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Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. Val and Steph 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.

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Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. Val and Steph 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.

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Wine, please!

By Destination Eat Drink - Feb 10 2019
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Great podcast. You'll learn about new wines that you're sure to love.

Entertaining!

By TSPArusty - Feb 15 2016
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Love these two ladies! They are always fun to listen to and make wine education very entertaining!

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
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2

Wine, please!

By Destination Eat Drink - Feb 10 2019
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Great podcast. You'll learn about new wines that you're sure to love.

Entertaining!

By TSPArusty - Feb 15 2016
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Love these two ladies! They are always fun to listen to and make wine education very entertaining!

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Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. Val and Steph 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.

Episode 41: Grape Rap: Sangiovese, the King of the Tuscan Grapes

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We’re sipping, chatting and exploring Sangiovese this week. The versatility, the styles, the characteristics are all on the table (or in the glass) along with savvy input from last week’s guest, a true Tuscan. Massimo helps us elaborate on the many facets of Sangiovese and its wines. But wait, there’s more! The #W25Challenge is heating up, we have shoutouts to some awesome somms, and we talk about wine in a tube. Join us for some wine edu-tainment and some tips for expanding your palate!

Jan 21 2016

28mins

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Episode 173: The Great August Albariño Grape Gab

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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]

#MakeItAnAlbariñoWeekend #AlbariñoFiesta

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Albarino grape gab, summer sips, Wine Education, sponsored content

Aug 02 2018

23mins

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Episode 20: The Happy Hour Haps

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This week we’re sipping and rapping “other kinds of wine” like Vermouths and aromatized aperitif wines. We explore what they are, how to store them, and a little history. Why should we covet adding botanically infused booze to our liquor cabinets … and where have they been our whole lives (besides in a cocktail near you)? Mix up a Manhattan, Martini, or Negroni or grab a glass of Americano and join us for a high-class happy hour. OK, it’s a half hour that’s just happy.

Aug 27 2015

36mins

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W25LoCo1 - Bonacquisti Winery, Denver

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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.

Interview with Paul Bonacquisti & Cha Cha Chavez, Denver, September 2018

Oct 26 2018

13mins

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Episode 93: Grand Master Wine Geek, Yo

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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 19 2017

34mins

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Episode 45: Grape Gab: Viognier, the Grape of The Day. Yo.

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The wine, the where, the legend, and factoids galore are all part of our fun exploration of the Viognier grape which sometimes, let’s be honest, just doesn’t get enough love. We talk about where it came from, where it grows now, and what you can find in the glass! We have #W25Challenge updates, new reviews, upcoming events, and lots of love to shout out. Thank you for joining us and sipping along!

Feb 18 2016

20mins

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Episode 114: Grenache Grape Gab With the Gals & a Little Mezcal

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This week we’re all about the versatile Grenache grape and its various styles. Steph and Val get back to our podcasting roots, share lovely wines and a Mezcal factoid. You may hear some thunder in the background, but these gray days are the days made brighter by sharing wine with friends. 

Show notes at WineTwoFive.com

Wine, Wine Grapes, Mezcal, Wine Education, Wine Entertainment, Wine Podcasts

Jun 15 2017

44mins

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Episode 124: Chenin Blanc Grape Gab

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This month’s grape gab is about the chenin blanc grape and its contribution to a fascinating variety of wine styles; we also engage in a little “who’s the grape daddy” and a little more chenin chatter. Finally, the factoid is all about the sharbat. The shar-what? We think you’ll love it as much as we did! Cheers ~

Show notes at WineTwoFive.com

Chenin Blanc, Grape Gab, Sharbat, Wine Education, Wine Podcasts

Aug 24 2017

27mins

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Episode 99: Italy Flashback! Winery Tour With Steph

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While Val and Steph are still soaking up the Florida sun, you are invited to a private winery tour in Italy at Scacciadiavoli with Steph! You get to hear about chasing the devils, while we get back to drinking like superheroes - or heroines.

Scacciadiavoli Tour

Mar 02 2017

25mins

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Episode 122: A Couple of Cork Dorks Geeking Out on “Cork Dork” – A Book Review

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This episode is an audio review of New York Times Bestselling book, Cork Dork: A wine-fueled adventure among the obsessive sommeliers, big bottle hunters, and rogue scientists who taught me to live for taste, by Bianca Bosker. We also, ironically, open a couple of screw cap wines, drop a factoid, and serve up some shoutouts. (Previously recorded, as the ladies are attending the Society of Wine Educators Conference in Portland this week).

Show notes at WineTwoFive.com

Cork Dork Book Review, Bianca Bosker

Aug 10 2017

35mins

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Episode 57: Two to Tango - Argentina Primer

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We are taking a side trip south of the equator to learn a little bit about Argentina. One of the gals admits to owning “tango shoes” while the other has a new guilty podcast pleasure. We’re also pretty high - not that kind of high (insert Colorado jokes here) - on vineyard altitude and other factoids this week. This is an easy sipper and a jumping off point for next week’s special Argentinean wine exploration - and seduction - edition.

