‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Episode 3 Spotlights Champagne for the Holidays

James Molesworth and Alison Napjus chat with Roederer's Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and grower Champagne star Alexandre Chartogne. Plus, Dr. Vinny goes behind the bubbles …

‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Episode 3 Spotlights Champagne for the Holidays
Wine Spectator senior editor and special projects director James Molesworth hosts the new Straight Talk with Wine Spectator podcast. (Alina Tyulyu)
Nov 29, 2022

Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth is poppin' off in episode 3 of Straight Talk—with a Champagne spectacular! He's joined by Wine Spectator's lead taster for Champagne, Alison Napjus, and a wide-ranging lineup of sparkling wine stars: Roederer's Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon talks Cristal and climate change, Alexandre Chartogne takes us inside the "grower Champagne" movement, and we talk business with the importer of Bollinger Champagne. Plus, Dr. Vinny explains bruts and more.

Wine Spectator's Straight Talk podcast is available exclusively—and for free—at WineSpectator.com/podcast. Hosted by senior editor and special projects director James Molesworth, each episode spotlights subjects featured in the most recent issues of Wine Spectator magazine, with episode 3 taking its cue from the Dec. 15, 2022, issue cover story.

Episode 3 of Straight Talk also features a visit from Wine Spectator's mysterious and beloved wine advice expert Dr. Vinny (senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec), joined by podcast director Robert Taylor. Listeners can email their questions and comments to StraightTalk@WineSpectator.com,

The next episode of Straight Talk will spotlight the Dec. 31, 2022, issue, celebrating Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year—only at WineSpectator.com/podcast.

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