Priorat is a Spanish DOQ (translates to “Qualified Appellation of Origin”), located in the north-eastern part of Spain, in Catalonia. This is on the Mediterranean side of Spain, only about 10 miles from the Mediterranean sea. DOQ (also called DOCa outside of Catalonia) is the top “qualification level” for Spanish […]

Ep 081 – Priorat

Time for another four wines! We have a little of everything this episode, red, white and rose but all French wine and all fantastic. Our tasting notes are below.   Domaine de Bellevue La Galoche Beaujolais Rosé 2016 – priced around $15.  This beautiful pink colored rose wine is made […]

Ep 080 – Four Wines September 2017 Edition

This week we head back into obscure wine grapes and regions with Greco di Tufo. There is still some warm weather left so don’t break out your sweaters and cabs just yet. We have one more crisp summer weather wine to talk about.   Greco di Tufo wine is made […]

Ep 079 – Greco di Tufo

  This week’s episode we are talking wine news. The articles listed below are featured in this week’s episode: Alcohol as a study tool? Drinking after learning boosts memory by Beth Mole ARS Technica August 3, 2017   New Zealand: thousands of bottles of allegedly fraudulent wine exported by Eleanor Ainge Roy […]

Ep 078 – Wine in the News, August 2017

If you are a listener of the show for any length of time you know we love to talk about rare or unknown grape varieties and regions. This week is no exception with the rare and mysterious grape from Austria known as Saint Laurent. It’s a highly aromatic dark-skinned wine […]

Ep 077 – Saint Laurent

Over the next couple of weeks we’re changing pace from summer whites and trying some delicious red wines that can be enjoyed in warmer weather. Cinsault is a red wine grape mostly used in blends like the reds of the Southern France and there is a lot of it! As of […]

Ep 076 – Cinsault

If you’ve listened to the podcast in recent weeks, you may have noticed a small focus on Italian white wines as well as white wines in general. It’s not that we don’t enjoy reds in the summer, but rather, we wanted to give you some light, crisp wine options for […]

Ep 75 – Falanghina

This week we’re talking about Vermentino. Vermentino is a light-bodied white wine and grape that grows mostly in Italy on the island of Sardinia. There is about 22,000 acres worldwide so it’s not a very common grape variety and information on this wine hard to come by.   This week’s […]

Ep 074 – Vermentino

This week we’re talking about a wine region in Italy you probably haven’t heard of called Lugana which produces a light, dry white wine of the same name. We were able to get our hands on a couple of bottles and found it to be a perfect addition to our […]

Ep 073 – Lugana