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Jul 20, 2018

Chris Iannetta is a catcher for THE Colorado Rockies. Who, along with co-founder and fellow MLB star Vernon Wells, founded JACK wine in 2012. Named for their children: Jayce, Ashlyn, Christian, and Kylie, the name is a tribute to their shared love of family. Their Napa Valley produced wines are already receiving high marks from legendary reviewers like Robert Parker and James Suckling. 

Jul 13, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the award winning We Like Drinking show episode 183.  In this episode we’ll be discussing wine water, roller derby and cupcakes, and it is time to vote! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 183!  The ONLY Award Winning and Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
  • Take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions 

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Teamaker

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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Jul 4, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the award winning We Like Drinking show episode 182.  It’s the 4th of July, so… In this episode we’ll be discussing random questions from the Tavern, the drinks of our founding fathers, and we’re continuing our tradition of cramming hot wieners in our mouths to celebrate our independence! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Don’t Blink, y’all… It’s episode 182 of the We Like Drinking Podcast! The ONLY Award Winning and Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
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Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Pelaverga

Booze News

Questions from the Tavern

  • Amber asks. What wine or beer has really surprised you on the show?
  • Staci asks… What do you call this stuff?
  • Lori wants to know who on the panel would win in beer shotgunning competition.          

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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It's that time, so now I'll say, 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.

Jun 29, 2018

We Like Drinking

Episode 181 Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for the award winning We Like Drinking show episode 181.  In this episode we’ll be discussing CO2 shortages affecting the world cup and we’re going to school to learn about a short history in drunkeness, So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 181! The ONLY Award Winning and Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
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Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.
  • Our guest tonight is a blogger, journalist, TED talks alumni, and best selling author. His books, “The Etymologicon”, “The Horologican”, and “The Elements of Eloquence” display his unique insight and incredible research skills in dissecting and explaining the origins and usage of words throughout the English language. His latest book “A Short History Of Drunkeness” offers us exactly what the title says. Taking a peek into how alcohol has been used, and abused, at different points throughout our human history provides a cringeworthy and hilarious stagger back in time. Please help us welcome, Mark Forsyth.

G, H, PCR

  • Bouclier

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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It's that time, so now I'll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Mark
  • Eckles

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

Jun 22, 2018

Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Vuvuzela

New England IPA Discussion

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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Jun 22, 2018

Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Vuvuzela

New England IPA Discussion

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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Jun 15, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the award winning We Like Drinking show episode 179.  In this episode we’ll be discussing Bottle Orientation, Craft Beer Lawsuits… Again, and Saying Goodbye to Anthony Bourdain. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 179! The ONLY Award Winning and Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
  • Take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Sybilla

Booze News

John Has A Story

  • The hard boiled egg incident

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

That's a lot of information to absorb, hence 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

It's that time, so now I'll say, 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.

Jun 8, 2018

Chef Ryan Smith spent over 8 years immersed in the NY food and wine scene, most notably as the Executive Chef and Head Wine Educator of New York Vintners, where he taught hundreds of wine classes and collaborated with some of the world's best winemakers as well as artists, actors, and musicians to create what he calls "alternative dining experiences." In October 2016, he moved to London for a 16-month residency, using it as a staging ground to travel Europe, stoke his creative flames and do what he loves most - curate epic experiences around food and wine. Now back in NY, he has started his own business, Fork & Saber, focusing on special events as well as restaurant and private wine consulting. He holds a Level 3 advanced certificate from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is currently pursuing the Level 4 Diploma. 

Jun 1, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the AWARD WINNING We Like Drinking show episode 177.  In this episode we’ll be discussing blitzed bicycling, festival rants, and the usual shenanigans. so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 177! The podcast that reminds our listeners that drinking beer and wine is supposed to be fun, and that even through the laughs, you can still learn about your favorite beverages.
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Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Peloursin

Booze News

Wine Festival Rants

  • Solomon and John go nuts

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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May 25, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing; National Wine Day; One Bourbon, One Chard, or one Beer; and you may be suffering from Cork Envy if you’re jealous of our Supper with Stub. so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

May 18, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the award winning We Like Drinking show episode 175.  In this episode we’ll be discussing, antihistamines and booze, your craft beer brew name, and we’re getting dirty with Craig Camp. so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 175! The podcast that reminds people that drinking beer and wine is supposed to be fun, and that even through the laughs, you can still learn about your favorite beverages.
  • Take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.
  • Our guest tonight has been in the wine industry since the 1970’s. Working as a photographer, writer, and multiple levels in the sales tier. In 2000 he left that side of the vineyard for the production side. Working and studying in Italy until he returned to the US in 2004 where he has revolutionized the winemaking and marketing programs at both Anne Amie vineyards and most recently at this little place called Cornerstone. His current gig finds him as the General Manager at Troon Vineyards in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon making natural wines with native yeasts. This season he is leading the change to a fully Biodynamic farming model. Please help us welcome a true legend in the wine world, Craig Camp.

G, H, PCR

  • Brun Fourca

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

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It's that time, so now I'll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Craig
  • Solomon
  • Eckles

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

May 11, 2018

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 174. In this episode we’ll be discussing, rosé season, Provence wines, and pairing wine with ice cream, so crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 174!
  • Take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

 

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

Rosé Discussion

G, H, PCR

  • Slupca

Rosé Tasting

Booze News

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

hat's a lot of information to absorb, hence it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

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It's that time, so now I'll say, 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.

May 4, 2018

 

In this episode we’ll be discussing disgusting trademarks, cinco de mayo festivities, and George Washington's beer. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 173!
  • Take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Tillicum

Booze News 

What’s up?

