Wine Two Five Podcast

Wine entertainment, education and consumer empowerment. Everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please, and any time of day. Whether it's 5 o'clock or not, we don't let that stop us.
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Welcome to Wine Two Five: everyday drinking for everyday people!  Wine Two Five is an entertaining podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun learning.  Steph & Val believe in wine with lunch and not punching a clock when pulling a cork. In other words, drinking every day – any time of the day – is acceptable.  And classy.

Sep 22, 2016

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

Sep 15, 2016

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

Sep 8, 2016

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

Sep 1, 2016

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

Aug 25, 2016

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

Aug 18, 2016

Steph and Val return from the 2016 Society of Wine Educators 40th Annual Conference and have fun new beverages to talk about. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and are already looking forward to 2017 in Portland, OR. We have favorite sips, presentations, moments, and a healthy shoutout-palooza to some seriously dedicated listeners, fellow podcasters and more. Needless to say, we are having a “whale” of a good time with this episode. Eh hem.


SWE Conference, Wine Educators, Cognac, Armagnac, Wine Tasting,

Aug 11, 2016
Episode 70: Burning Wine Questions & Moving to France

Our latest #W25Challenge winner, Lynn Gowdy, linked up with us for chatter about a classic cocktail and how she ended up moving to France to study – what else – wine! Lynn shares her philosophy on changing up her life for the love of wine as well as her approach to the #W25Challenge. Steph shares her Sidecar study story and Val trolls the bar for a breakfast gin. The new ‘Burning Wine Questions’ segment premieres and we drop a special announcement. Too much fun packed into this cast, so pour a glass, click, sip, giggle and enjoy!



Wine Podcast, #W25Challenge, Lynn Gowdy, Burning Wine Questions

Aug 4, 2016
Episode 69: All in the Wine Family

Author Suzanne Hoffman chats with us this week to talk about her new book, Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte. She shares some great stories and insight on how she was able to bring these precious stories to paper. Anyone that loves and appreciates great Italian wines will certainly fall in love with the women who left their indelible mark on Italian wine culture and heritage. We did. We also recommend you regard the table of contents as a wine list while you’re reading this gorgeous book. We hope you enjoy this special episode. Salute~




Jul 28, 2016
Episode 68: Do Bianchi, Per Favore

Author, Italian translator, wine historian, writer and rocker Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. joins the W25 ladies this week to share Italian wine adventures around the world. In this episode we get the 411 on what Sir Elton John has to do with Barolo, learn about the allure of Franciacorta, and get a little grape gab on about Groppello. Grab a bottle, some friends, and click play. We guarantee some fun treats and a chat about sweets that will surely please any palate. Salute/Cheers ~


Do Bianchi, Franciacorta, Wine Podcast, Wine

Jul 21, 2016
Episode 67: Summer Wine and Jam Session

This week we are talking a little heat, a little sweet, and wine entertaining tips that can’t be beat. Oh, and apparently we’ve "busted a rhyme.” Sharing some personal pearls of summer sipper wisdom, we offer more choices, less work and simple patio pickings that will rock your guests’ worlds in original ways. Sweet and spicy preserves from PRiMO Specialty Foods with fun cheese and wine pairings are riding shotgun as we jam into summer with white, rosé, red, and even apéritif and fortified options. Jam. Bam. Thank you ma’am.


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