recent from Ginny's Articles Ginny Tonic Takes on Tequila
I got a very in depth education on tequila in the past week so I thought I would write up how it came to pass and give the listeners a better understanding of how I go about getting my spirits knowledge. It all started with a bottle that arrived in the mail. Tequila Corralejo had asked Bourbon & Banter...
recent from Charlie's Articles A Comic Origin For The Preacher On AMC
I have been a fan of the Preacher comic series since it debuted with the very promising cover (pictured right) back in 1995. Now that the series has debuted on AMC, we’ll be discussing the pilot on Episode #231 of the Charlie Tonic Hour. As a lead into that episode, I thought it would be an...
recent from Music Growing Up A Prince Kid
There are few artists whose passing has brought a tear to my eye, but I will confess that Prince is one. Just past midnight on the day we all learned he was gone, I found myself surfing social media trying to get to sleep. As I sat and read what everyone was saying, I was moved but the stories and feeling...
recent from Culture Sports Ball Anyone?
So I find myself considering opening day today as the Cincinnati Reds are preparing to take the field and Major League Baseball kicks off for 2015. In all honesty, it’s been years since this kind of thing even came close to my radar. During that time, I could barely tell you what season of sport we were in...

Episode #278 – Talking Tattoos

Segment 1 (00:00:27) – Discourse Intercourse Plus Holler Segment 2 (00:15:46) –  Talking Tattoos (Article Discussed) Segment 3 (00:39:18) – Bottoms Up: Hotel Tango Oscar Charlie Orangecello Segment 4 (00:47:05) – Music, Upcoming Stuff and More! We’re back with a full show this week as we look back on the recent Holler Festival, compare notes on...

Episode #277 – Pop Art Con

Segment 1 (00:00:14) – Discourse Intercourse Segment 2 (00:14:41) –  S.P.A.C.E., Gem City & Pop Art Con Segment 3 (00:37:04) – Bottoms Up: OYO Sherry-Finished Bourbon Segment 4 (00:47:44) – Music, Upcoming Stuff and More! Pop Art Con Cincinnati happened and it was a complete success! We have thoughts on the new con PLUS a look back on both...

Episode #276 – Opening Day Celebrations

Segment 1 (00:00:13) – Discourse Intercourse (Opening Day, Indianapolis and More) Segment 2 (00:18:36) – Bottoms Up: Rhum Clément Segment 3 (00:27:38) – Upcoming Stuff Have you ever done Opening Day in Cincinnati? This year we did it right and there are stories to tell. Also, Ginny takes some time in Indianapolis, rum is discussed, cocktails are made and a...

Episode #275 – Spirits Of Ohio

Segment 1 (00:00:16) – Discourse Intercourse (Middle West Spirits) Segment 2 (00:15:26) – Hannah Lowen of New Riff Distilling discusses Holler Segment 3 (00:21:35) – Ginny & Charlie Introduce Our Main Topic This Week Segment 4 (00:23:43) – Adam Roelle of Cavalier Distributing discusses life in a control state Segment 5 (00:59:42) – Upcoming...

Episode #274 – CRISPR Genetics

Segment 1 (00:00:17) – Discourse Intercourse (HorrorHound, Cincinnati Cock Fight) Segment 2 (00:17:26) – CRISPR and the Implications of Genetics (Radio Lab, Radio Lab Update) Segment 3 (00:40:03) – Urban Artifact George Remus Kicksled Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Spiced Stout Segment 4 (00:29:34) – Japanoids‘ Near To The Wild Heart Of Life,...

Episode #273 – Meeting Kevin Smith

One segment for the entire show this week! This week on the Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie tells the amazing tale of meeting Kevin Smith up close and personal this week while Ginny stayed safely away and had lunch with her parents. Ginny also interviews Erin Fox from The Overlook Lodge (17 minutes in) and learns about more women-centric events in Cincinnati (22 minutes in)....

Episode #272 – A Writer’s Farewell

One segment for the entire show this week! Ginny Tonic steps down as a Senior Contributor for Bourbon & Banter and discusses what an honor it’s been to write for the site since her first guest column back in 2013. There’s a bit of life, a bit of storytelling and some reflection on bourbon writing. Episode #272: A Writer’s Farewell (Download | 27 minutes...

Episode #271 – Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience

Segment 1 (00:00:16) – Discourse Intercourse Segment 2 (00:13:53) – Interview: Caden Doyle – Nicholsons Gastropub / Horse & Barrel Segment 3 (00:15:43) – Interview: Calamity Dawn – D20: A Bar With Character Segment 4 (00:18:12) – Interview: Jason Javosky – Bakersfield OTR Segment 5 (00:21:01) – Interview: Lauren Hancock Gibb...