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

  • John - Cinco de Mayo party in Tijeras this Saturday. Then I'm getting outside; camping at 7500’
  • Solomon - Salsa Bowl
  • Eckles - Next week! Get ready for our next drinking episode, it’ll be wine next week, and we have no idea what it’s going to be so, tune in for the chaos.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

That's a lot of information to absorb, hence 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

It's that time, so now I'll say, 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.

May 3, 2018

Episode 173 left us needing some therapy, so we hit record and are releasing a bonus episode as we talk through what went wrong in 173.

Apr 27, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing mixing an Old Fashioned, Sazeracs, and Shrub District with Don Morton. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 172 of the We Like Drinking Show! The podcast that reminds people that drinking beer and wine is supposed to be fun, and that even through the laughs, you can still learn about your favorite beverages.
  • Please take a moment to go rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.
  • Our guest tonight founded Shrub District, found online at https://www.shrubdistrict.com/, in 2016 to help YOU make better cocktails. After spending ten years working in public policy trying to make a better world, he found a faster way to make the world better… one drink at a time. Shrub District cocktail vinegars are available on shelves and bars from New Orleans to New York. Please welcome, Don Morton...

G, H, PCR

  • Centurian

What’s up?

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

  • John - It's National spring Bioblitz weekend. If your into or want to be into field herpetology or bird watching download Herp Mapper, eBird.com or iNaturalist and record your observations. It helps conservation efforts. And when you're done crack open a good Craft pilsener (because you deserve it!) and tell us about it on The Tavern
  • Don - May 5th - Cinco de Shrubo - One Eight Distilling - Launch of Mint Julip and Sazerac
  • Solomon -  GSM Rhone Society
  • Eckles - Next week, it's just us, so be prepared

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

That's a lot of information to absorb, hence it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

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It's that time, so now I'll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Don
  • Eckles - QOTW - What is your favorite mixed drink?

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

Apr 20, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing American Craft Pilsner. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 171 of the We Like Drinking Show! The podcast that reminds people that drinking beer and wine is supposed to be fun, and that even through the laughs, you can still learn about your favorite beverages.
  • Please take a moment to go rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Junga

John’s Got A Story

What’s up?

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

  • John - Headed to the NM Bootheel. About 5 miles from the Mexican border to look for a very rare Rattlesnake. So this might be my last episode, ya never know...
  • Solomon -  Salsa Bowl
  • Eckles - Next week, join us for an extra brambly episode as we welcome Don Morton to the show. Don is the founder of Shrub District, A company that makes shelf stable, perfectly balanced, real fruit cocktail vinegars for all your drinking needs.

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon

hat's a lot of information to absorb, hence 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

It's that time, so now I'll say, 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 - QOTW - Who wins the Stanley Cup?

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

Apr 13, 2018

Billy Beltz is the co-founder of Lost Cause Meadery in San Diego, CA. that recently opened for business in November of 2017. As a meader, both home and professionally, our guest has racked up more than 34 awards and medals for his meads, particularly in the under 6 months category.

Grape, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference - Girò

What's Up?

  • John - Volunteering at Tart at Heart ABQ this Saturday
  • Billy Beltz - Keep an eye on the Lost Cause website for updates on mead shipping.
  • Eckles - Next week, join us for our monthly beer tasting episode. What are we drinking? Who knows. The folks in the Tavern have given our patreons the choices of American Craft Pilsner, Gose, Stouts, or Lambic.

Question Of The Week? - Are you interested in trying a mead?

Apr 6, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing the Green Flash bankruptcy, The Masters No-No, and we're drinking Apothic Brew. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 169!
  • Please take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts aka iTunes.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Helga - Australian bred hop with a German character.

Booze News 

What’s up?

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

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors, so you know the drill; follows, reviews, and Patreon that's a lot of information to absorb, hence 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

It's that time, so now I'll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Jeff B
  • Eckles

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

Mar 30, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing Steen, Vouvray, and Pineau de la Loire. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Panel Introductions

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, first we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.

G, H, PCR

  • Smaragd

What’s up?

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

  • John - Vivac visit was amazing!
  • Solomon -  Ecovessel contest winners will be drawn this weekend and announced next week, still time to get your entry in before 4/1
  • Eckles - Store - Check out our new store! The Store

 

Mar 23, 2018

By day our guest tonight works as a mild mannered medical device industry professional, but by night he is consumed by cooking, photographing, drinking, doing dishes and writing for his award winning blog Food Wine Click! at https://foodwineclick.com/. He is also the 5th and nicest of all the Jeffs you will ever meet, he is Jeff Burrows!

Mar 22, 2018

Hey Drinkers! This is the After Party, what happens after a normal episode when we decide to hit record to keep the party going. After Parties are released to our Patreon supporters the same week the regular episode is released. We're going to start releasing them to the normal feed as well, but it will be a month or two after. If you like what you hear, consider becoming a patron of the show by visiting http://welikedrinking.com/pledge

Mar 16, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing glitter beer, craft beer drinker types, and we’re all a little irish this week. So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

Mar 9, 2018

In this episode we’ll be discussing Tariffs, the Ecovessel love continues, and the tavern is packed.

Mar 2, 2018

Double IPA's are featured in this monthly drinking episode. We also announce our new We Like Drinking Facebook group, and a new contest where we are giving away an Ecovessel BOSS growler to 2 lucky listeners.

Feb 23, 2018

Emma Donachie is the Channel Sales manager for Ecovessel, makers of the BOSS, the stainless steel, triple insulated growler that will keep your craft beer cold for up to 36 hours, or your drink hot for 8.

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