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Dinner + Drinks is a podcast about all the things you share over food. Co-hosts Bridget and Nick release Sunday night episodes talking about the delicious things they ate last week, funny kid stories, meal plans for the next week, life, and, of course, all the drinks. Additional interview episodes featuring guests with interesting viewpoints on food and drink topics will be release semi-regularly!Do you have a question you'd like answered on the podcast? A suggestion for a great guest? General feedback you'd like to share? Just drop us a line at hello@dinnerplusdrinks.com with your comments - we'd love to hear from you!This podcast is brought to you by Lake Geneva Country Meats, and previously was called Reduce by Half. You can find the old episodes marked as Season 1 of Dinner + Drinks.Thanks for listening - we appreciate you spending time with us!
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This episode features one of the best product recommendations we've ever had - so make sure you check out what Nick has to say in the break. You (and your hair) will thank him next time you see him.Here are links to what we talked about on this week's episode:FOMO is returning - check out this article from The Cut talking about FOMO returning.Buffalo Chicken Tenders are out of stock at Culvers...this is a disaster!Bridget is a huge fan of this book by Katie Sturino - Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life.Nick's hair is brilliant thanks to John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette shampoo. Get yourself some!Nacho Chicken Casserole is on Bridget's agenda this week.And Nick is feeling this BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese AND this Tomato Basil Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwich this week.Thanks for tuning in this week, we appreciate you joining us! If you had fun, please be sure to follow along or send us a note - we appreciate your support. Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may make a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support!
Bridget has never had Chicken McNuggets. Shocking, right? Well on this week's episode, we corrected that travesty after our product recommendation break. You're going to want to learn what Bridget thinks of them. We promise, it's wonderful.If you're looking to buy a shockingly affordable house in the hipster neighborhood of Bayview in Milwaukee, check out this house. It also happens to have a bar attached!Bridget wants you to check out the summer fun lineup of wearables from Holst and Lee. They're really cool!Thanks for tuning into this week's episode. If you're driving, maybe swing by McDonalds for some tasty Chicken McNuggets, a delicious serving of fries, and an incredibly refreshing ice-cold Coca-Cola beverage. Since you're here, we'd appreciate if follow along or send us a note - your support means a lot to us! Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick
It's been a week. Bridget has an... infection situation that you'll hear about on this week's episode, plus lots more fun as we get summer kicked off! Here are links to what we discussed this week:If you'd like to read some follow up on the story of Naomi Osaka, you can read this NY Times article.We drank a can of Indeed Brewing Company's Lucy Session Sour beer in honor of sweet (and sour) little Lucy turning two this week!This story about a boy named Joe decorating a restaurant (with permission!) with his doodles is sure to cheer you up! See some of the doodles for yourself on this article.Follow up to last week's cicada cooking chat - if you're allergic to shrimp (like Nick) you're allergic to cicadas too. Don't eat them.Lucy loved this Paint Your Own Tea Set - it makes a great gift for any child in your life.It's summer time and you may need new sunglasses. Both Nick & Bridget recommend Shady Ray's as an affordable, stylish, and quality option.Bridget is super excited to have some homemade Fried Chicken Tenders this week.And Nick is all over these Chipotle Mojo Pork Tacos. Mmmmmm tacos.Thanks for listening to our horror stories this week! If you weren't scared off by all of the craziness this week, and enjoyed listening, please be sure to follow along or send us a note - we appreciate your support. Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may make a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support!
