It seems that everyone and their mother has started a podcast these days. I can’t name how many really bad ones I’ve suffered through, all in an attempt to find entertainment while at the gym or on a long car ride. That being said, there’s a handful of truly wonderful wine podcasts out there, and I’ve broken down my favorites for you :
Wine for Normal People is the first wine related podcast I started listening to and, as such, is my number one pick for podcasts you should frequent as well. Being a well educated wino is a daunting task and often hindered by the chortling of those more educated in wine at the expense of us, the normal people. Elizabeth Schneider, a certified sommelier and spouse of M.C. Ice, a certified normal person, do a great job of explaining wine in an easily digestible format that’ll leave your pride intact and your brain bigger.
More highbrow than Wine for Normal People, Grape Radio is a great next step in your wine podcast journey if you have a decent grasp of wine world but don’t consider yourself an expert. Eric Anderson and Jay Selman, the two hosts of the show, are wine experts but, more importantly, wine consumers. A decent backlog exists if you want to start from the beginning.
Based out of New York and the brainchild of a sommelier and wine wunderkind, this podcast is more industry driven than consumer based, but they often have the best guests in the industry. If you’re just starting out in wine, I wouldn’t recommend this podcast unless you’re really passionate about the ins and outs of the wine industry but not necessarily what wine you should drink on a given Tuesday.