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Jan 20, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 106. In this episode we’ll be discussing flat bottled wine, shower beers, and #WLDQuest. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking in Lodi.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 106!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Stone Enjoy By 02.14.17 Chocolate and Coffee IPA
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking It's 85° out, wattage ya think I'm drinkin’!
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking Vina Punto Alto Chilean Pinot Noir

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - 1 month countdown to #WorldPorterDay.
  • Solomon - iTunes review! - Doley in FL says: “There are a lot of wine/beer/spirits podcasts out there. None of them come within a SWT of these guys. Expertise, humor, great guests and show flow. Just a pleasure to listen to.”
  • Eckles - WLD quest #WLDQuest. This week, Merlot

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

You know listeners, we have a lot of fun on this show.

  • If you’ve listened this long you must be enjoying it as well. So you may ask yourself, how can I get more involved with We Like Drinking.
  • First thing you can do is follow us on your favorite social media platform. If that’s Facebook or Instagram we’re WeLikeDrinking, if Twitter is more your speed you can find us @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
  • The second way you can get involved is to leave us a rating a review on iTunes. Now, I know iTunes sucks, but it’s the reality of the podcasting world that your ranking on iTunes means a lot. So take a few minutes to log in, install it if you have to, and leave us a big fat 5 star review and tell us what you think of the show, so other drinkers can find the glass of awesome sauce.
  • Finally, for those of you that are ALL IN for the We Like Drinking party, there is our Patreon program. If you look back on this episode and think that it was worth, say, $1 of your money, or more even, you can use Patreon to join our insider community and help make this show better. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Jan 13, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking podcast, episode 105. In this episode we’re celebrating our beer o’clock with some doppelbock. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Welcome to the show drinkers and thank you for joining us for episode 105. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. I’m sensing a theme with our beer tastings though, John. We dived into Oktoberfest beers in October, and now we’re gonna be pouring these Doppelbocks. Is there something you’re not telling us?

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking Paulaner Salvator and Kloster Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking Ayinger Celebrator and Spaten Optimator
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and Jeff is drinking Spaten Optimator

Doppelbock

  • John - History/origin, brewing discussion, etc.
  • Q & A
  • Tastings

Last Call

You know listeners, we have a lot of fun on this show.

  • If you’ve listened this long you must be enjoying it as well. So you may ask yourself, how can I get more involved with We Like Drinking.
  • First thing you can do is follow us on your favorite social media platform. If that’s Facebook or Instagram we’re WeLikeDrinking, if Twitter is more your speed you can find us @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
  • The second way you can get involved is to leave us a rating a review on iTunes. Now, I know iTunes sucks, but it’s the reality of the podcasting world that your ranking on iTunes means a lot. So take a few minutes to log in, install it if you have to, and leave us a big fat 5 star review and tell us what you think of the show, so other drinkers can find the glass of awesome sauce.
  • Finally, for those of you that are ALL IN for the We Like Drinking party, there is our Patreon program. If you look back on this episode and think that it was worth, say, $1 of your money, or more even, you can use Patreon to join our insider community and help make this show better. You can find out more by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Jan 6, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 104. In this episode we’ll be discussing pretty little wine labels, #AskJohnWLD, and we’re going on a trip to avery brewing. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 104!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Barrel Aged Ginger Bigfoot (Whiskey Barrels, 11/4%, like 15 bucks or something)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Founders Imperial Stout
  • Matthew - Southern Colorado Avery Brewing Company Sales Rep. Loves beer and life.  Matt is drinking Raspberry Sour from Avery Brewing Company
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking Bright Fortune, a Cab Franc out of Santa Barbara

G, H, PCR

Tupolev - Captain Viktor Tupolev is the primary antagonist in The Hunt for Red October. 

