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!
It just became too much, we HAD to see each other! We got together in Sarah’s backyard for some distanced drinking while sharing some of our plans for upcoming episodes. We’ve got some fun in store and wanted to give you a bit of a preview while we pre-celebrated National Wine Day and sipped the newest vintage of the delicious Utopia Pinot Noir Rose.
Wow! It’s our Centennial! The 100th DBP episode!! We are celebrating this most momentous occasion with a memorable wine from our DBP trip to Napa Valley, while reflecting on our growth since our beginnings. How have our wine tastes evolved, and what have been our most favorite episodes, and most surprising wines we’ve tasted? We reflect on all of this and more as we journey back 100 episodes and more than 100 wines!! Pop open something yummy and celebrate along with us!
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!
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!
‘Tis the season for bolder red wines and deer hunting! In this episode we’re joined by avid huntsman, Adam, as we explore the ethos of the modern, ethical hunter. Delving into the drive behind the hunt, we discuss the hunter’s responsiblity to the environment, the animal, and the earth, and how the stigma associated with the sport is not reflective of a true huntsman. This isn’t some float off into the woods and have a bonfire type of deal; it requires skill and a specific mindset. Fittingly paired with St. Hubert’s “The Stag” Cabernet Sauvignon, this episode is one that’ll prove insightful for those unfamiliar with the hunting world.
The world could use some more positivity, and we know just the thing! In this episode, we’re joined by a special DBP guest and wine popper, Ellen, to talk about how we can reduce our footprints, but most importantly, what we can do to increase our handprint (and explain what that really is). Fittingly paired with the Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot from Meeker Vineyards, join us to learn some fun facts about wine tannins, what it means to be part of the Meeker Tribe, and how you can lend a helping hand to create a positive impact on the environment and world around you!
For more ways that to strengthen your handprint (and reduce your footprint) check out the North American Association for Environmental Education’s website at http://www.naaee.org.