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Uncork Your Mind

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess takes the intimidation out of wine. This is a monthly podcast where I will speak with people in the wine industry, authors, and bloggers to education you on wine.

May 10, 2022

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Dana Spaulding the Founder of Wander + Ivy. Wander + Ivy are classy single-serving wine bottles.

Dana made the transition from the financial service industry to the wine industry after feeling that she was wasting wine. She would sit down at the end of the day and have a...

Apr 8, 2022

Areni is a grape that is grown in Armenia and for our first episode of Winephabet Street, we got a double A.

Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Exploring the Wine Glass and I work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions one letter at a time. The show is live on the third...

Mar 23, 2022

In 2006 when Dan and Jacqui Heavens purchased their wine trail event ticket, they had no idea 14 years later they would own a winery. It was during that event that they discovered Glorie Farm Winery. They kept coming back.

When Jacqui saw that Glorie Farm Winery was for sale, she jokingly sent it to her husband Dan....

Mar 12, 2022


Zweigelt is not a grape name you hear often, let alone are familiar with. It’s a grape I always wondered about. I knew of its Austrian roots and for the first time tasted a Zweigelt from the Finger Lakes not to long ago. But still, knowing a bit about grapes, I knew Zweigelt’s home is in Austria.

For the...

Feb 8, 2022

We don’t get to drink or taste many Turkish wines and I was so excited when we chose Yapincak for the letter Y on Winephabet Street. We reached out to Andrea Lemieux who is known as the Quirky Cork and a champion in Turkish Wines to be our guest. She has just published a book The Essential Guide to Turkish Wine and...