The SOMM TV Podcast

The SOMM TV Podcast

193 Episodes

Featuring an ongoing conversation about wine, food, and life with Jason Wise. Episodes available here and anywhere you get your podcasts.

The SOMM TV Podcast
  • Escape from Iran

    Episode 1

    For our 200th podcast episode we tell one of the most harrowing and unbelievable stories in all of wine. "SOMM: Cup of Salvation" is now available to rent or buy on SOMM TV - to celebrate, cast member Moe Momtazi joins the podcast to tell how he and his pregnant wife escaped Iran, and survived a...

  • The Dawn of Wine

    Episode 2

    SOMM: Cup of Salvation is available to rent & buy on SOMM TV starting January 23! To celebrate we speak to world renowned grape geneticist and cast member Carole Meredith about the origin of wine grapes and how humans helped spread them across the globe. To preorder or rent the 4th SOMM Film go...

  • Tasting Notes on a Scandal

    Episode 3

    Poison in your wine, ransom letters, deception! Today we talk about some of the biggest scandals in wine you may not have heard of. Travel with us to the darker side of wine today on the SOMM TV Podcast and don’t forget to subscribe to to watch the best food and wine content anywhere ...

  • Navigating the 3-Tier System

    Episode 4

    We often hear about the 3 tier system in America, but what is it really like to deal with it on a daily basis? On today’s episode we speak to Travis Todd, a wine director turned winemaker who can break down the challenges we have created for selling wine in the United States. Don’t forget to su...

  • Wines of the Year

    Episode 5

    We look back at 2023 and debate our most impactful wines of the year and found some very surprising bottles made the cut. Don't forget to subscribe to to watch all the content about the wines we talk about in today's episode.

  • Ducks in the Vines

    Episode 6

    Meet Alice Anderson of Amevive Wines. Alice has worked harvests and made wine all over the world. When the chance came to revitalize a historic Santa Barbara vineyard and begin making her own wine, she jumped at the chance. We talk with her about regenerative farming and a revolution happening in...

  • Aged Franciacorta

    Episode 7

    For the first time in the United States a bottle of extremely rare Franciacorta is opened and enjoyed. Jason Wise shares a 1980 Annamaria Clementi from legendary producer Ca' Del Bosco with its Founder and President, Maurizio Zanella. Listen along as we learn how and why this wine was created, an...

  • Oregon Sparkling

    Episode 8

    Some of the world's greatest traditional method sparkling wines are being made in Oregon state. Arabilis winemaker Kenny McMahon discusses why Oregon is the perfect place to produce serious sparkling wines of elegance, complexity, and finesse. He takes us through the rigorous process of making wo...

  • The Okanagan Valley

    Episode 9

    One of the most beautiful wine producing regions in the world happens to be Canada's Okanagan Valley. We talk with Checkmate Winery's Graham Nordin and Spencer Kelly about the region's history, what grapes thrive here, and how the Okanagan is quickly becoming one of the world's premier wine regi...

  • Wine and Venice

    Episode 10

    The Venetians have always been some of the greatest merchants and always been at the forefront of wine trading. Today we speak to Luca Marzotto of the famed Venetian family behind Santa Margherita wines and current CEO of Ca del Bosco Franciacorta. His family goes back generations and for the fi...

  • Wine and Music

    Episode 11

    Today we talk to composer Alex Monsour whose orchestral score can be heard in the new SOMM Film: Cup of Salvation playing in theaters and events in Canada and the United States. We talk about the music and composing and performing is like making the great wines of the world. You can stream the ...

  • The Halloween Episode

    Episode 12

    Halloween is here, and the SOMM TV team is off the rails to talk about wether or not you should actually pair wine with candy, what to drink while trick or treating, and some of our all time halloween mistakes and hot takes. Don't forget that our new film "Cup of Salvation" is currently in theat...

  • The Indiana Jones of Wine

    Episode 13

    We are joined by the main character in our next SOMM Film: "Cup of Salvation". His name is Vahe Keushgarian and because of what he pulls off in this film, he has been called "The Indiana Jones of Wine". This is his story before or even after you see the film. For screening dates and tickets for C...

  • The Wines of Georgia

    Episode 14

    The history of Georgian wines go back thousands of years of uninterrupted winemaking. On today's podcast we speak to a french winemaker who has ventured into this ancient land to make traditional wines in one of the oldest countries with planted vineyards. Don't forget our new SOMM film: Cup of ...

  • The Next Great Wine Region is the Oldest

    Episode 15

    Today we dive into the next and maybe most important wine region to emerge in hundreds of years, but the twist is it is also the oldest. To celebrate the next SOMM Film releasing in theaters, director Jason Wise talks with international wine professional Anush Gharibyan O'Connor about the ancien...

  • Wine News Roulette

    Episode 16

    A river of wine in the streets, millions of dollars to dispose of Bordeaux, Miller High Life destroyed for being “the Champagne of beers”. We are rounding up all the insane wine news in today’s podcast. Director Jason Wise also talks about why the next SOMM Film, “Cup of Salvation” took so damn ...

  • Bourgogne’s Future Part 2

    Episode 17

    We talk with Laurène Drouhin Boss 5th generation member of the Drouhin Bourgogne wine family about growing up in wine and the future of her famous region. We also talk about our upcoming SOMM Film: Cup of Salvation. To get tickets for the first screenings go to

  • German Wine Laws

    Episode 18

    Today we dive into the complex and humorous world of German Wine Laws. If you have ever studied for a wine exam or picked up a bottle of German wine, you have been touched by one of the most complex sets of rules in the beverage world. For more on all things Germany make sure to subscribe to so...

  • German Wine 101

    Episode 19

    Today we talk about one of our favorite wine countries: Germany. It is a lot more than just off dry Riesling and beer. We look at this incredible place and talk the history, the wine, and why it is one of the best values in wine today. Want to learn more about Germany? has hours of ...

  • Are Wine Certifications Needed?

    Episode 20

    Today we discuss the journey of two very accomplished women through their studies with the Court of Master Sommeliers and more. Some big issues like the scandals that have plagued these organizations and some questions like do we even need wine certifications anymore are talked about. You can a...

  • Bourgogne, Next Generation Part 1

    Episode 21

    Bourgogne has set the mark for the best expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for a thousand years, but the future is on the minds of the next generation. Today we talk to the next generation making wine at Domaine Merlin in the Maconnais about working with family, growing up in wine, and clim...

  • The World According to Rajat Parr

    Episode 22

    Renowned winemaker Rajat Parr joins the podcast to talk about his career, sommeliers, and how winemaking takes place on a farm. Make sure to subscribe to SOMMTV.COM to watch our new documentary on the next generation of Bourgogne winemaking and watch this episode plus hundreds of hours of the be...

  • In Gamay We Trust

    Episode 23

    Two winemakers join the podcast today to talk about the sneaky next big grape for wine: Gamay. Famous in Beaujolais, this grape has been marginalized for centuries by Pinot Noir, but it is now standing in the sun. Join Meghan Zobeck of M Zobeck Wines and John Adams of Wildsound Wine as we talk ...

  • Generation Willamette

    Episode 24

    On today's episode we talk to Tahmiene Momtazi from Maysara winery about the hilarious process of working with her family in the business of winemaking in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Tahmiene makes some of the best pinot Noir in the United States and her story of how she became a winemaker is a ...