We are all about destroying wine snobbery and we know boxed wine is popular in many households...including our own. It's convenient to have a box of "house red" for a glass when you don't want to open an entire bottle, or for when unexpected company drops by. We wanted to figure out what the best boxed wine is, so in this episode, we tried 5 different boxed wines to give you our answer!Here's a list of the wines we tried:House Wine Original Red Blend - a blend of Cabernet and Merlot from Washington State. From the producer, "Our vivid Cabernet and Merlot Blend bursts with aromas of juicy red currant, cherry and plums. House Red Blend drives flavors of bright red raspberries to the middle palate and lengthens out with a velvety finish."Wine Cube Red Blend - a California red blend. From the producer, "This bodacious boxed vinter's wine acts as the perfect pairing for anything from delicious roasted meats to flavorful pasta dishes."Bota Box Nighthawk Rich Red Wine Blend - a bold, dark, jammy red blend from California. From the producer, "Nighthawk Black Rich Red Wine is dark, bold and fruity with aromas and flavors of blackberry pie and bittersweet chocolate, and a smooth lingering finish. As the campfire dies out, the only sounds you may hear are that of nature, like the Nighthawk, on its nightly hunting adventure."Shania Organic Monastrell - a little harder to find Spanish wine from a smaller producer. From the producer, "Dark cherry in color, the flavors of cassis and blueberry gain intensity in the mouth. Tannins are fine coupled with a bright acidity to form a solid length and savory finish."Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon - a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the best known box wine producers. From the producer, "Black Box Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied, displaying enticing aromas of black currant, toasty oak, and a hint of vanilla. Ripe blackberries and chocolate fill the palate with balanced tannins that lead to a soft, lingering finish."You may be surprised by Bridget's pick, so listen to our thoughts and let us know if you have a favorite boxed wine. We'd love to hear your feedback!We hope you enjoyed this episode and if you aren't already, please join us for our weekly Dinner Plus Drinks episodes. You can subscribe and follow along with us on the following channels:Watch on YouTube Visit our websiteGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody - we'll talk to you soon!
Welcome to summer - it's Memorial Day weekend, and we're excited to get all things 'Sconsin going - outside living, grilling, beer, etc. etc. etc. Bridget and Nick did a "How 'sconsin are you" quiz (you may be surprised by the result) and we'd like you to take the quiz too. We're offering prizes for perfect scores. It'll be a good prize, we promise.You can take our "How 'Sconsin Are You?" quiz by following this link. Good luck, we'll email you back your score and prize if you get a perfect score!In addition to the quiz, we talked about all of our normal fun. Here are links to discussion topics on this week's episode: We lost two icons in the children's literature world: Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Click through to read more about each of these extraordinary people.If you'd like to learn more about tennis star Naomi Osaka's decision to protect her mental health by refusing to do interviews, you can read this New York Times article.Get outside and explore your local / state / national parks! Wisconsin has these awesome Explorer Program for kids to get excited about being in the parks.If you're buying a new grill, Nick strongly recommends Weber Grills. They're great! This Weber Spirit 3 burner gas grill is a great middle price range option.Bridget is about side dishes this week and she can't pick between this Tomato Basil Cheddar Biscuit recipe or this Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe. Nick absolutely loves these Korean Vietnamese BBQ Pork Chops. The above recipe is adapted from the excellent Korean BBQ cookbook by Bill Kim.That's it for this week - we hope you have a relaxing weekend full of friends, fun, and delicious food and drinks. If you enjoyed listening, please be sure to follow along or send us a note - we appreciate your support. Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may make a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support!
