Love wine but not all the fussy bullsh*t that goes with it? Always on the lookout for good deals? Welcome to No Snob Wine, the companion podcast to NoSnobWine.com
Join Chuck (Italian food and wine superfan) and Sean (a Sommelier) on their search for the best wine deals, the perfect pizza wine, and straightforward answers to your wine questions. It’s that simple.
Always looking for Organic, Vegan, or Sustainable wine suggestions. All wines mentioned cost under $20, and often under $10.
The No Sob Wine podcast was created by Chuck and Sean who founded NoSnobWine.com in 2008 – they’ve tried a lot of bad wine so you don’t have to.
Discover Your New Favourite Wine – Shop Like a Pro
Welcome to the first ever episode of The Wine Podcast for Everyone! In this episode, we tackle navigating the wine store. Chuck & Sean have some tips to help you find your new favourite wine or just change it up from your usual trusted bottle.
Is DIY Wine Worth It?
Have you ever considered making your own wine? Chuck & Sean debate the pros and cons of making wine at home or at a do it yourself retailer. They share their personal experiences and stories of giving and receiving homemade wine. Sean tastes a wine from Mexico and let’s just say it was “interesting”.
Tips for Giving The Perfect Gift of Wine
Wine makes a great gift but if sometimes you’re not sure what to give and at what price range you need this episode. Chuck & Sean talk about those awkward moments when you bring wine to a party and the host isn’t sure what to do with it. Sean explains a winner takes all wine game you’ll want to play with your friends.
Champange Aletrnatives – Boujie on a Budget
Do you have something to celebrate…or not? Chuck & Sean discuss the best alternatives to Champagne, how to safely open a bottle of sparkling wine, and some serving ideas. Sean reveals his true feelings on expensive French Champagne. Chuck shares two classic Italian cheap sparkling wines with mixed results and we are pleasantly surprised by a tropical fruit-tasting sparkling wine from Canada.
Do you drink Red or White with that?
Maybe you love steak but just don’t enjoy red wine. Chuck and Sean offer alternatives to traditional wine pairings for some classic dishes and offer some suggestions for serving wine with Thai, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and other cuisines. Then they play a rapid fire game to see what wine they would pair with random food like Poutine, BBQ chips, Egg Salad, Blueberry Pie, Cheeseburger, Mac and Cheese. Chuck features an unfiltered vegan organic red blend wine from Italy, and Sean features a vegan organic Pinot Noir from Chile.
Counter, Fridge, or Freezer – What’s the best way to save leftover wine?
Chuck and Sean do an experiment over 7 days to figure out the best way to save leftover wine. They store leftover wine on the counter, in the refrigerator, and in the freezer then taste each on days 1, 2, 3, and finally a frozen sample on day 7. They taste each sample blind and rate them Olympic style, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Sean has big reservations about the freezer and Chuck’s method proves to be tried and true.
Dos and Don’ts of Ordering Wine at Restaurants
Chuck and Sean offer some tips to ordering, tasting, and returning wine at a restaurant. How to examine a wine. What NOT to do when the server presents you with the cork. When to order wine by the glass instead of an entire bottle. Chuck features a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile and Sean tastes a “Wine Beverage” from California.
Getting the Most Out of Inexpensive Wine: Decant It
Chuck and Sean talk about decanting wine and share their tips and tricks on the subject. Did you know that decanting inexpensive wine can actually improve the flavour? Sean shares his surprising technique for decanting and Chuck proves almost anything can act as a decanter. Then they tackle the idea of “Hyper Decanting” as depicted in HBO’s Succession. Yes, it’s a real thing and the guys are coming armed with a blender. Chuck features a red from Italy and Sean features a red from Spain.
Find Your Reds Part 1 – Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Zinfandel
In the first episode of a 6 part series, Chuck and Sean unpack three classic red wines. They discuss what to look for, countries to focus on, and typical and unusual pairing ideas. The goal of this series is to help listeners expand their horizons and discover new (to them) and interesting wines. Parts 1-3 will focus on red wines and parts 4-6 will focus on white wines. Chuck features a smokey twist on Zinfandel and Sean is pleasantly surprised by an Argentinian Malbec done in the old world style.
Find Your Whites Part 1 – Chardonnay, Sauvingnon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
In part 1 of 3 focusing on white wines, Chuck and Sean unpack three classic whites. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio. They discuss what to look for, countries to focus on, and typical and unusual pairing ideas.
Does the shape of your wine glass matter?
Chuck and Sean debate whether or not the shape of your wine glass influences your enjoyment of wine. They share their go-to glass shapes, tips for serving wine, and etiquette for switching between red and white. They agreed that the shape of the glass does matter, but it’s not what you think. It has more to do with the shape of the opening than the whole glass. When it comes to red vs. white wine and glass shape, they do have one piece of advice you’ll want to follow next time you have dinner guests.
How to Store and Age Wine at Home
Chuck and Sean offer their best tips for storing those special bottles of wine you want to hang on to for a while. The optimal temperature to store wine long-term. The best locations in your house to store wine and some places you definitely want to avoid when storing and aging wine. They offer tips to tell if you’ve stored your wine too long and the best way to open a bottle after long-term storage.
How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?
Chuck and Sean break down how much sugar is actually in a glass of wine. The answer will probably pleasantly surprise you. They compare the amount of sugar in wine to the amount of sugar in cola, juice, and your favorite chocolate bar. Sean explains why many wines taste sweeter than they actually are.