It's our favorite time of year. Matt and Hank are fired up to talk about the baseball playoffs, give our thoughts on the NFL and college football seasons, and pick the big games this weekend.
Plus we talk to the Master Distiller at BOLS to discuss the Genever genre of spirits. Big show check it out!
A huge weekend on the sports calendar as we wrap up September and Matt and Hank are here to break it all down.
We start with a quick recap of the NFL and college football seasons so far. Then at 26:30 we discuss baseball's final regular season weekend and what it means in the National League. Huge implications!
We follow that up by picking some of the big games this weekend. Stanford/Notre Dame, Ohio State/Penn State, Washington/BYU, LSU/Ole Miss.
Plus we will give our thoughts on the weekend of NFL action coming up.
A lot to talk about in the world of football as we head towards one of our favorite times of year, October. Matt and Hank recap the most recent weekend of action for you and what stands out in NFL and college.
Then we take it back to Tales of the Cocktail to talk with Desmond Payne, Master Distiller with Beefeater Gin. He is a true legend in the spirits world and really fun to talk too.
After that we pick some of the big games this weekend. We break down TAMU/Alabama, Stanford/Oregon, TCU/Texas, New Orleans/Atlanta, Cincinnati/Carolina, and Pittsburgh/Tampa Bay.
Plus some MLB discussion as the season draws to a close.
Big show this week as Matt and Hank are back to break down all the big games in football this weekend. Plus our Vegas Insider Raphael Esparza joins us to talk Canelo/GGG 2, along with all the insights into Vegas you need. Plus what he's watching in the NFL.
We also break down the big games in college football. 3 top 25 matchups and we will give you our picks.
And we'll talk with Exotico Tequila's Graciela Gonzalez about the industry and what they have been up too.
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Another big show full of content for you this week. Matt and Hank discuss weekend one of college football and where we stand going in to week 2.
Then our thoughts on the Khalil Mack trade. Is it possible the Raiders got the better part of the deal? Then we talk fantasy football picks and some of the week one games we are interested in.
After that a visit with Glenfiddich to talk about some of the new expressions they have to offer. Then it's pick time as we lay out our predictions for some of the big games this weekend.
11:30-Khalil Mack trade
23:30-NFL games to watch
31:00-Glenfiddich brand ambassadors
1:10 -college and NFL predictions
College football is back and we have a big show for you this week! Matt and Hank start by breaking down the weekend weather to let you know what games may be impacted.
Then it's on to some of the big games of the weekend. We'll talk about Ole Miss/Texas Tech, West Virginia/Tennessee, Michigan/Notre Dame, Auburn/Washington, Miami/LSU, and Virginia Tech/Florida State.
In between the games we have a great interview with Paul Hletko, the founder of FEW Spirits in Evanston, IL. Got to taste some really great whiskey and gin at Tales of the Cocktail with him. Lot of information as well.
Finally we wrap up the show with our review of Captain Morgan Apple Smash. It's an interesting drink and we give our thoughts.
We are inching closer to the start of college football! Matt and Hank are back this week to break down the rest of the power 5 conferences.
We start with a quick discussion over the NFL helmet rule. How it's going so far in the preseason. Then it's off to our predictions and analysis of the Big 10 this season. How does Urban Meyer's story affect our picks?
Then we go to part 2 of our interview with David Powell of Flor de Caña Rum. If you missed part one last week go back and listen. Great time talking with him.
We will wrap up the show with our breakdowns of the Pac 12 and Big 12, and whether we see any playoff contenders from these conferences.
As always thanks for listening!
Huge show this week for Episode 91! Matt and Hank are back to talk about some preseason stories in the NFL. We touch on where we think Dez Bryant may end up, Jalen Ramsey qb comments, and some other news around the league.
We also give our thoughts on Ronald Acuna Jr with the Braves getting hit to lead off the game this week.
Then it's back to Tales of the Cocktail. Part one of our interview with Flor de Caña Rum Brand Ambassador David Powell. He has some great stories to tell.
After that we give you our preview for the SEC and ACC conferences this upcoming college football season. Who do we think ends up the champion, and what teams should you be on the lookout for.
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All Balvenie all the time! That's what we have for you in episode 90. Hank sits down with two of our favorites at Tales of the Cocktail.
