Happy New Year to all and we kick off the new year by tasted some affordable Cabernet Sauvignon paired with selections on the theme of royalty. We discuss why Cabernet Sauvignon is considered ‘The King’ and the selections ranged from some perhaps ‘lesser known’ to some ‘greatest hits’. Page Stroup Bitner (who being on ‘dry January’ … Continue reading WWS January 2018: King Cab and Royal Themed Music
Our December Podcast turns once again to Sparkling Wines, paired with selections festive in nature, because there’s always a reason to celebrate. We reached back into the ‘On the Way to the Dump’, continued to discuss some of the harassment issues rocking the arts world and even tasted a sparkling red J was convinced at one … Continue reading WWS December 2017: Sparkling Wines Paired with Festive Music
When it was decided for us to taste Rhone & Rhone inspired wines, paired with selections with a river or water theme, a fun time as always, but also so real discussion about (the then breaking news of) sexual harassment in the workplace. Page Stroup Bitner, Gabrielle DeMers, Jessica Satava & Megan Dimmock join me as we taste … Continue reading WWS November 2017: Rhone & Rhone Inspired Wines/Songs
When it was decided for us to taste Tempranillo paired with selections inspired by Spain, I had no idea that it would be long overdue from both the wine and the music standpoint. Page Stroup Bitner, Gabrielle DeMers, Jessica Satava & my Mom (!) join me as we taste and listen Iberian peninsular inspired music. Join us for … Continue reading WWS October 2017: Tempranillo – Spain
In September we return to our normal Wine, Women, & Song format with Page Stroup Bitner, Megan Dimmock, Gabrielle DeMers, & Jessica Satava joining me as we taste Merlots (much maligned ever since the movie Sideways) and listening to music inspired by the grape name’s origin – blackbird. Join us for another podcast full of … Continue reading WWS September 2017: We ARE Drinking @!$!%-ing Merlot!
In August we turned things on their head and held a Wine, Men, & Song Podcast with Page Stroup Bitner hosting with all male podcasters: Jason Hentrich, Trevor Scheunemann, J Austin Bitner and Joseph Satava. The theme was ‘Big Meaty Reds – and Big Meaty Singing’ and we delivered on all counts. Join us for … Continue reading WWS August 2017: A ‘reverse’ podcast
Rosés, Roses, & Thorns In July we revisited Rosés – which we also tasted in our very first podcast. Joining me in July were Page Stroup, Heather Lockard-Wheeler, Zoe Johnstone Stewart, and newcomer, Jenni Bank. Join us for another podcast full of hearty laughs, wine, voices! Wine Selections this month: Pigoudet Première Rosé 2015 Boschendal Classic … Continue reading WWS July 2017 – Rosés, Roses, & Thorns
Field Trip to Great Grapes! & nature themed music For June we gathered as many of our podcasters as were available and took a field trip to the Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival. This was a new and exciting project for us and if there’s a bit more background noise or leveling issues than … Continue reading WWS June 2017 – Field Trip!
Chardonnay – and songs/pieces that deal with the gold/yellow color of the wine Join Page Stroup, Heather Lockard-Wheeler, Jessica Satava, Suzanne Balaes-Blair for our May podcast as we taste three distinct chardonnays that offer up a spectrum of what thw world’s most planted white wine grape varietal has to offer. In addition to the music and … Continue reading WWS May 2017
Red wines that can be chilled for warmer weather – And hilarity ensued! Join Page Stroup, Heather Lockard-Wheeler, Jessica Satava, Courtney Kalbacker for our April podcast as we taste some different red wines that can stand to be chilled down a bit and still be enjoyed as warmer weather approaches. There wasn’t an assigned musical theme for this … Continue reading WWS April 2017