We can think of no one in the wine industry so fully charged with creativity, so committed to the notion of never saying never, and so delightfully engaging and charming as Jean-Charles Boisset. His friends call him JCB… and yes, he has a multitude of friends. He’s a character that gets things done with a
Episode #403 – Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars Talks Sustaining a Legendary Brand by Sustaining Incomparable Land
As we dig deeper into our month-long discussion of sustainability, Host David Wilson put one very acclaimed Napa winery on his MUST-VISIT bucket list. Cakebread Cellars is one of those premium wineries that simply does not disappoint. They are the embodiment of winemaking perfection. You see the label and it really doesn’t matter what varietals
Bubbling Over with Pride: Down to Earth Month and American Champagne Producer Korbel Shares Their Unbending Commitment to Sustainability This week on Grape Encounters Radio, Rick Marson, the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Manager at legendary Korbel Champagne Cellars talks about why his company is so determined to protect and nurture the land that produces
Episode #295 – Finding Great Value Wines, and the Significant Differences between Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable!
This week’s Grape Encounters covers a lot of territory, from how to shop the big box retailers for great wine values, to making wines in a way that protects the planet. First David talks organic semantics with Michael Jordan, one of only fifteen people to hold both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator credentials. Michael
Episode #247 – Going Green Is a Jackson Family Thriller… Plus, A Minor in Wine… You May Have Class, But You’ll Have to Spit!
This week on Grape Encounters, David Wilson kicks things off talking about a study on wine trends in America from 2010 to 2013. Then, in this week’s installment of Sipping with Sara, Sunset Magazine wine editor Sara Schneider talks with David about a dilemma faced by college students learning to be winemakers. California lawmakers are