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The Boozy Biddies Podcast is a fun, irreverent exploration of all things boozy - wine and spirits focused - with an emphasis on drinking as you learn. Join your hosts, Kara and Calla, two long-time friends (and boozy biddies) for a discussion of all things wine and spirits. We'll be going over wine and spirits 101 and things like: -How is wine made? -What is the difference between different kinds of wine? -How do I make sense of French wine? -What is distillation? -How are different spirits ...
 
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Hello and Happy New Year! After a two week break we are back with season two of The Two Scaredy Cats Podcast. On our fist episode of the new year we are covering the Canadian cryptid the Ogopogo who lives in the Okanagan lake in British Columbia. Who is said to live in some caves underneath Rattlesnake Island which sits in the lake. Ogopogo is a la…
 
What better way to end the year than with a bubbles episode! The biddies enjoy two delicious bottles of champagne while discussing the difference between grower and negociant champagne, and how you can tell which you’re buying. Happy New Year! For the full show notes: boozybiddies.com/68By Boozy Biddies, Kara Ferreira, Calla Bischoff
 
Hello all our scaredy cats and kittens, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! On this episode of The Two Scaredy Cats Podcast we talk about a Christmas tradition and the origin stories of Elves. We first talk about the Mary Lwyd which is a wassailing folklore tradition from South Wales. It is usually done during Christmas and New Year's and involves …
 
The biddies continue their gin kick with Bloom gin and talented master distiller Joanne Moore. Always happy to see badass women at the helm of boozy products, the biddies talk about her approach to gin and her different lines, all delicious and unique. Calla drinks the Rose & Jasmine Bloom gin and Kara samples the Bloom London Dry style gin. For th…
 
Hello and welcome to The Two Scaredy Cats Podcast were we talk about all things strange and paranormal. On this weeks episode we dive into shapeshifters, including talking about two of the most popular ones werewolves and selkies. Kara tells us about her stay at a haunted castle in ohio and the spooky graveyard next to it they explored. Kara also t…
 
Pivoting back to the spirits world, the biddies dive into the gin craze. Briefly touched on in our first gin episode, the gin craze took England by storm in the 1600s. Tariffs on French wine and cognac, combined with relaxed regulation on distilleries, and grain spirit distillation in general, led to PINTS of gin being sold at a lower price than pi…
 
The biddies dive into the concept of terroir and why it helps to create interesting wines with a story with Mari Jones, President (of Fun!) at Emeritus Vineyards in California. Emeritus specializes in terroir-driven Pinot Noir in California. Tune in to learn why Pinot Noir is awesome, about some cool wines Emeritus produces, a bit about sustainable…
 
Hello Scaredy Cats and Kittens, Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving we are thankful for all of our dear followers and listeners and our family and friends for their love and support! On this episode of the Two Scaredy Cat Podcast we talk about missing time and how it could be a glitch in the matrix. There are lots of stories out there of people l…
 
The biddies take a detour back into barware as they discuss the practice of decanting. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you should decant your wine (spoiler alert: Kara’s been decanting unnecessarily for years), or if those crystal whiskey decanters are just for show, tune in.By Boozy Biddies, Kara Ferreira, Calla Bischoff
 
Hello and welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast! On todays episode we talk about the Jersey Devil and some of the crazy origin stories for him like a flying baby oh my! We also talk about Egregore and how they are created from people thinking them into existence from a negative experience. We also learn they are energy manifestations of negative …
 
After talking about some fun spirits that you might include in your home bar last week, the biddies decided to take a closer look at absinthe. It turns out that it probably won’t make you hallucinate, but it does have a pretty fun story and was a fan favorite during Paris’s Belle Epoque. For more information: boozybiddies.com/61…
 
The biddies realized that some of our listeners appreciate the harder things in life - spirits. They’ve decided to take a bit of a break from wine after being disappointed by numerous wine studs in order to talk about the history of the craft cocktail and how to elevate your home bartending scene. The biddies discuss the quintessential products - b…
 
Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast! On todays episode for halloween we talk about Chucky from the movie Childs Play and how Chucky is based on a the true story of a possessed doll called Robert the Doll. We also talk about the Exorcism of Emily Rose and how it is based off the true life story of a German girl named Anneliese Michel and how she…
 
After the full episode on wine fraud and forgery, the biddies watched the documentary “Sour Grapes” discussing Rudy Kurniawan and his operation behind pumping the elite wine collectors market with fraudulent Burgundian wine. Spoiler alert, in this minisode, they summarize the documentary and provide their personal opinions on the faults in the wine…
 
