Episode 30: Tasting Color

by whitney & christina on February 29, 2012

This week Whitney and Christina celebrate the 30th birthday of The Crush.  And because they are also 30, they figured they’d freestyle this one, in honor of being not quite young, but not quite old.  So the ladies are chatting about Christina’s trip to Lebanon, the atrocious wine people bring to Whitney’s pop up restaurant, and seeing color when tasting wine.  They also turn the quickfire questions onto themselves.  It’s a fun one!

Christina Pickard Oz Clarke

Christina with Oz Clarke in Lebanon

The pop-up restaurant where Whintey has been spending her nights the past month:  LudoBites

Drew Barrymore makes pinot grigio.  And Antonio Banderas launches his wine from Ribera del Duero.

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What the what?  Synesthesia.  Article about seeing/tasting/hearing colors.

Whitney pairs a wine she’s loved in the past week with a color!  Adega Regional de Colares 2005 “Arenae” Malvasia

Christina pairs a wine she’s loved in the past week with a color!  Chateau Musar 1972 red

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kim March 5, 2012 at 1:13 am

Hi Guys,

I listen every week while i work on the weekends. I liked the “freestyle” show. Was fun. I have been listening to some of your older podcasts to try and catch up too. I am sort of a newbie into the wine world. I also liked wine but never really “got into it” per se. I love a good Pinot Noir. But like you always say a bad pinot is really bad. And i don’t have enough knowledge to know how to pick one that i will really like so i end up wandering around wine sections going..hmm…i wonder if THATS any good..prolly not…what about THIS one..well its 50 bucks should be ok…then i get home and its..meh.. So my question is what are some guidelines i can use for myself in choosing wine so that i can limit my disappointments?




whitney & christina March 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

Hi Kim, great question-and a big one! You’ve given us an idea for a whole segment! We’ll be sure to answer it on air in the near future. Thanks for listening! xW&C


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