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.
info_outline Episode 201: The W25 Journey - What a Trip! (Finale) 02/14/2019
Episode 201: The W25 Journey - What a Trip! (Finale) This is the season/series finale of the Wine Two Five Podcast. In this episode we look back, laugh, and look ahead at what's next. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to have learned and laughed along with everyone who has been a part of this effort.
info_outline Episode 200: Laura Catena - More than Malbec! 02/07/2019
Episode 200: Laura Catena - More than Malbec! Dr. Laura Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata and the Catena Institute of Wine joins us for some in-depth conversation about Malbec's heritage, Argentine wine, and so much more. We tasted three of the Catena wines sent to us just for this occasion, and also discussed grand cru vineyards, wine culture, and making a difference. [sponsored content]
info_outline Episode 197: Breakfast Wines 01/17/2019
Episode 197: Breakfast Wines Breakfast wines extend beyond the Mimosa. Breakfast is just food. Wine goes with food. Whether you're having wine for breakfast or breakfast for dinner, we stand by breakfast with wine - any time. Also, a listener in Scotland knew last week's Pod Quiz & called in to school us on some more Dubonnet facts.
info_outline Episode 196: Ousia's Kamal Kouiri on Greek Wine 01/10/2019
Episode 196: Ousia's Kamal Kouiri on Greek Wine Kamal Kouiri joins us from New York to discuss Greek wines, history, styles, spirits, travel, and a funny frose' wine story. He is the Director of Operations for Ousia restaurant, and an enthusiast and advocate of Greek wines.
info_outline Episode 195: Bloopers, 2018, and Molasses in our Glasses 01/03/2019
Episode 195: Bloopers, 2018, and Molasses in our Glasses Our 4th annual cutting room floor fun and a look back on the podcasting year that was (and what wasn't in the show, for obvious reasons).
info_outline Episode 194: High Tech Wine Education 12/27/2018
Episode 194: High Tech Wine Education A walking tour of MSU Denver's Hospitality Learning Center with a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, cooking demonstration theater, and sensory analysis lab with Dr. Michael Wray, Restaurant & Beverage Management Professor. Wine, beer, distillation, stemware, and more are all taught at the school, and your hosts were schooled as well.
info_outline Episode 192: Pét-Nats With Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar 12/13/2018
Episode 192: Pét-Nats With Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar joins us for some peppy pét-nat chitchat. Pét-nat is short for pétillant naturel, a type of sparkling wine based on an ancient, natural method of capturing the sparkle a bottle of fermenting wine. We also touch on natural wines, Michelle's journey from corporate world to wine bar manager, and a new Pod Quiz!
info_outline Episode 190: Smokin' Hot Burning Wine Question Edition 11/29/2018
Episode 190: Smokin' Hot Burning Wine Question Edition This episode is all about answering questions you all have sent in about everything from how this podcast got started, finding (or starting) a tasting group, and ideas for new tasting room attendants. Wino Radar gives way to a Whiskey Radar, and we draw the November winner for a WTSO gift card.
info_outline Episode 189: Thanksgiving, Sipping Jordan and Wino Radar 11/22/2018
Episode 189: Thanksgiving, Sipping Jordan and Wino Radar The Wine Two Five ladies are offering listeners a small token of of gratitude this week, as well as some Wino Radar edutainment finds. We also managed to finally open the wines from Jordan that were sent to us last year, and they are drinking so fine. And with that we raise our glasses to all our listeners. We will return next week with burning wine questions! Cheers ~
info_outline Episode 188: Behind the Bottles With WTSO's Justin Kite 11/15/2018
Episode 188: Behind the Bottles With WTSO's Justin Kite This week we are chatting with Wines 'Til Sold Out (WTSO) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Justin Kite. Not only is WTSO a relationship-based retailer, they have educational aspects of their business. Full disclosure: they are this show's sponsor, and we wanted to learn more about WTSO, Weekly Tasting, and how to navigate their offerings. Justin was kind enough to entertain our many (many) questions and preview the just-released Holiday Portal for us!
info_outline Episode 187: Regional Rap - Wines of Israel (featuring Golan Heights Winery) 11/08/2018
Episode 187: Regional Rap - Wines of Israel (featuring Golan Heights Winery) The November Regional Rap features the wines of Golan Heights Winery by Victor Schoenfeld. These brands include Mount Herman, Gilgal, and Yarden. Many thanks to our friends at Gregory + Vine for sending them!
info_outline Episode 186: Jessie "JABS" Birschbach, Managing Editor, The Somm Journal 11/01/2018
Episode 186: Jessie "JABS" Birschbach, Managing Editor, The Somm Journal This week we are chatting with The Somm Journal's Managing Editor, Jessie Birschbach, known as JABS. She is also the Senior Wine Editor at both The Tasting Panel & The Clever Root publications, & joins us from LA, bringing wit from her comedy background, knowledge from her Sommelier days, & her pups Ripley & Coyote. We talk everything from beer & Cicerone training to the emerging cannabis scene, to busting a move with Beyoncé & JayZ while pouring champagne.
info_outline W25LoCo1 - Bonacquisti Winery, Denver 10/26/2018
W25LoCo1 - Bonacquisti Winery, Denver This is the 1st episode of the W25 LoCo (Local Colorado) Edition! We are chatting with Paul Bonacquisti of Bonacquisti Winery in Denver, and Cha Cha Chavez, a broadcast industry veteran and Paul's partner in Denver Wine Radio podcast fun.
