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Wine Scream

Wine Scream® Podcast pulls the heavy pretentious curtain back on the world of Wine, Food, Events and Hospitality exposing the myths and breaking down the misconceptions behind topics such as Wine and Food Pairing and Wine Trends while storytelling through wine experiences.

Join the fun loving misfits of wine - Lamar Engel, Advanced Certified Sommelier with The Wine Militia and Sonja Rei Strand, Marketing Director for The Wine Militia & Event Designer for Event Brigade as they open up a very down-to-earth dialogue on what makes wine NOT BORING!

Aug 2, 2021

Sonja & Lamar keep it hot and spicy. Four Food & Wine Experiments (DORK ALERT) for those that want to navigate featuring high alcohol red wine, sparkling wine, fruity wine, and sweet wine. Sonja becomes the taste bud test subject while Lamar shares some scary hidden details about one of his high school biology...

Jul 27, 2020

Sonja & Lamar take a (safe & responsible) day trip to Los Olivos in Santa Barbara Wine Country and divulge about their experience at Story of Soil wines, Holus-Bolus tasting room, & Carhartt Vineyards. The duo gush over Grüner Veltliner. Lamar convinces us all that breakfast wines exist while Sonja challenges Lamar on...

Apr 2, 2020

Sonja and Lamar talk about something that they have been incubating while drinking pinot noir. The two talk about a wine region just to the North of Los Angeles and why it is more unique than any other wine region in California. COVID-19 PSA and a light and the end of the tunnel? Amplifying the wine voice of...

Nov 7, 2019

Sonja tells a creepy story. Can you taste the heat? Lamar presents a blind tasting challenge of red wines with various alcohol levels. The duo talk bubbles in alcoholic beverages. Lamar deductively tastes a Pumpkin Latte for the first time and explains the physiology of taste buds <Geek Alert>! Lamar talks about his...

Aug 27, 2019

Lamar & Sonja talk about spying on neighbors and share their 'code names'. Lamar accepts wine challenge - shopping for 3 quality red wines under $20 and taste them. Sonja & Lamar taste 2 bonus wines recommended by local wine shop.