Rank #1: Beaujolais
Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais
Rank #2: Wine Chemistry
An in depth interview with UC Davis Professor of Enology Dr. Andrew Waterhouse on the chemistry of wine.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: 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.
Rank #5: Blind Tasting Questions
Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting.
Rank #6: 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.
Rank #7: Great Italian White Wines
Three producer interviews and a comparative tasting with two sommeliers of three great styles of Italian white wines.
Rank #8: Napa Valley - Then and Now
An interview with Kelli White, author of Napa Valley Then & Now on the last hundred years of Napa Valley.
Rank #9: 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.'
Rank #10: Wine Program Management
Chris Tanghe interviews fellow Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Brahm Callahan on the topic of running a restaurant wine program.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 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.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: Rhône Grapes in California
Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Haas of Tablas Creek and Pax Mahle of Pax Mahle Wines on working with Rhône grape varieties in California.
Rank #16: More Champagne
Geoff Kruth interviews Frédéric Panaiotis of Ruinart and Rodolphe Péters of Pierre Péters on regionality, vintages and current topics in Champagne.
Rank #17: The Problem with Minerality - Wine Soil and Geology
A discussion of soil and geology with Earth Sciences professor Alex Maltman, Alsace producers Olivier Humbrecht and Phillipe Blanck and Master Sommelier and former geologist Wayne Belding.