With the leaves changing into vibrant colors and a fresh crispness in the air, fall has arrived! And so have the festivities that come with it! This episode we have a laid-back chat about favorite fall activities – from apple picking to cider doughnuts (including Jamie’s culinary adventure!), we get into what makes this season truly a ball! We’ve paired a late harvest Riesling to commemorate this time of year, which will go perfectly with your delicious fall treats. Time to harvest yourself a glass (or mug!) of something spiked and enjoy!
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!
Brrr…it’s cold outside! While the freeze may be no fun for most, it is essential to make Icewine, or Eiswein as the Germans say! We decided to show appreciation for the winter season with a tasting of not one but THREE types of Icewine! This sweet wine is unique from other dessert wines because of the strict laws and and harsh conditions required to make it. Canada’s not only known for its maple syrup, but for being the largest producer of Icewine, so it’s perfect that we opted to drink G.Marquis Icewine from Ontario while discussing this wine delicacy.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is the latest rage exploding in stores everywhere! From CBD-oil to CBD-infused water, it is in every product imaginable (CBD bath bombs, even?!) Is this hemp-derived agent truly the “cure-all” for whatever ails you, or is there more to it? We get down to the bottom of the hot, new, and seemingly innocent cannabis extract. What better way to let loose talking about the latest medicinal trend than while sipping on Dr. L Riesling.
It’s almost turkey time!!! With the smorgasbord of deliciousness that comes with a Thanksgiving meal, one may ponder what wine works best with such a wide variety of flavors. Well, we’ve done the homework for you and have tons of suggestions for you to choose from for a perfect holiday pairing. From the apertif to the pumpkin pie, we’ve got you covered! And, we know most of you are forking it out for that turkey, so we made sure to pick some affordable options. Dive into our episode and don’t be afraid to test taste some wine options before the main event, you know, just to be sure!
Happy National Wine & Cheese Day! We couldn’t let this day pass without lending a DBP hand in an attempt to answer the wine-drinker’s million dollar question – what wine should I pair with my food (or vice versa)?! Creating the ideal pairing isn’t quite rocket science, but it’s not always easy either. In this episode we share some tips and tricks for putting together a great pairing. There are certainly some guiding principles to make your mouth do a little happy dance as you sip and nibble, but remember: taste is subjective. We pop open a bottle of Savor Collective to accompany our savory discussion that certainly makes us salivate. Cheers!
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!
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!