Guild of Sommeliers Podcast (general)

Interviews with winemakers Virginia Wilcox, Mark Porembski, and Jean-Nicolas Méo on the subject of tannin.

Direct download: Tannin.mp3
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Interviews with Dave Phinney of Orin Swift and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon on how they have achieved success with big visions in the wine business.

Direct download: Big_Visions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Chris Tanghe chats with Steven Spurrier about the role of the United Kingdom in the history of the wine trade, and Geoff Kruth interviews Terry Kandylis of 67 Pall Mall for insight on current trends in London.

Direct download: UK__Then_and_Now.mp3
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Chris Tanghe interviews fellow Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Brahm Callahan on the topic of running a restaurant wine program. 

Direct download: Wine_Program_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

An in depth interview with UC Davis Professor of Enology Dr. Andrew Waterhouse on the chemistry of wine.

Direct download: Wine_Chemistry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Geoff Kruth and guests Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, Esther Mobley from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kelli White of GuildSomm review the year in wine.

Direct download: 2017_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

GuildSomm interviews Andre Mack of Mouton Noir and Roger Nabedian of E. & J. Gallo on the topic of how to expand the reach of wine around the world and to new generations.

Direct download: Expanding_the_Reach_of_Wine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

GuildSomm interviews winemakers David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars, Lynda Hanson from Hanzell Vineyards, and scientist Dr. Torey Arvic of SonomaCeuticals on the complex topic of yeast in wine-making.

Direct download: All_About_Yeast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

Fred Dame interviews fellow Master Sommeliers Nunzio Alioto, Steve Morey and Larry Stone about their experiences during the early years of the American Court of Master Sommeliers.

Direct download: The_Old_School_Somms.mp3
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Geoff Kruth interviews legendary wine writer and educator Jancis Robinson on the scope of her career.

Direct download: Interview_with_Jancis_Robinson.mp3
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Geoff Kruth interviews legendary California winemaker Philip Togni on his expansive career—from the 1950's to the present day.

Direct download: Phillip_Togni.mp3
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An interview with three American Winemakers on specific elements of white wine making: John Raytek on lees, Ryan Glabb on skin contact and Graham Tatomer on aromatic grapes.

Direct download: Three_elements_of_White_Wine_Making.mp3
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Three former sommeliers talk about their transition from floor service to wine importing, distribution and winery sales.

Direct download: From_Somm_to_Sales.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Wise on the process of making a film about wine and discusses the release of his new film "Into the Bottle"

Direct download: Making_a_Wine_Film.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

We review the top stories of 2015 for sommeliers with host Geoff Kruth and guests Dan Petroski of Massican, Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, and Julia Weinberg from Delectable.

Direct download: 2015_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Discussion with Master Sommeliers Sabato Sagaria, Laura Maniec and Fred Dame on the Past and Future of the Sommelier Profession.

Direct download: The_Past_and_Future_of_the_Sommelier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

For some, sustainability may be an ill-defined buzzword but important segments of the wine business are taking it seriously. We interview three growers and a representive of the County of Sonoma on their efforts.

Direct download: Sustainability.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

Host Geoff Kruth and guests Matt Stamp and Stevie Stacionis discuss the year in wine and countdown the top 10 stories and themes of 2014.

Direct download: 2014_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Geoff Kruth interviews three American winemakers: Andy Erickson, Megan Glaab and Jeff Stewart, explaining concepts in modern winemaking and contrasting their personal approach.

Direct download: Concepts_in_Wine_Making.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

A discussion of soil and geology with Earth Sciences professor Alex Maltman, Alsace producers Olivier Humbrecht and Phillipe Blanck and Master Sommelier and former geologist Wayne Belding.

Direct download: Wine_Soil_and_Geology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Four sommeliers: Desi Echavarrie, MS, Ryan Stetins, Steve Distler and Kelli White, each tell us about a wine they are currently excited about and answer a host of questions about their selection and the region it comes from.

Direct download: Napa_Somms_Pitch_Wines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

A series of interviews with female sommeliers Emily Wines, MS (Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants); Chris Baggetta (Quince and Cotogna); and Shelley Lindgren (A16 and SPQR) about how they got their start, what it's like to be a female in the wine industry, and what the future may hold.

Direct download: Female_Sommeliers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp about the best ways to expand your knowledge of wine theory.

Direct download: Theory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

An interview with three sommeliers; Desi Echavarrie of the French Laundry, Sur Lucero of Oenotri and Yoon Ha of Benu, with a focus on the art of food and wine pairing.

Direct download: podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

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

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
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