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Vintuba Podcast-11- Drive by Wine Review 3

In episode #11 JonM “Wine Snob’s Everyman” joins ChrisO “Everyman’s Wine Snob”  on his daily commute through beautiful Los Carneros to get another drive time wine recommendation. This week it’s all about the 2006 Fogdog Chardonnay, from Freestone Winery, located on the Sonoma Coast, and the 2005 Masi Campofiorin, from Masi Agricola, located in Veneto […]

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Vintuba Podcast #10 Sparkling Wine Show

In episode #10 ChrisO in Napa, JonM in Snowmass, and Windy City Wine Guy in Chicago discus almost everything sparkling. We wish you a very happy beginning to 2009. Cheers, ChrisO, JonM and the Windy City Wine Guy! Show #10 m4a format (42:00min 17.6MB) Some of the wines we discussed in this episode: 1999 Champagner  […]

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Vintuba Podcast-9- Drive by Wine Review 2

In episode #9 JonM,  the “Wine Snob’s Everyman”, joins ChrisO, the “Everyman’s Wine Snob”,  on his daily commute through beautiful Los Carneros to get another drive time wine recommendation.  This week it’s all about desert island wines. Show #9 m4a format (7:01min 3.1MB) Here are the wines we talked about in this episode:

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Vintuba Podcast-8- Miscellaneous Wine Ramblings 1

In episode #8 JonM interviews ChrisO about a variety of subjects from wine headaches to the Masters of Wine program. First in a series. Click Below to Play the Show: Show #8 m4a format (25:37min 11.8MB)

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Vintuba Podcast-#7- Drive by Wine Review #1

In episode 7 of the vintuba podcast JonM calls ChrisO on his very foggy commute  to get some wine recommendations. Click Below to Play the Show: Show #7 (11:19min 4.8MB) The wines that ChrisO recommended: 2005 Chryseia Duoro P+S Prats and Symington (Duoro, Portugal) $44 2006 Herdade dos Grous, (Alentejo Portugal) $24 2005 Quinta do […]

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Podcast #6 Thanksgiving wine pairing blow out

In Episode #6 ChrisO and JonM are joined by the Windy City Wine Guy and discuss the right wines to pair with Thanksgiving celebrations. LISTEN NOW PODCAST #6 Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

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Podcast #5 Tempranillo from Spain “This ones for you Heidi”

PODCAST #5 Tempranillo In Episode #5 ChrisO and JonM explore the Tempranillo grape from Spain and it’s two most prominent growing regions; Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The wines we tried from Rioja: Click on the picture for a link to the winery website The wine we tried from Ribera del Duero: Click on the […]

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PODCAST #4 The white wines of Galicia, Spain “Green Spain”

In Podcast #4 ChrisO and Jon explore, the white wines of Galicia located in the north western part of Spain. We are joined by AdamW and taste some of the stellar whites from the region. Introduction to Galicia: Galicia is in the northwestern corner of Spain, separated by mountains from the rest of Castilla-Leon and […]

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PODCAST #3 Bodegas Juan Gil and the wines from Jumilla Spain a one two punch…

In our latest podcast ChrisO takes a look at the Jumilla DO in Spain and explores the wines of Bodegas Juan Gil. LISTEN THE JUMILLA PODCAST  NOW Jumilla DO, SPAIN This region used to be a huge supplier of simple wines to supermarkets all over Europe. Jumilla had up to late 80’s never suffered from […]

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Sherry Podcast

Chris and Jon discover the pleasures of Sherry, and yes we mean the wine! Listen in and maybe even learn something. LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST NOW . . SOME MORE INFO FOR YOU TYPES OF SHERRY: Fino:  A pale straw-coloured wine with a sharp, delicate bouquet suggestive of roasted almonds, apple and yeast. Made from […]

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The Stories Behind Wine Episode 2 – Oslavia – Drinking History

Inspired by the book, “Ribolla Gialla Oslavia: The Invisible Part of a Wine,” we travel to a little village in Italy called Oslavia that has been gaining popularity in the wine world for producing non-traditional, original wines with the Ribolla Gialla grape. The battle ground for both 20th century world wars, this area experienced complete destruction only to have strong independent winemakers return to replant its vineyards and rebuild. With Ribolla Gialla, you can drink Oslavia’s history.

The Stories Behind Wine Episode 1 – Port



We talk to Nick Poleto Director of wine education for Kobrand Imports. Get out your smoking jacket, light up your cigars and kick back to the soothing tales of Port.

Wine Soiree- An interview with Andrew Lazorchak

ChrisO, from, interviews Andrew Lazorchak from Wine Soiree, the man behind the latest wine aeration innovation. Watch as wine is spilled, decanters hugged, and millionaires made.

Podcast 23-Value from Bordeaux

We are particularly excited about this podcast because we get to discuss a topic that is not usually associated with this region, and that is value. Join us as we taste through 3 wines; a white, rose, and red wine from the broader appellations of Bordeaux. All of the wines we taste are in the sub $15 range and deliver on the promise of good QPR (quality price ratio).

Rhone where you want to – An interview with John Alban

Ever wonder why the annual Hospice du Rhone event is held in Paso Robles California and not the Rhone Valley of France? Well so did we! We asked John Alban, the founder of and chief evangelist of the Hospice du Rhone movement, this very question and many others and got answers that may surprise you. Who would have thought that you would hear Rhone wines mentioned in the same sentence as Baskin Robins, 80’s big hair glam rock, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. What are some of your favorite Rhone style wines?

On the Verge at Hospice du Rhone 2010

ChrisO interviews Jay Kell from Verge Winery at the 2010 Hospice du Rhone Grand Tasting. Find out what this wine has in common with Queen Latifah and Burning Man.

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