Episode #274 – In Defense of Cheap Wines, Powerful Pinots and the Truth About Vinegar

Cari and Craig Clark of Chaparral Gardens

Cari and Craig Clark of Chaparral Gardens

How come so many people claim their wine has “turned to vinegar” when such an occurrence is nearly impossible without intervention? This week’s show not only sets the record straight on the subject of wine turning to vinegar with husband and wife vinegar experts Cari and Craig Clark, owners of Chaparral Gardens.  In the segment, David downs more than a dozen tastes of vinegar while getting the real skinny on vinegar from these artisan vinegar makers.

Raymond Smith of Indigené Cellars

Raymond Smith of Indigené Cellars

Next, award-winning winemaker Raymond Smith, owner of Indigené Cellars, joins David in a discussion about how wine drinking preferences have changed since the movie Sideways was released 10 years ago this week.  David is a big fan of Raymond’s wines and particularly appreciates the fact that Indigené makes a Pinot that packs a serious punch!

Next, David and Sara Schneider discuss the wisdom (or lack of wisdom) when it comes to trying to get drinkers of cheap wine to take a few steps up.

Sara Schneider, Wine Editor, Sunset Magazine

Sara Schneider, Wine Editor, Sunset Magazine

Finally, a Marijuana Wine?  What celebrity is behind it and what else is happening in the quirky corner of the Grape Encounters Radio wine world.

Larry Gifford, Senior Wine News Correspondent

Larry Gifford, Senior Wine News Correspondent

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