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Episode #452 – Classiest US Party Cities and Sustainable Winegrowing

David talks with Lucas Puente, Chief Economist at Thumbtack, a service that matches up consumers and service providers, from bartenders & event help to house painting and personal training. Thumbtack looked at which cities know how to throw the classiest parties by examining which cities are most likely to have a professional bartender at their

Episode #297 – Arsenic in Wine Won’t be the Death of Wine Lovers, but Legal Terrorism May!

How Greed and Legal Maneuvering Threaten the Good Name of the Conscientious Winemaking Community as it Celebrates Sustainability and Best Practices You may never hear host David Wilson this outraged again as he takes aim at lawyers and fear mongers who could rake in a fortune by making legal claims against numerous winemakers whose only

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 #244 – Winemaking Gone Green: Sustainability in the Vineyards

This week on Grape Encounters, we’re going to get very down to earth. Sustainability has become a big word in the wine industry. Host David Wilson welcomes Doris Cooper of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains to talk about their cutting-edge conservation efforts. Learn about what Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards has done to become certified as