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VinePair brings you stories from the world of wine, beer, and spirits.It's not a mixology how-to, and it's definitely not a bunch of snobs fawning over wine. This podcast is about the people, places, and traditions behind your favorite drinks. In the first season, VinePair travels to northern California, upstate New York, Ireland, Brooklyn, and beyond. We take a hard look at bourbon and why so many people disagree about what makes it good. We question the use of cork in bottling wine—and then we'll question the questioner. We explain how prohibition in the US changed the Irish whiskey industry, talk with the "sensory goddess" of beer, and ask a "black sheep" what it's like to succeed in wine.For drinkers and non-drinkers alike, this show will take you to unexpected places. Presented by VinePair.com, the leading lifestyle site about wine, beer, and spirits.

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VinePair brings you stories from the world of wine, beer, and spirits.It's not a mixology how-to, and it's definitely not a bunch of snobs fawning over wine. This podcast is about the people, places, and traditions behind your favorite drinks. In the first season, VinePair travels to northern California, upstate New York, Ireland, Brooklyn, and beyond. We take a hard look at bourbon and why so many people disagree about what makes it good. We question the use of cork in bottling wine—and then we'll question the questioner. We explain how prohibition in the US changed the Irish whiskey industry, talk with the "sensory goddess" of beer, and ask a "black sheep" what it's like to succeed in wine.For drinkers and non-drinkers alike, this show will take you to unexpected places. Presented by VinePair.com, the leading lifestyle site about wine, beer, and spirits.

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Great stories

By fmiskolc - Apr 07 2020
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Interesting podcast with the time to listen.

Thank you!

By houston74 - May 11 2016
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I just discovered this podcast and I'm devouring every episode please keep them coming!

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
0
0
0
0

Great stories

By fmiskolc - Apr 07 2020
Read more
Interesting podcast with the time to listen.

Thank you!

By houston74 - May 11 2016
Read more
I just discovered this podcast and I'm devouring every episode please keep them coming!
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VinePair

Latest release on May 05, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 4 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: #5 Craft Beer's Sensory Goddess

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Gwen Conley has her dream job: She tastes beer for a living at The Lost Abbey, a brewery in Southern California. On this episode, Gwen talks about the 18-month training process she went through to refine her palate, and her ideas about what you should be drinking. 

May 05 2016

23mins

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Rank #2: #4 Time in a Barrel

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It took almost 70 years after Prohibition ended to open a
(legal) distillery in New York State. VinePair takes a trip to that
distillery, Tuthilltown in Gardiner, NY, to see how it's shaking up
the bourbon industry one small barrel at a time. Along the way, we
meet a couple other New York distillers, whose opinions about
whiskey are almost as strong as the spirits they produce.

Apr 14 2016

32mins

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Rank #3: #3 Being Black in a White Wine World

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André Hueston Mack is founder of the Oregon winery Mouton Noir, a former sommelier, and—more than anything—a guy who likes to shake up the status quo. In this episode, André talks about what it's like being African-American in a mostly white industry, as well as his desire to turn people's expectations on their head when it comes to wine. 

Mar 31 2016

21mins

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Rank #4: #2 Authentically Irish

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We explore the rise and fall and rise again of Irish Whiskey, and how one whiskey-making family sought to break a monopoly and rekindle an authentic experience.

Mar 16 2016

15mins

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Rank #5: #1 A Funeral for Cork

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Part of what sets wine apart from other drinks is the ritual surrounding it. It approaches a ceremony when you pop open a bottle. Especially when there's cork involved. A cork closure is unique to wine (for the most part) and it requires a special tool to open it, elevating the whole process that much more.

But Randall Grahm thinks cork is ruining wine. Grahm, the owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard in California, has made it his life's work to kill the cork. Grahm bottles all of his vineyard's wine in screw caps, and in the early 2000s, he staged an event that would leave its imprint on the wine industry for years to come: a funeral for cork.

In this episode, we explore why Grahm is so vehemently opposed to cork--and why his innovative ideas about cork might be behind the times.

Mar 08 2016

20mins

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