Here's a link to the episode: Episode 33
While drinking a rather skunked and old Napa version, MC Ice and I tackle the King of the Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon. If you like my dork out moments... get ready.
Here are a few summary points:
- I geek out on the grape, talking about the history and the viticulture of Cabernet Sauvignon (I get into it -- everything from torrid vineyard love affairs to Pliny the Elder to methoxypyrazines)
- We try to cover everything you ever wanted to know about Cabernet from the most famous regions around the world:
o Old World: Bordeaux, Italy, Spain, and other parts of Europe
o New World: California (Napa, Sonoma), Washington, Oregon, Long Island, South America (Chile, Argentina), Australia, South Africa
- MC Ice gets really excited about the marriage of Cabernet and food. (the chemical reaction of tannin and filet fascinates him)
- And here's the link to the terroir episode we reference! LINK
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