Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #600 - Wine Tariffs: The Latest Attempt to Spoil Our Wine Enthusiasm!

Episode #600 – Wine Tariffs: The Latest Attempt to Spoil Our Wine Enthusiasm!

Just how much more can they throw at us? These days, being a wine enthusiast is not without its challenges. Without a doubt, those of us who derive pleasure from ...
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Episode #599 - From Cellar to Seller: Investing in Liquid Assets

Episode #599 – From Cellar to Seller: Investing in Liquid Assets

Featuring Benchmark Wine Group CEO David Parker Over the past year, so much of our conversation has been about coping with COVID-19 and how to continue to enjoy our wine ...
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Episode #598 - Lodi Builds Its Reputation of Old Vine Preservation

Episode #598 – Lodi Builds Its Reputation of Old Vine Preservation

Lodi wine – It’s almost impossible NOT to think of the Creedence Clearwater classic, when the town Lodi comes up in a conversation. Yep, it was more than 50 years ...
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Episode #597 - Chef Charlie Palmer: Ingeniously Redefining Wining and Dining!

Episode #597 – Chef Charlie Palmer: Ingeniously Redefining Wining and Dining!

While it is the goal of every episode of Grape Encounters Radio to present compelling, informative, and entertaining content, there are times when interviews significantly standout. That is certainly the ...
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Episode #596 - The New Wine Normal is Coming Soon. This ISN’T it!

Episode #596 – The New Wine Normal is Coming Soon. This ISN’T it!

If you want to see Host David Wilson’s demeanor change from affable to outraged in a matter of seconds, all you have to do is toss the term “new normal” ...
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Episode #595 - Otherworldly Monolith Attracts Droves of Masked Visitors to Wine Country

Episode #595 – Otherworldly Monolith Attracts Droves of Masked Visitors to Wine Country

Few segments of the economy have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions more adversely than wine tourism. With countless wineries temporarily (and indefinitely) shuttered in an effort to contain spread of ...
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Episode #594 - Good Wine Times and Great Wine Gifts During a Challenging Holiday Season

Episode #594 – Good Wine Times and Great Wine Gifts During a Challenging Holiday Season

It’s a holiday season unrecognizable by most of us. We’ve all been asked to adapt to the deeply difficult circumstances that presently dominate our lives and will for the foreseeable ...
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Episode #593 - Consumer Wine Habits - Are Outside Influences Keeping Us from Enjoying Food and Wine to the Fullest?

Episode #593 – Consumer Wine Habits – Are Outside Influences Keeping Us from Enjoying Food and Wine to the Fullest?

Observing consumer wine habits – in addition to hosting Grape Encounters Radio for 12 years, Host David Wilson has also operated a wine tasting room on the Central Coast of ...
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Episode #592 - Going East for Wine, Hospitality and Other Religious Experiences

Episode #592 – Going East for Wine, Hospitality and Other Religious Experiences

REBROADCAST BY POPULAR DEMAND: We had intended to pay a long overdue visit to a number of our wine and hospitality friends on the east side of America. Unfortunately, we’re ...
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Go Ahead...  Love the Wine You're With!

Go Ahead… Love the Wine You’re With!

If You Can’t Be With the Wine You Love, Love the Wine You’re With! I’m a big fan of metaphors. I guess it’s because they elicit an emotional reaction that ...
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Episode #591 - Chef Charlie Palmer; an Intimate, Deep-dive Into the Unconventional World of an Ultimate American Original

Episode #591 – Chef Charlie Palmer; an Intimate, Deep-dive Into the Unconventional World of an Ultimate American Original

While it is the goal of every episode of Grape Encounters Radio to present compelling, informative, and entertaining content, there are times when interviews significantly standout. That is certainly the ...
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CHampagne with US Flag

Episode #590 – The 2020 Election Night Wines – Blues, Reds, Whites, Sparklings and More!

This week’s edition of Grape Encounters Radio takes place just a few days after the 2020 Election. On today’s show, David and announcer Brett Keast speculate about what people drank ...
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