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For the latest episodes, please check out our new site that has all the most current episodes!


http://winefornormalpeople.libsyn.com/webpage

And the new blog and web site at http://winefornormalpeople.com/

Thanks for listening and following us to our new host!

Elizabeth & M.C. Ice

Thanks to listener Kristaps for this week's topic! 

After a great listener question on how drinking windows are determined, we give you a few steps you can follow to start exploring a new wine region. In short:

- Get a map
- Read and research
- Narrow down to what sounds good
- Figure out how to get the wines you want
- Evaluate them, fairly


The grape of the week is Viognier.

Enjoy!

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If you're going to tackle sub-regions of Italy, you probably should do the biggest volume producer of the country first, right? And that would be Veneto. 


Home of Verona, Venice, and Vicenza this area is a juggernaut in winemaking. 


In this episode we cover the good, the bad, and the flavorless lemon water. We talk about the split between varietal-producing areas and blend-producing areas. 


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As promised, here's a list in case you didn't get it on the podcast:


  • Bardolino
  • Bianco di Custoza
  • Valpolicella
  • Valpantena
  • Soave
  • Gambellara
  • Valpolicella and Amarone
  • Breganze
  • Colli Berici
  • Colli Euganei
  • Lessini Durello
  • Piave
  • Lison-Pramaggiore
  • Montello e Colli Asolani
  • Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobiaddene

     Enjoy!

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Thanks to our sponsor, audible.com.

Get a FREE audiobook download at www.audibletrial.com/winefornormalpeople. There are more than 100,000 titles to choose from, including some great wine books, for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.


And thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you! If you've got a question you want us to answer, post it we'll include it on the show!

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We couldn't help but review the wine movie of the day: SOMM. 


We liked it, mostly. Here are the highlights:
  • The cinematography was outstanding -- this guy (Jason Wise) can make a movie! 
  • Wise presented the rigor of the exam well
  • The characters were interesting

BUT, we felt that, knowing what we know, there were some holes in the presentation. We raise things like the intensity of the service exam (nearly invisible in the movie), the financial hit people have to take to be successful, and what it actually gets you once you achieve this level (be careful what you wish for)...


Enjoy and PLEASE take it for what it's worth. We are reviewing from the wine perspective -- we're by no means pro reviewers. We'd love to hear your opinions on it all! 


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We released Loire Part 1 but it was so dense we needed a breather!


This week, we return with a short overview of the region, covering the eastern areas, including Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, the most famous of the modern Loire regions. 

Enjoy!!
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