This is a guide to basic wine knowledge for mother runners disguised as a Run Lift Mom podcast interview with Jaco Vienings, Winemaker and Founder of the Grape Unknown wine education experiences.
Who is Jaco?
Jaco is a South African with a degree in winemaking. Making wine across the world, meeting unique wine personalities on the grape escape TV, and now starting Hartlam winery just outside Los Angeles has allowed Jaco the privilege, to gain invaluable experience.
As a winemaker and founder of the Grape Unknown, which offers virtual wine tastings club and online wine education, his mission is to bridge the gap between winemakers and wine consumers – by shutting down wine
intimidation and making wine more accessible and enjoyable to understand.
2:00 Who is Jaco? How did he get involved in winemaking and education 4:00 moving to the US, getting involved in industry, meeting his wife 6:00 basics of wine knowledge, shopping for wine eat the grocery store 5:30 preservatives, sulfites, and fillers in wine 7:00 how to determine a greta wine by looking at the label 8:30 where is the wine from? 9:30 Vino app to help with shopping 11:00 settling the “aging wine” debate 12:00 storing your wine at home- dos and don’ts 13:00 get a free wine tasting class!
Connect with Jaco
If you’re looking for ways to learn more about wine (after all, you’ve got some running PRs to celebrate, right?!), you can connect with Jaco on social on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook.
Podcast listeners can redeem a free virtual wine tasting class by mentioning this episode- cheers!
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