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The Chatty Fox is an amateur wine enthusiast who is currently in her 20s and adulting her way through it. In this podcast, she will be chatting about 20 something milestones and life topics, while pairing every topic with a glass of wine that she will offer her amateur knowledge on. So grab a glass and let's chat!
Your host: Melissa Palafox

The Chatty Fox: Conversations With a 20 Something Melissa Palafox

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The Chatty Fox is an amateur wine enthusiast who is currently in her 20s and adulting her way through it. In this podcast, she will be chatting about 20 something milestones and life topics, while pairing every topic with a glass of wine that she will offer her amateur knowledge on. So grab a glass and let's chat!
Your host: Melissa Palafox

    Listener Submissions: Things I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

    Listener Submissions: Things I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

    Today's episode is a solo episode and my second listener's submissions episode! This was an Instagram interactions post that I actually posted over a year ago! It was before I even started my podcast, I originally wanted to make my first episode with these interactions but ended up changing my mind and totally forgot about these submissions until recently lol. So I thought, since it's still the beginning of the new year, let's continue being reflective. So I read your submissions on what you would tell your 20 year old self, which all ranged from financial choices to relationships, which I enjoyed reading and could relate to a lot of them!

    Also, for today's wine lesson, I thought it'd be great to celebrate Black History Month by featuring a wine region that isn't talk about as much: South Africa! They are a huge wine region that produces various white wines, including their famous Chenin Blancs, which is the episode's wine pairing. I love featuring different types of wine on this podcast so hopefully this month (and every month) you support black-owned businesses and try their South African Chenin Blancs. 

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Wine of the Week: "Cape Route" 2020 Chenin Blanc

    Sources:

    "South Africa’s Chenin Blanc Has Gone From Afterthought to World Class": https://robbreport.com/food-drink/wine/south-africa-chenin-blanc-great-wine-value-1234640856/

    South African wine- Wine Searcher: https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-south+africa

    Time Stamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    10:33 - Wine Segment

    24:57 -Listener Submissions

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 50 min
    We're Not Really Strangers (w/ Adela Martinez)

    We're Not Really Strangers (w/ Adela Martinez)

    Hello stranger, happy wine Wednesday! And Happy New Year! I am back this year with my first guest episode and because we recorded the episode a few days before the new year, we wanted to be reflective and fun, so we are playing a game this week. The game is called "We're Not Really Strangers" and if you haven't played it before... buckle up because it gets real. I am joined by Adela Martinez who has actually been on my podcast before, for a two part series (episodes 10 & 11). We get real deep with this game which we thought definitely fit the vibe for getting into the new years spirit. There's mentions of her ex boyfriends, high school memories, and our visions for the future. ALSOOOO, this is the first episode where I have a cocktail as an episode pairing! We love new beginnings. It's a chill fun one today so I hope you enjoy my first guest episode of 2023.

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Cocktail of the Week: Aperol Spritz using "La Vostra" Prosecco

    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Intro

    16:00 - Starting the game

    1:03:50 -Fast Round Questions

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    New Year's Resolutions and Being Realistic

    New Year's Resolutions and Being Realistic

    Happy Wine Wednesday! Thank you for tuning in to my first episode of 2023! Today is a solo episode and of course in light of the new year, I wanted to have a chat on new year's resolutions and basically the psychology behind people making new year's resolutions. I also include some Instagram interactions where I asked my foxy's what their new year resolutions were. Finally, of course I didn't forget about the wine segment this week. The wine lesson and pairing this week also goes with the "new year, new me" attitude by having some vegan chardonnay. I talk a little bit on how vegan wine is made and explain how you can be more mindful on choosing the right wine that is sustainably made and fits with your lifestyle.

