Podcasts have become a huge part of American pop culture in the past few years. According to The Infinite Dial\u2019s 2019 report, 51% of the U.S. population listened to a podcast last year, and more than 30% listened monthly. And while wine is best experienced in a glass, there\u2019s much to learn through wine-related podcasts.\r\n\r\nWhether you\u2019re just starting your wine journey or have a cellar chockfull of vintage Champagne, here are eight podcasts devoted to the wide world of wine.\r\nAll About Wine\r\nAll About Wine is perfect for fans of old-school radio shows like Car Talk. This weekly call-in show is hosted by Ron Hunt, a winemaker, cellar master, vineyardist and tasting expert, who occasionally invites industry guests on the show. Topics can vary throughout the hour, but Hunt typically covers the gamut of current industry news.\r\nDecanted\r\nHosted by \u201cwannabe wine snobs\u201d Dave Adams and Sandi Everingham, Decanted tends to focus on wines from Washington State, where its hosts are based. Topics for this monthly podcast revolve around Adams and Everingham\u2019s interviewees. Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor Sean P. Sullivan appeared in the February 2020 episode to discuss a subject he\u2019s particularly passionate about: cork taint.\r\nThe Grape Nation\r\nHosted by wine expert Sam Benrubi, The Grape Nation comes from New York City\u2019s Heritage Radio. Every week brings a new expert guest who recommends a \u201cwine list\u201d at the end of the session. Recent guests have included winemaker/sommelier Andr\u00e9 Hueston Mack, Robert Mondavi\u2019s Chief Winemaker Genevieve Janssens, and Yannick Benjamin, cofounder and director of Development for Wheeling Forward.\r\nGuildSomm\r\nWhile most content created by the Guild of Sommeliers is only available to paying members, its podcast is a free way to delve into topics important to its community. The monthly podcast, hosted by Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth, is perfect for wine geeks looking to learn everything from how to manage a vineyard to the role of yeast in wine.\r\n\r\n\r\nReal Wine People\r\nAnyone who wants to keep up with Australia\u2019s ever-growing wine industry should subscribe to the new podcast from Ben Gould, owner of Blind Corner Wines in Margaret River. Real Wine People's beginning line-up of guests included winemaker Josephine Perry and wine scientist Ale Schulkin.\r\nThe Stories Behind Wine\r\nThe Stories Behind Wine is produced by the Napa Valley Wine Academy. Though the podcast was on hiatus in 2019, it\u2019s come back for a new year. The show features shorter interviews covering more advanced topics, with the two most recent guests being Vanessa Conlin MW of Wine Access and Paul Mabray, the founder of Emetry.\r\nWine for Normal People\r\nHosted by \u201cwine dork\u201d Sommelier Elizabeth Schneider CSW and \u201cwine-loving normal person\u201d M.C. Ice, Wine for Normal People wants to make the advanced nuances of wine easier for laypeople to understand. Schneider always includes an educational aspect for beginners, from a deep dive into a single topic or an informative interview. The in-depth show notes for every episode allow listeners to keep learning afterwards.\r\nWine Enthusiast\r\nWe\u2019d be remiss to not mention the Wine Enthusiast Podcast. Offering biweekly episodes, our podcast features editors exploring aspects of their specific regions. Last season, this included Managing Editor Lauren Buzzeo discussing Chenin Blanc, and Napa and Sonoma Editor Virginie Boone on Russian River Pinot Noir. Just like the magazine, topics span the world of beer and spirits as well. Look for the new season to start in May 2020.