Episode #511 – Stop the Wine Pretentiousness!

Pure Fun Plus Some Serious Ranting! David’s announcer Brentanamo (a winemaker himself) joins in on the conversation as David vents his disgust for all of the crazy names that wine critics love to give themselves.  You know, there’s just a whole lot of people out there calling themselves the grand guru of all things wine

Sacramento Food and WIne

Episode #509 – The Sacramento Wine & Food Scene

Taking in the Sacramento Food and Wine Scene at Mulvaney’s and Heringer Estates… Today’s episode of Grape Encounters comes to you from California’s State Capitol, Sacramento. Best known as the Golden State’s government seat, this northern California city is becoming equally well known as a food and wine lover’s paradise, and there’s probably no better

WIne COuntry Table book

Episode #508 – The New Book: Wine Country Table

If you’re into wine. one of the most important concepts and subjects of conversation is “sustainability.” It’s something that most people have had a tough time wrapping their arms around, but in today’s episode of Grape Encounters Radio, you’ll be able to bring the sustainability concept into your kitchen with the help of Alison Jordan,

J. Wilkes Wine

Episode #503 – Wes Hagen

David hosts longtime friend and wine expert, Wes Hagen, winemaker and brand ambassador at J. Wilkes Wines on the Central Coast, as well as a noted wine judge, lecturer and educator. Wes has the unique ability to have condensed the History of Wine into a two-minute talk. Listen to hear it! Download this episode