Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 33: WRC Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: It’s a slow week in news, we just didn’t have any.

Meet the Maker: Chuck Johnson and Dana Acker are back in the studio, this time talking about WRC (Windsor Run Cellars) Distillery and their three new spirits on the market: White Widow, Killer Bee and Shadowhawk. Great stuff.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Killer Tea

2oz Killer Bee from WRC Distillery
8oz Sweet Tea
1oz Peach Puree
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1teaspoon Blood Orange Juice

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 32: Wise Man Brewing

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Oskar Blues, Crank Arm Brewing

Meet the Maker: Headbrewer, Sam Victory; Purveyor of Happiness, Scott McWhorter; Tap Room Manager, Harvey Williams all stop in to talk about the delightful brews from Wise Man Brewing. We taste several of their beers and they talk about their amazing facility.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Party Boy

1½oz Kill Devil Pecan Honey Rum
3oz Raspberry Coconut Puree*
Top with Western Star Sour Ale from Mystery Brewing

*Raspberry Coconut Puree
½ pint Raspberry
4oz Cream of Coconut
8oz of Cranberry Juice
3 Mint Leaves
4 Lemon Balm Leaves

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 31: Shadow Springs Vineyard

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Southern Grace Distillery, SB155 gets through Committee in the House!

Meet the Maker: Owner Chuck Johnson and his main-most-dude, Dana Acker are in the studio to talk about Shadow Spring Vineyard‘s fantastic line of wines. From the Meritage to the Seyval Blanc, we try a wide variety of their vino. Tim flipped his stuff over the Dark Shadow chocolate infused wine. Very fine stuff indeed.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Oh Oh Oh It’s Magic

2oz Belam Vodka
1 pint of Blueberries
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
8 mint leaves
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
2oz vanilla

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 30: Lassiter Distilling

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Nickel Point Brewing, Shelton Vineyards, Granite Falls Brewery, Tavern in Old Salem

Meet the Maker: Gentry Lassiter is in to talk about Lassiter Distilling‘s rums. Tim and Jordan try two rums – the Amber and NC traditional white rum. Gentry talks about the distillery’s history, why he got into it and where it’s going.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Summer Refresher

3 oz Bedlam Vodka
4oz Cucumber Peppermint Lemonade*

Cucumber Peppermint Lemonade
4oz lemonade
2oz simple syrup
2oz cucumber water
Tsp basil oil
4 twinnings butter peppermint tea packages.
Submerge the tea into the mix for 3 hours.

 

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 29: Appalachian Mountain Brewing

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: RayLen Vineyards, Shelton Vineyards

Meet the Maker: Nathan Kelischek from Appalachian Mountain Brewing is in to talk about the history of the beer, the beer itself and all the great causes they support. They are truly a brewery that gives back and they have some pretty slammin’ stuff, too. 

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Aww, Sweet Christina
½ cup strawberries
½ cup raspberries
½ cup sugar water
½ oz key lime
1½ oz Queen Charlotte Reserve from Muddy River
Top with AMB’s Long Leaf IPA

Puree the berries, sugar water, key lime, strain. Top with rum and beer.

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 28: McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: JOLO Winery and Vineyards, Raylen Vineyards, Childress Vineyards, Mystery Brewing, Old Nick Spirits

Meet the Maker: Sean McRitchie is in the studio to talk about his delicious McRitchie’s winery, their wines, their cidery and their cider. Tim & Jordan fought over who was taking what leftovers home. They were both bruised. It was delicious stuff and we were glad to have Sean in the studio.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Sweet Summer Luv Luv
2oz Conniption Navy Strength Gin
¾oz Saint Germain Elderflower
3oz Cucumber Water*

*Cucumber Water
2 cups water
1 large cuke
2oz lemon
3oz simple syrup
2 chamomile tea bags

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 27: Fainting Goat Spirits

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News:  Heist Brewery, Fullsteam Brewery, Westbend Winery and Brewery

Meet the Maker: Bill and Andrew Norman of Fainting Goat Spirits, along with Niels and Patrick from Tap Hopper Tours are in to talk about Emulsion Gin and Tiny Cat Vodka from Fainting Goat. Tap Hopper Tours is the premier tour company in the Triad when it comes to local breweries and distilleries.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Summer Night Red Dream
2oz Tiny Cat Vodka
4 large strawberries
2oz Hibiscus Flowers
4oz Water

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 26: Birdsong Brewing

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Three Spirits Brewery, Skull Camp Brewing, Old Nick Spirits, CraftFreedom.org.

Meet the Maker: Chris Goulet is in the studio to talk about the delicious brews from Birdsong Brewing. We tried 4 distinctly different brews and had a fantastic time doing so. The origin of the name is also a funny story. Listen to find out where it comes from.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)The Magician
2oz beet vodka*
4oz strawberry ginger syrup**

*Beet Vodka
6oz Covington Sweet Potato Vodka
2oz Beet tips
Let set one week.

**Strawberry Ginger Syrup
5 Strawberries
1 Cup Simple Syrup
1½oz lemon juice
3 sage leaves
1oz candied ginger
Puree and strain

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 25: Mystery Brewing

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Full Steam Brewing, Westbend Winery and Brewery, Mystery Brewing, CraftFreedom.org

Meet the Maker: Eric Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing is in the studio and talks with us about their delicious brews and the fantastic packaging and can art provided by artists local to Hillsborough.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Summer Garden

2½oz Lovage-infused Tiny Cat Vodka*
3oz Basil Water**

*Lovage-infused Vodka
6oz Tiny Cat Vodka
6 Lovage leaves
Infuse for 1 week

**Basil Water
2 cups water
6 Basil leaves
2oz Honey
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Puree basil and water

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 24: Westbend Winery & Brewery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Burial Beer Company, Old Nick Williams Spirits, Homebrewers’ Clubhouse, CraftFreedom.org

Meet the Maker: It wasn’t that long ago that Westbend Winery & Brewery was closing up their winery and brewery. But, they’re now back with a vengeance and we have Ethan Brown, the wine master and head brewer of the new-and-improved company. We tasted two of their beers and a bottle of wine.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Widowmaker

2½oz Covington Vodka
4oz Cranberry Puree*
Rim glass with Cabernet Molasses**

*Cranberry Puree
1½ Cups Dried Cranberries
¼ Cup Black Peppercorns
1 tbsp Thyme
1 qt Water
Reduce for 30 minutes
Puree and Strain Mix

**Cabernet Molasses
2½ Cups Cabernet Red Wine
1 Cup Sugar
Reduce for 10-15 minutes