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Episode 30: The Summer Wine Show with Michael Madrigale, What to drink for Summer!

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Award winning New York sommelier and wine executive Michael Madrigale navigates us through what wines to drink for summer. We will discuss and recommend the most interesting, accessible, and resaonbaly priced wines to drink now. We'll feature white, red, rose, sparkling/Champagne, wine spritzers, boxed wine and dessert wines. We'll also tell you what pairs well with BBQ, shellfish, and fish. It's sun, fun, and good wine!

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Episode 115: Jenny Lefcourt, Jenny and Francois Selections

June 12th, 2019


New York City born Jenny Lefcourt got her undergraduate degree at Cornell, received her Masters while in Paris, and was pursuing a PhD at Harvard. She also met her husband in Paris where they both shared a passion for …

Episode 114: Rita Jammet, La Caravelle Champagne

June 6th, 2019


Born in Saudi Arabia to an Iraqi family, Rita Jammet grew up in Lebanon and Switzerland. She received a degree in Economics from the Univ. of Geneva working with her dad upon graduation. She met her French husband Andre …

Episode 113: Envinate Wine with Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente

May 29th, 2019


Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente are two of the four winemaker/owners that make up Envinate, a wine project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic-inflected regions of Ribeira Sacra and …

Episode 112: John Raytek, Winemaker and Co-Owner, Ceritas Wine, CA.

May 22nd, 2019


Pennsylvania born John Raytek spent over a decade as a sommelier before making the move to winemaking. He fueled his wine fire in New Zealand before making his way back to the States. John headed west working with and …

Episode 111: Maximilian J. Riedel, CEO/Pres. Riedel Crystal

May 15th, 2019


Austrian born Maximilian Riedel is an 11th generation glassmaker. He interned at the family business at the age of 12 eventually rising to his current position of President and CEO of Riedel Glassware. His innovation, …

Episode 110: Matt Crafton, Winemaker, Chateau Montelena

May 8th, 2019


Virginia born Matt Crafton received a degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, then wine at UC Davis. He worked the vineyards of Virginia before moving west to continue his pursuit of wine. Ultimately Matt …

Episode 109: Biondi Santi CEO, Giampiero Bertolini

April 17th, 2019


Giampiero Bertolini began his career at none other than Proctor and Gamble, after many years at P&G, he moved into the wine business taking a job …

Episode 108: Ariel Arce, Niche Niche, Air's Champagne Parlor, Tokyo Record Bar and Special Club.

April 10th, 2019


Straight outta Hells Kitchen, Ariel Arce was a young gymnast, film student and actress before she pursued a career in wine, Champagne, and hospitality. She got her chops with Grant Achatz in Chicago and Ravi De Rossi in …

Episode 107: Arvid Rosengren, Legacy Records, Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones and "The Worlds Best Sommelier".

April 3rd, 2019


Swedish born Arvid Rosengren was always intrigued with food as a kid, but not before putting Nanotechnology behind him. He honed his wine skills …

Episode 106: Dan Petroski, Winemaker, Larkmead and Proprietor of Massican Winery

March 27th, 2019


Brooklyn born Dan Petroski made his way uptown to Columbia University, played a little football, headed downtown to NYU Biz School before moving into …

Episode 105: Michele Smith Chapel, Domaine Chapel in Beaujolais.

March 20th, 2019


American Sommelier turned French Winemaker, Michele Smith Chapel worked at New York’s finest restaurants including Per Se and Brooklyn Fare combining …

Episode 104: Caleb Ganzer, Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels and VKnow

March 13th, 2019


Caleb Ganzer is the Wine Director and Managing Partner at La Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels in NYC. Compagnie is a cozy neighborhood wine bar for the world and caters to every type of guest from the inquisitive amateur …

Episode 103: Allen Meadows, Burghound

March 7th, 2019


Allen Meadows made the shift from finance to fine wine. He is the definitive, independent voice of Burgundy and it’s leading expert and critic. Allen Meadows is the Burghound and publishes a quarterly …

Episode 102: Christine Collado, Parcelle Wine, NYC

February 27th, 2019


Christine Collado got a quick start in fine wine and dining at Dinex Group’s Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, and flagship Daniel before moving to Wine …

Episode 101: Pascaline Lepeltier MS

February 20th, 2019


Pascaline Lepeltier holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy and is a Master Sommelier. Pascaline worked her way in wine and restaurants in Europe to the …

Episode 100: Michelle DeFeo, President, Champagne Laurent-Perrier U.S., Inc.

