Episode 31: The Beatles v. The Rolling Stones

Episode 31: The Beatles v. The Rolling Stones

It's our One Year Anniversary, and we're celebrating by talking about something we haven't yet on the podcast: Rock'n'Roll! Winston and Emma talk about the two most important bands of the British Invasion, their different influences and legacies, and what wine each is more like. Listen to hear lots of bad British accents, a horrible wine pun, and some sappy retrospectives on our first year in business. Plus: John Mulaney, a real-life Vampire, Biodynamics revisited, Paleolithic Rock, the best thing America ever did for the World, Milton, Greek Goddesses, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Emma's brief career with Martin Scorsese. Transcript available!

Episode 5: The Fellowship of the Ring Part II (Middle-earth and Old World Wines, Part Three)

The journey continues through Middle-earth and European Wine Regions for Emma & Winston! This is the third episode in the Middle-earth and Old World Wines series, wherein Emma pairs each place in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien with a different wine region in Europe. In this episode, we talk about the second half The Fellowship of the Ring. Find out why Riesling and Chenin Blanc are Emma's two favorite white grapes (probably), why Port is really confusing, and what Emma's "cosplay" was to Dragon Con last year. Plus: a patented Winston tangent, romances & bromances, Errol Flynn, and the world's best die-er. 

Episode 3: Truth, Balance, & Dragons- A Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

In this episode, Emma and Winston pay homage to the recently deceased Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the greatest Sci-fi and Fantasy authors of the past century. We also talk about the wines of Angela Osborne, a winemaker working with primarily the Grenache grape in Santa Barbara, California. This episode is a break from the "hardcore wine education," as we mostly discuss Le Guin's writing, legacy, and philosophy. We touch upon her relationship with "truth" as an artist, her interest in the balance of opposing forces, and also dragons. 

Episode 2: Kill Bill & Sangiovese

In this episode, Emma & Winston pair 5 different wines made from the Sangiovese grape with 5 characters from the Kill Bill films, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Uma Thurman. Rather than talking as much about wine theory, in this episode we talk more about the process of tasting wine by tasting 5 different wines ourselves. Find out which assassin belongs to which wine from Tuscany, the difference between acid and tannin,  what Witches and Beer have to do with one another, and who married the Ciacci.

Episode 1: Middle-earth & Old World Wines, Part One- The Hobbit

Episode 1: Middle-earth & Old World Wines, Part One- The Hobbit

Welcome to Pairing, the podcast where we talk about how to pair wine with art and pop culture! In this episode, Emma, your host, introduces the show by pairing each place in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien with a different wine region in Europe, as well as finding several characters' "spirit grapes." Emma and her frequent partner in crime Winston tell you how to decipher a French wine label, the difference between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux, and many other wine facts! Also: wizard business vs. kitty business, video games, and Wu-Tang Clan. You don't have to know anything about wine or Tolkien to listen to the episode, though it doesn't hurt if you do!

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