Episode 57: Goon of Fortune

by whitney & christina on January 30, 2013

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!

Australia Day drinking ritual: the Goon of Fortune game. A clothesline and a bag of wine. Interesting.

Carmen is back. Read along with the clues to find out what wine region she is traveling to this week!

Awesome handmade leather bike accessories, mostly designed for carrying drinks of all shapes and sizes. Genius and classy! Check out Walnut Studio.

‘I have the wine’ by Johnny Cash.” No, that is NOT correct.

Wine recs:  Audrey et Christian Binner, Pierre Frick, and Domaine Bechtold.

Hey listeners, leave a comment and let us know what foods you want us to pair wines with on future episodes!

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Aeshna January 31, 2013 at 5:00 am

Dear W + C, this was a particularly great podcast!
How about some wine pairing ideas for spicy Indian food OR some dark, gooey chocolate cake?


Whitney and Christina January 31, 2013 at 8:35 am

Thanks Aeshna! And cheers for your good wine pairing ideas :-)


Ellen February 1, 2013 at 7:53 am

YEA for Carmen Grape-iago!
Ok, here are my challenge foods:
– Oreos (maybe not necessarily with a dessert wine)
-bran flakes
Curious what y’all would do:)


Amy of Vspot February 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Hey Ladies,

I listen to your podcast weekly and would like to thank you; you have really expanded my wine knowledge and kept me laughing. Here’s my question, I’m a vegetarian and try as best I can to avoid wines filtered/made with animal products. I also like to pair my food with wine and every time I ask for a suggestion I usually get reccomended a pinot noir (not that there is anything wrong with that – I just want more options). Do you have any winter suggestions for pairing vegetarian wines with vegetarian food? Things I frequently eat that I need suggestions for:

Indian curries
Sushi (no fish please – avocado, tomago, yam tempura)
Middle Eastern food ( lentil kofte, borek, baba ghanouj, hummus, eggplant cooked in tomato sauce etc)


PS keep up the great work!



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