Dad Teaches Me About Wine
By Madeline Quigley
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Madeline's dad has been talking to her about wine since she was drinking out of sippy cups. Now in her mid-twenties, she is ready to put down the Franzia and start listening to her dad (and let him buy her a bottle of wine). Each week they meet and talk about the basics (and we mean BASICS) of wine. Tune in to learn everything you've been pretending to understand about wine - how to read a label, grape varietals, what a tannin is, ect.
||CleanEp 32: Wines That Go With Everything||Suggested pairing: Shiraz (pronunciation up to you) Have you ever been out to eat and a waiter is staring down at you, trying to take your drink order... and everyone is waiting on you to order...and you're in a panic trying to pick a wine as fast as yo||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31: Best Oyster and Wine Pairings||Suggested Pairing: sauvignon blanc from new zealand Just in time for....well yes, it's the end of summer, so not much time left for patio oysters and wine.... but did you know that oyster season is ACTUALLY September - April? So we are early for that!||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: Barbecue Wine Pairings||Suggested Pairing: Shiraz from Australia Welcome back to Season 2 of Dad Teaches Me About Wine (DTMAW)!!!! Rolling through at the end of August, it almost feels like we're going back to school (plus alcohol). WELL, technically, summer aint over yet! So||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 29: Finger Lakes Wine Country||Suggested pairing: Finger Lakes Riesling This week we talk about the Finger Lakes, the under-the-radar wine hot spot located just a few hours north of Pittsburgh in NY state. This AVA (remember that vocab word?) is known for it's Riesling and Cabernet||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: The Rosé Episode||Suggested pairing: uhhhh... Rosé! Duh This is a great episode! We discuss the most famous/basic wine of the season.... rosé! Calling all millennials - this week we dive deep into the internet's favorite pink wine. My dad also puts me on the SPOT a l||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Your Summer Wine Guide||Suggested pairing: a nice Albariño from Spain It may be hard to believe, but it's already summer folks! Actually, that's probably hard to believe because it's not true.... but it's ALMOST summer... and we've got your ultimate summer wine guide rig||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Bargain South American Wines You Need to Find||Suggested pairing: A patagonian Pinot Noir (perferably while wearing a Patagonia sweater) In this week's episode of Dad Teaches Me About Wine, MR is back on his hipster wine buzz and bragging about discovering some Patagonian Pinot Noir. We also go over||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Time to Learn About South American Wine||Suggested pairing: a Torrontés from Argentina We are back! Thank you so much for everyone's patenice. After traveling around and scheduling conflicts for most of March and April. DTMAW is back and better than ever before. Fresh from their trip to Per||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Wine Hacks 4 Poor Millennials||Suggested pairing: my gosh any bottle mentioned in this episode MRQ is just CONVINCED that the only people who listen to this podcast are broke 21-year-olds and thinks he needs to provide them with $15 gems so they have the chance to "ball on a budg||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Southern France is Full of Wine Hack||Suggested pairing: A Bandol (from 10 years ago) We are back with the final part of our series on france! Just to refresh: we did episodes on The Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, The Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, and now... Southern France! All of these episod||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: A Lesson on Bordeaux Wines||Suggested pairing: an Entre-Deux-Mers sauvignon blanc Welcome back! Today we are on part 5 of 6 of our tour de French wines - Bordeaux! You've heard of it, seen it in stores, and maybe even tasted it... but how much (if anything) do you know about B||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: French Wine - the Rhône Valley||Suggested pairing: a Crozes Hermitage Back at it again with Part 4 of our 6 part series on French wine! Are you a fan of Syrah or Grenache wines? Then you need to learn more about the famous Rhône valley. Luckily, we lay it allllll out for you. Also i||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: A Beginner's Guide to Burgundy Wines||Suggested pairing: Village wine from Burgundy We are back on our tour de france with a BIG LOCATION - Burgundy! Potentially my dad's favorite. Learn all about the grapes, restrictions, sub-areas (you knew this wouldn't be simple) and vinyards of this||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: French Wine From Alsace||Suggested pairing: A Trimbach Riesling We are back in France.... not literally, of course. I wish. But yes, this week we return to France to continue our (six part?) overview of French wine. We are now east on the German border in Alsace. Aside from b||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Dad Took the Sommelier Test||Suggested Pairing: Water, water, water, and more water The name of the game is THE SHOW MUST GO ON. Even though Madeline is literally suffering from food poisoning before, during, and after this episode..... the DTMAW duo recorded anyways. Yes, there wa||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: France's Famous Loire Valley Wines||Suggested pairing: vouvray wine What an episode! We start our epic road trip through French wine in the Loire Valley! We break down the most important AOCs, and the big grapes in the region. As always, we sneak in a few bargin wines to keep your eyes o||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: A Series on French Wine, Part 1 - Overview||Suggested pairing: Something from the Loire Valley My dad couldn't stand the though of craming French wine into one, 35 minute episode... so instead we are doing a series! This episode will provide important overview information on French Wine and