Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

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Wine Podcasts from GuildSomm with Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth and various guests.

Episode Date
Finding Your Niche
49:34

Interviews with Rajat Parr and Drew Hendricks on how they each found their unique niche in the wine industry.

Sep 12, 2019
MW Thesis & Remembering Basset
44:51

This month, we speak with Mary Margaret McCamic about what it takes to achieve the MW title, including the details of her research paper. In the second half of the podcast, we remember the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW.

Aug 15, 2019
Oz Clarke
53:37

This month, we interview Oz Clarke about his new book "Red & White: An Unquenchable Thirst for Wine" and take a look back at his amazing life and career.

 

Jul 11, 2019
Ridge Monte Bello
38:24

This month we dig deep into a single wine, focusing on Ridge Vineyards' iconic Monte Bello with winemaker Eric Baugher.

Jun 23, 2019
Distillation
01:03:13

Interviews with David Warter of E&J Gallo, Colin Gordon of Lagavulin Distillery, and Andrea Wilson of Michter's American Whiskeys exploring the production of several classic spirits.

 
Jun 11, 2019
Ten Years of GuildSomm
55:10

Interviews with Geoff Kruth, Matt Stamp, and Kelli White on the development and evolution of GuildSomm.

May 08, 2019
Faults, Reduction, and Oxidation
01:03:13

Interviews with Dr. Paulo Lopes from the Portuguese Cork Association on faults and taints, MW Michael Brajkovich of Kumeu River Wines on reduction, and Champagne Bollinger Deputy Chef de Cave Denis Bunner on oxidation.

Mar 13, 2019
More Big Visions
41:52

Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak interviews French wine exporter Becky Wasserman and Geoff Kruth speaks with Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines about their big visions in the wine business.

Feb 12, 2019
Old Vines in the Barossa
42:23

Chris Tanghe interviews Marco Cirillo, John Duvall, Prue Henschke and Dean Hewitson of the Barossa Valley to discuss the wealth of old vines and the benefits of their age.

Jan 15, 2019
2018 Year in Review
55:41

Kelli White, Jason Caballero, Stevie Stacionis and Geoff Kruth review key stories from 2018.

Dec 31, 2018
Sweet Wine
51:12
Interviews about sweet wine with Gerhard Kracher of Kracher Winery, Zoltán Kovács of Royal Tokaji, and Jean-Philippe Lemoine of Château d'Yquem.
Dec 11, 2018
West Sonoma Coast
53:43

Geoff Kruth interviews Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards, John Raytek of Ceritas Wines, and Akiko Freeman of Freeman Winery on the potential new AVA of West Sonoma Coast and the winemaking practices common in the region.

Nov 13, 2018
Tannin
56:21

Interviews with winemakers Virginia Wilcox, Mark Porembski, and Jean-Nicolas Méo on the subject of tannin.

Oct 11, 2018
Emerging Spain
37:59

An intervew with Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans on the exciting new styles of Spanish wine.

Sep 10, 2018
Rhône Grapes in California
50:03

Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Haas of Tablas Creek and Pax Mahle of Pax Mahle Wines on working with Rhône grape varieties in California.

Aug 14, 2018
Big Visions
57:02

Interviews with Dave Phinney of Orin Swift and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon on how they have achieved success with big visions in the wine business.

Jul 10, 2018
UK: Then and Now
37:35

Chris Tanghe chats with Steven Spurrier about the role of the United Kingdom in the history of the wine trade, and Geoff Kruth interviews Terry Kandylis of 67 Pall Mall for insight on current trends in London.

Jun 14, 2018
More Champagne
44:55

Geoff Kruth interviews Frédéric Panaiotis of Ruinart and Rodolphe Péters of Pierre Péters on regionality, vintages and current topics in Champagne.

May 13, 2018
Wine Program Management
56:31

Chris Tanghe interviews fellow Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Brahm Callahan on the topic of running a restaurant wine program. 

Apr 10, 2018
Wine Chemistry
44:45

An in depth interview with UC Davis Professor of Enology Dr. Andrew Waterhouse on the chemistry of wine.

Mar 12, 2018
Exploring South Africa
38:27

Geoff Kruth interviews Jim Clarke on the wines of South Africa. Yes 

Feb 12, 2018
2017 Year in Review
01:12:23

Geoff Kruth and guests Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, Esther Mobley from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kelli White of GuildSomm review the year in wine.

Dec 27, 2017
Blind Tasting—Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth
54:13

This month we go back to everyone's favorite topic of blind tasting with Master Sommeliers Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth. Each take on three wines and a surprise wine that might be a bit 'off the grid.'

Oct 21, 2017
Expanding the Reach of Wine
51:30

GuildSomm interviews Andre Mack of Mouton Noir and Roger Nabedian of E. & J. Gallo on the topic of how to expand the reach of wine around the world and to new generations.

Sep 13, 2017
Dry Wine in Portugal
01:05:15

Geoff Kruth interviews Portuguese wine producers Helder Cunha, Tony Smith, Sandra Tavares and Luis Pato.