February 13th, 2019


Jersey girl Michelle De Feo pursued her childhood love of France studying French in college and abroad in the Loire Valley; she worked as a …

Episode 99: Scott Woltz, Wine Director, Babbo Restaurant

February 6th, 2019


Washington DC born and aspiring actor, Scott Woltz made his way to NYC, bagged the acting, worked with Tom Coliccho, Eleven Madison Park, and La …

Episode 98: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

January 31st, 2019


Native New Yorker James Molesworth was surrounded by wine growing up. After graduating college, he took a job at a famed New York retailer …

Episode 97: Kirk Sutherland, Roberta's and Blanca

January 23rd, 2019


Kirk Sutherland became fascinated with wine while working in coffee in the mid 2000’s discovering their similarity - each being ground-driven expressions of their moment. In moving to New York he found a home in Andrew …

Episode 96: Jhonel Faelnar, Atomix, NYC

January 17th, 2019


From Manila to Japan and finally NYC, Jhonel Faelner landed in the Big Apple to pursue his love of wine after a stint in fashion and being swept up …

Episode 95: Stephen Bitterolf

January 9th, 2019


Hailing from Pennsylvania, Stephen Bitterolf left for New York to study art, eventually becoming an artist. His love and interest in wine brought him …

Episode 94: Gaelle Goossens, Winemaker, Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

December 19th, 2018


Gaelle Goossens was born in Reims France and grew up in the countryside of Champagne. She studied abroad, but was drawn back to her Champagne roots eventually getting a postgraduate degree in Biochemistry and a National …

Episode 93: 2018 The Year in Wine with Josh Greene, Editor, Publisher, Wine & Spirits Magazine.

December 12th, 2018


Josh Greene is the Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine, a five-time James Beard Award winner for “Excellence in Wine Writing”. Wine & Spirits Magazine caters to the wine professional as well as the …

Episode 92: Paolo Russell Pinto and Evan Goldstein

December 5th, 2018


We talk about the wines of Portugal, specifically the regions of Porto, Douro and Alentejo. Paolo Russell Pinto oversees promotions and communication …

Episode 91: Terry Theise, Wine Importer and Author

November 28th, 2018


Terry Theise is an importer of highly curated boutique wines from Germany, Austria, and Champagne. He has played a critical role in exposing this …

Episode 90: Jorge Riera, Wine Director, Frenchette, NYC

November 14th, 2018


Jorge Riera has been drinking and promoting natural wines in New York almost longer than anyone. He started as the Manager/Sommelier at Balthazar, worked with Arnaud Erhart at 360 in Brooklyn, spent many years at the

Episode 89: Raj Parr, Winemaker, Sommelier, and Author of the new book "The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste"

November 7th, 2018


Born in Calcutta, armed with a degree in hospitality from India, and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Raj Parr morphed from food to …

Episode 88: Reboule du Rhone with MS Dustin Wilson and Thomas Pastuszak, Sommelier

October 31st, 2018


Master Sommerlier Dustin Wilson is the proprietor of Verve Wine in NYC and SF, a retail and online marketplace for Sommelier curated wines. Thomas Pastuszak oversees the wine program for Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's …

Episode 87: Isabelle Legeron, Raw Wine & Nate Ready, Hiyu Wine Farm

October 24th, 2018


We talk to two masters for our show. Isabelle Legeron is an award winning Master of Wine, author, wine consultant, and founder of Raw Wine and The …

