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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.



Oct 11, 2019

In the spirit of Fall, the spirits made from apples deserve a little Glass in Session® Winecast corkdorkery treatment. So here's to Calvados, Applejack, and the hundreds of years of history that brought us this goodness, unfolded on a Friday night with a bottle of Calvados Pays d'Auge.

Did your exuberant host cover...

Sep 27, 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to the dessert wine episode: Val went down a moldy rabbit hole. What emerges is an entire episode devoted to Noble Rot.

How does Botrytis Cinerea affect the grapes, the vineyard practices, the wine making, and the finished wines? We go there in this corkdorkalicious exploration of the...

Sep 13, 2019

Kicking off Season 2 with bubbles. Let’s raise a glass to Lambrusco - the grapes, the regions, the wine styles. There’s always more to the story, and this one ends with a nod to … well .. rap.

Resources from this episode:


Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th Edition [Kindle Edition], Robinson (2015)

Wine grapes: A...

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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