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?
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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,