The Olympics were definitely different than usual this year with empty stadiums and athletes taking wellness days…. but, one thing that hasn’t changed is the stark contrast in uniform between the men and women’s teams in certain sports. What IS that about?! And is anyone doing anything about it? We speculate on the topic while sipping on a self-proclaimed SILVER chardonnay!
As it turns out, the Mitten State has more to offer than lakes, apples, and college football – Michigan is also home to several gorgeous wineries!! This episode we recount Sarah’s recent trip to Michigan Wine Country, which was a surprising first for this Michigander. Listen in to learn about the abundance of fruit – for vino and otherwise – that make up Michigan’s coastline, and even more importantly, how does the wine taste??!! Find out with us as we sip on a Gewurztraminer from Old Mission Peninsula, MI (who knew?!)
Spring into the new season with us as we transition from the big red wines of winter into the fresh, fruity, and crisp wines that call for warmer temps. This episode features 4 wines – 2 whites and 2 reds – we think welcome the changing weather. These wines remind us of how we dress this time of year: a light layer, nothing too heavy, while we say bye-bye to darker colors and hello to brighter ones! Listen in as we awaken our senses for spring with these affordable beauties!
- 2019 Pietro Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone, Italy
- 2017 Domaine du Clos des Aumones, Vouvray, France
- 2019 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
- 2018 Domaine des Maisons Neuves Moulin A Vent, Beaujolais, France
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the season of gifting! We think the perfect gift is the purple drink of the gods, but know that it can be intimidating to select the perfect bottle of wine for your recipient. This episode we give you tips on how to choose the right bottle. If that’s not enough, we have plenty of suggestions for wine-related presents to give as well. From your novice wine drinker in the family to your wine-o best friend who is always sniffing and slurping their wine, we have an idea for everyone. Get festive with a glass and listen in!
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!
It’s Independence Day and what better way to celebrate than with a big bang! This episode, we are talking fireworks and other family traditions in honor of America’s Birthday. There is more to those sparkling lights in the sky than meets the eye, and we are here to explore the meaning behind them and honor the Red, White, & Blue! Grab a celebratory glass and toast to this great country’s freedom with DBP!
Want to know more about the charity this bottle helps out? Check out Becoming Indpendent’s website: https://becomingindependent.org
Somewhere in the midst of our wine debauchery, we had the pleasure of stumbling upon Birk O’Halloran, founder and winemaker of Iconic Wines. This episode, Birk joined us for a drink and an inside look on the story behind Iconic Wines. From their no “dogma-free” winemaking approach to the quintessential comic book heroes on every label, we not only learned a ton from Birk, but had a blast doing so! Anything delicious will pair well with this treat of an episode!
Check out Birk’s newest project, Rockwell Vermouth!
What do you do when you have the case of the Mondays…and it’s not Monday?? In a time when most of us are living a perpetual Groundhog Day, we thought we’d bring you some mood boosting ideas to keep your spirits high and your step light. From self-pampering to visiting the happiest place on earth from the comfort of your couch, there are plenty of options to put a smile on your face. Turn off the news and turn on DBP to break through the clouds and find some sunshine! Don’t forget to add wine!
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!
No doubt, we’ve all experienced this scenario: you’re happily driving down the highway, perhaps listening to your favorite podcast (DBP, of course!), and BAM! you come to a dead stop. Those dreaded all-mighty orange cones have worked their power to stop traffic for road work, and now you’re going to be late. The rage truly sets in when you notice there is only one guy working while a few stand around. We understand your frustration DBPeeps and are here to vent, discuss the purpose behind the constant construction, and even some futuristic road ideas that are being proposed (no, not hoverboards…yet!). This episode is the perfect pairing not only for our wine, Groundwork, but for your next car ride – who knows, it may be longer than you anticipate! *PSA: Stay safe and be smart, don’t drink and drive!*