BLIND TASTING

Episode #383 – Blind Tasting, SOMM and Beyond: Ian Cauble & Sara Schneider

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 #347 – SOMM and Beyond: Ian Cauble & Sara Schneider

This week on Grape Encounters, David talks 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 the movie

Episode #336 – 2015 Highlights of Grape Encounters

It was a busy year for Grape Encounters… David met many amazing people and traveled to Texas Wine Country, the New York Finger Lakes wine region, and the vineyards of northern Greece! We’ve chosen some of our favorite segments for this Highlights of 2015, including Ian Cauble, Sara Schneider, Adam LaZarre and Gil Gagnon. Many

Episode #290 – Enjoying Wine; Barefoot and Blind

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are arguably the greatest success story in the American wine business. They were the founders of Barefoot Wine, which grew into the largest brand in the country. The story is particularly compelling because charity is what fueled the company’s success and, this week, you’ll hear their inspiring story in detail

Episode #276 – SOMM, Sara and the Secret to Tasting Wine

Last year, a fascinating documentary detailed the experiences of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test less than 200 people have passed, and which has one of the lowest pass rates in the world. The movie SOMM gives us personal insight into the intensity with which they study, taste and