Author Archives: Stephen

48 Hours in San Diego

This episode we’re continuing our series “48 hours in .. ” with a visit to San Diego. We talk about our favorite craft beer bars, wine bars, mixology bars, and restaurants in this fair city we call home. We even … Continue reading

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Happy International #IPAday … We’re back!

We’re back! It’s been a long time, and we’ve missed you as much as we hope you have missed us.  If you haven’t heard, we have expanded the team to include the indelible Laurie Delk from The Promiscuous Palate. We’ve … Continue reading

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Episode 37 : Expert Drinking in Denver, CO

This week on Expert drinking, we finally come back. For our return, we talk about Denver .. what should you do if you have 48 hours to enjoy the finest Denver has to offer in Beer, wine, spirits and food! … Continue reading

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Oh hey .. we’re finally back …

Sorry everyone for the long delay getting the show back up and running .. You can now re-subscribe on our iTunes feed : http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/expert-drinking/id504717091 You can also re-subscribe on our RSS feed : http://www.expertdrinking.com/?feed=rss2&cat=3 We’ll have a new show up … Continue reading

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Where’s my Expert Drinking?

Expert Drinking episodes are generally released on Friday each week. As you may have noticed, nothing was released this past Friday. So I thought I had better get something up to explain the lack of content. First of all, it … Continue reading

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Episode 36 : German Weisse Beers

This week Bill takes on a journey through Weisse beers. A classic collection German style of beers that include the Weisse, Dunkel-Weisse, Hefe-Weisse, and Weizen-Bock. We sample several classic examples of the styles from Erdinger, Aventinus, Weihenstephaner, & Franziskaner. John … Continue reading

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Episode 35 : Sparkling Wines : special guest Randy Clemens

This week we enjoy some delicious sparkling wines, and we have a special guest to help us with our french pronunciation, Randy Clemens. Randy, aside from being a amateur french speaker, is an author, a foodie, and a fellow drinker … Continue reading

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Episode 34 : Where to Eat, Drink & Party in Chicago

This week we talk Chicago! We’re starting something new for you crazy drinkers! Each month Dr. Bill is going to spend an episode talking about the best places to eat, the best places to find craft beer, the best places … Continue reading

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Episode 33 : Rye Whiskey

This week, we enjoy some more whiskey, of the Rye variety. We talk a little mixology, how America tries to maintain quality and taste a couple of fantastic Rye Whiskeys. We start off with a delicious Rittenhouse Rye, followed by … Continue reading

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Episode 32 : Holiday Craft Beer Pairings for your feast

This week, we finally return from our month long vacation, and Dr. Bill brings you a plethora of holiday beer pairings for your Thanksgiving ( next year ) and Christmas feasts. Dr. Bill talks about his desert island beers, while … Continue reading

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Episode 31 : Pinot Noir : California Varietals

This week we open a bottle or two of Pinot Noir and discuss this amazing varietal, and again focus on the California Pinot Noir’s. We start off with a Papapietro Perry from Anderson Valley, specifically 2007 single vineyard variety of … Continue reading

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Episode 30 : California Chardonnay

This week we talk Chardonnay .. get to know Bill a little better, and talk about the wine industry landing on the moon, or at least the equivalent. We specifically talk California Chardonnay’s and drink a couple of delicious examples … Continue reading

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Episode 29 : Oktoberfest

This week we talk Oktoberfest, and drink a fantastic Oktoberfest lager from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu. Oktoberfest starts September 17! We talk about the history of Oktoberfest, the best way to celebrate in your local area, and when you can drink delicious official … Continue reading

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Episode 28 : Merlot

This week we enjoy some delicious red wine, while we talk Merlot. Bill talks about the origins of Merlot varietal, Stephen thinks the word varietal is weird and we get a lesson left and right bank Bordeaux’s. We drink two … Continue reading

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Episode 27 : Saison

This week, Dr. Bill and Stephen talk Saisons. Yes, there is a Saison for every season, but this is our favorite season for the saison .. you see what I did there. We get a bit of back story on … Continue reading

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Episode 25 : Rum

This week we jump into Rum, and are joined by a guest producer Matt Becker. We start off with a discussion of hangovers, since Stephen tends to get hungover from this particular fine beverage. We also talk about some the … Continue reading

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International #IPADay!

This week on Expert Drinking .. we celebrate #IPADay! We’ve talked about IPAs before, so we don’t go into great detail about what an IPA is, since you should already know that. We do however, sample quite a few IPAs, … Continue reading

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Episode 24 : Festivals

This week we talk about Festivals. Part of the fun of being in these great beverage industries are the festivals thrown to celebrate our love for craft beer, fine wines and spirits. We talk about what you should expect at … Continue reading

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Episode 23 : Sauvignon Blanc

This week we drink wine! Of course.. we also talk about it. Specifically we are exploring the white variety of Sauvignon Blanc. We talk about it’s origin, how to properly pair it, and different regional styles. We sample a California … Continue reading

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Episode 22 : Off Flavors in Beer

This week we drink really really bad beer. No, we’re not jumping into a Macro show .. we’re doing Off Flavors. We target the 6 off flavors that you are required to know if you are planning on becoming Certified … Continue reading

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