Podcasts · Red Wine · White Wine

Hot Days, Cold Wines: What to Drink When the Temperature Climbs

Listen to “Three Rieslings are Not a Crowd” on Spreaker. It’s been a sweltering summer and Chip and Lainie have been seeking relief by drinking super-crushable, low alcohol wines. They try an old standby, Vinho Verde by Broadbent, and Brand Red 2020, a funky glou-glou from Germany. Both are crisp, low alcohol, and utterly refreshing!… Continue reading Hot Days, Cold Wines: What to Drink When the Temperature Climbs

Orange Wine · Podcasts · United States Wine · White Wine

Thank You Very Much, Field Recordings

Listen to “Thank You Very Much, Field Recordings” on Spreaker. Lainie and Chip decide to sample two wines from one of their favorite producers, Field Recordings: Domo Arigato, a skin-contact wine made from Pinot Gris and Morrow View, a Grüner Veltliner that Lainie describes as “. . .not on steroids, but definitely on B-12 shots.”

French Wine · Podcasts · South African Wine · White Wine · Wine Reviews

Chenin Blanc: French Vs. South African, plus a tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Listen to “French Vs. South African Chenin Blanc + a Tribute to Anthony Bourdain” on Spreaker. Chip and Lainie discuss Chenin Blanc with Chip sharing two of his favorite wines made from this grape: Domaine Pichot Le Peu de La Moriette Vouvray 2019 and Badenhorst Family Wines Chenin Blanc Secateurs 2019. They also discuss Anthony… Continue reading Chenin Blanc: French Vs. South African, plus a tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Italian Wine · Red Wine · White Wine · Wine Reviews

Italy’s Scarce Summer Wines

Listen to “Italy’s Scarce Summer Wines” on Spreaker. It’s getting hot out there and we are all about light, refreshing wines from Italy. Sadly, this week’s wines from Cascina Feipu Dei Massaretti are in short supply here in the United States, but we really do love Pigato and Rossesse wines and encourage folks to try… Continue reading Italy’s Scarce Summer Wines

Podcasts · Red Wine · United States Wine · Wine Reviews

Zin Revolution: A Review of Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2015

  Listen to “Vanguard of the Zin Revolution” on Spreaker.   The Russian Revolution was all about Red Vs. White (armies), which is analogous to how Zinfandel is understood and consumed here in the United States. Make no mistake: Neither Lainie nor Chip is a communist, they are nonetheless firm “red” partisans when it comes… Continue reading Zin Revolution: A Review of Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2015