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White Wine

Apr 19, 2020
White Wine
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Jeff Lockwood is joined by The Grog Shop's Skip Clary for a chat about white wine that's aimed at going beyond the Big Three - Napa chardonnay, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio.  From what to drink with Halibut Olympia to what the height of Spanish farmers means for Albariño cultivation, it's an overview of what can happen to grape juice if you strain the skins out immediately.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 04/19/2020.

Juniper - Episode 21

Jul 28, 2019
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Check the Pantry goes evergreen this week.  The Grog Shop's Patrick Driscoll leads a collection of gin lovers and haters featuring Grady Avant, Mel Strydom, and Pat Ahern through several different gins and gin cocktails, and host Jeff Lockwood makes a juniper-enhanced sauce soubise and a salmon and juniper sausage. 

Gin provided by the Grog Shop.  Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.

Sheep
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On this week's Check the Pantry, host Jeff Lockwood creates a three-course springtime meal from a single lamb chop, and the Grog Shop's Patrick Driscoll talks about choosing a wine pairing to go along with the dinner. 

Produced at the studios of KBBI AM 890 in Homer Alaska.  Additional recording at the Grog Shop and at Station Twelve.  First aired 04/25/19.

chocolate making
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Join Jeff Lockwood and Evangelina Briggs from Homer Truffle Company  on Valentine's Day for a discussion of chocolate.  Mousse to mole, talk about tempering, flavors and ganache, and how cocoa butter is like a yoga class.  Patrick Driscoll from the Grog Shop talks about beverage pairings with chocolate desserts. 

Recorded at Homer Truffle Company's factory and in the studio of KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska on 02/14/19.