Okay,  we're going to skip to the chase and just let you know that Nick got a Peloton this week and it's ridiculous. Tune in for lots of Bridget poking fun at Nick's overpriced way of shredding some calories plus plenty of other fun!Here's what else we talked about:Check out this article from the Chicago Tribune on how you can make cicadas into 'tasty' food. Thanks for the help Bridget? Nick loved these ideas that the New York Times shared about how you museums can become even more relevant post-pandemic.Bridget recommended a beer! Things We Don't Say is a project designed to bring awareness to mental health through beer. Learn more about it from one of the participating breweries, 1840 in Milwaukee.If you have Disney Plus (and you probably do), Nick suggests you check out Earth Moods. It's soothing and pretty!Bridget is into trying this Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa because it's summer and mango salsa makes everything delicious, including fish!Nick went chicken this week and picked Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs as a great thing to eat this week!That's it for this week. We hope you enjoyed listening to what we had to talk about this week. If you did or if you have suggestions on things you'd like to hear, please get in touch with us! Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick
We learned that Miller Brewing is launching a hard seltzer...to outer space to rid humanity of it. We couldn't be more pleased and may even drink a fine Miller product for the first time in FOREVER to applaud their efforts. Here's what else we talked about on this week's episode:If you want more information about Miller's hard seltzer launch, read this article from OnMilwaukee.We're incredibly impressed by this New Orleans based glass recycling program caled Glass Half Full. You should check them out!On the list of "why we love sports," this effort by AFC Ajax, an Amsterdam football (soccer) club to share their championship trophy with their fans is awesome. Read about it on ESPN.Bridget gave this personalized flower necklace from Etsy as a Mother's Day gift. It's absolutely adorable and a great gift for a birthday or anniversary too! Nick uses his Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Earphones all the time when working outside or when he needs a quiet office experience. You can buy a set on Amazon.Bridget is making this super delicious Cuban Mojo Chicken recipe this week.Nick discovered this amazing list of ways to fancy up popcorn from Bon Appetit. Check it out and enjoy popcorn for dinner!That's it for this week. We hope you enjoyed listening to what we had to talk about this week. If you did or if you have suggestions on things you'd like to hear, please get in touch with us! Here's how you can follow along and reach out to us:Watch this episode on YouTubeSubscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to follow the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may receive a commission.
Happy Mother's Day! Without you Mom's nobody is here. You're all wonderful, and we love all of you. We have a big episode this week with lots of talk about everything from traveling with toddlers to tacos to frosé to Billie Eilish. We had to go to backup audio for this episode and we apologize for the less than stellar audio quality, but we hope you enjoy what we have for you this week.Here are links to everything we talked about this week:If you haven't seen the Billie Eilish British Vogue cover and have no clue what we were talking about, you can check out this NY Time article for reference.Bridget highly recommends AirPods and Nick agrees. They're super de duper awesome and we recommend buying yourself or someone you love a pair.Nick got Sarah a really cool print of Simona from Still Novel for Mother's Day. She opened it early and we can confirm the gift wasn't spoiled and she loved it. Bridget is hoping someone will make these Individual Beef Wellingtons for her.Nick loves curry and this Easy Butter Chicken is a really simple and easy introduction to curry. Here's hoping Simona loves it!What do you think about the Billie Eilish cover? It's a really fascinating and complex situation - just like her. We'd love to hear from you in whatever way that makes sense for you to get in touch with us. Here's how you can stay up with all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks and get in touch with us to share your travel tips and more! Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may receive a commission.
We love rosé wine - it's pink, refreshing, and a harbinger of spring and summer fun! There are SO MANY different bottles of rosé available on store shelves and on restaurant wine lists now, and they all seem to blend together. They are made from different grapes, come from different places, and have different price points, but the question is, do they all taste the same?On this month's episode, we tried 5 different rosé wines from around the world to get the verdict on if they all taste the same or not. Listen and find out what we think. Here are the wines we tried:Fleur de Mer Rosé - Cotes de Provence, FranceBorsao Garnacha Rosé - Campo de Borja, SpainHogwash Rosé (in a can!) - CaliforniaL'Oliveto Rosé of Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley, CaliforniaJosh Rosé Prosecco - ItalyThere are plenty more bottles of rosé you can try, but these are all available for under $15 and representative of a "typical" bottle of rosé that you can find on any store shelf. What do you think of our conclusions? We hope you try this test for yourself at home (with some friends!) soon and let us know your thoughts on the question of does all rosé taste the same!We hope you enjoyed this episode and if you aren't already, please join us for our weekly Dinner Plus Drinks episodes. You can subscribe and follow along with us on the following channels:Watch on YouTube Visit our websiteGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody - we'll talk to you soon!
