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!
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!
Who knew there was a day – no, actually a week! – dedicated to being a good person? This episode, we reflect on what we can do to make the world a kinder place, by performing and celebrating random acts of kindness. In a world that sometimes seems to hide behind screens, there are still so many ways to make a difference, to be kind, and be lovely to one another. The perfect wine to pair with this topic comes from B. Lovely in Washington, where we fantasize about an action movie featuring exploding vines! Tune in, drink up, be kind, and let’s get the movement going.
Some call it the “Magnificent Mile” for wine growing, but what is really behind all the fuss of the 45th parallel? This invisible line runs halfway between the equator and the North Pole, where some of the best wines of the world are grown. We delve into the fascination of this geographical prominence – is it really magical or is there more to it? – all while drinking a namesake wine coming from the Rhône valley itself, which is knee-deep in those 45 degrees of latitude.