Episode 86: Daniel Johnnes, La Fete du Champagne

October 17th, 2018


Daniel Johnnes is the multi-award winning wine impresario, Sommelier, and creator of La Fete du Champagne, Pressoir Wine, and La Paulee. He is the …

Episode 85: Athena Bochanis, Palinkerie Imports

October 10th, 2018


Athena Bochanis was a disaffected and disillusioned NYU Law School graduate. She had already done an unpaid internship in Hungary and returned for …

Episode 84: Matthew Conway, Beverage Director and General Manager, Restaurant Marc Forgione, NYC

October 3rd, 2018


Matthew Conway got his start at his Mom's restaurant in N. California before moving to NYC in 2003. He took a job with Chef Grey Kunz as Sommelier and Bev. Dir. at Cafe Grey, eventually leaving to hook up wth Marc …

Episode 83: Josh Nadel, Beverage Director, Noho Hospitality Group

September 27th, 2018


Josh Nadel is a Master Sommelier and the beverage director for Andrew Carmellini's Noho Hospitality Group. He spent nearly a decade as head Sommelier at revered and award winning restaurants Veritas and Cru in NYC …

Episode 82: Hristo Zisovski, Corporate Beverage Director, Altamarea Group

September 19th, 2018


Advanced Sommelier Hristo Zisovski was raised in Greek diners working the grill, eventually taking him to the Culinary Institute of America. Hristo …

Episode 81: Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food and Wine Magazine

September 12th, 2018


Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor at Food and Wine Magazine for the past 10 years. He was Deputy Wine Editor at American Exprss Publishing, Managing Editor at Wine and Spirits Magazine, and has contributed to …

Episode 80: Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Internet Personality, CEO of VaynerMedia, Chairman of VaynerX and Wine Guy!

September 5th, 2018


Gary Vaynerchuk is Chairman of VaynerX, a media holding company, and the CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency, both cutting edge. …

Episode 79: Roger Trinchero, Chairman, Trinchero Family Estates

August 1st, 2018


Roger Trinchero is the Chairman of Trinchero Family Estates in Napa, Califonia. Roger along with his brother Bob built Sutter Family Winery into one of the largest premium wine companies in the US. Roger introduced the …

Episode 78: Federico Carletti, Proprietor, Poliziano Winery

July 25th, 2018


Federico Carletti's father Dino started the Poliziano Winery in 1961 in Tuscany. Federico took over in 1981 overseeing 300 plus acres eventually …

Episode 77: Didier Mariotti, Chef de Caves, GH Mumm Champagne

July 18th, 2018


Didier Mariotti joined Champagne house GH Mumm in 2003 and became the Chef de Caves in 2006 at the world's third largest and France's number one Champagne house. Didier oversees hundreds of acres of grapes in eight …

Episode 76: Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi

July 11th, 2018


Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi is a 30th generation winemaker and President of the Frescobaldi family winemaking dynasty in Italy. Frescobaldi has been producing wine in Tuscany for over 700 years and is the maker of …

Episode 75: White Bordeaux with Dr. Valerie Lavigne, Corinne Comme, and Valerie Vialard.

June 27th, 2018


Bordeaux is known for some of the greatest red wines in the world. but we will talk to three women making terrific white Bordeauxs. Dr. Valerie …

Episode 74: Jenni Guizio, Associate Wine Director, Union Sq. Hospitality Group. Wine Director, Maialino, Marta, & Vin e Fritti.

June 20th, 2018


Jenni Guizio is the newly appointed Associate Director of Wine for Danny Meyer's Union Sq. Hospitality Group. Jenni is the Wine Director at Maialino, Marta, & Vini e Fritti, overseeing the wine programs for the …

Episode 73: Sharon Harris of Rarecat Wines and Beth von Benz, Wine Consultant.

