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Two Guys Talking Wine

Two Guys Talking Wine

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We're both wine writers living in Ontario Canada. We are past-presidents of the Wine Writer Circle of Canada. We travel. We drink wine. And we know things. We're going to share that knowledge with you. Opinionated and Wine fueled content is what you will find here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Sisters In Sobriety

Sonia Kahlon and Kathleen Killen

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You know that sinking feeling when you wake up with a hangover and think: “I’m never doing this again”? We’ve all been there. But what happens when you follow through? Sonia Kahlon and Kathleen Killen can tell you, because they did it! They went from sisters-in-law, to Sisters in Sobriety. In this podcast, Sonia and Kathleen invite you into their world, as they navigate the ups and downs of sobriety, explore stories of personal growth and share their journey of wellness and recovery. Get rea ...
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This week on Sisters in Sobriety, we explore the transformative power of art therapy in addiction recovery. Joining us is Sarah Smith who will guide us through the fascinating intersections of creativity and healing. Sarah is a passionate artist and non-traditional art therapist, owning Soul-Full Art Therapy where she helps individuals explore the …
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Welcome to part 3 of 3 of Two Guys Talking Tequila mini series. Gone are the days of a shot glass - a dash of salt & wedge of lime We learned that really good tequila is not a drink for shots – it's a spirit to be savoured on the rocks, or in a margarita bringing both simple and sophisticated flavours. As we heard last episode, Tequila is woven int…
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Welcome to part two of our three part mini-series. This is Two Guys Talking Tequila ... in Mexico. We sit down with the founder of Los Arango Tequila, to discuss how his life has led to this point and why he came back to Mexico. Why would you abandon a successful career in Spain to come back to Mexico? Want to know more? This is our discussion on t…
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This week we're doing things a little different; we're not Two Guys Talking Wine - we're Two Guys Talking Tequila ... in Mexico. We got the opportunity to travel together and visit with the company that creates Los Arangos Reposado Tequila. We learned so much that we created this as a three-part mini docu-series: in this episode, we find out about …
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen explore the powerful role of art in healing, wellness, and recovery from alcohol use disorder. Joined by Sarah Smith, the compassionate owner of Soulful Art Therapy, the discussion delves into how art therapy can transform lives, providing a unique and effective outlet for emotional expre…
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen continue their insightful discussion on mindfulness and its vital role in the recovery process. Today, they delve deeper into practical mindfulness techniques and guide listeners through a mindful meditation practice designed to foster grounding and mindful decision-making. Expect a compr…
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In this episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Sonia tackles the timely topic of staying sober while on vacation. She dives deep into how to keep your recovery journey strong, even when you are sipping mocktails poolside. Whether you're facing social gatherings, airport temptations, or hotel happy hours, Sonia will help you pack your bags with tools and c…
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Why don't we see more Ontario wine on wine lists in Toronto? We put that question to the Sommelier at the Fairmont Royal York - Steven Karataglidis. Steven has made it his mission to add a diverse range of Ontario wines on the lists at this prestigious hotel. You can follow Steven on social media at - @stevenkarataglidis Make sure you help the two …
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen explore the transformative power of mindfulness in the recovery journey. They will delve into how mindfulness can help manage stress, recognize triggers, and cultivate a sense of peace and stability, all of which are crucial for long-term sobriety. Join the discussion as Sonia and Kathlee…
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In this episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Sonia and Kathleen explore the multifaceted world of recovery support, diving deep into the roles of one-on-one coaching, sober companions, and group support systems. They are joined by Alida Flannery. Alida is the Founder of Epiphany Recovery Inc., an organization that provides Recovery Coaching, Companionin…
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Michael and André taste through a lineup of wines from the Naramate Bench in British Columbia. You can learn more about the region by visiting - https://naramatabench.com/ Make sure you help the two guys reach episode 700 - You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy fo…
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In today's episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Sonia and Kathleen are excited to welcome Alida Flannery, a passionate advocate for sobriety and the founder of Epiphany Recovery. Alida brings her unique experience as both a sober companion and recovery coach to the conversation, sharing her inspiring journey from addiction to aiding others on their path…
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Today, we're addressing a common concern among our listeners—navigating the temptations of summer while maintaining sobriety. This episode is dedicated to answering questions from you, our listeners, about dealing with the triggers that come with warm weather and social gatherings. Understanding and Managing Triggers Our listener SP from Houston sh…
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In today's episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen take a deep dive into the world of self-soothing and its crucial role in maintaining sobriety. Self-soothing isn't just about keeping calm; it's a vital skill for balancing emotions and preventing relapse, which can be a tricky path to navigate. Join them as they unpack strategies and …