Hello all our scaredy cats and kittens this week is our second bonus episode for Scaretober! The Two Scaredy Cats Podcast went on a tour of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Ky. on Oct, 16 2021. This tour was very cool we were in total darkness for all of the tour except for the steps. We got to go into the more actively haunted parts of the …
 
Moving into the shadier side of the industry, the biddies discuss some of the biggest counterfeit and fraudulent wine sales in recent history starting with the Jefferson Bottle in 1985 to the Rudy Kurinawan situation in the early 2000s. While these cases are more recent, wine forgery has been around for centuries. For more information: boozybiddies…
 
Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast, were we talk about all things paranormal! On todays episode for Scaretober we are going to be talking about Men in Black, Lobotomies, the Athens Lunatic Asylum, and Multiple Personality rapist Billy Milligan. Listen to hear what these two scaredy cats have to tell us about these stories. From todays stories …
 
The biddies do some research on the first wine stud Pliny the Elder, who had been referenced in many past episodes, only to find out that he was not so studly. Listen in to learn about the man widely regarded as the first wine critic and some of his more bizarre opinions. For more information: boozybiddies.com/57…
 
Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast where we talk about all things paranormal! This is a bonus episode for Scaretober. Today we share with all our scaredy cats and kittens our first ever paranormal investigation! We went to the @madisonseminry (Madison Seminary) in Madison Ohio. This place is one of the most haunted places in Ohio and has been …
 
The biddies take on Tuscany in this final episode of the Italy Passport Tour. World-renowned for delicious Italian wines, this region was literally known as the ‘land of wine’ in Ancient times. Tuscany provided plenty to talk about from the Etruscans to the first wines granted DOC status so grab a glass of Chianti or anything you’d like from the re…
 
Hello all you scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to The Two Scaredy Cats Podcast were we talk about all things paranormal. This week is the start of Scaretober were we bring you a new episode every Friday all October long! In Today's episode Kara talks about the famous Skinwalker Ranch and all of the paranormal stuff that has been going on there. Ev…
 
The Veneto region is one of the largest, most important wine regions in Italy producing a lovely range of independent and indigenous wines alongside Italian classics and international varieties. Veneto is known for two immensely popular but very different styles of wine including the light, slightly sweet and bubbly Prosecco and the deep Amarone ma…
 
Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats podcast were we talk about all things paranormal! On todays episode we talk about our first investigation and our trip to Cleveland Ohio. Kara gives us the history of the Mothman in honor of the festival that ended up canceled that was supposed to be happening Sept. 18 and 19th. Stacie tells us about the Shaytan (Jin…
 
In last week’s episode we talked about how Barolo is a BIG DEAL in Piedmont, and this week we’re filling you in on a little thing called the Barolo Wars. The old guard wanted to keep a longer maceration period, the young guns wanted shorter maceration in new French oak barrels. It got ugly. We were not drinking a Barolo for this one, but you do you…
 
Hello all you scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats podcast were we talk about all things paranormal. In this episode we talk about doppelgängers and how if you see yours its could mean death or will bring bad luck. We also talk about bilocation which is similar to doppelgängers but they can actually act, talk and look like the …
 
Hello all you scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cat Podcast, in our latest episode Kara and I talk about our recent trip to Pittsburgh and the creepy victorian themed airbnb we stayed in. Kara tells us about a crazy government funded project called project Stargate the was started in the 70's as a way to spy on other counties and…
 
Hello all you scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast, in this episode Kara tells us all about Shadow people and we talk about a story from a book she read by David Weatherley. We ponder whether of not they are drawn to negative energy or if they are created from negative energy. Stacie talks about a famous cryptid the Lov…
 
Hello, all you Scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to the Two Scaredy Cats podcast, on today's episode Kara tells us about the 37th Parallel and how some of the most famous paranormal hotspots lye on or near this line. While Stacie brings us a story of a haunted location in Indiana called The Whispers Estate that still has activity going on today. We…
 
Even the biddies need a (cocktail) break but we are so excited to have our last episode of the summer be dedicated to the brand Uncle Nearest and the fascinating, empowering, and inspiring story behind the owner, the distillery, and the person who inspired the brand. The biddies highly recommend grabbing this whiskey and sitting down with us. Drink…
 
The biddies continue their Italian passport tour with the southern states of Calabria, Baslicata and Puglia. Join them for a whirlwind tour of history, grapes and wine from these regions, which include super crushable summer reds and whites grown in volcanic soil. Drink featured: Calla - Cantele Salice Salentino DOC Riserva, Kara - Salice Salentino…
 
