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Wine Talks: 23 Conversations to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Wine Talks is one of the first all-audio wine books available online. An extension of the veteran journalist’s popular podcast SommTalks on iTunes, the audio book covers every aspect of wine through conversations with winemakers Blair and Caroline Guthrie of Guthrie Family Wines and Stewart Cellars, along with special expert-guests Redd Restaurant Master Sommelier William Sherer and K. Laz Wine Collections Founder Kerrin Laz. The audio book has 13 conversations that average 35-40 minutes each, along with 10 wine tasting interviews from SommTalks podcast. This ultimate guide to wine can be accessed anywhere and anytime through mobile device earbuds. Click here for an audio overview of Wine Talks.
“We feel the best way to educate consumers on wine today is through live conversations around a table full of wine glasses,” Ms Shatkin says. “The growth and popularity of podcasts and widespread use of mobile devices motivated us to deliver this engaging wine resource in this audio format,” she adds. Wine Talks makes an ideal companion for a long flight, daily commute or active work out.
“Our audio book makes you feel like you’re part of the conversation, making it much more approachable and relatable than a written book, just like wine should be,” says contributor and winemaker Blair Guthrie.
The chapters cover issues of great interest for all consumers, including:
- How to buy wine you like, in store or online wine clubs;
- Ways to serve and store wine;
- Best stemware to use;
- Handling and storing for aging or just for tomorrow;
- Debunking wine myths;
- Styles of wine, distinguished by body and flavor, not just by color white or red
- Fundamentals of food and wine pairing.
About the Authors: Laura Levy Shatkin, a veteran multimedia journalist and host of SommTalks podcast, has spent eighteen years crafting well-researched wine and food content for Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Napa/Sonoma Magazine and on broadcast TV show Taste on NBC5 Chicago. Her never-ending passion for wine and food led her to Blair and Caroline Guthrie, who established their own wine label Guthrie Family Wines in 2013 and also make wine for their family winery Stewart Cellars in Yountville, California. The book was recorded in the Napa Valley, during the monsoon rainstorms in winter of 2017.
And of course, if you’ve missed any past Somm Talks episodes, here are those included in the book :
Wine Talks Audio Book: SommTalks Wine Tastings with the Pros
Wines Tasted: Bourgeois-Diaz Brut Trois Cepages
Wines Tasted:Rueda Verdejo
Ribera del Duero Reds
Wines Taste: 2015 Saint Bris, Sauvignon, Chablis, Burgundy
2012 Van Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines Tasted: 2007 J Schram Sparkling Wine
Wines Tasted: 2011 Big Table Farm Riesling, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wines Tasted: 2015 Three Sticks Gap’s Crown Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Wines Tasted:2015 Yao Family Sauvignon Blanc