Thought and a Chaser

Thought and a Chaser

Adult Juice Box
Jul 04, 2020 1 hr 4 min

10: "Japanese manga is changing the wine world" & "Natural wine's Japanese roots"

This week, Philip talks about Kami No Shizuku, the infamous Drops of God manga, and its incredible effects on the world of wine. & Liam talks about the Japanese farming revolution at the heart of the Natural Wine movement. --- Thought & A Chaser is project of Adult Juice Box, and we are entirely supported by our Patreon subscribers. Find out more at
Jun 18, 2020 53 min

9: "India is the birthplace of the modern cocktail" & "Why Chinese delivery beats the apps"

This week, Philip dives into the history of British imperialism, Indian occupation, the ice trade, and the first modern cocktail. & Liam takes us into the economics of Chinese delivery, and why your local Chinese restaurant can kick the pants off the delivery megacorps. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. For the month of June all new subscription proceeds will be donate to the Anti-Police Terror Project. Visit to find out more.
Jun 05, 2020 57 min

8: "Hermitage was one of the first Wine Brands" & "Bacchus Awakens"

This week, Philip talks about the history of Hermitage, one of the first genericized brands in wine. A story that begins in the Crusades ends up all the way in Australia and South Africa. & Liam is inspired by the public art in San Francisco to talk about Bacchus and wine gods around the world. Awaken Bacchus! --- We are a project of Adult Juice Box, and are supported by our Patreon patrons.
May 22, 2020 48 min

7: "Gallo is The Family of American Wine" & "The History of Baseball and Beer"

In this episode, Philip gives a history of the Gallo family, one of the oldest and most powerful families in American wine, including tales of the corporate wine juggernaut bearing the family name. Along the way we talk about Coca-Cola, Apple, PayPal, Cesar Chavez, and the Modesto Nuts. & Liam brings us the history of Major League Baseball and beer, from the founding of the teetotaling early days up through the repeal of prohibition. We meet Saloon owners who bought baseball teams, and US Presidents chanted out of stadiums. ------------ Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. We are entirely supported by our Patreon patrons, who get early access to the podcast and a host of other goodies. If you enjoy the show, become a subscriber! If that doesn't work for you, think about leaving us a review on iTunes. Drink what you like!
May 08, 2020 37 min

6: "Sherry grows under the flor" & "2 buck chuck"

We're back with more stories of making, drinking, and talking about wine. This week: Sherry, and the strange bacterial goo that make it. Plus: where does 2 buck chuck come from, anyway?
Apr 24, 2020 56 min

5: "The Oral History of Anchor Brewing" & "Esters Make Tropical Fruit"

One of the most beloved breweries in San Francisco has a history that serves as a lens on the history of the city itself. Liam takes us from Potrero Hill to North Beach, from sour beer to death by cable car, as we trace the history of Anchor Brewing. & Fermented beverages make strange bedfellows of bacteria, and the result is often esters. Esters are the reason your wine (or rum!) smells like tropical fruit. Philip explains where esters come from.
Apr 08, 2020 37 min

4: "Duties & Tariffs" and "Coffee belt, meet wine belt"

We're back to distract you from the world with talk of duties, tariffs, and global warming! That last one might not be the most pleasant distraction... We're joined this week by Monk Funkster, International Engineer Mystery. He's pulling back the curtain on how taxes are collected on international shipping, and how that relates to the booze you're drinking! Also: Philip and Liam talk about the wine belt, the coffee belt, and why they're merging! (Spoiler: It's not good)
Mar 13, 2020 49 min

3: "Cans are the future of table wine" & "Herbal Liqueurs"

We're back this week with a dive into the modern miracle that is the aluminum can, and why it should be the future of table wine. We chase down that gulp with a slug of Herbal Liqueur history, including a glance at the strange life of Chartreuse. --- Thought and a Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box, and produced out of the Mule Gallery in North Beach. Thanks to Mule Studio for use of the space and to Liam Campbell for the use of our theme song Pump Over.
Feb 28, 2020 45 min

2: "Bottles change booze" & "Whither vinyl"

Did you know that the bottle your liquor comes in can change how you enjoy it? Did you also know that vinyl records are experiencing a historical tragedy right now? This week's Thought and a Chaser: "Bottles change booze" and "Whither vinyl"
Feb 14, 2020 24 min

T&aC 1: "ABV helps you get less drunk" & "pallets"

In our inaugural episode, Philip walks through where Alcohol By Volume (ABV) comes from, how it's calculated, and why that matters to you as a drinker. AND! Liam talks about that champion of the logistical world, the pallet. ---- Thought and a Chaser is brought to you by Adult Juice Box. You can find out more and support the show at
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