Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #566 - A Huge Step Forward in Sonoma and a Huge Step Back in Italy!

Episode #566 – A Huge Step Forward in Sonoma and a Huge Step Back in Italy!

This week, David decided he wanted to get out and travel a good distance, even if it is digitally. Today, he’s taking you all the way to Italy to talk ...
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Episode #565 - Cooking, Vacation Planning and Experiencing the Napa Valley Virtually… From Home!

Episode #565 – Cooking, Vacation Planning and Experiencing the Napa Valley Virtually… From Home!

Well, it’s now been 10 weeks of isolation and David is very proud of himself for doing all sorts of things that he generally doesn’t like doing, but he’s actually ...
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Episode #564 - The Mondavi Light Shines Bright at the Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery

Episode #564 – The Mondavi Light Shines Bright at the Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery

Now going into a third month of shelter in place with Grape Encounters Radio, host David Wilson is honored to spend some quality time, albeit in confinement, with two extraordinary ...
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Episode #563 - How COVID-19 is forcing Boutique Winemakers to Sink or Swim

Episode #563 – How COVID-19 is forcing Boutique Winemakers to Sink or Swim

Featuring Imagine Wine and Lando Wines What’s that old saying? “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all!” Sometimes you want to laugh. Sometimes you ...
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Episode #562 - What Happens When Winery Weddings and Wine Tastings Get Walloped by the Corona Conundrum?

Episode #562 – What Happens When Winery Weddings and Wine Tastings Get Walloped by the Corona Conundrum?

Trying to live fairly normal lives in a world where almost nothing is normal has not only changed a lot of important plans, but also fueled some mighty creative reinvention ...
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Episode #561 - What Hops, Quacks and Pairs Perfectly With Fermented Grapes?

Episode #561 – What Hops, Quacks and Pairs Perfectly With Fermented Grapes?

Two Women-Owned Wineries That Go Beyond! Here’s an unusual theme for our show: Women-owned-and-operated wineries in two different states that produce additional products unrelated to grapes! Intrigued? Good. This week’s ...
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Episode #560 - Why Lament Together When We Can Ferment Together? The National Honey Wine Project!

Episode #560 – Why Lament Together When We Can Ferment Together? The National Honey Wine Project!

I’ve always contended that wine can be a great creative catalyst so that’s what we’ll be doing with all of our time for the next several weeks. As a matter ...
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Episode #559 - A Renowned Chef. A Beloved Winemaker. Two  Stories About Innovating Beyond the Quarantine’s Confines

Episode #559 – A Renowned Chef. A Beloved Winemaker. Two Stories About Innovating Beyond the Quarantine’s Confines

These days, a “Grape Encounter” is far different than what it used to be. Until “Shelter in Place” became the new normal, a Grape Encounter usually occurred face-to-face. Unfortunately, in ...
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Episode #558 - Creative Wine Enjoyment While Sheltering in Place

Episode #558 – Creative Wine Enjoyment While Sheltering in Place

This is a very unusual episode of Grape Encounters Radio. There are no guests on today’s show. There’s not much fancy production work that normally enhances the program. It’s just ...
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Episode #557 - The Economics of Wine, Sustainability in Place, Plus a Honey of a Surprise!

Episode #557 – The Economics of Wine, Sustainability in Place, Plus a Honey of a Surprise!

Every year, we look forward to showcasing all of the amazing things that take place during California Wine Month (AKA April to those not in the know)! Needless to say, ...
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Episode #555 - HOME SWEET HOME! Grape Encounters Returns to its Roots!

Episode #555 – HOME SWEET HOME! Grape Encounters Returns to its Roots!

This week’s guest on Grape Encounters is the head of judging and one of the driving forces behind the Pacific Rim Wine Competition; Spreti Valenti. Spreti is a certified sommelier, ...
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Episode #554 - Jancis Robinson: The Reigning Queen of Wine Meets the Often-Irreverent Wine Maverick!

Episode #554 – Jancis Robinson: The Reigning Queen of Wine Meets the Often-Irreverent Wine Maverick!

Host David Wilson says of this week’s edition of Grape Encounters Radio: “This is one of those days when I wish I had all the time in the world to ...
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