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Better With Wine
64 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Pretty Gnar - BONUS
Alaina & Gracie host the first bonus episode featuring two friends from the service industry. All four try some of the guests favorite refreshing white wines and gush about all things service industry related. The wines and this episode are pretty gnar (thanks Adam for the title). NOTE: this episode is explicit. It contains language & content that may not be appropriate for listeners under 18 years old. Additionally, we do not condone drinking under the legal age limit.
57 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
S1E11 Sparkling Part 2 - Season Finale!!
Alaina and Gracie have a special guest to blind taste 4 different sparkling wines, and that person turns around and surprises them! Pair that with some exciting news and you have one bubbly season finale! Cheers!
47 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Sparkling Part 1!
What’s the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? Why does cheap sparkling give you headaches?? What foods are best with sparkling and why??? We explain it all here!
48 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Make Me A Zinner
Gracie talks all about Zinfandel this week and Alaina dives into a new format of questions. Are they Zinning this week? They both taste an old world Zin side by side with a California Zin. Antico Sigillo Primitivo di Manduria Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, CA
65 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Everything Happens For A Riesling
The Better With Wine Crew dives deep into a big glass of Riesling this episode. Alaina explains why Riesling is sweet and goes through which ones are sweeter and drier! Gracie stumps Alaina with a quiz about a wild wine style and they taste rieslings from the same vineyard but different sweetness levels- of all episodes, they recommend you buy both of these and drink side by side! Dr. Heidemann’s-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Dr. Heidemann’s-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese
55 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Thanks Mr. Malbec!
This week is like a fresh drop of Malbec. Gracie takes us to Argentina and France, Alaina talks sports ball, and they both taste some killer Malbecs! what we’re drinking: Catena Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018 & Le Crozillon Malbec, Cahors, FR
51 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Hard For Chard
Alaina takes you all around the globe with Chardonnay, Gracie shocks Alaina with a naming fact and they both taste an unoaked, non buttery Chardonnay next to one that has both. Chenevieres Chablis 2019MacRostie Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
46 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
How Merlot Can You Go?
Puns become a thing, because duh. Why Merlot isn’t terrible and staying domestic with tasting a California Merlot next to a Washington Merlot. Bonterra Merlot, CaliforniaH3 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
49 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Daydreaming of Pinot Grigio
What’s the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris?? Our hosts taste some incredible variations on the two from both Italy and France, and Gracie’s history lesson whisks Alaina away to another age in Italy!Conte Fini Val d’Adige Pinot GrigioAnne de K Pinot Gris, Alsace, FR
60 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Pinot Noir... Caviar!
Alaina and Gracie talk Schitt’s Creek, clear the foggy air that Sideways left us in, Gracie serenades us. They taste an old world and new world style of Pinot Noir side-by-side in this episode. Get your wine glasses ready to cozy up and laugh with your favorite wine friends! We hope we are making your life Better With Wine!
63 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Oh she’s a wild one- she can’t be tamed! Sauvignon Blanc has a little bit of something for everyone. We drink a Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Brown Estate, and a Marlborough Sauv B from Walnut Block Wines! Alaina talks about the perfect food pairing, and Gracie talks celebs who make wine!Thanks for joining us and we hope we make your life better with wine!
59 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Where to find your favorite Cabs, flavor profiles of the different regions, and why is Cabernet so dry?? We taste a Paso cab, compare it side by side to a Chilean Cab and Alaina stumps Gracie with a fun fact quiz. We’re so glad you’ve decided to listen and make your life Better With Wine!
38 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
Reference Episode 1 - Wine Terminology!
Have you heard certain wine terms and just nodded along pretending you know what you’re hearing? Or used certain terms thinking you know what they mean? Or taste something but don’t know how to describe it?? This is the episode for you!
42 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
Reference Episode 2 - Wine Tasting!
If you ever wondered why ‘snobby’ drinkers sniff and swirl their wine, or what you’re smelling when you sniff your wine glass, this is the episode for you!We dive into the details of how to taste wine and the specific method we use when we deduce the characteristics of the wine we are drinking. Also we explain the why and when to do this.This will be a huge help following along with our quick tasting during each of our future episodes when you are drinking with us!
4 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Two wine lovers and professionals fermenting and filtering the gritty details about wine, all to make your life Better With Wine! Reference episodes releasing December 26, 2020. First episode launch January 2, 2021
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