The Winos return to the airwaves on “The Tasting Room”

By Jesse on September 5, 2008

Seeking once more to reach out to an audience in places where the internet hasn’t yet shaken radio’s stronghold on the dissemination of information and entertainment — cars, hospital waiting rooms, etc. — the Winos returned recently to the Paramount lot to record an episode of “The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis.”


We talked about the Winos’ zeitgeist, our humble origins, and the place of the twenty-something consumer in today’s wacky world of wine. Oh… and we drank a lot. You can check out our tasting notes and additional photos after the jump, and you can download the podcast here (part 1, part 2).

These are the five wines we tasted with Tom, along with brief snippets of the reactions they received; you’ll have to listen to the show to find out who said what. (To stream the episode without downloading, visit this page, scroll down to find “Young Winos 1” and “Young Winos 2,” and click play.)

1) 2007 Caves de Perrières Pouilly-Fumé (Loire Valley): “…delicious, certainly at the ten dollar level…”
2) 2005 Gainey Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): “…a nice expression of cool-climate Chardonnay, nicely balanced, some good acidity…”
3) 2007 Municipal Winemakers “Pale Pink” Rosé (Santa Barbara County): “…easy to drink, for sure, but it’s not sweet, it’s not cloying…made in more of a Southern France style…”
4) 2003 Marques de Riscal “Reserva” (Rioja): “…flavors of earth, toffee, and caramel…”
5) 2006 Glaetzer “Wallace” Shiraz/Grenache (Barossa Valley): “…very nice…a good wine to drink with barbecue in the summertime…”

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Jesse prepares the bottles; this is where the magic happens; the Winos relax after a successful show

The Young Winos of LA — edutoxicating Los Angeles since 2005

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