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63 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
An Overview of the Wines of Argentina
Join us today as we discuss the wines of Argentina! Argentina is famous for it's Malbec, but there's a lot more to the wine industry here than a single grape. There is an extensive wine making history in Argentina, and in this episode we'll be diving into everything from history to production regions. If you want to go beyond Mendoza, be sure to tune in! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44 minutes | Aug 13, 2022
The Regions and Wine Laws of Chile
Continuing on from our last episode, we'll be diving more into the regions that make up the wonderfully diverse wine industry of Chile. In this episode, we discuss what makes these regions distinct from the grapes to the laws that govern winemaking. We hope you discover a new place with new wines to explore! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41 minutes | Aug 6, 2022
An Overview of Chile & It's Wines
Join us today as we delve into the country of Chile. There are so many wonderful being produced here in the wide variety of climates that Chile offers, and we're very excited to discuss them from a macro-scale viewpoint. We'll be going over everything from history to grapes, and we hope you enjoy learning about this underrated country as much as we enjoy drinking their wines! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
The Beer Battle: IPA's vs. Lagers
In this episode, Michael and Gabe decided to have some lighthearted debate over which is the better style of beer: the IPA or the Lager. Which one will win? Honestly, probably neither. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44 minutes | Jul 9, 2022
A Brief History of Burgundy
As a follow-up to our last episode, we will now be diving into the history of the wine industry in Burgundy. From being a small country conquered by Rome to one of the most prominent wine producing regions globally, how did Burgundy become so renowned? Tune in to find out how religion, nobility, trade, and a disloyal grape crafted this fascinating history! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
An Introduction to Burgundy
Burgundy is one of the most famous and expensive wine regions in the world, but why is this the case? In this episode, we're doing an overview of what makes Burgundy so special in the wine world. As the birthplace of the modern conception of terroir, this region has played an important role in the development of our understanding of viticulture and wine making. We'll be discussing a bird's-eye view of the soils, climate, grapes, and subregions of Burgundy so that you can know what's on a label should you desire to explore these wonderful wines. You can find a labeled map of Burgundy here should you be curious to find out more of the individual villages and cru vineyards: https://vineyards.com/wine-map/france/burgundy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
An Introduction to Port
Hailing from the nation or Portugal, Port encompasses a rich and complex variety of dessert wines. Port is one of the oldest designated wine regions in the world, so there is a lot of history, production techniques, and labeling terms to cover. Our goal in this episode is to break down the complexity and give you a straight-forward guide to finding a bottle for yourself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49 minutes | May 28, 2022
An Introduction to Madeira
A nearly forgotten style of wine, Madeira is a truly special drink and one of Gabe's personal favorites (possibly one of Michael's as well after recording). There's a long history of sea voyages, trade, and even revolution behind Madeira. Over the course of this episode, we dive into the rich history and flavors of these wines in an effort to promote one of the lesser known yet most prestigious wines we know of. We hope you enjoy listening and are inspired to seek out a Madeira of your own! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35 minutes | May 22, 2022
Liquors Vs. Liqueurs: What's the Difference?
Spirits is a big heading, and the two primary distinctions within this category are liquors and liqueurs. Does this distinction matter? Actually, yes! Tune in to find out what the distinction is as well as a list of our staple liqueurs should you desire to have some on hand for an at-home cocktail bar. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43 minutes | May 14, 2022
Exploring Natural Wines Part 2: Listen to Us Rant About Natural Wine
And we're back! In this episode, we'll be continuing our discussion about natural wines. This time, however, we will be discussing our own opinions and viewpoints (both positive and negative) about the movement. There's a lot to love about natural wines, but as with all things, there are things we don't love so much as well. Tune in to find out what our true thoughts are... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44 minutes | May 7, 2022
Exploring Natural Wines Part 1: What is Natural Wine?
The Natural Wine phenomenon has been a small but growing force pushing for a fundamental shift in how the wine industry operates. For a few decades now, with the onset of climate change interrupting vineyard operations combined with a desire for more diversity in the profiles of wine on the whole, enthusiasts have been calling for a more terroir-based and sustainable shift in the wine industry. Join us today as we explore what the core tennants of Natural Wine are as well as what you can (roughly) expect from the bottles of this genre that you might come across in your wine explorations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
An Introduction to Tequila
Today's episode brings us back to Mexico to discuss a specific sub-type of Mezcal. Ironically enough, Tequila has dwarfed Mezcal's fame and become the most ubiquitous agave based spirit on the market. Tequila has developed its own personality as a spirit, however, and there is something to be said for how much it has been able to distinguish itself from being merely another Mezcal variety. From shots to cocktails, join us as we delve into the development and production of Tequila! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
An Introduction to Bordeaux
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of Bordeaux! As one of the most famous wine regions (and also expensive), there is a lot of ground to cover here. We'll be going through history, sub-regions, and more to make sure you're well equipped to find and explore all the delicious options Bordeaux has to offer. Does this region still deserve it's fame? Tune in to find out... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
Examining Wine Scores: Does This Episode Get 100 Points?
Why do so many bottles in your wine shop have that little sticker with 90 points on it? In this episode, we're looking into what makes up the wine scores given by some of the major wine reviewing publications as well as the history behind the metric. Is the 100 point scale accurate, does it communicate effectively, and are there other alternatives? Today we're seeking to dive into these questions and hopefully give you some constructive answers! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
$15 and Under: Our Budget Wine Recommendations
Join us today as we share some of our favorite wines at affordable price points. We do love fine wines, don't get us wrong, but sometimes you just want something easy and delicious to sip with dinner. We hope this list helps you find a new, affordable wine that you enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Winemaking Revisited: Red and Rosé Wines
In today's episode, we're finishing our do-over of winemaking with red and rosé wines. While the basics are the same, there are some substantial differences between the productions of red and white wines. Tune in to find out what these differences are! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Winemaking Revisited: White Wines
Ok guys, here's the deal. Our first winemaking episode was a mess and we don't like it anymore. Therefore, we want to correct our past mistakes and give you a more thorough overview of how wines are made. In this episode, we'll be discussing the primary winemaking steps and major style choices that go into white wines. We hope this provides a better and more complete picture for you as to why certain techniques are used for white wines. These decisions will impact the final wine that ends up in your glass, and hopefully after listening you'll be able to tell what decisions were made for yourself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
An Overview of Rum
We're back everyone! In today's episode, we're going over the history and various production methods of rum. With roots in the East and a storied past, we're excited to share our research with you. The world of rum contains a lot of diversity, much more than the average person has likely tried, and we hope that we can help you find a new style to try! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Our One year Anniversary
A whole year has passed since we launched Laid Back Lush! We wanted to sit down and talk through what we've learned, the difficulties of starting a podcast not knowing what we were doing, and what we are looking forward to in the future. None of this would have been possible without you guys and the support you have shown us: thank you all so much! We look forward to another year exploring the world of wine and spirits with you. Editor's note: you can find the link to the Wine Grapes Pedigrees diagrams Gabe mentioned in this episode below. https://winegrapes.org/perfect-pedigrees/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
The History of Wine Part 3: Wine in the New World
Welcome to the final installment of our History of Wine series! In this episode we document the spread of wine through the new world by European settlers and the resulting wine industries that arose. With the rise of these industries came both economic development as well as the issues inherent to colonialism. Join us as we seek to explore the benefits of these industries while recognizing that the history involved is complex and nuanced. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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