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Glass in Session™ is a wine education podcast hosted by Val Caruso, DWS, CWE, FWS. She's a certified wine educator, lifelong learner, & shameless corkdork.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday there will be a new Glass in Session™ focusing on a new topic. Val's mission is to educate, entertain, and empower the wine learner, wine lover, or wine curious by seeking out the fun - and sometimes funny - side of wine education.



Jul 26, 2019

An exploration of Clairette de Die sparkling wines of the Northern Rhône, particularly the Méthode Dioise Ancestrale. We cover the history, grapes, styles, and winemaking, as well as the appellations ... and the wearing of capes. Yes, capes.

This is also the Season 1 finale. The Glass in Session™ Winecast resumes...

Jul 12, 2019

Sipping on Cariñena rose’, feasting on Spain. [sponsored content]

This episode is about the garnacha-based rose’ wines (rosado) of DOP Cariñena. History, facts and figures, style, food, and cultural events are at the center of this session.

(Wines provided by Gregory + Vine, New York)

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Jun 28, 2019

Rhone Outliers Part 1 is all about the rose’ only wine appellation of Tavel. We also talk about the memory palace mnemonic system and what it has to do with wine education.

A closer look at the Cahier des Charges yields interesting notes about grapes, winemaking, and the history of Tavel.


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Jun 14, 2019

A quick dip into a couple of favorite rosé styles from Italy known as rosato takes us to the deep pink wines of Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo.

We also discuss Chiaretto (Bardolino) briefly, and check in on the rosé wine market for some figures and finds.

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May 24, 2019

Our foray into fringe wines continues this week with Aperitif (or Apéritif) wines. While these wines refuse to be boxed in when it comes to styles and ingredients, the subject can be a bucket of worms.

This episode explores, more specifically, the category of wine known as aromatized wines, including Vermouth,...