June 13th, 2018


Sharon Harris is the proprietor of Rarecat Wines, Napa,CA. She is a winemaker and entrepreneur committed to empowering women using wine as a tool to …

Episode 72: Berh Novak Milliken, President and CEO of Spottswoode Winery

June 6th, 2018


Beth Novak Milliken is President and CEO of Spottswoode Winery in Napa, California. Spottswoode is one of the few wineries in Napa run by women. After the passing of her dad Jack, Beth's mom Mary decided to continue to …

Episode 71: Mark Oldman, Wine Expert, Award Winning Author, Speaker and Internet Entrepreneur.

May 30th, 2018


Mark Oldman is an award winning author, Internet entrepreneur, speaker and wine expert. You can find Mark speaking at major food and wine festivals around the country injecting his own style, humor, and wine expertise. …

Episode 70: Sam Anderson, Beverage Director, Mission Chinese, NYC

May 23rd, 2018


California born and current Brooklyn resident Sam Anderson innovated at some of New York's coolest bars including Freeman's, Hotel Delmano, Gold Bar, …

Episode 69: Raj Vaidya, Head Sommelier, Restaurant Daniel NYC

May 16th, 2018


Raj Vaidya grew up in a family obsessed with food and wine in Bombay, Singapore and New Jersey. Raj cut his teeth in New Jersey going from baking bagels to pouring the finest Burgundies. He went on to work at some of …

Episode 68: Steve Matthiasson, Proprietor & Winemaker, Matthiasson Wine

May 9th, 2018


Steve Matthiasson studied philosophy in college, but thankfully moved on to horticulture in grad school at UC Davis, finding his way into the …

Episode 67: Dan Petroski & Jason Heller from Band of Vintners

April 18th, 2018


Dan Petroski is the winemaker at Larkmead Winery and owns Massican, a winery devoted to crafting Italian white grapes like Ribolla Gialla and Tocai …

Episode 66: Eduard & Stephanie Tscheppe Eselbock of Gut Oggau

April 11th, 2018


Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselbock from Berganland, Austria took on the task and challenge of restoring a 17th century winery, a 200 …

Episode 65: Yannick Benjamin, Co-Founder of Wheeling Forward and Head Sommelier at The University Club, NYC

April 4th, 2018


Yannick Benjamin was born and bred in NYC to French parents. He visited Bordeaux at age 13 and got the wine bug early. He started in hospitality at a young age working his way through Le Cirque, Jean Georges, Atlas, and …

Episode 64: David & Callum Powell of Powell & Son, Barossa

March 28th, 2018


Colorful and legendary Australian winemaker David Powell made his mark in 1994 when he started Torbreck Vintners in Barossa. Torbreck is one of the …

Episode 63: Lettie Teague, Author and Wine Columnist for the Wall Street Journal

March 14th, 2018


Lettie Teague is an award winning author and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Her column "On Wine" appears weekly in the Journal. Lettie has …

Episode 62: Piero Antinori, Marchese Antinori

March 7th, 2018


Marquis Piero Antinori is Vintner and Honorary President of Marchese Antinori. Mr. Antinori is the patriarch of his family's wine business in Italy …

Episode 61: Morgan Harris, Head Sommelier, Aureole, NYC

March 1st, 2018


Seattle born Morgan Harris made his way to NYC and jumped into the wine game full time in 2011. He cut his wine teeth with Master Sommelier Laura …

Episode 60: Victoria James, Wine Dir. of Cote NYC & author of "Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rose"

February 21st, 2018


Victoria James got an early start in the restaurant biz at 13. She blazed her path as a server, bartender, and sommelier working at Harry's at …

Episode 59: Olivier Krug of Krug Champagne

February 14th, 2018


Olivier Krug is Directeur de la Maison Krug and a member of the Krug tasting committee. Olivier grew up in Reims, France and is the eldest of Henri Krug's five children, Olivier joined Krug in 1989 and is now Krug's …

Episode 58: The Sake Show

February 7th, 2018


Yumiko Munekyo and Jason Geiger are the co-founders of Sake Suki. Yumiko was born and raised in Fukui Prefecture and Ishikawa Japan, famously know for thier rice and Sake production. Yumiko came to the US in 2011 with …

