Thinking back 20 years ago, we never thought we would already be in the era of electric and self-driving cars (Back to the Future, anyone?) As this technology is pushed to become more mainstream – we want to truly understand if they are for the better. Are they more environmentally-friendly and safer to us, the drivers? Or is there a sinister hand at play? Join us while we debate the future of vehicles while we sip on Sinister Hand Red Wine from Columbia Valley.
Are you living in a boomtown, or perhaps thinking of moving to one? While it may sound glamorous at first, there are some drawbacks to living in a boomtown. That being said, there are definitely some perks! We wanted to understand the history behind what makes people flock to a particular location, including the upsides and downsides. This episode we discuss the buzz behind booming cities such as Denver, Austin, and Seattle, and even touch on smaller ones that may become the next big thing! Press play to “explore” and sip along!
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!
Oh, the many hats we wear! Have you taken a moment lately to count all the hats you wear in a given day? From spouse to parent to professional/employee, it can be overwhelming to think of the various roles we play in our daily lives. Most people actually never “check out” for the day, but simply change hats. This episode we talk about the balancing act we play with the several hats we wear and how to avoid truly becoming the “Mad Hatter.” So take a break and put on your wine-drinking hat!
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!
Who knew there was a day – no, actually a week! – dedicated to being a good person? This episode, we reflect on what we can do to make the world a kinder place, by performing and celebrating random acts of kindness. In a world that sometimes seems to hide behind screens, there are still so many ways to make a difference, to be kind, and be lovely to one another. The perfect wine to pair with this topic comes from B. Lovely in Washington, where we fantasize about an action movie featuring exploding vines! Tune in, drink up, be kind, and let’s get the movement going.
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!
What motivates you through life and why do we do the things we do? Do you only do things for the rewards (or to avoid negative consequences)? Is there anything you do just for the fun of it anymore? In this episode, we talk about the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and what role each plays in our lives – from childhood to adulthood. Touching on some of our earlier motivations – playing piano, dusting stairs, and working at a job that wasn’t entirely rewarding, we dive into this topic with the 2016 INTRINSIC Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington.