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Levi sits down with one of the best sommeliers in the world, Aldo Sohm of Le Bernardin in New York City.Listen on iTunes
Talia Baiocchi is the first ever Wine Editor for Eater.com and one of the freshest voices in the wine writing world today.Listen on iTunes
Levi chats with Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for the New York Times.Listen on iTunes
Levi sits down with anonymous wine blogger Brooklynguy to talk about how he started writing about wine and where his website is headed.Listen on iTunes
Levi talks with Mannie Berk, founder and owner of Sonoma-based retailer/importer The Rare Wine Co.Listen on iTunes
Levi talks to writer Peter Liem about his online champagne guide, a forthcoming book on sherry and his surprisingly vast knowledge of the world of tea.Listen on iTunes
Levi sits down with Lee Campbell, wine director at Reynard in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They chat about Lee's history in wine, working in Williamsburg and some recent criticism about her list.Listen on iTunes
Wine importer and distributor David Bowler has one of the most exciting portfolios in the business. Today he recounts his long history in the New York wine scene and talks a bit about where his company is headed.Listen on iTunes
Justin Chearno stops by to talk about the Brooklyn retail wine scene and his role as a wine buyer at Uva Wines in Williamsburg.Listen on iTunes
Michael Wheeler chats with Levi about his long history in the wine distribution scene. He's currently a partner in MFW Wine Co. (NY and NJ) and PDX Wines (Portland, Oregon).Listen on iTunes
Ned shares some memorable stories with Levi about his time working in the New York restaurant scene and talks about his current role as a partner at Grand Cru Selections.Listen on iTunes
Jon Bonne is the wine critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He stops by to chat with Levi and discuss the history of California wines and where they stand today.Listen on iTunes
Mark Vlossak, the owner and winemaker at St. Innocent Winery in Oregon, stops by to talk with Levi about the history of wine in the region.Listen on iTunes
Jenny is a co-founder of Jenny and Francois Selections, an importer and distributor of natural wines.Listen on iTunes
Kevin McKenna stops by to discuss his long career in the wine business, specifically his experiences as a partner at Louis/Dressner Selections.Listen on iTunes
Legendary wine importer and distributor Michael Skurnik stops by the show to share stories from his time as a sommelier at Windows on the World and his 25-year old, landmark company Michael Skurnik Wines.
New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov stops by to discuss his new book How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto, which is being released today (October 16th). Eric first appeared back on the show as our 5th guest and we're happy to have him back!
Michael Jessen is the Managing Director at Zachys Wine Auctions.Listen on iTunes
Juliette is the wine director at Gramercy Tavern, which has one of the best all-around wine lists in the United States.
Carla talks about her love of wine and what it's like to be wine director at three of Manhattan's busiest restaurants--The Spotted Pig, The John Dory Oyster Bar and The Breslin. Oh yeah, and she sheds some light on her former career as a nude model.Listen on iTunes
Dustin recalls his training as a Master Sommelier, time in Aspen at The Little Nell and current position running the wine program at Eleven Madison Park, one of New York's finest restaurants.
After building one of the best lists in the country at Eleven Madison Park, John now acts as the beverage director for all of Danny Meyer's restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, The Modern and Union Square Cafe.
Raj discusses his career in the restaurant business, including time spent at wine destinations like Cru and Per Se. Since 2009, he's been Head Sommelier at Daniel Boulud's eponymous Manhattan flagship.
In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, vigneron and wine producer Eric Texier stopped by to chat with Levi about his career making wine in France's Rhone Valley and in the Macon of Burgundy.Listen on iTunes
Matt came to New York for Broadway. Now he's the beverage director for Hearth in the East Village and all locations of Terroir Wine Bar. He discusses his recent promotion to that role and what it's like to work under Paul Grieco.Listen on iTunes
With over 30 years in the New York restaurant business, Chris Cannon is a legend. Cannon discusses everything from giving Paul Grieco his first job to his upcoming projects in Manhattan and New Jersey.Listen on iTunes
Chris discusses his career in retail wine at Manhattan's Chambers Street Wines and his current position as the National Sales Manager for Jose Pastor Selections.Listen on iTunes
Jean-Marc Roulot heads up his family's Domaine, called Domaine Roulot, located in the Meursault commune of Burgundy. In today's lengthy interview, he discusses the Domaine's history, tells the story of how he met his wife and even comments on touchy subjects like premox.Listen on iTunes
John stops by to discuss his influential wine newsletter View From the Cellar.Listen on iTunes
Deirdre Heekin stops by the show to talk about her career as a writer, winemaker and restaurateur. She's the author of Libation, A Bitter Alchemy and, along with her husband Caleb Barber, owner of Vermont's Osteria Pane e Salute.Listen on iTunes
Jon stops by the studio to discuss his career as a beer sommelier in New York and his upcoming Greenpoint beer-focused restaurant Torst, which is opening in early March.Listen on iTunes
In part one of our interview with Richard Betts, we discuss his entry into the business and career as a sommelier.
