Recently I was contacted to be a guest on the Wine Two Five podcast, and I was like, “Yeah! You bet.” And I’m glad I did. Because I had a delightful time chatting with cohosts Stephanie “Steph” Davis and Valerie “Val” Caruso.
Have a listen to the episode:
- The rosé in my glass.
- Oysters and Chablis (photo: me holding a chunk o’ Chablis)
- Wine books and education
- Champagne flutes (duh)
- Dating advice from a Master Sommelier
It was also really interesting to hear what Steph and Val were drinking as well. We are an eclectic lot.
My only regret was I wasn’t in Colorado recording the show in person. Maybe if I get to come back on a guest again I’ll make that happen, as I would very much like to share some wine with with these two!
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I am an anxious, hand-wringing individual. It manifests itself in many aspects of my life, including wine.
While putting together some (very poor man’s) Ira Glass-esque commentary for the latest episode of the Wine Enthusiast podcast, I was transported back to a few of my anxiety-ridden moments of doubt and second-guessing. Particularly when it comes to blind tasting.
So if you want to hear from not one but three brave souls pursuing formal wine education, giving up hours of their lives a day, plus my interludes and inserted thoughts/reminiscences, check out this episode. There’s 4am flash card studying, late-night flights (of wine), and a few cold beers:
For more anxious moments, read my personal essay from the magazine (the “Last Drop” on the final page of the issue) about two bi-costal incidents where I ran myself in an endless loop of self-induced psych-outs when it came to blind tasting (with an audience). Here’s the unvarnished story:
Top Image: Blind Tasting / Photo by Hanzell Vineyards via flickr.
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