From preserving history to defining Napa Style, Jean-Charles Boisset is truly a living legend in the worldwide wine industry. On today’s Grape Encounters, it’s a whirlwind conversation with Jean-Charles about everything under the sun! As perhaps the world’s most colorful and flamboyant wine personality, Jean-Charles always has countless projects underway and every last one of
Recently back from his unforgettable adventure in Southern Oregon, David gives listeners the skinny on the incomparable Oregon Wine Experience. David has been talking about it for several months now and, as a major sponsor of the event, has been chomping at the bit to experience this legendary event firsthand. It’s a pretty good bet
California Celebrates Wine Month as Experts Fret the Imminent Climate Change Buzz-Kill As Charles Dickens famously wrote at the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.” While we never like to focus on any bad news when it comes to wine, there
With America’s First Master of Wine, Tim Hanni. It’s something that baffles a great number of wine lovers. Why is one bottle of wine $10 while another is $100? Can there really be that much difference in quality to justify the price? Well, the truth is, wine prices make a lot more sense when you
It’s been another very busy week in the glorious world of wine. Accordingly, host David Wilson takes a detailed look at the latest wine news. Among the stories unpacked on this week’s show is somewhat startling study by the folks at Neilsen about consumer trends relating to alcohol consumption. Surprisingly, more and more folks are
Wine has long been known as the great romancer. Just the right wine can make for just the right evening. But, something other than the alcohol may be lowering our inhibitions.
Wine lovers have always agreed that wine is great when paired with a social occasion or celebration. One winery is taking the compatibility of wine for social interactions in a completely different direction–crowdsourced wine making.
It seems like 3D printing could be the next big thing in technology, but could it prove to be beneficial for wine lovers? A pair of Florida-based designers certainly think so — their firm Ottermatics is tackling the finer points of wine aeration.
Think critics still have the greatest influence on what wines are worth buying these days? That may have been correct in the past, but in the present it’s all about the kids. I’m not kidding around.
Would you give an opportunity to a wine that has been aged…in the ocean? We’re are about to get the first peek of ocean-aged wine, a new process being referred to as “Aquaoir.”
Have you ever wondered why different wines come in differently shaped bottles? Why do some red wines come in the same shape bottles as white wines? And, vice versa? Does it have anything to do with aging or flavor?