Filling your life with hope and your glass with wine
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Listen to 2:2 Wines & Wonders
Join Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier, as she talks again with Dannielle Bryan, a shaman, www.shamanictwist.com, this time about how sound and music can alter our state of being. Dannielle shares some of her best resources for finding sounds to heal and uplift us, like www.TomKenyon.com and www.TobyChristensen.com and even simply searching YouTube for "432 hertz." Then Kirsten highlights musicians who own or are involved in wineries. Finally, Kirsten pairs the discussion of sounds to a series of wines called, Uncaged, courtesy of Zac Brown, lead of the www.ZacBrownBand.com Join these ladies as they talk sound, music and wine, some of the most healing topics on earth. Listen here...
Listen here to 2:1 Wines & Wonders
Are you wondering how you can minimize your fears around the Coronavirus outbreak? What are some simple ways to gain some perspective as the world focuses on the situation? When you see things on TV or read things online or in the papers, how do you take in the information and yet not worry 24/7 about the whole thing?
Kirsten Fox interviews Dannielle Bryan, of www.shaminictwist.com, who presents a few ways to help yourself be calmer and more present as we are faced each day with increasing numbers of coronavirus victims. If you remember the saying from elementary school about fire, “Stop, drop and roll,” you’re already on your way to discovering new tools for yourself.
After Dannielle gives you great information to help you be as peaceful as possible when bad news is swirling around you, Kirsten shares about an epidemic in the mid-1800’s that almost wiped out the world’s vineyards. She explains how they were saved and highlights an area of the world that the epidemic never reached: Chile. You will hear about an awesome wine from Chile, Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon, that she pairs to the Coronavirus. And listen for how a $20 bottle can drink like an $80 Napa Cab!
Listen here to 1:6 Wines & Wonders
(Taped before the Covid19 virus hit Utah.)
Join Kirsten as she launches a new business. She doesn't see the volume of orders that she projected, even after being written up in Forbes magazine. When asked about how the new project is going, her story is the truth, but it is heavy.
Once she realizes that she is personally affecting how the company is perceived by way of her words, she changes how she speaks to people about it, moving into a more uplifting interpretation. Things start changing for the better.
She then pairs the change to a Spanish Tempranillo. Tempranillo is a grape that can thrive in hot regions, and all of the world's vineyards are facing climate change. Discover how smart wineries are adapting and learn more about a grape we'll be seeing more often.
Listen here to 1:5 Wines & Wonders
Kirsten's mom, Sandy, who has early onset dementia, heads to Utah to live at Kirsten's house. As Sandy begins her decline to death, Kirsten's sisters come to say their farewells. A kind neighbor offers to play the harp while the family sits near.
While sitting in the room listening to the music, it appears that Kirsten's bed-bound mom is at a cocktail party with angels, laughing and appearing to shake hands with people above her bed. Sandy can no longer speak full words, but her inflections and intonations sound like she's happy. Suddenly Sandy, turns to look at one of Kirsten's sisters, and she asks an important question, in perfect English.
Kirsten pairs this story with a fabulous Prosecco from Italy. Tune in to hear why this white, bubbly wine is the perfect one for the miraculous question.
Listen here to 1:4 Wines & Wonders
Kirsten starts a new company and is immediately in a competition with another wine education company for a large client. She has put lots of money into the new company and needs this client.
She doesn't get the client and has to find a job to earn money for her family. Lots has to change, including her doctor when she gets a job that offers new health insurance. She shares how the failure to win the client saves her life.
Her pairing with this is a Champagne from one of the most famous Champagne houses in France. And she clarifies that she hasn't chosen Champagne for the bubbles to celebrate her life being saved... it is a choice based on some French monks failures to compete with their brethren in a different French region.
Listen here to 1:3 Wines & Wonders
At a time when she felt extremely alone, Kirsten's friend, Dannielle, is turning 40. Kirsten offers to help with the party and is asked to bring red, purple and gold flowers for centerpieces. On a budget, she heads to the grocery store to see what she can find.
There are only red carnations, no other colors to match the theme. Discover what happens as Kirsten is shown support from the universe. She is shown that she is being held, that she is not alone.
She pairs a Southern Rhône red blend to this story. This red blend is one of the most food friendly wines you can pair with almost anything on your table. What do the flowers and the wine have in common?
Listen here to 1:2 Wines & Wonders
During the first couple weeks of her divorce, Kirsten tries to understand more about manifesting what she needs, specifically more money to pay her bills alone now. She listens to John Assaraf, Abraham Hicks, and reads Dave Ramsey books.
She discovers a saying that she begins reciting to herself regularly. Money starts coming to her, money that was always there, but she couldn't see.
Her pairing for the story this week is with an Oregon Rosé of Pinot Noir. Discover the phrase that brought money into Kirsten's life along with why Rosé is a perfect pairing for her financial upturn.
Listen here to 1:1 Wines & Wonders
Do you feel like sometimes the world is moving so quickly that you'll never have enough time to make an impact?
Our first show is about Kirsten attending an "inner-work, woo-woo" kind of seminar. As she does a guided meditation at the end of the event, she receives a surprising, hopeful message about time.
She'll pair the unexpected whisper, the uplifting message, with a wine that needs to age. How do you know when a wine will age well? How long do some wines improve as they age in the bottle?
Listen in to discover the message we can all take hope from along with a fabulous wine that will stand the test of time in your cellar.
Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier, author, entrepreneur and mother, shares and interviews interesting people and then pairs each topic to a wine. Join her to laugh, cry and enjoy all that being human and looking for help from above encompasses.