Rank #1: Three Red Grapes in the Southern Hemisphere
GuildSomm interviews Laura Catena of Mendoza, winemaker Andres Sanchez from Gillmore in the Maule Valley, and Peter Fraser of Yangarra in McLaren Vale on red grapes thriving in their regions.
Rank #2: Beaujolais
Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais
Rank #3: The Process of Champagne
An interview with Champagne Ruinart's Chef du Caves Frederic Panaiotis on the Champagne process.
Rank #4: 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 #5: 2018 Year in Review
Kelli White, Jason Caballero, Stevie Stacionis and Geoff Kruth review key stories from 2018.
Rank #6: Blind Tasting Questions
Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting.
Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Great Italian White Wines
Three producer interviews and a comparative tasting with two sommeliers of three great styles of Italian white wines.
Rank #10: 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 #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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 #13: 2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 3/3 with Geoff Kruth, MS
Matt Stamp interviews Geoff Kruth on his blind tasting techniques follwed by a blind tasting of four wines.
Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 2017 Year in Review
Geoff Kruth and guests Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, Esther Mobley from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kelli White of GuildSomm review the year in wine.
Rank #18: An Interview with Jancis Robinson
Geoff Kruth interviews legendary wine writer and educator Jancis Robinson on the scope of her career.
Rank #19: More Big Visions
Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak interviews French wine exporter Becky Wasserman and Geoff Kruth speaks with Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines about their big visions in the wine business.
Rank #20: 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.