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Thought and a Chaser
32 minutes | May 28, 2021
This week, we're talking about how you harvest wine, and how that can go wrong. Wait, strike that, reverse it. We're talking about how wine harvest can go wrong (spoiler: theft), and how to do it. I guess that's better? --- T&AC is brought to you by AJB, 'mk? https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
35 minutes | May 11, 2021
Part of what's amazing about fermented and distilled drinks is their ability to carry other flavors, smells, and sensations. This week, we're talking about the unexpected ways the concept of dairy shows up in our libations, from buttery chardonnay to milk punch.
41 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
25: TIki talk
We. Are. Back. Thank you for bearing with us during our brief hiatus. We have emerged from deep slumber in our wine caves with thoughts of Summer, and a whole new show format for your listening pleasure. This week, we're talking tiki. Friend of the show Liz James explores tiki bars from the Bay Area to Belarus, and Liam gives us a tour of tiki ingredients that are really just the weirdest. Thank you for joining us. Drink what you like. --- We're a product of Adult Juice Box (https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox) and powered by you. Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
42 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
24: "5 Lessons from Zinfandel" & "Raines hotels"
This week! We close out season 1 of Thought & A Chaser with some lessons learned. Philip talks about what he's learned from this show so far, through the lens of that old workhorse of California wine, Zinfandel. & Liam digs into one of the first passes of Prohibition in New York, and how hilariously wrong it went
42 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
23: "Champagne was a mistake" & "Hangovers!"
This week, we're back! We're back from our holiday slumber, and Philip is going to regale us with the history of Champagne while Liam runs down the effectiveness of a dozen different hangover cures. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box, which you can find at https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
44 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
23: "Vitis Vinifera is the parent of all wine" & "Socialist Champagne"
This week! Philip marvels at the history of Vitis Vinifera, and it's long history with humanity. Yes, it makes wine, but there's more there than even we were expecting. & Comrade! The time for revolution is upon us! Throw off the shackles of the oppressor and drink champagne! --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box.
37 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
21: "Underberg helps digestion. By poisioning you." & "The Great Wine Heist"
This week! Philip talks about Underberg, and the whole category of herbal digestifs --do they work? How? What's with that Underberg jingle? & Liam walks us through wine's criminal underbelly, and the daring Christmas thefts that rocked the California fine wine scene. Ho Ho Ho, mushroom farmer.
31 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
20: "Terroir is how a wine is made" & "Destiel made Putin resign"
So. It has come to this. I really think this combination of wine maker blasphemy and absurd internet garbage is a fitting blend for episode 20 of this podcast. This week: Philip profanes the word terroir and Liam flushes us down the tumblr hole. Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box, and you can find out more at https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
43 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
19: "Tannins help wine age. Probably." & "New Albion's role in the history of craft brewing"
This week! Has been a week. What a week, in fact. Thankfully we recorded this before the election, because who knows what would have happened otherwise. This week! Philip talks about tannins in wine, what they do, and how they help wine age. Probably. Maybe. & Liam gives an oral history of New Albion brewing, and it's role in the history of craft beer. We're a project of https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
46 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
18: "Nobody knows what a Sommelier is" & "McSorley's in NYC"
This week, Philip makes the bold claim that no one, including him, really knows what a Sommelier is, and then attempts to back up that claim with history and a tour of the Somm schools of the world. & Liam takes us into the sordid history of McSorley's, the NYC institution and strongest contender for the oldest bar in the US. ---- T&AC is a project of Adult Juice Box, https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
27 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
17: Thought & A Chaser Makes a Mistake -- LIVE!
This week, we're bringing you three stories from our live show, with the absolute best we could do given the crappy audio we had. Every new thing we do is a journey; if you want to be in the parlor car and not the caboose, join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
34 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
16: "The Real McCoy means booze" & "The ballad of Wade Boggs"
We're back with more history and booze. Hooray! This week, three origins for the phrase The Real McCoy, and a dive into one of baseball's strangest players. Yeah, we know how that sounds. Also, we're doing a liveshow! You should join it! McCoy:
40 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
15: "The liquid quart is Franco-Roman" & "Books for the cooking"
History is always significantly weirder than we think it is. This week, we're diving into the strange history of the quart, the gallon, and the pint, and the hilarious story of how those came to be. & Books! You cook with! Not that you cook the books, I mean, you can, but, really we mean "Use these books as inspiration for cooking", two in particular: "An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace" by Tamar Adler "A Super Upsetting Cookbook about Sandwiches" by Tyler Kord --- As always, you can find us at ajuicebox.com, and by the way, we love you.
52 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
14: "Prohibition created the modern presidency" & "E Clampus Vitus"
This week! Philip talks about Prohibition's lasting legacy in American politics, & Liam explores California's most infamous society of drunk historians.
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
13: "Madeira is the wine of the American Revolution" & "Illegal homebrewing started the craft beer revolution"
Liberty comes in many forms. Sometimes it's drinking to celebrate, with wine that got rocked by the sea. Sometimes it's expressing your freedom brew. This week, Philip takes us through the history of Madeira wine, and its important role in the American Revolution. & Liam walks us through the history of homebrewing in the United States, and how it sparked the craft beer renaissance. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. Drink what you like.
42 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
12: "Alexander the Great is the Roman God of Libations" & "What happened to the bees?"
This week! Philip breaks down the idea that Alexander the Great didn't just have a god complex, he might have actually been a god to the Romans. Specifically, the God of Libations. & Liam tells us: What happened to the bees? THE BEES. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. Drink what you like.
43 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
11: "Virginian land laws made Kentucky Bourbon" & "The Craft Beer Revolution"
This episode we turn things up to 11 by talking not about wine, but about Whiskey and Beer. Philip dives into the history of Bourbon, and why its synonymous with Kentucky. & Liam takes us through the craft beer revolution, where it came from and where it stands now. We hope you enjoy.
64 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
10: "Japanese manga is changing the wine world" & "Natural wine's Japanese roots"
This week, Philip talks about Kami No Shizuku, the infamous Drops of God manga, and its incredible effects on the world of wine. & Liam talks about the Japanese farming revolution at the heart of the Natural Wine movement. --- Thought & A Chaser is project of Adult Juice Box, and we are entirely supported by our Patreon subscribers. Find out more at https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
53 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
9: "India is the birthplace of the modern cocktail" & "Why Chinese delivery beats the apps"
This week, Philip dives into the history of British imperialism, Indian occupation, the ice trade, and the first modern cocktail. & Liam takes us into the economics of Chinese delivery, and why your local Chinese restaurant can kick the pants off the delivery megacorps. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. We are entirely supported by our Patreon subscribers, and for the month of June all new subscription proceeds will be donate to the Anti-Police Terror Project. Visit https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox to find out more.
58 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
8: "Hermitage was one of the first Wine Brands" & "Bacchus Awakens"
When we call facial tissue Kleenex, that's a form of genericization. It turns out that happens with wine as well! This week, Philip talks about the history of Hermitage, one of the first genericized brands in wine. A story that begins in the Crusades ends up all the way in Australia and South Africa. & Liam is inspired by the public art in San Francisco to talk about Bacchus and wine gods around the world. Awaken Bacchus! --- We are a project of Adult Juice Box, and are supported by our Patreon patrons.
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