Episode #244 – Winemaking Gone Green: Sustainability in the Vineyards

This week on Grape Encounters, we’re going to get very down to earth. Sustainability has become a big word in the wine industry. Host David Wilson welcomes Doris Cooper of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains to talk about their cutting-edge conservation efforts. Learn about what Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards has done to become certified as

What Your Wine Selection May Say About Your Personality

Legend has it that the father of modern psychology, Sigmund Freud, once commented that, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.” And while that may be so, the same probably does not apply to…you guessed it…wine! When was a glass of wine….ever…just…a glass of wine. Always, there is mood…and feeling…not to mention the “character” and

Taking Wine Home In A High Security World

Some aspects of the wine-lover’s life can be downright daunting. Let’s see if this has happened to you: You’re up in Wine Country, having the tasting of your life. And you’re thinking of flying home with a few bottles. But wait, you say…what about all those TSA security rules. You know – you cannot board

Creating Your Own Wine Is Easier Than You Think

When it comes to America’s love affair with wine…the official beverage of romance….the State of the Union is STRONG! And not just from the standpoint of consuming the  liquid of the gods: Winemaking in the USA is truly a “growth industry,” even in the face of the deepest recession, since the Great Depression. In fact, now more than ever, you don’t

TALKING PRICE CAN MAKE WINE NICE!

Is a hundred dollar bottle of wine really better than a five dollar bottle of wine? Maybe, but thinking your wine cost a hundred dollars can make you enjoy it more. So, if you want to make sure your in-laws love the wine, tell them it was expensive. Research from the California Institute of Technology