info_outline Episode 185: Grape Gab - Teroldego 10/25/2018
Episode 185: Grape Gab - Teroldego We are talking Teroldego in October's Grape Gab. You may know it's an Italian original, but where else is it doing well? The answer may surprise you. It did us. We also draw the winner of our monthly drawing for a WTSO gift card (sponsored by WTSO, thank you!), and have a new #W25Challenge update. Finally we dish on our new #W25LoCo mini-show, launching this week.
info_outline Episode 184: Master the World With Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein 10/18/2018
Episode 184: Master the World With Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein A W25 exclusive! Evan Goldstein, MS, chats with us about his hottest new venture, Master the World, subscription-based and curated blind tasting kits. He is the President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions, and just the guy to tell anyone who wants to up their wine tasting game ... where has this been all of our wine lives?
info_outline Episode 183: A Punch of Fall 10/11/2018
Episode 183: A Punch of Fall This is our annual celebration of all that is fall! We talk flavors that find themselves into nearly all we eat and, yes, drink! Also, we toast #MerlotMe month, discuss post harvest winery activities, and fall cocktails.
info_outline Episode 182: Wine & Health With Dr. Matilde Parente, MD, CSW 10/04/2018
Episode 182: Wine & Health With Dr. Matilde Parente, MD, CSW Dr. Matilde Parente joins us for a fun - but serious - discussion on wine and Health. From headaches and hangovers, science and sulfites, to biogenic amines and everything in between. How to distill conflicting headlines? How much should we really be drinking? We address all this and more. This could quite possibly change the way you drink. You're welcome.
info_outline Episode 181: Regional Rap - Let's go Loire! 09/27/2018
Episode 181: Regional Rap - Let's go Loire! This month's Regional Rap is a virtual Loire lap in under 30 minutes! From the Muscadet of Pays Nantais, through Vouvray all the way to Pouilly-Fumé . Anjou and Haut-Poitou? Don't mind if we do! We explore "Saumur," grapes and styles galore, and hope this is an episode you will adore.
info_outline Episode 180: Grape Gab - Semillon in September 09/20/2018
Episode 180: Grape Gab - Semillon in September It's time for our monthly Grape Gab! We're sliding into September with Sémillon, its styles, and all those things that makes it special. Is it an unsung hero(ine?) of the wine world? We think so, and we're happy to tell you why. We also pick a winner of our monthly giveaway.
info_outline Episode 179: I Know What You Drank Last Summer 09/13/2018
Episode 179: I Know What You Drank Last Summer From Porto to Spain to the French Alps, this week is all about the beverage (and food!) finds from Steph's recent travels in Europe. Menorca was the #W25Challenge treasure of the trip. We thought you all would be interested to learn about Steph's special spirited summer and bring you along for the delicious ride.
info_outline Episode 178: Burning Wine Questions and Arizona Wine With Clay Janson 09/06/2018
Episode 178: Burning Wine Questions and Arizona Wine With Clay Janson Clay is bringing the heat this week from Phoenix, AZ, as he flips the scripts & drops burning wine questions for Steph & Val to answer. A long-time patron & show supporter (& Steph's big brother!), Clay won his own show co-hosting opportunity several months back, so he took full advantage of the chance to put the ladies on the hot seat. Therefore, we dish new embarrassing wine stories before having a cool discussion on a 109-degree day about Arizona wine.
info_outline Episode 177: Wine Camp in New York 08/30/2018
Episode 177: Wine Camp in New York We're in a "wine camp state of mind," having just returned from our 5th Society of Wine Educators (SWE) conference in the Finger Lakes, NY. We affectionately refer to the annual gathering as "wine camp," and are happy to share our highlights, factoids, and favorite moments.
info_outline Episode 176: Back to (Wine) School With Cru Artisan College 08/23/2018
Episode 176: Back to (Wine) School With Cru Artisan College This episode is about the Cru Artisan College experience! Full of factoids, embarrassing stories and so much more, this edition contains four incredible interviews that we hope will be the perfect late-summer vacation before heading into September. We also announce this month's giveaway winner of a WTSO gift card.
info_outline Episode 175: Wine Tasting Potpourri Podcast Party 08/16/2018
Episode 175: Wine Tasting Potpourri Podcast Party We Like Drinking Podcast host Jeff E. & die-hard supporter Diane H. enthusiastically join us to taste some unique wines & spirits. For this episode, we popped some crazy, unusual bottles, & got some unfiltered input from around the table.
info_outline Episode 174: Tasting the Past With Author Kevin Begos 08/09/2018
Episode 174: Tasting the Past With Author Kevin Begos Kevin Begos, author of the new book Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor & the Search for the Origins of Wine, chats with the W25 ladies. Fresh off his book tour, he shares the "tasting notes" on a 10-year wine grape journey ... that all started in a hotel room minibar in the Middle East.
info_outline Episode 173: The Great August Albariño Grape Gab 08/02/2018
Episode 173: The Great August Albariño Grape Gab Roll out those crazy Albariño days of Summer! In this episode we are Grape Gabbing about Albariño. Also we announce our July Patron drawing at the end of the show. [sponsored content]