In todays episode, we have two guests that have gone from game day to grape day, Damon Huard of Passing Time Winery and Drew Bledsoe of Doubleback Winery and Bledsoe Family Winery. You may recognize them from their earlier careers when both were quarterbacks, having great college and pro careers. Drew played for the Cougars of Washington State and Damon played for the Huskies of Washington. They had successful careers playing football in the NFL, too (combined 26 years!) and now have used what they learned in the ultimate team sport to transition into having successful careers in the world of wine, historically an enormously competitive industry. In this episode you will find SOME trash talking over the annual Apple Cup game and the rivalry between the two cross-state schools, but you will also find the respect over each others wine is genuine.#HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #NoPuntIntended #BringDownTheSnow #EasterEgg
Predictions: Damon: Huskies 38-21 – Drew: Cougars 42-23 – Actual Final Score: Huskies, 51-33
Wine Time Fridays Rating System: Phenomenal ?, Practically Perfect ? , Pleasant ?, Problematic ?, Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic) ?
Wines tasted this episode:
For more information on Bledsoe Family Wines to purchase and/or to sign up for their wine club, please visit https://www.bledsoefamilywinery.com
For more information on Passing Time Wines to purchase and/or to sign up for their wine club, please visit https://www.passingtime.com “Making great wines at Passing Time. Hey, that kinda rhymes!” – Damon Huard
For more information on Doubleback Wines to purchase and/or to sign up for their wine club, please visit https://doubleback.com
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The Eternal Wine Word of the Week – Punt
A wine AND football term, punt is the indent or dimple on the bottom of a wine bottle. It’s also the result of an offense that, in very simple terms, is unable to get a first down.
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Mentions: Dan Marino, Tony Graziani, Rick Small, Woodward Canyon, Josh McDaniels, Gary Figgins, Norm McKibben, Allen Shoup, Robert Mondavi, Sam Lange, Chris Peterson, El Goucho, Daniel’s Broiler, The Metropolitan Grill, Krista and Kevin Hughes, Tom Brady, Nobu Japanese Restaurant, Abeja, L’Ecole No 41, San Juan Vineyards and Domaine Droughin.
Wines we enjoyed this week: 2013 Fossati Barolo, PavoNero Primitivo/Merlot Rosé, Hawley Oehlman Vineyard Pinot Noir and Domaine jean-Marc Bernhard Riesling Alsace Grand Cru ‘Schlossberg’
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