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!
Some call it the “Magnificent Mile” for wine growing, but what is really behind all the fuss of the 45th parallel? This invisible line runs halfway between the equator and the North Pole, where some of the best wines of the world are grown. We delve into the fascination of this geographical prominence – is it really magical or is there more to it? – all while drinking a namesake wine coming from the Rhône valley itself, which is knee-deep in those 45 degrees of latitude.
It all started as a dream out west, where “hicks from the sticks” had a passion for wine but without a platform to stand on. What better way to celebrate our podcast’s 6-month-versary than with an iconic wine and topic that literally brought the great USA into the international wine game?! Popping a bottle of Château Montelena’s Chardonnay, we talk about the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting (aka, the Judgment of Paris) where Californian and French wines went head to head in a blind tasting with a shocking outcome. For an entertaining spin on it, check out the movie Bottle Shock and then listen in as we discuss fact versus fiction about the movie and this historic wine moment! Cheers to Napa’s magnificent triumph!