Weird Varietals...Moving Past Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

September 19, 2012
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse

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Episode Description

It's turning cooler, and for many people that means switching back to drinking more red wine, less white. Over the last several months, we've talked about regions and styles, and touched on some off-the-beaten-path type varietals like Barbera, Mouvedre, and Tempranillo. Let's delve deeper into those amazing grape varietals that make up some incredible wine. These off-the-beaten-path grapes come from all over the world, and many of them are grown a bit of everywhere. However, like most things they thrive best in the indigenous environment. We'll talk about some of the cool varietals from Italy, Spain, France, Argentina and Chile. We'll also talk price...finding a good bottle for the right price. Which grape from which country, and probably even a few brand names that are great value! It'll be an episode of weird grapes and good wine...maybe even a food pairing or two! Be sure to join us! If there's a question you'd like us to include, email us at AroundtheWorldinaGlass@hotmail.com

Around the World in a Glass

Around the World in a Glass

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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.

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Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.

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