Created with Sketch.
Bottle Blondes Wine
60 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Episode 22 - Lodi & Paso Robles
“There is Zinfandel in them thar hills!” Why yes, old-timey prospector man, there is! California is known for its big red wines (like Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa), but they are also known for spicy and fruit-forward Zinfandel! So move over Napa, because this week Hallie and Adrien are taking a steam locomotive to Lodi and Paso Robles to showcase other diverse regions in California’s massive wine country.
75 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Episode 21 - Green Spain
From our very green corner of Portland, OR, we take you to another lush and rainy place...known as Green Spain! Or Basque country, to be more precise, where citizens drink the lightly fizzy wine known as Txakoli (CHA-koh-lee), and use way too many consonants in everything. Hallie and Adrien discuss this upper northwest corner of Spain and why it’s a haven of white wine, and even get a visit or two from a famous pop star (please Seal, don’t sue us).
59 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode 20 - Quick! Call the Cape Doctor! (South Africa Part 2 of 2)
For part two in our series covering the Coastal Region/Western Cape of South Africa, we play an exciting game of South African Jeopardy, look at the Bordeaux blends of Stellenbosch, welcome the comeback of the blind tasting... And of course, play 7 things, in which we are pretty sure Adrien has a new product pitch for Shark Tank for cold single people and Hallie has big carnival plans for some sheep.
48 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Episode 20 - Quick! Call the Cape Doctor! (South Africa Part 1 of 2)
In the first part of our series covering the Coastal Region/Western Cape of South Africa, we look into the area’s history, wine origins and discuss some of the strange names they have for climate and soil. We explore the appellation of Swartland, Chenin Blanc, and discuss Pinotage’s strange history from a life at an “experimental farm” to a grape that divides wine critics with fun tasting notes like banana oil and road rage.
67 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Episode 19 - Demystifying French & Italian Wine Labels
This year, Adrien became a French Wine Scholar and Hallie became an Italian Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild. So this week, we decided we would use some of our new knowledge to help anyone still hopelessly staring at French and Italian wine labels in your local supermarket going, “what the whaaaaa?” Plus we each talk about a region we found particularly interesting during our studies: Campania in Italy, and the Roussillon in France.
67 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 18 - The Heartbreak Kid
No, we are not talking about a mediocre Ben Stiller movie from 2007, but the grape that breaks hearts from France to Oregon: Pinot Noir! Citing irreconcilable differences and cultivation difficulty as reasons to divorce growers, sometimes Pinot pulls through in just the right terrior and puts in the work to make the marriage work. And speaking of Oregon, this particular Pinot Noir episode we are on our home turf of the Willamette Valley AVA. Join us as we explore some of the Valley’s main Sub-AVAs. ----more---- BossaBossa by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3455-bossabossa License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
53 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 17 - Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should (Celebrity Wines)
If we made 20 million dollars shooting one movie, or doing one album tour, we would probably buy a bunch of vineyards too. As it turns out, some famous people are pretty good at this wine thing, and others, not so much. This week we tackle the phenomenon of celebrity wines covering famous people who just stick their name on something vs ones who are actually out in the vineyards getting their hands dirty. Plus a very special “7 Things” where we ponder which famous face should try their hand at making wine, or at least slapping their name on a label. ----more---- Secret of Tiki Island by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4331-secret-of-tiki-island License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license BossaBossa by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3455-bossabossa License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
55 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 16 - So Nice They Named it Twice
Walla Walla Washington, ONIONS! WINE! ONION WINE! (j/k that would be DISGUSTING) This week’s episode is all about one of Washington’s most well known AVAs, the Walla Walla Valley. We take a deep dive on the area and wineries to explore when visiting. We also finally unpack the Missoula Floods, which you have probably heard people name drop in a wine tasting and you just smile and nod like you know what they are talking about. Well now you get to know!
49 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 15 - BAROLO BOYZ (2 of 2)
The self-professed BAROLO BOYZ are back for a part two! Join Travis and Benny Calhoun in the second part of their journey as they explore the areas of Piedmonte that grow the prestigious Nebbiolo grape, and recount the tale of the original Barolo Boys. Then, stick around for a very heartfelt Seven Things, during which the boys invent not one, but two new dishes to add to their Californian-Italian-fusion street food cart, Holy Ravioli.
