Two wine geeks, four bottles of Japanese wine and a translate app. Oh my. This is one of our “taste and tell” shows where we taste and discover things for the first time and bring you along for the wild ride. We also dug up some fun facts about the grapes, wines and regions of Japan, and hope you enjoy this side trip to the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. Kanpai/Cheers~
Japanese Wine, Grapes, Region, Wine Podcast
Food & Lifestyle Contributor for the Greeley Tribune and award-winning author Emily Kemme gets the W25 take on everything from the holiday table, cooking with wine, to stemware, gifting, and office parties. Steph’s signature SWT cocktail returns to the show and is sure to cure what ails you. We’re thankful for all of you who listen, subscribe, and laugh and sip along with this special episode, your holiday entertaining survival guide.
Thanksgiving, Entertaining, Cocktails, Wine, Spirits, Gifting
We’re pumped up to sit down to some Champagne chatter with our third quarter #W25Challenge winner! Michelle Miller, CSW, CS, from Reno is in the house, she just happens to work for a Champagne house, and she shares her life-changing wine moment. In this episode we dig into some historical and other fun nuggets of Champagne trivia, stories, and announce a giveaway. We hope you find something delicious for your glass, push play, and have a great day!
#W25Challenge, Champagne, Wine Podcast
Steph & Val are back behind the mic and in the same time zone, so you've been warned. We have cocktails, a little Brunello banter, talk history and what makes this wine one of Italy's finest, while Steph shares some of things she learned in Montalcino. Val breaks out her new Irish whiskey … and shares … and shares. Other things we chatter about this week include Wine Enthusiast’s new podcast, grappa, sushi chef shout out, movie wine trivia, tasting room tales, and a new giveaway! We’re having a great time and hope you’ll pour a glass, click, listen, learn, laugh & sing along … wait ... not the singing. Please. Not the singing.
While Steph works her way back to the states, we're taking a week off to square away busy winter schedules. Few people, however, have a busier schedule than our guest who took time out of her day to chat with the Wine Two Five ladies a few weeks back. Chardonnay for breakfast? Yes please, and Susan tells us why it's a great choice. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the smart, funny and talented Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast magazine!
Susan Kostrzewa, Wine Enthusiast Exec Editor, Wine Podcast
Dr. Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan are authors of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia and this week they joined us from ArmAs Winery in Armenia. Charine and Matthew tell the most incredible stories about wine travels through less-explored regions, like Serbia, and share a plethora of #W25Challenge fodder for all of us! We couldn’t get enough of this dynamic duo and we’re quite sure you’ll fall in love with them and want to follow their Exotic Wine Travels.
Caucasus Wine Region, Wine Books, Wine Podcast, Exotic Wine Travel
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