Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

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Guild of Sommeliers Wine Podcast by GuildSomm.

Episode Date
Rhône Grapes in California

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12, 2018
Exploring South Africa

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

Feb 12, 2018
2017 Year in Review

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

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

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

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

Aug 12, 2017
A Tour of Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 23, 2016
An Interview with Philip Togni

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

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

Aug 11, 2016

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

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

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

Mar 21, 2016
Making a Wine Film

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 21, 2015
Calvados and Rum

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

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

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

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

Oct 06, 2014
Tea and Mezcal

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

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

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
Great Italian White Wines

Three producer interviews and a comparative tasting with two sommeliers of three great styles of Italian white wines.

Feb 24, 2014
Napa History - Roundtable discussion with Tim Mondavi, John Williams and Kelli White

Geoff Kruth interviews Tim Mondavi of Continuum, John Williams of Frogs Leap and Kelli White of Press Restaurant on the post-prohibition history of the Napa Valley.

Dec 27, 2013

Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp on the wines of Madeira.

Nov 11, 2013
The Process of Champagne

An interview with Champagne Ruinart's Chef du Caves Frederic Panaiotis on the Champagne process.

Sep 13, 2013
Four Sommeliers Each Pitch a Wine

Four sommeliers: Desi Echavarrie, MS, Ryan Stetins, Steve Distler and Kelli White, each tell us about a wine they are currently excited about and answer a host of questions about their selection and the region it comes from.

Aug 04, 2013
2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 3/3 with Geoff Kruth, MS

Matt Stamp interviews Geoff Kruth on his blind tasting techniques follwed by a blind tasting of four wines.

Jun 03, 2013
2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 2/3

Matt Stamp interviews Tim Gaiser, MS on his blind tasting techniques.

Apr 26, 2013
2013 Blind Tasting Series Part 1/3

Interview with Anthony Moss, Research & Development Director of the WSET on the topic of Blind Tasting.

Mar 08, 2013
Three Female Sommeliers on What It's Like to Be in the Business

A series of interviews with female sommeliers Emily Wines, MS (Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants); Chris Baggetta (Quince and Cotogna); and Shelley Lindgren (A16 and SPQR) about how they got their start, what it's like to be a female in the wine industry, and what the future may hold.

Jan 28, 2013
Alsace with Michael Madrigal

Geoff Kruth interviews Michael Madrigal on one of his favorite wine regions - Alsace.

Dec 06, 2012
Sherry with Peter Liem

An in-depth discussion of Sherry with Peter Liem, author of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla.

Nov 02, 2012
Chardonnay in California - Part 2

In the second part of our two part series on Chardonnay in California, Geoff Kruth interviews Vanessa Wong, of Peay winery, and Matt Stamp interviews grape grower Lee Hudson.

Oct 09, 2012
Chardonnay in California - Part 1

In the first part of our two part series on Chardonnay in California, Geoff Kruth interviews Ted Lemon, proprietor of Littorai winery, and Matt Stamp interviews Kendall Jackson's Winemaster Randy Ullom, on their long careers working with the Chardonnay grape in California.

Aug 29, 2012
Studying Wine Theory with Matt Stamp MS

Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp about the best ways to expand your knowledge of wine theory.

Jul 11, 2012