Wine Me, Beer Dude. Or Is That The Other Way Around? (Wine for Beer Lovers on Good Day Philadelphia)

image: Fox 29

Last week, I had the good fortune to head back to the Fox 29 studios in downtown Philly and appear on Good Day Philadelphia. This time, the topic was Wine for Beer Lovers; which is the kind of pinch-me-is-this-really-what-I-do-for-a-living? moment that gets a self-professed beer- and wine-loving geek like myself up in the (early) AM with a smile plastered onto my face.

Unlike my previous appearance, there were no hiccups with getting the representative wines through the eight-billion (a rough estimate) levels of Pennsylvania legal red tape. The representative beers were my choice, and I live close enough to the esteemed Victory Brewing Co. to have made that choice a no-brainer (and avoid the PA legal red tape stickiness entirely). Like my previous appearance, the Fox29 staff were fantastically, delightfully amicable.

Anyway, here are the wines from the lineup (provided by Deutsch Family):

And the beers:

As for how the whole thing meshed together, take a gander at the video recap:

Wine for Beer Lovers – Good Day Philadelphia

Oh… and yes, Lorelai got to tag along again as well. Her highlight? Meeting cheesesteak legend Geno in the green room (and getting a genuine Philly steak as a to-go gift), who was appearing to promote the company’s 50th year of putting nearly all other global attempts at cheesesteak making to shame:

Wine Me, Beer Dude. Or Is That The Other Way Around? (Wine for Beer Lovers on Good Day Philadelphia)

Lorelai, Geno, and the fine art of the selfie

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Good (Red Wine) Day, Sunshine (Talking #RedWineDay 2016 On Good Day Philadelphia)

I will probably never fully comprehend the logic behind scheduling #SangriaDay in December, while #RedWineDay is in August. But August 28th is Red Wine Day, and I was asked to provide a few red vino picks on that day for a live segment on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia.

Yes, Lorelai (and owl puppet) got to join in the fun

For those of you who don’t spend much time behind a camera, these TV spots are usually frenetic, fun, fast-on-your-feet affairs. I have, of course, a huge advantage in these scenarios: I’m talking about a product that pretty much no one hates, and almost everyone is more than a little anxious and happy to learn more about and discuss.

As I like to say not infrequently about the wine world’s penchant for attracting happiness: we’re not exactly selling coffins here.

Personally, I think that  was most excited to bring my daughter Lorelai, who at first (presumably from never having known her father not to do things like play music on stage or appear in videos) seemed completely nonplussed over the entire thing. Our initial conversation went something like this:

Me: “Hey, toots, I’m going to be on TV; do you want to come to the TV studio with me?”

Lorelai, not looking up from playing a game on her iPad: “Not really.”

Me: “We get to ride in a limo.”

Lorelai: “What?!?? Yeah. I wanna go!!”

Anyway…

…Below is a video recap of the brief segment. Long story made short, the wines that were supposed to be featured had trouble arriving on time (because, well, Pennsylvania), so at about 4:45AM the day of I found myself pulling some PA-available wines from the basement sample pool:

Good Day Philadelphia Aug. 28, 2016 – #RedWineDay

Oh… for the record, Lorelai reported that the limo ride exceeded her expectations.

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