May 12 2016

21mins

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Episode 52: Enter the Zin

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Fifty two weeks, a family affair, and one of us is drinking a ‘who’s yer daddy’ wine. We announce our #W25Challenge winner for this quarter and are so excited to have the listener co-host the show with us later this month! Oh … then there are the tribbles. Tribbles? Yes. Tribbles. We obviously need change for the pop culture clue bus here, but we’re on the Zinfandel train this week and either way it’s a fun ride. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Apr 07 2016

23mins

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Episode 171: Wines of Mexico With Sommelier Sandra Fernandez Gaytan

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Joining us from Mexico City is superstar sommelier & owner of SFG Public Relations for Premium Wine & Spirits, Sandra Fernández Gaytán. Not only did she guide us on an audio tour of the Mexican wine producing states, geography, history, wine styles & grapes, but she brought lessons in coffee & tequila! Bonus!

She's been recognized for her outstanding contributions as a leader in the wine industry by the Association of Mexican Sommeliers, El Conocedor Magazine, Oaxaca City, & Lideres Mexicanos Magazine five years in a row.

Pics, links, maps & more at www.winetwofive.com

Jul 19 2018

52mins

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Episode 160: From Government to Grapes: An American Wine Dream

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From inside the beltway to outside in wine country - wine grape growers Clark and Bonny Lystra talk with us about finding their dream home in the Russian River Valley. There was only one small add-on: 35 rows of Pinot in Siduri's Betty Ann Vineyard.

In this episode we sat back and sipped along. This interview has something for everyone - including those of you who like to geek it up with enology and viticulture.

Shownotes, photos, & more at www.winetwofive.com

Wine, Winemaking, Wine Grape Growing, Wine Podcast, Tasting, Wine Blogs, Viticulture

May 03 2018

39mins

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Episode 50: Gettin Chile With It

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Spring Break ‘mini-cast’ packed with goodies about Chile, Carmenere, and some exciting upcoming events. Steph and Val share a Chilean Negroni cocktail and toast to our 50th episode. We also peep some info about our one-year celebration in a few weeks - and you’re invited! Pour a glass, get ready to play along in our first live tasting tweet fest!

Mar 24 2016

15mins

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Episode 158: New Season, New Stuff

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We're ushering in Season 4 of the Wine Two Five Podcast with a podcastiversary celebration, bourbon and bubbles! Have no fear, there are factoids galore throughout the show, but we've got some surprises as well. Thank YOU for being part of the Wine Two Five community of hard core wine lovers and learners, and let's raise our glasses to a 4th year! Cheers ~

Show notes & links at www.winetwofive.com

Apr 19 2018

27mins

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Episode 40: Life’s Too Short Not to Live the Wine

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Massimo Coppetti, Italian sommelier and faculty member of Florence University of the Arts (FUA), schools us on wine as a lifestyle and eloquently expresses how wine is considered sexy. By the way, what cheese pairs great with a good Lambrusco? Where can you find the Negrette grape? Why would we drink a wine that’s considered “rancio?” Booze-infused cupcakes? This and much more in this week’s packed – and dare we say, “sexy?” – episode! Pour a glass, listen, learn, and laugh along with us! Cheers ~

Jan 14 2016

46mins

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Episode 64: Speaking Spanish Wine When You Don’t Speak Spanish

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Part two of our Spanish Wine Summer series offers up some vocabulary and a tiny tease of history. We’re full of all kinds of nuggets and factoids in this episode. Cava gets some love, and we pick the winner of the second quarter #W25Challenge! Grab a glass of rosado and sip along!

Spanish Wine, bottle vocab, wine podcast, wine podcasts, wine education

Jun 30 2016

36mins

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Episode 4: In the Pink & a Chianti Clue

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Opening up the mind & opening up the pink … without opening up the wallet too wide. Let your wine shop experts help you select wines in your price range & out of your normal comfort zone to rock your summer sipping.

Buck up! Because pink? It’s not a sissy wine (regardless if Val & Steph are drinking it at 11 a.m.) If it has a dragon on the label even better.

A Chianti clue will wrap things up & get you ready for Episode 5. We hope you enjoy this episode of Wine Two Five!

May 07 2015

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Episode 148: Talking Tannat - A Grape Gab

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We're talking Tannat in this month's Grape Gab. Tannat is a red grape that has its roots in Southwestern France. Recently it has reinvented itself in South America. So where else does it grow, what else is it called, and what does it mean to a glass of wine? Click play and sip away!

Show notes at winetwofive.com.

