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Ep93: Prisoners in Our Own Homes: The Coronavirus Pandemic

Shit.has.literally.hit.the.fan. These days we feel like we are living a scene from the movie Contagion, but, unfortunately, the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is a harsh reality. As we do the right thing and practice social distancing, we wanted to truly understand the scope of the disease and our small, yet hugely impactful part in “flattening the curve.” It’s time to make sure your wine rack is full and hunker down for the long haul as we all become prisoners in our own homes for our own health and the greater good. Time to grab a glass and join us as we discuss current reality or what feels like the twilight zone! The Prisoner red blend is the perfect fit for this episode and our self-quarantine! #staythefuckhome

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Ep90: Leap Frog

It only happens once every four years – or so we thought! 2020 is most definitely a leap year, and we thought we’d celebrate by drinking the infamous Frog’s Leap Merlot while chatting about the goings ons that occur on leap day. Is it lucky or unlucky? What if you are born on leap day? Why does it happen anyway?! We leap into this year and into our glasses, celebrating one more day this year!

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Ep87: Drink Pure Wine

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!

Find out more about David and PureWine at: https://drinkpurewine.com

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Ep86: Royal Exit

There’s no escaping the recent news: Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle, are stepping down as senior members of the British Royal Family with the hope of leading a more private life. But what does that actually mean for the supreme couple? It certainly seems to be more than just giving up a title. If you’re royally obsessed like us, then you’ll want to know all the details and we’ve made sure to do the digging for you! We’ve got the latest on the Royal Exit and recommend you sip on something fit for a Queen while you listen in!

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Ep75: Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

Batman & Robin, Peter Pan & Tinkerbell…one doesn’t sound complete without the other. This episode we pay homage to the supporting characters that make our treasured heroes great – the sidekicks, of course! There is more to a sidekick than just being a tag along – they are all kinds of important – and we decided to hone in on exactly why and talk about our all-time favorite sidekicks from books, movies, and real life. Grab a friend or your own personal sidekick, a glass of something spectacular, and listen in!

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Ep72: Boobies

Boobies…we got ’em, and we gotta take care of ’em! With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we thought what better time to focus our conversation – and beverage – on the twins we’ve got on the front of our bodies. One in eight woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, a sobering statistic for sure. The good news is there are higher survival rates and technology that improves detection. Still, breast cancer is a scary thing, and we want to be sure our DBPeeps are informed and have a better understanding of how to support those affected. While drinking the Montes Twins red blend, we run through recent statistics surrounding breast cancer, preventive measures, symptoms, and resources that exist. So wear pink, pour a drink, and cheers to boobies!

For more information about breast cancer, visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org

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Ep70: What’s All The Hoopla About – The Scooter Invasion

Scootin’ around town has now taken a literal translation since actual scooters are suddenly everywhere! As these electric “vehicles” invade downtown areas of cities around the country, we couldn’t help but ask – What’s all the hoopla about? Well, for one (or two or three), they are cheap, convenient, and fun!! But this seemingly innocent and attractive new transit option can come with dangerous risk of serious injury or death if not used properly. Sipping on Hoopla California Cabernet, we discuss the current controversy around the scooter invasion and ponder if they are here to stay or a fad that will fizzle.

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Ep61: It’s a Cheese and Wine-abration!

Happy National Wine & Cheese Day! We couldn’t let this day pass without lending a DBP hand in an attempt to answer the wine-drinker’s million dollar question – what wine should I pair with my food (or vice versa)?! Creating the ideal pairing isn’t quite rocket science, but it’s not always easy either. In this episode we share some tips and tricks for putting together a great pairing. There are certainly some guiding principles to make your mouth do a little happy dance as you sip and nibble, but remember: taste is subjective. We pop open a bottle of Savor Collective to accompany our savory discussion that certainly makes us salivate. Cheers!

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Ep60: Wine & War

From false walls and fake cobwebs to buried bottles, the vignerons of France came up with some pretty inventive ways to keep the Germans’ hands off their precious treasure: wine! Throughout World War II, the Germans invaded and pillaged the vineyards of their neighboring country, taking any and all wine they could get their hands on, especially the good shit! All of this has been captured in a fantasic book, called Wine & War, which Sarah read to bring us the deets. Whether you’re a history buff, a wine nerd, or just like to read, Wine & War is a fascinating story to immerse yourself!

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