Friends Of The Vine Wine Podcast

Friends of the Vine Wine Podcast features conversations with winemakers, wine writers, sommeliers and masters of wine. Our guests are knowledgeable, passionate professionals who love talking wine and all things related in the wine industry.

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Episodes

Sunday Jan 09, 2022

Join us as we discuss how Chuck got his start into wine, including some of his earliest mentors. We also discuss the Southern wine culture, the wine scene in Mississippi and some in depth discussion into the representation of women, minorities and colour in wine. We also touch on an initiative called The Southern Sommelier Collective.  
 
Chuck Nix, CSW is a rising star sommelier in the Southern wine scene. Chuck can be found in Jackson, Miss. at Bravo Italian Restaurant, where he curates their wine list and hosts amazing wine dinners and educational sessions. They can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/bravobuzz/
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
The Southern Sommelier Collective referenced in this episode can be found here-
https://southern-sommelier-collective.raisely.com/
 
Chuck's Instagram content can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/beardedwineaux/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
https://www.instagram.com/ianswinetruths/
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Friday Nov 19, 2021

Join us as we discuss how Sarah got her start into wine, including how art played a role and still does, her passion for Italian wine, the Hong Kong micro-wine culture, and some in depth discussion into the MW program.
Plus, discover how Sarah has kept her magic of wine through her visual tasting notes.
 
Sarah Heller MW is a wine expert, visual artist and television host based in Hong Kong and at 32 is the youngest female Master of Wine and Asia-Pacific’s youngest.
Sarah created the branded platform called Radix to engage with projects targeting a new generation of wine lovers in Asia and beyond.  Among these, she is a partner and the buyer for the Almásy Collection of wines, brand ambassador and design collaborator for Lucaris Crystal, sits on the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy, and is the wine editor for Asia Tatler.
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Sarah's website can be found here- http://sarahheller.com/
 
The Champagne article referenced in this episode from Sarah in Tatler Asia can be found here-
https://www.tatlerasia.com/collection/champagne-guide-2022
 
Sarah's Instagram content can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/sarahhellermw/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Lawrence and I met in London in 2018, when he graciously had me on his show, Interpreting Wine. Since that time, he has begun to develop and focus his show into one that listeners immerse themselves as he dives into not only wine, but food, hospitality, the London wine scene, various wine series, and much more.
 
Part II continues the conversation as we delve into his recent Oregon winemaker series. Lawrence and I also talk about what makes a good guest and some of our favourite episodes, which not surprisingly, include the same guests.  
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Lawrence and his show can be found here- https://www.interpretingwine.com/
 
His Instagram content can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/interpretingwine/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Friday Oct 08, 2021

Lawrence and I met in London in 2018, when he graciously had me on his show, Interpreting Wine. Since that time, he has begun to develop and focus his show into one that listeners immerse themselves as he dives into not only wine, but food, hospitality, the London wine scene, and much much more.
 
He started developing episodes into dedicated wine series, with multiple shows geared towards various topics, regions, importers, or other areas. He has had success not only in the wine trade, but also with novice listeners as he seeks to educate, inform, and entertain.   
 
Join us as we reminisce about the beginnings of his show, and in Part II, we go into what the future holds for Interpreting Wine.  
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Lawrence and his show can be found here- https://www.interpretingwine.com/
 
His Instagram content can be found here- https://www.instagram.com/interpretingwine/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Thursday Sep 09, 2021

I sit down and talk Oregon Pinot with Dave and Lois Cho of Cho Wines. Dave cut his teeth making wines in California before starting on this independent venture of creating some of the world's greatest expressions of pinot noir. 
 
