It’s time to leave self-doubt in the past, my friends! Let me give you a warm welcome back to the Wine with Kat Podcast. This episode is about Crazy Mary and rising above our fears to live the life of service and purpose. Cheers!
My loves, this is a tasty episode! Today we are discussing the Science of Sensory and why it is so important to have a mindful approach when it comes to wine tasting. I truly believe that everyone can be their own expert wine taster! ‘How to Taste like a Somm’ is budding into a 2-hour class that will be taught for the first time in April and I share an overview of how the class will be structured. No wine today, just coffee for this bleeding heart because this budding entrepreneur is working hard and shedding stale, limiting beliefs to in turn become better at the job but also better at life. Wine and wellness can truly go hand in hand.
Lingua Franca is the universal language that connects us all. It is from the Jory soils of Eola-Amity and the 66-acre Larry Stone vineyards in the gorgeous Willamette Valley. This Estate Chardonnay 2018 has Asian pear, night blooming jasmine, tangerine skins and oyster shells that bring brilliance, finesse and decadence to the table. Larry Stone is one hell of a guy, and he and his Burgundian team has created the most dynamic wines in Oregon. Today’s zen is maybe not so zen because we have to honor the humility of owning our triggers and reactions. In this episode we feel the anguish that is human suffering. Their problem is our problem. We feel and breathe together because it’s an extraordinary time to be alive. If we have the luxury of wine then we have the necessary path to keep showing up in love, joy and our best selves. One moment at a time.
Today’s episode is possibly a tad lighter than the rest! Fun, everyday French Malbec and the family business reminds us to live free from fear by living our true nature and knowing that we are infinite. Chateau les Croisille Silice 2019 is a rustic, coffee driven, tart cherry kind of wine with cloves and great acidity to boot. From Iron rich and sandy clay the wine was brought up in 6 months tank and 6 months in oak barrel. Kat discusses the ways we live free from fear- it starts with accepting and loving this messy life!! Cheers to you and the beautiful being you are. Cheers!
My friends, this is a juicy episode with the insanely delicious 1985 Kopke Colheita Port. This is a birth year wine and with a birth year comes some great healings and teachings. Being on a wellness journey also means that we have to look into the shadows and follow the triggers down the rabbit hole. In this episode, Kat shares her truths about deeply rooted feelings of worthlessness that was passed down from generations before her in Mexico City and the great need we have to understand our own story. Most importantly, bringing love and empathy to the equation is the recipe to forgive those that before us and heal ourselves now. Cheers, my loves.
This week’s episode is all about how to live and thrive in a continual state of burnout. Kat explores 5 ways to heal and be well, even when we are tired and overworked. She celebrates the collective exhaustion with the beautiful Anne-Sophie Dubois Les Cocottes, the cru Beaujolais that ignites high flying fruit and a solid structure to ground us. It is a blessing to chew on the ways we can get better, and we toast to great wine. cheers!
Accepting ourselves for all our parts is a process of unlearing, setting boundaries and taking time to take care and take up space. In this episode, it’s Kat’s birthday weekend so she reflects on the miracles that have come her way and exciting new projects that have come through. She also examines the ‘why’ behind her striving and realizes that when we come from a place of insecurity, things don’t run smooth. Taking up space means leveraging the wisdom and power that is all around us, including this stunning Wafflart Antoniolli Blanc de Noirs Champagne! It’s the perfect birthday wine, so I invite you to open something fantastic this weekend. Let’s cheers and honor the beautiful life we get to live.
Want to attract more miracles in your life? Well this is the episode for you! Gaining so much inspiration from Matthiason Napa Valley Cabernet 2018, where hippies and Napa collide. Old school and old world style, this refined and elegant cabernet is like a sunny, 75 degree day. It’s eucalyptus with an ocean breeze. It’s young but has so much to offer now. Also offered in this episode is 5 tangible steps to bring miracles into your life every.single.day. Happy manifesting my winos!
My friends, the Tool journey began 21 years ago in San Diego on Halloween night. It continues today with the sweet and heavy sounds of Maynard James Keenan. But now it isn’t just for the ears, it’s for the mouth! Caduceus Primer Paso 2017 is Arizona fruit that brings elevation, stony cobbles, and Italian blends to our table. Maynard expresses his creativity with many arms of his entrepreneurship and we revel in the journey. My own journey of serendipities is a trip and worth sharing, too! Cheers to Tool and Caduceus Cellars.
We are one week into the new year and guess what, and it’s still true that healing and human-ing is not a linear path. In this episode Kat shares her journey through a depressing start to the year and how she managed to turn her gray into finding more ways to express joy, love and creativity. Through her curations she realized that the mundane moments of life carry the most punch. The epiphany that there is not epiphany or perfect life to come. In this moment is where the magic lies! And what other magical wine than Mayacamas Chardonnay! We love this Mount Veeder Chardonnay from high elevation Napa. Welcome high-volume intensity with bright tropical, orchard and white blossoms. Cheers to gorgeous and expressive Chardonnay from the legendary wineries in Napa. Cheers!