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 it happens to the best of us… Let’s call it: “WINE LOVER’S REMORSE.” It’s when pricey bottles of wine purchased at the winery just don’t
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 enjoying an incentive trip hosted by an LA radio station. Several members of our group were partying around the pool on a picture-perfect night. Most
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 trying, after this! It’s kind of like what you might do if you were suddenly face to face with the Pope… Do you bow? Curtsey?
Episode #384 – Vintage Wine and Vintage Trailers Provide the Ultimate Winery Experience for Enthusiasts
This week on Grape Encounters Radio, Host David Wilson takes the show’s microphones to Alta Colina Winery in Paso Robles, CA to showcase the ultimate wine appreciation experience. Alta Colina Winery, managed by father-daughter team Bob and Maggie Tillman, is making quite a reputation for themselves by crafting some of California’s finest Rhone varietal wines.
This week on Grape Encounters, David talks blind tasting with Ian Cauble, star of the movie SOMM, and Brandon Carneiro, co-founders of SommSelect , along with Sunset Magazine Wine Editor Sara Schneider, while they do some blind tasting. They talk about the importance of enjoying wine vs. just identifying the characteristics, a little background on
Episode #382 – Surprising Wine Trends and “I Told You So” Revelations found in the Sopexa Wine Trade Monitor!
Breaking Down the 2016 Sopexa Wine Trade Monitor With Special Guest Pauline Oudin, Managing Director of Sopexa USA Sopexa is one of the world’s leading Food and Beverage marketing agencies, with offices around the globe representing many of the world’s leading food, wine and spirit producers. Every two years, they release the SOPEXA WINE TRADE
In this very special edition of Grape Encounters Radio, David Wilson hosts Neeta Mittal, co-owner with her husband Kunal Mittal of LXV Wines, who is an international expert in pairing wine and Indian spices. The charming Neeta dispels misconceptions about curries, the importance of tasting food and wine at the same time, and little-known pairing
Featuring Wine Guru Wes Hagen This week, Grape Encounters host David Wilson is pleased to welcome long-time show alumni Wes Hagen, Winemaker and Brand Ambassador for J. Wilkes Wines in the Santa Maria Valley, on the Central Coast of California. Over the past couple of months, David has talked about a wine education event coming
On today’s Grape Encounters radio Host David Wilson couldn’t be happier than to spend some quality time with two fellas who, along with the mom of the family, are rockin’ the wine world down under… and, thank goodness, sending plenty of their world renowned Mollydooker wines to the US. Imagine, having your wines rated among
The Unlikely Tale of a Student and Professor Reunited Through the Grapevine, meet Alexa Chappellet Flagler! NOTE: This episode of Grape Encounters from earlier in the year was so popular that we had many requests to replay it, so here you are! A few decades ago, a professor in his early 20s teaching at Pepperdine
Introducing Revolt Wine Co. and their mission to inspire others through the power of music & wine. What happens when a young couple from the Midwest moves across the country to chase their dreams? On this edition of Grape Encounters Radio, you’ll be introduced to Heather Hudson who, along with her husband Steve, recognized the synergy
This week, David is pleased to welcome Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin, Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazers Wines & Spirits, talking about SommCon 2016, coming to San Diego, November 16-19. Eric Entrikin is a Master Sommelier and instructs at the Introductory, Certified and Advanced levels for the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is also
David Wilson hosts Michael Blaylock of Quady Winery in Madera, CA, talking Vermouth, Muscato and herbed dessert wines. What makes a Vermouth, Vermouth? Listen to learn what it really is, and why it’s not just something you should buy randomly to mix into Martinis. In 1975, in a small San Joaquin valley town, Andrew Quady