Hosted by Robin Sussingham | August 8, 2019
Episode 15 of The Zest is a special blend for wine lovers, winemakers, and thirsty adventurers! Join us while we chat about Florida’s billion-dollar wine industry and find out what people look for in a good wine.
Robin Sussingham welcomes to the podcast studio Vince Shook, president of Florida Orange Groves Winery in St. Petersburg; Gina Birch, host of the Fort Myers-based NPR podcast Grape Minds; and Chuck Hollweg, an award-winning hobbyist grape grower, member of the Florida Grape Growers Associations, and wine maker in New Port Richey, Florida.
They share the juicy details about Florida’s winemaking, the secret to what’s in some Florida wines, and some of the politics impacting the industry. Plus, we couldn’t help ourselves, we had to enjoy a wine tasting and go “ahhhh” while we discuss food-and-wine pairings.
Want to visit Florida’s wineries? We have a map on the story page linked below.