Mia Van de Water is a Master Sommelier, one of only several women in the country to hold this prestigious title. She has graced the floor at the world’s number one restaurant, Eleven Madison Park and is a powerful new voice emerging in the wine world.
You can’t stop Ebru Can. Her passion and work ethic took her from Istanbul to the top of the ladder in the New York City Somm world.
Keens Wine Director James Conley presides over a world class wine list, a selection of over 300 Scotches and curates some of the most arcane American memorabilia.
Let’s talk to Alex Gemignani, the musical director of West Side Story about the fate of Broadway and his amazing career on stage.
Scott Barton travels the world talking about Food Justice. Today we get to it ...George Floyd, COVID and what's crushing the black community.
Back the 90’s Dewey Dufresne and his son opened one of the hottest restaurants in the world on a drug infested block on Manhattan’s lower east side.
Michael Kokas of Upstate Farms shares his wisdom on farming, foraging and the food crisis.
Alex Lapratt is on the hospitality frontlines. He’s not going down without a fight!
What does the Amazon Rajn Forest have to do with a small vineyard in Montalcino. Let’s connect the dots.
Hannah Selinger got a broken nose over a baseball argument , received multiple death threats after an article she published and can wax poetically about food and cult wines.
Ray Isle,Executive Editor of Food and wine, eats and drinks for a living! This is how it happened.
Peter Currie explains Scotch, Japanese Whisky, Irish Whisky and more. This is your master class.
Sarah Tracey, founder of The Lush Life, tells us how to be badass when entertaining. She even squeaks in a Prince story.
Kerin Auth’s love of Spain has brought her great success in the wine business. She recently co-founded La Luz Selctions. Let’s here how it all began.
Geoffroy Ducroux of Avant Gard Wines testifies in DC against the Trump Tariffs to save his company.
Zachary Sussman writes for Punch—the must read digital magazine for Food, Beverage and Culture.
Steven Washuta was a Master Sommelier for 5 weeks, then the scandal broke.
The 100% Tarrifs being proposed on wine & spirits will destroy the industry, create an estimated loss of 307 billion dollars and force countless small companies to close. Will Sugerman, VP of Vintus NY, helps break it down.
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Reporter Mike Sugerman sips whiskey and talks about his 40 plus years in the business and how he picked up a few Emmys and the prestigious Edward R Murrow award along the way.
Michelin Star Chef Marc Forgione tells us about his powerful muse and the angel on his shoulder.
Boston Strong- How does a kid from Boston end up cooking at one of the hottest restaurants in Paris?
Superstar winemaker and environmental activist Steve Matthiasson talks about the future of wine and the planet.
White Truffles have arrived! Truffle Lady and Marco take us into this crazy world.
Holy Smoke! It’s Mezcal. Author John McEvoy explains its monster comeback.
Wild World is a fermentation festival celebrating food, wine, beer and cider. Founder Byron Bates gives us all the details about the biggest event this season.
Manhattan Cardiology saved my life. Let’s talk to team member Dr. Amirian on heart health.
Devin Shomaker planted a vineyard on a roof top in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Is he insane...let’s find out.
Giulia Negri is Barolo Girl. She explains Nebbiolo, historic Barolo vineyards and the best kept secret about white truffles.
Chris Blanchard is the first solo white rapper who topped the Billboard Charts. He is also a master sommelier! If that’s not cool enough just listen to steal his fried chicken recipes.
Brooklyn Kura is an American Craft Sake that builds on a thousand years of Japanese brewing history. Could Brooklyn get any cooler?
Joe Tensley has been making legendary syrahs from California for more than 20 years. Come join us for a glass.
Let’s demystify Port wine with Lucia Carvalho from Casa Santa Eufemia. A small grower with a deep cellar that still houses some hundred year old barrels of Port they use in their blends.
Marcos Bairros has surfed the big waves off the coast of Portugal since he was a child. He is by nature an explorer. Today he takes us on a journey to discover the lost wines of Colares.
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. Doc Herson helps us demystify this magical spirit.
Cameron Mascia of La Colombe grinds on about coffee and takes us for a queer turn into the Jordanian Desert
This is the restaurant edition. Steven Hall of Hall PR will give us the skinny on where to eat some of the best Sushi and interesting food in New York.
His wines are rebellious with explosive energy and stay true to his Punk Rock ethos.
Sarah Bray talks about Mount Etna’s live volcanoe, the brilliant wines of Sicily and her love of Tuscany.
Natalie Jessa’s wine company Gota is redefining the flavors of Portuguese wines.
Kyra Caruso is a certified Doula who moonlights as a top DJ in NYC. Not many people can say they’ve DJ’d with Questlove and witnessed the miracle of birth in the same week.
