Rank #1: Summer Wines with Marissa A. Ross
Talking (and drinking) summer wines with Marissa A. Ross in a Brooklyn hotel room.
Rank #2: The Best Wine For Cheese
The world of cheese is as complex as that of wine. Find out what wines go best with cheese and why with Henri Schock, co-owner of Bottlehouse. This Seattle wine bar has a focus on cheese and wine from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. And a bonus lesson from a cheesemonger.
Rank #3: Le Caviste: Behind the Scenes of a Seattle Wine Bar
What goes into the making of a wine bar? Get to know David Butler, owner of Seattle’s Le Caviste. We discuss the philosophy behind his all-French wine list, a tribute to some of the most notable wines for leisurely enjoyment.
Rank #4: Get to Know The Authors of “The World of Sicilian Wine”
Explore The World of Sicilian Wine with the authors of the book of the same name: Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino. You’ll be drinking in the rich history and culture of Sicily through its captivating wines.
Rank #5: Restaurants, Wine, and the Solo Diner: A Talk with Julien Perry
When it comes to wine, what do you expect from a restaurant? I speak with Julien Perry about this. We also discuss why we love sitting at the bar, when solo or with a guest.
Rank #6: What Does Sustainability Mean in a Winery and Vineyard?
Sustainable winegrowing is at the core of what Karl Wente does. The Fifth Generation Winegrower and Senior Vice President of Winemaking for Wente Vineyards explains how he’s committed to the land and a legacy.
Rank #7: Explore Napa's Spring Mountain Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone:
Founded in 1971, Smith-Madrone sits at 1900 feet up on Napa Valley's Spring Mountain. Stu Smith talks about the place, it's story, and the remarkable wines.
Rank #8: Paring Wine and Smoked Meats
Is BBQ all about Zinfandel when it comes to wine? Absolutely not! Explore the wide world of diverse wines you can enjoy with anything and everything that comes out of the smoker. From tri tip to salmon and more.
Rank #9: Sam Neill of Two Paddocks at IPNC
Get up to speed on a must-know region for Pinot Noir, New Zealand's Central Otago, via a chat with Two Paddocks Proprietor Sam Neill.
Rank #10: Passing Time With Dan Marino and Damon Huard
Follow former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard as they discuss how and why they teamed up to create a Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington State: Passing Time.
Rank #11: Pizzeria Gabbiano: Seattle’s Homage to Roman-Style Pizza
Put aside your notions of pizza being round. Get to know the Roman-style pizza served up at Seattle’s Pizzeria Gabbiano. Seasonal toppings and a unique crust (and shape) will make you a convert. Also get (some of) the secrets behind its inspiration and creation.
Rank #12: How Much Does Wine Matter in a Restaurant Review?
Does wine service and selection play a big part in a review of a restaurant? Should it? Does it depend on the pricetag of the meal? Food Writer and Critic for the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier Hanna Raskin provides the answers.
Rank #13: Greg Lambrecht of Coravin: How To Enjoy Wine Without Removing The Cork
It’s science, not magic, that powers Coravin: an invention that allows you to sample wines at your leisure, without fear of oxidation. Founder Greg Lambrecht reveals how it works and talks about the inspiration (and perspiration) behind its development. Also Christopher Gronbeck of Seattle’s The Barrel Thief explains how Coravin allows him to offer over 150 wines by the glass.
Rank #14: The Versatility of Sherry With Master Sommelier Christopher Tanghe
Is Sherry one of the world’s most versatile wines? Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe makes the case. Also tune in for a further exploration of Spain, discover the next big thing in Washington wine, and find out how Tanghe’s culinary background informs his wine career.
Rank #15: The Definition of BBQ With Jack Timmons
Jack Timmons of Seattle's Jacks BBQ talks Texas BBQ and brisket. And even divulges his secret spice rub recipe. Plus the key to great pulled pork.