Rank #1: Managing a Vineyard
Interviews with Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager for Monte Rosso Vineyard, and Fernando Franco of Barboursville Vineyards, on the job of managing a vineyard.
Nov 17 2019
Rank #2: Blind Tasting Questions
Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting.
Oct 06 2014
Rank #3: Beaujolais
Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais
Jul 28 2016
Rank #4: 2019 Year in Review
A look back on the developments in the wine business in 2019 with guests Peter Yeung, Debbie Zachareas, Jeremy Shanker, and Geoff Kruth.
Dec 26 2019
Rank #5: Faults, Reduction, and Oxidation
Interviews with Dr. Paulo Lopes from the Portuguese Cork Association on faults and taints, MW Michael Brajkovich of Kumeu River Wines on reduction, and Champagne Bollinger Deputy Chef de Cave Denis Bunner on oxidation.
Mar 13 2019
Rank #6: Chardonnay in California - Part 1
In the first part of our two part series on Chardonnay in California, Geoff Kruth interviews Ted Lemon, proprietor of Littorai winery, and Matt Stamp interviews Kendall Jackson's Winemaster Randy Ullom, on their long careers working with the Chardonnay grape in California.
Aug 29 2012
Rank #7: Finding Your Niche
Interviews with Rajat Parr and Drew Hendricks on how they each found their unique niche in the wine industry.
Sep 12 2019
Rank #8: Three Elements of White Wine Making
An interview with three American Winemakers on specific elements of white wine making: John Raytek on lees, Ryan Glabb on skin contact and Graham Tatomer on aromatic grapes.
May 13 2016
Rank #9: Concepts in Winemaking
Geoff Kruth interviews three American winemakers: Andy Erickson, Megan Glaab and Jeff Stewart, explaining concepts in modern winemaking and contrasting their personal approach.
Nov 30 2014
Rank #10: Washington State Wines
Exploration of the wines of Washington. We interview four producers with a focus on Walla Walla, Yakima, Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills.
Nov 02 2015
Rank #11: Three Approaches to Blind Tasting
GuildSomm community manager Stacy Ladenburger interviews Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Jim Rollston and Jack Mason on their approaches to blind tasting.
Aug 11 2016
Rank #12: Wine Chemistry
An in depth interview with UC Davis Professor of Enology Dr. Andrew Waterhouse on the chemistry of wine.
Mar 12 2018
Rank #13: Blind Tasting—Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth
This month we go back to everyone's favorite topic of blind tasting with Master Sommeliers Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth. Each take on three wines and a surprise wine that might be a bit 'off the grid.'
Oct 21 2017
Rank #14: Napa Valley - Then and Now
An interview with Kelli White, author of Napa Valley Then & Now on the last hundred years of Napa Valley.
Dec 04 2015
Rank #15: A Tour of Oregon
Interviews with key producers in four different areas of Oregon, including David Adelsheim of the Willamette Valley, Brian McCormick of Colombia Gorge, Earl Jones of the Umpqua Valley, and Bill Steele from the Applegate Valley.
Jun 02 2017
Rank #16: Interview with John Hoskins, MW on the tasting exam for the Masters of Wine
Geoff Kruth, MS interviews John Hoskins, MW, chair of the tasting examination panel for the Institute of Masters of Wine on the MW tasting exam and how it differs from the approach of the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Feb 18 2012
Rank #17: All About Yeast
GuildSomm interviews winemakers David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars, Lynda Hanson from Hanzell Vineyards, and scientist Dr. Torey Arvic of SonomaCeuticals on the complex topic of yeast in wine-making.
Feb 23 2017
Rank #18: Blind Tasting 20 Questions
Geoff Kruth asks Master Sommeliers, Eric Entrikin and Jesse Becker to play the 20 questions game with two blind wines and then each of them take a second wine to task on their own.
Jun 01 2012
Rank #19: All About Albariño
In this episode we focus on a single grape. We interview two producers and a geneticist in the Rias Biaxas to see what we can discover about the Albariño grape and it's regional character.
Aug 07 2015
Rank #20: Wine Program Management
Chris Tanghe interviews fellow Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Brahm Callahan on the topic of running a restaurant wine program.
Apr 10 2018