The Wine Pair Podcast

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Episodes: 132

 Apr 22, 2024
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Recommended by Decanter Magazine who call The Wine Pair Podcast fun, irreverent, chatty, and entertaining! In each episode, husband and wife team Joe and Carmela learn about, taste, and give our honest review of three wines that are reasonably priced - meaning under $20 each -  and easy to find. Our podcast is made for people who want to learn more about wine, find new wines to enjoy, and just want someone to talk about wine in a fun and funny way that regular people can understand. So, if that sounds like you, you are in the right place!  
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Episode Date
Costco Kirkland Signature 2019 Rioja Reserva Challenge! (A punch-you-in-the-face wine, perfect base for Sangria, for Cab Sauv lovers)
Apr 21, 2024
Spain’s Hidden Gem: Priorat! (One of the great wines of Spain, Grenache-based red wine)
Apr 14, 2024
High QPR Pinot Noir #4! (How the American wine palate has been programmed by big wine, Pinot is a polarizing wine)
Apr 07, 2024
Wallet-Friendly Wine Reviews: Two Buck Chuck and More! (Reviewing wines under $5, cheap Cabernet Sauvignon, some pleasant and unpleasant surprises)
Mar 31, 2024
Bordeaux Bargains #1! (Haut-Médoc and Graves, Left Bank, why Bordeaux wines are so tricky to understand)
Mar 24, 2024
WTF is Muscadet? (Melon de Bourgogne, the Sur Lie method, batonnage, the ultimate fish wine, the best French white wine under $20?)
Mar 17, 2024
Italian Wine Adventure #11: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo! (An underrated and underappreciated Italian beauty, the ultimate cookout wine)
Mar 10, 2024
How Good Are Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Wines? (TJ’s is a great, inexpensive place to expand your wine horizons, is high-end cheap worth the price?)
Mar 03, 2024
WTF is Pinotage? (And WTF is Coffee Pinotage? South Africa’s signature wine)
Feb 25, 2024
Costco Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir Challenge! (The pros and cons of Costco’s wine selection, why few experts review Costco wines, Kirkland Signature Russian River Pinot Noir review)
Feb 18, 2024
Josh Wines Are . . . Meh. (The truth behind the hype. BTW, we did not give this episode a title until after we tasted the wines in our recording!)
Feb 11, 2024
Sweet Dessert Wines for Your Sweetheart! (Wines for Valentine’s Day, Savoring a meal and time with family and friends, WTF is fortified wine)
Feb 04, 2024
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers #7: Drew Perry! (They make wine in Michigan! Head Winemaker for Simpson Family Estates: Good Harbor Vineyards and Aurora Cellars)
Jan 28, 2024
They Make Wine in Michigan?!? (The Riesling Belt, Leelanau Peninsula, and a bunch of other stuff we bet you didn’t know!)
Jan 21, 2024
Italian Wine Adventure #10: Fiano! (A nearly extinct ancient grape makes a comeback, bigger bodied white wine, famous foods from the Campania area of Italy, Chardonnay alternative)
Jan 14, 2024
Minisode #11: Does the Shape of a Wine Bottle Matter?
Jan 07, 2024
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers #6: Duncan Shouler! (Giesen Wines Chief Winemaker, how to make great zero-alcohol wine, what is the Spinning Cone method for de alcholizing wine?)
Dec 31, 2023
The Best and Worst Rated Wines of 2023! (Over 115 wines rated this year, why you should trust our ratings)
Dec 24, 2023
Wines for the Feast of the Seven Fishes: 2023! (Italian-American traditions, The Bear, celebrations with family by blood and family by friendship, great seafood wines)
Dec 17, 2023
Holiday Sparkling Wines #3: Brut Prosecco! (The most popular sparkling wine in the world, why brut rather than dry this Holiday season, where the name Prosecco came from)
Dec 10, 2023
Costco Kirkland Signature Syrah Challenge! (100th Episode, Spicy red wine, Is Syrah the same as Shiraz?)
Dec 03, 2023
Minisode #10: Does Wine Bottle Size Matter? (What are those big-@$% bottles of wine called? And why are they so expensive?)