Piero Incisa della Rocchetta is the owner of Bodega Chacra in Patagonia, and a member of the family that owns Tenuta San Guido. Tenuta San Guido produces what is arguably Italy's most famous wine, Sassicaia.
Michele Smith stops by to discuss her work as the Wine and Service Director of New York's three Michelin-starred Brooklyn Fare.
David Schildknecht, a wine critic for The Wine Advocate, stops by the show to talk the state of wine writing and his history in the business.
Emanuela is a member of the family that owns the Badia a Coltibuono winery in Tuscany, Italy.
Jeff Porter talks about his time working in Los Angeles at Mozza and his current role as the wine director at Manhattan's Del Posto Ristorante.
Arianna Occhipinti is the owner and winemaker of the Occhipinti winery in Sicilia.
Randall Grahm is the founder and winemaker of Bonny Doon Vineyard, the winery based in California.
Bobby is an owner of the Colorado restaurants Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale.
Jim Clendenen is the winemaker and owner of the Au Bon Climat winery and also Clendenen Family Vineyards, both based in the Santa Maria Valley of California.
Mike Chelini has been the winemaker at Stony Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley for over 40 years.
Bill Fitch is the Wine Director of Vinegar Hill House and Hillside in Brooklyn.
Klaus-Peter Keller is the owner and winemaker at Germany's Keller winery, in the Rheinhessen.
David Weitzenhoffer is a cofounder and partner in wine importer A.I. Selections.
David, a founding partner of the landmark Chambers Street Wines in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, stops by the show to talk about his role as a pioneer in the modern retail wine business.Listen on iTunes
Micahel, Chef Sommelier at Boulud Sud and Bar Boulud on Manhattan's Upper West Side, stops by to talk about the role of the modern sommelier and to taste some wine.Listen on iTunes
Cognac importer Nicolas Palazzi of PM Spirits stops by and talks, well, cognac. They call the man "Captain Cognac" for a reason.Listen on iTunes
Laura Maniec, owner of Corkbuzz Wine Studio and the former beverage director of the BR Guest restaurant group, talks about the transition from corporate buyer to restaurant owner.Listen on iTunes
Rita Jammet, the woman behind La Caravelle Champagne and a historic figure in the New York restaurant scene shares stories of her family's iconic restaurant and talks about the contemporary Champagne business.Listen on iTunes
Wine importer Jan D'Amore about his days in an LA rock band and his import company Jan D'Amore Wines.Listen on iTunes
Wine and spirits importer Zev Rovine talks to Levi about his company Zev Rovine Selections.Listen on iTunes
Snooth Media Editor in Chief Gregory Dal Piaz talks with Levi about the past present and future of online wine writing.Listen on iTunes
Longtime Rosenthal Wine Merchant sales representative Blake Johnson chats with Levi about his nearly twenty year history with the landmark import company.Listen on iTunes
Talitha is the owner of Vine Wine, one of several wine shops in Williamsburg that's shaping the Brooklyn retail wine scene. She talks about being a retail wine pioneer in both Long Island City and Williamsburg.Listen on iTunes
Camille Riviere stops by to talk to Levi about her wine import company Camille Riviere Selection.Listen on iTunes
Christy is the owner of Frankly Wines in downtown Manhattan. Christy talks to Levi about getting started in retail, the subtle distinction between Tribeca and the Financial district, and then breaks out a bottle to taste.Listen on iTunes
Alice is a wine writer and the author of two books including The Battle for Wine and Love. Soon, she'll release a wine newsletter called "The Feiring Line."Listen on iTunes
As the wine director at the Mario Batali-owned restaurant Lupa Osteria Romana in Manhattan, Charles knows his Italian wine. The recently promoted wine director talks about his path from bartender to sommelier.Listen on iTunes
Dino Tantawi is the owner of wine importer Vignaioli Selection. He also has the best radio voice in the history of our show.Listen on iTunes
Patrick is the wine director at GILT in New York City. He stops by to talk about his career and speak some truths about the realities of the modern sommelier.Listen on iTunes
Giorgio Conterno is the proprietor of the Paolo Conterno winery, a producer of Barolo in Piemonte's Monforte d'Alba.Listen on iTunes
As the wine buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits, Lorena is in charge of one of the largest retail buying operations in New York City. She talks about the challenges and rewards of a store that has to offer something for everyone.Listen on iTunes
ChampagneGuide.net scribe Peter Liem returns to the show to discuss his recently released book. Peter is the coauthor of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla.Listen on iTunes
The Head Sommelier at Manhattan's Rouge Tomate talks about her desire to build a wine vocabulary of her own and how she misses the close connection to vineyards she had while living in her native France.
