Rank #1: 3:10 Mastering Wine
What does it take to become a certified sommelier, or a Master of Wine? We’ll get tips from some pros. Also, it’s no secret that the Master of Wine exam is notoriously difficult. We'll hear from one M-W who wasn't sure she'd pass the test.
May 14 2018
Rank #2: 1:5 Wine Myths Debunked
In this episode, we tap Lauren Buzzeo, tasting director and senior editor, to answer your burning wine questions and debunk the most common myths. Plus, Digital Managing Editor Marina Vataj hits the streets of New York City to find out just how much wine lovers really know about their favorite drink. The results will surprise you.
Jan 05 2017
Rank #3: 4:8 Future Wine Trends
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa talks with a sommelier from a famous restaurant and a buyer from a major New York City wine retailer about upcoming beverage trends.
Dec 05 2018
Rank #4: 1:12 A Wine Tour of California’s Central Coast
From Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, discover the diversity of vineyards and grapes. Matt Kettmann, who reviews the wines of the region, is your guide.
Apr 11 2017
Rank #5: 2:1 The 411 on Rosé
In this week's episode, I talk about the wine of the season, rosé, and chat with rosé experts on its rise in popularity, different styles and regions to check out, as well as how to pair the pink stuff with your favorite food.
Jun 07 2017
Rank #6: 2:4 The Past, Present and Future of Spanish Wine
Dive deep into the wines of Priorat with Contributing Editor Michael Schachner then join Patrick Mata, co-founder of Olé Imports, as he discusses how red wine, white wine, rosé and Cava have evolved in Spain over the last two decades.
Jul 19 2017
Rank #7: 2:6 Washington Wine: Then and Now
In this episode, Contributing Editor Sean Sullivan brings us on a deep dive through the history of Washington State wine. Featuring one of the region’s founding fathers, Allen Shoup, we learn how Washington went from a little-known region to wine-producing powerhouse.
Aug 16 2017
Rank #8: 1:2 The What, Where and When of Cellaring Wine
In this episode of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast, we dive into our annual Top 100 Cellar Selections and learn what it takes to land on the coveted list. Plus we tap a cellar expert for tips on making sure your storage specs are up to snuff. And two Northwest Chefs takes us into their cellars and share some of their favorite moments of collecting.
Nov 17 2016
Rank #9: 2:2 The Trials and Triumphs of Wine Education
What motivates someone to pursue formal wine education? And how do they balance work, family and studies to have a life? We talk to three students of the vine and get their stories plus their advice and lessons learned.
Jun 22 2017
Rank #10: 2:10 The World’s Best Value Wines
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa and Managing Editor and Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo sit down to discuss Wine Enthusiast’s anticipated Top 100 Best Buys of 2017. They reveal how this list is compiled, who chose what, and why price does not equal quality.
Oct 12 2017
Rank #11: 1:10 Are Wine Terms Legit or Bulls&*(?
Mar 15 2017
Rank #12: 3:1 Wine and Wellness
New year… new format! We’re kicking off 2018 with an excitingly different taste and feel, as we take a look at wine and wellness. Hitting the mat, and pouring a glass: we talk with the founder of New York’s Yoga Unwined about the intersection of vinyasa and vino. A renowned Master of Wine talks about taking his last drink, and continuing a career in the industry. And, if a little detox is among your New Year’s resolutions, we’ll show you how to do it stylishly and deliciously - with mocktails.
Jan 10 2018
Rank #13: 4:2 America’s Best Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast contributing editors breakdown the beauty of American-made Pinot Noir, plus we talk with Blaine Ashley, Founder of NY Champagne week, about groundbreaking women who founded famous Champagne houses, and her new event dedicated to females working in fizz today.
Sep 12 2018
Rank #14: 3:2 Destinations
We’ll sip our way around the globe, with wine-fueled stops on three different continents. We’ll visit Cape Town and meet a sommelier and winemaker on a mission. Plus, we’ll get down and dirty with the Mosel Riesling harvest in Germany. And, after wildfires raged through northern California last fall, we’ll hear about an all-hands-on-deck effort to Rebuild Wine Country.
Jan 24 2018
Rank #15: 4:4 The Science of Wine and Food Pairing
Contributing Editor Nils Bernstein discusses the science of wine and food pairing with a top NYC chef and sommelier, plus Spirits Editor Kara Newman chats with the owner of New York’s first CBD restaurant and bar.
Oct 10 2018
Rank #16: 4:5 California’s Real Red Wine Blends
Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann interviews the innovative winemaker from Denner Vineyards about what’s behind this trend, plus Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa talks cellaring tips with a pro.
Oct 23 2018
Rank #17: 5:7 New York State of Wine
Tasting Director Alexander Peartree talks to Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador to the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, and this year’s 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, about Cabernet Franc’s diversity and why it deserves your attention.
Aug 22 2019
Rank #18: 2:3 Throw Pairing Rules Out The Window
Champagne and cider with steak? Mezcal with cheese? Dopplebock and lemon meringue pie? We speak with four drinks experts and raconteurs turning the world of food pairing upside down. Hear from The Champagne Parlor and Tokyo Record Bar Owner Ariel Arce, Shacksbury Cider Co-Founder David Dolginow, Beverage Director and Sommelier for Rosa Mexicano restaurants Courtenay Greenleaf, and The Publican Beer Director Adam Vavrick.
Jul 05 2017
Rank #19: 3:7 Volcanic Wines
Just one-percent of the world’s surface is covered in volcanic soil, but more and more vineyards are cropping up on this ash-enriched earth. We’ll meet the man who’s heating up the volcanic-wine movement with an exciting annual event. We’ll find out why it isn’t just volcanic wine’s soil that’s complex. And we’ll hear from some of the most celebrated producers in this burgeoning wine movement.
Apr 04 2018
Rank #20: 5:1 The Many Faces of Summer’s Best White, Chenin Blanc
Did you know that South African Chenin Blanc is the greatest wine to be in your glass this summer? Lauren Buzzeo, Managing Editor at Wine Enthusiast, talks to Sam Timberg, Co-founder and Managing Director of Meridian Prime, a U.S. importer that specializes in South African wine. They’ll discuss the history, versatility, top regions and producers, and tell you which ones you need to check out this summer.
May 29 2019