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Well - Michael and André have made it - Episode 350 - They rarely take the time to mark major milestones - but this felt like it was an exception. This is the article referenced by André - https://www.cgmagonline.com/articles/features/how-to-drink-wine-like-a-supervillain/ Make sure you help the two guys reach episode 700 - You can support Two Guys…
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On today's episode, Sonia and Kathleen delve into the vital topic of protecting your peace. As life throws its many challenges at us, finding and maintaining inner tranquility is more crucial than ever, especially when it comes to sustaining sobriety and mental health. Join them as they explore strategies to safeguard your emotional and mental bala…
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In today’s episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Kathleen and Sonia delve into the critical connection between anger management and recovery. They are joined by Gill Tietz, an educator, who sheds light on how anger can act as a major hurdle on the path to recovery, its origins, and the practical steps to navigate it. This discussion promises to enlighten…
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One of André's favourite stories in the wine world is the history behind the fabled Grange from Penfolds. So when the guys had an opportunity to interview the winemaker from Penfold's they jumped at the chance. Andrew Baldwin is part of the senior winemaking team - and he joins the guys to discuss what's going on in Australia ... and as it turns ou…
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen get into the intricacies of sobriety with the insightful Gillian Tietz from the Sober Powered Podcast. This conversation sheds light on the nuanced relationship between biochemistry, personal experiences, and alcohol use disorder, aiming to provide listeners with a deeper understanding an…
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Welcome to another Q&A episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," where your host, Sonia, delves into the complex emotions and questions surrounding the journey to sobriety. Today's focus is on a common concern among individuals in recovery: the fear of replacing one addiction with another, such as substituting alcohol with excessive running, Netflix binge-…
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In this episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Sonia and Kathleen dive into the world of friendships through the lens of sobriety. They tackle how navigating sobriety not only changes us but also shines a light on our friendships, encouraging us to think deeply about who we choose to spend our time with. This episode is all about finding the joy in discov…
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We sit down with Jose Rallo of Donnafugata winery in Sicily. Does farming organically or biodynamically really matter? What's it like to make wine next to Europe's most active volcano. Wines are available through Univins - https://univins.ca/en/ You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine Hosted on Acast. Se…
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Join Sonia and Kathleen on a lively journey into the world of breaking free from the cycles of alcohol use in this episode of Sisters in Sobriety, by shining a light on the patterns that can ensnare us and offering hope for breaking free. The episode poses crucial questions that resonate with many: What are the cycles of drinking that keep us trapp…
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Welcome to another Q&A episode where we delve into the complexities of relapse, or as some prefer, a return to use or a slip. Patricia shares her recent experience of drinking after a period of sobriety, grappling with feelings of guilt, shame, and disappointment. This moment opens a door to discussing the importance of acknowledging these emotions…
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In today's episode of Sisters in Sobriety, we're diving into the transformative journey of balancing nutrition and sobriety with our special guest, Dr. Brooke Scheller, a pioneer in the field of clinical nutrition with a focus on sobriety. Sonia and Kathleen are here to guide you through an enlightening discussion on how to harness the power of fun…
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This episode, delves into the innovative realm of medically assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder with guest, Jonathan Hunt Glassman, the visionary behind OAR Health. This episode promises to enlighten listeners about the scientific and personal dimensions of recovery, offering a new perspective on the role of medication in the path to sobrie…
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In this Q&A session, we'll talk about reconciling past behaviors influenced by alcohol, and the path to healing without shame or guilt. We'll discuss the importance of moving forward, offering heartfelt advice on apologizing, rebuilding trust, and self-kindness throughout recovery. Topics discussed are: Understanding Apologies in Recovery: Learn ho…
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In today’s episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen are joined by Samantha Barnes, a Registered Psychotherapist with over two decades of experience. Samantha brings an invaluable perspective on guiding families through the tribulations of addiction. Their conversation illuminates the profound effects of addiction on family dynamics, hig…
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In this insightful Q&A episode, we delve into a commonly asked question regarding the desire to cultivate a more mindful relationship with alcohol without fully committing to sobriety. We understand that the journey towards altering one's drinking habits is deeply personal and not a one-size-fits-all. This episode is especially tailored for individ…
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen delve into the pivotal role of celebrating sobriety milestones, emphasizing how each milestone, whether it's the first day sober or decades of sobriety, symbolizes a significant victory in the journey of recovery. They explore the varied meanings of sobriety milestones, how these commemor…
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In this special Q&A episode, we tackle the pivotal question: "Now what?" After laying the foundation for a sober life, many find themselves searching for what comes next. We delve into practical strategies for breathing new life into the sobriety journey. Our host shares actionable advice on overcoming the feeling of stagnation by discovering new h…
