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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!  Join Val & Steph, two wine educators, for a weekly pour of wine edu-tainment. We 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.

Feb 23, 2017

… but we’ll return your calls for wine edutainment as soon as possible! This micro-episode will make you wonder, “Where did the term shot glass come from?” And, perhaps, “Will Val and Steph manage to stay off YouTube – or the police blotter – in Orlando this weekend??” Click, clink, cheers – and thank you for your continued support of Wine Two Five!

 

Podfest, Shots, Wine, Podcast, Messengers

Feb 16, 2017

Forbes writer and author of Hungry for Wine: Seeing the world through the lens of a wine glass, Cathy Huyghe, joins the ladies of Wine Two Five this week! We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation about her book, new Enolytics wine consumer data project, the Atlanta food and wine scene, and wine life in general. There's also a little taste of #WineOops in the podcast glass to pair with some giggles. Please sit back, click play, open a bottle, and dig into some wine edu-tainment and insight.

 

Cathy Huyghe, Wine Writing, Enolytics, Wine Books, Wine

Feb 9, 2017

Why, when, and how do you subject your wine to an oxygen trip? It’s a question that gets asked often, and the answer can be somewhat controversial in many wine circles. We go there, while we allow our Factoid and Wino Radar segments go – well - everywhere. Pour a glass, give it a swirl and come along for a little wine road trip to chat, “breathing, aerating and decanting – oh why?”

 

Wine Aerating, Decanting, Spanish Wine, Podcast

Feb 2, 2017

This week our final 2016 #W25Challenge winner and newly minted CSW, Cathie Schafer, joins the W25 party from Georgia! Also known as the Side Hustle Wino, Cathie lays some fresh perspective and poetic wine culture juju on us with respect to wine labeling. We get into “the weeds” (ha ha), draw a winner for our monthly Patreon giveaway, and even dig up factoid about King Tut’s wine. Everyone learned something in this episode and we’re sure you will too!

 

Side Hustle Wino, Wine Labels, Geeky Wine Factoids

Jan 26, 2017

What makes a great wine list? There is no single great answer to this. However, navigating your way through restaurant selections shouldn’t be rocket science. In this episode we talk about the why and how of things you may encounter in a restaurant. Steph is gifted an Iconic Wine. Val is roaming around Rome. (Recorded Dec 2016)

 

 

Wine Lists, Iconic Wines, Travel, Tautavel, Sonoma, Colorado, Wine Podcast

Jan 19, 2017

You may have those wine geek friends. You may be that wine geek friend. We may be those wine geeks who may have had a little too much fun with this episode. Either way, we’ve all experienced uncomfortable slurping and spitting situations. Steph and Val dive to the bottom of the spit bucket to banter about keeping our inner – and outer - wine geek in check. Steph has a great factoid about Meade. Val tries to rap. We’re gettin’ silly with it. (Recorded Dec 2016)

 

Wine Geek, Wine Snob, Wine Podcast, Prerecorded

Jan 12, 2017

Bright Cellars Co-Founder and CEO Richard Yao and Director of Operations Christie Lowe join the ladies of Wine Two Five this week to tell us how two MIT grads created a wine club that’s personalized for each wine drinker. Steph and Val gave it a try, and we were both sent selections customized for us. Want to hear the results? Click play, pour a glass, and let’s talk wine – and cheese – with Bright Cellars!

 

 

 

 

Bright Cellars, Wine Clubs, Wine Tasting, Wine Podcast

Jan 5, 2017

Happy sipping New Year! There are new wines, new hashtags, new factoids, new patrons, new contests and new promotions. Needless to say, we are looking forward to a new year of wine fun! We also announce our giveaway winners and our #W25Challenge winner from the 4th quarter of 2016. So much to enjoy, so pour a glass of wine, and tune in for the win!

 

 

Wine, Winners, Podcast, Shows, New Year

Dec 29, 2016

In our last episode of the year we wrap up with listener favorites, highlights, and some of the not-so-shining “oopsie” moments. Let’s celebrate the end of a full and fabulous year of wine edu-tainment, guests, factoids and follies with the Wine Two Five Podcast! We hope you’ll pour a glass, sit back and giggle along as we look forward to a fun-filled, wine-soaked 2017!

 

Dinner is Poured, Wine Two Five Year in Review, Bloopers

Dec 22, 2016
Episode 89: A Fun, Festive, and Freaky Little Wine Factoid

Steph and Val are scurrying around this week like caffeinated elves. Before we sign off for the week we wanted to take a minute (or 10) to wish you all a sparkly holiday season. However or wherever you are celebrating, we hope there’s something beautiful in your glass. Feel free to share your joy on our FB page, Twitter, or Pinterest so we can all celebrate together! We also couldn’t resist dropping a fun, festive, freaky little factoid we think you’ll enjoy. So from our homes in Colorado to yours around the world, cheers~

 

Christmas, Holidays, Wine, Podcast, Cheer

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