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Checking a possible part time gig at brewery here in ABQ for my down time
  • Eckles - Hey homebrewers! We got this guy Not Sure, I mean John Ruyak. He’s probably been brewing longer than most of you have been drinking. So let’s tap that John keg. Send us your questions and John will answer. Use #AskJohnWLD on Twitter or Instagram, or on the WLD FB Page and we’ll get John to answer it on the show.
    • You know, we have a lot of fun on the show… but we need to start hearing from you, dear listener a little more often. So it’s time to give out some secret agent assignments. We’ll give you a drink each week, and your mission is to

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Matthew - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @AveryCoSprings
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one. Oh...and I’m now on HouseParty….so, I have no idea what I’m doing there, but I’m there so, let’s you know…..hangout or something

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Matthew
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Dec 30, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 103. In this episode we’ll be discussing pairing wine with people, Miller going large and in charge, and we’re kicking 2016 outta here like the asshat it is? So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 103!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Altamont Beer Works Magically Hoplicious Imperial Oat IPA (brewed with Lucky Charms) from a 32 oz Crowler (9%)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Bosque Lager and a backup
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking Castle Rock 2012 Pinot Noir...I mean Pikes Peak brewing Elephant Rock IPA

G, H, PCR

  • Mauzac

    Wine Grape - In the Limoux region of SW France, Mauzac is a compulsory part of the Blanquette de Limoux, where it may be blended with Chenin blanc and Chardonnay.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Solomon - Movie Theaters that serve Food and Booze. I have some thoughts.
  • Eckles - Say hello to our newest patron… Alainea M is now contributing $1 / episode! Alainea has sent in some questions that we’ve answered on previous episodes and she has some new ones for us guys so let’s do a quick patron Ask the Panel
    • I know holidays get fun and wild but what are some party pet peeves of yours?
    • My favorite is the grapes, hop, or pop..Keep the podcasts coming. I'd love to see you go mobile with podcasting
    • Great to never drink alone and part of the fans in the show !! You guys rock

Oh yeah, we also got this nugget Eric says…”My insomnia is back, can you have John tell another story?”

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one. Oh...and I’m now on HouseParty….so, I have no idea what I’m doing there, but I’m there so, let’s you know…..hangout or something

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Dec 23, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking podcast, episode 102. In this episode we’re hitting the hard stuff and pouring ourselves some port. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Welcome to the show drinkers and thank you for joining us for episode 102. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. It’s been awhile since we experienced the joy of Oktoberfest, episode 93 to be exact. But now it’s time to indulge in this most excellent fortified wine style and see what could possibly go wrong.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking Dow’s 2011 LBV Porto ($20, 19.5%)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and  Jeff is drinking

Port

Some History - 
  • Critical for shipping wine in a time when refridgeration was not available.
  • Adding "brandy" raised the alcohol content to a point that yeast and bacteria could no longer survive. Known as "mutage"
  • Depending on when you fortify the wine determines if it will be sweet or dry.
  • Fortification typically done when the sugar level in the fermenting wine drops to 8-12%.
Geek Stuff - 
  • Comes from Portugal along with Madeira, specifically all the grapes come from the Douro valley
  • Douro Valley was one of the first wine regions in the world, being defined in 1756.
  • Primary grapes used to make Port are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz(Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cao. (allowed grapes for port number upwards of 60)
  • 3 sub-regions in the Douro (Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo (where almost half the port land resides and it's considered the best sub-region for producing port), and the Duoro Superior, largest region by size that prduces most of the unfortified wine of the region.
  • When ports were first becoming a big thing in the world, the wines would be produced and stored in the wineries themselves. When ready to ship they would be floated down to port to be shipped. 
  • In the 1800's lodges started showing up in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia. These lodges were used to store the ports for aging purposes until they were ready to ship. The humidity and cooler temps made for a better environment for this.
  • These lodges are owned by mostly British companies which is why most of the names you know of in port aren't Portuguese.
  • Starting to see more quintas take over control of their own wines and handling everything back in the Duoro.
Styles

Tons of styles of ports, but you can break it all down to 2 types of port. Wood aged and bottle aged.

