Wine for Sophisticated Homies podcast

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. 

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Direct download: Episode_110.m4a
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The Court of Master Sommeliers Cheating Scandal in all its glory and subterfuge.

Direct download: Episode_109.m4a
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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!*




Direct download: Episode_108.m4a
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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.

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Direct download: Episode_107_Bordeaux_Blend.m4a
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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?



Direct download: Episode_106_Cider.m4a
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First and foremost: Go to 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

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.




Direct download: Episode_105-_Fingerlakes.m4a
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This podcast was discovered in an amber egg, from the DNA of a hipster mosquito that was trapped there for 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.

Direct download: Episode_104.m4a
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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.




Direct download: Episode_103.m4a
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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.



Direct download: A_Brief_Word_on_Tannins.m4a
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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. 


Direct download: Episode_102.m4a
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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.

Direct download: Episode_101_Luxury_Pairings.m4a
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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. 

Direct download: Episode_100.m4a
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