46 episodes

Whitney and Christina work with wine, love wine, drink (copious amounts of) wine, and now talk wine (and sometimes cocktails and beer). Follow them on their virtual adventures around the wine world via their imaginary friend Carmen Grape-iago. The ladies chat about everything from their travels, tastings, gripes and loves, to more informative stuff like demystifying wine terminology, essential wine and food pairings, and ‘quickfire’ interviews with winemakers, sommeliers, and other major players in the wine trade. Prepare to learn a lot, laugh a lot, and end up loving wine as much as they do.

The Crush Whitney Adams and Christina Pickard

    • Arts
    • 4.1 • 94 Ratings

Whitney and Christina work with wine, love wine, drink (copious amounts of) wine, and now talk wine (and sometimes cocktails and beer). Follow them on their virtual adventures around the wine world via their imaginary friend Carmen Grape-iago. The ladies chat about everything from their travels, tastings, gripes and loves, to more informative stuff like demystifying wine terminology, essential wine and food pairings, and ‘quickfire’ interviews with winemakers, sommeliers, and other major players in the wine trade. Prepare to learn a lot, laugh a lot, and end up loving wine as much as they do.

    The End of the Road

    The End of the Road

    Episode 64: On our final show, we;ve got some BIG announcements and are taking a walk down memory lane. We're waxing nostalgic by reminiscing about our most memorable wine adventures. From riding horses bareback to drinking Japanese wine in a Spanish cemetery, we reveal our favorite wine moments of all time.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Jolly Holiday Special

    The Jolly Holiday Special

    Episode 63: It's that time of year! The ladies are talking holiday parties, cocktails, wine wishlists, and resolutions. Plus, their pal Carmen is splashing out for the holidays in one of the priciest and most well loved wine regions around. Finally, they chat with one of New York's most bad ass saber-crazy somms.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Return!

    The Return!

    Episode 62: 

    We're back and ready to go with a jam-packed show. We're answering listener questions, like what happens when a somm gets pregnant. We're following or always-traveling old pal Carmen Grape-iago along the wine trail. Where is she this time? That and a TON more!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Middle Men

    The Middle Men

    Episode 61: Find out about what Whitney drank in New Orleans and why fried green tomatoes always taste better in the South. The Crush's old pal Carmen Grape-iago has hit the wine road once again. This time she's in a place where comething called "renoster bos" covers the mountain slopes. Take a guess where she could be. Finally, the ladies chat with an importer cutting out the middle men, and in turn cutting your cost for a bottle of wine. 

    • 56 min
    Get Your Swirl On

    Get Your Swirl On

    Episode 60: The ladies tell you the best way to "get your swirl on" and reveal whether or not the water flushes the opposite way in Australia. Speaking of water, the underwater wine aging trend has re-emerged, and we ask why. Finally, Whitney blind tastes some cocktail inspired candy. See how many she gets right...and how many she spits out. 

    • 38 min
    Bladder Control

    Bladder Control

    Episode 59: Coming up on today's show...Plastic bladders and the unromantic side of wine transport. Christina gives the scoop on her favorite wines from Roostock, Australia's first natural wine fair. Plus, she has a few wine whines to get off her chest. Finally, does red Riesling exist and what wine pairs with Oreos??

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

noncarbonated ,

informative, needs to update regularly

I have learned a lot about wine from this podcast. I wish they would start updating more regularly.

ChrisanFT ,

Totally entertaining and helpful!

I usually listen to one or two podcasts a day while working at my farm. These two have taught me a lot already, while also keeping me entertained and laughing. I love all of the segments they have, especially the "What the what?" segment! My fave was the Châteauneuf du Pape one. I nearly died laughing and had to take a quick break from work. Definitely a must if you wanna learn a thing or two about wine!

crimsonleer ,

Fantastic show

Love this show! The girls are articulate, funny, and know their stuff. I have gotten loads of great recommendations from them and learned a LOT about wines in general.

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