For centuries glass has been the material of choice for storing, shipping, and sipping wine. How did that come to pass, and why? Jim and Penelope Shackelford, authors of “The Glass of Wine,” share in a podcast how they developed a lifelong appreciation of wine, discuss the many intersections between winemaking and wine enjoyment that involve glass, and touch on how ceramics play a role in winemaking as well.
It's one of many fascinating podcasts available at the American Ceramic Society's Ceramic Tech Chat. Artists might find inspiration from learning about what's happening with allied materials. And for those who teach glass, the podcast, A Teacher's Thoughts on Glass and Money would be a sure thing.