15 episodes

Welcome to Drop the Check. The podcast hosted by renowned winemaker Robbie Meyer, who invites an array of guests in wine, food, and entertainment to join in great conversations you’d have during dinner with a great bottle of wine.

Drop the Check Mike W Anderson

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to Drop the Check. The podcast hosted by renowned winemaker Robbie Meyer, who invites an array of guests in wine, food, and entertainment to join in great conversations you’d have during dinner with a great bottle of wine.

    Chef Greg Frey

    Chef Greg Frey

    What's it like to be the chef to stars at the most iconic spa in the world?

    Chef Greg Frey sits down at the table to discuss his place at the historic Golden Door spa and how providing a healthy mindful presentation and building a strong food sourcing base with relationships with local farmers, fisherman and ranches, enhances the experience.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Drop the Check Leftovers #3

    Drop the Check Leftovers #3

    Robbie and Mike take a seat at the table to discuss the complicated distinction of when juice becomes wine, which leads to a deeper discussion about the nature of inspiration which becomes art, and is this sustainable when art becomes in demand and monetized.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Drop the Check Leftovers #2 - Wine & Weather

    Drop the Check Leftovers #2 - Wine & Weather

    Will the changing climate affect the taste of your favorite wine?

    As dinner service starts, Robbie and Mike take a seat in the back of the kitchen to discuss how weather affects wine.

    • 55 min
    Kent Jarman

    Kent Jarman

    Wine and Bourbon maker Kent Jarman grabs a seat at the table for conversations in early experiences with beer and liquor, the story of bourbon production, the role of palate and trust in tasting and evaluating, the psychological effect of trusted recommendations, the scarcity and uniqueness of craft bourbon, bourbon as a beverage rather than a food pairing, the craftsmanship and variation in bourbon production. 

    Takeaways


    Maintaining a positive mindset can be challenging and requires effort.
    The story of Sisyphus illustrates the difficulty of continuous effort and the importance of perseverance.
    Topo Chico has become a popular beverage with limited availability.
    Louisiana culture has a strong influence on food and beverage, but wine and bourbon production is still limited in the region.
    Tastemakers play a crucial role in the food and beverage industry, as their expertise and recommendations can guide consumer choices. Southern hospitality and trust are

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Happiness

    01:08 The Difficulty of Maintaining a Positive Mindset

    02:07 The Story of Sisyphus

    03:44 The Run on Topo Chico

    04:39 Introduction of Kent Jarman

    05:16 Kent's Background and Love for Wine and Bourbon

    06:46 The South-Centric Nature of the Show

    07:46 The Story of Sisyphus and the Illuminati

    08:45 The Secretive Nature of the Louisiana Food and Beverage Industry

    09:31 The Popularity of Topo Chico

    10:19 Kent's Introduction to Topo Chico

    11:13 The Scarcity of Topo Chico

    12:19 The Different Roles in the Wine and Bourbon Industries

    13:44 The Role of a Vigneron

    15:14 The Perception of Goodness

    16:44 The Different Roles in the Wine and Bourbon Industries

    17:44 The Appreciation of Bourbon and Whiskey

    20:17 The Psychological Aspect of Appreciating Food and Beverage

    21:20 The Influence of Louisiana Culture on Food and Beverage

    23:20 The Slow Trickle of Wine and Bourbon Production in Louisiana

    24:30 The Challenges of Growing Grapes in Louisiana

    25:59 The Cultural Significance of Food and Music in Louisiana

    26:37 The Slow Growth of Wine and Bourbon Production in Louisiana

    28:16 The Perception of Goodness in the Food and Beverage Industry

    29:44 The Appreciation of Bourbon and Whiskey

    31:14 The Evolution of Bourbon and Whiskey Preferences

    33:18 The Psychological Aspect of Appreciating Food and Beverage

    36:20 The Evaluation and Sourcing of Bourbon

    40:15 The Influence of Tastemakers in the Food and Beverage Industry

    45:19 The Gatekeeping Role of Tastemakers

    47:56 The Perception of Goodness and Expertise in the Wine Industry

    50:15 The Production of Bourbon for Steph Curry

    52:44 Southern Hospitality and Trust

    54:20 Comfort and Connection with Australians

    54:49 The Value of Expensive Bottles

    56:02 The Importance of Recommendations

    57:02 Cult Wines and Scarcity

    57:49 Unique Aging and Barrel Variations

    58:19 Food and Cooking Skills

    01:00:05 Bourbon as a Social Drink

    01:01:22 Craft Distilleries and Small Batch Bourbon

    01:02:51 The Mystery and Fun of Distilleries

    01:06:21 Variation and Uniqueness in Bourbon and Wine

    01:09:20 Cooking Competition and Future Guests

    01:12:43 Setting the Menu and Closing

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Small Bites - vol. 1

    Small Bites - vol. 1

    'Sound and Nomenclature'

    What is a wine blend?  

    What’s the difference between a varietal vs a variety?  

    And what is a Maquette…or is it a Marquette?  

    This short ’small bite’ episode will answer these questions about wine, words...and sounds.

    • 18 min
    Joshua Schwartz

    Joshua Schwartz

    From the most luxurious restaurants such as the French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon, to the amazing creations at Del Dotto Vineyards, Chef Joshua Schwartz has maintained a special affection for catching the food he cooks and serves with a hook and line.

    Find out what inspires Chef Josh in the kitchen and on the water as he joins winemaker Robbie Meyer on Drop the Check.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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This is an extremely entertaining podcast. Thanks Mike! I am hopeful some of future conversations will discuss thoughts around wine, current vintages, terroir, etc. You and Robbie are such natural entertainers. I am hopeful perhaps a little more content on the winemaker guest’s vision and actions? Thanks

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