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Totally by accident

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Rogue Bottle Episode 15: Totally by accident


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What is Pineau des Charentes? The first description I read was something like: a mixture of Cognac and grape juice. And I really didn’t take it seriously. But then I tried various expressions, and even sampled it in some cocktails, and…I take it pretty seriously now.

According to legend, Pineau was created totally by accident due to a barrel mix-up. So I asked a few friends if they had any stories about Cognac and/or happy accidents, and Carrie Barrett came to the rescue with the perfect tale.

Featured Pineau des Charentes

Here are the wines we drank in this episode.


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This episode was edited by Matthew Johns. Our music is by Jenica Anderson.

Chad Eschman