Ports -  
  • Ruby - Aged 2 years in casks for 2 years before bottle and shipped. Most common, least complex.
  • Reserve - Blend of ruby ports usually aged 4-6 years before bottling. 
  • LBV - single vintage, aged 4-6 years in oak. Filtered, bottled, shipped. Less expensive alternative to vintage port.
  • Tawny - port aged for extensive time before bottling, at least 6 years. Those with years like 10, 20, 30 average age.
  • Vintage - Declared by producers, usually only 3 years out of 10. Spends 2 years in cask, then bottled and cellarered for long periods of time (decades).
  • Colheita - Single vintage, aged in barrel at least 7 years.
  • Other styles, crusted, white, rose, Garrafeira 

Last Call

Don’t forget to find us on social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram where we can be found simply as WeLikeDrinking, and on Twitter where our handle is @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.

If you enjoy the show and don’t want to miss another episode, visit our website, http://welikedrinking.com/podcast to get links to subscribe right from your phone, or whatever other method you use for your podcast subscriptions.

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Dec 16, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 101. In this episode we’ll be discussing 5000 breweries, Italian tragedy, and milestones galore? So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 101!

Panel Introductions

  • Your wine blogger, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Duchesse de Bourgongne Flemish Sour Ale
  • Your head brewer, John Ruyak. John is drinking Pain Level 10
  • I’m your host, Jeff Eckles. Jeff is drinking Avery Brewing Raspberry Sour

Grape, Hope, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Aurora Greenway - Shirley MacLaine's character from Terms of Endearment

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Heading home for Christmas!
  • Eckles - Winner announcements
    • First comment and winner of a Chambong - Katelyn S. who commented - Love this show! Great content and always relevant!
    • Dustin H wins a twofer by sending the first tweet with #Episode100 AND the last tweet before we hit the record button. So Dustin gets himself a bag of swag AND a Chambong! Dustin tweeted - “#episode100 @welikedrinking1 Congrats gents! I'm really digging the "Grape, Hop, or Pop Culture" segment!”
    • We have a new patreon!! Steph is not contributing $5 a month, you may remember Stephanie from the amazing Wine TWO five podcast. Thank you Steph for your support. Which brings us above our first milestone. Tada. We are now a fully funded podcast.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Dec 9, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 100. In this episode we’ll be discussing bad ideas in Wisconsin, mad giveaways, and we’re putting the band back together tonight. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Schramsberg 2013 Blanc de Blancs
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Pain Level 10
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking 2012 Mollydooker Enchanted Path
  • Our guest tonight, if we can really call him a guest, is a member of the American Homebrewers Association and certified beer server, who hates the Oxford comma almost as much as shaker pints. Please welcome back Jim Myers…. Jim is drinking...

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

Listener Mail

  • Ryan Hannigan from the Focus On The Beer podcast asks - Question 1: If you somehow became deathly allergic to your drink of choice, what would you switch to?
  • Ryan Hannigan from the Focus On The Beer podcast also asks - Why do you like drinking? What does it do for you all?

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - You guys need to do some damn chambongs.
  • Solomon -  Reminder NOT to participate in online wine exchanges promising 36 bottles of wine if you send 1 to somebody else.
  • Jim - I got nothing going on, but I’m killing John on Untappd. Closing in on No. 700 beers and I now have more than 400 badges.
  • Eckles - Let’s give some stuff away!
    • Chambong to first comment on our show notes for episode 100 at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast/ Will go live Friday December 9 @ 10:00 AM
    • Bag of Swag (AGB and WLD) to the first person who tweets #Episode100 to @Welikedrinking1 along with the name of your favorite show segment.
    • Another Chambong to the LAST tweet to #Episode100 on Twitter to @Welikedrinking1 BEFORE we record episode 101 sometime next week

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • Jim - Untappd as Jim Myers and Instagram as jimmyers15
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Jim
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Dec 2, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 99. In this episode we’ll be discussing Menage et Quatre, GoT reserve style wine, and come with us as we climb in our Uber and take a drive up the w25?! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 99.
  • Welcome to the second episode in our countdown to episode 100.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Napa by N.A.P.A. 2014 Bianca’s White (Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking AGB RIS
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking
  • Our guests tonight need little introduction to the we like drinking community since they have been talked about and reference more than anything on the show with the exception of...well….you know. The founders and dynamic duo of the Wine Two Five podcast who bring equal parts of brains, beauty, snark, sips, soaps and snorts to wine podcasting. Please help me welcome Valerie Caruso and Stephanie Davis to the show...

