Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #619 - Encore:  Pleasing the Palate in Allison’s Wonderland!

Episode #619 – Encore: 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 #618 - Chef and Author Vanessa Seder is The Queen of Cool!

Episode #618 – Chef and Author Vanessa Seder is The Queen of Cool!

When it comes to wine, temperature matters tremendously. Serving wine at a cool temperature is a game-changer and can show off characteristics of the wine that are hidden when served ...
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Episode #617 - WineAPawLooza is How Napa Cares for 4-Legged and Feathered Friends!

Episode #617 – WineAPawLooza is How Napa Cares for 4-Legged and Feathered Friends!

Whether it’s a tour of the vines on horseback, a litter of kittens entertaining cellar visitors, sheep, ducks and chickens controlling vineyard weeds and pest, or a golden retriever named ...
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Episode #616 - Uncorked on Broadway With Ferdinando Mucerino

Episode #616 – Uncorked on Broadway With Ferdinando Mucerino

It’s a wine-themed benefit like no other, so who better to walk us through it than Italian-born Sommelier Ferdinando Mucerino; a true original. Named 2019 Best Wine Director by Wine ...
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Episode #613 - Jean-Charles Boisset Brings a Passion for Fashion to Sustainable Winemaking!

Episode #613 – Jean-Charles Boisset Brings a Passion for Fashion to Sustainable Winemaking!

There are few things in life that are more delightful than an hour-long conversation with winemaking icon Jean-Charles Boisset. Apart from being one of the most innovative wine producers and ...
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Episode #612 - The Wine Institute’s Allison Jordan Brings Wine Down to Earth!

Episode #612 – The Wine Institute’s Allison Jordan Brings Wine Down to Earth!

She’s a Grape Encounters’ favorite and for good reason! Allison Jordan is Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and Vice President of Environmental Affairs for the Wine Institute ...
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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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