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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...

Episode #548 - Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket?

Episode #548 – Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket?

Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket? Plus, some “just for fun” wine wisdom that isn’t snobbery! / Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Download this episode ...
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Episode #547 - 100% Tariffs on French Wine Could Pummel the World Wine Industry like a Meteorite

Episode #547 – 100% Tariffs on French Wine Could Pummel the World Wine Industry like a Meteorite

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Episode #546 - The Many Routes to Becoming a Sommelier

Episode #546 – The Many Routes to Becoming a Sommelier

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 of Planet Grape, LLC, a wine consulting firm providing content, reviews, corporate & private tastings, restaurant wine program development, and ...
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Episode #545 - An Encore With Our French Connection, Jean-Charles Boisset

Episode #545 – An Encore With Our French Connection, Jean-Charles Boisset

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 ...
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Episode #544 - Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Episode #544 – Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

It’s the most popular adult beverage in the world, so it opens up a plethora of possibilities when it comes to gift giving. At this time of year, host David Wilson is bombarded with questions about what to buy the wine lovers in our lives.  “Hey, what would be a ...
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Episode #543 - Wine Resources That Will Keep You From Making Big Mistakes

Episode #543 – Wine Resources That Will Keep You From Making Big Mistakes

On this week’s episode of Grape Encounters Radio, David and our trusty announcer review some of the many resources available that will hopefully prevent you from making a wine-buying mistake that is both disappointing and costly. Some of the best sure-fire cures to making decisions in the dark are the ...
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Episode #542 - (Wine) Cocktails Anyone?  Cool Concoctions From the Wine Institute!

Episode #542 – (Wine) Cocktails Anyone? Cool Concoctions From the Wine Institute!

This is a time when we are all absolutely immersed in the holiday season. We have a little bit of it behind us and a whole lot more in front of us. This is probably the biggest time when it comes to wine and wine sales because everybody's out buying ...
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Episode #541 - Wes Hagen on Enjoying Wine

Episode #541 – Wes Hagen on Enjoying Wine

Join David and winemaker/wine historian Wes Hagen talking about the science and experience of tasting wine... when wine hits your tongue, all five flavor components – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umomi/savory – one of the few beverages that delivers all of them. Trends in food and wine pairing take all ...
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