Hello friends - we're officially getting old as we talk about the weather, rain, grass, vacuums and many other old people things. We're sure you can relate to these fascinating and vital subjects, however, and we'd love to hear your opinions on these subjects as well! If you're not into these everyday topics, don't worry, we talked food, news, and, of course, funny kid stories.Here are links to what we talked about this week:If you're a thrift shopper like Bridget, this article about Goodwill may make you think about where you shop.RIP Michael Collins, "the third man of Apollo 11." You can learn more about his extraordinary life beyond being the lesser known member of the first moon landing mission in this NYT Obituary. This Food52 Might Salads cookbook looks like a super way to up your salad game. The Vorpagel household loves their Shark vacuum cleaner. You should get one too. Check it out on Amazon.Bridget loves this bacon egg cup recipe for easy and fast protein packed breakfasts. Nick is feeling this Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta recipe for a yummy weeknight dinner.Thanks so much for listening, we love getting together with you every week and appreciate that you join us. We'll have a Pinkies Up wine episode coming out this week with a delightful spring theme. We hope you'll tune in for that episode as well!Here's how you can stay up with all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks and get in touch with us to share your travel tips and more! Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may receive a commission.
Nick had a short getaway in Kansas City this week, and he is here to tell you all about the great things of the city...as well as what he thinks he could do better. Hint, there's a lot of barbecue talk. Also - sorry for the coughing, it's allergy season and not great for Nick!Here are links to what we talked about on this week's episode:Learn about the mental state of "languishing" from this NY Times article.Enjoy the tale of the rise and fall of the European Super League in this entertaining article by the NY Times.Anthony Bourdain's posthumously released World Travel: An Irreverent Guide is a great book to check out.The Kindle Oasis has made Nick read so much more. It's durable, works in the dark, and lets you take books everywhere!Check out this Chorizo Bite recipe that Bridget talked about from this week's meal plan!Here are some places that Nick recommends visiting in Kansas City:National WWI Museum & MemorialThe Nelson Atkins Museum of ArtNegro Leagues Baseball MuseumAmerican Jazz MuseumArthur Bryant's BBQJoe's BBQGate's BBQBoulevard BrewingThanks for listening, we hope you enjoyed this recipe, even with all the coughing. We're glad you spent the time with us. Here's how you can stay up with all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks and get in touch with us to share your travel tips and more! Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, have a great week; we'll talk to you next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may receive a commission.
Please give a warm welcome to our special guest Colin, our friend and talented video production guru from Greyspot Visuals. You may have seen their work featured on the LGCM social channels, or watched our Hard Seltzer Taste Off that Colin filmed. You can check out their work right here.On the day we recorded this episode, Colin was in town to film a segment about how LGCM makes liver sausage. We were between shots with time to spare, so we invited to join him this week's episode as a special guest. We had a great time recording a slightly abridged version of our weekly podcast with him - we hope you enjoy what we have for you this week!We appreciate all the support you show us by following us on whatever channel makes sense for you. We especially appreciate when you tell your friends about the podcast and encourage them to listen. Y'all are great!Here's how you can stay up with all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks and get in touch with us: Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, no special episodes to be released this week, but we'll be back next Sunday just us and normal pod!~ Bridget and Nick
