As you scroll through your favorite social media platform, have you thought about the truth behind the posts? Or how minute details are specially designed for your psyche? Social media may have started as a fun pastime, but has truly evolved into a significant player in American’s lives – and there is much more to it than meets the eye. This episode we try and pull the wool from our eyes, and discuss the reality behind the screen. Do people portray the truth or is social media just one big manipulation put out by tech nerds? Slow your scroll, grab a glass, and listen in to this important 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.
Looking to try Utopia? Find it here!
February is American Heart Month and we’ve decided to go red in not just wine, but in heart health awareness. As the number one killer in the nation, heart disease can be preventable and we want to make sure you know how! Sipping on a delicious red wine made by a cardiologist (how cool is that!), we go through lifestyle tips to keep your ticker ticking, and what you need to know to keep yourself and your family healthy. You’d be surprised at what matters – especially for women! So this month, think more than just candy hearts and GO RED! #ourhearts
To find out more information about heart health or to find an American Heart Association Heart Walk near you, visit www.heart.org.
Attention DBP jetsetters! Of the top 10 things that you should never do on an airplane, most of you might immediately assume joining the infamous Mile High Club would be on that list, but not necessarily! Your DBP girls are here to warn you of the hidden spots on planes where nasty bacteria hide and what you should absolutely never do when flying. You’ll be surprised to hear where germs have been found…we certainly were (let’s just say no more ice in our aviation cocktails)! If you are a germaphobe (like us!) or if you just don’t want to get sick when traveling, you definitely need to hear this episode!
As the fires blaze in one of our favorite parts of the world, we can’t help but wonder why it seems like California is literally burning down. From year to year, California wine country has experienced increasingly devastating disasters and we want to know why! Has Mother Nature lost her shit or are we actually to blame for the destruction? Discussing the threat to one of our most precious commodities, we indulge in Colossal Red Wine which seems to fit the magnitude of this issue. Grab your own glass and listen in!
Wine in a can?! While it may sound outrageous, the new trend is to can our favorite beverage for convenience, portability, and because it’s the hip new thing. As more and more producers jump on the canned wine train, we have been asking ourselves if we should join this modern movement. So to get to the bottom of the can, so to speak, we decided to compare every aspect of canned vs bottled wine, from taste to cost. We grabbed a bottle and a can of pinot noir from one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the canned wine industry – Union Wine Company – for our taste test challenge. Is the can too good to be true? Or is it the perfect way for wine to be a part of all our adventures? Grab a bottle or can (or both!) and listen in to find out! #pinkiesdown
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!
This week, we find ourselves mentally transported to our high school days, as we address recent protests by students who oppose mandatory academic presentations. Through social media, students launched an attack on in-class presentations with the argument that it makes them feel uncomfortable and for some, increases anxiety. The DBP girls try to get to the bottom of the real issue at hand and counter that it’s these skills that help prepare our youth for the future. You might need more than one glass to get through this episode, so pick up a bottle of A to Z and get ready to hit the books, uh, we mean get ready to hear the DBP views!
What is DBP’s utopia? Wine Country! Though we love it, we know that planning a trip to wine country can seem overwhelming. In this episode, we recount stories and share recommendations from our trips to Willamette Valley, Oregon, and Napa Valley, California – like how to avoid getting too tipsy, how to select your wineries, and how to cut costs – so you can experience wine country like a DBPer, too.
Sarah’s Favorite Wineries:
- Alexana, Oregon
- Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley
- Utopia Vineyard, Oregon
- Viader Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley
Jamie’s Favorite Wineries:
Wine Tour Recommendations: