Rank #1: IDTT Wine 282: Leonardo LoCascio
Leonardo LoCascio, who recently retired from the Winebow Group, was a co-founder of Winebow in 1980.
Rank #2: 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
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: IDTT Wine 248: Aubert de Villaine
Aubert de Villaine is the director of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, in Burgundy.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala recounts the adventures of the Prince de Conti.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: 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.
Rank #7: IDTT Wine 291: Philippe Guigal
Philippe Guigal works with his family at their winery E. Guigal in the Rhône Valley of France.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala explores the vineyards of the roasted slope, Côte-Rôtie.
Rank #8: IDTT Wine 303: María José López de Heredia
María José López de Heredia manages the López de Heredia winery in Rioja, Spain.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala talks Rioja.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: 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.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: IDTT Wine 220: Graeme MacDonald
Graeme MacDonald is a partner in MacDonald Vineyards, in Napa Valley.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala talks turkey wines.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: 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".
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: IDTT Wine 196: Andy Pates
Andy Pates is a partner in Cream Wine Company, a Chicago-based distributor and wine importer.
Rank #20: IDTT Wine 236: Morgan Twain-Peterson
Morgan Twain-Peterson is the owner and winemaker of Bedrock Wine Co. in California.
Also in this episode, Erin Scala discusses Zinfandel.