Nov 26, 2023
Italian Wine Adventure #9: Verdicchio (A great wine for Chardonnay lovers, the King of White Wines, a fantastic winter white wine)
Nov 19, 2023
Thanksgiving Wine: Bonkers for Beaujolais! (The perfect Thanksgiving wine, a 10/10 point wine! high QPR wines, avoid Beaujolais Nouveau)
Nov 12, 2023
Wine to Pair with Thai Food! (Wine is the 5th food group, WTF is Pineau d'Aunis, why spicy food is hard to pair with wine)
Nov 05, 2023
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers #5: Alex Gambal! (An American in Burgundy, Author of Climbing the Vines in Burgundy, A Story of Perseverance and Positivity, What Makes Burgundian Wines Different)
Oct 29, 2023
WTF is Gewürztraminer? (Wines for Fall, Bigger Bodied White Wines, Spicy White Wine, Sweet Wine, Total Wine sucks)
Oct 22, 2023
Wines for Halloween 2023! (Vine to Bar Chocolate, Wines to Pair with Halloween Party foods, Spooky wine labels)
Oct 15, 2023
High QPR Pinot Noir #3! (American Pinot Noir vs. Burgundy Pinot Noir, wine price inflation, our first corked wine?!? Highly extracted wines)
Oct 08, 2023
WTF is Pét-Nat? (Fun, Funky, Natural Sparkling Wine)
Oct 01, 2023
They Make Wine in New York?!? (Great Wines for Fall, Finger Lakes Wines, Riesling, Exotic Tastes, Good With Indian and Thai Food)
Sep 24, 2023
Rosé of Pinot Noir is a Serious Wine! (Different ways Rosé is made, Direct Press or Maceration Method, Pairing Pinot Noir Rosé with food)
Sep 17, 2023
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers #4: Karl Weichold of Stoller Wines! (Oregon wines, the art and science of winemaking, juice vs. grapes, Texas wine country, mentors, cocktail wines vs. food wines)
Sep 10, 2023
Wines for Tailgating! (Wines in a Can, top 10 tailgating foods and canned wines that go with them, top tailgating games, a can of wine is more wine than you think)
Sep 03, 2023
Minisode #9: What's So Special About Single Vineyard Wines?
Aug 27, 2023
Minisode #8: What Is Orange Wine Exactly?!?
Aug 20, 2023
WTF is Monastrell? (AKA Mourvèdre, Mataro, Underrated Spanish Red, High QPR Superstar, Low-intervention Farming)
Aug 13, 2023
Italian Wine Adventure #8: Orvieto (Summer sipper, a perfect wine for fish, Umbrian wine, Grechetto and Trebbiano Toscano grapes, a strange cork label mystery!)
Aug 06, 2023
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers #3: Rita Pinto of Quinta do Pinto Wines, & Guests Nossa Imports! (Wines from Portugal, Family-run winery, sustainable and low intervention wine)
Jul 30, 2023
Costco Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio Challenge! (Same as Pinot Gris? The perfect summer wine, side-by-side taste test, could the wine snobs be wrong?!?)
Jul 23, 2023
Is California Zinfandel Underrated? (Discover California Zins, Cult wine, Turley, rich, juicy, and velvety red wines, a must-know wine)
Jul 16, 2023
WTF is Petite Sirah? (Hint: it’s not baby Syrah, AKA Durif, for people who love big red wines, a punch-you-in-the-face wine)
Jul 09, 2023
GSM Wines Demystified! (Red wine blend any wine lover needs to know, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône-style blends)
Jul 02, 2023
Great American Sparklers: 2023 Edition! (Sparkling Wines for the 4th of July, Sparkling Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
Jun 25, 2023
Italian Wine Adventure #7: Cirò! (The wine of the gods, the oldest continually produced wine, a wine for dining Al Fresco, Calabrian Wine, Fun and Festive Red Wine)
Jun 18, 2023
In Vino Veritas #1: Cava Edition (In Wine There Is Truth!)
