Wine Scream® Podcast pulls the heavy pretentious snobby curtain back on the world of Wine, Food, Events and Hospitality exposing the myths and breaking down the misconceptions behind topics such as Wine and Food Pairing and Wine Trends while storytelling through wine experiences.
Join the fun loving misfits of wine - Lamar Engel, Advanced Certified Sommelier with The Wine Militia / Militia Consulting and Sonja Rei Strand, Marketing Director for Militia Consulting as they open up a very down-to-earth dialogue on what makes wine NOT BORING!
Wine Scream - Episode #9: Tasting Thru the Damn Fridge
Sonja makes Lamar taste all of the alcoholic beverages that may or may not have been forgotten deep in the belly of the refrigerator. Lamar is clueless again about risqué innuendos. Lamar goes on to explain why Gewürztraminer is hard to sell in the market and why Graciano kicks so much ass and could be Santa Barbara Wine Country's best kept secret. Sonja takes a deep nostaligc dive with Amaro in hand and waxes poetic about it. The duo shares a rare story about their community comic book characters including a recent exchange of agressive words Lamar decides to have with one of their neighbors.
Producers mentioned in this episode:
Piazza Family Wines Luna Hart Margerum Winery Soho Wine Varietals / Beverages discussed in this episode:
Gewürztraminer Graciano Tempranillo Amaro Lychee Liqueur Drink!
Wine Scream - Episode #8: Keepin' it Spicy!
Sonja & Lamar keep it hot and spicy. Four Food & Wine Experiments (DORK ALERT) for those that want to navigate featuring high alcohol red wine, sparkling wine, fruity wine, and sweet wine. Sonja becomes the taste bud test subject while Lamar shares some scary hidden details about one of his high school biology teachers. Sonja may or may not have tried to kill Lamar with some Ghost Chili's. . . just sayin.
Wine Scream - Episode #7: Day Trippin' in Santa Barbara (Los Olivos)
Sonja & Lamar take a (safe & responsible) day trip to Los Olivos in Santa Barbara Wine Country and divulge about their experience at Story of Soil wines, Holus-Bolus tasting room, & Carhartt Vineyards. The duo gush over Grüner Veltliner. Lamar convinces us all that breakfast wines exist while Sonja challenges Lamar on what wine to pair for breakfast burritos all while playing the 'Floor is Lava' and reminiscing about throwback shows brought back on Netflix. Oh and Sonja burns her hair on air.
Wine Scream - Episode #6: Just North of L.A. (Season 2 Intro)
Sonja and Lamar talk about something that they have been incubating while drinking pinot noir. The two talk about a wine region just to the North of Los Angeles and why it is more unique than any other wine region in California. COVID-19 PSA and a light and the end of the tunnel? Amplifying the wine voice of winemakers and wines to L.A. #blessed
Wine Scream - Episode #5: Power of the Tongue (Double Length Feature)
Sonja tells a creepy story. Can you taste the heat? Lamar presents a blind tasting challenge of red wines with various alcohol levels. The duo talk bubbles in alcoholic beverages. Lamar deductively tastes a Pumpkin Latte for the first time and explains the physiology of taste buds ! Lamar talks about his apocalyptic wine blending experience. Sonja shares her story on how she got to where she is today.Wine Scream T-Shirts are here...and how you get one. Enjoy this double feature length episode!
Wine Scream - Episode #4: Three Quality Red Wines under $20
Lamar & Sonja talk about spying on neighbors and share their 'code names'. Lamar accepts wine challenge - shopping for 3 quality red wines under $20 and taste them. Sonja & Lamar taste 2 bonus wines recommended by local wine shop.
The chemistry these two have make this a fun and enjoyable listen. I just want to hang out and join the party!! can’t wait for more.