Episode #295 – Finding Great Value Wines, and the Significant Differences between Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable!

Michael Jordan, Jackson Family WInes

Michael Jordan, Jackson Family WInes

This week’s Grape Encounters covers a lot of territory, from how to shop the big box retailers for great wine values, to making wines in a way that protects the planet. First David talks organic semantics with Michael Jordan, one of only fifteen people to hold both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator credentials. Michael is the Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines, a leader in the area of using sustainable practices at their forty wineries. From the growing of the grapes to the pressing and making of the wines, to the bottling and storing, and shipping off to market, he talks about the company’s commitment to being a Green winemaking enterprise.

Wes Hagen

Wes Hagen, Winemaker at Clos Pepe

Then David talks with old friend of the show Wes Hagen, winemaker for Clos Pepe Vineyards, about appreciating wines no matter what their dollar value, and how today’s wines are generally higher quality than ever before, and how even mass-produced wines can deliver a great experience.

Finally, a chat with Sara Schneider, wine editor of Sunset Magazine, about more ways to have wonderful experiences with wines of all levels.

Sara Schneider, Wine Editor, Sunset Magazine

Sara Schneider, Wine Editor, Sunset Magazine

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