Episode 57: Cedric Nicaise, Wine Director. Eleven Madison Park

February 1st, 2018


Belgian born Cedric Nicaise grew up in a family of wine enthusiasts. Cedric worked his way downstate to Charlie Palmer's Aureole in NYC, later …

Episode 56: Michael Engelmann, Master Sommelier & Wine Dir. at The Modern at MoMA & Untitled at the Whitney, NYC

January 24th, 2018


Alsatian born Michael Engelmann is a Wine and Spirits "Best New Sommelier", he has won the American Sommelier Association's "Best Sommelier in America" and is a Master Sommelier. Michael is one of only 14 Master …

Episode 55: Jon Bonne, Journalist & Author of "The New Wine Rules"

January 17th, 2018


Jon Bonne is an award winning author and journalist. He is Senior Contributing Editor for Punch, an online magazine featuring wine, spirits, beer and cocktails. He is the former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. …

Episode 54: 2017 The Year in Wine w/ Josh Greene, Editor & Publisher, Wine & Spirits Magazine

December 13th, 2017


We will look back to 2017, the year in wine with Josh Greene, Editor and Publisher of Wine and Spirits Magazine. Josh has been at the helm of the magazine for over three decades and has a unique perspective of wine, …

Episode 53: The First Annual "The Grape Nation Awards" & Tyler Thomas, Winemaker, Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards, Santa Barbara, CA

December 6th, 2017


We look back at the past year on The Grape Nation to present six awards recognizing past guests, trends, and wine including Favorite Wine & Food Pairing, Best Rant, Favorite Wine Guest, Favorite Restaurant and/or …

Episode 52: Peter Liem, author, "Champagne The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region"

November 30th, 2017


Peter Liem is an American wine writer and author of the new book "Champagne The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region". He is the author of of the online site, a …

Episode 51: Ryan Arnold, Divisional Wine Director, Lettuce Entertaine You Enterprises, Chicago, Ill.

November 15th, 2017


Ryan Arnold is a Divisional Wine Director of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, one of Chicago and the county's most successful restaurant groups …

Episode 50: Peter Hellman, Author, "In Vino Duplicitas The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire"

November 8th, 2017


Peter Hellman has been at it over 40 years as a wine journalist and best selling author. Based out of NYC, Peter has written for Wine Spectator, The NY Times, The NY Post, and the WSJ among others. He has penned …

Episode 49: MS Dustin Wilson & Sommelier Thomas Pastuszak, Creators of Reboule Du Rhone

November 1st, 2017


Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson & Sommelier Thomas Pastuszak are among the most highly respected & regarded people in the wine world today. Dustin & Thomas are award winning Somms with a deep background in …

Episode 48: Isabelle Legeron, Raw Wine and Tony Coturri, Coturri Winery

October 25th, 2017


Isabelle Legeron is a Master of Wine and founder of the Raw Wine Fair. She is the author of the newly revised book "Natural Wine" The Raw Wine Fair advocates fine natural wine made by small independent producers who …

Episode 47: Katie Morton, Wine Dir. of Marta & Vini e Fritti, NYC

October 18th, 2017


Katie Morton was voted on of "The Best New Sommeliers of 2017" by Wine and Spirits Magazine. Katie attended the Culinary Institue of America, worked …

Episode 46: Thomas Carter, Proprietor of Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso & Flora Bar. Louis Fabbrini, Bev. Dir, Estela & Cafe Altro Paradiso

October 12th, 2017


Thomas Carter, Proprietor of Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso, & Flora Bar and Louis Fabbrini, Bev. Dir. of Estela and Cafe Altro Paradiso oversee the wine and food at some of NYC's hottest restaurants. Both come to the …

Episode 45: John Paterson, Wine Director, Frankies Spuntino Restaurant Group

October 4th, 2017


Alabama born John Paterson made his way to NYC arriving on the wine scene to cut his teeth at Craftbar, The Nomad, and now as Wine Director of Frankies Spuntino Restaurant Group since 2014. John shares time between …