Feb 08 2018

26mins

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Episode 201: The W25 Journey - What a Trip! (Finale)

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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.

Cheers ~ Val & Steph

Feb 14 2019

41mins

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Episode 200: Laura Catena - More than Malbec!

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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. [sponsored content]

We tasted three of the Catena wines sent to us just for this occasion, and discussed grand cru vineyards, wine culture, and making a difference in the wine world.

Feb 07 2019

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Episode 199: Pinotage Grape Gab

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Grape Gab about the Pinotage grape, drinking whisky and a whiskey cocktail, and swag.

Jan 31 2019

24mins

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Episode 198: Coffee Liqueurs

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What are coffee liqueurs, how are they made, and what are you supposed to do with them? Beyond breakfast and dessert, a little side trip into the history of liqueurs and coffee, and some brand tasting.

Also, a hot tip from a listener and a 200th episode tease.

Jan 24 2019

26mins

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Episode 197: Breakfast Wines

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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.

Finally, as you all know, it's not five o'clock and we don't care.

Jan 17 2019

37mins

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Episode 196: Ousia's Kamal Kouiri on Greek Wine

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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.

Also, the new Pod Quiz, a bit about Dubonnet, and a hint at a surprise for our 200th episode releasing in Feb 2019.

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Jan 10 2019

31mins

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Episode 195: Bloopers, 2018, and Molasses in our Glasses

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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).

Also in this episode, a new "Surviving Christmas" cocktail and a cheeky Pod Quiz.

Happy 2019 and thank you for listening!

Bloopers music: "You Um, I'll Ah" by Doctor Turtle https://doctorturtle.bandcamp.com/. licensed under under the CC 4.0 attribution license. (shortened from original work)

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Jan 03 2019

19mins

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Episode 194: High Tech Wine Education

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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.

Photos, accompanying video and more at winetwofive.com

Dec 27 2018

36mins

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Episode 193: Grape Gab - Cabernet Franc

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Getting frank about cab franc, a grape gab, a pod quiz, and way too much fun!

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Dec 20 2018

35mins

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Episode 192: Pét-Nats With Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar

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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! 

Photos, links, and more at winetwofive.com.

Dec 13 2018

38mins

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Episode 191: Grape Gab - Sauvignon Blanc

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December's Grape Gab on the sassy Sauvignon Blanc, its color mutations, family members, and styles, history and other fun facts. Wild, and wily, perhaps like the vine itself, this episode is a fun exploration of one of the world's most important varieties.

More - including a ridiculous amount of links and resources - at winetwofive.com

Dec 06 2018

26mins

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Episode 190: Smokin' Hot Burning Wine Question Edition

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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.

Happy 40th Birthday to our smokin' hot co-host, Steph!

More (including a surprise for Steph in this week's blog) at winetwofive.com.

Nov 29 2018

50mins

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Episode 189: Thanksgiving, Sipping Jordan and Wino Radar

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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 ~

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Nov 22 2018

18mins

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Episode 188: Behind the Bottles With WTSO's Justin Kite

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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!

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Nov 15 2018

29mins

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Episode 187: Regional Rap - Wines of Israel (featuring Golan Heights Winery)

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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! 

Also in this week's episode: the difference between kosher and mevushal wine, and an animated account of thousands of years of grape growing and wine making.

Show notes and more at winetwofive.com

Wines of Israel featuring Golan Heights Winery, Yarden, & Gilgal (sponsored content).

Nov 08 2018

41mins

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Episode 186: Jessie "JABS" Birschbach, Managing Editor, The Somm Journal

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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 and The Clever Root publications. JABS joins us from LA, and brings wit from her comedy background, knowledge from her Sommelier days, and her pups Ripley and Coyote. We talk everything from beer and Cicerone training to the emerging cannabis scene, to busting a move with Beyoncé and JayZ ... while pouring champagne.

Show notes, links & more at winetwofive.com

Nov 01 2018

28mins

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W25LoCo1 - Bonacquisti Winery, Denver

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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.

Interview with Paul Bonacquisti & Cha Cha Chavez, Denver, September 2018

Oct 26 2018

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Episode 185: Grape Gab - Teroldego

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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 October 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.

Links, show notes, vids & more at winetwofive.com

Grape Gab, Teroldego, Wine Education, WTSO Sponsored montlhy drawing, Italy, Wine Podcasts

Oct 25 2018

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Episode 184: Master the World With Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

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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 explain ... where has this been all of our wine tasting lives?!

Photos, links, vids and more at winetwofive.com

Master the World, Evan Goldstein, MS, Full Circle Wine Solutions, Wine Education, Wine Tasting, Wine Service, Crowdfunding

Oct 18 2018

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Episode 183: A Punch of Fall

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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.

A potpourri of fall favorites, flavors and fun. Seasonal sips and entertaining tips.

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Oct 11 2018

29mins

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