Are you living in a boomtown, or perhaps thinking of moving to one? While it may sound glamorous at first, there are some drawbacks to living in a boomtown. That being said, there are definitely some perks! We wanted to understand the history behind what makes people flock to a particular location, including the upsides and downsides. This episode we discuss the buzz behind booming cities such as Denver, Austin, and Seattle, and even touch on smaller ones that may become the next big thing! Press play to “explore” and sip along!
Just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy lies the small, yet stunningly beautiful country of Croatia. Besides the miles of crystal clear coastline and hundreds of gorgeous islands, there’s also wine! And lots of it! Unique to Croatia are several varietals of wine that you probably have never heard of, but are surprisingly delicious. Indigenous grapes like Graševina or Plavac Mali might be hard to pronounce, but not to drink. Grab a glass and take a trip with us across the world to sunny Croatia and explore their remarkable wine culture with us! A must try and a must listen!
Want to learn a little more about Croatia’s wine country? Check it out here.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the season of gifting! We think the perfect gift is the purple drink of the gods, but know that it can be intimidating to select the perfect bottle of wine for your recipient. This episode we give you tips on how to choose the right bottle. If that’s not enough, we have plenty of suggestions for wine-related presents to give as well. From your novice wine drinker in the family to your wine-o best friend who is always sniffing and slurping their wine, we have an idea for everyone. Get festive with a glass and listen in!
It’s becoming a thing! Our Book Club that is! In our third installment of DBP Book Club, we bring you a potpourri of literary gems – from young adult drama to the story of chocolate conglomerates, we even threw in a motivational book to help us with the changing times. Once again, we swap stories through the pages all whilst sipping on a delightful red that lends well to this episode, it’s pretty much Textbook!
It’s Independence Day and what better way to celebrate than with a big bang! This episode, we are talking fireworks and other family traditions in honor of America’s Birthday. There is more to those sparkling lights in the sky than meets the eye, and we are here to explore the meaning behind them and honor the Red, White, & Blue! Grab a celebratory glass and toast to this great country’s freedom with DBP!
Want to know more about the charity this bottle helps out? Check out Becoming Indpendent’s website: https://becomingindependent.org
We thought it was the perfect time to bring you the second installment of our DBP Book Club, when most of us are in need of a virtual journey. What better way to unplug and relax than with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other?! This episode we bring to you a collection of our most recent reads ranging from autobiographies to teen dramas. Grab a glass and listen in to find your next genre of escape!
The day of love is upon us and we thought we’d honor it with a tribute to the sensual substances named after the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite. Wine and chocolate seem like a titillating duo to woo your sweetheart any day, but there may be more creative ways to boost your libido (avocado, anyone?). We discuss several aphrodisiacs, their stimulating history, and the science behind their arousing properties. Sipping on the tempting red blend, Sexual Chocolate, we get in the mood for this most romantic day! #eatsomethingsexy
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!
Much like the wine we’re pairing this topic with, Experience can lead you to new, uncharted territories. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, more oftentimes scary. Maybe you had a falling out with a friend, maybe you had to move somewhere you’ve never been (ahem, “The Place That Shall Not Be Named”), maybe you live for the unfamiliar! Whichever bucket you find yourself, have you ever considered what you gained from these experiences? In this episode, we take a trip back to reflect more deeply on some of those pivotal moments in your DBP hosts’ lives: becoming less Type A, moving to Milwaukee, a trip to Napa that changed everything. So let the stars align for you, let fear carry you forward rather than hold you back, and tune in. And remember, wine is not just a beverage, it’s an experience!
Nobody likes to fail, but the US may be dubbed as a failure of one of the biggest public health achievements in our history. How, you ask? Not even halfway through the year, this country is already seeing the greatest number of measles cases in over 25 years – with more than 700 confirmed cases across 22 states as of the date of recording! As anti-vaxxers become more prevalent, with pockets of non-immunized communities popping up around the country, our most vulnerable are at risk. Even a small dip in immunity of the nation’s population can make this very contagious disease a threat. A topic that demands attention, yours truly delve into the details behind the spread of this potentially fatal virus and talk about the propaganda put out there…it’s absolutely terrifying!! As we discuss the evolution of this potential epidemic, we thought what better to sip on than Evolution White Wine from Oregon…grab a glass and listen in!
Want to see updates on the spread of the measles? Check out the CDC’s website!