For the die-hard romantic, it is one of the most essential elements of the wine drinking experience. No, it is not Ravel’s “Bolero” or Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe,” it is the humble cork–that low tech little device that’s been keeping wine safely in its container since at least the 1st
During a particularly poignant moment, David asks Rex if he thinks another varietal such as Viognier would have emerged as the “go-to” wine had Miles preferred it to Pinot. Rex said the question was “a great one that (he) had never been asked.” Hear his response on this week’s show.
By popular demand, we’re posting Chef Shelly Maddocks’ recipes from our Cabernet Concoctions episode of Grape Encounters!
Legend has it that the father of modern psychology, Sigmund Freud, once commented that, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.” And while that may be so, the same probably does not apply to…you guessed it…wine! When was a glass of wine….ever…just…a glass of wine. Always, there is mood…and feeling…not to mention the “character” and
Grape Encounters Radio is always looking for fun and interesting facts to bring to the attention of our Grape Encounters followers. This was an article we recently discovered and thought it would be fun to share with you. Read it and give us your comments. It would be a fun subject to discuss at your
Here are the five top wines under $15, at least according to Wine Spectator Magazine. Dare to compare! Have you found any good buys for under $15? Let us know! Top Picks Wines Under $15 Wine Spectator 3/25/11 Mar. 25, 2011: VINHOS DOURO SUPERIOR Douro Castello d’Alba 2008, 25,000 cases made. ($10) A medium-bodied and
It’s time for our Top Picks of the Week ending 1/28/11! Grape Encounters Radio is always on the look out for great wine deals and here’s an excellent list this week from Wine Spectator Magazine. Taste and compare; we encourage it! Give us your thoughts and any great wines you may have discovered that are under
Here’s another excellent top 10 list for 2010 from Wine Spectator Magazine. Let us know your top 10 for 2010 list and we can compare notes. Read on! Wine Spectator Magazine’s Top 10 Wines of 2010 1) Saxum, James Berry Vineyard, Paso Robles 2007, 950 cases made, California ($67) 2) Two Hands, Shiraz Barossa Valley
We particularly liked this region by region summary of what to expect and what t buy from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. If you didn’t happen upon this on your own, you’ll enjoy reading it here. Very informative. Wine Enthusiast Magazine What to Buy in 2011 Wine Enthusiast gives you the latest advice on what to
On this week’s show, we thought it would be interesting to show you where some of your favorite wines are coming from. In reality, a small group of companies is responsible for producing the bulk of the wine we drink. The first company we would like to profile is The Wine Group. Please note this
E&J Gallo E & J Gallo Winery was founded in 1933 by Ernest Gallo and Julio Gallo in Modesto, California. E & J Gallo Winery is the largest exporter of California wines. The company has been pivotal in establishing Sonoma County as one of the premier wine growing regions in the world. The two brothers