Jun 11, 2023
Costco Kirkland Chianti Challenge (The origin of the word Fiasco, Chiantis worth drinking, Sangiovese)
Jun 04, 2023
Is Merlot Making a Comeback? (An underdog story? Wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux)
May 28, 2023
WTF is Zweigelt? (The Ultimate Picnic Wine, Summer Sipper, For Gamay and Pinot Noir Lovers, Great red wine for Cookouts and BBQs, Red Wine for Fish, Austrian Wine)
May 21, 2023
Let’s Talk About Sekt! German Sparkling Wine! (Lots of Sekt jokes, AKA Secco)
May 14, 2023
Great Wines to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day! (Wines with Mother’s Day Foods, Sparkling from South Africa, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Beaujolais)
May 07, 2023
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers: David Babich (CEO of Babich Wines, the 107 year history of Babich wines, New Zealand wine, Sauvignon Blanc, what really makes organic wine better)
Apr 30, 2023
Minisode #7: A Quick Primer on Red Blends
Apr 23, 2023
Minisode #6: The Myth About Legs on Wine
Apr 16, 2023
High QPR Pinot Noir #2! (Why Pinot Noir can be expensive, why you should care about Pinot Noir, a 9 point wine rating!)
Apr 09, 2023
Orange Wines: The Thing for Spring! (WTF is Orange Wine? Wine hype, Spring wines, Easter wines, natural and vegan wine, similarities to rosé, Ramato)
Apr 02, 2023
Italian Wine Adventure #6: Salice Salentino! (Rich, rustic red wines, Southern Italian wines, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, great wines with Italian food)
Mar 26, 2023
If You Like Cabernet, You’ll Love Tannat! (Bold red wines, wines from Uruguay, discovering new red wines)
Mar 19, 2023
WTF is Pouilly-Fumé? (Fancy wine vs. Barefoot wine, Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, Wines named for regions rather than the grapes)
Mar 12, 2023
Trader Joe’s Private Label Wine Review: Petit Reserve (Quality Tiers of Trader Joe’s wines, TJ’s Petit Reserve Chardonnay, Barbera, and Blanc de Blancs Brut)
Mar 05, 2023
Sparkling Wines from Argentina! (Affordable high quality sparkling wines, under the radar sparkling wines, Sparkling Rosé from Malbec, crowd pleasing sparkling wines, sparkling wine for red wine lovers)
Feb 26, 2023
Fish Friendly Wines for Lent or Whenever (Why white wine with fish? Can you drink red wine and fish? Drinking wine on an early morning flight, unoaked Chardonnay, lightly oaked Sauvignon Blanc, Cava)
Feb 19, 2023
Minisode #5: How to Pair Wine and Chocolate
Feb 12, 2023
Exciting Rosés for Valentine’s Day! (Romantic rosé wines, unique and fun rosé wines, Agiorgitiko Rosé, Zinfandel Rosé, Negroamaro Rosé, rosé for red wine drinkers, Galentine’s Day rosé)
Feb 05, 2023
WTF is Grüner Veltliner? (Austrian wine, underrated white wine, rich and spicy white wine, great food wine, a fun wine to introduce to friends!)
Jan 29, 2023
Amazon Cursive Wine Review #2 (Amazon Private Label Wine Brand, Cursive Chardonnay, Cursive Cabernet Sauvignon, Cursive Sparkling Brut, who makes Amazon Cursive Brand wines?)
Jan 22, 2023
Italian Wine Adventure #5: Langhe Nebbiolo! (A red wine lover must-have, bold red wines, the noble grape of Italian wine, Barolo’s baby brother)
Jan 15, 2023
WTF is Torrontés? (Argentinian wine, high-altitude wines, wines for white wine lovers - and maybe red wine lovers, too!)