Abe talks to Levi about the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy at Red Hook Winery, where he's a partner. Abe also discusses his career and work in California under his critically acclaimed Scholium Project label.
Josh talks about his job as a critic for the International Wine Cellar. He also touches on the role of retail wine shops in shaping his palate and career.Listen on iTunes
Joe is a wine buyer at Crush Wine & Spirits, one of the best retail wine shops in Manhattan.Listen on iTunes
Joaquin is a partner in Alchemy Consulting, a group which recently opened the bar Pouring Ribbons in the East Village. He stops by to talk about his career in the cocktail scene and the importance of hospitality behind the bar.Listen on iTunes
For our 50th episode, Levi chats with Ryan Ibsen, the Wine Director at Pasanella & Son, a retail wine shop in the South Street Seaport that was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Ryan talks about coming back after that catastrophic event, his career in restaurants and eventual transition to retail.Listen on iTunes
Ruben discusses his career in the wine world, from his roots in Spain to sommelier positions at The Fat Duck, Double Crown and, most recently, Veritas in New York City.Listen on iTunes
Steve is the Beverage Director for the Vetri Family of restaurants in Philadelphia, PA. He discusses his Irish roots, love of Italian wine and explains why he won't drink Guinness anymore.Listen on iTunes
Liz talks about her role as Wine Director of Maialino in the Gramercy Park Hotel and her work there with a mainly Italian wine list.Listen on iTunes
Yannick stops by to discuss his career as a New York sommelier and current position as sales associate at Le Du's Wines, a retail shop in the West Village.Listen on iTunes
Charlie Woods is the owner of wine importer Bonhomie Wine Imports.Listen on iTunes
On a recent trip to Italy, Levi sat down separately with two winemakers. Here now are those discussions with Marta Rinaldi of the Giuseppe Rinaldi winery in the Barolo commune and Fabio Alessandria of the G.B. Burlotto winery in the Verduno commune.Listen on iTunes
In part two of our interview with Richard Betts, he and Levi chat about his Sambra mezcal project, various other wine and spirits he's been involved in over the years, and touch on the heated orange wine topic.
Kristen Murphy is a wine buyer and social media specialist for Wine Library, the massive and popular New Jersey retail shop.
Scott Gerber is a cofounder of wine and spirits distributor Martin Scott Wines.
Aaron is the wine director at Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Katherine Moore is the general sales manager at Union Square Wines.
Matteo Mollo is the owner SelectioNaturel Imports and also a part of The Wine Bottega in Boston, MA.
Jena-Marie Fourrier runs the family winery, Domaine Fourrier, based in Gevrey-Chambertin.
Veronica Stoler is the wine buyer at Despana Vinos Y Mas Market, a Spanish wine shop in SoHo.
Dr. Katharina Prum collaborates with her father, Dr. Manfred Prum, to make the wines at their estate Joh. Jos. Prum in Germany's Mosel region.
John Sellar is the New York Metro General Manager of wine importer and distributor Frederick Wildman & Sons
Liz Willette is a partner in wine importer and distributor Grand Cru Selections.
Tegan Passalacqua is the winermaker at Turley Wine Cellars in California.
Erin Scala is the Wine Director of Public Restaurant in Nolita.
Isabella Pelizzatti Perego helps with her family's winery in Lombardia, Ar. Pe. Pe.