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The Long Finish - A Wine Podcast
34 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Ep 90 You Should Be Drinking Mondeuse/Maison de Ardoisieres ‘Silice’ Rouge, Savoie, France 2021
It’s the season for red wines. Kathryn and Tug open up a bottle from a tiny producer in a tiny region of France: Savoie. Kathryn talks about the alpine vineyards around Mont Blanc not far from the Swiss border. Mondeuse is a native variety to the region with a rich history. Domaine de Ardoisieres was the first to practice Biodynamics here - Kathryn is excited to share the story of this well-loved estate. Back at home, the couple is dealing with sick kids. Kathryn enjoys a night at Esters with a friend. Tug honors the passing of Peter Schjeldahl, art critic of the New Yorker. The Wine of the Week is the Maison de Ardoisieres ‘Silice’ Rouge, Vin de Allobroges, Savoie, France 2021.
28 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Ep 89 Sparkling Reds/Chateau de Miniere 'Bulles de Miniere' Loire Valley, France NV
Kathryn and Tug celebrate the start of fall with a bottle of sparkling Cabernet Franc. To Kathryn, Cab Franc symbolizes fall. They break down the differences in sparkling red wines, from Lambrusco and beyond. Kathryn discusses what makes this unique Loire Valley Cab Franc so special - it has a lot of devout fans in the restaurant world. In other news, Tug reviews a recent trip back to the East Coast, Kathryn endorses a hilarious new book, and they dissect a recent homemade taco dinner. The Wine of the Week is Chateau de Miniere 'Bulles de Miniere' Loire Valley, France NV.
23 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Ep 88 Nebbiolo Rosé/G.D. Vajra ‘Rosabella’ Rosato, Piemonte, Italy 2021
Kathryn and Tug prepare for the Labor Day heat wave by opening up a super refreshing rosé. One doesn’t always think of Nebbiolo as poolside, summer wine - but this is it!! Kathryn explains the saignée method for making rosé. On the home front, the couple talks about plans for their upcoming anniversary. Tug raves about seeing Helado Negro in concert. Kathryn has a book rec for lovers of Florence. The Wine of the Week is the G.D. Vajra ‘Rosabella’ Rosato, Piemonte, Italy 2021.
35 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Ep 87 Wines For The Office/Šroner-Sütó RICHARD Chardonnay, Slovakia, 2020
Tug returns from New York City, having participated in a convention for the TV show THE OFFICE. He regales Kathryn on the events of "DunderCon" and shares details on his activities in Manhattan. Tug talks about a wine shop that he fell in love with (WINE THERAPY), and the couple discusses the Slovakian wine that he brought home to enjoy. Slovakia! Kathryn's excited about a new wine region to study. The hosts discuss ways to discover new wines in shops and stores. Kathryn shares a thought on wines to bring to any late summer/early fall office gatherings. The Wine of the Week is Šroner-Sütó RICHARD Chardonnay, Slovakia, 2020.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Ep 86 What to Drink Post-Covid/Corollary “Winter’s Hill Vineyard” Blanc de Blancs, Oregon 2017
Kathryn and Tug are back! They traveled for a few weeks...and they also got COVID! It shook up their life for a month, but they're healthy and here to talk about it. They're also here to open up some wine. Kathryn is always looking for great domestic sparkling wine, and was excited to discover this wine-producing couple. The Willamette Valley is known for the same principal grape varieties as Champagne, but why isn’t more sparkling wine made here? Kathryn talks about losing her sense of taste and smell. Tug is craving some comedy. The Wine of the Week is Corollary “Winter’s Hill Vineyard” Blanc de Blancs, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017.
27 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Ep 85 Mess With Texas (Wines)/The Austin Winery ‘Acqua Pazza’ White Ripasso, High Plains, Texas 2020
Orange wine from Texas! Now that’s a headline you don’t see everyday. Kathryn talks about this urban winery in Austin city limits, and explains the basics on the wine industry in Texas. The state doesn’t have a signature wine or grape, but even so, the grape varietals and ripasso technique used to make this skin-contact wine are incredibly unique. On the home front, Tug recaps his harrowing Father's Day golfing with two children. Kathryn recently returned from her college reunion. Everyone survived! The Wine of the Week is The Austin Winery ‘Acqua Pazza’ White Ripasso, High Plains, Texas 2020.
31 minutes | May 26, 2022
Ep 84 Chillable Reds/Weingut Weinreich “Heiter Bis Wolkig” Red Wine, Rheinhessen, Germany 2019
It's the start of the season for BBQs, pool parties and drinking outside - what could be better than a chilled red wine? The couple discuss this popular category of wines: what kinds of red wine are good for chilling and why they are impossible to keep in stock. They’re drinking a red wine that’s made from red and white grapes. Kathryn explains the history of the grape varietals and what it means to co-ferment. Back at home, the couple is finally reunited after Tug spent 4 nights living it up in Chicago. Kathryn survived with the kids. The Wine of the Week is Weingut Weinreich “Heiter Bis Wolkig” Red Wine, Rheinhessen, Germany 2019.
