We thought we would kick the New Year off with a very special treat. One that we were thrilled to experience personally, and to be able to bring to you – the distinct honor of interviewing the Queen and Godmother of Wine herself, Karen MacNeil, on her newly released third edition of the Wine Bible. Grab a drink and listen in!
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!
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!
Ever opted to drink something other than what you desire most, just to avoid the crushing headache, flushing or congestion that accompanies your favorite beverage? Whether you love bold red wines like Cabernet, heavier white wines like Chardonnay, or even beer, these symptoms can put a damper on your evening (and morning). This episode, we interview David Meadows, the founder of PureWIne, who created a filter to remove sulfites and histamines, the usual culprits for all types of wine intolerances. David fills us in on the science behind his products, the optimal way to use them, and ultimately how to make the wine you drink as pure as possible! If you are looking to make your wine experience the most enjoyable with all pleasure and no pain, we may have just found the answer to liberate you from all your wine woes!
We love Sangria. Wine combined with fruit…what’s not to love?! So we were tickled when we found out that an awesome Sangria was practically being made in our backyard! This episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Clearwater, owner and CEO of Lovino Sangria which is made right here in our own state of Wisconsin (from California grapes no less). Listen in and learn the background behind Jennifer’s passion project and how Lovino came to be! Trust us, this isn’t your typical bottled Sangria and it isn’t your typical story. Grab a glass with your favorite wine girls (or boys) and drink the Lovino way; that is, shared with friends and preferably around an open fire (listening to DBP of course)!
As Jennifer says, “Dream big and make the impossible happen!”
In this special episode, we interview Grant, Tasting Gallery Lead at family-owned Jessup Cellars in Napa Valley. Grant walks us through the philosophy of their winemaking practices, their belief in hospitality, and what makes their wine special. He also takes us on a journey through his own path from growing up in Napa to where he is now. As we get a more intimate look into the friendly Jessup Cellars and the lengths they will go to please their customers (flying to your home for your own personal wine tasting!), we sip on Table for Four, one of Jessup’s flagship wines. So grab a glass and listen in for a treat. As Grant says, “Every glass is an adventure!” and we can guarantee this one is!
A “vision of what’s to come,” a diviner has magical insight into the future. This episode, we have our own diviner among us, as we welcome our guest Christina who’s adept in numerology, the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. Christina helps us delve into the mystical principles of numerology, as we find out our key life numbers and the meaning behind them! You’ll never believe which number your two DBP hosts have in common…it’s pretty remarkable! Listen in as we discover the truth behind the numbers!
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.
We could never have expected to have found a California wine producer right here in Wisconsin. In this episode, we travel to West Bend, WI to visit with Casey Stringer, founder of Stringer Cellars, and chat with him about how he got into the business and the details about his high quality winemaking that just blew us away. Join us as we geek out with Casey, and try his entire line of wines!
Drop what you’re doing, because you’re in for a treat. Yours truly just got a little reckless and interviewed Chip Forsythe, winemaker and founder of Rebel Coast Winery. In this episode, we pop open a bottle – and even get a phone number off the cork – of the 2014 Reckless Love red blend, and spend our hilarious episode chatting up Chip. Join us for a little storytelling from this winemaker about how he got into this business, what’s inspiring his work, and hear about some amazing things coming out of Rebel Coast Winery! Also this wine bottle glows in the dark, so who doesn’t want to check it out?! This is an episode you don’t want to miss.