Dave and Lois join me from their home in California, as we discuss their Canadian roots, Dave's start into food and wine, their various expressions of pinot that Dave is making, Lois and her Cho Wines social media presence and much much more.  
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
This episode is dedicated to Tony Eyles, who was a fun loving guy taken suddenly from us on Sept. 8, 2021. Forever in our hearts. 
Please see the go fund me set up to assist their family. 
https://gofund.me/08b9cab2
 
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Tuesday Aug 17, 2021

I sit down and talk English Premier League with some mates, as we enjoy some wine, whisky and cocktails. Join me for this one off Fantasy talk special, where all things FPL are debated.
 
Fellow Friends of the Vine Marty and Cody are joined by guests Nick and Omari as our fantasy teams and the upcoming season get the full scrutiny. This one off show was a blast to record with some great friends.  
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Thursday Jul 15, 2021

Join Steve, Nick and I as we delve into the world of wine and whisky investment. Started 10 years ago, Steve Bishop began Elite Wine and Whisky in London. Joined a year later by Nick Green, these two, and their team navigate the world of investments, focusing mostly on Scottish whisky, Bordeaux and Burgundy. We chat about investing in Californian wines given the volatility of the recent wildfires, the ups and downs of their company coming out of the pandemic, the beauty of visiting distilleries in Scotland and much much more.    
 
We also go into their upcoming re-branding, expansion to Scotland and some fun new bottling and cask options upcoming. 
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Follow Elite Wine and Whisky and their journey thru their Instagram.
 
https://www.instagram.com/elitewineandwhisky/
 
Steve and Nick and the rest of the team at Elite Wine and Whisky can be found here on their website-
https://elitewineandwhisky.com/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021

Join Jonah Beer and I as we discuss the fine wine world that is Napa Valley. Jonah shares the last couple decades of being involved in all things Napa, and his decision to leave Frog's Leap Winery after 18 years. 
 
In this episode, we delve into his wine journey from washing glasses at Stag's Leap Winery, to become general manager of Frog's Leap, to taking the plunge and venturing out with his wife Sara on their own project, Pilcrow Wine. We also chat wine tasting, his amazing wine contacts, and being part of the Somm TV family. 
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Follow Jonah's story thru his Instagram.
 
https://www.instagram.com/jonah.beer/
 
Jonah and Sara Beer can be found through their new project, Pilcrow Wine
https://www.pilcrow-wine.com/
 
They can also be found through True North Wine Merchants
 
https://www.truenorthwines.com/
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Friday May 14, 2021

Join Eric, Justin and I as we talk about wine and cigars. So many similarities in how to approach both areas, we delve into some of those in our chat. As co-hosts of their own show, they have a great podcasting style, as they are known to shoot the breeze about all sorts of cigar topics and about life in general. Based in New York, they publish a new show each Friday, with some additional youtube or instagram live content from time to time. 
 
In this episode, we go into cigar culture, wine and cigars and how to pair them, how they got into cigars, and how they got into cigar related content on social media. For them, it was taking the cigar club feel and turning that into an online experience.
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Their new website can be found here- with links to their podcast stream, youtube channel, Instagram pages, and the members only section of their content- 
https://www.burndownpodcast.com/
 
 
Justin and Eric can be found on their Burn Down Instagram page and their own individual pages-
 
Burn Down IG https://www.instagram.com/burndownpodcast/
 
Justin's IG- https://www.instagram.com/thedappercigar/
 
Eric's IG- https://www.instagram.com/brothercigar_/
 
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

Sunday Apr 25, 2021

Join Daryl and I for another edition of The BBQ Sessions. A short episode this time, we delve into talking a bit about fortified wines, wine and cigars and I tell Daryl about some of my recent podcast guests. Mostly you hear us drinking rosé and drooling over the pistachio crusted salmon. 
  
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
 
Photos and liner notes of all guests appearing on the show can be found on our website-
 
  https://friendsofthevine.podbean.com/
 
 For podcast updates and to follow the show as we source out future guests look us up on Instagram-
 
http://instagram.com/ianswinetruths
 
All music found in this podcast is courtesy of the group Shakamoraine-
 
They can be followed here: https://facebook.com/Shakamoraine/

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