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Ep48: Celebrity Wines: Yay or Nay?

What do you do when you are famous and have more money than God? Buy a winery, of course! More and more, we have been seeing wine with a celebrity behind the label. Some make it pretty obvious that they are the proprietor of the winery (i.e., ACDC’s Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon), while others we would have no idea! With a bottle of 2016 Uncaged Chardonnay by Z. Alexander Brown (or Zac Brown – who knew?!), we get into whether or not celebrities should be taken seriously as winemakers, and who of the ‘who’s who’ is making wine. Is it a Yay or Nay? You might have to try yourself to find out, so grab a bottle of your fave celeb’s wine and listen in!

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Ep47: Under the Knife

“I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world!” Wait, hold up, we didn’t just travel back to 1997, but we ARE talking about the craze for people going plastic, or rather, under the knife! Of course, plastic surgery has its place, but is society that uncomfortable in their own skin to need to nip and tuck everywhere? And at what point does it become an addiction? From brows to boobs to butts, cosmetic surgery can do just about anything. Are you into the idea of continually striving for perfection, or do you prefer Zero Manipulation, like the name of our wine? Listen in as we discuss the rise of the implant, all while drinking this unfined and unfiltered California blend!

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Ep46: Operation Varsity Blues

Aunt Becky did what?! If you’ve been paying attention the last couple weeks, a recent court filing named over 50 individuals who’re at the heart of a huge scandal rocking some of the US’s biggest college campuses, including two favorite TV moms. Whether it be correcting standardized test scores or faking athletic prowess, these two women and other wealthy families are being reviewed for their involvement. And it’s not just the parents; athletic directors, admissions counselors, and expert test takers are some of the other guilty parties. So what’s going to happen to these adults – who should know better! – and the students? Only time will tell, but “wealthy” doesn’t mean you can fly under the justice radar!

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Ep45: Seriously Mysterious

Everyone loves a good mystery, and what better way to delve into one, or several, than while drinking a great bottle of wine?! This episode we peruse some of our favorite fascinating unsolved mysteries, and the theories behind them, while drinking the perfect wine for our topic: Misterio Malbec. We explore all types of enigmas – from hidden treasure to disappearing airplanes, even mysterious bird deaths! So put your detective hat on, pour yourself a glass, and listen in! Who knows, maybe you can find the missing piece of the puzzle to uncover the truth!

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Ep44: Canada, Climates, and Cru

When you start messing with the fate of wine, your DBP hosts’ most-beloved beverage, you’ve caught our attention. Climate change is no joke and it’s definitely causing a stir for wine-growing regions, especially those niche regions. Will Canada be able to continue making their signature icewine? Will we have to say goodbye to our favorite familiar varietals and welcome lesser-known ones? Will new wine regions pop up that we could have never imagined (Russian wine, anyone)? We don’t know for sure, but we had fun hypothesizing what opportunities and potential changes may be in store. We are definitely not scientists, but we can for damn sure speculate on wine. And we got our hands on a rare treat – a red wine from the only desert in the middle of a country that is 50% frozen: Canada!

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Ep43: Picket Fences

Buying or selling a house can be so stressful AND confusing! It also really makes you feel like you’re #adulting hard. Our friend Ben joins us this episode to share his realtor-expertise about navigating the process, the do’s and don’ts (like making yourself “at home” while out on home visits!), and how to figure out what’s important to you. You may be looking for a Picket Fence, like the name of our wine, or maybe a big bathtub…no matter what it is, we’re positive this episode will get you laughing and more confident about how to find a perfect home.

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Ep42: Switzerland Wines

If you thought the Swiss were only good at making cheese fondue, you may be sorely mistaken! This episode we explore the discreet wine-making region of Switzerland, where some of the steepest vineyards in the world are located! We got our hands on a bottle of Petite Arvine from the Valais Region of Switzerland- which is not easy to do since the Swiss drink nearly all the wine they make! But you don’t need a bottle of Swiss wine to listen and enjoy!

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Ep41: Chocolate Talk

It’s the month of love, and there’s no better pairing than wine and chocolate, right? In this episode, we share tips on how to enjoy our two favorite things in the most delicious way – together of course! We also delve into tales about the confection – including some details about two giant US-based chocolate companies – all while revisiting some pairing rules we learned at a local wine tasting where we had some unusual chocolate flavors. Should you pair dark wines with dark chocolate? Listen and find out! And if you need the perfect wine pairing, seek out The Chocolate Block blend and pop along with us!

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Ep40: Assaults on Healthcare Workers: A Shocking Realization

O. M. G. Not only does this describe our wine pairing for this episode, but it also sums up our feelings about recent news! The media has highlighted some recent attacks on healthcare workers – as it should – and we’re shocked by some of the motives behind these attacks and the outcomes! Although healthcare workers are supposed to keep patients safe…who’s keeping them safe? How can they be expected to do their jobs without proper safety and security precautions on work premises? In this episode, we mention a few closer-to-home events that have played out like Grey’s Anatomy episodes, and talk about what more can and should be done to prevent more events like these. Make sure you’ve got a glass of wine in hand when you listen to this one!

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Ep39: The Chronic Conundrum

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of a recreational vice that’s quickly becoming one of the nation’s favorites. And no, it’s not wine (that’s definitely our favorite!), but marijuana (aka “the chronic” among many aliases). The marijuana craze has been swiftly sweeping the country, with the number of states legalizing the drug for both medicinal and recreational purposes increasing annually. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of marijuana legalization, touching on everything from economics, safety, and even how it may impact the wine industry! You may leave this episode with a stronger sense of where you stand on the topic, or it may drive you deeper into the Chronic Conundrum! So grab a bottle of Purple Paradise by Chronic Cellars (yes, that is pure wine), tune in and decide for yourself!

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