Welcome to episode 98 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a conversation with Yvonne Lorkin, she’s a Hawke’s Bay-based wine-writer, taster, judge, critic and enthusiast. She’s also behind WineFriend, a subscription service that lets you present preferences allowing Sweetman Podcast: Episode 98 – Yvonne Lorkin to hand-select the […]
Welcome to episode 85 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. And this one is a conversation with one of those sponsors – Stu McKinlay of Yeastie Boys. We talk about his life and the creation and development of the Yeastie Boys beer and brand. Based in the UK now, […]
Welcome to episode 81 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. A friend suggested I talk to the CEO of Changing Minds – and I was up for that. I like conversations, I want to learn about people and share stories. I didn’t even know what Changing Minds was. But […]
Beer and music – we’re told, so often, they go together. The craft beer fellas have all aligned themselves with music, sponsoring gigs, even naming beers after bands. And anyone with a rock’n’roll story of a gig from 20 or 30 years ago often adds in some yarn about being boozed, sozzled, tipsy…or if they […]
Being a teenager in Hamilton in the seventies involved quite a bit of drinking. There wasn’t a lot to do and it seemed like one of the ways to get out at the time though it was really only a path further into itself.
Mystery Creek is a Field Day site and in the late seventies, while I was working there we hosted two big events. The first was an agricultural field day – where we rode around on tractors, got shouted a whole lot of beer and got to meet John Hore Grenell. The second one was a […]
In My Father’s House Directors: Ricki Stern/Anne Sundberg Break Thru Films Here’s a very thoughtful mediation on reconciliation; the heartbreak and lasting impacts of addiction, the frustration of needing to acknowledge, of not being able to escape ones genes. Che “Rhymefest” Smith has songwriting credits on Kanye West’s Jesus Walks and the recent Academy and […]
Mrs D Is Going Without Lotta Dann Allen & Unwin “I used to be a boozy housewife. Now I’m not. This is my book” – that’s the subtitle/intro. And before Lotta Dann was known (“boozy housewife” of TV political reporter, Corin Dann) she was just Mrs D – anonymous. She of the blog that’s now […]