Wine Related: Wine for Normal People Podcast

I spend a lot of my day sitting and working. The way I get through the day is two things – music and podcasts. I have no less than 100 podcasts on my phone and I find I am more productive when I can hunker down, listen, and get things done.

As part of my wine studies outside of book reading and tasting is listening. I like hearing the stories behind the somms, wine educators, winemakers, and wine lovers. The stories are endless, varied, and always keep me wanting more. I’m also a little particular. I like listening to podcasts from the beginning. I can’t jump into episode 74 if I haven’t listened to episode 62. I like to know the entire story. Wine for Normal People is my current favorite podcast.

Wine for Normal People is a spin-off from the popular blog by Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, Elizabeth Schneider. The podcast runs the gamut from interviews, wine reviews, and gives us a peek into Elizabeth’s life with her husband, M.C. Ice, and their two daughters. The interviews are in-depth, fun, and is just what the title says it is: for normal people. Yes, there are wine terms you may have to Google, but Elizabeth lacks any pretentiousness. This podcast encourages you to drink what you like, open your mind, and your palate, and most importantly know wine is meant to be fun.


Julia Coney

Partner (Washington DC, USA)

Julia spent over twenty years working in the legal field before switching careers to become a luxury  writer and consultant focusing on travel, wine, and lifestyle. She has worked with American Airlines, Celebrity Cruises, Marriott, Starwood, the Estee Lauder Companies, Visit France Tourism, Barbados Tourism, Savannah Tourism, Belize Tourism, the Four Seasons companies, and more.

Julia has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Texas Monthly, New York Magazine, Ebony, Essence, Glamour, print and online publications.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Julia currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area where she writes and consults with various companies while studying for her WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 2 exam. 

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