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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 federal codes, shipwrecks, the Revolutionary War, and the cartoon character, Shmoo? Yes, yes she did. Did she have way too much fun putting this together for you? It's pretty obvious.

Resources from this episode:


Certified Specialist of Spirits Study Guide (Society of Wine Educators), Nickles [Kindle Version] (2019)

Distilling Knowledge: A professional guide to spirits and liqueurs (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), Broom (2013)


Charles Neal Selections

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute 27 § CFR 5.22 (d) Class 4; brandy

Discover Magazine (Shmoo)

Interprofession des Appellations Cidricoles

Laird & Company

Popular Mechanics (Francine Maroukian)

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Music: Addict Sound - "Happy Acoustic" - ( cc_Standard License, Jamendo S.A.)

Applejack segment music: ”Fife and Drum" Kevin MacLeod ( 
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