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91 minutes | Jun 25, 2014
The End of the Road
Episode 64: On our final show, we;ve got some BIG announcements and are taking a walk down memory lane. We're waxing nostalgic by reminiscing about our most memorable wine adventures. From riding horses bareback to drinking Japanese wine in a Spanish cemetery, we reveal our favorite wine moments of all time.
78 minutes | Dec 12, 2013
The Jolly Holiday Special
Episode 63: It's that time of year! The ladies are talking holiday parties, cocktails, wine wishlists, and resolutions. Plus, their pal Carmen is splashing out for the holidays in one of the priciest and most well loved wine regions around. Finally, they chat with one of New York's most bad ass saber-crazy somms.
70 minutes | Oct 1, 2013
Episode 62: We're back and ready to go with a jam-packed show. We're answering listener questions, like what happens when a somm gets pregnant. We're following or always-traveling old pal Carmen Grape-iago along the wine trail. Where is she this time? That and a TON more!
57 minutes | Mar 28, 2013
The Middle Men
Episode 61: Find out about what Whitney drank in New Orleans and why fried green tomatoes always taste better in the South. The Crush's old pal Carmen Grape-iago has hit the wine road once again. This time she's in a place where comething called "renoster bos" covers the mountain slopes. Take a guess where she could be. Finally, the ladies chat with an importer cutting out the middle men, and in turn cutting your cost for a bottle of wine.
39 minutes | Mar 14, 2013
Get Your Swirl On
Episode 60: The ladies tell you the best way to "get your swirl on" and reveal whether or not the water flushes the opposite way in Australia. Speaking of water, the underwater wine aging trend has re-emerged, and we ask why. Finally, Whitney blind tastes some cocktail inspired candy. See how many she gets right...and how many she spits out.
45 minutes | Feb 25, 2013
Episode 59: Coming up on today's show...Plastic bladders and the unromantic side of wine transport. Christina gives the scoop on her favorite wines from Roostock, Australia's first natural wine fair. Plus, she has a few wine whines to get off her chest. Finally, does red Riesling exist and what wine pairs with Oreos??
41 minutes | Feb 12, 2013
The Vegetarian Dilemma
Episode 58: Egg whites and fish bladders. Whitney and Christina are talking animals and wine and why vegetarians should drink at their own risk. In pursuit of balance, that elusive word and what it really means when it comes to wine. Finally, the ladies tell you about the cool new wine tool you need if you're lucky enough to have a cellar full of old bottles.
43 minutes | Jan 30, 2013
Goon of Fortune
Episode 57: Carmen Grape-iago makes her valiant return and she's in white wine country this time. Can you figure out where she is? Plus, it was Australia Day down under and those Aussies like a good drinking game. Find out their creative use for a clothesline. Finally, the Johnny Cash song about wine you never knew existed. All that and more, coming up!
94 minutes | Jan 15, 2013
The Wine Biz
Episode 56: It's a wine industry special! Listen along as the ladies take a peek at the inner workings of the wine biz. Whitney and Christina have a series of interviews with top industry players around the globe and break down all the cork dork terminology you need to know to sound like an expert.
44 minutes | Jan 1, 2013
Episode 55: It's a new year and the ladies have some wine resolutions to try and stick to. Plus, their favorite holiday wines and how Christina got drunk with her mom. Finally, the winner of the first ever Crush Giveaway is announced!
42 minutes | Dec 19, 2012
Episode 54: It's that time of year. The time to give the gift of wine. Whitney and Christina will give you their top tips for choosing the best bottles for the ones you love. Plus, they'll answer a listener question by comparing wine to handbags. They have more in common than you think. Finally, the ladies are feeling generous. Stay tuned for all the info on the first Crush Holiday Giveaway!
46 minutes | Dec 4, 2012
Episode 53: It's Christina's farewell love letter to London. She'll be debunking the misconceptions of London's most outdated food stereotypes by sharing the restaurants and wine bars she's come to love. Finally, the ladies will break down the mystery of AOC's, DOC'S, and IGT's. Do those three letters on a label equal better wine?
43 minutes | Nov 20, 2012
Pilgrims Drink Too
Episode 52: Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it, an onslaught of wine recommendations. Whitney and Christina cut through all the noise and get down to the basics by telling you what will be gracing their tables this Thursday. What interesting feminine item has a UK chef been experimenting with? You'll never guess. Finally, does bad wine taste better at 20,000 feet? The ladies expore what happens to your taste buds up in the air.
37 minutes | Nov 5, 2012
The Golden Girls
Episode 51: The ladies are talking old stuff. What happens when a wine ages? And what wine should you be putting in your cellar to forget about? They'll tell you.
34 minutes | Oct 22, 2012
Episode 50: It's the 50th episode of The Crush and it is getting presidential up in here! Is the way you lean politically also the way you lean when it comes to your drink choices? Finally, the ladies explore the awesome question, "Are presidents that drink better presidents?"
59 minutes | Oct 2, 2012
Sucking on Stones
Episode 49: The ladies are talking taste- what does it mean to you, how do we describe it and what's up with minerality in wine? Christina chats with wine writer Talia Baiocchi about why flowery tasting notes fall flat. Finally, what happens when two drunk men run loose in an Australian Sea World? All that and more, coming up!
57 minutes | Sep 20, 2012
Eins Zwei Dry
Episode 48: Christina and Whitney have just returned from their amazing German wine adventure and have a lot of über interesting info to share! They are talking things like red slate spiciness, the "Margarita Effect", crazy steep vineyards and doppelstücks. Finally, find out why they dubbed their travel group the Ausfahrt Gang.
38 minutes | Sep 4, 2012
Bubbles & Brollies
Episode 47: Carmen Grape-iago is back out in the wine world! Find out what unusual and unlikely region she's exploring. And rosé lovers beware! Whitney and Christina will tell you why you may not be drinking your favorite pink next summer. Finally, Spain's most famous restaurant has sadly closed it's doors but are opening the doors of their wine cellar for one big, amazing sale.
40 minutes | Aug 21, 2012
Fat & Skinny
Episode 46: The Olympics have come to an end! Find out what extravagant drinks the medalists were indulging in post-games. And the ladies give you the skinny on low-calorie wines by putting them to the test. They reveal how they're made and if they're worth the taste sacrifice. Finally, in the name of research, Christina and Whitney indulge in a chocolate and wine pairing experiment. Find out which ones are a hit and which are a big fat miss.
49 minutes | Aug 7, 2012
Beers & Burps
Episode 45:The ladies are taking a detour from the wine trail and talking all things BEER. Find out what words like cicerone and wort really mean. Finally, they've got a special guest on the show that's been drinking beer so long, he was once able to spend only 25 cents for a pint! All that and a whole lot more.
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