Bet you didn’t think there was a wine out there called Furmint, but in fact, there is! You’d probably also be surprised to hear it is from one of the only countries that has its own oak too – Hungary! Not only does Hungary sit on the same latitude as the infamous Burgundy, but it produces a wine that was once called “the wine of kings and the king of wines.” Pour yourself something fit for a king and explore Hungry for Hungary with us!
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!
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
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!
Now it’s time for a recap of our time in Napa Valley. From tasting rooms to vineyards, we had a variety of experiences through a range of widely accessible wines to limited productions! As we recount the rest of our first DBP trip to the motherland, we share everything from the Summer Release Event at Round Pond to a one-on-one tasting at the world-class Joseph Phelps with a spectacular view of their vineyards. Do as the “napkins” (aka, people from Napa) do, pour a glass and get transported to the DBP motherland!
- Black Stallion Winery
- Jessup Cellars
- Round Pond Estate
- JCB Cellars
- Joseph Phelps Vineyards
- Gustavo Wines
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.
“Make it a better place!” Organic. Natural. Sustainable. What does it all mean? Inspired by the 2016 Art of Earth Pinot Grigio, made with Italian organic grapes, we tackle the topic on what these “earthy” terms mean in the winemaking process and what we as buyers of wine should be aware of as wine becomes a global commodity. We also dive into the topic of organic food and day-to-day practices that can “make the world a better place” (to quote the infamous MJ). Be good to the environment, be good to your body, and drink good wine. Cheers from your DBP Grigio Girls!
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!