29 minutes | May 4, 2022
Ep 83 WINE FOR BIRTHDAYS/Elise Dechannes, Chardonnay, Champagne 2012
Kathryn and Tug discuss what wine to drink for a special occasion. Birthday season has begun in the house of our hosts. Kathryn shares her special day with their youngest son and she wants Champagne to celebrate. Kathryn discusses why she gets more excited about the story behind a specific wine than she does for a wine's accolades or price tag. She's also passionate about how a wine is made, and this week she she shines a light on biodynamics. On the home front, the couple breaks down how they've recently survived spring break, visitors, and tax day. Tug is inspired by a podcast called Screaming Into The Hollywood Abyss. Kathryn shouts out a poet featured on Poetry Unbound. The Wine of the Week is the Elise Dechannes, Chardonnay, Champagne 2012.
28 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ep 82 Spring Break Wine/J. Mourat, "O.V.N.I." Rosé, IGP Val de Loire, France 2021
This episode is all about easy, breezy, "gluggable" wines that you want to enjoy on vacation. Or, like Kathryn and Tug, you're trying to survive as your kids are on spring break from school. The couple highlights a rosé from an obscure grape (Grolleau Gris) made by a small, family-run operation in the Loire Valley. The hosts try to answer the question: When did Rosé start to control the poolside market? In other news, Tug hits a fitness goal, and takes a stroll down memory lane. Kathryn gives an update on Esters, and adds another novel to her book club. The Wine of the Week is J. Mourat "O.V.N.I." Rosé, IGP Val de Loire, France 2021.
31 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Ep 81 Wines of Switzerland/Domaine du Chambet, Chasselas, Geneva, Switzerland 2020
In this episode, Tug and Kathryn enjoy a wine from Switzerland. Historically, there hasn’t been much Swiss wine in the American market - and what is here is expensive. But thanks to a new importer in Los Angeles, that’s changing! The couple pops open a delicious bottle of Chasselas from a region south of Lake Geneva. On the home front, March Madness is here. Tug is making strides with his new health kick and loving the podcast DEAD EYES, by Connor Ratliff. Kathryn has joined a book club organized by an elementary school PTA. The Wine of the Week is the Domaine du Chambet, Chasselas, Geneva, Switzerland 2020.
45 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Ep 80 Wine With Parents/Domaine du Crampilh ‘Cuvée l’Originel’ Madiran, France 2016.
Kathryn and Tug enjoy talking with some very special guests this week, John and Linda Coker (Tug’s parents)! The Cokers make their podcast debut here, discussing their history with wine and how their tastes have evolved over the years. From Beringer White Zin to Pinotage to Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa - it's been quite the journey. In hopes of finding something for all to enjoy, Kathryn introduces the group to a wine made from Tannat. She explains what makes this varietal unique, and where it grows. Inspirations this week spark a love fest! The Wine of the Week is the Domaine du Crampilh ‘Cuvée l’Originel’ Madiran, France 2016.
27 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Ep 79 Wine For Your Valentine/Jumping Juice ‘Sunset’ Rosé, Australia 2021
Kathryn and Tug select a fun bottle from Australia for Valentine’s Day. Kathryn talks about why this natural rosé from Margaret River might be the perfect “early dating wine.” It's also a great wine for your Super Bowl party this weekend - but maybe keep the big game and the Valentine's date separate. Or not! Kathryn breaks down older perceptions of Australian wines (at least, an American perception) and how that’s changing. At home, the couple is playing WORDLE and Tug is getting in shape. Kathryn is inspired by the podcast POETRY UNBOUND. The Wine of the Week is the Jumping Juice ‘Sunset’ Rosé, Australia 2021. Poetry Unbound https://onbeing.org/series/poetry-unbound/
33 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Ep 78 Wine Trends for 2022/Hiyu, Tzum ‘feis’ Spring Ephemeral Vineyard, Hood River, Oregon 2019
Wine Predictions 2022! Kathryn speculates on the top wine trends for the new year. Let's look into the crystal ball and see what people are going to be drinking this year! Tug grades Kathryn's previous wine predictions for 2020 and 2021. On the home front, Tug revels in his January birthday celebrations and embarks on a new health routine. Kathryn talks about her latest book and looks forward to a year of reading. The wine of the week is the Hiyu, Tzum ‘feis’ Spring Ephemeral Vineyard, Hood River, Oregon 2019.
37 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Ep 77 Champagne in the Membrane/Claude Cazals 'Clos Cazals' Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne 2010
Kathryn and Tug open a bottle of vintage Champagne to celebrate surviving 2021! They are celebrating New Year's Eve in style and you should too. As Kathryn says, "life is short, buy the wine." The couple discusses what it means for a Champagne to be "vintage" and they get into the history of enjoying sparkling wine on New Year's Eve. Tug is inspired by a friend and a book he's reading (yes, Tug reads). Kathryn gives out two book recommendations. It's a book week to close the year on TLF! The Wine of the Week is Claude Cazals 'Clos Cazals' Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Grand Cru Champagne 2010. Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2022! Imbibe Magazine: Why We Drink Champagne on New Year's Eve https://imbibemagazine.com/why-we-drink-champagne-on-new-years-eve/ Find us on Instagram @thelongfinish Kathryn is @kathrynweilcoker on IG Tug is @tugcoker on Twitter and IG
33 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Ep 76 Champagne Au Naturel/Vincent Couche ‘Eclipsia’ Rosé Champagne NV
It’s TLF’s favorite time of year again - Bubbles season! Kathryn and Tug pop of bottle of rosé Champagne from one of the most natural producers in the region. Practicing Biodynamics is pretty rare in Champagne. Kathryn talks about the historical focus on “house style” and the grower/producer movement. In other news, the couple talks about their Christmas tree shopping, the buzz at Esters and recent challenges with childcare. Tug is inspired by the new Beatles documentary, GET BACK. Kathryn reads from her latest favorite book. The Wine of the Week is the Vincent Couche ‘Eclipsia’ Rosé Champagne NV.
28 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Ep 75 Gamay SZN/Pax, Gamay Noir, Alpine Peaks, El Dorado, California 2020
Kathryn and Tug discuss the grape varietal Gamay, one of the perfect wines for the holiday season. The duo breaks down how Gamay makes so much sense pairing with a bountiful feast, and Kathryn dishes on why the grape is a darling within the sommelier community. Plus, this week's wine is a Gamay from California, a rare domestic bottling that must be found and enjoyed! Tug is inspired by a recent encounter at Esters. Kathryn raves on AGNES and BICYCLETTE - two restaurants she loved. The Wine of the Week is the Pax, Gamay Noir, Alpine Peaks, El Dorado, California 2020.
34 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Ep 74 Talking Allocations (and Piemonte)/G.B. Burlotto, Verduno Pelaverga, Piemonte, Italy 2020
Kathryn and Tug open up an “allocated” bottle this week from a special producer they visited in Italy. They reminisce on their trip to Barolo in 2014 and a special afternoon with winemaker Fabio Alessandria of G.B. Burlotto. The couple discusses why wines from this producer are so unique and limited. What makes a wine hard to get? Who gets allocated wines and why? Tug talks about a series of concerts he has enjoyed in his mini “mid-life” crisis. Meanwhile, Kathryn is mostly thinking about puppies and @golden.mylokin Instagram. The Wine of the Week is the G.B. Burlotto, Verduno Pelaverga, Piemonte, Italy 2020.
33 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Ep 73 Don't Be Scared Of A Sweet Wine/Catherine et Patrick Bottex, ‘La Cueille’ Bugey-Cerdon NV
Kathryn and Tug discuss reasons to drink a sweet wine. With Halloween in a few days, and holiday celebrations around the corner, Kathryn shares the many occasions for choosing a wine with sweetness. The key to enjoying is the right timing and the right pairing. Kathryn talks about the super cool region of Bugey and methode ancestral rosé. On the homefront, the couple continues the joys and challenges of parenting, including a possible good news update on their kids' bedtime routine. Tug pays tribute to the late Peter Scolari. Kathryn is listening to the Blue Note Monthly playlist. The Wine of The Week is the Catherine et Patrick Bottex, ‘La Cueille’ Bugey-Cerdon NV.
29 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Ep 72 Argentina Is More Than Malbec/Chakana 'Sobrenatural' Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina 2020
Kathryn and Tug drink another great wine for fall, and in this episode they head down to the Southern Hemisphere. The duo discusses the great wine region of Mendoza, Argentina. Although Malbec is the country's claim to fame, for episode 72 they explore a lesser known grape variety called Bonarda. In other life news, the couple breaks down life without a certain cell phone for the past three weeks. Kathryn shouts an article by Sydney Love in Atlas Magazine. Tug praises writer/director/actor Fran Kranz and his new film MASS. The Wine of the Week is Chakana 'Sobrenatural' Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina 2020!
32 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Ep 71 Wines For Fall/Francois Chidaine, Gamay, Touraine, France 2020
Fall is in the air! Kathryn and Tug are ready for some wines for cooler weather: wines to pair with their favorite fall veggies, soups and hearty dinners. Kathryn reminisces about traveling to the Loire Valley in France and visiting the wine shop owned by Francois Chidaine and his wife Manuela. In other news, the couple has been enjoying lots of family time, including their introduction to weekend kids' soccer games. Tug finds inspiration from golf teachers abroad. Kathryn returns to tastings with other sommeliers. The Wine of the Week is from the Loire: Francois Chidaine, Gamay, Touraine 2020.
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