In case you hadn't noticed, the world is in love with portable music, and increasingly with portable news, commentary, and video. In the last few months, the ranks of wine podcasters have swelled from an early, select few, like Winecast and Grape Radio, to dozens and dozens of wine related podcasts that cover a wide range of topics: food and wine pairing, tasting, industry news, travel in wine country, specific wine regions, wine education, bargain wines, wine for women, or the wine scene in the UK or Vegas. The list goes on and on.
Personally, I don't have time to listen to podcasts, but then again, my commute doesn't involve sitting on a bus or other public transportation any more. Some of these podcasts and video podcasts are amazingly popular though, with download numbers above fifty or sixty thousand for each episode. I always wonder just how many of those downloaded episodes actually get listened to, but it's undeniable that this medium is a popular way for wine lovers to get information and entertainment.
Because I ain't got the time, I can't provide much context or recommendation on the list below (which will be maintained on my sidebar from now on) but the links below will load the iTunes music store where you can preview these podcasts as well as read reviews from other listeners.
So have fun, but make sure not to spill any wine on your iPod, I hear they don't play well together.
WINE PODCASTS OF THE (ENGLISH SPEAKING) WORLD:
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The Superb Grace of Old Vines: Drinking Janasse The Zinfandel Experience: January 31, San Francisco Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 4, 2015 Vinography Images: The Colors of a New Season Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 27th, 2014 Vinography Images: Rich Skies Losing a Legend in Serge Hochar Flirting with the Ecstatic: The Wines of Nikolaihof, Austria Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 20, 2014 A Grape By Any Other Name
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune