Episode #272 – Improving Your Wine Love Life

A die-hard romantic, Grape Encounters Host David Wilson believes there’s a perfect mate out there for everyone. He also believes there’s a perfect wine out there for everyone; even for those who say they don’t like wine. Determined to give listeners meaningful advice to improve their wine love life, David enlists the assistance of three

Episode #266 – A 6.0 Earthquake Leaves Napa Shaken, Not Stirred!

On Sunday, August 24th at 3:20 AM, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the northern San Francisco Bay area, and the hardest-hit city was Napa, about 6 miles northwest of the quake’s epicenter in American Canyon. The quake, the largest in the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, was felt as far away

Episode #265 – The Kuerig and the Coravin. Coffee and Wine. They Have More in Common Than You Think!

Nick Lazaris is the CEO of Coravin, the company that manufactures the Coravin Wine Access System.   This remarkable technology gives wine collectors, wine bars and consumers who can’t stomach the idea of a great bottle of wine going to waste, the unprecedented ability to extract a taste or a glass of wine from a bottle

Episode #264 – What to Pair With Red, Red Wine to Make You Feel so Fine!

A favorite subject on Grape Encounters is the relationship between music and wine and how well they complement each other. On past shows, David has talked about pairing rock, pop and even classical music with wine. But Reggae? Well, it was only a matter of time. And this week we’re talking wine and Reggae in

Episode #262–How Winemakers are Surviving Drought Conditions Across America

This week, Grape Encounters host David Wilson has discovered a tasty, healthy cracker called the Drunken Diva. It’s made from grape seed flour that is a byproduct of Chardonnay grape seeds. Rosemary Hawthorne of Bless Your Heart Bakery talks about the gluten-free, low-glycemic and addictively delish treat. She also talks about things you may want to

Episode #260 — Fighting Antiquated Wine Laws… Plus, Why DO You Like That Wine?

This week on Grape Encounters, your easy-going host David Wilson is up in arms over archaic, Prohibition-era laws still on the books in New England that are having a detrimental impact on consumer access to many wines. Tom Wark is the Executive Director of the American Wine Consumer Coalition and explains how you can help

Episode #257 – From The Halls of Wine.com to the “Show Me” State’s Largest Winery

It’s been about a month since former BevMo Cellar Master Wilfred Wong appeared on Grape Encounters to talk about his transition to being Chief Storyteller at Wine.com. Today, host David Wilson visits the grape guru he’s dubbed the “Yoda of Wine” on his new turf. It’s another entertaining, passionate discussion about one of America’s biggest