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My New Wine Segment on the Snacky Tunes Podcast

  I’m a huge fan of the podcast that talks about food and talks about music, Snacky Tunes. So I was absolutely delighted when asked to submit a monthy wine segment for the show. And my first one is now available! I focus on red wines you can chill and enjoy all summer long. So dig learning about [More]

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Finger Lakes Wine Podcast: Meet Five Wineries

I went on an extremely memorable trip to experience Finger Lakes wine in New York in October and put together this podcast that I’m tickled to share with you. As a media guest, I got to visit “Harvest House”. It was my very cool home base chock-full of fellow wine industry brethren. We split up during the day to [More]

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Learn About Oysters With Cynthia Nims: Podcast

Are you intimidated by oysters? Looking to expand your eating repertoire beyond the half shell? Then you should be as excited as me to get this cookbook by my friend Cynthia Nims: Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea Before I gave away the majority of my worldly possessions and left Seattle [More]

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The State of Malbec in Argentina With José Lovaglio of Dominio del Plata: Podcast

I happily braved an unusually intense Seattle downpour to chat with Winemaker José Lovaglio of Dominio del Plata. He’s the latest guest on my Wine Without Worry podcast. [SUBSCRIBE] I was curious about what was happening in Argentina concerning Malbec. These wines came on the scene with an unbeatable one-two punch of flavor and value. And had [More]

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Los Angeles Podcast Festival: Audio On!

I am really excited to be headed to the Los Angeles Podcast Festival this weekend. The lineup of stellar programming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday includes a Who’s Who of podcasters. And each day a ton of those folks are recording special podcast episodes so I’ll get to sit in the audience and absorb and enjoy. It should be most [More]

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Tim Heath of Cloudy Bay: Iconic Sauvignon Blanc and More (Podcast)

Talk about an awesome one-two New Zealand podcast punch. After speaking with Sam Neill of Two Paddocks on my last episode, I welcome Winemaker Tim Heath from iconic winery Cloudy Bay. It’s hard to overstate the impact of Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc. The wine played a big role in putting New Zealand on the global wine map. It [More]

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Podcast: New Zealand Pinot Noir With Sam Neill of Two Paddocks at IPNC

A pleasure to sit down for a bit of an early morning chat with Sam Neill, Proprietor of New Zealand’s Two Paddocks. We were both in McMinnville, Oregon, for the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC, where I was an invited media guest and he was the Master of Ceremonies) and conversed in the bucolic backyard of a local [More]

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Passing Time With Dan Marino and Damon Huard: Podcast

I don’t think it will come as a shock to find out that I love wine. I mean, DUH! But would it surprise you to find out I’m a huge fan of football? I am. Growing up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, my team was (and is) the Chicago Bears. So it was a real thrill to [More]

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