Roberto Paris presides over one of my favorite NYC restaurants, Il Buco. It’s not just the incredible wine list, house baked bread and great food. It’s just a great experience from the second you walk through the door. And the wine cellar just might be haunted by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe.
Andre Mack does it all. He’s a winemaker, author, soon to be restaurateur and a father of four. Let’s spend a day in the life.
Patsys Restaurant will forever be linked to Frank Sinatra. Let’s listen to Chef Sal tell some stories about the Chairman of the Board and his crew.
Wine legend Nicolas Joly is The Godfather of Biodynamic winemaking. His grasp of the world and nature is awe inspiring.
Maria Sinskey is a celebrated chef and cookbook author. She now spends most of her time promoting transparency in food and the brilliant certified organic Sinskey Wines.
A damn fine cup of coffee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pursued By Bear Cabernet , three beverages connected to the prolific actor Kyle MacLachlan.
Eddie Brill is a stand up comic veteran. He’s appeared multiple times on David Letterman and booked the talent for 17 years. He’s been killing it for three decades.
Charlie McNamara has worked on countless films, including one of my all time favorites, Big Night. We discuss the film business–its nuances and its complexities.
Claire Paparazzo discusses her YouTube show “Wine If You Want To”, and gives us some top wine picks for winter.
Let’s talk and taste beer with Brooklyn Brewery’s Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. Beer geeks raise your mugs!
Fred Dex is a Master Sommelier. Let’s hear the amazing story of his journey to this prestigious title.
Gotta Dance! This would be AC Lincolns’ Rebel Yell. Let’s listen to this talented hoofer share his passion for tap.
Molly Cohen has run over 50 Marathons! Why does Molly run? Let’s get some tips and wisdom from the superwoman herself.
Joe Lockhart was Bill Clinton’s Press secretary during the Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment hearings. He’s gone on to work with the NFL, Facebook and currently is a regular on CNN. I like to think of him as Mr Wolf, the fixer.
Get in the spirit with Santa and let him tell you his best stories from the last 30 Years.
Marc Williamson is the Mad Hatter of Harlem. His shop Flame Keepers Hat Club is the pinnacle of style and elegance. It is the only place you need to go to find your groove.
Former opera singer and one of the top wine salesman in the country, Ryan Looper, helps you pick your wines for the holidays on this episode!
Andre Tamers has been featured in Bon Appétit , NY Times , SF Chronicle and more. His wines are some of the most sought after in the country. His back ground as a painter in Spain has given him the vision to set pace in this competitive market. Join us on this amazing journey.
Chris Henchy knows comedy. He co-created the insanely successful website Funny or Die. He has produced and written everything from Entourage, Between Two Ferns, Daddy's Home, The Campaign, The Other Guy and the list goes on. His new movie that he wrote and produced, Practical Jokers, will be out in the summer of 2019.
Oyster Diaries Part 2- Lets taste the best Oysters from around the country with Michelin Star Chef Bill Telepan from Restaurant Oceana in NYC. Taste and texture...let’s go.
Shuck you and the boat you rode in on...let’s hear it from 2 oyster farmers and celebrity chef Bill Telepan. Listen here.
Nate Ready is a Master Somellier, making some of the most complex and compelling wines from Oregon and Washington the market has ever seen! He's known as the Wizard ...let's explore his genius. Listen here.
Eddie Pepitone is a cult favorite on the LA Comedy scene. He’s a regular at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and has his own Netflix Special ‘In Ruins.’ Listen here.
Clinton White House photographer shows us the hustle! Listen here.
This hilarious lady hails from the royal family of comedy. Little known fact, she came up in the industry like the rest of us. Look for her one woman show "Just Trust" debuting winter 2018. Listen here.
James Shrum is The World's Most Interesting Man. Let this great bartender-adventurer show you how to punch above your weight class. Listen as he reminisces about meeting with Nelson Mandela, John Glenn, Warren Buffett and more. He’s got amazing adventures and life lessons to share. Listen here.
Yes! Women rock. Debra Devi continues to garner national acclaim as one of the most remarkable rock guitarists on the East Coast. She has put her stake in the ground. Let's talk music and about her new book. Yes, there will be wine as well. Listen here.
Let's listen to the amazing arc of journalist Rene Chun's writing career. He's written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, Esquire and the list goes on. We'll share a rare bottle and discuss the fate of journalism, modern media and some career highlights from his dinner with Julia Roberts to having his live threatened by Joey Buttafuoco. Listen here.
Tyler, producer and all-around tech guy for DOTJ, has known John since he was an ultra hip baby in Brooklyn. Aspiring musician turned up-and-coming wine professional, Tyler has lent the show his skills in audio engineering and enthusiasm for natural wines. These days, you can find him slingin' bottles at Fermented Grapes in Prospect Heights. Check him out on instsgram @hewhowineswiththedevil to see the best of his drinking escapades.
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