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Unreserved Wine Talk

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The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery… read more


121: Online Wine Classes Bring the Future Forward with VinePair's Zach Geballe

Where do the worlds of wine and high tech collide? Why has the wine industry been so slow to embrace digital offerings? Should you join an online wine class? Are online wine events here to stay in a post-pandemic world?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm sharing my interview on VinePair Podcast with Zach Geballe.

You can find the wines we discussed at



When did I start bringing my love for wine and tech together?

How did my high-tech job give me an opportunity to explore Napa and Sonoma Valley?

Is wine a part of the high-tech work culture?

How has the pandemic forced the wine industry to embrace the internet and digital platforms?

What was the state of wine education pre-COVID?

Can you truly engage the senses and have a full experience with online wine classes?

What are the advantages of online wine classes?

What benefits could you experience from an online class over face-to-face?

Is there a community aspect to online wine classes?

Are online wine classes here to stay for the long-term?

Why should brands and wineries include an online aspect in their offerings?

Should you take an online wine class?

What’s behind my belief in moderation through appreciation?

Which wines have I been loving lately?


About Zach Geballe and VinePair

Zach Geballe is a wine writer and educator based in Seattle. He is a podcast host/producer for VinePair Podcast and the founder/wine educator for Disgorged Wine.

VinePair Podcast is hosted by VinePair co-founder Adam Teeter and sommelier and wine educator Zach Geballe. They discuss the latest news, trends, and happenings in the world of wine, beer, and spirits each week.


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