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...

Episode #495 – Catena Zapata and Kathleen Bershad, Author

David talks about Dr. Laura Catena, Managing Director and Catena Institute of Wine Founder and Board, about Catena Wines and her family’s play… It all began with the label. “For most wineries, labels are just marketing tools designed to quickly catch the eye from a store shelf,” says Dr. Laura Catena, Managing Director of Argentina’s

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Quality WIne Barrels Feature

Episode #494 – Quality Wine Barrels

David talks barrels with Lucas Brewer and Michael McGloughlin of Quality Wine Barrels in Arroyo Grande, CA. While working at one of California’s largest wineries in the late ‘90s, Quality Wine Barrels founder Roger Burson saw a need for obtaining reasonably priced high quality used wine barrels from trustworthy sources. With few options available apart

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Public Radio WIne, Grounded WIne Company

Episode #493 – The Grounded Wine Company

David talks with Josh Phelps of the Grounded Wine Company in Paso Robles, makes of the new wine “Public Radio.” Grounded Wine Co. is the personal brand of Napa native Josh Phelps, built to reflect his experience growing up in wine country, and his relationships in the wine community. A grassroots, all-American, wine label, the

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Episode #492 – Conversation Marketing with Kevin Lund

David talks with Kevin Lund, author of the book Conversation Marketing, How to Be Relevant and Engage Your Customer by Talking Human, about the language of wine marketing and selling directly to consumers. Each of us sees more than 5,000 marketing messages every day. In such a crowded marketplace, brands are scrambling to find new

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Episode #491 – Mighway Adventure continues to Carter House Inn and Devitt Winery

In our second installment of our 4-part Northern CA and Southern Oregon Mighway RV adventure, we stop in Eureka, CA at the Carter House Inns, where their Restaurant 301 has one of the best wine lists in the world, with over 3,800 selections and has been a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator’s most prestigious

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Episode #490 – Mighway, Thousand Trails Camping and Sonoma County

We begin our Northern CA/Oregon RV adventure… picking up our Mighway RV in Oakland, CA, heading up north to Cloverdale in Sonoma and the Thousand Trails Russian River RV Resort! David talks with Mitch Craighead, Regional Manager, about the Thousand Trails camping concept that lets people subscribe to different regions (including many wine countries), a

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Episode #489 – Harvest Hosts and Mighway RV Adventures

David talks with Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts, an agency that coordinates wineries with RV travelers that can stay onsite at many wineries in the US. “Wineries, farms, breweries, museums, and more – Free overnight stays at over 600 incredible locations across North America” Next, David talks with Lynea Gagliano of Travel Oregon. Finishing

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Quality WIne Barrels Feature

Episode #488 – Quality Wine Barrels

David talks barrels with Lucas Brewer and Michael McGloughlin of Quality Wine Barrels in Arroyo Grande, CA. While working at one of California’s largest wineries in the late ‘90s, Quality Wine Barrels founder Roger Burson saw a need for obtaining reasonably priced high quality used wine barrels from trustworthy sources. With few options available apart

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Episode #487 – U.S. Wine Commerce, and Cannabis & Wine

David talks with Tom Wark, Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers, and author of the Fermentation blog, about the challenges of wine buying and shipping in the U.S., due to states’ laws. Tom explains this complicated issue in an easy-to-understand way, but you should also check out his award-winning blog! To stay

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