beer begins to circle the drain. By Nov. 1, grocery and…
I am proud to say that one of, if not the first interview she ever did, was in our studio years ago. Great to have her energy and wisdom back in the studio for this episode of Wine Talks.
Such an interesting trek to become the North American manager for a great collection of French wines. She discusses Parisian life, Caribbean trends and great french wines.
I was floored when speaking with Vahe Keushguerian...amazing trek into this world of wine. Right after him, Gary Lipp of Coho is making bold statements with his Cabernet and Merlot.
All Cognac is brandy but not all brandy is Cognac. Find out why and much more as we talk with Charles Braastad, a descendant of the Delmain family.
On the latest episode of “Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast,” Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is considering whether to allow a tavern to be built inside a grocery store. The DABC is also reviewing a legal opinion on women going topless and whether it impacts our longstanding rule about strippers wearing pasties.The DABC al…
I met Stetson about 12 years ago as he brought my first video winemaker interview ever produced...a father son combo from Slovenia. A wealth of knowledge and passionate about wines from the region. A very interesting chat.
The 12th century monks would stop at Chateau Carbonnieux on their way to Spain which eventually was a 500 mile trek. Of course, they needed good wine. Amazing history and we speak to the owner Eric Perrin.
From famed wine region Montepulciano south of Florence comes beautiful wines of well know distinction. Salcheto winery, rather new to the scene, is making very regional correct wines both conventionally and organically. Chiara Fe is here to tell us the headwinds to a start-up winery.
I visited Chef Josiah at this Charcoal restaurant in Venice Beach. Intriguing history and chat. Now head of Charcoal in Venice, Melisse, Dear Johns and Daves Dog House.
Get ready for a purge of 3.2 beer brands from Utah grocery and convenience store shelves. Interview with Kate Bradshaw of the Responsible Beer Choice Coalition.By KSTU-TV/The Salt Lake Tribune
Patric Kuh was LA Magazines food editor for 17 years and won a James Beard award for his book "The Last Days of Haute Cuisine". Just off a stint writing "Becoming a Restaurateur"; you will find Patric engaging and interesting. Both books are must reads. Enjoy.
The theme of the day is passion. It is obvious in the trek of Damien Landuoar to become the Director de Culture of Chateau Gaby.
Some of you might know that Disneyland has a private club; Club 33. But did you know of the club named 21 Royale? In what was to be Walt Disney's apartment? and could be the most expensive restaurant in the country...and by all accounts, an experience worth the expense.