Episode 44: Aldo Sohm, Wine Director of Le Bernardin & Proprietor of Aldo sohm Wine Bar

September 27th, 2017


Austrian born Aldo Sohm is a true Super Somm. He has been awarded the Best Somm in Austria four times, The Best Somm in America, and Best Somm in the World. Aldo Sohm is the Wine Director at Four Star Le Bernadin, where …

Episode 43: Henry Rich

September 20th, 2017


Henry Rich is has made his mark on the Brooklyn food and wine scene. He is partner at Metta, an Asado wood fired restaurant, Rucola northern …

Episode 42: Dana Cowin, Food, Wine, Style, and Design Guru

September 13th, 2017


Dana Cowin served as Editor in Chief of Food and Wine Magazine for over 21 years. She is an author, tastemaker, lecturer, mentor and talent scout. Dana was inducted into the James Beard Foundation in 2012 for "Who's …

Episode 41: Jay McInerney, Author, Columnist and Passionate Wine Guy

September 6th, 2017


Jay McInerney is the critically acclaimed author of 13 books including Bright Lights, Big City, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, and The Good Life. He has written three wine books, Bacchus and Me, A Hedonist in the …

Episode 40: Michael Weiss, Professor of Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America and author of "Exploring Wine"

August 9th, 2017


Michael Weiss is the professor of Wine Studies and serves as the Charmer Sunbelt Group Endowed Chair for Wine and Spirits at the Culinary Institute …

Episode 39: Jordan Salcito, Founder of Ramona and Bellus Wines and Director of Wine Special Projects at Momofuku

August 2nd, 2017


Jordan Salcito has done it all! She has worked at the finest restaurants in NY, worked the harvest all over the world in including France, Italy and …

Episode 38: Jeff Taylor, Wine Director, North End Grill, NYC

July 26th, 2017


Jeff Taylor is an award winning sommelier and oversees the wine program at North End Grill, part of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Jeff talks about his 20 years at some of NYC's finest restaurants …

Episode 37: "The Dirty Guide to Wine" with Alice Feiring and Pascaline Lepeltier

July 20th, 2017


James Beard and Roederer award winning journalist, blogger, and author Alice Feiring and Master Sommerlier and partner at Rouge Tomate NYC Pascaline Lepeltier have teamed up to write their new book "The Dirty Guide to …

Episode 36: Ben Leventhal, CEO of Resy

July 12th, 2017


Ben Leventhal is the CEO and founder of Resy, a mobile app for people who love eating at great restaurants but hate hassling for reservations. Resy also provides dynamic operational software for restaurants. We will to …

Episode 35: Marissa Ross, Author of "Wine. all the time. the casual guide to confident drinking"

June 28th, 2017


Marissa A. Ross is the author of the new book "Wine. all the time. a casual guide to confident drinking" The self-proclaimed leisure enthusiast is a writer, award winning blogger, and humorist. Marissa is the wine …

Episode 34: Gabriella Macari, Macari Vineyards, Long Island, NY

June 21st, 2017


The Macari family has been on the North Fork of Long Island since 1974 and started making wines in the mid '90's. Gabriella Macari is a third generation member of the Macari wine clan. We talk to Gabriella about Long …

Episode 33: Bianca Bosker, author of "Cork Dork"

June 14th, 2017


Bianca Bosker published "Cork Dork A Wine Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" in March, 2017. Bianca takes a deep dive and manic …

Episode 32: Severine Perru, Wine Director of The Ten Bells, NYC

June 7th, 2017


Severine Perru is the Wine Director of The Ten Bells natural wine bar in NYC. The Ten Bells was one of the first natural wine bars in the US opening in 2008. Severine will tell us all about natural, organic, and …

Episode 31: Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic of The New York Times

May 31st, 2017


Eric Asimov has been writing for the New York Times for over 33 years. In 1992 he started the wildly popular "$25 and Under" food column. He has been …

