Hosted by sommelier and restaurateur, Matthew Kaner, Season One focuses on the Americas. Travel back in time to see how the regions were planted with vines and how struggles and historical events formed the wine we drink today. Part of the SOMM TV Podcast Network.
Matthew is joined by Julio Bouchon from Bouchon Family Wines and Longaví Wines wines to discuss the history of wine in Chile. Julio’s family history uniquely mirrors Chile’s adaptation to Bordeaux varieties.
Matthew is joined by Cha McCoy, a sommelier, New York resident, and founder of Cha Squared Consulting, as they discuss the history of wine in New York including Dr. Konstanin Frank’s work in the Finger Lakes.
Matthew Kaner is joined by Taylor Grant, Co-Owner of Tresomm Wine, to discuss the history of wine in Mexico. When the Spanish Missionaries landed in Mexico, they left behind their language and their love of the vine.
Matthew Kaner talks with John House, Owner/Winemaker of Ovum Wines, about the history of wine in Oregon and how a short history from the 1960s exploded into a known prowess of growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Matthew Kaner is joined by Tealye Long, Partner/Co-Founder of Chufly Imports to discuss how grapes were first brought to Bolivia by Jesuits in the 1500s, and to this day they still do things the old way.
Matthew Kaner is joined by Julia Coney, founder of Black Wine Professionals, and wine columnist Frank Morgan to chronicle Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to the founding of the VA wine industry and how it got to modern day expansion.
Matthew Kaner talks with Christian Wylie, Managing Director of Bodega Garzón, about the history of wine in Uruguay. The Tannat grape arrived in 1870 and now 150 years later it is the pillar of their burgeoning wine industry.
Matthew Kaner talks with Jackson Rohrbaugh, MS and owner of Crunchy Red Fruit wine club, about the history of wine in Washington State. While Washington is well known for Seattle, Puget Sound, grunge music, coffee, and lots of big tech companies, travel east of the Cascade Mountains to a desert o...
Matthew Kaner is joined by Maynard James Keenan, Owner/Winemaker of Caduceus Cellars (yeah, you may know him from Tool and A Perfect Circle) to discuss Arizona’s wine history and how elevation plays a role in the cultivation of vines.