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“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...

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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Napa Valley Entertaining

Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style?

Meet Blakesley Chappellet, Author of Napa Valley Entertaining If you think Napa Valley Wines are amazing, you should see how the vintners of America’s premiere wine region party! The term “Napa Style” can often be heard in conjunction with entertaining, decorating and even dressing in a way that reflects the nature of the legendary valley.

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Episode #409 – The Chappellet Family: Carrying on the Mission of a Napa Legend is a Family Affair

In a very special edition of Grape Encounters Radio, Host David Wilson spends a few very special days at the home of the Chappellet Family in California’s Napa Valley. This family interview is significant for two reasons. First, Chappellet family members are commemorating a very important milestone; the 50 year anniversary of a family-operated winery

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Villa San Juliette

Episode #408 – The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Wine Tasting

Behind the Scenes of the Winery that American Idol Helped Build: The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Tasting You’ve got to imagine that when the former producers of American Idol built their winery, they weren’t content to be just another tasting room. To that end, they are giving fans of the brand an opportunity to

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Niven Family Wine Estates

Episode #407 – A Conversation with Christian Roguenant of Niven Family Wine Estate

A Peak Into Christian’s Crystal Ball! French Winemaker Christian Roguenant is literally a walking encyclopedia of wine. If you’ve got a question, Christian has an answer. That’s why Grape Encounters Radio Host David Wilson loves any opportunity to sit down with someone he truly sees as a master of the winemaking craft. On this occasion,

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Viader Vineyard

Episode #406 – Delia Viader – Against All Odds

How Delia Viader Challenged Conventional Wisdom and Came Out On Top! Today’s episode of Grape Encounters introduces you to one of the very finest producers of Bordeaux Varietal in the Napa Valley… and frankly, in the world. For more than 30 years, Delia Viader, founder of Viader Vineyards and Winery, has been a trailblazer among

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Vinexpo

Episode #405 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio!

ENCORE PRESENTATION by Popular Demand! One-On-One with Xavier De Eizaguirre, Chairman of Vinexpo Bordeaux, Europe’s Biggest Wine Soiree! This June, Bordeaux will host the most stylish wine industry show in the world, Vinexpo 2017. Vinexpo is the gold standard when it comes to wine and spirit trade expositions, drawing nearly 50,000 buyers from around the

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JCB Sustainability

Episode #404 – Speaking Sustainability with the Uncontainable Jean-Charles Boisset!

We can think of no one in the wine industry so fully charged with creativity, so committed to the notion of never saying never, and so delightfully engaging and charming as Jean-Charles Boisset. His friends call him JCB… and yes, he has a multitude of friends. He’s a character that gets things done with a

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Cakebread Sustainabilty

Episode #403 – Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars Talks Sustaining a Legendary Brand by Sustaining Incomparable Land

As we dig deeper into our month-long discussion of sustainability, Host David Wilson put one very acclaimed Napa winery on his MUST-VISIT bucket list. Cakebread Cellars is one of those premium wineries that simply does not disappoint. They are the embodiment of winemaking perfection. You see the label and it really doesn’t matter what varietals

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Down to Earth Month Korbel

Episode #402 – Down to Earth Month and Korbel’s Commitment to Sustainability

Bubbling Over with Pride: Down to Earth Month and American Champagne Producer Korbel Shares Their Unbending Commitment to Sustainability This week on Grape Encounters Radio, Rick Marson, the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Manager at legendary Korbel Champagne Cellars talks about why his company is so determined to protect and nurture the land that produces

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