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Val -  We are just wrangling our last episodes of the year and getting ready for 2017. We did just sign up for Podfest in Orlando, so we expect that to be a lot of fun! I also am heading to London in January to the WSET graduation and then a week in Rome, so very much looking forward to be in Europe, even if only a short while. Finally, on the 10th of December the SWE will be doing a Certification Summit on the “Chateauneuf 13” - this is a SWEbinar for members, usually those seeking certification.
  • Eckles - It’s finally here, next week, join us for our 100th episode! We’ll have our final guest of this countdown to 100 and there may be some surprises in store for our listeners, so listen early.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Val - Connect with me on Twitter @WineGalUnboxed and on the Vino With Val FB page, and on Instagram as Vino with Val; and, of course Wine Two Five (website, twitter, book of face - I don’t touch the pinterest, though - that’s Steph)
  • Steph -  Find me on Twitter @Albarellosoap, on the AlbarelloSoap FB page, and on the Albarello YouTube channel. Oh! ...and instagram as the Wine Heroine.
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Val
  • Solomon
  • Steph
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Nov 23, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 98. In this episode we’ll be discussing Squirrel beer, more weed talk, and we’re going for a ride with the 1 drunken wine cyclist dude?! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 98.
  • Welcome to the second episode in our countdown to episode 100.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Argyle 2014 Pinot Noir and Turkey and Stuffing Kettle Chips
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking
  • One of our guests tonight has been called one of the most influential people in the US wine industry and is the creator of 1winedude.com. The other got his start leading bicycle tours throughout some of the most famous wine regions of France. His blog is consistently named one of the top wine blogs on the internet and he’s a two time finalist in the wine blog awards. Please help me welcome back Joe Roberts and Jeff Kralik.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Solomon - I’ll be sitting in a dark room eating potato chips and drinking pinot noir for thanksgiving
  • Eckles - Spend $75 on black Friday and get $50 off at undergroundcellar.com use the promo code SMOKEDWHALETESTES. Has to be in all caps, like you are really excited about using SMOKEDWHALETESTES as a promo code.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Jeff K
  • Solomon
  • Joe
  • Eckles

     

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Nov 18, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 97. In this episode we’ll be discussing the super wine moon of power, est arrivé!, and we’re recording our show tonight live in our favorite underground cellar?! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 97.
  • Welcome to the second episode in our countdown to episode 100.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon ( he gets to retain that crown even though he lost the Electoral College). Jeff is drinking Almanac Beer Company Raspberry Farmer’s Reserve
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Saurus Malbec 2015
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking
  • Our guest tonight… Community Manager of Underground Cellar dot com, Nelly Perchatkin -- Nelly is drinking a 2010 Zin from Hidden Cellars

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Craft Beer Festival in Nosara to benefit the local animal shelter
  • Nelly - Black Friday craziness -- 15 liter bottle of wine that someone will score for $25; giving away a trip to Napa Valley; Win Wine for a Year… even win Beef Jerky for a year!
  • Solomon -
  • Eckles - Next week on episode 98, Joe Roberts, the 1 wine dude, AND Jeff Kralik, the drunken cyclist.
    • Beujolais Nouveau

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Nelly - find us at UndergroundCellar.com, or on facebook by searching for the same -- and we just launched a snapchat of the shenanigans that go on around our Underground Cellar headquarters
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Nelly -- $10 gift card for new customers - just use the code WELIKEDRINKING at checkout at UndergroundCellar.com
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Nov 11, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 96. In this episode we’ll be discussing Anthony Bordain’s disdain, THC pairings maaaan, and we’re drinking with the very first guest ever on WLD?! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 96.
  • Welcome to the second episode in our countdown to episode 100.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Troon Vineyard 2013 Estate Tannat (Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon 13.7% alc $29
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Howler IPA
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking Susan Selby’s 2006 Russian River Petite Sirah
  • Our guest tonight… Founder and writer of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Grape, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

Ortrugo - An Italian white wine grape grown in the hills of the Emilia-Romagna region located in north central Italy. It is generally blended with Malvasiain.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

Patreon Plug

Speaking of patrons! Hey John, did you see patron Jeff’s twitter post to us this week?

