Show 159, February 13, 2016: Kyle Meyer, Co-Founder, The Wine Exchange, Santa Ana

Kyle Meyer of Wine ExchangeOur resident wine authority, Kyle Meyer of The Wine Exchange in Santa Ana, is curating The Wine Village (along with partner Tristen Beamon) for LA Weekly’s The Essentials food and wine extravaganza on February 20th at The California Mart Center. Kyle uncorks his wine pairings. Unusually, a great effort has been made to suggest the proper wine pairings with the foods being offered.

What do you do with that just opened premium wine bottle that you’ve poured two glasses of wine from? Kyle has some practical tips for preserving the freshness of that wine. Beware that the wine is already declining just as soon as it’s opened.


Show 113, March 7, 2015: Kyle Meyer, Wine Exchange, Santa Ana

Kyle Meyer of Wine ExchangeOur resident (and always accessible) wine authority, Kyle Meyer, co-owner of the new Wine Exchange in Santa Ana (formerly known as Best Wines and, is back with us for another round of genuinely useful wine education.

What’s the new drama with natural corks in wine bottles? Is a natural cork the best way to seal a bottle of premium wine? Is an artificial cork an acceptable alternative? What about a screw top ?

What is a corked wine ?

Hint…Kyle feels a screw top works well for a white wine. He prefers a cork for a good red wine.

Kyle explains all in plain English with a side of humor…