Episode 62: The Return!

by whitney & christina on October 2, 2013

The ladies are back and have a jam-packed show for you! Whitney and Christina are answering your questions, like what happens when a somm gets pregnant and how to break into the wine business. Also, their always-traveling old pal Carmen Grape-iago is back on the wine trail. Where is she this time? All that and a TON more!

Whitney’s brand new wine accessory shop, Bottle Stock, just launched this summer! She’s offering 20% off everything (except leather goods) through Friday the 4th with discount code THECRUSH (enter at checkout.) Get on it!

Listener Julie asked about what happens when a sommelier gets pregnant. Whitney recently wrote a blog post about it and interviewed her colleague Christine.

Other listener questions: Jenny asked about her move to Portland and a career in wine and Aeshna wants to know about wine pairings for spicy Indian food and gooey chocolate cake.

Quickfire interview with Max Shapiro and Max Coane of BRK Dining.


Christina sounds off about wine competitions and how the Aussies are obsessed with them. A well written post on the subject from our buddy Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene.

 6,000 YEAR OLD WINE!!!

Whitney talks about eating and drinking out alone as a solo diner. Weird? Awesome? Do you feel the need to eat or drink differently? She recently had a table for one at the fantastic Passionfish in Pacific Grove. Shout out to the homie Janae, Wine Director and podcast listener!

Producers we love in this episode’s Where in the World is Carmen Grape-iago segment: Gaja, Vietti, Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa, Brovia, Roagna, Rocche Viberti, Cascina Disa, Paolo Manzone, Alberto Voerzio.