Ben Draper

Ben Draper

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?   

Jason Booth

Jason Booth

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.