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A show about wine, brought to you by devilishly handsome sommeliers.

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A show about wine, brought to you by devilishly handsome sommeliers.

iTunes Ratings

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Stellar upbeat industry content and hilarity

By RoscoBaldy - Apr 08 2019
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Hello Cleveland! Almost finished listening to the entire episode list twice.

It’s lit

By Atlantanre - Mar 05 2019
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Could use more puns tho . Jk / Mila K

iTunes Ratings

209 Ratings
Average Ratings
180
4
6
5
14

Stellar upbeat industry content and hilarity

By RoscoBaldy - Apr 08 2019
Read more
Hello Cleveland! Almost finished listening to the entire episode list twice.

It’s lit

By Atlantanre - Mar 05 2019
Read more
Could use more puns tho . Jk / Mila K
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Wine for Sophisticated Homies podcast

Latest release on Apr 12, 2019

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A show about wine, brought to you by devilishly handsome sommeliers.

Rank #1: Episode 26: The Napa Valley, Part 1

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The Napa Valley is important and stuff.  It's important that we tell you about this important region, its important grapes, and the important reasons that you learn all about this historically important AVA of importance.  

Cabernet?  Chardonnay?  Those are important grapes.  Krug?  He's important.  Mondavi?  So important.  The Judgment of Paris? So damn important.  In this podcast, the first of the two parts, we teach you the history of the Napa Valley, America's mos important wine region.  So put your thinking caps on, sit back in your Adirondock chairs and turn on your most important lamps so that you can see the notes you write while listening to this VERY important podcast.  We bring you, The Napa Valley.  Enjoy Homies.  

Oct 11 2013

25mins

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Rank #2: Episode 102: The Piemonte Paradox

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On this episode, Internationally famous Symbologist/ Enologist Chase Maxwell finds himself on a race against the clock to solve the murder of a famous Barolo winemaker before it's too late. Murder. Sex. Intrigue. Wine. It's all here.

It always is. 

Apr 07 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Episode 29: South Africa: The Wine Safari

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Hop on top of the old Safari Jeep, we're about to take you into the South African wine world, where you might spot a ferocious Cabernet Sauvignon, a herd of Chenin Blancs, a graceful Sauvignon Blanc, or perhaps even see the misunderstood Pinotage!  

Rifles at the ready!  Glasses up!  No poaching!  

Here we go into...SOUTH AFRICA!  

Nov 11 2013

21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 80: Vineyards You Should Recognize If You See Them In Public

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Some Wineries and Chateaus are famous, and then sometimes, the vineyard ITSELF is famous.  On this episode we break down some of the most famous vineyards in the world where wineries fight to use the name on their bottles.  The terroir on this podcast is too legitimate to quitimate, so pull up a plow, take a squat, and enjoy the learnin' you sun-scorched hand pickers of the season.  

Mar 24 2016

31mins

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Rank #5: Episode 26: The Napa Valley, Part Deux

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Ch-ch-check it Benny D and Jasey Boo are on the mic with number 2.  That's right, part two of our Napa Valley podcast...get out your quills and parchment papers, cuz we're getting allllll specific on this episode. We're gonna take you through the 16 different sub-Ava's of the Napa Valley, and when we're done, we're gonna drop the mic and walk away Homies.  

This podcast is full of history, wineries, gravel, and cool stuff. That's not enough?  You'll also get our humor.  Boom.  Salesmanship.   You're welcome. The Napa Valley is a behemoth.  So get with it.  You've been served Homies. 

Oct 21 2013

19mins

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Rank #6: Episode 90: Franc-ly My Dear

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We've made it all the way to 90 episodes!  You know what that means right?  We're only 17 episodes away from our 107th episode!  Whoa! 

On this episode Jason teaches you all about the grape:  Cabernet Franc.  Did you know Cab Franc caused testicular cancer?  IT DOESN'T!  But how would you know that if you didn't listen to this episode?!?!  You wouldn't.  You'd just worry about all the ball cancer you might have.  But now you don't need to.  Because you have episode 90, and it will answer all of the questions your mind can even come close to formulating. 

Enjoy this episode Homies.  Show it to your hairdresser.  Learn all about Cabernet Franc and then you won't go into a divorce proceeding unprepared, ever again. 

Mar 28 2017

28mins

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Rank #7: Episode 84: Riojajajajaja

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We're Back Homies!  Well, Jason is anyway, but that's okay!  From this point forward we'll be back on track with new episodes. 