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Martin - Champagne Blind Tasting
  • Eckles - Next week, get ready for a whole lot of Jeff’s as we welcome the always full of energy Jeff Shaw, founder of the undergroundcellar.com. Last time he was on he dropped $50 in free wine to our listeners so be sure you tune in to this one.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Martin - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @martindredmond.  Check out my wine blog at www.enofylzwineblog.com
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Martin
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Nov 4, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 95. In this episode we’ll be discussing wine and a test tube, ABInBev , and there’s a chance that this podcast is why we’re drunk?! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 95.
  • Welcome to the first episode in our final countdown to episode 100.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Bonny Doon Vineyard 2013 Vin Gris Tuile
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Pain Level 10, aka Matabuey
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…
  • Our guest tonight is making his second appearance on the show...Bryan Roth is a four-time award winner of the North American Guild of Beer Writers awards, contributes to Good Beer Hunting, Beer Advocate magazine and All About Beer magazine and writes at this-is-why-I’m-drunk-dot-wordpress-dot-com. He’s joining tonight with a glass of ...

Grape, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Dr. Rudi

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - another batch of Pipa Porter
  • Eckles -.Join us next week as we continue our countdown to episode 100. Next week we’ll be joined by all three of the ladies from the #TheWiningHourChat

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Bryan -
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Bryan
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Oct 28, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 94. In this meandering hodgepodge we’ll be discussing free aerated wine, self-driving beer deliveries, and I'm sure there will be some baseball! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 94.
  • Before we get into this, can we talk about last week for a minute?
    • Total chaos, we ended the hangout and were immediately talking about what a mess the show was. Awkward silences, no flow, I was seriously worried about it.
    • This weekend, the tweets started coming in from listeners about how much they liked it. One, the awesome Jeffrey M even upped his Patreon level to be able to watch the stream of the hangout. Thank you again for that Jeff!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John Ruyak. John is drinking Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner.
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities… Jeff is drinking Stone’s 15 year anniversary Imperial Black IPA.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

Listener Mail

  • Alainea says hi so I was wondering if you can talk about seasonal beer to buy for Thanksgiving on the next show. Thanks.”

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Headed back to CR this Thursday so by the time you listen to this I will be already there and I'm taking some smoked malts with me.
  • Solomon -
  • Eckles - Listeners, if you haven’t subscribed to our show yet, please take a moment to do so. Why, you ask? Because, in case you can’t count, you’ve realized we’re coming up on episode 100.
    • We talked about ways we could make the show or the lead up to it special or exciting or ways to do something big to celebrate. Even though we came up with some crazy ideas, when it came down to it, the show is what’s important. And part of what makes our show fun besides this awesome panel, is the guests we con into coming on the show.
    • So what we’ve done is reached out to some of our favorite or most entertaining guests and somehow tricked them into coming back for a second, or even third time. We’ve even got some combo guests coming on that seriously, you do not want to miss.
    • Guests like Joe Roberts, the 1 wine dude; Bryan Roth from the this is why I’m drunk blog; Jeff Kralik, the drunken cyclist; Jeff Shaw from the Underground Cellar, and of course val and steph from the wine2five podcast. All of that leading up to a very special guest for episode 100 that we won’t announce until the show.
    • We’ve got other guests that haven’t been on the show before as well, so it’s going to be a blast getting this show to the century mark, and we hope you’ll tune in.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Oct 21, 2016

Ve Like Drinking Show

Episode 93 Show Notes

Danka for joining us for ze Ve Like Drinking show episode 93. In zis episode ve are celebrating ze beauty and vonder that is ze Oktoberfest lager aka Martzen! So crack open your beer, uncork that vine, and let’s get to ze drinking.