Balvenie Brand Ambassadors Jonathan Wingo and David Laird discuss what's new with the brand, some exciting new products, what they see in their travels as ambassadors, and a little sports as well.
If you love The Balvenie you will love this!
As always thanks for listening.
Big show this week as we start off the month of August. Matt and Hank discuss the new helmet rule in the NFL and the impact that could have on the season.
Then the big story this week, Urban Meyer. How do we see this situation playing out at Ohio State going forward.
After that some MLB talk as we look at some of the close divisions heading into August.
We wrap it up with a big interview with Dre Masso, co-founder of Altos Tequila. Great to catch up with him in a noisy and fund Altos Bodega at Tales of the Cocktail.
Thanks for listening!
6:00- NFL helmet rule
10:00- Urban Meyer scandal
17:30- Current thoughts on MLB standings
24:00- Dre Masso, Co-Founder Altos Tequila
Episode 88 is here and we have some great content for you. After the show open Hank sits down with Allison Parc of Brenne Whisky. She is great. One of our favorite interviews. How often do you meet somebody that started their own brand of whisky and then imported and distributed it. Great stuff. Plus the whisky tastes fantastic.
After that we will take a look at week one of the NFL schedule. What matchups do we want to see and what do we think about some of the early lines.
As always thanks for watching!
Matt is back from vacation as he and Hank kick off Tales of the Cocktail. We have a great interview with Danny Ronen at 13:00 about the category of Genever. It's something that most people aren't familiar about. Great history and information here.
Then we discuss some big trades in baseball and basketball in the last week.
Thanks for listening!
WHAT IS GENEVER?
Genever (pronounced juh-NEE-vuhr) is a complex spirit with a rich history. Every genever is unique, with its own recipe and flavor, and created using artisanal processes. However, by law, all genevers must:
In addition, NEW STYLE GENEVER
In addition, OLD STYLE GENEVER
Since January 15th 2008, genever (also officially known as jenever and genièvre) has had its own Protected Geographical Indication, meaning that it is geographically protected by the European Union, just like Scotch whisky and Cognac. This gave genever its own ‘appellation,’ and product that carries the name genever can now only be made in Belgium; Holland; the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments of France; and the North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony regions of Germany.
Genever is considered one of the most versatile and interesting spirits, because:
Genever has existed since the middle ages and was initially used in a medicinal capacity. Later, it came into fashion for recreational usage in the Lowlands of the Netherlands, and in the 17th century became the country’s national drink.
In the early 19th century, the Dutch began shipping the spirit to the U.S. as there was a large population of ex-patriates living there. This coincided with the increasing popularity of cocktails, and in 1880, approximately one in four cocktails in America were made with genever. Following two world wars and Prohibition, however, though genever remained the national spirit of the Lowlands, it disappeared from the world stage.
Since the beginning of the 21st century classic cocktails have soared in popularity and the demand for genever has returned. The genever category is now growing once again, particularly driven by cocktail bars around the world.
Hank, Adam, and Nathan are back this week. We'll start off talking about the potential changes to the one and done rule in college hoops and what it means for both college and the NBA.
After that we will examine some questions of American sports viewing habits. Is there less interest? More options to watch? More ways to watch? We give you our thoughts.
Plus some thoughts on the MLB All-Star game.
Big show this week after a bit of a summer break. We start off the show talking with Neal Bodenheimer about this year's Tales of the Cocktail. What changes can we expect and what is the new mission for the organization. Plus what it's been like to run two of the best bars in New Orleans.
Then we transition to sports. Hank and Nathan are joined by our new team member Adam Aikens. We'll run down a couple beer picks for you on this 4th of July weekend. After that a discussion on NBA free agency.
We'll wrap it up with our thoughts on the MLB season as we head towards the All-Star break.
As always thanks for listening!
Big weekend ahead! Matt and Hank are back to break down a huge weekend of sports just in time for Father's Day.
We'll start by giving our thoughts on a couple whiskies that we have recently tried.
Then it's on to the College World Series. It's one of our favorite events. We pick who we think has the best chance to win.
Then we'll talk about the World Cup, U.S. Open, and some recent controversy over LeBron's hand.
Thanks for listening!