Learn to understand and enjoy the world’s standout wine-grape varietals with Master of Wine Rob Geddes.
An educator, reviewer, judge, frequent guest expert, and the brains behind the mobile app Australian Wine Vintages, Geddes has been a forerunner in the democratization of the wine industry.
In this 12-part audio course, Geddes shares some tricks of the trade with the casual wine-drinker.
Taking cues from Geddes’s expertise, you will consider the chemistry behind the creation of flavor - the nuances of which he subdivides into the balance, length, intensity, and complexity of flavor.
Throughout the program, Geddes recommends wines for you to sample; the effect is of touring wine country, minus the costs of travel and lodging. This is Geddes’s critical maneuver: sounding the death of elitism by praising bottles under $20 with the same enthusiasm as bottles over $150. Specific topics of discussion include:
- Cabernet Sauvignon (from Chile and Anderson Valley, California)
- Champagne and Sparkling Wines
- Chardonnay (from the Napa Valley and Australia)
- Merlot (from Italy and California)
- Pinot Grigio (from Italy and Oregon) and
- Port and Madeira
Whether you aim to assemble your own amateur collection or aspire to become more knowledgeable about pairings, Geddes’s program is right up your alley.