  • Gutentag and velcome to the show drinkers and thank you for sipping along with us for episode 93. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. Last month we had an amazing episode drinking Chilean Carmenère. John proved that he was the master purchaser of wine last month, so now it’s time to find out how well we do picking out these Oktoberfest brews..
Panel Introductions
  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking Paulaner Octoberfest Marzen and Lagunitas Tuberfest
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking Weihenstephaner Festbier and Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and  Jeff is drinking Bristol Breweries Red Baron Oktoberfest and  Great Divide’s Hoss Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
  • Oktoberfest discussion and tasting
Last Call

Don’t forget to find us on social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram where we can be found simply as WeLikeDrinking, and on Twitter where our handle is @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.

If you enjoy the show and don’t want to miss another episode, visit our website, http://welikedrinking.com/podcast to get links to subscribe right from your phone, or whatever other method you use for your podcast subscriptions.

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Oct 14, 2016

Episode 92 Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 92. In this episode we’ll be discussing shipwrecked yeast and we’re putting our goggles on and heading into the game of whiskey labs! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 92.

Panel Introductions

  • Our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon Castello di Amorosa 2015 Gioia Rosato di Sangiovese ($26 14.2%)
  • Our head brewer, John Ruyak, Jameson 12yr
  • I’m your host, Jeff Eckles
  • And tonight we are joined by Jason Lustbader in Boulder, Colorado, and Keith Jariabka and Alexander Laws in Portland, Oregon. They are three of the founding members of BRAIN Labs, which is the maker of Whiskey Lab an exciting new oak aging vessel for spirits, beer, and wine.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

 

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Found my old beer list. Cross Referencing with my Untappd list
  • Eckles - Hey folks, next week is going to be our monthly drinking episode. The focus is going to be on beer next month, specifically, Oktoberfest beers. Not pumpkin beers, definitely not pumpkin beers.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Jason, Alex, Keith
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Jason (team)
  • Eckles     

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Oct 7, 2016

Episode 91 Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 91. In this episode we’ll be discussing Isinglass, beer festival etiquette, and I’m sure some baseball news will come up! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 91.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, who’s staring at his phone like he’s watching the vice presidential debate.… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Luna Vineyards 2014 Napa Valley Sangiovese Classico
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, who, literally, knows every stat in baseball and is stoked to tell you all about it. John is drinking Durigutti Malbec 2014
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities...baseball sucks. Jeff is drinking La Togato Barengo 2010 Montelcino IGT

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Doofenshmirtz

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?  

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Eckles - Hey listeners, be sure to join us next week when we’ll be welcoming the team from “Whiskey Lab”. They just successfully funded their project on Kickstarter with their product that offers “At home barrel-aging, without the barrel.” Should be interesting, especially since there will be a bunch of them joining the podcast, so prepare yourself accordingly! You’ve been warned. Check them out ahead of time at http://www.whiskeylab.net/

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Sep 30, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 90. In this episode we’ll be discussing Trouble in Craft Beer city, Bradgelina, and we’re gonna me like who sa isa you sa hastag all the hashtags?! So crack open your #beer, uncork that #wine, and let’s get #drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 90.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog,… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Altamont Beer Works Rich Mahogany Red IPA from a Crowler
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John is drinking
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Alicante Bouschet
     
    From Jancis Robinson.com - 
    "Often just called Alicante, red-fleshed grape once widely used to tint dilute southern French table wine, especially Aramon. Now found in Corsica, Tuscany, Calabria in southern Italy, the Balkans, Israel, North Africa, California, Portugal and Spain where it is known as Garnacha Tintorera. Vine breeder Henri Bouschet crossed one of his father's crossings with Grenache or Garnacha to produce this early-ripening variety in the late 19th century. Makes gutsy but short wine."

