Entertainment, education & consumer empowerment; everyday drinking for everyday people. Wine with lunch? Yes please! Wine-Two-Five is an entertaining wine podcast series featuring wine educators who like to drink their homework & have fun teaching. Val and Steph believe in wine with lunch and not punching a clock when pulling a cork. In other words, drinking every day - any time of the day - is acceptable. And classy.
Episode 201: The W25 Journey - What a Trip! (Finale)
41:01This is the season/series finale of the Wine Two Five Podcast. In this episode we look back, laugh, and look ahead at what's next. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to have learned and laughed along with everyone who has been a part of this effort. Cheers ~ Val & Steph
Episode 200: Laura Catena - More than Malbec!
1:00:27Dr. Laura Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata and the Catena Institute of Wine joins us for some in-depth conversation about Malbec's heritage, Argentine wine, and so much more. [sponsored content] We tasted three of the Catena wines sent to us just for this occasion, and discussed grand cru vineyards, wine culture, and making a difference in the wine world.
Episode 199: Pinotage Grape Gab
24:18Grape Gab about the Pinotage grape, drinking whisky and a whiskey cocktail, and swag.
Episode 198: Coffee Liqueurs
26:56What are coffee liqueurs, how are they made, and what are you supposed to do with them? Beyond breakfast and dessert, a little side trip into the history of liqueurs and coffee, and some brand tasting. Also, a hot tip from a listener and a 200th episode tease.
Episode 197: Breakfast Wines
37:59Breakfast wines extend beyond the Mimosa. Breakfast is just food. Wine goes with food. Whether you're having wine for breakfast or breakfast for dinner, we stand by breakfast with wine - any time. Also, a listener in Scotland knew last week's Pod Quiz & called in to school us on some more Dubonnet facts. Finally, as you all know, it's not five o'clock and we don't care.
Episode 196: Ousia's Kamal Kouiri on Greek Wine
31:40Kamal Kouiri joins us from New York to discuss Greek wines, history, styles, spirits, travel, and a funny frose' wine story. He is the Director of Operations for Ousia restaurant, and an enthusiast and advocate of Greek wines. Also, the new Pod Quiz, a bit about Dubonnet, and a hint at a surprise for our 200th episode releasing in Feb 2019. More at winetwofive.com
Episode 195: Bloopers, 2018, and Molasses in our Glasses
19:54Our 4th annual cutting room floor fun and a look back on the podcasting year that was (and what wasn't in the show, for obvious reasons). Also in this episode, a new "Surviving Christmas" cocktail and a cheeky Pod Quiz. Happy 2019 and thank you for listening! Bloopers music: "You Um, I'll Ah" by Doctor Turtle https://doctorturtle.bandcamp.com/. licensed under under the CC 4.0 attribution license. (shortened from original work) More at winetwofive.com
Episode 194: High Tech Wine Education
36:20A walking tour of MSU Denver's Hospitality Learning Center with a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, cooking demonstration theater, and sensory analysis lab with Dr. Michael Wray, Restaurant & Beverage Management Professor. Wine, beer, distillation, stemware, and more are all taught at the school, and your hosts were schooled as well. Photos, accompanying video and more at winetwofive.com
Episode 193: Grape Gab - Cabernet Franc
35:00Getting frank about cab franc, a grape gab, a pod quiz, and way too much fun! More at winetwofive.com
Episode 192: Pét-Nats With Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar
38:02Michelle Miller of Reno's Esoteric Wine Bar joins us for some peppy pét-nat chitchat. Pét-nat is short for pétillant naturel, a type of sparkling wine based on an ancient, natural method of capturing the sparkle a bottle of fermenting wine. We also touch on natural wines, Michelle's journey from corporate world to wine bar manager, and a new Pod Quiz! Photos, links, and more at winetwofive.com.