Hype Juice Episode 2 est arrivé! D. Stubblefield’s podcast returns to the Sprudge Podcast Network with a brand new episode, exploring the fascinating world of fermented grape juice. In this latest episode, Stubblefield sits down with Etinosa Emokpae (@eddiesade), an accomplished wine professional based in Philadelphia and part of the team at noted importer and distributor Skurnik Wines. Emokpae’s work has been featured by The New York Times, Wine & Spirits, TEXSOM, Batonnage Forum, Philly Magazine, and more.

In this extended interview, Stubblefield and Emokpae dive deep into questions of accessibility and opportunity in the wine industry. What does it mean to push through the wine world’s famously closed doors? And once you’re there, how do you keep that door open for others? This is a metaphor with meaning and a topic of exploration across the episode, but that’s not all. Stubblefield and Emokpae also share their joy for wine together, in a conversation that is equal parts personal and hilarious, revealing and revelrous. This is a must-listen interview and we’re thrilled to present it today on the Sprudge Podcast Network.

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About Hype Juice:

Hype Juice is hosted by D. Stubblefield, a wine buyer and beverage professional based in Philadelphia. Stubblefield has worked in the beverage industry for the last decade and appeared on the Black Coffee PDX live podcast in April of 2018. “In this podcast, I’ll be talking to people I admire in the wine industry—friends and colleagues—about what makes wine so exciting and why we all love it,” Stubblefield explains. “If you’re new to wine, we can explore this world together and learn along the way; if you’re already really into wine, we’ll be offering conversations that will challenge and expand how you think about your favorite beverage.”

Hype Juice is part of our new, regularly updating network of beverage podcast content. And we’re just getting started—Sprudge Podcast Network offers a range of shows with insightful, delightful hosts from around the world. Listen to In Good Taste, a coffee marketing ethics podcast hosted by Ever Meister; Cascaraa coffee travel podcast hosted by Cydni Patterson; No Free Refills, a pop culture podcast hosted by Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence; A Better Table hosted by Sprudgie Award-winning journalist and community organizer Umeko Motoyoshi; Seed To Cup with guest hosts Michelle Johnson, Sprudge Editor at Large, and World Barista Head Judge Nathanael May; and The Coffee Sprudgecast hosted by Sprudge co-founders Zachary Carlsen and 2020 James Beard Foundation journalism award winner Jordan Michelman.

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