Oh, the many hats we wear! Have you taken a moment lately to count all the hats you wear in a given day? From spouse to parent to professional/employee, it can be overwhelming to think of the various roles we play in our daily lives. Most people actually never “check out” for the day, but simply change hats. This episode we talk about the balancing act we play with the several hats we wear and how to avoid truly becoming the “Mad Hatter.” So take a break and put on your wine-drinking hat!
Better to give than to receive goes the saying, and we couldn’t agree more! This episode, we delve into the art of gift giving. What truly makes the perfect gift, and how have our outlooks on “presents!!” changed throughout the years? We share our favorites, and what we’ve tried in the past. Who knows, you might get some ideas for your next gift purchase! Treat yourself to a glass of wine and sit back and listen in!
When thinking of iconic New York dishes, most of us refer to staples like the reuben sandwich or traditional cheesecake. Well perhaps some NY wine would pair well with your NY bagel? Who knew that the state of NY has recently been the third largest producer of wine in the U.S., with over 300 wineries across 9 AVAs?! This episode we take a little detour to learn about a well-established, yet little known region right here in our own backyard!
It’s becoming a thing! Our Book Club that is! In our third installment of DBP Book Club, we bring you a potpourri of literary gems – from young adult drama to the story of chocolate conglomerates, we even threw in a motivational book to help us with the changing times. Once again, we swap stories through the pages all whilst sipping on a delightful red that lends well to this episode, it’s pretty much Textbook!
Finally! An episode dedicated to our absolute favorite – the legend, the Princess of Pop, the one and only: Whitney Houston. From the very beginning, Whitney possessed a certain magic that would come through in every one of her performances. This episode we discuss her life, our dearest memories with her songs, and why she truly is the ‘greatest love of all’ in the music world. Grab a glass of something bold and listen in as we reflect on the powerful icon that is Whitney.
It’s Independence Day and what better way to celebrate than with a big bang! This episode, we are talking fireworks and other family traditions in honor of America’s Birthday. There is more to those sparkling lights in the sky than meets the eye, and we are here to explore the meaning behind them and honor the Red, White, & Blue! Grab a celebratory glass and toast to this great country’s freedom with DBP!
Want to know more about the charity this bottle helps out? Check out Becoming Indpendent’s website: https://becomingindependent.org
In a world of noise and chaos, most of us are constantly searching for just a few moments of peace and quiet, and as the pandemonium around us gets louder, it becomes harder and harder to find that inner silence. Well, we may have found the perfect solution to get away from it all – float therapy! And we aren’t talking the root beer kind! This episode we interview Andy, the owner and founder of Float Milwaukee, a local float spa. Floating is a relaxation therapy in which one floats in a pod full of salt water, eliminating external stimuli and giving the body a reset. And there are several health benefits far more than just noise relief! Listen in and find out from Andy how floating may just be your newest way to unwind, rest, and rejuvenate! A glass of relaxing red pairs excellently with this episode!
To learn more about Float Milwaukee, visit their website here: https://floatmilwaukee.com
Criminal offenses in the name of wine?! It’s true, they do exist and there are quite a few. This episode we explore the lawless delinquents that have tarnished the world of wine – from silly offenses like a highway heist of wine (wait….what??!) to more negligent crimes that have caused serious and irreparable damage to winemakers and drinkers alike. You’ll need to have a drink with us as we review the baddest behaviors in the wine industry.
Somewhere in the midst of our wine debauchery, we had the pleasure of stumbling upon Birk O’Halloran, founder and winemaker of Iconic Wines. This episode, Birk joined us for a drink and an inside look on the story behind Iconic Wines. From their no “dogma-free” winemaking approach to the quintessential comic book heroes on every label, we not only learned a ton from Birk, but had a blast doing so! Anything delicious will pair well with this treat of an episode!
Check out Birk’s newest project, Rockwell Vermouth!
Itching for adventure but maybe getting on a plane is not feeling like the right move these days? A good ol’ campfire might be just what you need, and what better time to grab a backpack, hit the road, and find a secluded outdoor place to hang for awhile (or maybe just one night for some of us)! This episode, we explore the different ways you can camp out – or even glamp out – and get ideas for our next outdoor expedition. ‘Tis the season for tents, s’mores, and being one with nature – just don’t forget to add wine!