Wine for Sophisticated Homies podcast

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.  

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On this very special episode of Wine for Sophisticated Homies, Jason interviews 5 Time Hipster Bartender of the Year, Skip Clappus, from the hottest, literal, underground bar in America:  Abandoned Subway Car.  Join us as we learn the hottest new trends in the Flavor Intertwining (bartending) industry.  After this podcast, you won't feel so self-conscious at that downtown LA bar where everybody you meet is a total asshole.    Learn all about crazy new trends like "Anonymous Bartending" and drinks so revolutionary, even the French would appreciate them.   Flair bartending?  That's cool I guess.  Ya know what's cooler?  Flare bartending, and Skip will tell you all about that.  Get ready for a doozy of a podcast homies.  A really, rumstinkin' doozy.  

Direct download: Episode_83.m4a
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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'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. 

Direct download: Episode_82.m4a
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Ben talks about New Zealand. 


No, I don't feel bad at ALL about how short this description is.  Shove it. 

Direct download: Episode_81.m4a
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In this new segment from the Wine for Sophisticated Homies, the boys take you inside the seedy underbelly of restaurants and wine bars for a little taste of some of the personalities we deal with on a nightly basis.  Enjoy these exaggerations, which, it should be said, are not that far off from the truth.  



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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.  

Direct download: Episode_80.m4a
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On another illustrious episode of Wine for Sophisticated Homies, these two Pulitzer prize winning podcasters take you inside the burgeoning world of Verdicchio, a wine with such complexity that only the most of serious of podcasts even dare go near it as a topic.  

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn, but mostly, you'll grow up a little.  Isn't that what summer camp is really all about?  Enjoy Homies.  

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Don't ever forgot to live while engaging in life.  


Credit to Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela: 

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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.   

Direct download: Episode_79.m4a
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What is an urban winery?  Where is an urban winery?  When is an urban winery?  Now.  

On this episode, we go all city on you and teach you about the growing trend of wineries smack dab in the middle of the cities.  So do the dab on over to your local warehouse to snag a bottle from one of these fresh operations and see what the wine has to say.  Our guess?  It'll be something urbane.  

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On this episode we bring you Chapter One of a two Chapter saga teaching you all about Natural, Orange, and Underwater Wines.  These three crazes are blowing up all over the place, because the world is full of hipsters.  But you know who else was considered a hipster?  Thomas Edison.  And he invented light...or something like that.  So on this episode, get ready to turn on your thinking caps while we teach you about these crazy new trends.  And the best part?  It's a TWO-PARTER!  Other famous Two Part stories include Kill  Bill, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Money Grab, that guy you know that for whatever reason has two different parts in his hair, and now The Wine For Sophisticated Homies Episode 76.  "2016 is gonna be one hell of a year for brilliant podcasts" --Jason and Ben patting themselves on the back.   

Direct download: Episode_76.m4a
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