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Total Wine Sponsors Grape Encounters

Grape Encounters Radio, the leading nationwide wine-radio and podcasting network, proudly announces the beginning of a sponsorship agreement with the nation’s largest retailer of fine wine, Total Wine & More....

“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 #542 - (Wine) Cocktails Anyone?  Cool Concoctions From the Wine Institute!

Episode #542 – (Wine) Cocktails Anyone? Cool Concoctions From the Wine Institute!

This is a time when we are all absolutely immersed in the holiday season. We have a little bit of it behind us and a whole lot more in front of us. This is probably the biggest time when it comes to wine and wine sales because everybody's out buying ...
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Episode #541 - Wes Hagen on Enjoying Wine

Episode #541 – Wes Hagen on Enjoying Wine

Join David and winemaker/wine historian Wes Hagen talking about the science and experience of tasting wine… when wine hits your tongue, all five flavor components – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umomi/savory – one of the few beverages that delivers all of them. Trends in food and wine pairing take all ...
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Episode #540 - Winemaker Adam LaZarre on Thanksgiving Wines

Episode #540 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre on Thanksgiving Wines

A pre-Thanksgiving visit with one of our favorite winemakers and friend… Adam LaZarre. Adam LaZarre is a veteran winemaker with nearly 20 years of experience behind him. Previously, he was the Vice President of Winemaking for Hahn Estates winery in Monterey County and was part of the team that created ...
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Episode #539 - Perfect Turkey?  Don't Mess Up the Wine!

Episode #539 – Perfect Turkey? Don’t Mess Up the Wine!

We can spend an eternity making sure everything on the table is picture perfect and absolutely delicious. But way too often, families across this great land of ours overlook one of the most important details... the wine! You just spent hundreds of dollars collectively putting an awesome once-a-year meal together, ...
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Episode #538 - The Intersection of Wine, Art and Music

Episode #538 – The Intersection of Wine, Art and Music

The last time David had Spencer on Grape Encounters, the conversation was largely about a new project he is overseeing as COO of Wines That Rock, a very unique New York based company that creates very special wines that pay tribute to music, film and pop culture. The company’s latest ...
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Episode #537 - The Good News and Bad News From Wine Country This Fall

Episode #537 – The Good News and Bad News From Wine Country This Fall

Whenever Host David Wilson wants information about absolutely anything having to do with wine, the wine industry or wine country, there are about four or five people he turns to. One of his absolute favorites is the Sommelier to the Stars, Christopher Sawyer. Almost every conversation with Christopher is a ...
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Episode #536 - Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction

Episode #536 – Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction

Sonoma County Wine Country residents are now confronting another inferno of epic proportions. Though seemingly insurmountable, citizens of this wine region have no shortage of resolve and courage, and there conviction is on full display as they do everything they must to save their historic communities, homes, businesses and, most ...
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Episode #535 - Happy Hallo-Wine!  Macabre Wines and Wine Stories

Episode #535 – Happy Hallo-Wine! Macabre Wines and Wine Stories

PLUS:  The Latest News From Your World of Wine. Maybe its just us, but doesn’t it seem like there are more and more dark, mysterious and downright macabre labels showing up on wine bottles these days?  From severed hands to wine bottles that come to life with zombies and other ...
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