Wine for Sophisticated Homies podcast

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. 



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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. 


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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!


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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).  

Direct download: Episode_96.m4a
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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. 



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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.



Direct download: Episode_94.m4a
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What do you call a fly that won't stop buzzing around Guatama Buddha?  A Buddha pest.  What do you call it when someone checks out someone's butt and decides it's not for them?  A Booty Passed.   What do you call the capital of Hungary?  Budapest.   

What do these things all have in common?  Find out (maybe), on this episode of Wine for Sophisticated Homies.  The info here is straight up royal, and we'd love nothing more than for you to send your most fertile women to listen to every, marvelous moment. 

We teach you all the Hungarian wine stuff.  And who doesn't love that?!  You know who doesn't love that?  Extremists.  And uh...pacifists.  And uh, probably, also, like, messaging board moderators.  So listen to this podcast and find your social status immediately improved.  If you don't listen, I'm going to pop this balloon that I painted a really sad face onto...and that's the LAST THING THAT ANYBODY WANTS!!! 

Direct download: Episode_93.m4a
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You just worked a 50 hour week and you're ready to loosen your tie and go bar hopping in Seoul?  Well then you should probably know what you're getting yourself into. 

On this episode we go DEEP on Soju.  If you always wanted to dive further into Korea's national alcoholic beverage but haven't known where to start, well, this podcast will be your divining rod.  Gather around with your elders homies, we're distilling up some genius for all your listening needs. 

Direct download: Episode_92.m4a
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The Washington episode is finally here.  If you were in the process of tying the knot around your neck because your desperation for this content had become this dire, you can cut the rope, there's no need to kill yourself (YET).  On this episode, Jason Booth, sommelier to the stars, teachers you all about Washington wine:  The grapes, the regions, the wineries, the personalities.  He also goes on way too many tangents and often struggles to include appropriate segues so that you can keep up.  But that's half the fun isn't it?  You don't fall the down the rabbit hole with this podcast so you can be fully aware of what in the hell is going on. Getting lost is half the fun of finding yourself along the way.  This IS the Jabberwocky.   Download this pacific northwest treasure and make your ear-holes go: GLUG GLUG GLUG GLUG GLUG.   

Direct download: Episode_91.m4a
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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. 

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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'. 

Cheers Homies.

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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.     

Direct download: Episode_88.m4a
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About time right?  We were sick and tired of people DESPERATELY BEGGING US for a Marsala episode so fine, here, ya happy? 

You WILL be once you listen to this incredible podcast that is absolutely brimming with wine, women, and finely haberdashered hat brims.  'Haberdashered' isn't a word you say?'s my word against yours.  Just try taking me to court.  I doubt they'll even hear your case.  What a stupid thing to go to court for!  Ya know what would be a way cooler reason for going to court?  If it was a Marsala court where all people did was taste Marsala and decide which one they like the best.  Yeah!  That's it! 

I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT!  And you'll hear me on this podcast.  Cheers you sexy Vergines.

Direct download: Episode_87.m4a
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Weed.  Dope.  Reefer.  Chronic.  Pot.  Dope.  Herb.  Wacky Tobaccy.  Sticky Icky.  Giggle Smoke.  Juan Valdez.  The reason you were kicked out of church camp.  

We've all got different names for marijuana, and you can call it whatever you'd like.  But maybe you know the synonyms and not the science?  Well, we're here to help you out.  The Wine for Sophisticated Homies proudly present our Marijuana podcast.  We wanted to wait until our 420th episode to do a potcast, but unfortunately, it's becoming way too relevant way too fast and so, here we are.  

Now, more than ever, we NEED pot.  And quite a few state governments are starting to agree.  If you're in the industry...this will become an element of our jobs perhaps sooner rather than later.  If you're a bud-tender, we hope to do you proud.  If you're a bartender that sells bud light...we don't need your approval, but we hope you enjoy the episode anyway.  If you're The Ting Tings...whatever happened to you guys?     

Direct download: Episode_86.m4a
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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. 

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