Learn About Wine with Podcasts
The podcast world is a vast one. With thousands of choices, on every topic imaginable, it’s daunting to figure out where to start. Obviously one of our biggest interests is wine, and podcasts are a great way to learn about a new topic without investing in books or hours on the internet. The best way to learn about wine is by drinking, but that’s not always acceptable during your commute or while you’re on the treadmill. In honour of International Podcast Day (yes, there’s a day for that too), we’re taking some time to break down a few of our favourite wine podcasts!
If getting down to the basics or starting from the beginning is your main goal, then this is a great place to start. Touted as a “fun way to learn about wine”, Vino 101 is the perfect podcast to get lots of wine knowledge without any of the snobbiness you might get elsewhere.
Feel overwhelmed by wine vocabulary and tasting notes that are just way over-the-top? Wine For Normal People is a really newbie-friendly wine podcast, hosted by Sommelier and Specialist of Wine, Elisabeth Schneider. This podcast is super approachable and fun to listen to!
Former Sommelier Levi Denton spends his episodes interviewing great wine minds who are connected to the wine world. Ranging from other sommeliers to winemakers to restauranteurs, “I’ll Drink to That!” provides a lot of in depth knowledge about a very complicated and interesting industry.
Wine Podcasts are the Accessible Way to Learn
Like most topics, there are a ton of options in the podcast world to choose from when it comes to wine. Depending on what your goal is, you’ll find many wine podcasts that can be a good resource. The important thing is to find one that is hosted by people you trust and enjoy listening to. Wine should be fun! So pour a glass, get your headphones on, and take a listen.