What are we talking about today?  Rioja.  I know some of you might have reservations about trying Spanish wine...but you should actually have Gran Reservations.  Because these wines are THE SHIZ.  Join us on the Spanish Train and

Join Jason for his first solo podcast as he talks to himself all about Rioja wine.  Well, he's talking to you too...but, for the sake of the podcast, he just recorded this in front of a mirror wearing his prettiest hat.  And yes, everyone should own a pretty hat.  

Dec 02 2016

32mins

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Rank #8: Episode 27: Syrah Michelle Gellar

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All you all ready for a chewy podcast?  We hope so cuz on this episode the wine homies will be breaking down the world of Syrah.  Have you ever wanted to know everything there was to know about this Northern Rhone legend?  Well here ya go.  

Home, home on the grange, where the Penfolds and Hill of Grace play, where seldom is heard, a light bodied word, and the sky is just Chapoutier.  

Cheers Homies!  

Oct 28 2013

21mins

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Rank #9: Episode 51: Spain Explained

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In this episode Ben and Jason explain the Spanish wine world to you.  So pop open that pocket Freixenet you've been holding onto for a special occasion and bust out some wide-grained, American oak deck chairs so that you can sit back, relax and learn all about Spanish wine law, the DO system, and the weather and geography, including why the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.  

We recommend aging this podcast for two years in barrel and three years in bottle, so that five years years from now it'll be listening lovely.  If you have any gran reservations about this then listen to it now.  

Cheers Homies.  

Oct 30 2014

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 42: NebbiYOLO

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On this episode the Wine Homies teach you all about Nebbiolo, the foggy grape from the foggy region of Piemonte, where fog and smoke sometimes mix together to create smog.  Foghorn-Leghorn has nothing to do with Nebbiolo, but was a quality cartoon.  

Nebbiolo on the other and is not a quality cartoon, it is a grape responsible for some of the most famous wines in the world, Barolo and Barbaresco.  So sit back, relax, crack open a bottle of Palmina's Sparkling Nebbiolo (Yes that's actually a thing) and enjoy as we once again seduce you with factamundos extraordinaire.   

Jun 20 2014

24mins

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Rank #11: Episode 82: By Any Other Name

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On this episode, the wine homies teach you all about the magic that is rosé. 

Have you seen this wine, but always been afraid to drink it due to it being, well, you know, a "girly color"?   We get it...it's incredibly difficult sometimes to just be yourself and not care what anyone else thinks. 

But now, you have the chance to learn all about it, so that maybe you can be cool and drink it.  Everyone's doing it by the way.  So, listen, and engage. 

Jul 06 2016

47mins

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Rank #12: Episode 65: ViognYAYYY!!!

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Yippee!  On this episode we teach you homies all about the white grape Viognier.  Ever wondered if you'll ever find love?  Sorry, we can't help you there, but we CAN help you learn all about Viognier.  We'll walk you through the grape, the regions it grows in, the best wineries making it, and what to pair it with.  Peppered throughout that lesson, you'll find hilariously bad pronunciations, unneccessary pop culture stream of consciousness jokes, and entirely innapropriate politically incorrect peanut gallery comments to make your long drive with your Republican-voting stepdad both enjoyable and awkward.  Enjoy this podcast by yourself in your closet, or at your local Supreme Court Equality party, either way it's a smash hit!  

Jul 02 2015

42mins

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Rank #13: A Brief Word on Tannins

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This is hardly a full length episode. Rather, this is merely an introspection. A research tangent. A dangling participle.

Some words mean many things. Some words deserve a little more attention than others.

And here we find 'Tannin' on the examination table.

Jolly Good.

May 01 2018

4mins

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Rank #14: Episode 24: Albariño If Ya Know What I Meañ-o

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On this episode we're gettin' down with the Galicia sound.  If you've never tried Albariño you're missing out.  What one-horse town have you been living in?  And even if you are living in a town with just one horse, that's hardly an excuse, most people drive cars now.  Where the eff are you living?  The point is on this episode we go over one of our favorite white grapes and we do so with gusto. 

If you don't like gusto you can shove it.  Enjoy Homies! 

Sep 19 2013

19mins

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Rank #15: Episode 33: Swing Merlot, Sweet Cherryut.

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Gather round peeps, the Wine Homies are breaking down Merlot, that wine that your dad drinks...and definitely your grandparents.

This grape also died after Paul Giamatti took a verbal axe to that cherry tree, but thankfully it has survived the pop culture scare and is now doing okay again (Pinot is still doing better).   

We're going to do a quick run through on this grape. The facts, the regions, and the way it tastes (inside your mouth).  So curl up by the fireplace with a Merlot and some Werther's Originals...and enjoy.  