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Hopefully a trip to Illinois’ famous Snake Road. Got tickets to a Bach and Beer event.
  • Eckles - #PodcastDay - grab someone’s phone and you know….

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

     Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

 

Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Sep 23, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 89. In this episode we’re going old school in the new world and drinking Carmenère , so crack open your beer, uncork that Carmenère, and let’s get drinking.

Drinking Carmenère

  • Welcome to the show drinkers and thank you for sipping along with us for episode 89. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. Last month we had an amazing episode drinking trappists ales. I still have this Chimay sitting here waiting to be opened by the way. This month, as I said in the opening we’re pouring Carmenère .
Panel Introductions
  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and  Jeff is drinking
Carmenère
  • Carménère discussion and tasting
Last Call

Don’t forget to find us on social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram where we can be found simply as WeLikeDrinking, and on Twitter where our handle is @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.

If you enjoy the show and don’t want to miss another episode, visit our website, http://welikedrinking.com/podcast to get links to subscribe right from your phone, or whatever other method you use for your podcast subscriptions.

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Sep 16, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 88. In this episode we’ll be discussing the aabc db’s are at it again, yeast ancestry, and #GarnachaDay! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 88.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog, who’s decided he’s moving his family to Florida to plant a Riesling vineyard, because that’s what he wants to do damn it!… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Bodegas San Valero 2012 Particular Old Vine Garnacha
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery who lives by the motto, you bring the fruit, John is drinking Treinta Cinco Mama Candela Tropical Stout
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities and I opened a new t-shirt shop this week, but I only sell shirts that says “I’m with Loosen” and “Make American grapes great again” and tonight I’m drinking PIkes Peak Brewery’s Summit House Stout, or at least what’s left of the growler. Then it’s on to Walnut River Brewing’s HighBeam IPA

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

Riwaka - Considered to be one of the darling hops of the New Zealand craft beer scene, Riwaka’s abundant oil content is nearly twice that of its parent variety Saaz. This unique oil balance alongside a near 1:1 ratio of alpha to beta acids gives it a strong sweet citrus note that, according to one brewer, makes it the “ultimate” for hoppy beers. Riwaka, formerly known as D Saaz, is a product of HortResearch’s New Zealand Hops “hops with a difference” program and was officially released to the brewing world in 1997.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - it's pumpkin beer time. Yayyyyyy….
  • Solomon - #GarnachaDay and Harvest at Comanche Street Vineyard
  • Eckles - Hey listeners. Get yourself down to the liquor store this week and get yourself a bottle of Carménère. We’ll be drinking the same next week for our monthly “drinking” episode. Get yourself a bottle so you can drink and taste along with us.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solmon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Sep 9, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 87. In this episode we’ll be discussing High Alcohol Pinot, Craft Beer Rankings, and whatever else we want to talk about! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 87.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Founder’s All Day IPA Session Ale
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery… ... John Ruyak. John is drinking Howler IPA
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities… and tonight I’m drinking

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Shiva Kamini

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Tapping the AGB Pipa Porter Today
  • Solomon -
  • Eckles - If you’re in the Colorado Springs area this weekend, Pikes Peak Brewing will be holding their version of Oktoberfest. Festivities begin at 11am, hope to see you there.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solmon
  • Eckles     

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Sep 5, 2016

Some of the show that didn't make the final cut. Only for our subscribers.

Sep 2, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 86. In this episode we’ll be discussing The Stag, Minimum Liquor Pricing, and we’re going cruising in Santa Cruz! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 86.

 

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Hermitage Ale of the 2 Tun Imperial Stout (from San Jose)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery… ... John Ruyak. John is drinking Lagunitas Equinox Pale Oat Ale
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities… and tonight I’m drinking Freemont Universale Pale from Seattle, WA.
  • Our guest tonight is the founder and chief “cruzer” for the startup company “Brew Cruz”, offering a guided tour of the growing craft brewery scene in the Santa Cruz area via a refurbished and decked out 1989 Thomas International bus. The “Brew Cruz” recently celebrated surpassing 3,000 passengers and was recently voted “Best New Business”. Please help us welcome Annie Pautsch (Pouch).  Annie is drinking..

