We finally did it! Not only are we doing a vertical tasting this episode – trying 4 bottles of the same wine, each a different vintage – but, we are also breaking out our Coravin! Join us for this special wine experience, as we drink through Silverado Zinfandel from Napa Valley.
Spring ahead, fall back…it’s the saying we hear twice a year that drives us mad! Whose idea was it to institute daylight savings time? Does everybody recognize it? And why, oh why, do we still have it? We break down the arguments for and against this widespread practice while ‘Day’ drinking, if you catch our drift. Grab a glass to listen or help you adjust to the changing clocks!
Bet you didn’t think there was a wine out there called Furmint, but in fact, there is! You’d probably also be surprised to hear it is from one of the only countries that has its own oak too – Hungary! Not only does Hungary sit on the same latitude as the infamous Burgundy, but it produces a wine that was once called “the wine of kings and the king of wines.” Pour yourself something fit for a king and explore Hungry for Hungary with us!
The only way a great wine can get better is with an inspiring story to back it. With a philosophy of winemaking that transcends decades of war, a wine legend is born. In this episode, we explore the story of the Lebanese winery, Château Musar, and the man behind it all – Serge Hochar. Serge continued to pursue quality, organic winemaking throughout a 20 year civil war and only lost 2 vintages. With a delicious wine and a remarkable history – Serge and his legacy leave us awe-struck! Find a bottle of Musar Jeune (or, if you’re really ambitious, the elevated Château Musar) red blend and drink though this life-altering story with us! All Hail the Almighty Château Musar!
View the pictures Sarah raved about at their website: http://chateaumusar.com
What is DBP’s utopia? Wine Country! Though we love it, we know that planning a trip to wine country can seem overwhelming. In this episode, we recount stories and share recommendations from our trips to Willamette Valley, Oregon, and Napa Valley, California – like how to avoid getting too tipsy, how to select your wineries, and how to cut costs – so you can experience wine country like a DBPer, too.
Sarah’s Favorite Wineries:
- Alexana, Oregon
- Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley
- Utopia Vineyard, Oregon
- Viader Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley
Jamie’s Favorite Wineries:
Wine Tour Recommendations:
In this episode, Orin Swift’s ‘Mannequin’ flows into our glasses and our discussion about a University of Texas program designed to change the definition of ‘masculinity.’ But how – and who! – exactly defines what masculinity is or isn’t? As you join us for this slightly controversial chat, fill up your glass and sip along!
Did you know Slovenia is the 4th largest consumer of wine per capita?! Such a small country, so much wine consumption! This week we’re taking a little detour from our typical “programming” to focus on wines from an indiviudal region, and we’re recapping a special wine tasting we had with two Slovenian wine importers in Wisconsin. New to Slovenian wine? Us, too! So listen into this episode to learn what you’ve been missing out on!
The fanny pack is back! How have these hot fashion trends from our youth creeped into our adult years?! From the most cringeworthy fashion faux-pas to our favorite looks, we take a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the most iconic fashion trends from then and now. DBP tackles everything from the scrunchie to baggy pants to clogs and more! Relive the chicness of the past, today! Pouring the 2017 Tendance Caladoc rosé from France, it’s the perfect way to keep us “on trend.”
Oh, the places DBP goes! Adventure awaits you in this episode as we recount some of our favorite trips, discuss the pros and cons of planning out every detail versus letting things just “happen,” and share our travel philosophies and tips. Whether we’re traveling within the US or abroad, there are many factors influencing our choices. Join in, and let this 2015 Compass Cabernet guide you as you plan YOUR next travels!
Do you think you have a crazy family? Tune in as we share our own fun family anecdotes – such as (spoiler alert!) Jamie’s dad wanting to greet her date with a shotgun – all while discussing the challenges and opportunities of melding two different family dynamics together. Fittingly paired is the 2015 Petite Petit by Michael David Winery with its fantastic circus label. You’ll definitely need to sip on some as Sarah attempts to describe her version of family chaos theory. Step right up, it’s the Family Circus episode!