Dec 17 2013

17mins

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Rank #16: Episode 39: Chardonnaked

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We're getting real.  Exposing you homies to Chardonnay for all it's worth.  

Ever wondered where the grape grows, what it tastes like, what it pairs with?  We'll kind of help you with some of that.  We'll address it we guess...if we remember or get to it.  Try to remember we're highly driven by tangents and stream of conscious thinking.  

Chardonnay is one of the top ten grapes currently grown in the world.  Tons of Hectares, and even more Acres, so we'll just say it's grown on many different Hectacres.  Which is different than Heck Takers, a name of people who put up with a lot of Heck.  Enjoy the Chardonnay podcast Homies.  

Apr 19 2014

24mins

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Rank #17: Episode 74: Would you like some More Vèdre?

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On this episode the Homies take you inside the seedy underbelly of Mourvèdre fighting rings.  Did you know there are certain regions around the world where this grape is trained as an attack grape and forced to fight other grapes?  Of course you didn't...because that isn't true.  But would you have known that thing that you wouldn't ever even have assumed wasn't true if we didn't tell you it wasn't true.  Now you know something isn't about something you hadn't even thought about.  Learn about other Is's and Isn't's regarding this amazing grape on Episode 74 of the Wine For Sophisticated homies podcast, which is a podcast all about grapes, but which isn't a podcast all about not grapes, or double negatives.  It definitely isn't not a podcast about not double negatives.  

Nov 09 2015

29mins

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Rank #18: Episode 54: So Rhonery

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On this episode the Homies teach you all about the Northern Rhone.  

Have you ever wanted to learn about it?  Great!  Cuz now you can with this podcast.  For only 14.95 this podcast can be yours.  Mail your money in unmarked bearer bonds to PO Box 8675309, California, America.  

Get ready to have your slopes roasted and your Chateaus Grilleted.  

Dec 22 2014

19mins

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Rank #19: Episode 37, Part 1: Blind as a Bat…That Likes Wine

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In this episode, sommeliers Jason Booth and Ben Draper teach you all about Blind Tasting.  

This will be a two part series where we taste some wines blind, and then afterwards explain why it is important to be able to pick up on certain flavors and qualities (or faults) in wine.  

We promise this will only be a two-part series because we are not driven by money or pressures from major movie studios who want to exploit our early successes.  There won't be an Indiana Jones 4 to this podcast series, with Deadly Ants that supposedly know how to make ladders out of their own bodies when trying to kill Shia Lebouef.  We do not however have any problem with killing Shia Lebouef...if there are any ants out there who want to do that then go ahead.  

ENJOY THE BLIND WINE TASTING HOMIES!  

Feb 17 2014

19mins

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Rank #20: Episode 71: All-Day-Every-Muscadet

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Did you know Muscadet isn't actually a grape?  Nope, the grape is known as Melon de Bourgogne.  Is the grape from Burgundy?  No.  Is the fruit a melon?  No.  Wanna know these things and more?  Then listen to this podcast you curious little devils!  Sheesh!  Grab a bucket of oysters and settle into your favorite chair on your favorite fishing village deck, cuz we're gonna learn you mother shuckers some serious wine knowledge.  Cheers Homies.  

Oct 05 2015

25mins

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Episode 112: The Unsinkable Molly Brooks

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Over the many illustrious years that this podcast has been in existence, we've avoided interviewing any real people. Because real people, like Warhol's art subjects, are actually quite boring.

Enter Molly Brooks.

Molly is a sommelier/industry extrordinaire from the sumptuously sunshiny San Diego area and I believe you'll find her as remarkably interesting as I do.

I'm not interested in interviewing boring people.

Enjoy the exception: 

The wickedly intelligent, provocatively well-spoken, Molly Muthalovin' Brooks.

Apr 12 2019

1hr 26mins

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Episode 111: My Sherry? Uh. . .More.

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On this episode, grab your tiny, tulip glasses and seat your rump on a seaside stump. It's time to learn all about Sherry.

Tap some ass and order some tapas and tap a short glass of all that is encompassed within this illustrious return to podcasting form.

Jason's back, ya'll. 

Mar 23 2019

37mins

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Episode 110: A Critical Review of 'Sweetbitter'

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On this episode, Sommelier Extraordinaire and avid TV watcher, Jason Booth, puts on his critical pants and does a thorough review of the new Starz television show 'Sweetbitter' based on the Stephanie Danler novel of the same name.

