SoundBits is back! And what better way to celebrate the return of this popular column—which each week profiles BlogTalkRadio’s most compelling hosts—than a Q&A session with Stu Nudelman? The owner of Stu The Wine Guru Global Wine Consulting and Promotion, who hails from Coral Springs, Fla., recently marked the one-year anniversary of Wine Talk with Stu the Wine Guru here on the network. And from the sound of things, his show is aging quite nicely, what with its full body of guests, excellent nose of oenological knowledge. and extensive palette of featured varietals. So stand back while Stu pours forth...
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?
If you want an Internet destination where you can learn everything about wine, directly from leading wine makers and experts—and you want it in an informative, entertaining and interactive way—then tune in every Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm ET. Be sure to bring a glass and an open mind. Then sit back, relax, listen and learn.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
All the celebrity voiceovers featured in my show promos—including Sly Stallone, Tony Danza, John Ratzenberger and Dr. Evil—are done by me. Soon after I started using them a few weeks back, I got flooded with emails asking who the talent was. Now the secret’s out.
Also, I’m a lot taller than I appear on the radio.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
The first person I really listened to regularly on the radio was Howard Stern, back in the early ‘80s in New York. I always thought he was an innovator. I don’t base my show on his style, but I do like to inject humor. And since my show is live, anything can happen. So it’s sort of an homage to Howard’s sense of humor.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Emeril Lagasse. He’s an icon of the food industry and is knowledgeable and appreciative of wine. I have been to his restaurants when he was in the kitchen, and his food is outstanding.
As we speak, what are you wearing?
A red smoking jacket and a cowboy hat. (Not really. I’m wearing shorts and a T-shirt.)
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
I tried eating 50 hard-boiled eggs, to beat a record set by Sir James Halbertross of Kensington on Avon, England. He ate 49. I only got through 12, almost choked, recovered, and then gave up. (Just kidding. Nothing strange goes on on my show.)
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