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“Wine Lover’s Remorse” Be Gone!

I’d like to share with you 8 things that have the potential to significantly improve your wine drinking experience and that of your wine-drinking guests.  I’m sharing this information because...

Yes! It’s OK to Tinker with Your Wine!

By David Wilson Nearly two decades ago, I had a life-changing wine experience. I was on the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean with a group travelers who were...

That Wine Whiff is Worthless!

The server opens the bottle and hands the cork to someone at the table.  The recipient sniffs the cork and gives a tumbs up!  How to look silly without really...

Wine Metaphors Gone Terribly Wrong!

A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a...

The Intersection of Wine, Art and Music

The Intersection of Wine, Art and Music

Have you ever thought that you knew somebody and later learned that you actually had only scratched the surface? Spencer Brewer is one of those people whose resumé is so vast that its understandable if conversations centered solely around his career in wine overlook some equally amazing aspects of his ...
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Episode #537 - The Good News and Bad News From Wine Country This Fall

Episode #537 – The Good News and Bad News From Wine Country This Fall

There are few things on earth that generate more conversation than wine. For many, the thirst for wine knowledge becomes an obsession and it’s hard to imagine that anyone has fully ingested all there is to know about the world’s most revered beverage. Whenever Host David Wilson wants information about ...
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Episode #536 - Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction

Episode #536 – Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction

Sonoma County Wine Country residents are now confronting another inferno of epic proportions. Though seemingly insurmountable, citizens of this wine region have no shortage of resolve and courage, and there conviction is on full display as they do everything they must to save their historic communities, homes, businesses and, most ...
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Episode #535 - Happy Hallo-Wine!  Macabre Wines and Wine Stories

Episode #535 – Happy Hallo-Wine! Macabre Wines and Wine Stories

PLUS:  The Latest News From Your World of Wine. Maybe its just us, but doesn’t it seem like there are more and more dark, mysterious and downright macabre labels showing up on wine bottles these days?  From severed hands to wine bottles that come to life with zombies and other ...
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Episode #534 - Biodynamic and Built From Hemp in the South of France

Episode #534 – Biodynamic and Built From Hemp in the South of France

Also, more about some of the things that Whiskey and Wine have in common, Just in time for “Whiskey on the Rocks in Las Vegas! Chateau Maris in the South of France really has a story to tell… and who better to tell it than co-owner Robert Eden.  Most wine ...
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Episode #533 - Pinots and Plaid with the Wine Fashionista, Emily Martin

Episode #533 – Pinots and Plaid with the Wine Fashionista, Emily Martin

Oh, there is no doubt that Grape Encounters Host David Wilson gets mighty tired of the same old food and wine pairings. So when he came upon a truly novel event taking place in late October in San Francisco, he couldn’t wait to get the event’s producer, Emily Martin on ...
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Episode #532 - Changing Into Your Fall Wine Wardrobe With Master Somm Catherine Fallis

Episode #532 – Changing Into Your Fall Wine Wardrobe With Master Somm Catherine Fallis

She was the 5th woman to earn the title Master Sommelier and she has earned a lot more titles, honors and certifications than that in her extensive wine career. Catherine is the Proprietor at Planet Grape® LLC, a wine consulting firm providing content, reviews, corporate & private tastings, restaurant wine program development, and ...
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Episode #531 - Will the Crazy 2019 Harvest Yield Crazy Good Wines, or is that a Crazy Thought?

Episode #531 – Will the Crazy 2019 Harvest Yield Crazy Good Wines, or is that a Crazy Thought?

There is a whole lot of speculation going on about what kind of wines will be born from the very wacky 2019 season. What made the season wacky was some very unusual deviations in weather patterns that ended up causing some varietals to be harvested earlier than normal and others ...
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