Rank #1: Episode 37, Part 1: Blind as a Bat…That Likes Wine
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
Rank #2: Episode 80: Vineyards You Should Recognize If You See Them In Public
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
Rank #3: Episode 102: The Piemonte Paradox
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
Rank #4: Episode 35: Austria, The Desolation of Smaragd
Get Ready! Get Set! Austria!
On this episode, the Wine Homies are back to tell you all about Austria.
Get ready to get Svelt with Veltliner, Pompous with Blaufrankish, and Smile with Zweigelt.
Jan 13 2014
Rank #5: Episode 84: Riojajajajaja
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
Rank #6: Episode 30: Sauvignon: The White Savage
On this, the 30th episode of the podcast that changed the wine world, incumbent sommeliers Benjamin Draper and Jason Booth take you on a journey into the world of sauvignon blanc. All aboard the train of white grape wonder as we teach you the ins and outs of the mysterious cat pee wine grape.
From Sancerre to Marlborough, Napa to Bordeaux, Friuli to Durbinville, we show you just how variable this grape of grace and dignity can be. Won't you join us for another magical podcast as we elaborate on the wonders of wine? For every download we donate a large sum of money into an offshore bank account that we don't want the government knowing about. Enjoy Homies.
Nov 21 2013
Rank #7: Episode 26: The Napa Valley, Part 1
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
Rank #8: Episode 101: Luxury Be Thy Name
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
Rank #9: Episode 65: ViognYAYYY!!!
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
Rank #10: Episode 90: Franc-ly My Dear
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
Rank #11: Episode 71: All-Day-Every-Muscadet
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
Rank #12: Episode 85: How to Lose Somms and Alienate Bartenders
On this episode, the Wine Homies teach you how not to be an asshole while dining in a restaurant. Listen to this to learn if you are already one of those guests that people can't stand. Better yourself. Better the world.
Jan 16 2017
Rank #13: Episode 107: The Bordeaux Blenditage
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
Rank #14: Episode 89: Wine Chit Chat
To switch things up a little this week, Jason decided to do a fun little episode on current wine trends, pop culture, and various vagaries of the beverage and spirits' industries. Crack open an over-hyped Orphan Barrel whiskey and enjoy some good old chit chat regarding the trending topics in the world of drunkenness and the world at large.
Listen to this episode while running on the treadmill, having a sleepover on the family trampoline, or while your less sophisticated friends are all in the living room watching the latest episode of 'The Real Housewives of Society's Downfall'.
Mar 10 2017
Rank #15: Episode 36: Ugni Trebbiano
On this episode, the Wine Homies are giving some serious credit to the biggest Unsung Hero of the wine world: Ugni Blanc. Also known as Trebbiano in Italy and Thalia in Hip Hop videos.
This grape has been providing fronting rappers with Cognac for years, as well as rounding out the acidity you all know and love so much in the Chianti blend.
So sit back and get ready to learn all about one of the most important grapes you've never heard of. EDUCATE YOURSELVES HOMIES.
Jan 20 2014
Rank #16: Episode 88: Jura Gonna Like this Savoie Podcast
Jura and Savoie. The grittiest detectives on the Arbois police force...but also, two wine regions worth talking about. Join us as we regale you with stories of Yellow Wine, Straw Wine, Crazy Wine, Vermouth, Swiss Chalets, and even...that wacky weirdo: Poulsard.
Enjoy Jason as he stumbles his way through French pronunciations in an attempt to help you learn stuff. Grab you fondue forks and your note card stacks Homies, it's gonna be one heck of a good time. And if it isn't a good time, we place the blame squarely on the shoulders of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Feb 28 2017
Rank #17: Episode 78: All Sauce
On this episode we're gettin' saucy. The Wine for Sophisticated Homies are finally bringing you the Alsace episode wherein you can expect to find great white wines, intense history lessons, high level punnery, and overt sexuality. Ever wondered what was up with this overly germanic french region? Prepare to become a learned scholar on everyone's favorite region to invade: Alsace. You can listen to it now, or, for a real swinging good time, you can lay this podcast down for 15 years and open it when it's at its peak (though keep in mind the pop culture jokes won't translate quite as well). Cheers to the beginning of another beautiful work week Homies. Remember, you are all harbingers of pleasure and keepers of the wine key.
Feb 22 2016
Rank #18: Episode 54: So Rhonery
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
Rank #19: Episode 26: The Napa Valley, Part Deux
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
Rank #20: Episode 3: Dessert Wines As Sweet As Yo Mamma
"Oh No! All of my dry wine from dinner is gone, What the flip am I gonna to do now?" Said the Homey who didn't know about dessert wines. Dessert wines offer you a little slice of sacchariferous nectar to end your night. You can pair them with everything or just drink them on their own. Plus, look at how gigantic your hand will look holdin' that tiny glass! Only a true homey would have gigantic hands. Boom, impress everyone with your hand size. Also, learn a little bit about how dessert wines are made, where they come from, and why you should drink them.
If you don't like dessert wines, you need to expand your horizons. If you don't have horizons, you should move away from smoggy city you live in Homey! Horizons are dang beautiful! Learn yo'self on these dessert wines and be a better person. Or don't! But don't give us any attitude about the decisions you make in life.
Mar 09 2013