Little Man checks our equipment, while we prepare the wine and cheese. We ended up using Blab.im later that week to get a photo of Emily, Kitty and James vaping. We discussed in the episode how steeping e-juice is comparable to aging wine and cheese, so we set up a photo of a new liquid vs. one that's been steeped for two weeks.
We get a little controversial with our topic for this week: Vaping. Both James and Emily have switched from those awful cancer sticks to e-cigarettes, and couldn't be happier.
Our wine for this episode: Gooseneck Wines 2013 Pinot Grigio (Pinot Grigi-A?), Italy
Our cheese for this episode: Gouda (our go-to cheese, apparently)
We turn our attention in this episode to the growing popularity of quitting smoking by switching to e-cigarettes. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but we attempt to dispell some of the common misconceptions about vaping and the vaping subculture. We admit, as vapers, we definitely have a bias, but since vaping has benefited us, we feel it's justified.
Topics include the 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes to the four (yes, FOUR) in e-juice; some of the recent studies that have favored vaping as a safer alternative to smoking; pairing vape flavors and wine; listing our qualms with the inconsiderate vapers who are creating a negative stereotype; plus we list celebrities who vape, including many of Emily's loves: John Cusack, Leonardo DiCaprio and, oh yes, Barry Manilow. (Proud to be a Fanilow!)
Note: After taping this episode, we found a picture of Dave Grohl vaping! You know something's awesome if Dave Grohl gets behind it!
We even stretched ourselves to find some way to mention Queen Elizabeth II in this episode.
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