Aug 12, 2017
A Tour of Oregon
01:10:11

Interviews with key producers in four different areas of Oregon, including David Adelsheim of the Willamette Valley, Brian McCormick of Colombia Gorge, Earl Jones of the Umpqua Valley, and Bill Steele from the Applegate Valley.

Jun 02, 2017
Three Red Grapes in the Southern Hemisphere
50:29

GuildSomm interviews Laura Catena of Mendoza, winemaker Andres Sanchez from Gillmore in the Maule Valley, and Peter Fraser of Yangarra in McLaren Vale on red grapes thriving in their regions.

Apr 29, 2017
All About Yeast
01:09:52

GuildSomm interviews winemakers David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars, Lynda Hanson from Hanzell Vineyards, and scientist Dr. Torey Arvic of SonomaCeuticals on the complex topic of yeast in wine-making.

Feb 23, 2017
The Old School Somms
44:07

Fred Dame interviews fellow Master Sommeliers Nunzio Alioto, Steve Morey and Larry Stone about their experiences during the early years of the American Court of Master Sommeliers.

Dec 16, 2016
An Interview with Jancis Robinson
45:32

Geoff Kruth interviews legendary wine writer and educator Jancis Robinson on the scope of her career.

Nov 23, 2016
An Interview with Philip Togni
55:05

Geoff Kruth interviews legendary California winemaker Philip Togni on his expansive career—from the 1950's to the present day.

Sep 09, 2016
Three Approaches to Blind Tasting
57:51

GuildSomm community manager Stacy Ladenburger interviews Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Jim Rollston and Jack Mason on their approaches to blind tasting.

Aug 11, 2016
Beaujolais
54:13

Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais

Jul 28, 2016
Three Elements of White Wine Making
58:02

An interview with three American Winemakers on specific elements of white wine making: John Raytek on lees, Ryan Glabb on skin contact and Graham Tatomer on aromatic grapes.

May 13, 2016
From Somm to Sales
49:08

Three former sommeliers talk about their transition from floor service to wine importing, distribution and winery sales.

Mar 21, 2016
Making a Wine Film
36:19

Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Wise on the process of making a film about wine and discusses the release of his new film "Into the Bottle"

Feb 05, 2016
2015 Year in Review
50:49

We review the top stories of 2015 for sommeliers with host Geoff Kruth and guests Dan Petroski of Massican, Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, and Julia Weinberg from Delectable.

Dec 29, 2015
Napa Valley - Then and Now
52:00

An interview with Kelli White, author of Napa Valley Then & Now on the last hundred years of Napa Valley.

Dec 04, 2015
Washington State Wines
01:22:20

Exploration of the wines of Washington. We interview four producers with a focus on Walla Walla, Yakima, Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills.

Nov 02, 2015
The Past and Future of the Sommelier
42:10

Discussion with Master Sommeliers Sabato Sagaria, Laura Maniec and Fred Dame on the Past and Future of the Sommelier Profession.

Sep 18, 2015
All About Albariño
49:09

In this episode we focus on a single grape. We interview two producers and a geneticist in the Rias Biaxas to see what we can discover about the Albariño grape and it's regional character.

Aug 07, 2015
Defining Sustainability
56:59

For some, sustainability may be an ill-defined buzzword but important segments of the wine business are taking it seriously. We interview three growers and a representive of the County of Sonoma on their efforts.

May 28, 2015
An In-depth Look at Sake
56:07

An In-depth Look at Sake with Master Sake Sommelier Stuart Morris

Mar 21, 2015
Calvados and Rum
01:06:53

A detailed look at two of the world's most interesting spirits; Calvados and Rum. We interview Importer and Author Charles Neal on Calvados and Rum specialist Tristan Mermin.

Feb 14, 2015
2014 Year In Review
56:31

Host Geoff Kruth and guests Matt Stamp and Stevie Stacionis discuss the year in wine and countdown the top 10 stories and themes of 2014.

Dec 22, 2014
Concepts in Winemaking
01:08:43

Geoff Kruth interviews three American winemakers: Andy Erickson, Megan Glaab and Jeff Stewart, explaining concepts in modern winemaking and contrasting their personal approach.

Nov 30, 2014
Blind Tasting Questions
01:03:15

Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting.

Oct 06, 2014
Tea and Mezcal
57:31

Where do we draw the line of what a sommelier should know? We interview tea specialist Kyle Stewart and Mezcal expert Bobby Heugel

Aug 22, 2014
Development of an AVA
43:49

A three-part look at the development of an American AVA. What does it take to propose a new AVA, some thoughts from a pioneer of an up-and-coming region, and a blind tasting of wines from an established but not widely known area.

Jul 09, 2014
The Problem with Minerality - Wine Soil and Geology
50:06

A discussion of soil and geology with Earth Sciences professor Alex Maltman, Alsace producers Olivier Humbrecht and Phillipe Blanck and Master Sommelier and former geologist Wayne Belding.

Apr 24, 2014