The stories you don’t hear in wine-education classes or read about in magazines are the most important ones out there. These are the stories of brutality and enslavement in vineyards—practices that continue to this day. Prepare to be shocked, surprised, and enlightened by Ep. 97 of The Four Top.
Meet our guests: Stephen Satterfield, the host of High on the Hog on Netflix, has worked as an activist on behalf of South African vineyard workers. Stephen is also a food writer, sommelier, podcaster, and the founder of Whetstone Media. Deborah Parker Wong is a writer, teacher, wine judge, and the Global Wine Editor of SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines. She is also editor of the Slow Wine Guide USA 2021.
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At the end of Ep. 97, you’ll hear our “dessert wine” recommendations, including a “rockin’ out rosé,” an inspirational new hobby, and—more food for thought—a fascinating article on a controversy in the natural wine world, featured in The Cut. Curious to learn more? We post our panelists’ “dessert wine” recommendations on our social media feeds, as a slideshow on Instagram or as separate Twitter posts. Just follow us to get those sweet, sweet recommendations.
And now for another installment of our “Meet the Team” series! Nick Toole is our editorial assistant—you can see his work on our website and social media feeds—and so much more:
‘Sparkling Wine Anytime‘ merch alert! Behold the 750-ml, stainless-steel Camelbak flask. It’s vacuum-insulated to keep your beverage of choice cool, and the base is covered in a grippy, non-slip silicone pad.
As always, 10% of sale proceeds go to AHIVOY, an organization providing education and professional development to Hispanic and Latinx vineyard stewards.