No single event has changed my life as the birth of my daughter. No matter how much you want kids, how well prepared you think you are – it’s the end of life as we knew it, though in mostly positive ways 😉
On this episode, I talk to Jeanene Kennedy who used to travel to different wine regions all over the world and going to various wine events – when her son arrived, all that changed but it also led her to create Winederlust, which is all about exploring Aussie wine regions and started out as a platform on wine tasting events featuring wines from across Australia and the world. When Covid hit us, Jeanene responded by launching her excellent podcast Winederlust to share her love of exploring Aussie wine regions and to give people some suggestions of where to go and what to do when they get there, even if you have kids to entertain. So we talked about Oz, wine, kids and more on this episode.
I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jeanene Kennedy!
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What we talked about and when
(1:00) About herself and how she started Winederlust
(4:00) How Covid changed everything and how a crisis can also be an opportunity
(6:00) My two cents on how wine events have changed over here and the new normal
(8:00) What is what like to start a wine podcast and what most wine podcasts are missing
(10:00) The recipe for visiting wineries with kids without going crazy plus things wineries should consider to attract more visitors
(12:00) The status quo of enotourism and life after COVID
(15:00) A first hand report about what it was like during the bushfires in Australia
(18:30) The diversity of Australian wine
(20:00) Jeanene’s advice on where to go and what to drink
(22:00) A few little hidden gems of Australian wine and wine experiences
(24:30) The wine region Jeanene would visit if she could jump on a plane tomorrow
People and places we talked about and a few more helpful things
- All you need to know about Virtual Wine Events on the podcast episode with Amber LeBeau
- Wine Australia stats
- Learn more about smoke taint on the podcast episode with Keith Grainger
- The beautiful town of Berrima
- Tim Kirk of Clonakilla
- Laguardia in Rioja
- Architect Frank Gehry and the Guggenheim Bilbao
- The architecture of the Marques de Riscal winery
- The Ysios winery and its pleated roof
- Cycling tours in Burgundy
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