Episode 29: Michelle Biscieglia, Wine Director, Blue Hill, NYC

May 17th, 2017


Michelle Biscieglia, Wine Director of Blue Hill Restaurant in NYC oversees the wine program at one of America's true farm to table restaurants. Chef Dan Barber showcases local food and Michelle stewards a wine list …

Episode 28: Heidi Turzyn, Wine Director, Gotham Bar and Grill, NYC

May 10th, 2017


Heidi Turzyn is the Wine Director of one of New York's most iconic restaurants, The singular Gotham Bar and Grill. We'll talk about wine, women in …

Episode 27: Patrick Cappiello, Partner and Wine Director at Rebelle, NYC

May 3rd, 2017


Patrick Cappiello is into big wine lists, sabering Champagne, and Renegade Wine Dinners. He cut his teeth at Tribeca Grill and continued to work at hallowed wine meccas like Veritas and Gilt. He eventually went on to …

Episode 26: Dustin Wilson, Proprietor of VerveWine, NYC and Vallin Wine Co.

April 19th, 2017


Dustin Wilson MS has done it all, starred in the movie Somm, worked wine service at the finest restaurants in the US including Frasca, Montagna, RN74, and 11 Madison. Dustin imports and distributes wines and recently …

Episode 25: Paul Grieco, General and Manager of Terroir Wine Bar, Tribeca, NYC

April 12th, 2017


Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bar in NYC has been on the New York wine and restaurant scene for over 30 years. He is a true prophet of Riesling and …

Episode 24: Caleb Ganzer, Wine Director of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, NYC

April 5th, 2017


Caleb Ganzer, Wine Director and Managing Partner of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, NYC talks about the natural wine movement, wines from the Roussillon region of France, other hot wine regions, and Compagnie NYC with …

Episode 23: Rajat Parr, Sommelier, and winemaker at Sandhi, Domaine de la Cote and Evening Land Vineyards.

March 29th, 2017


Rajat Parr, Sommelier, winemaker, and partner at Sandhi, Domaine de la Cote, and Evening Land Vineyards is one of the most respected personalities in wine with an impeccable palate. Raj talks about his favorite wine, …

Episode 22: Kris Mattewson, Winemaker & Proprietor of Bellwether Wine Cellars talks about wine in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

March 22nd, 2017


Kris Matthewson, Winemaker & Proprietor of Bellwether Wine Cellars in the Finger Lakes Region of NY State has been called the "Rock Star of the Finger Lakes" in reference to his winemaking. He concentrates on …

Episode 21: Laura Maniec of Corkbuzz

March 15th, 2017


Laura Maniec is proprietor of Corkbuzz in NYC and Charlotte, NC. She is a Master Sommelier and a true Champagne evangelist.

Episode 20: Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief of Saveur Magazine

March 8th, 2017


Adam Sachs is Editor in Chief of Saveur Magazine. We talk to Adam about what makes food and wine so meaningful to people all over the world.

Episode 19: Daniel Johnnes, Wine Director for Daniel Boulud, Founder of La Paulee and Daniel Johnnes wines

March 1st, 2017


Daniel Johnnes wears a lot of hats. He oversees the wine program for the Daniel Boulud restaurant group. He created and founded La Paulee, a …

Episode 18: Pascaline Lepeltier CheninCheninChenin!

February 22nd, 2017


Pascaline Lepeltier is a Master Sommelier, Beverage Director, and Partner at Rouge Tomate in NYC. Pascaline is one of 146 Master Sommeliers in the US of which 24 are women. Rouge Tomate is nominated for a 2017 James …

Episode 17: Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible

February 8th, 2017


Karen MacNeil is the author of The Wine Bible in it's 2nd Edition with over 550,000 copies sold. She is a multi award winning journalist including …

Episode 16: Amanda Smeltz, Head Sommelier, Bar Boulud & Boulud Sud

February 2nd, 2017


Amanda Smeltz worked wine at April Bloomfield's John Dory and the Breslin, spent over 4 years building the wine program at Roberta's Pizza in …

