Do your palms sweat at the sight of a lengthy wine list? Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about “tannins” or “appellations?” Wine doesn’t have to be scary OR stuffy. Join comedian and host Ben Schwartz – a self-proclaimed wine novice – on The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues, a new podcast that actually makes learning about wine fun. Each episode, Ben and a guest comedian sit down with a wine expert to ask all the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask. Listen along as they taste wine, share toasts, make up songs, and crack jokes on the wine podcast you’ve been waiting for. The Wine Down is sponsored by Wine Dialogues, a project of International Wine Merchants, Ltd. This content is intended for audiences 21 and older.
Ben, Jake, and Amir test out their palettes with a selection of tasty bites and experience how a good pairing can enhance the flavor of both food and wine.
Straight from the Barrel in Napa
From strolling among the vines to tasting wines straight from the barrel, in this episode, Ben, Jake, and Amir learn about a grape's journey from vine to wine.
Good Day, Rosé!
Yes way Rosé! Ben is joined in the studio by Laura Moses, co-author of the book "Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot," and Beth Liston, winemaker for Dark Horse Wine.
The Grapes Talk Back
Ben is joined in the studio by Dave Coventry, head winemaker at Talbott Estate Vineyards, and comedian Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island) to chat terroir, pinot noir, and why Northern California is such a great place to make wine.
Que Queche: Bubbly
Ben sits down with comedienne Kate Berlant of Vimeo's “555” and the film “Sorry to Bother You”, and LC Castelluzzo, Senior Manager of Event Marketing, to talk about the wonderful world of sparkling wine.
Ratings, Experts, and a Homeschooled Chipmunk
Ben pays a visit to Napa Valley with Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (founders of HeadGum, and hosts of the "If I Were You" podcast) to catch up with Michael Eddy, head winemaker at Louis M. Martini
Can I Ask You a Question, Sweet Winemaker?
Host Ben Schwartz is joined by guest comedian, Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) to learn the basics of wine with Mark Williams, head winemaker at William Hill Estate Winery
Introducing: The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues
Wine doesn’t have to be scary OR stuffy. Join comedian and host Ben Schwartz – a self-proclaimed wine novice – on The Wine Down by Wine Dialogues, a new podcast that actually makes learning about wine fun.