If you love wine, you’ll enjoy this wine podcast series featuring conversations with winemakers and tasters from some of the best wine regions including California, Bordeaux, and South Africa. You can listen to each episode below, or download the shows to your phone using the Podbean Player for iPhone or Podbean on Google Play.
South African Foods & Winemaking History
This was our very first episode recorded live on location in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where I chat with a local foodie and blogger, Natalie from Tailsofamermaid.com about South Afrian BBQ styles, road trip food, and wine. I also learn more about the history of winemaking in South Africa while chatting with a winemaker at Jordan Wines.
Growing Up On A Vineyard In Bordeaux
During this episode, Rachelle visits the award-winning family-run Château de Chantegrive in the Grave region of Bordeaux where she chats with winemaker, Emma, about what it’s like growing up on a vineyard with in a winemaking family. You’ll learn about how Chantegrive got it’s name (Hint: It has to do with a happy little bird that loves wine grapes so much it sings), what it’s like at harvest time in Bordeaux and how stirring the lees is a bit like a rodeo, and more about the terroir of Graves (pronounced ‘grahv’).
Bordeaux’s Urban Wine Trail
During this episode, Rachelle chats with Thibault Lemierre about Bordeaux’s Urban Wine Trail, the guy everyone in town calls the “wine magician,” and a few tips about where to go to taste some of Bordeaux’s best wines by the glass. For more information about Bordeaux and the wine bars talked about during the podcast, visit www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk. Also, be sure to check out the map for Bordeaux’s Urban Wine Trailwhich features 14 different stops. Most are within walking distance in the downtown area and there are a few featured that are out in the vineyard. The wine bars we discuss during this episode are Le Wine Bar, Aux 4 Coins du Vin, La Ligne Rouge, and Max Bordeaux Wine Gallery.
Paso Robles Wine
Rachelle chats with Chris Taranto about one of California’s fastest growing wine regions – Paso Robles. Located along California’s Central Coast and in between the metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is luring visitors with it’s wild countryside and care-free charm. In this episode, you’ll learn about how to properly prounce this funky region (there are a few different ways) as well as what makes them such a great spot for Bordeaux varietals and a variety of Zinfandel.
Italian Wines And Life In Reggio Emilia
We love bubbles. What is life without bubbles? Flat!” -Gian Paolo. In this episode, Rachelle visits one of the oldest wineries in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy where she chats about life, Lambrusco, fast cars, and bubbles with Gian Paolo Gavioli of Casali Wines in Reggio Emilia.
Wine Trends And Afrikaans Phrases For Travelers
During The Travel Bite Podcast: Episode 2, I meet up with Ken Forrester at his wine estate in South Africa to chat about wine trends and the dynamics of organic farming. I also get a lesson in Afrikaans from a local guide where she teaches us a few useful phrases to know when visiting South Africa.
Yountville – The Birthplace Of California Wine
Learn about Yountville, a small town in Napa Valley named for the first pioneer to plant vineyards there and now named one of the top food towns to visit by numerous magazines. From picturesque landscapes of rolling green vineyards, to the top restaurants in the world, and plenty of outdoor activies including hiking and cycling, hear why Rachelle absolutely fell in love with this town. For more information, visit Yountville.com