Rank #1: IDTT Wine 282: Leonardo LoCascio
Leonardo LoCascio, who recently retired from the Winebow Group, was a co-founder of Winebow in 1980.
Jul 31 2015
Rank #2: IDTT Wine 251: Cathy Corison
Cathy Corison is the winemaker and owner of the Corison winery in Napa Valley, California.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala discusses the important issue of climate change.
Apr 07 2015
Rank #3: IDTT Wine 349: Virginia Winemakers
Erin Scala hosts an exploration of winemaking in the state of Virginia for a special episode of I'll Drink to That!
The following people are featured in this episode:
Ben Jordan, Winemaker at Early Mountain Vineyards & producer of War & Rust Jake Busching, Winemaker at Michael Shaps Wineworks Joy Ting, Enologist at Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps, head honcho at Michael Shaps Wineworks Andrew Cole, Beverage Director/Owner at Lampo Matthieu Finot, Winemaker at King Family Vineyards Jim Law, Winegrower at Linden Vineyards Rachel Stinson Vrooman, Winemaker at Stinson Vineyards Chris Scott, Grape Grower and Garagiste Winemaker Amy Ciarametaro, Virginia Wine Lover
Mar 29 2016
Rank #4: IDTT Wine 222: Louis-Michel Liger-Belair
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair runs Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, based in the Burgundy village of Vosne-Romanee.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala traces Burgundy's history back through time.
Dec 02 2014
Rank #5: IDTT Wine 363: Danny Meyer
Danny Meyer is the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, responsible for restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Blue Smoke and others located in New York City and around the world.
May 28 2016
Rank #6: IDTT Wine 191: Tegan Passalacqua
Tegan Passalacqua returns to the show to discuss his Sandlands project of wines from vineyards in California.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala puts a name on sommelier multiples.
Aug 01 2014
Rank #7: IDTT Wine 261: Michael Cruse
Michael Cruse is the winemaker of Cruse Wine Co. and Ultramarine, both in California.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala talks St. Laurent.
May 19 2015
Rank #8: IDTT Wine 240: Rajat Parr
Rajat Parr is a partner in the Sandhi winery as well as Domaine de la Côte, both located in California's Santa Barbara County.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala takes a look at Santa Barbara's wine industry.
Feb 03 2015
Rank #9: IDTT Wine 352: Jean-Louis Chave
Jean-Louis Chave is the proprietor of Domaine Jean-Louis Chave and Jean-Louis Chave Selection, working within appellations of the Northern Rhône Valley of France.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala outlines the hill of Hermitage.
Apr 18 2016
Rank #10: IDTT Wine 213: Larry Turley
Larry Turley is the proprietor of Turley Wine Cellars in California.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala chronicles a history of Petit Verdot.
Nov 04 2014
Rank #11: IDTT Wine 404: Ehren Jordan
Ehren Jordan is the proprietor of the Failla winery, located in St. Helena, California.
Jan 31 2017
Rank #12: IDTT Wine 237: Terry Theise
Terry Theise is a wine importer who focuses on German and Austrian wine, as well as Champagne for his Terry Theise Estate Selections.
Jan 23 2015
Rank #13: IDTT Wine 385: Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson has been an author and editor of wine articles and books for over 50 years. His books include "The World Atlas of Wine," "A Life Uncorked," "Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book," "Hugh Johnson On Wine," and "Wine". He also hosted and produced the PBS TV program "Vintage: A History of Wine".
Oct 11 2016
Rank #14: IDTT Wine 262: Levi Dalton
Steve Wildy of the Vetri Family Restaurants returns to the show to interview Levi Dalton as I'll Drink to That! turns three years old.
May 21 2015
Rank #15: IDTT Wine 321: Sashi Moorman
Sashi Moorman works as winemaker for several American wineries, including Sandhi, Domaine de la Côte, Pence, Stolpman Vineyards, and Piedrasassi in California, as well as Evening Land in Oregon.
Dec 16 2015
Rank #16: IDTT Wine 271: Giusto Occhipinti
Giusto Occhipinti is one of the founding partners of the COS winery in Sicily, Italy. Martha Stoumen joins to translate for Giusto.
Jun 23 2015
Rank #17: IDTT Wine 327: John Kongsgaard
John Kongsgaard is the proprietor of the Kongsgaard winery in Napa Valley, which he runs with his wife Maggy and his son Alex.
Jan 05 2016
Rank #18: IDTT Wine 233: Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media returns to the show.
Jan 08 2015
Rank #19: IDTT Wine 433: Peter Liem's Insider Guide to Champagne
Peter Liem is the publisher of ChampagneGuide.net, as well as the author of the book "Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region".
Peter Liem returns to the show for an interview about Champagne. Peter has been tasting the wines of Champagne professionally for twenty years, and has lived in that region for the last ten years. In this interview he discusses the terroirs of the Champagne region, and gives tips for better evaluating the wines.
Oct 15 2017
Rank #20: IDTT Wine 442: Ray Coursen Recalls the Napa Valley of the 1980s and Before
Ray Coursen is the owner and founding winemaker of Elyse Winery as well as Jacob Franklin Wines, in California's Napa Valley. He is also involved with winemaking for Purple Heart Wines, benefiting the Purple Heart Foundation.
Ray relates how he arrived in the Napa Valley in the 1980s, and shares conversations he had with several wine world figures at that time. He discusses the history of some key vineyard sites, as well as the attributes of numerous grape varieties that he works with. Ray also divulges some of his unusual winemaking techniques. Further, Ray points out what has changed in the Napa Valley over the last several decades.
Jan 20 2018