5 Australian Wine Podcasts
The best podcasts are those that entertain and educate, and Australian wine lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to scrolling through Apple podcasts looking for something to listen to over a glass of vino.
Wine experts, wine lovers and wine novices alike are sharing their passion – and their favourite drops – over this increasingly popular medium. From the serious side of making wine to the fun of drinking it, here are some of the best Australian wine podcasts we think you’ll enjoy on your personal wine journey.
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From the serious side of making wine to the fun of drinking it, here are five top Australian wine podcasts we think you’ll enjoy.
Australian Wine Podcasts You'll Love
Since 2018, Drinks Adventures has been the go-to podcast for adventurous drinkers of beer, wine, spirits, cider... and everything in between. Today's drinkers are consuming less alcohol overall, and are instead spending more on higher quality products that deliver on flavour and are underpinned by authentic stories.
The people who produce and champion these fine drinks are the talent you will be hearing from on this podcast. Drinks Adventures is produced and hosted by drinks writer James Atkinson, and features episodes on McWilliam’s and Wynns Coonawarra Estate, as well as a great one-on-one with Ed Carr of House of Arras, Australia’s most-awarded Sparkling winemaker.
Other memorable guests have included actor and winemaker Sam Neill, musician and winemaker James Maynard Keenan, wine critics Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes, wine writer Max Allen, and cricketers turned winemakers Sir Ian Botham and Ricky Ponting. One to bookmark!
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The Wine Australia podcast is all about sharing a passion for Australian wine. For those who love Aussie wine, Wine Australia share the stories of the people, the places and the communities that make our bold, authentic wines.
And, for those sharing Australian wines with the world, Wine Australia shares advice, insights and key learnings from thought leaders in the Australian wine community. With a selection of short, snackable episodes to dip in and out of, it’s well worth adding to your podcast playlist.
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AWRI Decanted is a new podcast from The Australian Wine Research Institute (www.awri.com.au), hosted by experienced reporter and broadcaster, Drew Radford. In each episode, Drew meets a scientist working for the Australian wine industry or a producer who is putting wine research into practice.
The first series of AWRI Decanted focuses on the fascinating world of wine flavour, and its first episodes bode well for a continued deep dive into this country’s extraordinary wine story – this could yet prove Australia’s biggest podcast in all things wine-related!
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WINE WITH MEG AND MEL
This duo from Rob Dolan Wines, Master of Wine Meg Brodtmann and Rob Dolan’s Marketing and Communications Manager Mel Gilcrist, brings their favourite topic to life in this fun and frank podcast, which you can read more about here.
Each 20-minute episode, available on Apple and Spotify, either features a varietal, or covers a hot topic. Every episode, Mel also finds out what Meg’s been drinking in the hope she’ll inspire you to try something new. Plus, Meg is bursting with fun wine facts – for instance, did you know that in Italy, there’s a fountain flowing with free wine?!
The varietal episodes see Meg and Mel discussing and tasting the top varieties from the top regions in both Australia and overseas. They reveal the most delicious food pairings for the varietal, as well as what you should expect to spend on a good bottle and how to choose the best examples. Great fun!
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REAL WINE PEOPLE
Long form conversations with vineyard and wine folk about their stories and experiences within the fast-changing wine landscape, Real Wine People is exactly as it sounds – featured interviews include Vanya Cullen of Cullen Wines, and a host of other aspiring and established winemakers at the cutting edge of vinicultural practice here in Australia.
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A podcast about wine, wine culture and wine people. Every episode a different guest from the wine industry joins host James Scarcebrook (aka The Intrepid Wino) to share their backgrounds, their influences, and their philosophies on wine. Nothing too technical, just a casual chat between a few people who happen to work with wine!
Episodes include a chat with Fred Pizzini of Pizzini Wines, David Bicknell from Oakridge Wines, Leanne De Bortoli from De Bortoli Wines Yarra Valley, Peter Weinberg from Brand’s Laira, and a whole lot more. A must-listen for vino aficionados.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAPE & WINE PODCAST SERIES
Australia's peak wine industry association brings you information for Australian grape growers and winemakers, including domestic and international wine policy updates, the inside word directly out of Canberra, and conversations with some of Australia's most experienced industry participants on the things that matter to Australian wine producers.
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Looking for even more vinous entertainment? Check our Top 10 Wine Movie Picks, 5 Best Books About Wine and 10 Top Australian Wine Books.
What are you reading, watching or listening to this week? Do you have a favourite we’ve missed in our list? Share your picks with us on Instagram and Facebook, and check out our other great articles on Australian wine culture. In the meantime, stock up your cellar in preparation for a good old-fashioned entertainment binge with our latest wine offers!