The Wine Without Worry podcast rolls on, and this episode has a local flair. Not far from my HQ in Seattle, I take a trip to Whidbey Island Winery, talking with Assistant Winemaker Leah Waaramaki. Ok, Leah actually just showed up at my place and we taped the episode. Though I have visited the winery numerous times, and the pictures in the post are from a few of those trips.
It’s an action-packed podcast. Leah and I tempt fate by putting wine in the freezer, consume wines both red and white, reveal our dream of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a Puget Sound sparkling wine project. And I mangle her last name not once, but twice. Even though I asked her how to pronounce it correctly and wrote it our phonetically.
You’ll also get to know these rare grapes: Sigerrebe, Madeleine Sylvaner, and Madeleine Angevine. We also dive in to Washington wine as a whole, and how someone with a zoology degree becomes not a zookeeper but a winemaker.
Below is a picture of Leah, along with Winemaker Greg Osenbach. (Greg actually taught me Grape Vine Pruning 101.) Listen to our whole conversation: