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The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues
39 minutes | May 9, 2018
Tasting Menus, Pairings, and Best Friends
The only thing better than tasting wine is tasting wine with food! In this episode, Ben, Jake Hurwitz, and Amir Blumenfeld (HeadGum founders and hosts of the podcast “If I Were You”) learn about the art of pairings with Scott Kozel, Vice President of Winemaking for William Hill Estate. The guys test their palettes with a selection of tasty bites and experience how a good pairing can enhance the flavor of both food and wine. Taste along with us: William Hill Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay and Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | May 2, 2018
Straight from the Barrel in Napa
We’re back in Napa! Ben, Jake Hurwitz, and Amir Blumenfeld (HeadGum founders and hosts of the podcast “If I Were You”) take a tour of a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard with Michael Eddy, head winemaker at Louis Martini. From strolling amongst the vines to tasting wines straight from the barrel, this episode takes us through the process of vine to wine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Good Day, Rosé!
Yes way Rosé! Ben is joined in the studio by Laura Moses, co-author of the book "Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot," and Beth Liston, winemaker for Dark Horse Wine. Together, they’ll talk first dates, the rise of the Rosé craze, and the delicate process of making the perfect bottle of Rosé. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4409786/500e3e4f0272 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
The Grapes Talk Back
In this episode, Ben is joined in the studio by Dave Coventry, head winemaker at Talbott Estate Vineyards, and comedian Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island and co-host of “The Dumbbells” podcast). Dave talks to the guys about terroir, vineyard rap battles, and why Monterey – and Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in particular – is such a great place to make wine. Taste along with us: MacMurray Central Coast Pinot Noir, Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay, Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Que Queche: Bubbly
Sip, sip, hooray! In this episode, Ben sits down with LC Castelluzzo, Senior Manager of Event Marketing, and comedienne Kate Berlant of “555” on Vimeo and the film “Sorry to Bother You”, to talk about the wonderful world of sparkling wine. From the marvelous glera grape to favorite family toasts, Ben, Kate, and LC are discussing all things bubbly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Ratings, Experts, and a Homeschooled Chipmunk
In this episode, Ben pays a visit to the wonderful Napa Valley with Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (HeadGum founders and hosts of the “If I Were You” podcast), where the guys learn about the wine ratings system and taste a selection of 90 Point Wines with Louis M. Martini’s head winemaker, Michael Eddy. Taste along with us: Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay, J Vineyards & Winery “Black” Pinot Noir, and Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
Can I Ask You a Question, Sweet Winemaker?
Welcome to The Wine Down! Do you have a lot of questions when it comes to wine? Not to worry, so do we. On our first episode, host Ben Schwartz is joined by guest comedian, Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) as they learn the basics with Mark Williams, head winemaker at William Hill Estate Winery. Listen as they explore different parts of the world by tasting Sauvignon Blanc from two of the varietal’s most famous regions – California and New Zealand. Plus, Scott shares the deeply personal toast he reserves only for his closest friends. Cheers! Taste along with us:William Hill Estate North Coast Sauvignon Blanc William Hill Estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 minutes | Mar 16, 2018
Introducing: The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues
Do your palms sweat at the sight of a lengthy wine list? Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about “tannins” or “appellations?” Wine doesn’t have to be scary OR stuffy. Join comedian and host Ben Schwartz – a self-proclaimed wine novice – on The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues, a new podcast that actually makes learning about wine fun. Each episode, Ben and a guest comedian sit down with a wine expert to ask all the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask. Listen along as they taste wine, share toasts, make up songs, and crack jokes on the wine podcast you’ve been waiting for. The Wine Down is sponsored by Wine Dialogues, a project of the William Hill Estate Winery. The Wine Down launches March 28th. This content is intended for audiences 21 and older. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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