Episode #519 – A Landmark Wine Decision in the Supreme Court

A Landmark Wine Decision in the Supreme Court; Tennessee Wine vs Thomas Our guest today is Tom Wark, President of Wark Communications and author of the Fermentations Blog. The Supreme Court just handed down a landmark decision when it comes to changes in wine retail laws and wine shipping. It’s all great news for wine

Canned Wine Competition

Episode #518 – Canned Wine and Packaging Trends

David talks with Allan Green, Director of the International Canned Wine Competition… Allan has been in the wine business for more than 45 years. His experience includes directing and organizing the Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition, which he helped start in 1979, for most of the last thirty years. He also created and hosted the

Episode #517 – What to do if Wine Doesn’t Like You!

Wine hangovers, grape skin and sulfite allergies. There are perhaps fewer people who dislike wine than people who say that wine dislikes them. Most would love to drink red wine especially, but don’t because they think they’re suffering from some sort of allergy. Today’s episode of Grape Encounters is a great opportunity for you to

WIne News

Episode #515 – Latest Wine News

Catching Up on the Latest Wine News There’s been a lot to talk about in the news in the past couple of weeks and we need to get you caught up. Grape Encounters Announcer Brentanamo joins David in the studio to banter about some of the hottest topics of the day, including Vladimir Putin’s wine

Sacramento Food and WIne

Episode #509 – The Sacramento Wine & Food Scene

Taking in the Sacramento Food and Wine Scene at Mulvaney’s and Heringer Estates… Today’s episode of Grape Encounters comes to you from California’s State Capitol, Sacramento. Best known as the Golden State’s government seat, this northern California city is becoming equally well known as a food and wine lover’s paradise, and there’s probably no better

Cooper Gerrod Estate Vineyards

Episode #507 – Horseback Riding at Cooper-Gerrod Estate Vineyards

David visits the Santa Cruz Mountains, starting with a horseback ride through the vineyards at Cooper-Gerrod Estate Vineyards and stables. Family members Doris and Bill Cooper host David as he records the show riding “Ben” and Stacy Queen the Stable Manager takes David through the vineyards, trotting past Cab Franc and Chardonnay grapes and California

Carter House Inns, Grape Encounters

Episode #506 – Best of Oregon: Carter House Inns and Devitt Winery

A best-of reprise from our 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 honor, the Grand Award, every

Oregon Wine Experience

Episode #505 – The Oregon Wine Experience, Dancin and Cameron Hughes

Host David Wilson talks with Floyd Harmon,the Executive Director of the Asante Foundation, discussing the Oregon Wine Experience, an event that showcases wines from all over the state that raises money to benefit Kid’s Health through Asante’s affiliation as a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Joining David and Floyd is Dan Marca of DANCIN Vineyards in

Artevino Bottle

Episode #502 – Tom Rodrigues: Pinot, Prizes, Pigs and Packaging

David hosts Tom Rodrigues, winemaker and renowned artist, founder of Artevino wines and Maple Creek Winery. Maple Creek Ranch and Winery was established in the spring of 2001. Tom, an artist for more than four decades, decided to leave his hectic Marin County life and settle in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley, the premier

Tim Hanni, WHy You Like The WInes You Like

Episode #501 – Tim Hanni, Master of Wine

David is on with Tim Hanni, Master of Wine, someone who has been making headlines throughout his career and especially recently with his maverick ideas and opinions on wine and the industry’s inherent fallacies about wine tastes and wine & food pairings. Tim has a great book out, Why You Like the Wines You Like: