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  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Beer is simple - just water, barley, hops and yeast, right? These days, breweries are adding all kinds of stuff to their beer, from fruit and spices all the way through candy and breakfast cereal. Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle crew through an epic tour and blind tasting across the spectrum of adjuncts in beer. And stick around for this week's double Q&A segment, where the team tackles two listener questions.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen and Greg sit down with two VIPs of California wine, Chris Benziger and John Concannon. Chris Benziger carries the tradition of his family's winery into the next generation, with all of Benziger's releases certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. John Concannon is an advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a fourth generation vintner, he is hoping for a future as bright as his family's rich legacy: from bottling the first petite sirah in 1961, to importing key cab clones from Chateau Margaux in 1893 that is now found throughout California. Plus, Chris and John stick around to help with this week's customer Q&A about wine in cans.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 45: Demystifying the Bottom Shelf: Whiskey

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 45: Demystifying the Bottom Shelf: Whiskey

    Trophy hunting is a big thing in the whiskey world, but those bottles might only be available one day a year. The Barrel to Bottle team flips whiskey on its head by focusing on the bottom shelf - great whiskies at a great price available every day. And in the Q&A segment, the Barrel to Bottle team gives their favorite non-Kentucky Bourbon picks.

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  4. Barrel to Bottle Episode 44: Rollin Soles and Oregon Wine

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 44: Rollin Soles and Oregon Wine

    Rollin Soles is a scientist. An early "flying winemaker," Rollin gained experience as a fixer at wineries around the world before founding Argyle in Dundee, Oregon. Rollin sits down with Kristen to talk about Oregon's natural splendor, his no nonsense approach to winemaking, and his newest project, ROCO Winery. Stick around for customer Q&A, when Kristen and Greg recommend citrusy wines. >

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  5. Barrel to Bottle Episode 43: Turner Wathen's Fortuitous Union

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 43: Turner Wathen's Fortuitous Union

    What would you do if your prized stock of Trinidad rum - the inaugural release of your passion project and longshot startup - was accidentally blended with some random whiskey? If you were Turner Wathen, you would bottle it and sell it under the name Fortuitous Union (it helps that it's delicious). Wathen shares FU with the Barrel to Bottle Crew, plus he talks through the influence his family has had on the whiskey industry over the last two centuries.

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 42: Prost! to Pilsner

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 42: Prost! to Pilsner

    When anyone mentions beer, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Pilsner - the brilliantly golden, effervescent and refreshing style. Born in Bohemia, Pilsner has become one of the most widely brewed and recognized styles of beer in the world. The Barrel to Bottle crew covers everything Pilsner, from classic Czech and German examples to heavily hopped American favorites. And in a customer Q&A segment, Roger answers your question about Sierra Nevada's influence on the craft beer scene. Prost!

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  7. Barrel to Bottle Episode 41: What did the Framers of the Constitution Drink?

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 41: What did the Framers of the Constitution Drink?

    Happy Independence Day! The Barrel to Bottle Crew celebrates the 4th with a special episode. What did people drink in revolutionary times? From rum to rye... from cider to sherry, you might be surprised at the variety of drinks the founding fathers enjoyed. Plus, Roger brings you revolutionary cocktail secrets.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 40: Beers of Summer with Sam Calagione and Josh Noel

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 40: Beers of Summer with Sam Calagione and Josh Noel

    Brewer, author, music geek and raconteur – Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione is one of the leading voices in the craft beer industry. This champion of independent craft joins us to discuss his refreshingly unique SeaQuench Ale, the leading pick in Chicago Tribune beer writer Josh Noel’s 2018 Beers of Summer. We taste some of Josh’s other picks, discussing beer styles, tastes and trends along the way. Plus, Sam answers your questions in a lightning round Q&A.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 39: Uncle Nearest with Fawn Weaver

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 39: Uncle Nearest with Fawn Weaver

    The difference between history and legend is sometimes murky. Whiskey insiders were shaken to learn that the long held story of Jack Daniel's wasn't exactly true. The legendary distiller actually learned his craft from a slave - Nathan 'Uncle Nearest' Green. Author and historian Fawn Weaver joins the Barrel to Bottle crew to share Green's story, his impact on distilling, and about the research and experiences that led her to launch Uncle Nearest 1856, a new award-winning Tennessee whiskey.  

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 38: Claire Villars-Lurton

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 38: Claire Villars-Lurton

    Claire Villars-Lurton is the embodiment of centuries of Bordeaux winemaking know how. She joins host Kristen to discuss the culture of French winemaking, managing a multi-generation family business across continents, and bringing that old-world experience into her new-world Sonoma winery. Plus, in this episode’s Q&A segment, Kristen and Greg square up against the red wine headache.  

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