Our long time listeners know that Nick is obsessed with fun flavors of Kit Kats and spent much of the early pandemic trying to track down mint Kit Kats. Which are delicious. As part of our research into flavored Kit Kats, we discovered that there are literally hundreds of Kit Kat flavors in Japan. We decided we need to taste these flavors and share our experience with all of you.Luckily for our wallets, we didn't have to fly to Japan to try all of the Kit Kat flavors, instead we purchased a Japanese Kit Kat Variety Party Box from Bokksu.com. Bokksu is a company that's set out to empower Japan's traditional snackmakers by sharing their authentic food and stories with the world. We were just happy to try the 18 flavors of Kit Kats in the box.Flavors ranged from odd (Azuki Red Bean & Strawberry Sandwich) to normal (plain Kit Kats) to really fun (Mt. Fuji Strawberry Cheesecake) and everywhere in between. Join us on our journey down the Kit Kat rabbit hole.If you would like to try your own Japanese Kit Kats, or any of the other authentic Japanese snacks available on Bokksu, use this link to save $15 on your first order. We also tried the OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts as a salty snack to go with all the chocolate, and may stock up on ramen soon!We hope you enjoyed this bonus episode and would love to hear if you have any other taste off ideas for us to try! If you'd like to stay in touch with us, here's how:Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk to you soon!~ Bridget and Nick
Guys, we recorded a day early this week and missed some really important news - the passing of Prince Philip. It would be weird if we didn't discuss this on the pod (we know you guys want to know what we think about it), so we got together and recorded this emergency bonus episode. It's 16 minutes long and we totally get if you want to skip this one but we enjoyed recording it. We hope you enjoy listeningWe'll be here tomorrow with our normal weekly episode. Talk then!If you found us with this episode and would like to follow along, here are the links to do all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks: Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick
The most important thing you need to know from this episode is that after a lengthy and frustrating "repair process," Bridget finally has her laptop back. You can rest assured she's properly prepped for this episode now that she has her trusty Macbook by her side instead of a PC or a tablet!We released a lot of bonus content this week, we hope you enjoyed our wine episode and our emergency Prince Phillip discussion. We recorded this episode a little earlier than usual and missed the Prince Philip news, so we thought a breaking episode would be a fun bonus for your Saturday night listening!Here's what we chatted about on this week's episode:If you want to celebrate Grilled Cheese Day on Monday, 4/12 in style, try this amazing BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese sandwich that Nick made this week.Bridget shared this amazing story of William Cabaniss (not cannabis as Nick originally thought) who has raised over $100K for his local food bank by making and selling vanilla extract. Check out the story on People. Nick has always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt and this parade of mummies through the streets of Cairo blew his mind.Bridget is a HUGE jelly bean fan and recommends these Nerds Easter Bumpy Jelly Beans which can be found year round as Big Chewy Nerds.It's BBQ season and Nick has been delving back into one of his favorite cookbooks - Franklin Barbecue by James Beard award winner, Aaron Franklin. Get yourself a copy and get BBQing!If you're looking for a new podcast and like films and pop culture, Nick recommends Film in Black and White.Morbid is a true crime podcast that Bridget is really enjoying right now!Bridget is recommending this Honey Chipotle Pork Kabob recipe for your spring eating this week.And Nick is thrilled that his all time favorite recipe is on this week's meal plan. It's Tri Tip with Chimichurri Sauce that you should definitely try!Thanks so much for listening - we appreciate all the time you spend with us! Did you like our bonus episodes this week? Have any good would you rather questions? Send your feedback our way, we appreciate it.Here's how you can stay up with all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks and get in touch with us: Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may get a small commission. Thanks!
