Guild of Sommeliers Wine Podcasts

In this month's podcast we interview Paul Grieco of New York's Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bars on his professional development, passions, and personal philosophies of running some of America's most unique beverage programs.

Direct download: PaulGriecoDec2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm, the Examinations Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, on higher-level sommeliers certifications and what to consider in preparing for the Advanced and Masters exams from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Direct download: shayn-oct2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

This year, in selecting wines for the Top|Somm finals we decided to put ourselves to the test. Matt Stamp, MS and Jason Heller, MS selected four white wines for Geoff Kruth, MS to taste blind and he puts Jason on the spot with four reds. 6 wines from this flight were later used for the competition finals.

Direct download: TOP_SOMM_2011_Tasting_Flight1.mp3
Category:Blind Tasting -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

Interview with Jean-Marie Fourrier of Gevrey Chambertin on the current state of winemaking in Burgundy, the subtleties of the villages and vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, and his thoughts on the vintages of the last decade.

Direct download: Fourrier_August.mp3
Category:Regional Podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Interview with Rudi Wiest on 30 years of importing German wine.

Direct download: Rudi_Wiest_Interview_July_2011_Final.m4a
Category:Regional Podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

An interview on the current state of Greek wine with Sofia Perpera from All About Greek Wine and Yannis Paraskevopoulos, co-owner of Gaia Winery.

Direct download: Greece_Podcast_June_2011.m4a
Category:Regional Podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

An Interview with Master Sommelier Fred Dame on the History of the Court, the Guild and the role of the Sommelier

Direct download: Guild_Podcast-Fred_Dame__Interview_.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

High Elevation Winemakeing in California with Chris Carpenter from Lokoya, Ross Cobb from Hirsch, Matt Stamp MS and Geoff Kruth MS, from the Guild of Sommeliers.

Direct download: High_Elevation_Winemaking_Podcast_May.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56am EDT

In depth conversation about blind tasting with Geoff Kruth MS and four new Masters Sommeliers.

Direct download: Blind_Tasting_Podcast_April_2011.m4a
Category:Blind Tasting -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Tasting and Discussion of the wines of Sicily with Geoff Kruth MS, Matt Stamp MS, Shelley Lindgren, and Oliver McCrum.

Direct download: Sicily_Podcast_3-10-11.m4a
Category:Regional Podcasts -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT