Winecast was launched on December 19, 2004 and is the first of several wine and food podcasts. The show is hosted by Tim Elliott, a wine marketer, entrepreneur, adjunct professor of marketing and longtime wine lover. Several podcasts are produced each year that focus on a wine region or grape variety with tasting notes for these wines along with wine product reviews, tasting tips and other wine-related subjects. All the wines featured on the show are purchased by the host at retail, sampled at wine tasting events or provided as samples with full disclosure. The shows run between 15 and 50 minutes in length and can be automatically downloaded with podcasting software or played in a web browser on your computer.
Since the show started, over 90 episodes have been produced and the audience has grown to thousands of listeners from around the world.
I am a member of several affiliate marketing programs to help defray my hosting costs. All proceeds from these activities are used to cover my hosting, bandwidth and wine costs for the podcast. All wines connected with affiliate links are done after the fact and no wines are chosen based upon the value of their affiliate links.
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