Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen

Popping Corks is about all of the things we talk about once we’ve pulled the cork. Maybe its wine, beer or bourbon, but what do you talk about by the fire amongst friends after the booze starts flowing? For me (Eric) its music, sports and basic shit-talking.

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June 10, 2021 65 min
Sitting down with Manny Marroquin a 10x Grammy Award Winner mixing engineer. Manny has worked with superstar artists like Tupac, Kanye West, Whitney Houston, and Justin Bieber to just name a few. The stories start to follow as we start off with popping some 2010 Reserve Don Perignon
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For this episode, I got the pleasure of sitting down with two great and very entertaining people. Erin Darling, actress Comedian, and host of "Hot Pizza Ass" Podcast and Zach Harper writer for the Athletic.
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This week we sit down w/ MJ Towler, host of the Black Wine Guy podcast. MJ went from a totally obsessed wine newbie to the world's first-ever African American fine and rare wine auctioneer in less than three years, working for Acker Merrall and Condit.
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We dive right in with 2 longtime buddies from Paso Robles, Joel Peterson, and Adam Montiel. Joel is the executive director at Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, and Adam is the host of the "Where The Wine Takes You podcast. We hit on everything Paso in this one.
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In this episode, I'm sitting down with a longtime friend, one of the greatest brewmasters in the United States, Matt Brynildson. Matt is current the Brewmaster at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 4 time World Beer Champion, 6 time Great American Beer Champion. We're gonna talk about Belgium, get some great stories from California and the midwest. We kick the show off talking about some great beers and then jump into bourbo...
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During this episode, Alex tells us his story of how his love of wine started.
We pop the cork on a spectacular bottle of Andremily. Check out his Instagram account @alexfinewine
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I got to catch up with Michael Carter-Williams, who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. Michael was drafted in the first round with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft after playing college ball with Syracuse. We pop the cork on a bottle of Ripper and get into what it was like in the NBA bubble during Covid.
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Sitting w/ good friend and the legendary MLB pitcher David "Boomer" Wells. Boomer played 21 seasons, multiple All-Star Games, and has 2 World Series rings. We jump into some banging bottles of wine, including Linnie Calado while we get great stories of what happened on and off the diamond.
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For this episode, we change gears from sports to music. We sit down w/ legendary music agent Rod Essig.
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Sitting down with former MLB player, 2007 World Series champ, MLB analyst, and my buddy, Cliff Floyd. We pop corks on a bottle of EPOCH wine and discuss Syrah and Grenache vs. Cabernet. Then we get into Cliff's go-to drink, bourbon.
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In this episode, we sit down with former NY Giants Super Bowl champ and former Boston College star Will Blackmon. We talk with Will and find out what motivated him after football to start a great wine business called THEWINEMVP. We also get some stories from his NFL playing days, including Super Bowl XLVI.
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Sitting with the legendary Notre Dame QB and Seattle Seahawk rookie of the year, Rick Mirer. Rick will give us stories from Seattle during the Grunge days when he played there. We also pop corks on Mirror Chardonnay and Cabernet.
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February 10, 2021 67 min
Sitting down with JOJO Wright from KIIS FM. He shares some of his best stories from the years, including visiting Neverland Ranch, Dallas Cowboys, and many more. In this episode, they pop corks on 2 bottles of LEVO from Paso Robles.
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Sitting down w/ Joc Pederson and Austin Barnes fresh off the 2020 Dodgers World Series Win. Lots of great stories and we find out who is better at Basketball. Of course, all this happens after we pop some corks - some bourbon and a little Arista Chardonnay.
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Sitting down with Senior NBA Writer for ESPN, James Beard Award Winner, Baxter Holmes. We talk about LA's Art District, Baxter covering the NBA, including some of his Kobe Bryant stories, and round it off w/ a little music. During the chat, we pop corks on some exceptional Champagne, Wine, and Spirits.
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Talking wine w/ 2 great guys. Actor, Director, and screenwriter Adam Rodriguez of CSI Miami and Criminal Minds and his good buddy Former NFL Green Bay Packer and Notre Dame legend Derrick Mayes.
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Talking w/ Duane Bickett, the Former PAC 10 Def player of the year and Former NFL Pro Bowler. We get some great stories about playing in Indianapolis under Irsay's. Also, a few tidbits about him being in Seattle during the grunge era. Then, of course, we also pop some corks on a few amazing bottles.
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