The novel is called 'Sweetbitter', not 'Of the Same Name', though if there were a novel called that, my intense hope would be for it to be made into a TV show for the sheer fun of the double entendre.

On this episode, I use the all of the meanings for all of the words (segue) to roll right over the idiocy included therein.

Nothing is sharper than a clever tongue (other than an eyelid papercut)

Enjoy the savagery of my Hotcake Hot Takes. 

And check out our sponsor: WineAccess.com/Homies for a 20 percent discount on holiday wine gift purchases.

Strømpebukser!

Dec 07 2018

42mins

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Episode 109: CHEATER!

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The Court of Master Sommeliers Cheating Scandal in all its glory and subterfuge.

Nov 09 2018

31mins

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Episode 108: Sémillon Kiss Goodnight

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On this episode Jason is wearing a long, sheepskin turtleneck and pouring lemony water all over his body. Why? To be thematic, ya dumb-dumbs.

This is the Sémillon podcast and no, he won't apologize for it. *Snap, Snap, Snap!*

Oct 05 2018

26mins

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Episode 107: The Bordeaux Blenditage

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On this episode, Jason teaches the homies what each grape contributes to the final product of the famous Bordeaux Blend.

He also uses way too many metaphors and similes and probably exhausts that family member in your car that doesn't want to listen to another one of these episodes but you're making them anyway because you have a quirkier sense of humor than they do and you just had to sit through their entire Post Malone album.

Also, please check out our sponsor: www.wineaccess.com/homies to get 20% off on all wine purchases and, trust me on this peacocks, they've got some hole-in-the-wall stunners that'll really please the hole-in-your-face; or maybe, just that favorite holy man in your life looking to pump up the communion wine list at your favorite hipster mega-church. Whatevs--this shiz is bananas. Use my promo code and drink up me hearties, yo ho.

OKAY GOODBYE THANKS FOR READING ALL OF THIS I REALLY APPRECIATE HOW BORED YOU MUST BE I'M NOT YOUR MOM YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. 

Sep 01 2018

19mins

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Episode 106: The Cider House Rules!

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Apples! Get ya alcoholic Apples, HEEEYA!

On this episode Jason teaches you all about apple cider. Why? I dunno. Why not?

Aug 16 2018

31mins

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Episode 105: Five Finger Lakes Death Punch

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First and foremost: Go to www.WineAccess.com/HOMIES to received a limited time offer of 20% off all purchases thanks to this very podcast. YOU'RE WELCOME. Wine Access features hard-to-find bottlings with some big name stunners mixed in that have all been specially selected by people with X-Men like palates. DON'T BELIEVE ME? Then you're an idiot and you simply can't be helped, get out of my life. Once again that's www.WineAccess.com/HOMIES.

On this historically momentous episode of Wine for Sophisticated Homies, Jason teaches you all about the Finger Lakes AVA in the state of New York, which, as you know, is a concrete jungle where dreams are made of...there's nothing you can't do.

And that includes wine-making in the northern parts of the state.

Slate-driven Riesling of a dry ilk? Yeah, they've got that. And I've got the facts. So let's get factual, Homies.

Also Cats, with skills.

Catskills.

Aug 03 2018

22mins

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Episode 104: Gorgeous Georgia

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This podcast was discovered in an amber egg, from the DNA of a hipster mosquito that was trapped there for years...like...since 2011.

I used science to get the cool ass audio shit out and download it iTunes. I know you guys want to hunt for your podcasts...not be fed. So hunt out all of the references in this one if you're hungry for some Jurassic knowledge on this ancient wine growing region of Georgia. The results will be eighty-seven percent more entertaining than both of the last two Chris Pratt-led movies.

So says the Tophatted King.

Jul 07 2018

24mins

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Episode 103: RoséInGlass and GildedStem

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Welcome to our first Rosé podcast.

NOT! If you even read these descriptions you'll know that this entire episode is an elaborate trap to get you to learn about an entirely different subject. And what would that be? Well, I don't want to ruin it, but...let's just say that the Band is All here.  The BAND is ALL here.  Eh? Ehhhhh? 

Welcome to a W4SH Shyamalan twist. Hope you're able to pick up all the pieces of your brain from the floor after it was blown to pieces. 

ShaKlamaLamaBlamo as the best con artists are known are know to say.

ShaKlamaLamaBlamo.

Jun 16 2018

31mins

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A Brief Word on Tannins

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This is hardly a full length episode. Rather, this is merely an introspection. A research tangent. A dangling participle.

Some words mean many things. Some words deserve a little more attention than others.

