The One Bourbon, One Chard, or One Beer Podcast mixes three of America’s favorite pastimes: music, drinking, and good old-fashioned gameshow style competition.
It also features America’s two favorite beverage personalities: longtime friends and collaborators Kern & Stub, who alternate creating a seven-song playlist and competing against a VERY SPECIAL GUEST to determine whether a beer, a wine, or a spirit/cocktail pairs best with each song.
The show is a natural extension of the pair’s desire to help people seamlessly fit fine wine, craft beer, and elevated cocktails into their lifestyle, as well as each of their lifelong obsession with music, media, and pop culture. Basically, the guys had to do this show together.
In addition to being the more handsome, more charming, funnier, smarter, and more well-liked half of “One Bourbon, One Chard, or One Beer,” Kern has also held the title of “America’s Uncommon Wine Expert” since 2007. His love for the uncommon wine varietals, off-the-beaten-path wine regions, and unusual boutique wineries has allowed him to travel around the world and meet with thousands of winemakers, wine lovers, and folks just like you, educating them about “forgotten grapes” and tasting hundreds of unexpected, formerly lost, and just plain underutilized grapes of wine (he’s at 212 at last count).
A serial entrepreneur in the wine world, Kern has held nearly every position there is in the industry, from providing educational seminars and private wine tastings to owning his own wine shop and tasting bar, from launching an online wine retail experience to creating privately-branded fundraising wine clubs for non-profit organizations. He currently operates his own wine distribution brokerage firm, KERNWINE, focused on helping small boutique wineries and distilleries in California distribute their products nationally, and you might occasionally find him helping out and pouring behind the bar at some of the finest winery tasting rooms in Paso Robles.
Kern was the creator of the award-winning ForgottenGrapes.com wine blog and starred in a series of videos showcasing his unique skill of comparing the lesser-known grapes of wine to pop culture characters and celebrities. You might even be able to find videos of him impersonating some of those celebrities if you look hard enough on the internet (please don’t). He created and hosted the wine and spirits roundtable news web series “Spin The Bottle” as well as the blind wine tasting game show “You Don’t Know Paso,” directed by his best good buddy Stub. He was also the creator, host, and executive producer of the Sunday Night Chef Fights, a series of Iron Chef-style cooking competition held in front of sold-out live audiences throughout southern California.
His wine writing has been featured in countless newspapers and national magazines and he’s showcased his wine and culinary knowledge and expertise on over a dozen local television and radio programs. He currently resides on the west side of California’s Paso Robles wine country with his New York Times #1 best-selling author girlfriend Teresa and their adorable clan of beagles.
Stub is an award-winning blogger (2015 Wine Blog Awards), award-winning filmmaker (2016 International Wine Film Awards), regular contributor to the Emmy Award-winning Daytime Blue Ridge (WSLS Roanoke, VA), and author of the monthly beverage column in City Lifestyles Magazine. His work has also been featured in the San Jose Mercury News and the Wall Street Journal.
Stub produces and stars in “Supper With Stub,” a weekly on-line cooking series in which he pairs craft cocktails, beer, and wine with easy-to-make recipes; co-hosts “Wine Antics LIVE,” a weekly talk show that light-heartedly explores the wine and beverage world; and co-hosts the “One Bourbon, One Chard, or One Beer Podcast,” in which he pairs beverages with a diverse music playlist in an exciting gameshow competition format.
Stub has diverse experience in the hospitality industry—from bartending to restaurant management to foodservice/hospitality training and consulting. His passion for wine led him to take a position as a harvest intern in 2013, not only to appease his desire to “get his hands dirty” in the industry, but also to obtain an inside perspective that would better inform his media work.
Since its founding in 2011, CorkEnvy.com has been the vehicle through which Stub has put his extensive beverage and hospitality knowledge—as well as his writing, music, public speaking, and entertaining skills—to work for the wine and beverage world. Industry colleagues have referred to him as both the “Weird Al” and “Jimmy Kimmel” of wine.
Stub is a former active duty United States Marine, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Politics and a Master of Public Policy—the first being his proudest accomplishment, the two latter resulting in the most expensive pieces of art in his home office.
As a sought-after writer, promotional filmmaker, speaker, and on-air personality, Stub works tirelessly to not only improve his knowledge (and his palate), but also to educate others in a way that makes wine fun, unpretentious, and accessible. He firmly believes you can be serious about wine without taking yourself too seriously.