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A podcast pairing movies and wine. We’ll tell you why we like ‘em, how they’re made, and why they work. Hopefully we find a pairing that works; sometimes we don't.

Hosted by Scott Hudson and Jamie Harrison Rubin

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A podcast pairing movies and wine. We’ll tell you why we like ‘em, how they’re made, and why they work. Hopefully we find a pairing that works; sometimes we don't.

Hosted by Scott Hudson and Jamie Harrison Rubin

    Playtime / Keller

    Playtime / Keller

    Part 6 of A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU

    Has Jamie successfully chosen six wines in a row that please his co-host? Does this luscious sweet wine made by a master in the Rheinhessen stand up to Jacques Tati’s towering comedy all-timer? The tasting menu comes to a close with babka for dessert course, our first ever dessert wine, and one of the greatest movies ever made.





    Keller Rieslaner Auslese 2018 (375ml) is available at Crush Wine Co. for $35. 
    PLAYTIME (1967) is directed by Jacques Tati and can be enjoyed on the Criterion Channel and wherever you get your VOD movies.

    Essen Bakery is a James Beard Award nominated bakery in South Philly specializing in the treats of the Jewish diaspora. 



    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our NEW art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Pig / Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs

    Pig / Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs

    Part 5 of A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU




    Does this grungy, haut-cuisine, haunted Nic Cage drama pair in a contrapuntal sort of way with this bubbly, tropical, and historic Blanc de Blancs from Napa Valley? Share some dope Bao buns with those you love and press play on our latest episode!





    Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2018 is available at Crush Wine Co. for $32. 
    PIG is a 2021 feature film written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, based on a screenstory by Sarnoski and Vanessa Block. It stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, and Adam Arkin. It is currently available to stream on Hulu and wherever you rent those VODs.

    Baology is a Taiwanese street food restaurant in Philadelphia, PA. Under the leadership of Judy Ni, they have been leaders in sustainability and worker advocacy in the city. Also the food is super yummy. The Curried Crab Shen Jian Bao special will be available the week of this episode’s release. All other food mentioned is available year round.




    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our NEW art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Midsommar / Bedrock Wine Co.

    Midsommar / Bedrock Wine Co.

    Part 4 of A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU




    Does Bedrock Wine Co.’s pale, age-worthy, referential rosé play nice with Ari Aster’s bananas, daytime, slow-burn folk horror? How did Jamie enjoy the other, Marvel-flavored half of his Florence Pugh double feature? WIll Scott’s bathroom renovation trevails ever cease? Cover yourself in a mound of wildflowers and nervously drink straight from the bottle as you hit Play!





    Bedrock Wine Co. ‘Ode to Lulu’ 2021 is available at Wine.com for $30. (It is stated in this episode that the wine is available at Crush Wine Co. They have since run out of stock)
    MIDSOMMAR is a 2019 feature written and directed by Ari Aster, starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, and Will Poulter. It is distributed by A24 and is currently available to stream on Showtime and Kanopy or rent wherever you get your VODs.

    Southwark is located in Queen Village and is home to great food and drink. The Tomato Spaghetti we discuss on this episode will be run as a special the week of this episode’s release! Be sure to catch Jamie there on Monday nights from 7p-1a for his weekly #winewark pop-ups!




    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our NEW art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Raw / Poderi Colla

    Raw / Poderi Colla

    Part 3 of A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU




    Will this rosy, red-fruited, tannic Nebbiolo from *dramatic Italian gesture* Piemonte be a good partner for provocative, bloody, French body horror? Brace yourself, pour a whole bottle into one overly large glass, and press Play!





    Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d’Alba 2019 is available at Crush Wine Co. for $24. 
    RAW is a 2016 film written and directed by Julia Ducournau and starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, and Rabah Nait Oufella. As of this episode’s release, it’s available on Netflix and wherever you get your VODs. 

    Le Virtù leans heavily on the traditions of Abruzzese cuisine. It is owned by the always wonderful Cathy Lee and Francis Cretarola and the Taccozzelle we paired with this gorgeous Nebbiolo is available to dine in, outside on their beautiful patio, or for takeout and delivery.



    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Marie Antoinette / Bodega Chacra

    Marie Antoinette / Bodega Chacra

    Part 2 of A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU




    Did Jamie enjoy his listener-mandated viewing of GREEN LANTERN? Will anyone understand Scott's triple-Venn-diagram explanation connecting food to wine to movies? Does this velvety, warm, old vine Patagonian Pinot Noir find purchase with this post-punk, pastel period piece that's all about the vibes? Grab a plate of pasta, some fine French pastry, and a glass of (sexy voice) Pinot Noir before hitting play on this here episode!





    Bodega Chacra ‘Barda’ Pinot Noir 2020 is available at Crush Wine Co. for $26. 
    MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) is written and directed by Sophia Coppola. It's on Hulu right meow, where you should definitely go watch it. Or VOD if that's your jam.

    Irwin's Upstairs is a Sicilian restaurant at the top of the Bok Building in South Philly owned by Michael Ferreri. The Gnocchi Sardi featured in this episode is a staple of their menu and is available nightly.




    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our NEW art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    After Yang / Von Winning

    After Yang / Von Winning

    Part 1 in our Miniseries A PHILADELPHIA TASTING MENU




    Does Jamie have himself a winner matching Sauvy B with El Merkury’s delightful papusas in the show’s first ever FOOD pairing? Did Scott maybe find a throughline between writer/director kogonada’s near future tale of grief, constructed culture, family, and memory, and the forward thinking, climate-change conscious Von Winning? Hop in your self-driving garden car for some Guatemalan take-out as you hit play on this brand new episode.





    Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc ‘II’ 2020 is available at Wine.com for $25. 
    AFTER YANG is a 2022 film written and directed by kogonada and distributed by A24. It stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, and Haley Lu Richardson. As of this episode’s release, it is available to stream on Showtime and for your rental pleasure wherever you get your VODs.

    El Merkury makes delightful Guatemalan street food and can be found in Philadelphia, PA at either their Chestnut Street or Reading Terminal locations.




    Follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BiggerBottlePod. Email us at biggerbottlepod@gmail.com. Our NEW art is thanks to Ross Connard! Music is selected from Camille Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils’ as performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, licensed under Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Starkraken ,

Chaotic Good Energy

This show is a delightful fount of the kind of intellectual bickering that is born from knowing each other so well and for so long. And sometimes they even learn from each other. As a wine novice, Jamie’s explanations really helped me expand my palate and explore wines I usually wouldn’t bother with. Also there’s stuff about movies, but Scott likes The Batman so… that’s a shame. But other than that glaring lapse of judgment on his part, Scott has a deep well of knowledge about film making and the industry overall that continues to impress. ALSO: GREEN LANTERN.

akh1234321 ,

So it turns out you can edit these?

Not sure this will count, but I really want Jamie to watch Thor: Ragnarock, and preferably with someone other than me. So here’s a “new review” in which I will also remind everyone this is a great goddamn podcast and you should definitely listen to it, because these beautiful idiots are hilarious and knowledgeable (knowledgeable idiots…it’s a thing, tell your friends), and we all need more of them in our lives.

bart_jones ,

This pod gets me.

I am amazed at every episode how fantastic this concept has proven to be. I’ve known Jamie for a while and never thought he was this interesting but knew he had a fantastic palate and his knowledge and energies were unparalleled when it comes to wine. What this pod has really demonstrated is just how well rounded he really is and, it appears, that this S2H chap is pretty intrinsic too. It takes a lot of energy to put these out and I’m just enthralled at how much fun they’ve turned out to be.
My windshield time is fun again. Thanks gents.