American winemakers come from all walks of life. Grape Encounters has featured musicians, dentists, filmmakers, and even oil pipeline workers. This week, host David Wilson introduces you to a public servant who leads one of the nation’s top-5 beach communities. Jim Lewis is both winemaker (Red Claw) and the City Manager of Pismo Beach, California, a place equally famed for its clam chowder as it now is for vino.
Sara Schneider, the wine editor of Sunset Magazine, joins David this week to discuss changes that have taken place in tasting rooms at wineries around the nation.
Plus, your host and his gadget guru from EpicStyle.com talk about tipping. What’s an appropriate gratuity when wine is on your restaurant tab? Does the price matter? How about if you bring your own bottle? David Wilson and Matt Dubow offer you some tips on tipping.
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