Hello all you scaredy cats and kittens! Welcome to another episode of the Two Scaredy Cats Podcast! Join us today as we talk about some of the weird and creepy videos we found on tiktok. Kara talks about cases that involve children with black eyes and the mysteries that surround their appearance. Moral of the story is don't open the door to kids wi…
 
In today’s minisode, the Boozy Biddies dive into the semi-mythical world of chartreuse, an herbal liqueur produced by monks in France for centuries. It’s one of the most interesting origin stories the biddies have come across (it involves an alchemist). Grab a glass of this green beverage (or mix yourself a cocktail with it) and tune in! Drink feat…
 
Stacie and Kara talk about the origin story for the Sallie House and all the unexplained things that have happened there. They also talk about Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the civil war and the hauntings that take place at the house. They also talk about the weird and strange things that Stacie experienced on a nighttime ghost tour of…
 
The biddies launch into their Italy passport tour with Sicily - because for no rhyme or reason, they decided to work their way up the boot and start with the volcanic island. Join them for a meandering tour of Sicily’s grapes and wines - and some super crushable summer white wine recommendations. They also introduce the new Boozy Biddies catch phra…
 
Stacie and Kara talk about a couple of spooky stories from the Missing 411 books by David Paulides who documents people who have gone missing in national parks, they also talk about the strange and mysterious happenings in the abandoned village of Dudleytown, and chat about why we should not take things from sacred or haunted places. Support the sh…
 
The biddies release their second minisode all about Veuve Clicquot and one of the most badass women (if not THE most badass woman) in wine making history, the widow herself. Due to Calla biddy losing her voice, we will get back to alternating full length episodes and minisodes as soon as she can speak again - but for now, tune in as the biddies enj…
 
The biddies launch (a little belatedly) their first minisode (portmanteau of miniature and episode -it's a thing!) with Dom Perignon. Spoiler alert: the guy didn't even like champagne. Tune in for all the details and let the biddies know what you think about our new 15 minute single-bottle focused episodes that will be released between our usual fe…
 
The biddies are bitter. Well, that’s only a little true. Mostly we meant that we love bitter things and this episode is about all things booze that tends towards the bitter side of things. From vermouth, or aromatized wines, to amari and the item literally called what it tastes like, bitters, the biddies talk about how many of these delicious conco…
 
The biddies are giving you two spirits studs for the price of one by introducing bartenders Chris Dunsmoor (@rhymeswithchris) and Loran Bush (@hattricks17) on this episode. There are, essentially, six cocktails defined by their structure that almost every drink has evolved from. Chris and Loran break down cocktail evolution and even teach the biddi…
 
Scotch is from Scotland. Don’t worry the biddies talk about more than just that in this week’s Scotch episode. Known for their peat usage, Scotch has a long history and has influenced many other spirits around the world. Scotch can also showcase a terroir unlike other spirits the biddies have discussed. Put on your tartan and learn more about this …
 
The biddies dive into the agave-based spirits of tequila and mezcal. This one’s a mess, but that’s to be expected. In between tequila-inspired stories, learn how these Mexican spirits are made - from growing and harvesting agave, the current agave shortage, and the distillation process that creates tequila and mezcal. DRINKING Calla: Paloma made wi…
 
Be careful, the biddies cannot get enough of gin so they are extra excited about this episode. When it comes to gin, it is defined by juniper berry as the main flavor but as far as other botanicals go, the sky’s the limit. Learn more about this aromatic and flavor filled spirit on the next installment of the distillation series. Drinks Featured:Kar…
 
The Boozy Biddies welcome their first spirits stud, Jesse Torres, a Denver based bartender who just so happens to be a wealth of knowledge on cane spirits. R(h)um has always been a passion of Jesse’s and while it can be a very complicated and seemingly lawless spirit, Jesse helps navigate specific regions, styles, and distillation techniques. Drink…
 
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from two boozy biddies! For once, they time up the holiday and the correct drink associated with it. In this episode, the biddies talk about Irish Whiskey and how it differs from American Whiskey. Ireland is considered the birthplace of whiskey and the Irish have a long history of perfecting this spirit through both pot an…
 
Does whiskey make you frisky? Are you willing to be a little risky with your whiskey choice? The biddies break down the different categories of American whiskey and talk more about the mashing process that occurs prior to distillation. While whiskey did not originate in the United States, distillers have perfected the spirit and made whiskey just a…
 
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