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Wine of the Week: "Wonderful Wine Co" 2020 Chardonnay

    Sources:

    How Is Vegan Wine Made?: https://wineinsiders.com/wine-101/vegan-wine-guide

    Podcast “Let’s Talk About Mental Health”: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lets-talk-about-resolutions/id1484984752?i=1000590511120


    Time Stamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    3:46 - Wine Segment

    15:20 - New Year's Resolutions

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 52 min
    Part 2: Thoughts on Poppers, Bathhouses & Being Gay in a Latino Household (w/ special guest)

    Part 2: Thoughts on Poppers, Bathhouses & Being Gay in a Latino Household (w/ special guest)

    Happy wine Wednesday! Today is part two of our conversation with my anonymous guest with the alias "Mr Wilson Creek". It's time to get spicy! He gets into the topic of poppers and bathhouses, including his personal experiences with the two. He ends off the episode with his thoughts on being gay and Latino, and how that has affected his relationships among his religious family members. There's mentions of machismo, being accepted and religion. Also.... he just nonchalantly mentioned an exorcism like nothing???? LMAO trust you need to listen to know what I am talking about. He gets real deep today so I hope you enjoy today's episode and appreciate his vulnerability as much as I did.

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Wine of the Week: "Wilson Creek Winery" White Cabernet Sauvignon

    Time Stamps:

    2:00 - Thoughts on poppers

    10:10 - Experiences at Bathhouses

    14:04 - Being Gay and Latino

    28:15 - Fast Round Questions

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 49 min
    Part 1: Wine Tasting, Drunk Stories & Myths About the Gay Community (w/ special guest)

    Part 1: Wine Tasting, Drunk Stories & Myths About the Gay Community (w/ special guest)

    Happy wine Wednesday! Today I have a very special guest who will remain anonymous, however they brought so much light and funniness into our conversation that it had to be turned into a two-parter. Today for part one we sit down and have a glass of a very interesting wine I never heard of until now: a white cabernet sauvignon! My guest also loves to talk about wine so we chat a bit about our experiences wine tasting, as well as some embarrassing drunk stories. Then my guest wanted to take some time to debunk some myths about the gay community, since he identifies as a gay man. This episode is full of fun, laughter and deep insights so I hope you enjoy today's episode and tune in next week to hear part 2, where we get more into the gay community and how it intersects with Latinidad.

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Wine of the Week: "Wilson Creek Winery" White Cabernet Sauvignon

    Sources:

    Wine Blog for White Cabernet information: https://www.everwonderwine.com/blog/2020/11/27/did-you-know-that-white-wine-can-be-made-from-red-wine-grapes

    Purple Tree Ingredients: https://www.gotpurpletree.com/how-it-works

    Vitamin B overdose information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-vitamin-b12/art-20363663

    Time Stamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    10:47 - Start of interview

    33:00 - Drunk stories

    50:15 - Debunking myths on Gay Community

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Pairing Cheeses and Christmas Movies with Wine

    Pairing Cheeses and Christmas Movies with Wine

    Happy Wine Wednesday! Today I have a very exciting and festive solo episode that I really hope you enjoy and can put to use for your next Christmas movie wine night. Today I give tips and examples of pairing wine with different cheeses for your next holiday charcuterie board (or as I like to call it, char "coochie" board lol). I talk about different types of cheeses from creamy Brie to funky goat cheese, and try to recommend specific wines that can cater to any taste preferences. I end the episode by talking about some of my personal favorite Christmas movies which range from classics like Home Alone 2, chaotic comedies like The Night Before, to new releases like Violent Night. Of course to make it fun I also pair each movie with a wine based on the aesthetic (which may or may not result in you blacking out or crying your eyes out... who knows). I hope you find this episode entertaining and try it at your next movie night!

    If you loved today's episode feel free to leave me a five star review and don't forget to follow my socials @thechattyfox_ !

    Wine of the Week: "Winking Owl" Shiraz

    Sources:

    Wine/Cheese pairing tips: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/guide/869/types-of-cheese.html

    Wine Folly Classic Movie Pairing (I got their description of a Malbec and Pinot Noir): https://winefolly.com/lifestyle/10-ways-to-pair-classic-movies-and-wine/

    Time Stamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    14:52 - Wine & Cheese pairing tips

    25:02 - Christmas Movies and Wine pairing

    Theme music by: Kevin MacLeod Great Jazz selections from Kevin MacLeod's royalty-free Creative Commons licensed website http://incompetech.com


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    • 54 min

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