This week on episode 205 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing Podcast Reviews, Our Newest Patreon, and We’re ALL FIRED UP, ‘cause Stu Smith from Smith-Madrone Winery is in the house! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends, and welcome to happy hour 205 of the ONLY TWO-TIME Award Winning Topical Beer and Wine Education Podcast Focusing on FUN!
  • If you like what you are hearing in this episode, consider helping us out by becoming a patron of the show. Visit to get in on the action.

Panel Intros And What We’re Drinking With Stu Smith

  • Tonight we’re joined by our usual panel members, we have our wine blogger, Jeff Solomon, our commercial brewer, John Ruyak, and finally, I’m your host, Jeff Eckles.
  • In May of 1971, at 22 years young, our guest tonight, along with his brother Charles founded the Smith-Madrone winery high up in the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley. Named after the brothers Smith, and the Madrone trees that inhabit the property, Smith Madrone is currently producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cook’s Flat Reserve, and Riesling. He has served on Napa County’s Watershed Task Force and the Napa County General Plan Steering Committee, and so much more that all revolves around being outdoors in nature, he is Stu Smith!
    • John is drinking – Stone Woot Stout
    • Stu is drinking – 2016 Smith-Madrone Chardonnay
    • Solomon is drinking – Smith-Madrone 2015 Riesling, 2015 Chardonnay, and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Eckles is drinking – 2015 Smith-Madrone Chardonnay

Grape, Hop, or Pop Culture Reference

  • Mammolo

New Patreon

  • Say hello to our new $5 patron, Kristen L! Kristen is a member of the Tavern, interacts with us on social media, and has now become a member of our elite class of supporters as a patron. Thank you Kristen. I will be in touch to coordinate all your benefits including Jeff Solomon’s award winning guacamole recipe, John’s coconut porter homebrew recipe, your custom link to the podcast where you can get the after party episodes, and we’ll look forward to hearing your voice telling us what to drink each and every month.

Apple Podcast Review

  • Covers All The Bases – 5 stars, by Side Hustle Wino 4 Life 12345 – Entertaining conversation amongst friends – after a few episodes you feel like they are your friends too!

Fantasy Football Minute

Last call

That’s right it’s time to break out your phones and get that last minute hook up with us.

Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern.

Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review

And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help us from having to shut down.

Stu, one last time, where are the best places for our listeners to find out more about Smith Madrone wines? Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at Or, if you’re on your phone right now, just swipe right.

It’s that time, so now I’ll say, OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • Ruyak
  • Solomon
  • Stu
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.

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