This year, like every other, feels like we’ve been on a never-ending roller coaster. With ups and downs and some loops thrown in, we can feel like we’re on top of the world and then, almost in a heartbeat, feel like we’re plummeting to our doom. And 2019 didn’t disappoint in this arena! In this episode, we recap some of last year’s highlights in rollercoaster fashion – some you may expect and others may come as a surprise – so hang on tight as we pop our Roller Coaster red blend!
Trick or Treat, smell our feet, give us something good to eat! We’re known for our love of wine, but we also have quite the sweet tooth – teeth? – especially around Halloween. From pumpkin shaped Reese’s to candy corn (does anyone really like it?), all of us have our fave treats this time of year. We share some of ours, the story behind the beloved candy tradition, and the darker side of trick-or-treating…dare we say…poison?! Grab some candy, pick your poison (we sure did!) and listen in!
Are you a curfew breaker? If you’re one of our listeners, we bet most of you probably have at some point! But, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a purpose for the younger generations. This episode, we discuss the history behind curfews, if they are effective (do they actually prevent youth crime or protect the younger crowds?), and do they potentially violate juvenile civil liberties (wait, what??). While we ponder the concept of curfews, we sip on the No Curfew red blend.
As the winemakers say, “Work will be work and adulting is hard, but we’ll be there when you need that reprieve. So kick off your shoes, settle onto the sofa, and sip away. Now Swirl, Sip & Repeat!” Cheers!
Interested in the safety app we discussed in the episode? Check out Noonlight!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of a recreational vice that’s quickly becoming one of the nation’s favorites. And no, it’s not wine (that’s definitely our favorite!), but marijuana (aka “the chronic” among many aliases). The marijuana craze has been swiftly sweeping the country, with the number of states legalizing the drug for both medicinal and recreational purposes increasing annually. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of marijuana legalization, touching on everything from economics, safety, and even how it may impact the wine industry! You may leave this episode with a stronger sense of where you stand on the topic, or it may drive you deeper into the Chronic Conundrum! So grab a bottle of Purple Paradise by Chronic Cellars (yes, that is pure wine), tune in and decide for yourself!
Time to make a deal! With yourself, of course! It’s a New Year, which means new beginnings and resolutions. This episode we discuss the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, how to set meaningful goals for yourself, and tactics to making them stick! What better way to start a New Year than by drinking the California red, DealMaker, mostly composed of Old Vine Zinfandel, a DBP favorite! Even the winemaker, Jeff Cohn, has some words of wisdom for 2019…”Relax: It’s 2019!”
Black cat cross your path? Or perhaps you spot a spider on Halloween? Listen in to this DBP Special Release Halloween episode, as we discuss what these omens mean and other spooky superstitions while sipping on Omen Red Blend from the Sierra Foothills. We also get into the history behind Halloween traditions, like where Jack-O-Lanterns originated and why you might want to make sure you light a candle in yours this year! Turn your lights down, put your witch’s (aka crone’s) hat on, pop open a bottle, and get spooky with DBP!
What to see how superstitious you are? Take the quiz we found and see how you stack up: http://brainfall.com/quizzes/how-superstitious-are-you/result/a42787/
Do you think you have a crazy family? Tune in as we share our own fun family anecdotes – such as (spoiler alert!) Jamie’s dad wanting to greet her date with a shotgun – all while discussing the challenges and opportunities of melding two different family dynamics together. Fittingly paired is the 2015 Petite Petit by Michael David Winery with its fantastic circus label. You’ll definitely need to sip on some as Sarah attempts to describe her version of family chaos theory. Step right up, it’s the Family Circus episode!