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In this special Q&A episode, we delve into strategies for handling urges to drink during high-stress periods, categorizing approaches into immediate, need-help-now tactics and long-term, resilience-building strategies. We’ll highlight creating a personalized emergency plan with activities, support contacts, mindfulness and grounding exercises, phys…
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In today’s episode of Sisters in Sobriety, join Sonia and Kathleen as they discuss the intersection of art and sobriety. Discover how creativity becomes a sanctuary, offering solace and self-expression to those navigating the complexities of recovery. With their warm and insightful guidance, they'll show you how art can transform the recovery exper…
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Michael took the opportunity to leave the Canadian cold to visit the island of Cyprus. Nobody told André that Cyrpus is different than Cypress - and he makes a bunch of Cypress Hill jokes. Did Michael learn anything about these wines? The answer may surprise you. You can support Two Guys Talking Wine on Patreon at www.patreon.com/2guystalkingwine H…
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In today's episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen are diving into the world of work and sobriety, chatting about how our jobs and careers can play a big role in our journey towards a sober life. They're here to share laughs, stories, and tips on keeping your sobriety on track amidst deadlines and work functions. Get ready to ponder so…
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In this special Q&A episode, we delve into the complexities of maintaining sobriety while managing personal relationships. Through listener-submitted questions, Sonia offers insights into how sobriety can reshape dynamics, emphasizing the importance of open communication, setting boundaries, finding shared activities, and seeking external support. …
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In today’s episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," we’re spicing things up with a look at dating in sobriety, just in time for Valentine's Day! Join Sonia and Kathleen as they share laughs, wisdom, and a few awkward moments they’ve faced while navigating the dating world alcohol-free. They promise to make you smile and maybe blush, as they help you explo…
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This special Q&A episode of "Sisters in Sobriety" focuses on navigating social situations while maintaining sobriety. Sonia, answers listener questions about handling events like work happy hours and bachelorette parties without alcohol. Key advice includes mental preparation, having non-alcoholic drinks handy, setting time limits, having a support…
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Michael and André sit down with Andy Peay of his eponimous winery. They discovered the cool climate Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) at a recent Rogers and Co. tasting. So they decided they needed to find out what the heck is going on in a part of California that is delivering stunning cool climate wines. Strap in and discover the Sonoma West Coast. Lea…
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Welcome to an uplifting episode of "Sisters in Sobriety"! Your hosts, Sonia and Kathleen, are here to sprinkle some fun and wisdom into the discussion of sobriety and relationships. They're bringing their own brand of humor and heartfelt advice to help you navigate the world of love and friendship without alcohol. Whether you're single, dating, or …
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Get ready for a heart-to-heart on something we all think about but rarely chat about – our personal values! In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," your hosts Sonia and Kathleen are here to be your guides in a lively discussion. They'll help us uncover how our values can change and grow, especially through the ups and downs of sobriety. It's all …
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In this episode of Sisters in Sobriety, Kathleen and Sonia discuss the importance of self-compassion in sobriety and everyday life. They explore the concept of self-compassion, its role in personal growth, and practical tips for implementing self-compassion practices. The conversation highlights the need to treat oneself with kindness, understandin…
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Welcome to "Sisters in Sobriety," where hosts Sonia and Kathleen dive into the vital topic of self-care, especially in the context of sobriety. Your hosts Sonia and Kathleen explore the essential theme of self-care in sobriety. In today’s episode, they will guide you, our dear listeners, through understanding and implementing self-care practices th…
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The first show of 2024 has us speaking with a natural wine producer ... Michael and André have learned that natural wine is currently in the process of being defined. Which is great news for the consumer. That producer is Xavier Amirault - and his wines are delicious! Michael discovered Xavier on a recent trip to the Loire so he was thrilled to hav…
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In this episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," Sonia and Kathleen dive into the often unexpected twists and turns that accompany the journey of sobriety. They'll guide you through understanding the far-reaching impacts of choosing a sober lifestyle, revealing both the challenges and triumphs that come with this significant life change. This episode pose…
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In today’s episode, we dive into the timely topic of “Dry January” - a month dedicated to abstaining from alcohol. Kathleen will share her inspiring journey, emphasizing how a period of abstinence from drugs was the catalyst for her sobriety, and the unique challenges that alcohol presented due to its social acceptance. Sonia will explore the vario…
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In this uplifting episode of "Sisters in Sobriety," hosts Kathleen and Sonia bring a light-hearted touch to the serious topic of staying sober during New Year's Eve. With warmth and humor, they recount their own past holiday experiences, marked by not-so-glamorous moments of substance abuse, and compare them to their now joy-filled, sober celebrati…
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