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Ep37: The Magic of the 45th

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.

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Ep33: Popping the Bubbly for Royalty

It’s that time of year! Time to celebrate and be merry! And we think that bubbly is a perfect pairing for your holiday and new year’s festivities! And you know who else does? The Queen, of course! This episode we pop open a bottle of Bollinger Champagne (the Queen’s fave!) and discuss the significance of this bubbly beverage with the British Royal family, the difference between sparkling wine and champagne, and what makes them all fun and fizzy! We also get into why we, and the rest of the world, are fascinated with the British Royal Family – and top it all off with what some of their Royal Christmas traditions are. Because, hey – it’s that time of year! Trust us – some will definitely surprise you! So grab a bottle of some Champs (or other sparkling wine of choice), pop that baby open, and get fancy with us!

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Ep29: Bone Jolly for Beaujolais

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day DBPeeps!! In honor of the official release day for Beaujolais Nouveau, we wanted to revisit this holiday and what it’s all about. What is this Beaujolais we speak of and why is it so special that this youngin’ of a wine deserves its own festival? Could be because it’s a great transition to red for our white wine drinking friends! Listen in to learn how it came to be that the first harvest of the Beaujolais crop across France gained its own holiday. We couldn’t get our hands on Beaujolais Nouveau before its release, so you’ll just have to “suffer” through our TWO Beaujolais/gamay noir wines we’re drinking this episode. It’s go time….it’s Beaujolais Nouveau time! This could be the perfect wine for Thanksgiving. Now pass the wine, bitches!

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Ep28: Luxembourg Wines

This week we feature another wine-making country that’s likely not on many people’s radars: the tiny country of Luxembourg! In this episode, your DBP hosts get a little more geeky about wine, as far as varietals, methods, etc. Largely influenced by its neighbors, France and Germany, Luxembourgian wines take on similar flavor profiles while offering something distinctive. Be prepared to hear us butcher a few foreign languages, grab a bottle of wine, and get ready to mentally transport yourself across the pond. Cheers, bitches!

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Ep26: California Dreamin’

It all started as a dream out west, where “hicks from the sticks” had a passion for wine but without a platform to stand on. What better way to celebrate our podcast’s 6-month-versary than with an iconic wine and topic that literally brought the great USA into the international wine game?! Popping a bottle of Château Montelena’s Chardonnay, we talk about the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting (aka, the Judgment of Paris) where Californian and French wines went head to head in a blind tasting with a shocking outcome. For an entertaining spin on it, check out the movie Bottle Shock and then listen in as we discuss fact versus fiction about the movie and this historic wine moment! Cheers to Napa’s magnificent triumph!

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Ep13: The Fanny Pack is Back!

The fanny pack is back! How have these hot fashion trends from our youth creeped into our adult years?! From the most cringeworthy fashion faux-pas to our favorite looks, we take a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the most iconic fashion trends from then and now. DBP tackles everything from the scrunchie to baggy pants to clogs and more! Relive the chicness of the past, today! Pouring the 2017 Tendance Caladoc rosé from France, it’s the perfect way to keep us “on trend.”

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Ep3: Millennial Gap

Wanting to delve into the topic of the millennial generation, we couldn’t have asked for a better wine match for Episode 3’s topic! Beaujolais is a French grape that has a unique production called Beaujolais Nouveau – the first harvest. In this episode, we compare millennials to the young, Beaujolais Nouveau and the sub-group “xennials” to the longer-aged, more mature version of the varietal. Popping open the 2015 Beaujolais-Village from Georges DuBoeuf, we find a wine-themed amusement park (yes, it exists!), find out if we are true “xennials,” and dispute the pros and cons of the millenial generation.

 

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