What does a wine enthusiast have in common with a cannabis user? How can you pair wine with cannabis? What do you need to know about terpenes and wine pairing? How do infused beverages bring together the cannabis and wine industries?
In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, we’re chatting with Jamie Evans, founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. Enjoy!
- What health and lifestyle benefits can you experience from using cannabis?
- What does a wine enthusiast have in common with a cannabis user?
- Where can you explore the culinary side of cannabis?
- How can you pair wine with cannabis?
- What do you need to know about terpenes and wine pairing?
- Can you try cannabis without experiencing a high?
- Why is cannabis a good “exit drug”?
- Why should we break the stigma associated with cannabis?
- How do infused beverages bring together the cannabis and wine industries?
- How did Jamie develop her interest in the cannabis industry?
- What was Jamie’s involvement in the cannabis restaurant movement in San Francisco?
- Where does Jamie think the future of the cannabis industry is going?
About Jamie Evans
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the cannaculinary world.
In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for producing high-end events and developing topnotch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. Jamie is also a contributor to POPSUGAR and MARY Magazine specializing in cannabis recipes and cannabis lifestyle pieces. She was also recently named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018.
Born and raised in Truckee, CA, Jamie’s roots extend back to South Dakota farm families. She developed a love for wine and agriculture while earning her degree in Wine and Viticulture, with a concentration in Wine Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As an avid traveler, she expanded her knowledge and explored different regions where she studied enology and viticulture at The University of Adelaide, Australia and The Engineering School of Enology at Changins, Switzerland.
- Connect with Jamie
- Thursday Infused, Jamie’s gourmet series for the canna-curious
- Jamie’s Terpene Aroma Pairing Guide
- Coca-Cola Dipping Into the Cannabis Infused Drink Market
- Rebel Coast Winery, a startup winery which makes a marijuana-infused Sauvignon Blanc
- Edibles: Small Bites For The Modern Cannabis Kitchen by Stephanie Hua & Coreen Carrol
- The Trichome Institute “Weed Sommelier” Course
- My new class The 5 Wine & Food Pairing Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Dinner And How To Fix Them Forever
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Sirah
- Pinot Grigio
- New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
- Argentina Torrontés
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Transcript & Takeaways
Welcome to episode 62!
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jamie Evans, known as the Herb Somm or talks about pairing wine and weed, or cannabis. Now that it’s legal in Canada and in many US states, are you curious like I am about the combination and the similarities between them? And what’s next a reserve Cabernet Cannabis? That’s what you’ll learn in today’s fascinating conversation.
This conversation first aired on my regular Facebook live video show that you can catch every second Wednesday at 7 pm eastern. I’ll put a link to where you can join me in the show notes at nataliemaclean.com/62. I’ll also include links to Jamie’s website, books, social media handles and the video version of this conversation at nataliemaclean.com/62.
Now back to you. Why not make 2020 the year that you move from feeling overwhelmed with all the wines in the liquor store to feeling confident about every wine you buy and knowing exactly which dish will pair perfectly with it?
I can help you with that. Sign up for my free, online video wine class the 5 Wine & Food Pairing Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Dinner (and how to fix them forever!)?
Go to nataliemaclean.com/class and choose a time and date that work for you. I look forward to seeing you inside the class!
Okay, on with the show!
You can also watch the video interview with Jamie that includes bonus content, the bottle that sent him to court, and behind-the-scenes questions and answers that weren’t included in this podcast.
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this chat with Jamie Evans.
Here are my takeaways:
- I’m intrigued with Jamie’s insights on the high overlap (pun intended) between those who love wine and cannabis, with both groups being epicureans in search of new taste experiences.
- I never realized the range of flavours and aromas that cannabis has, and I’m interested in trying cannabis-infused food and pairing that with wine.
- I’m always paying attention to the health benefits of the wine, so it’s interesting to hear about those associated with cannabis, including its role as an exit drug and how it can induce relaxation, but without the calories.
If you liked this episode, please tell a friend about it, especially one who’s interested in the fascinating wine and cannabis pairing tips Jamie shared. My podcast is easy to find, whether you search Google on its name Unreserved Wine Talk, or on my name.
You’ll find links to Jamie’s website, books, social media handles, the video version of the conversation and how you can join me every second Wednesday on Facebook live in the show notes at nataliemaclean.com/62.
Finally, if you want to learn why red wine shouldn’t be your default pairing for many cheeses, join me in a free online video class at nataliemaclean.com/class.
I can’t wait to share more wine stories with you next week.
Thank-you for taking the time to listen to this one. I hope something great is in your glass this week, perhaps a wine that has similar aromas to those found in cannabis!