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Know Before You Go: Ellie Bufkin Reports On the Best Wine To Buy

Ben hosts Ellie Bufkin, a professional sommelier, to demystify the industry and show you which wine you really want to buy.


We’ve all been there: twenty minutes before a fancy dinner, standing aghast in the grocery, wondering what bottle to pick from a confusing and vast selection of wines. Today, Ellie Bufkin translates the complexity of Chardonnay, the stigma of Merlot, and the jargon of Pinot Grigio into approachable English.

A professional sommelier and veteran of the fine dining industry, Bufkin offers a simple rule of thumb to Federalist Radio listeners. When in doubt at the store, “avoid Italy and go straight to Spain for your wine selection.”

Then, back from the Sunday morning limelight, Ben discusses his recent appearance on Face the Nation with John Dickerson.

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