Jan 08, 2023
Zero-Alcohol Wines for Dry January 2023! (WTF is Dealcoholized Wine? Wines for Drynuary, Alcohol-free sparkling wine, zero alcohol Sauvignon Blanc, Dealcoholized Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan 01, 2023
Holiday Sparkling Wines #2: Sparkling Rosé! (Sparkling Rosé wine demystified, Traditional Method vs. Charmat Method of making sparkling wine, cuve close, sweet vs. dry sparkling wine)
Dec 25, 2022
Wines for the Feast of the Seven Fishes (Christmas Eve wines, Family Holiday traditions, Italian-American celebrations, wine and seafood pairings, under-the-radar Italian white wines)
Dec 18, 2022
Holiday Movie and Wine Pairings! (How to Pair Wine and Movies, What is Mulled Wine, What makes a Holiday movie a classic)
Dec 11, 2022
High QPR Pinot Noir #1 (What is QPR? Criteria for selecting wines with high QPR, Reasonably priced Pinot Noir)
Dec 04, 2022
Holiday Sparkling Wines #1: Crémant! (Amazing French sparkling wine, great reasonably priced Champagne alternative, demystifying sparkling wine)
Nov 27, 2022
WTF is Carménère? (Red wine find, great red wine alternative, mistaken for Merlot, a wine mystery revealed, who is Julien Miquel?)
Nov 20, 2022
Festive and Unique Thanksgiving Wines! (Showstoppers, sparkling red wine, crisp and spicy white, fruity and acidic rosé, beautiful wines and bottles, great gifts)
Nov 13, 2022
Italian Wine Adventure #4: Gavi! (Perfect for white wine lovers, a little known stunner that is crisp and refreshing, the story of Princess Gavia)
Nov 06, 2022
Special Episode! Meet the (Wine) Makers: Fiona Perrin Interview (Co-Founder of Rendez-Vous Champagne, Grower Champagne, Natural Champagne, promo code!)
Nov 02, 2022
Minisode #4: Does the kind of wine glass really matter? (What glasses to use for red, white, and sparkling wine. And don't even get us started on stemless glasses!)
Oct 30, 2022
Costco Kirkland Cabernet Challenge! (Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon wine review, why Cabernet is so popular)
Oct 23, 2022
Great Wines for Halloween! (Spooky wine labels, great Halloween party wines, pairing wine with Halloween movies, foods, and candy)
Oct 16, 2022
WTF is Carignan? (A controversial red wine that is growing in reputation and popularity)
Oct 09, 2022
Great Wines for Fall: Marsanne-Roussanne! (White wine blend, Full-bodied complex white wine, great alternative for Chardonnay lovers)
Oct 02, 2022
Italian Wine Adventure #3: Valpolicella (A red wine blend you should know, light easy-drinking red wine, a red wine alternative for Gamay, Beaujolais, and Pinot Noir lovers)
Sep 25, 2022
WTF is Albariño? (A great option for white wine lovers, Spanish wine, zippy)
Sep 18, 2022
Great Wines for Fall: Grenache! (AKA Garnacha, Great Autumn wines, Tailgating wines, Grenache Rose’, orange sherbet or sherbert?)
Sep 11, 2022
If You Like Merlot, You’ll Love Malbec (Red wine alternatives for Merlot, Argentinian red wines tasted and reviewed, reasonably priced red wine)
Sep 04, 2022
Italian Wine Adventure #2: Soave (A very underrated white wine, Italian white wine treasure, great options for white wine lovers, Classico designation explained)
Aug 28, 2022
What's the Difference Between Vegan Wine and Non Vegan Wine? (Fining and filtering, how to find Vegan wines, three Vegan wines reviewed)
Aug 21, 2022
WTF is Cabernet Franc? (aka Chinon and Bouchet, the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, a red wine you can chill)
Aug 14, 2022
Italian Wine Adventure #1: Aglianico (King of Southern Italian wines, learning Italian wine, wines you must try, wines for red wine lovers)
Aug 07, 2022
Minisode #3: The right way to hold a wine glass
Jul 31, 2022
Three Great Book Club Books and Wines for 2022 (pairing books and wine, A Certain Hunger, Luster, In the Dream House, Chianti Rufina, White Cotes-du-Rhone, Zinfandel)
Jul 24, 2022
Costco Kirkland Brand Chardonnay Challenge! (Kirkland Signature Brand Chardonnay review, Costco Chardonnay tasting)
Jul 17, 2022
WTF is Pinot Blanc? (Summer white wines, white wine discovery, Chardonnay alternatives, uncommon white wines, summer sippers, luncheon wine)
Jul 10, 2022
Pairing Wine with Barbecue (Pairing wine with Kansas City Barbecue, Memphis Barbecue, Carolina Barbecue, and Texas Barbecue, tasting and review of Lambrusco, Tempranillo, and Sangiovese)
Jul 03, 2022
3 Great, Inexpensive American Sparkling Wines (4th of July Wines, Why all sparkling wine should not be called Champagne, Blanc de Blancs vs. Blanc de Noir)
Jun 26, 2022
Wine for a Cause - Interview with Robert & Susan Hollander Foundation founder Dr. Bob Hollander, Zinfandel aka Primitivo tasting and review (Funding Prostate Cancer research, Trader Joe’s Zinfandel)
Jun 19, 2022
Minisode #2: Why do people slurp wine?
