Episode #490 – Mighway, Thousand Trails Camping and Sonoma County

We begin our Northern CA/Oregon RV adventure… picking up our Mighway RV in Oakland, CA, heading up north to Cloverdale in Sonoma and the Thousand Trails Russian River RV Resort! David talks with Mitch Craighead, Regional Manager, about the Thousand Trails camping concept that lets people subscribe to different regions (including many wine countries), a

Episode #485 – The Anniversary of the Tubbs Fire and Sustainability

On the anniversary of the devastating Tubbs Fire in Sonoma, David hosts Micheal O’Shea, co-owner of Amaturo Sonoma Media Group, owners of KSRO in Santa Rosa, discussing the documentary Urban Inferno, about the fires that devastated Santa Rosa in 2017. Michael’s radio station KSRO was the lifeline for many local folks and they won two

Episode #239 – Oscar’s Taste In Wine: Pairings for the Best Motion Pictures

Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is just around the corner and this week on Grape Encounters, host David Wilson welcomes internationally-renowned sommelier and wine journalist Christopher Sawyer to pair wines with Best Picture nominees. Sawyer is Sommelier at the Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar at the Lodge at Sonoma, but he’s also a significant

Episode #235 – Wine and Romance… ’til Death Do You Part.

This week, host David Wilson celebrates his biggest Grape Encounter ever with an intimate gathering of special friends… and You! As David prepares to exchange wedding vows, Dr. Doug Hauck and his wife Kim, owners of Hammersky Vineyards talk about the unique experience of tying the knot at their beautiful Paso Robles winery.   The