We want to help you drink your feelings on a rainy day, so on this episode of Pinkies Up, we find the perfect wine to drink on a rainy day! Our "normal" wine drinker Bridget lays out some guidelines and the question, and our wine expert Nick picks a few bottles to try. Here are the types of wines that we thought would work well for your rainy day drinking!FULL BODIED WHITE WINES LIKE CHENIN BLANC-----If you are looking for a wine that lifts your spirits on a rainy spring day, a full bodied white wine that has some tropical fruit notes will fit the bill perfectly! They're not so light that they feel better for beachside drinking, but they also have  delicious fruit flavors to put you in the mood of a beautiful summer day.We tried a bottle of Secateurs Chenin Blanc from South Africa. It's a great value, and you should be able to find a great bottle of South African Chenin Blanc for about $10 - $15 that will fit the bill perfectly. Other types of wine that would fit this bill include White Rhone varietals or blends from grapes like Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne, or an Albariño from Spain or California.LIGHT BODIED RED WINES LIKE GRENACHE-----Another way of trying to lift your spirits on a gloomy day could be drinking a light bodied red wine. We particularly like Grenache (or Garnacha in Spain) because the yummy red fruit flavors are balanced by a bit of spice on the backend. It'll let you feel the rainy mood, but also be refreshing instead of heavy.We enjoyed a bottle of Little James Basket Press made by St. Cosme in the South of France. It's under $15 and easy to find, but you shouldn't have a hard time finding good wines made from Grenache in the South of France or value priced and delicious Garnachas from Spain.Other types of wine that would fit this bill include Pinot Noir (not Bridget's favorite!) or a Gamay from Beaujolais in France.CABERNET FRANC-----Cabernet Franc is the less well known parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has more vegetal notes and a ton of aromatics - particularly notes like graphite or pencil shavings. These aromatics perfectly match the smell of rain falling on concrete and if you want to have a full bodied wine to warm you up that also heightens the aromatic intensity of sitting on the patio drinking wine, Cabernet Franc is a great pick!We drank a bottle of Zuccardi "Q" Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina that is an exceptional value. You can also find excellent Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France, the Loire Valley in France, California, and even Northern Italy!RICH FULL BODIED RED WINES LIKE MONASTRELL-----If you really want to lean into the "sad" feelings of a rainy day and just want a big, bold red wine to enjoy with the rain, a Monastrell is a great pick. This is a full bodied wine with plum, blackberry, smoke, earth, and tobacco notes. It also packs a punch with wines made from Monastrell (aka Mouvedre) usually clocking in around 15% ABV.We sipped on a bottle of Albacea Monastrell from the Juan Gil family. These wines are super values and incredibly yummy. They're also great with BBQ in addition to rainy days!Other types of wine that would fit this bill include a rich Malbec from Argentina, or a jammy Old Vine Zinfandel from California.We hope you enjoyed this episode and if you aren't already, please join us for our weekly Dinner Plus Drinks episodes. You can subscribe and follow along with us on the following channels:Watch on YouTube Visit our websiteGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody - we'll talk to you soon!
Are you intrigued by our incredibly punny Star Wars episode title? You should be! It's amazing and you need to listen to understand just how awesome our title inspiration is - or you can just check out this week's special episode cover art. We had a lot of fun sharing fun things that happened, product recommendations, and making Bridget choose her ideal Easter basket. Here are links to what we talked about on this week's episode:We love Loon Juice cider! We sell it at Lake Geneva Country Meats, so if it sounded interesting to you, grab some next time you're in the area.The new Macaroni and Cheese Bratwurst at LGCM is amazing, and so is the announcement video. Check it out on the LGCM YouTube.If you have the same design aesthetic as Bridget (and Nick to be fair), you should check out this article on a Century Play Set on the A Beautiful Mess blog.Tiny homes made by 3D printer are now a thing! Read this My Modern Met post to see how amazing it is.Bridget was influenced by many influencers to try Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer (whatever that is - Nick) and is now a huge fan. You should be influenced by her to try it yourself!Nick says go play Star Wars Squadrons. Just do it. Lots of pew pew pew!Bridget is feeling this Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Thigh recipe.Nick is renting lenses from BorrowLenses.com to shoot some new recipes for the site. Do you have any recommendations on what he should cook?Happy Easter everyone, we appreciate when you follow, rate us, review us, and share with your friends. Here are the links to do all of the things Dinner Plus Drinks: Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you make a purchase using our links, we may get a small commission. Thanks!
