We had an absolute ball this week with our banter back and forth across the Atlantic. Steph is still toodling around Italy, and Val admits that owning a vineyard would make her break out in hives. From harvest talk and male somms modeling designer table cloths (hey, we don’t make this stuff up), to baboons and Madeira-tasting party tricks, this episode covers a lot of ground but is a lot of fun. We hope you enjoy hanging out with the Wine Two Five ladies this week.
Wine Grapes, Harvest, Italy, Wine Podcast, Wine Education
Grgich Hills Estate Co-Proprietor & Vice President for Operations and Sales, Violet Grgich, shares part of her day with the W25 ladies as well as priceless accounts of family history, philosophy and wise wine words. Her beautifully told stories will surely make you smile and have you planning your next trip to either stomp grapes or visit Croatia. We also are happy to bring you some delightful words from a listener which pair well with this very special episode you won’t want to miss. And what do Marco Polo and Franz Liszt have to do with any of this? To find out, please pour a glass, click play, and enjoy!
Grgich Hills Estate, Wine Podcast
No, not Ron Burgundy, but a splash of Bourgogne wine babble. We wade in and swim over to the geeky deep end to talk about why some of it is so expensive, and how to catch a more accessible bottle for, you know, for regular people. This is a #W25Challenge trove of things to seek out and sip where we also fished out this quarter’s winner! Hopefully you reel in some helpful nuggets and discover at least one new Bourgogne in your glass soon!
Burgundy Wine Babble, Bourgogne, Wine Podcast
In honor of International #PodcastDay we are sharing our feed favs with you. What do Steph and Val listen to when we aren’t chattering away at the mic? We’re getting down with OPP – other people’s podcasts. Whether you’re looking for education, entertainment, information, or meditation there’s a podcast out there for you. With that, we hope you’ll celebrate along with us. Happy International Podcast Day!
International Podcast Day, OPP, Wine Podcasts
Chardonnay’s rep gets a grape-over from the W25 gals this week as we do a deeper dive into what is often called “the wine maker’s grape.” There’s good reason for this, and you may be surprised at all the ways you can Chardonnay. Another factoid-palooza along with some juice for the #W25Challenge is on deck for your sipping pleasure. The gals are kickin’ it a little country style with beer and bourbon on the side – and some red cowboy boots. So giddyup, grab a glass, and get set for this month’s grape gab, y’all!
Chardonnay, Wine Podcast, Wine Two Five, Grape Gab
The ladies of Wine Two Five are charmed by govino founder Joseph Perrulli this week. You may remember us fan-girling about the shatterproof genius that is govino. Well, we have a fun and funny inside scoop on the how, the why and the wine that brought this popular wine-lover (and beer-lover!) must-have accessory to the party. And what’s with that thumb notch, anyway? Joseph shares that secret as well. We hope you’ll pour a glass, kick back and enjoy this special episode!
Go Vino, Joseph Perrulli
We are back behind the mic with some mid-day beverages and fun, new exciting W25 things to chatter about. There are tasty tidbits about up-and-coming wine regions, truffle vodka, and a silly WinoRadar discussion regarding bitter food and drink choices. Steph and Val also have a special announcement, and we are serving up a cocktail of learning, laughs and a large pour of love fest this week.
Patreon, Idaho Wine, Walla Walla, Wine Podcast, #W25Challenge, Wine, Beer, Vermouth
For the third episode in a row Steph and Val are behind the same mic and most likely pre-sipped before recording. You’ve been warned. A whole bunch of #W25Challenge fodder is included, but we’ve kept the episode bite-sized.
NZ Wine, New Zealand, Wine, Travel, Wine Tourism
This week we are chatting with Celia Hay, Owner of New Zealand School of Food and Wine. She generously shared some of her country’s finest wines with us, as well as incredible stories. As a child waiting tables for her parents' dinner parties for dignitaries she learned to appreciate fine food that led to her success as a premier wine and food destination in New Zealand. You’ll enjoy her funny wine story at the end as well. Don’t mind the sound of dishes breaking in the background.
Celia Hay, NZ School of Food and Wine, NZ Wine
Chief Wine Critic for the New York Times Eric Asimov joins the Wine Two Five ladies this week. He is the author of “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto,” and talks to us about just that – his love for wine, what’s changed over the last 15 years, and finding great wines to enjoy. He shares his philosophy on wine service, or as Val says, preaches the gospel on why you should show your good somms some love. Steph’s hangin’ in the Springs for this one, and both gals are behind the same mic for a change. Uh oh. Click, sip, giggle, learn, and enjoy!
Eric Asimov, New York Times, Wine, Restaurant Wine Service, Wine Writing