47 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 15 - BAROLO BOYZ (Part 1 of 2)
Adrien and Hallie take a week off and invite Venice Beach food cart owners, Travis and Benny Calhoun, Guy Fieri’s biggest fans and self proclaimed BAROLO BOYZ. Join Travis and Benny in part one of their journey as they explore the areas of Piedmonte growing and celebrating the prestigious Nebbiolo grape and recount the tale of the original Barolo Boys.
71 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 14 - Chile’s Russian Nesting Valleys
Valleys within valleys within valleys! Oh my! In this week’s episode we explore Chile’s most productive and well known region, the Central Valley. We also talk about Chile’s strong wine ties to the Bordeaux region in France and the movie based on it “Le Bordeaux Connection” (starring Paul Newman) and the not so successful follow-up, “Phone Crimes.”
68 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 13 - Grenache Paradigms
Paradigm: is it a shape? A philosophical concept? Or just an excuse to drink more wine? Hallie and Adrien explore the answer to this mystifying question by taking a side-by-side look at one of the world’s most beloved grapes: Grenache! This week’s episode explores the different terroirs that shape this noble varietal around the globe and how it’s sometimes blended or left as-is on its own -- as perfection.
60 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 12 - Groovy Grüner and Zweigelt
This week, Hallie and Adrien take a deeper look at some of the darling grapes of Austria! With some of the highest production standards in the EU, Austria produces some real bargain bangers, cultivated through a rich (yet tumultuous) history.
76 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 11 - Frankie Valli and the Four Terroirs
For our first time covering Spain, we look at some regions in Northern Spain and the red wines they produce. Then we head down south to sherry country (SHERRRRRRRYYY SHERRY BABY) to dabble in some fortified wines. And lastly, we try to answer the question: why do so many Spanish wines have birds on them?
87 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Episode 10 - Convince Me Challenge
This week Hallie and Adrien challenge each other to give certain wines another chance. We reached out on our social media channels for your suggestions for your favorite Malbecs and Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigios. Let’s see if Adrien can convince Hallie that Malbec is more than just “flabby cooking wine” and that Hallie can convince Adrien that Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio is more than just “acidic hogwash”!
62 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode 9 - It’s Pronounced “MUR-LOW” (Part 2 of 2)
Marcy Miller and Barb Berg are back for part two to talk more about their favorite varietal, Merlot. The two ladies from the crafting Podcast “Crafty Minnies” head over to the new world to taste some bottles from California and Washington, and try their own version of a Bottle Blondes favorite: a Merlot-centric 'Seven Things'.
50 minutes | May 5, 2020
Episode 9 - It’s Pronounced “MUR-LOW” (Part 1 of 2)
This week Adrien and Hallie invited Marcy Miller and Barb Berg from their favorite crafting Podcast “Crafty Minnies”, straight out of Duluth Minnesota, to talk about the noble grape Merlot. Marcy and Barb explain why it’s their favorite varietal and how it goes great with a Hot Dish to keep you cozy on a cold Minnesota day.
51 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 8 - Try Not to Talk in an Australian Accent Day! (Part 2 of 2)
Keep the party going, because we're not done with the southern hemisphere quite yet! In part 2 of our Australian series, we dive into the wines of Western Australia. Plus, Tasmanian bubbles and a very special edition of Who Wants to be an (Australian) Millionaire.
69 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode 8 - Try Not to Talk in an Australian Accent Day! (Part 1 of 2)
Turn up your Men at Work and get the Vegemite out because we are going down under! This week we dive into a two-part episode and talk about how the yellow kangaroo is sabotaging Australia's wine cred and how the wine coming out of the country is more than just cheap mass-produced Shiraz. Part one is all about Southern Australia!
82 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
Episode 7 - It’s a Celebration! (Beaujolais Nouveau and Champagne)
Why do we drink super young wine at Thanksgiving and pop corks when the clock strikes midnight? We head back to France for some Marvel-esque origin stories about Beaujolais Nouveau and Champagne. Then they will all meet up in an Infinity War or something.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022