And here we find 'Tannin' on the examination table.

Jolly Good.

May 01 2018

4mins

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Episode 102: The Piemonte Paradox

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On this episode, Internationally famous Symbologist/ Enologist Chase Maxwell finds himself on a race against the clock to solve the murder of a famous Barolo winemaker before it's too late. Murder. Sex. Intrigue. Wine. It's all here.

It always is. 

Apr 07 2018

1hr 5mins

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Episode 101: Luxury Be Thy Name

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Metal credit cards weighing you down? Don't worry, Jason is here to help. 

On this episode of W4SH, we teach you all about the most expensive food items of the restaurant world, and then we help you figure out what you should be drinking with those edible extravagances.

You might have to slow this episode down to catch the sheer amount of references and amazing recommendations that are presented here for you. Listen to this episode while tapping your Sperry's on the deck of your Blohm+Voss. 

You're welcome blue collar criminals. You're welcome rap game pimps. You're welcome guy that forgot to ask the price of the specials.

The Wine Homies pedagogy reigns supreme.

Feb 17 2018

1hr 6mins

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Episode 100: She Sold Pisco by The Sea Cove

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It's not always about the shells. 

Sometimes it's about the distilled fermented grape juice from South America. 

Whether you Peruse Peruvian or Chillax Chilean, we got the Pisco for your Achin'. 

On this episode Jason spits hot fire water as he teaches you all there is to be taughten about grammar and Brandywine. Sit back and kick back with the power of your sour. 

This is the Pisco hour. 

Jan 13 2018

28mins

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Episode 99: Holiday Gift Guide

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On this episode Jason helps you with some holiday gift ideas for the wine and alcohol lovers in your life.

Aw shucks Jason, that's real helpful. Thanks buddy. 

Dec 14 2017

21mins

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Episode 98: Musky Cat, Musky Cat, What are they feeding you?

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Muscat is a grape that Jason talks about on this podcast. 

You are a person that downloads and listens to his tutelage. 

Tutelage is a funny word if you pronounce it like it's a French winemaking technique. 

All of these things are relevant. Why? The secrets are on Orion's Belt. 

MUSCAT PODCAST ZIGGA ZIG AH! 

Dec 02 2017

37mins

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Episode 97: Oh. My. God. Beqaa.

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The Beqaa Valley, also known as the Bekaa Valley and, occasionally, The Phoenician Mother Lovin' Pimp Zone, just so happens to be the best spot for wine in all of the Middle East.  As long as you don't mind military struggles, religious infighting, and the occasional bunker buster or tank near your wine tasting room, then you should be ready to go. 

Listen to this podcast with some mezze and it'll be less falawful. Or just listen to it regardless. But. . .really listen. Not everyone makes wine in the safely golden hills of Napa. Some toil amidst the conflict. 

And so we toil to bring you their stories. So pop your Merwah and let's get to the learning. HEEYAHHH!

Sep 13 2017

29mins

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Episode 96: Macabeo is Bae

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Macabeo, or Viura if ya nasty, is a handy little white grape from the North of Spain and the South of France.  Mostly. 

One-third of the 'Cava Girls Trio' (a Motown band made up of three wine grapes, they can't sing but man, what a concept, eh?!), this grape felt like it deserved its own stand-alone episode (we'll see).   

On this new dose of audio adrenaline (the experience you get from listening to W4SH, not the Christian band), Jason takes you into a dreamscape you didn't even know your psyche was developing all surrounding the Macabeo grape.  Enjoy this with ya homeboys.  Enjoy this with ya shady ladies.  Enjoy this with ya shnozzchompers (you know who they are).  

Aug 30 2017

33mins

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Episode 95: The Somm of the Nuclear Age

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On this episode, we take you into the near future and show you what has become of the world of wine and the sommelier profession. 

A stark world, for sure, but not one without hope. 

Aug 11 2017

12mins

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Episode 94: A Story Good to Fault

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On this episode, Jason gets straight up literaturageous. 

You like stories? Cuz that's what this is.  So grab some mother fluffin' pillows and blankets and chocolate chip cookies and curl up by your tiny apartment space heater and give your brain a good stroke.

Aug 09 2017

26mins

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iTunes Ratings

209 Ratings
Average Ratings
180
4
6
5
14

Stellar upbeat industry content and hilarity

By RoscoBaldy - Apr 08 2019
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Hello Cleveland! Almost finished listening to the entire episode list twice.

It’s lit

By Atlantanre - Mar 05 2019
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Could use more puns tho . Jk / Mila K