We’re the wine lovers guide to traveling for wine. From novices to pros, we share the information you need to make your next trip to wine country an experience. Wine country is everywhere, and we’re here to help you discover and sip your way through it. This podcast is dedicated to exploring more of wine regions and the people shaping them. Cheers!
In this episode we speak with Josh McDaniels, the winemaker at Doubleback in Walla Walla, WA. When former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe retired from football he wanted to go back to his roots – aka Washington – and went from footballer to vintner. In 2008 Doubleback was born. I love the name since it’s a reference to his return back home… That same year Josh McDaniels – the winemaker not the football coach – entered the game at Doubleback. We’ll talk wine, things to see and do in Walla Walla and a little football.
Episode 6: Will Travel for Wine – Exploring Stellenbosch, South Africa
African wines have been a mystery that recently peaked my interest. Not by a good bottle I sipped but rather discovering four year’s worth of love letters my grandfather had written during WWII. My interest has lead me to explore the Stellenbosch wine region in South Africa with Adam Mason, the head winemaker at Mulderbosch Winery.
Episode 5: Will Travel for Wine – Exploring Livermore Valley, California’s OLDEST Wine Region
Sixth-generation winemaker, Steven Kent, shares the regions history for wine travelers including tips on where to sip, stay and things to do beyond the vines.
Episode 4: Planning a Wine Trip…to Piedmont, Italy
We’re heading to Italy, so we’re taking the podcast along. Today we talk to Valerie Quintanilla, with the wine tour company, Girls Gotta drink to discuss the do, don’ts and how’s of setting up an outstanding Piedmont wine trip.
Episode 3: Exploring Michigan Wine Country with Lee Lutes of Black Farm Wine
In the following podcast we’ll be exploring Michigan’s wine country, including a bit of its history, grape varietals and thing to do both among and beyond the vines.
Episode 2: Sipping through the history of Missouri Wine Country with Tony Kooyumjian, winemaker at Montelle Winery
Did you know Missouri was the second largest wine producing state in the US, prior to Prohibition, and home to the first AVA? We’re sipping through the colorful history of the Missouri Wine Country with Tony Kooyumjian, winemaker at Montelle Winery.
Episode 1: Champagne or Sparkling Wine? The Loophole That Makes California Champagne Legal
Did you know Korbel Winery is one of the few US winemakers that can legally use the term Champagne on its bottles? It’s all due to a 100-year-old loop hole in The Treaty of Versailles and a little thanks to Prohibition. In the first Carpe Travel podcast, we’ve asked Paul Ahvenainen, Director of Winemaking at Korbel Winery to uncork a bit more of this wine history.