gener||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Sherry - Wine's Best-Kept Secret||Suggested pairing: tio pepe sherry The week we discuss all the reasons you should be drinking sherry! Yeah, Sherry! The beverage aunt marge drinks in Harry Potter before she gets blown up. As it turns out, this beverage is not only drinkable.... bu||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Beginner's Guide to Spanish Wine||Suggested pairing: Rioja That blog post I mention at the end: https://www.hudin.com/blog/going-to-barcelona-not-barthelona/ On this week's episode: we visit Spain, talk about the basics of Spanish wine, ponder if sherry is going to make a comback, d||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Drinking $1500 of Old Wine||Suggested pairing: please don't spend 1k on a bottle of wine just for this podcast... Drinking two month worth rent of wine (ugh, it hurts) What a special edisode we have this week! We have our first podcast guest (Joe), and we collectively drink $15||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: California Wine Outside Napa Valley||Suggested Pairing: Anything from the Santa Rita Hills (or Sta. Rita Hills) We are back again with PART 2 of our exploration on wine from California that isn't from Napa Valley (spoiler alert: there is a lot). So, if it isn't "Napa Valley," what words||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Gifting Wine Suggestions For Everyone on Your Holiday List||Suggest pairing: something bubbly Tis the season for buying gifts for people you need to impress.... or don't even like. Luckily for you, booze is the universial gift. We have the perfect suggestion for everyone on your list, from your boss to your anno||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Californian Wine||Suggested pairing: A Santa Lucia Highlands... if you can find it.... or figure out what it is... Woop there it is! We are back with another exiciting episode of Dad Teaches Me About Wine.... minus the excitement.... because Madeline is half asleep spora||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Thanksgiving Wine Guide||Suggested Pairing:Beaujolais Nouveau 2017! Today we are tackling the age old question: "What wine do I serve at Thanksgiving?" Plot twist - there is no correct answer, but we're still going to give you tons of recommendations so you have a 🔥🔥||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Italian Wine 101||Suggested Pairing: A nice Chianti (prefereably without someone's liver) Today we take our first step into the "old world" of wine.... only to realize that is a VERY confusing place. Turns out Italy has their own regions, AND their own varitals. WOOF! Ne||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Napa Valley, California||Suggest pairing: Any wine (that you can afford) from Napa Valley, California Oh jeez, we got quite an episode today. My dad references both Stranger Things and The Grateful Dead, and I make a fool of myself, re: "Can you see the ocean from Napa Valle||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: It Was a Very Good Year (for wine)||Suggested pairing: A bottle of bubbly without a year (Yes, Andre counts) New game - take a sip every time my dad says that wine critics "have no clue what they're talking about" Ever wonder about that number on the wine bottle? No - not the alcohol c||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: How to Read a Restaurant Wine List||Suggested Pairing: Muscadet Fresh off spending $51 on the "cheapest" bottle of wine on wine list in Pittsburgh, Madeline is begging her Dad to offer some advice on how to read a restaurant wine list. Most of us are like, "Erm, the cheapest bottle plea||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Location, Location, Location||Suggested Pairing: Yellowtail, Barefoot, or any other wine from planet earth Listen to my dad say "dem sea breezes," and me sound like an idiot when my dad asks me to describe how the wine taste. All this and more on Episode 4: Location, Location, Loc||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: An Introduction to Grapes||Suggested Pairing: A hipster bottle that gives zero information on the wine (or a nice Cab) Gosh, there really are a lot of different types of grapes.... In this episode, we really try to help listeners understand the scale to which they don't underst||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Reading Wine Labels 101||Suggest pairing: The most specific Pinot Noir you can find So, I don't know about you.... but when I pick up a bottle of wine, the label just looks like a giant jumble of words. Is that where it is from? Is that the type of grape? Is that the the guy wh||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Do you even know what wine is, bro?||Suggested pairing: Not vinegar cooking wine your Dad found in his fridge We are starting at beginning... no really, the beginning... for Episode 1 and asking a question you may have never actually considered: what exactly is wine? MJ learns the impo||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing: Dad Teaches Me About Wine||After 24 years, I am finally going to sit down and listen while my Dad (aka Mr. Serious) talks about wine. If you've ever wanted to know more about wine, but have been too embarrassed to ask dumb questions, I GOT YOU. He will talk about wine, I will tel||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny & Accessible - Highly Recommend
Highly recommend this podcast for anyone looking to expand their fundamental knowledge of wine. I've found the conversation to not only be insightful and easy to learn from, but it's also comical to observe the interplay between Madeline and her dad. Cheers!
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It is hard to find someone to break whine down to an elementary level. That is exactly what this podcast does, all while being very entertaining!
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My parents are winos but actually don’t know a lot about wine. So I appreciate someone else’s father taking the time to teach a clueless millennial like me about wine. This is an unknown art form. I also feel SO cultured listening to each podcast, well dumb for not knowing at first, but cultured compared to my Barefoot wine loving friends.