Hi podcast friends - you've probably heard us talk about how much we love Seipp Brewing's new Columba Bock beer, we've featured it as one of the things we're drinking. You may also remember us talking to Laurin Mack, the brand owner of the beer last year as she launched the brand. This year, she launched a second type of Seipp Beer - Columbia Bock - and we teamed up with her and Dave Desimone, site director of Black Point Estate & Gardens, to have a virtual launch party for the delicious new beer!This episode is an edited replay of the Zoom call that we had on March 25th, 2021. Our attendees were able to ask questions and enjoyed the beers (as well as beer brats made with Seipp Beer) during the evening. You don't have the beer in hand as you listen, but we hope you enjoy hearing from Laurin and Dave. They both have some really cool things to share!Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting Seipp Beer and Black Point Estate & Gardens. We love being able to highlight the awesome things in our backyard, and both Seipp and Black Point qualify as awesome. We hope you feel inspired to book a visit to Black Point or drink a six pack of Seipp Beer this summer.Remember, you can follow us and get in touch with us through the following channels:Visit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick
It's a rainy tired week here but Nick helped Bridget rediscover something awesome that seems appropriate for this weather - Sweet Little Rain! This coffee shop trick combines two of Bridget's favorite things, and to learn what it is, you'll need to listen to our product recommendations - we think that's what you call a tease, right?Heads up - we really want to get your input for next week's "would you rather" questions. Whether you have a favorite one that you like to ask people, or a dastardly one to ask Bridget and / or Nick, we want to get your ideas! We'd love it if you use our website to leave us a voicemail that we can play on next week's episode with your question. It's easy to leave a voicemail - just follow these steps:Go to dinnerplusdrinks.comClick the blue microphone in the lower right cornerHit start recording then fill out your name and email and submit the recording.It's super easy, especially if you do the process on a phone! Thanks for your input, we're going to rotate segments a bit, and we want to get your input. You can also email hello at dinnerplus drinks dot com with the question, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram!Here are links to what we talked about on this week's episode:New Zealand and their PM, Jacinda Ardern, passed another awesome law - paid time off for miscarriages and other unexpected ends to pregnancies. Both Bridget and Nick give the Kiwis two big thumbs up for this one!Nick would like to extend a big congratulations to friend of show John Ehlke for winning six(!) awards in the Best of the Midwest Media Fest for his work with the City of West Bend. Check out his work and support some of the awesome small businesses he's highlighted!Click here to learn about how you can get free gardening kit's at Lowe's every week in April!My Modern Met has an awesome roundup of everything Sweet Little Rain.With all these gloomy spring days, Bridget is feeling this Fajita Chicken Mac & Cheese recipe. And Nick is getting in the Easter spirit with his favorite Bourbon Ham Glaze recipe.Thanks for listening to this week's episode, it's always fun to spend time with you - our awesome listeners! If you can please follow, rate us, review us, and share with your friends, we'd really appreciate it. Remember, you can follow us and get in touch with us through the following channels:Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick
We had quite the eventful St. Patrick's Day week, including a visit to our alma mater - Badger High School. On this week's episode, we share some hilarity occurred there, as well as general St. Patrick's Day fun and all the usual things. Here's what we talked about this week.Check out the video we filmed with the Badger ProStart students on YouTube here.Our Seipp's Columbia Virtual Beer release event is on Thursday, March 25th. You can buy tickets on our Eventbrite page.If you want to make *real* Irish Colcannon Potatoes, not the fake ones Bridget made (although they sound super delicious), you can check out an easy recipe on the LGCM website.If you've ever seen a "I closed Wolski's" sticker and wondered what's it about, check about this OnMilwaukee article about the Milwaukee institution. For beautiful pictures and a fascinating story about how Romania is working to build a huge national park, read this New York Times article.Bridget found a super awesome rubber body scrubber that she highly recommends. It's under $6, so use this link to get it from Amazon and try it yourself!Bridget is going to be making these Pineapple Teriyaki Pulled Pork sandwiches this week - they're super easy to do in the slow cooker!And Nick was really happy with the Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwiches that he made for this week's meal plan. Get the recipe here or watch his step by step instructions on YouTube.Thanks for listening to this week's episode, we appreciate you spending time with us. Do you have any hilarious COVID panic buys or cool hobbies you've started since the pandemic? Send us a note to let us know, we'd love to hear how the past year has affected you!If you can please follow, rate us, review us, and share with your friends, we'd really appreciate it. Remember, you can follow us and get in touch with us through the following channels:Watch on YouTube Subscribe on YouTubeVisit our websiteLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramGet links to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite appOr email us at: hello /at/ dinnerlusdrinks /dot/ comCheers everybody, we'll talk next week!~ Bridget and Nick*If you use our link to purchase products, we may earn a small commission. Thank you for your support!
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