Episode 15: In Jasmine Hirsch, In Pursuit of Terroir and Balance

January 25th, 2017


Jasmine Hirsch is the General Manager of Hirsch Vineyards, Sonoma, California. Hirsch Vineyard is a Sonoma Coast Pinot pioneer. We sit down with Jasmine to discuss farming, winemaking, Pinot Noir and In Pursuit of …

Episode 14: From vineyard to your table, we talk to Bryan Garcia and Ned Benedict of Grand Cru Selections

January 19th, 2017


Grand Cru Selections is a NYC based wine importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world, representing some of the most passionate winemakers and sought after wineries. We talk global wines and how wine …

Episode 13: Steve Reynolds, Heidi Peterson Barrett, and Anthony Bell

January 12th, 2017


A look inside one of the most intimate winegrowing regions in the world, Napa Valley, as we follow several of the most prominent winemakers on their …

Episode 12: 2016, The Year in Wine with Josh Greene, Editor and Publisher of Wine and Spirits Magazine

December 15th, 2016


We'll talk all things wine with Wine and Spirits Publisher/Editor, Josh Greene. Josh and the staff at W&S magazine tastes over 15,000 wines annually. We'll talk best wines of the year and wine trends.

Episode 11: Jon Bonne, Wine Writer and Critic

December 7th, 2016


Jon Bonne is one of today's most prolific wine writers. Jon served as the wine editor and chief wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle. He is now …

Episode 10: Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine and Social Media Guru

November 30th, 2016


Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine expert, entrepreneur, CEO of social media agency VaynerMedia, angel investor, venture capitalist, NY Times best selling author, and all around hustler, talks wine, social media, and how advertising …

Episode 9: David White, author, But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World's Favorite Wine

November 17th, 2016


David White is the creator of popular wine blog The Terroirist and just wrote an approachable, comprehensive book about Champagne, "But First, …

Episode 8: Hillary Zio, The Unfiltered Guide to Working in Wine

November 10th, 2016


Wanna get a job in wine? Hillary Zio has been in the wine industry for over 10 years with experience in fine dining, retail, distribution, events and …

Episode 7: Michael Madrigale Talks Bottles That Taste More Expensive Than They Are!

November 2nd, 2016


This week on The Grape Nation, Top Sommelier of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's "40 Under 40" Michael Madrigale talks wines that taste more expensive than they really are, BYO's to bring them to, and direct to consumer …

Episode 6: With Wine Icon Kevin Zraly

October 26th, 2016


Wine legend Kevin Zraly has been at it over 40 years. He founded the Windows on the World Wine Course and best selling companion books, and continued the classes after 9/11, when the facility was destroyed. He is a true …

Episode 5: Isabelle Legeron, The Raw Wine Fair and Justin Chearno, The Four Horsemen, Organic, Biodynamic, or Natural?

October 19th, 2016


Today on The Grape Nation, we're joined by wine consultant Justin Chearno, who plies his trade in Williamsburg wine bar The Four Horsemen. We are …

Episode 4: Alice Paillard talks Champagne

October 12th, 2016


Alice Paillard is the manager of her family-owned, independent Champagne house, Champagne Bruno Paillard. We will pop the cork and get into all things Champagne!

Episode 3: The Role of a Sommelier w/ Kimberly Prokoshyn, Rebelle, NYC

October 5th, 2016


What is the role of a sommelier? Kimberly Prokoshyn, Head Sommelier of Rebelle, NYC curates one of the most interesting and extensive wine lists in …

Episode 2: What wines to drink with pizza (and other foods) with Hugh Crickmore, Roberta's Pizza

September 28th, 2016


What wines do you drink with one of the most beloved foods: pizza! our in-studio guest, Hugh Crickmore, wine director of Blanca and Roberta's Pizza will guide you through the best choices.

Episode 1: Laura Catena, Malbec from Argentina

September 21st, 2016


Today on The Grape Nation, it's inauguration day! For episode 1 of our new program about wine and how it's made, host Sam Benrubi hosts Laura Catena, …

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