Guild of Sommeliers Wine Podcasts
By Guild of Sommeliers
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Wine Podcasts from the Guild of Sommeliers with Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth and various guests.
||CleanAll About Yeast||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.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Old School Somms||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.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Jancis Robinson||Geoff Kruth interviews legendary wine writer and educator Jancis Robinson on the scope of her career.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Philip Togni||Geoff Kruth interviews legendary California winemaker Philip Togni on his expansive career—from the 1950's to the present day.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Approaches to Blind Tasting||GuildSomm community manager Stacy Ladenburger interviews Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Jim Rollston and Jack Mason on their approaches to blind tasting.||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeaujolais||Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Elements of White Wine Making||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.||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Somm to Sales||Three former sommeliers talk about their transition from floor service to wine importing, distribution and winery sales.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking a Wine Film||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"||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2015 Year in Review||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.||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNapa Valley - Then and Now||An interview with Kelli White, author of Napa Valley Then & Now on the last hundred years of Napa Valley.||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWashington State Wines||Exploration of the wines of Washington. We interview four producers with a focus on Walla Walla, Yakima, Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills.||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Past and Future of the Sommelier||Discussion with Master Sommeliers Sabato Sagaria, Laura Maniec and Fred Dame on the Past and Future of the Sommelier Profession.||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Albariño||In this episode we focus on a single grape. We interview two producers and a geneticist in the Rias Biaxas to see what we can discover about the Albariño grape and it's regional character.||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefining Sustainability||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.||5/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn In-depth Look at Sake||An In-depth Look at Sake with Master Sake Sommelier Stuart Morris||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalvados and Rum||A detailed look at two of the world's most interesting spirits; Calvados and Rum. We interview Importer and Author Charles Neal on Calvados and Rum specialist Tristan Mermin.||2/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2014 Year In Review||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.||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcepts in Winemaking||Geoff Kruth interviews three American winemakers: Andy Erickson, Megan Glaab and Jeff Stewart, explaining concepts in modern winemaking and contrasting their personal approach.||11/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlind Tasting Questions||Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting.||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTea and Mezcal||Where do we draw the line of what a sommelier should know? We interview tea specialist Kyle Stewart and Mezcal expert Bobby Heugel||8/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDevelopment of an AVA||A three-part look at the development of an American AVA. What does it take to propose a new AVA, some thoughts from a pioneer of an up-and-coming region, and a blind tasting of wines from an established but not widely known area.||7/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem with Minerality - Wine Soil and Geology||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.||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Italian White Wines||Three producer interviews and a comparative tasting with two sommeliers of three great styles of Italian white wines.||2/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNapa History - Roundtable discussion with Tim Mondavi, John Williams and Kelli White||Geoff Kruth interviews Tim Mondavi of Continuum, John Williams of Frogs Leap and Kelli White of Press Restaurant on the post-prohibition history of the Napa Valley.||12/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadeira||Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp on the wines of Madeira.||11/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Process of Champagne||An interview with Champagne Ruinart's Chef du Caves Frederic Panaiotis on the Champagne process.||9/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Sommeliers Each Pitch a Wine||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.||8/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 3/3 with Geoff Kruth, MS||Matt Stamp interviews Geoff Kruth on his blind tasting techniques follwed by a blind tasting of four wines.||6/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 2/3||Matt Stamp interviews Tim Gaiser, MS on his blind tasting techniques.||4/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 1/3||Interview with Anthony Moss, Research & Development Director of the WSET on the topic of Blind Tasting.||3/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Female Sommeliers on What It's Like to Be in the Business||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...||1/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlsace with Michael Madrigal||Geoff Kruth interviews Michael Madrigal on one of his favorite wine regions - Alsace.||12/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSherry with Peter Liem||An in-depth discussion of Sherry with Peter Liem, author of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla.||11/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChardonnay in California - Part 2||In the second part of our two part series on Chardonnay in California, Geoff Kruth interviews Vanessa Wong, of Peay winery, and Matt Stamp interviews grape grower Lee Hudson.||10/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChardonnay in California - Part 1||In the first part of our two part series on Chardonnay in California, Geoff Kruth interviews Ted Lemon, proprietor of Littorai winery, and Matt Stamp interviews Kendall Jackson's Winemaster Randy Ullom, on their long careers working with the...||8/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudying Wine Theory with Matt Stamp MS||Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp about the best ways to expand your knowledge of wine theory.||7/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlind Tasting 20 Questions||Geoff Kruth asks Master Sommeliers, Eric Entrikin and Jesse Becker to play the 20 questions game with two blind wines and then each of them take a second wine to task on their own.||6/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood and Wine Pairing||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.||4/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with John Hoskins, MW on the tasting exam for the Masters of Wine||Geoff Kruth, MS interviews John Hoskins, MW, chair of the tasting examination panel for the Institute of Masters of Wine on the MW tasting exam and how it differs from the approach of the Court of Master Sommeliers.||2/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Paul Grieco of New York's Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bars||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.||12/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Master Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm on Higher Level Sommelier Certifications||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...||10/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlind Tasting: Selecting wines for the 2011 Top|Somm Finals||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...||9/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Jean-Marie Fourrier of Gevrey-Chambertin||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.||8/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Rudi Wiest - July 2011||Interview with Rudi Wiest on 30 years of importing German wine.||7/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreek Wine Podcast - June 2011||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.||6/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Master Sommelier Fred Dame||An Interview with Master Sommelier Fred Dame on the History of the Court, the Guild and the role of the Sommelier||6/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHigh Elevation Winemakeing in California||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.||5/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlind Tasting - April 2011 with four new Masters||In depth conversation about blind tasting with Geoff Kruth MS and four new Masters Sommeliers.||4/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSicily Podcast - March 2011||Tasting and Discussion of the wines of Sicily with Geoff Kruth MS, Matt Stamp MS, Shelley Lindgren, and Oliver McCrum.||3/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
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