29: What is REAL WINE? (According To Ray Isle) – #029

What is “REAL” wine? You may be wondering what that even means — isn’t ALL wine “real”?

Well, maybe — but according to Food&Wine magazine’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle, there is “wine” and then there is “real” wine. And he explains how and why this is possible in this episode, citing stories from his new book The World in a Wineglass: The Insider’s Guide to Artisanal, Sustainable, Extraordinary Wines to Drink Now.

This is one of the few episodes in which a few curse words are thrown around — we apologize and promise the words used are not too offensive; just wanted you to know why a wine podcast episode would be labeled as “explicit.”

If you would like to buy Ray’s book, you can get it here: https://amzn.to/3tcndXu

If the hardcover version will take up too much space on your bookshelf, you can always get the digital version to read on your Kindle or other e-book device here: https://amzn.to/46Tl4h8

And there’s also an audiobook version you can buy here: https://amzn.to/3GA22BP

Finally, you can get it on CD (!) here: https://amzn.to/3uUVT0i

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