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“Wine Lover’s Remorse” Be Gone!

I’d like to share with you 8 things that have the potential to significantly improve your wine drinking experience and that of your wine-drinking guests.  I’m sharing this information because...

Yes! It’s OK to Tinker with Your Wine!

By David Wilson Nearly two decades ago, I had a life-changing wine experience. I was on the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean with a group travelers who were...

That Wine Whiff is Worthless!

The server opens the bottle and hands the cork to someone at the table.  The recipient sniffs the cork and gives a tumbs up!  How to look silly without really...

Wine Metaphors Gone Terribly Wrong!

A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a...

Episode #525 – Summer Wine News

It’s been another very busy week in the glorious world of wine and host David Wilson takes a detailed look at the latest wine news.  Among the stories unpacked on this week’s show is somewhat startling study by the folks at Neilsen about consumer trends relating to alcohol consumption.  Surprisingly, more and more folks are

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Episode #524 – Star Trek, Captain Picard and Wine: A New Enterprise

Okay, we probably should keep you wondering what the title of this episode is all about, but we’re spoilers at heart here at Grape Encounters. On today’s show, David connects with Stuart Spencer, COO of Wines That Rock. We’re all familiar with the multitude of wine bottles with catchy labels on them hoping to capture

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Episode #523 – Wine Mistakes Every Wine Lover Should Avoid

From choosing the wrong wine club to failing to preserve wine properly, David looks at some of the most common wine mistakes that enthusiasts often make and how to avoid them. Have you quit as many wine clubs as you’ve joined? That could be because you’re signing up for the wrong reasons. That doesn’t mean

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Canned wine

Episode #522 – Canned Wine and Turning Wine, Oh My!

A few weeks back, David interviewed Allan Green, the founder and Executive Director of the International Canned Wine Competition which is a first of its kind being held in Boonville, California. Since that initial interview, there have been a plethora of stories out about the subject and it appears we better be prepared for a

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Episode #521 – Tom Rodrigues: Meet the Ultimate Wine Renaissance Man

He’s the ultimate renaissance man when it comes to wine. He’s a pig farmer, renowned winemaker and world class artist. He’s also a dear friend of Grape Encounters Radio. In this episode, you’ll see that truly great winemakers are seldom one-dimensional. Join us for an intimate and fun-filled discussion with Artevino Winery’s Tom Rodrigues. David

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Episode #520 – Wine Regions That are Off Your Radar: Lodi and Clarksburg, CA

Total Wine & More This week’s edition of Grape Encounters Radio begins with an important announcement that we couldn’t be more pleased to tell you about.  Total Wine & More, America’s leading wine retailer, has joined the Grape Encounters Bandwagon as our lead sponsor. The sponsorship extends through the end of the year and gives

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Episode #519 – A Landmark Wine Decision in the Supreme Court

A Landmark Wine Decision in the Supreme Court; Tennessee Wine vs Thomas Our guest today is Tom Wark, President of Wark Communications and author of the Fermentations Blog. The Supreme Court just handed down a landmark decision when it comes to changes in wine retail laws and wine shipping. It’s all great news for wine

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Canned Wine Competition

Episode #518 – Canned Wine and Packaging Trends

David talks with Allan Green, Director of the International Canned Wine Competition… Allan has been in the wine business for more than 45 years. His experience includes directing and organizing the Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition, which he helped start in 1979, for most of the last thirty years. He also created and hosted the

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Episode #517 – What to do if Wine Doesn’t Like You!

Wine hangovers, grape skin and sulfite allergies. There are perhaps fewer people who dislike wine than people who say that wine dislikes them. Most would love to drink red wine especially, but don’t because they think they’re suffering from some sort of allergy. Today’s episode of Grape Encounters is a great opportunity for you to

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