Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #610 - But, Can You Resist the Temptation to Liquidate?  (#699 Encore)

Episode #610 – But, Can You Resist the Temptation to Liquidate? (#699 Encore)

Featuring Benchmark Wine Group CEO David Parker This was such a fascinating concept, we wanted to give it a second chance to air!  Over the past year, so much of ...
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Episode #609 - Wine Adventures:  It's Time to Find Fantastic!

Episode #609 – Wine Adventures: It’s Time to Find Fantastic!

Wine is a great conversation starter, but that’s just a drop in the barrel! What you’re really after are wine adventures! Wine wants to show us a great time, take ...
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Episode #607 - We Have Great News for You, Whether You Drink Wine or Not!

Episode #607 – We Have Great News for You, Whether You Drink Wine or Not!

It’s one of the most common conversation starters, “Do you want the good news first, or the bad news?” Well, in the 13 years that we’ve been doing Grape Encounters, ...
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The Grapes are Listening!

The Grapes are Listening!

Playing Bach to your Bordeaux or Mozart to Merlot, may not be as crazy as it sounds. There have been many stories told of winemakers playing classical music in the ...
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Episode 606 – Weird Wine Can Be Wonderful!  Just Ask Wes!

Episode 606 – Weird Wine Can Be Wonderful! Just Ask Wes!

Did you ever have one of those days where you feel inexplicably strange from head to toe? Well, when weird is the rule rather than the exception, maybe you just ...
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Episode 605 - Pleasing the Palate in Allison’s Wonderland!

Episode 605 – Pleasing the Palate in Allison’s Wonderland!

David is starting to become very encouraged about where the world is headed after 12 months of 19; Covid-19 that is.  He doesn’t want to jinx things but it certainly ...
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Episode #604 - Sipping with the Godfather of Sustainable Seafood; Rick Moonen

Episode #604 – Sipping with the Godfather of Sustainable Seafood; Rick Moonen

Las Vegas based chef Rick Moonen has paid his dues. Recognized as one of the country’s premiere chefs specializing in fine seafood, Rick is remarkably humble about his assent to ...
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Episode #603 - Paul Kalemkairiam is the King of Clubs!

Episode #603 – Paul Kalemkairiam is the King of Clubs!

David has not had this guest on for a really long time. In fact, we dug into the archives and figured out how long ago it was. We were shocked ...
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MaryAnn Worobiec

Episode #602 – Commentator, Educator and Coordinator: Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec is More Than a Spectator!

After re-listening to this episode of Grape Encounters, we can confirm that no kitchen sinks were discussed.  Everything else was.   This week, David’s very special guest is MaryAnn Worobiec, Senior ...
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Episode #601 - Are You Taking Your Love Affair with Wine for Granted?

Episode #601 – Are You Taking Your Love Affair with Wine for Granted?

We might as well admit it… The COVID-19 crisis has made us all a little bit lazy. You know what we’re talking about, laying around in our sweats all day ...
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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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