7: Cheers to Polo

James and Emily took a Classy Little Podcast field trip the Greenwich Polo Club. We meant to do some recording there, but we ended up eating cheese and drinking wine instead. So we came back to our "studio" and had our Argentine wine and our cheddar, both of which Little Man was very curious about.
 
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James and Emily actually did something legitimately classy for this episode: went to polo match at the Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Conn.

Our wine for this episode: Michel Torino Cuma 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina
Our cheese for this episode: 2-year (and one week) Aged Cheddar Red Spruce

The gist of our polo experience: It's a four-hour long tailgate that's a few levels up from beer and grilling in a parking lot at a football game. There's wine, cheese, dates, dresses, floppy hats, pastel shorts, Polo shirts and, oh yeah, horses!

We find out the history of the "Sport of Kings" and how the game works, how Argentina plays a major role in polo, the fashion aspect of a polo match, the perks of being a polo club owner, and the origin of the Polo shirt.

While we drink our wine, eat our cheese and discuss what we Googled before attending the posh event, we also make terrible (read: fantastic) puns,  Emily has an idea for a "better" mallet, our intense knowledge of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," "Pretty Woman," qualities of a horse to look for in a relationship, Babe Ruth's STDs, the breeding of WASPs to walk in the grass in high heels, a Periscope suggestion of cloning Louie Anderson for polo purposes, James' curiosity about floppy hats, James' finally learns what pastels are, and the birth of a new word: "Afazing."

We also Periscoped stomping the divots and checking out the fashions.

Tune in every other #WineWednesday for a new episode! Cheers!

Here are some of the resources used for this episode:

http://www.polo101.com/faq/what-to-wear-to-a-polo-match.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/people/kate-middleton-duchess-of-cambridge-style/beaufort-polo-club/
http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/camels-elephants-and-segways-the-strangest-polo-around-pictures-479493#RtSKLRUSWmyEGMxC.99
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,962178,00.html
http://www.polo101.com/faq/15-questions-you%E2%80%99ve-always-wanted-to-ask-about-polo.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31602941
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/polo.aspx
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/07/polo-horse-cloning-adolfo-cambiaso