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Ep30: The Hunter & The Stag

‘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.

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Ep29: Bone Jolly for Beaujolais

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day DBPeeps!! In honor of the official release day for Beaujolais Nouveau, we wanted to revisit this holiday and what it’s all about. What is this Beaujolais we speak of and why is it so special that this youngin’ of a wine deserves its own festival? Could be because it’s a great transition to red for our white wine drinking friends! Listen in to learn how it came to be that the first harvest of the Beaujolais crop across France gained its own holiday. We couldn’t get our hands on Beaujolais Nouveau before its release, so you’ll just have to “suffer” through our TWO Beaujolais/gamay noir wines we’re drinking this episode. It’s go time….it’s Beaujolais Nouveau time! This could be the perfect wine for Thanksgiving. Now pass the wine, bitches!

Oh and if you want to check out Edmund’s music stylings, check it out here: http://edmundsstjohn.com/cds/

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Ep28: Luxembourg Wines

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!

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Ep14: Slovenian Wines

Did you know Slovenia is the 4th largest consumer of wine per capita?! Such a small country, so much wine consumption! This week we’re taking a little detour from our typical “programming” to focus on wines from an indiviudal region, and we’re recapping a special wine tasting we had with two Slovenian wine importers in Wisconsin. New to Slovenian wine? Us, too! So listen into this episode to learn what you’ve been missing out on!

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Ep12: Oh The Places You’ll Go

Oh, the places DBP goes! Adventure awaits you in this episode as we recount some of our favorite trips, discuss the pros and cons of planning out every detail versus letting things just “happen,” and share our travel philosophies and tips. Whether we’re traveling within the US or abroad, there are many factors influencing our choices. Join in, and let this 2015 Compass Cabernet guide you as you plan YOUR next travels!

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Ep11: Family Circus

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!

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Ep10: A Thorn in Merlot’s Side

Hollywood has a huge influence on the American public, and the 2004 movie, Sideways, has been widely attributed to Merlot’s drop in popularity. This episode we discuss how the nation’s “Merlot mania” quickly turned into “Merlot malaise.” Sideways may have been the thorn in Merlot’s side, however other lesser known factors in the wine world played into Merlot’s downfall. Join us as we discuss the movie, the ironic twist at the end, and the mystery of Merlot as it makes a comeback. Should you drink it or listen to Miles and not drink any “f***ing Merlot!”? Not sure? Grab a bottle of Thorn Merlot by The Prisoner Wine Company and try some with us! #MerlotMe

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Ep9: Stringer Cellars: A Local Wine Story

We could never have expected to have found a California wine producer right here in Wisconsin. In this episode, we travel to West Bend, WI to visit with Casey Stringer, founder of Stringer Cellars, and chat with him about how he got into the business and the details about his high quality winemaking that just blew us away. Join us as we geek out with Casey, and try his entire line of wines!

Want to know more about Stringer Cellars, or buy wine? Visit https://www.stringercellars.com

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Ep8: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Time to toughen up! Crack open a bottle of 2016 Kung Fu Girl Riesling and listen in while we discuss the importance of self-defense and share valuable tips we picked up taking a women’s self-defense class. From the simple act of putting away your phone to actually gouging an attacker’s eyes out, we discuss many aspects of self-defense including becoming more self-aware and techniques to protect yourself. Also, find out how the winemaker, Charles Smith came up with the Kung Fu Girl name! It’s interesting, trust us. Oh and of course, girls kick ass!

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Ep7: Reckless Love with Chip Forsythe

Drop what you’re doing, because you’re in for a treat. Yours truly just got a little reckless and interviewed Chip Forsythe, winemaker and founder of Rebel Coast Winery. In this episode, we pop open a bottle – and even get a phone number off the cork – of the 2014 Reckless Love red blend, and spend our hilarious episode chatting up Chip. Join us for a little storytelling from this winemaker about how he got into this business, what’s inspiring his work, and hear about some amazing things coming out of Rebel Coast Winery! Also this wine bottle glows in the dark, so who doesn’t want to check it out?! This is an episode you don’t want to miss.

Check out more about Rebel Coast Winery here: https://www.rebelcoast.com

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