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Mad Art Cast Pairing Wine with Scientists

Welcome to a another fabulous episode of Mad Art Cast! This week we welcome back special guest and wine expert, Julia Burke! Last time Julia joined us she taught us a lot about wine while picking out the perfect varietals that would pair well with some famous artists. SO much …

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Mad Art Cast: Wine and Art Pairings with Julia Burke

We all know that that wine making is considered an art. We also know that pairing wine with food is a popular activity but have you ever thought about creating a mash-up of the two and pairing wine with artists? Well, we thought that would be the greatest idea ever …

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The (Literal) Magic of Biodynamic Wine – Mad Art Cast

On this week’s episode of the podcast, between wine-pouring sound effects and bouts of giggles, we talk to wine expert Julia Burke about biodynamic wine, which uses a lot of weird rules and magical thinking to make what is actually a pretty tasty beverage. Show notes: Julia and Ashley are …


Tasting Notes

This is a joint post by Skepchick writer Julia Burke and Mad Art Lab contributor Ashley Hamer. When Anne Sauer alerted us to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Lettie Teague asking whether music can influence the actual taste of wine, the prospect of enjoying our two …


A toast to sparkling wine!

New Year’s Eve is upon us, which means it’s time to break open the bubbly! Want to drop a little knowledge along with your toasts? Here’s a rundown on this most festive of beverages (including a video that changed my life forever): 1. Champagne is sparkling wine from a specific …

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Mad Quickies 2.18

Judith Ann Braun paints using fingertips and charcoal. Castles made from icicles. Images of nebulae, animated to show their 3D structure. Web-controlled puppet. A micrograph of layers of paint from a theater wall. Autodesk’s 123D Creature. SLR camera lens pendant lamp. Astronaut duvet and pillow case. Keyboard wine stoppers. Elements …