Episode #356 – KAZZIT.com

As strange as it may seem, until now, there has never been a comprehensive worldwide winery guide where you can quickly learn just about everything there is to know about any given winery; large or small. Now there’s Kazzit.com… a website that covers a truly remarkable winery database that will

Episode #355 – The Oakland Urban Wine Trail

David talks with Kim Bardakian, Director of PR and Community Relations for the City of Oakland, about the renaissance of Oakland and their fascinating and unexpected Oakland Urban Wine Trail. A trip to Oakland isn’t complete without tasting a little local flavor. Like everything else in Oakland, the wine scene

Michael Mondavi

Episode #353 – One-On-One With Michael Mondavi

This may be the single most mesmerizing episode of Grape Encounters Radio ever, and we think you will probably agree with us. This week, Grape Encounters Host David Wilson takes you to the home of legendary winemaker Michael Mondavi, cofounder of the world’s most recognizable family brand. When Michael teamed

Episode #351 – Down to Earth Month in California

David Wilson hosts Kris Beal and Beth Vukmanic Lopez of The Vineyard Team, a non-profit grower-group dedicated to sustainable winegrowing since 1994, and innovated SIP Certification, which is about great wines, healthy vineyards, and the well-being of workers. April is Down To Earth Month in CA, so it’s a perfect time

Making America Grape Again

Episode #350 – Making America Grape Again!

In this political circus, it makes a lot of sense to Make America Grape Again. Host David Wilson and renowned winemaker, wine historian and philosopher Wes Hagen, pair wines with the 2016 Presidential Candidates. Then on Sipping with Sara, David blind-tastes with Sara and Ian Cauble, bringing them a solid,