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Total Wine Sponsors Grape Encounters

Grape Encounters Radio, the leading nationwide wine-radio and podcasting network, proudly announces the beginning of a sponsorship agreement with the nation’s largest retailer of fine wine, Total Wine & More….

“Wine Lover’s Remorse” Be Gone!

I’d like to share with you 8 things that have the potential to significantly improve your wine drinking experience and that of your wine-drinking guests.  I’m sharing this information because…

Yes! It’s OK to Tinker with Your Wine!

By David Wilson Nearly two decades ago, I had a life-changing wine experience. I was on the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean with a group travelers who were…

That Wine Whiff is Worthless!

The server opens the bottle and hands the cork to someone at the table.  The recipient sniffs the cork and gives a tumbs up!  How to look silly without really…

Wine Metaphors Gone Terribly Wrong!

A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a…

William Carter and Adam LaZarre

Episode #420 – Uncommon Wine Knowledge

We’ve asked world-renowned winemaker Adam Lazarre to tackle a few questions that we think will boost your wine knowledge. Also on the show is William Carter, former Playboy Mansion chef. Find out why he’s making big news!

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LeaveYourComfortZone

Episode #419 – Escape Your Wine Comfort Zone

We humans are creatures of habit… and when it comes to wine, that is especially true. Most of the wine consumed in America consists of under 10 varietals. And when you consider the fact that there are literally thousands of wine varietals made in the world, a good argument can be made that we are

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Eberle Winery feature

Episode #418 – The Groundbreaking Gary Eberle

Winemaking Pioneer Gary Eberle and Partner Marcy Share the Long Journey to Winemaking Superstardom with Eberle Vineyards! It’s a long and winding road to winemaking immortality, but nothing has ever stood in Gary Eberle’s way for very long. He is a true winemaking pioneer on California’s Central Coast… most particularly the Paso Robles AVA which

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Viader Vineyard

Episode #417 – LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON. Meet the Dynamic Duo of Viader Vineyards

Still in her 20’s, Delia Viader was determined to make extraordinary wines in the Napa Valley. She had done everything by the book up until the time when she purchased very steep and rocky land that the experts and old-timers thought was a very iffy prospect indeed. Nonetheless, Delia rolled up her sleeves and took

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Winesong 2017

Episode #416 – Winesong 2017 Will Have You Singing its Praises!

Meet Executive Director Jamie Peters Jamie Peters, Executive Director of Winesong joins host David Wilson for a delightful, lighthearted preview of Winesong 2017. Last year, David proclaimed Winesong his very favorite food and wine event. This spectacular event takes place at the stunning Mendocino Botanical Gardens on the Coast of California. The food is amazing.

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Panther Creek Cellars

Episode #415 – Winemaker Tony Rynders has his Tendrils Wrapped Around Some Amazing Oregon Wines!

This week, David meets with winemaker Tony Rynders who is neck deep in some of Oregon’s finest winemaking operations. Tony is the winemaker at Panther Creek Cellars which was founded by famed negociant Ken Wright in the 1980s with some of the most iconic single vineyard wines. Panther Creek produced the first Oregon wine to

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Carter Cellars 10pts

Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In!

David talks with Mark Carter of Carter Cellars and Envy Wines, who has earned a perfect 100 point score five times from legendary wine critic Robert Parker.

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ArcherySummitVineyards

Episode #413 – At the Top of Their Game! Archery Summit in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

A Delightful Afternoon with Head Winemaker and GM Chris Mazepink of Archery Summit There couldn’t have been a more picture perfect day to enjoy a long line-up of wines from Archery Summit GM and Winemaker Chris Mazepink. Archery Summit features Oregon’s only natural cave cellar and we assure you, the views underground are just as

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Eugenia Keegan of Gran Moraine

Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine!

Meet Willamette Valley Winemaking Legend Eugenia Keegan of Gran Moraine The Oregon wine odyssey continues from the Willamette Valley. In this episode, David visits Gran Moraine which is one of several brands owned and operated by Kendall-Jackson. Today’s special guest is winemaker and General Manager Eugenia Keegan who is truly a legend in the region.

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Hyland Estates

Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent!

One-on-one with Laurent Montalieu, Founder of Hyland Estates in the Willamette Valley This edition of Grape Encounters is the first in a long-anticipated month-long series recorded in the famed Willamette Valley wine of Northwest Oregon. It’s a place where you’ll find true winemaking pioneers who have no inclination to copy what their counterparts in other

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