Brought to you by the team behind The Cork Report (https://thecorkreport.us) "More Than Drinkable" is a podcast focused on the people, places and passions behind the best wines coming from lesser-known North American wine regions.
We've all heard that "some East Coast wines are drinkable." We disagree. They are MORE than drinkable.
No guests or even co-hosts for this episode. It's just Lenn talking about his experience judging at this year's New York Wine Classic, a quick visit to Forge Cellars beforehand and then a couple other podcasts to check out that have some great East Coast wine stuff going on. As always, we're sponsored by our friends at http://petraeaplus.com who want you to rethink your oak.
This week's episode is just Lenn interviewing Liten Buffel winemaker and co-owner Zack Klug. Zack is a natural wine guy -- but not one of those annoying dogmatic types. He makes his wines his way, but he doesn't expect everyone to do what he does. Check out the episode to learn about something unique that Zack considers a manipulation, what he's doing up on the Niagara Escarpment and why he values transparency maybe above everything else.
The podcast is back as Lenn and Carlo record their first episode together. They talk about whether or not wine regions should push "signature varieties," talk about a lawsuit in Minnesota wine country, and NIMBYism in Indiana where a new winery may not be happening.
We apologize for Carlo's awful sound quality. That's what happens with one of your co-hosts is a Luddite. ENJOY!
Music by: www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
The new version of The Cork Report Podcast should be ready in the next two weeks. In the meantime, we thought you might want to check out the one real episode Lenn recorded as a solo podcaster a couple years ago.
In it, he interviewed Regan Meador from Southold Farm + Cellar. Through the course of their conversation, they cover everything from opening weekend in the SF+C tasting room, Rex Farr's organic vineyard in Calverton, Kickstarter, why Regan hasn't made a rose yet, and what it's been like being the new kid on the block.
Host Lenn Thompson doesn't have a guest this week. Instead, he talks about some of the podcasts that have inspired him and what he hopes his podcast becomes over time.
Shout out to Anthony Ianni for the theme song "First Fall" and to PJ Sedgwick for the killer logo artwork.