#24: Blood From a Stone (with Adam McHugh)

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In this episode, we sit down with Adam McHugh, a former hospice chaplain turned sommelier and wine tour guide, as we dive into a fascinating conversation blending spirituality, personal transformation, and the world of wine.

Adam, the author of the memoir "Blood from a Stone," shares his remarkable journey from ministry to the vineyards of Santa Ynez Valley, shedding light on how this transition reshaped his faith and identity. He opens up about the memorable moments and meaningful connections he’s made through wine and how his experiences in the wine industry parallel the sacraments of Christianity—emphasizing simplicity, beauty, and community.

Together, we explore how stepping away from traditional religious roles allowed us to uncover new perspectives and spiritual depths, all while savoring the wine in our glasses.

Join us as we discuss the importance of not stereotyping others, the value of genuine listening, and the miraculous elements found in both wine and faith. Plus, Adam shares some light-hearted stories about reactions to his career shift. Pour yourself a glass and tune in for an episode brimming with honesty, humor, and heartfelt reflection.

Wines in this episode:

  • 2021 Mourvèdre from Saarloos and Sons
  • Story of Soil Bentrock Vineyard Pinot Noir