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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Mar 17, 2022

In this globe-trotting discussion with wine expert and author Simon J. Woolf, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Simon transitioned from a career in IT to a life traveling, tasting, and writing about wine, and specifically, he describes the visit to Northeastern Italy that caused him to fall in love with Orange Wine.

  • What makes orange wine different from other traditional red, white, or rose, wines from around the world, both in terms of its production methods and the various flavor profiles it can evoke.

  • Then we go wide and deep on cultural terroir, covering topics as diverse as the convective fermentation properties of Georgian ovoid qvevries, to the role of thick skins on Ribolla Gialla grapes, to the dazzlingly creative experiments and blends made today by orange wine makers from around the world.

  • From a consumer perspective, we give you some tips on how to think about dipping your toes into the orange wine pool, either at your local wine shop or your favorite restaurant.

  • And we cap everything off by giving you a peek at Simon’s most recent book project: Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot

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