Tom Wark, executive director of the National Association of Wine Retailers (Winefreedom.org), wine PR guru, and author of Fermentation Wine Blog gives a fascinating look at the history of US wine law, current inane laws (unconstitutional) on interstate wine shipping, and the ripple effects for wine producers, importers, and drinkers.
Halloween is, by far, our favorite holiday so this year we're reviewing fun traditions from around the world and matching wines with them. From the blood of Jupiter to drinking wine from a skull, we've got a spooktacular tradition for you to adopt! Here are the 7 traditions we cover and the wines to match:
A stone's throw from Bordeaux are wine regions that have been around longer & make extraordinary wines that taste like nothing else. The whites & reds of SW France will thrill you! Although under the radar,they aren't that obscure & are worth knowing about. Here are the show notes:Thanks to this week's sponsor: The Great Courses Plus! Watch thousands of video lectures from your phone, tv, or now stream audio from the courses!
Don't forget to listen to last week's #podcast with @tomcwark on the US Politics of #wine. Essential to anyone watching the evolution of the largest market in the world for wine b/c the limits on growth are astonishing. @WineFreedomNow
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