Holidays The Gilded Gentleman

The Sparkling History of Champagne: A Festive Month of Podcasts

This year it’s going to be a very merry holiday season in the podcasting world — courtesy The Gilded Gentleman, the Bowery Boys spin-off podcast hosted by Carl Raymond.

Through the month of December, The Gilded Gentleman will feature brand new, holiday-themed shows with special guests. These episodes are perfect for getting you in the seasonal spirit, whether you’re wrapping presents, baking cookies or just enjoying some eggnog or champagne (which, it turns out, is the subject of an entire show!)

So pull on a woolly sweater and join The Gilded Gentleman to launch the holiday season.  Now available on your favorite podcast player.

Here’s a sneak preview of the entire festive month:

Christmas in Old New York and A Chat with Charles Dickens — OUT NOW

A special festive double episode tracing the history of Christmas and holiday celebrations over 19th-century New York City history and a very special look at Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol. 

Licensed New York City tour guide and speaker Jeff Dobbins joins Carl for a look at the city’s holiday traditions dating back to the early Dutch days of New Amsterdam up to the Gilded Age and the early 20th century. 

And then Carl welcomes actor John Kevin Jones who has been performing an annual one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum, now in its 10th season. Kevin discusses the origins of Dickens’ famous story and how he adapted it for the stage.

Tasting Stars: The Sparkling History of Champagne — December 13

Champagne is unquestionably the world’s most glamorous drink and has been used for centuries to celebrate everything from weddings and birthdays to royal coronations. But there’s so much more to understanding champagne than just enjoying the bubbles and the fizz. 

Join Carl and guest Don Spiro as they discuss champagne history,

The Delmonico Way: A Conversation with Max Tucci — December 20

A very special episode in which Max Tucci, grandson of Oscar Tucci who owned Delmonico’s from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, discusses food, family and history of his family’s iconic New York institution.

And start your 2023 right with an extra-special show arriving in the new year:

Edith Wharton’s Paris!

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