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

Vic Secret (Hop)

Vic Secret had its first commercial harvest in 2013. Developed in 2000 in Victoria, Australia alongside sister variety Topaz, Vic Secret features elements of tropical fruit, herbs and pine with clean notes of pineapple and passion-fruit.

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - making cider when i back to CR next week
  • Solomon - Harvest at Comanche Street Vineyard real soon.
  • Annie - preparing for a busy fall season- Octoberfest and the Second Release Santa Cruz Beer Passport, ‘Boo Cruz’, and my wedding in Nov (feat. a beer themed olympics)
  • Eckles -

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Annie - Visit scbrewcruz.com and follow the bus on Instagram and FB #scbrewcruz
  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - Don’t forget to follow the adventures of We Like Drinking on the socials. FB and Insta at WeLikeDrinking and on twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number one.

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solmon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Aug 26, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 85. In this episode we’ll be discussing hangovers, too many craft breweries and the TRUE king of all wine media! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 85.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog (AKA… The 78th-Most Important Wine Blog On the Internet… According to Some Guy)… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Ruby Hill 2013 Sangiovese

  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery… ... John Ruyak. John is drinking Arrogant Bastard

  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities… and tonight I’m drinking Bastianich 2011 Vespa Rosso

Wine, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

Campbell Early

All Hail The King

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Solomon -

  • John - Water report back. Adding things to water

  • Eckles - Congrats to Val being named to the board of the SWE. Congrats to the StayRadWineBlog being named #78 of the top 100 wine blogs on the planet.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com

  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook

  • Eckles - You can find me on Twitter, Vivino and Untappd, all at jeffeckles

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John

  • Solmon

  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Aug 19, 2016

Episode 84 Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 84. In this episode we’ll be getting holier than thou with our Trappistes Ale tasting, so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Welcome to the show drinkers and thank you for sipping along with us for episode 84. This week it’s our monthly drinking themed episode where we go deep on a specific wine or beer style. Last month we tried wines for under $10 a bottle, and I’m still angry about the crappy winky wine I chose to suffer through while these two suckled from the glorious under $10 teet of Espana. This month I’m hoping for a rebound though, so let’s get into this.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog, …. Jeff is drinking
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery,...John Ruyak. John is drinking
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities, and  Jeff is drinking Trappistes Rochefort "10"

Trappistes Ale Tasting

  • Trappistes ale tasting discussion
  • Tasting 

OK panel.. Let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights…

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

Aug 12, 2016

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 83. In this episode we’ll be discussing things that make Jeff curse, we named names, and what to do if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, founder of the stay rad wine blog… … Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon. Jeff is drinking Aver Family Vineyards 2012 Faith (Petite Sirah/Syrah/Mourvedre)
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery… ... John Ruyak. John is drinking AGB Howler IPA
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities… and tonight I’m drinking 2013 Argiolas Costamolino. A Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

Booze News

Where we discuss interesting, noteworthy, or idiotic stories.

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • Solomon - iTunes reviews!
    • Dnealz awards 5 Stars and says "Awesome!" "This podcast makes me thirsty for a brew! These guys are informative on the discussion but also full of casual amazingness. Have a listen to this!"
  • John - 2  weeks of sleep. Dani adding more coconut on Friday, thinking about a quintupel IPA, gonna name it the Scott Sterling.
  • Eckles - Twitter fun with Sloan and Val

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

Our panel of characters likes social media. In case our listeners want to find their favorite panel members online where can the find you guys...

  • Solomon - Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @JeffisRad. I’m on Untappd as KingOfAllWineMedia. Watch my Stay Rad Wine Blog TV videos on YouTube and StayRadWineBlog.com
  • John - Follow me as Brewhack on Untappd, ABQWINENEWB on Vivino and check out the Angry Goats Brewery CR on Facebook
  • Eckles - You can find me on Twitter, Vivino and Untappd, all at jeffeckles

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/podcast

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solmon
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

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