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 8: The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

In the News: Tap Hopper Tours, Southern Grace Distilleries, Great Wagon Road Distillery, Oskar Blues

Meet the Maker: Rim Vilgalys is in the studio with Tim and Jordan and tells about the history of the Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company, why they started it and how they do their work. Brothers Vilgalys does some fantastic liqueurs including the now-famous Krupnikas. We get to try several different ones.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)That Apple Bottom Martini
1¾ oz. Brothers Vilgalys Krupnika
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
2 oz. Apple Butter
1 oz. Honey Syrup (1 part water, 1 part honey, pinch of paprika, pinch of Salish (smoked salt))

Shake and strain into a martini glass. Enjoy!

Slàinte mhath!

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 7: Jones Von Drehle Vineyards and Winery

In the News: Westbend Winery & Brewery, Highland Brewing, Southern Grace Distilleries, Pisgah Brewing

Meet the Maker: Diana Jones of Jones Von Drehle Vineyards and Distillery is on to talk about the history of the winery, why she, her husband and other family members got into the business, where they see the business going and yes, we got to try four different wines. How can you beat that!?

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)Blood Orange Paradise
1½ oz. Muddy River Carolina Run
1 oz. 78°C Spirits Blood Orangecello
1 oz. Master of Mixes Passionfruit
1 oz.  Cranberry Juice
Splash of lime juice
Top with a splash of sparking blood orange (found at many grocery stores)

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 3: Broad Branch Distillery

In the News: Unknown Brewery, Duck Rabbit Brewery, Grassy Creek Vineyards, West Bend Winery & Brewery, Southern Grace Distilleries, Oskar Blues

Meet the Maker: Joe Tappe and John Fragakis of Broad Branch Distillery are in the Test Pattern Studios to talk about the distillery’s history, it’s future and why they got into distilling. We taste several of Broad Branch’s yummy spirits and experiment with dilution. Lots of fun to be had and great libations.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)Smashing Sour
1.5 oz Broad Branch Distillery’s Smashing Violet
1.25 oz homemade sour mix (simple syrup & lemon)Top with Winston-Salem made Legendary Sunshine.