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Drink Up: The Best Wine Podcasts
From quarantine vino survival guides to sharing a glass with celebs, these are the best wine podcasts to know

By Katie Strick

A true vino will source as much enjoyment from talking about great wine as they do drinking it, but what about listening to others chat about the beloved tipple?

If you are sorely missing wine chat with pals during this period of quarantine, luckily there some great wine-focussed podcasts out there ready to serve your ears a treat.

From divulging cocktail recipes, to chatting with Dawn French and an unpretentious look at good wine, we’ve curated a list of our favourite wine podcasts below.

Unreserved Wine Talk

Award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean takes a deep-dive into colourful wine stories, from the wine forgery underworld to how it feels to take part in the World’s Best Sommelier Competition.

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The Best Wine Podcasts

By Lauren Eads

Let’s face it, we could all use a bit of lighthearted entertainment at the minute, whether it’s to take our minds off ever-concerning news coverage or bust boredom from being unexpectedly stuck indoors. What better way to plug in and tune out for a brief moment than with a podcast?

The number of podcasts available has exploded in recent years, with the number of listeners getting a weekly fix of audio entertainment reaching 144 million in 2019, according to Edison Research.

Offering content on everything from parenthood to film, TV and, yes, wine, they offer a brilliant medium that takes your eyes off a screen, with an ever growing number of personalities choosing to launch their own podcast.

Here, we round up the best wine-focused podcasts currently on the air, covering everything from winemaking and wine education to blind tasting and celebrity stories. Best of all, they are free.

Who’s the host: Journalist Natalie MacLean
Top featured guests: Madeleine Puckette, Clark Smith, Mike Veseth
Best for: Novices to aficionados
Website: nataliemaclean.com

In Unreserved Wine Talk host Natalie MacLean takes a no holds barred approach to wine chat, covering everything from wine pairing with cannabis, the highs and lows of airline wine and what a billionaire looks for in a wine, to asking the question do wine scores matter?

MacLean is a journalist, and her inquisitive, investigative nature shines through in this entertaining podcast featuring candid conversations with some of the industry’s most colourful characters.

She also leaves a lot of herself in the podcast, dedicating intermittent episodes to reflecting on her own position in the trade, and what it’s like to be a woman working in a still largely male-dominated field.

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