Jun 12, 2022
Minisode #1: Why do we swirl wine?
Jun 12, 2022
If You Like Chardonnay, You’ll Love Viognier (White wine alternatives for Chardonnay, white wine for red wine drinkers, the right white wine temperature)
Jun 05, 2022
WTF is Syrah? Okanagan Valley Wines (Canadian Wine; wine for Cabernet fans; Syrah and Viognier blend; Syrah = Shiraz)
May 29, 2022
Wine from Regenerative Agriculture: Tabitha Compton from Compton Family Wines (Ramato, Orange Wine, Concrete Egg, Oregon Wine, Regenerative Viticulture)
May 22, 2022
Wines for Grilling Season (Cookouts, barbecues, and other summer shindigs!)
May 15, 2022
An Interview with The Swirl Suite (Black and Women Voices in the Wine Industry)
May 08, 2022
Wines to Drink at an Indian Restaurant (pairing wine and Indian food)
May 01, 2022
WTF is Gamay? (aka Beaujolais, chilling red wine, crunchy red fruit)
Apr 24, 2022
Woodbridge Wines and Baseball (MLB, Hot Dogs, Minor Leagues, Seattle Mariners Stadium Food)
Apr 17, 2022
A Night with the Nashville Wine Duo!
Apr 10, 2022
WTF is White Bordeaux? (+ Fish & Chips pairing, Lent, Filet-O-Fish)
Apr 03, 2022
Cursive Brand Wine Review (+ Special Guest Alexa)
Mar 27, 2022
Wines at a Greek Restaurant
Mar 20, 2022
Wines for Your Next Party!
Mar 13, 2022
WTF is Chenin Blanc?
Mar 06, 2022
Cork Free! Pinot Noir in a Can
Feb 27, 2022
Gift Wine Judgment Day
Feb 13, 2022
Wine and Chocolate! Practical Pairings
Feb 06, 2022
Costco FTW: Red Wine Time (Kirkland Signature wine reviews, Kirkland Signature Malbec, Kirkland Signature Gigondas, Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino)
Jan 30, 2022
F that Wine: Rose'
Jan 23, 2022
WTF is Barbera? (Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti, red wine for Merlot fans and Gamay fans)
Jan 16, 2022
Wines for Taco Tuesday! Practical Pairings
Jan 09, 2022
Cork Free! Boxed Wine - Pinot Grigio
Jan 02, 2022
Wine Not: Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris
Dec 26, 2021
WTF is Cava?
Dec 19, 2021
F that Wine: Merlot
Dec 12, 2021
Costco FTW: Kirkland Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Cotes du Rhone
Dec 05, 2021
Charcuterie and Trader Joe’s wine: Practical Pairings
Nov 27, 2021
Cork Free! Rose' Bubbles in a Can!
Nov 21, 2021
WTF is Riesling?
Nov 14, 2021
Big Macs and Pinot Noir: Practical Pairings
Nov 07, 2021
F that Wine: Cabernet
Oct 31, 2021
Introduction to The Wine Pair Podcast
Oct 31, 2021