Posts Tagged ‘We Like Drinking’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 167: Brut Rose and a BLAT

June 10, 2015

In honor of his first wine review for, Jeff pairs this California Sparkling Wine with a Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwich.

Bon appetit!

Wine Tasted:

Mumm Napa NV Brut Rose and a BLAT

Be sure to check out my complete review of this wine on, where I can also be heard as a panelist on the weekly We Like Drinking Podcast (available on iTunes too)!

Stay Rad,


What’s your go-to sparkling wine and food pairing?  Leave a comment and let us know what you think.


Wine from North Carolina: A We Like Drinking Podcast Exclusive

January 29, 2015

Every Wednesday night, when I get together with my friends from We Like Drinking via Google+ to record the We Like Drinking Podcast, each member of the squad spends a little time talking about the drink that is in their glass at that moment.

This week, I broke into a really special wine that I’ve been sitting on for a while…

But it had to be done…

This week, it was reported that Police recovered almost all of the 76 bottles (worth an estimated $300,000) stolen from French Laundry on Christmas day.  Police recovered the wine from a private wine cellar in North Carolina.

In honor of the the good guys saving the day for all high-end food and luxury wine aficionados out there, I found just the wine to drink…

Biltmore Reserve 2011 North Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon.  What?  You thought I was going to pop open some DRC?  You crazy!

Biltmore Reserve 2011 North Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon. What? You thought I was going to pop open some Screaming Eagle or DRC? You crazy!

This North Carolina Cabernet was a gift from my sister, who visited the Biltmore Estate a few years back.  If you’d like to hear my exclusive take on this particular wine, check out the beginning of this weeks episode of the We Like Drinking Podcast.

You can stream the episode here, or search it up on iTunes under “We Like Drinking Podcast” (you may as well subscribe while you’re there).  We’d love to get your feedback in the comments here, on Twitter (#WeLikeDrinking), or on the We Like Drinking website.  And… of course, if you like it, tell a friend.

Stay Rad,


We Like Drinking (and so do I): A Podcast

January 17, 2015

Not so long ago, my wine-blogging buddy, Jeff Eckles, told me that he, along with Jim Myers (his partner at the Beer/Wine Blog “We Like Drinking”) and their friend John Ruyak, was starting up a podcast, and asked me if I would be willing to come along for the ride (in spite of my penchant for long pauses, the words “um” and “you know”, glitchy microphones, and run-on sentences).

I was like, “Sure!”


A few practice Google Hangouts later, our first episode of The We Like Drinking Podcast is live.

I like drinking too.

Maybe I’m a little biased, but I really enjoyed listening back to our first podcast.  There is a lot you can learn from listening to a bunch of beer and wine drinkers goof around and talk about all things drinking.

You can stream the show at or download it from iTunes right now, so please subscribe, give it a listen, and tell us what you think.

Stay Rad,


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