Episode 56: The Wine Biz

January 15, 2013

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 wine industry players from around the globe and break down all the cork dork terminology you need to know to sound like an expert. Christina […]

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Episode 55: Wine Resolutions

January 1, 2013

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 The Crush Giveaway is announced. A few of Christina’s favorite wines consumed during the holidays: Littorai 2009 Cerise Vineyard […]

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Episode 54: The Holidaze

December 19, 2012

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 […]

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Episode 53: Farewell London

December 5, 2012

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 She’ll be debunking the misconceptions of London’s most outdated food stereotypes by sharing the restaurants and wine bars she’s come to love. And the ladies will break down the mystery of AOCs, DOCs, and IGTs. Do those three letters on a label equal better wine? Christina is bidding […]

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Episode 52: Pilgrims Drink Too

November 20, 2012

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 […]

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Episode 51: The Golden Girls

November 6, 2012

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. Christina was just in Budapest, Hungary! Drinking wine “poshly.” What’s thought to be the “oldest wine” EVER still in existence, discovered in China. The beautiful and mesmerizing faded […]

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Episode 50: Presidential Tipples

October 22, 2012

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?” In addition to the podcast’s 50th birthday, it’s also […]

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Episode 49: Sucking on Stones

October 2, 2012

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, […]

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Episode 48: Eins Zwei Dry

September 21, 2012

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 group the Ausfahrt Gang. Yeah. The gang: Matt Walls, Talia […]

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Episode 47: Bubbles & Brollies

September 4, 2012

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 its doors. But it’s opening the doors of its […]

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