Brrr…it’s cold outside! While the freeze may be no fun for most, it is essential to make Icewine, or Eiswein as the Germans say! We decided to show appreciation for the winter season with a tasting of not one but THREE types of Icewine! This sweet wine is unique from other dessert wines because of the strict laws and and harsh conditions required to make it. Canada’s not only known for its maple syrup, but for being the largest producer of Icewine, so it’s perfect that we opted to drink G.Marquis Icewine from Ontario while discussing this wine delicacy.
It’s time to get cozy with your DBP girls, as we run down a list of some of our festive top 10s that make us feel merry and bright. There is no better time of year to sip on something warm and pepperminty while watching Macaulay Culkin scream for the millionth time – because it is still that good. So take a break from the hustle and bustle and listen in as we recount our fave Christmas movies and activites that get us excited for the season. We decided to top this episode off with a warm, delicious treat perfect for the most wonderful time of year: German mulled wine or Glühwein. Cheers and be merry, DBPeeps!
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is the latest rage exploding in stores everywhere! From CBD-oil to CBD-infused water, it is in every product imaginable (CBD bath bombs, even?!) Is this hemp-derived agent truly the “cure-all” for whatever ails you, or is there more to it? We get down to the bottom of the hot, new, and seemingly innocent cannabis extract. What better way to let loose talking about the latest medicinal trend than while sipping on Dr. L Riesling.
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!
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!