Who is Jason Booth? I am. What? That’s right. But aren’t bio’s supposed to written in third person? Maybe, but who’s to say this one isn’t? When Jason isn’t writing confusingly-hard-to-follow narrative points of view, I’m the creator and CEO of Wine For Sophisticated Homies. Raised upon the sprawling vistas of the High Desert, Jason cut his teeth on the comedy stages of the west coast in his early adulthood, before entering into the hallowed halls of wine service. While engaging heavily in vino education, he continued to bring laughter to the hearts and minds of California’s toughest humor critics, earning numerous verbal compliments along the way. When Jason isn’t writing witty pieces for the Wine for Sophisticated Homies’website or constructing podcast outlines for the long haul truckers of the world, he’s performing with Improv Shmimprov, a short-form, improv comedy team so hipster and cool, you probably haven’t even heard of them. Jason got into wine to impress girls and he stuck with wine after realizing that no matter how many girls rejected him, wine never would. Jason is a sommelier, comedian, loving husband, proud dog-owner, and my best friend. How is that possible, you ask? Because I am him…and you should always love yourself.
Don’t call Ben a sidekick. If Jason is the CEO, Ben is Chairman of the Board…or uh…Master and Commander. Captain Lieutenant…yeah, that’s it. Captain Lieutenant. Hailing from Bakersfield, Ben was born into Culture and Culture became him. He signed on for Jason’s wacky podcast idea back in 2013 and had soon established himself as the reason people tuned in. Jason might be the meat, but Ben is the sauce, and the pickles, and the cheese. Ben is most definitely the cheese. With his own experience in the comedy scene, Ben adds a slightly different perspective on the wine and cocktail world, having worked in almost every position a restaurant has to offer. When he’s not podcasting with Wine For Sophisticated Homies or managing his Newport Beach bar, Ben is traveling the globe and working grape harvests. You can find him acting as the life of the party, breaking hearts from coast to coast, and responsibly calling for an Uber at the end of the night. Moms love him, and so should you, but if you don’t, would you at least tell your Mom about him?
Joseph Phelps: Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (’02)
September 14, 2016There was this half-empty bottle of Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard that I took home from a housewarming party. The bottle had been open for a few hours, though had been forgotten in the sudden mood cha...
Ernest Remy: Oxymore Vintage Champagne (’08)
September 14, 2016On a recent evening dressed in crisped suits with expertly executed bowtie charm, the Wine for Sophisticated Homies sipped upon a dazzler made by the Ernest Remy Grand Cru Champagne House. Their Oxym...
Papapietro Perry: Pinot Noir (’13)
September 14, 2016In the year of 2013, Papapietro Perry made a Pinot Noir on the edge of the Russian River Valley in a vineyard named after a man named Peter. The Wine For Sophisticated Homies tasted this wine. Here ...
Squirrels and Unicorns
September 14, 2016I think my dogs are under the impression that there is only one squirrel. We go on walks of varying length over the course of the week, and inevitably, we will come across a squirrel once or twice in...
The 6 Simple Steps of Wine Service
August 20, 2016Proper wine service can be intimidating if you are unsure of the steps, and in many cases, the process has been overblown and overcomplicated. There is no reason for these MIT level instructions rega...
Game of Wines
August 20, 2016Yes, there are some very important wine topics out there that deserve to be talked about like ‘Up-and-Coming Regions’ and ‘Interesting Varietals to Know This Summer!’ and scientific yadda yadda yadda ...