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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 #530 – The Unabridged Wine World According to 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 and every last one of

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Episode #529 – The Ultimate Oregon Wine Experience Explained

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

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Episode #528 – California Wine Month

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

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Episode #527 – Why do Wines Cost What they Cost?

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

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Episode #526 – Helping Your Wine Keep Its Cool!

Who doesn’t love Summer, right? Well, if your wine could talk, it would definitely express its disdain for high temperatures. In fact, heat is the thing that wine hates the most, apart from too much oxygen. It’s hard to imagine just how many dollars worth of wine are completely ruined because they sat in a

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Episode #525 – Summer Wine News

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

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Episode #524 – Star Trek, Captain Picard and Wine: A New Enterprise

Okay, we probably should keep you wondering what the title of this episode is all about, but we’re spoilers at heart here at Grape Encounters. On today’s show, David connects with Stuart Spencer, COO of Wines That Rock. We’re all familiar with the multitude of wine bottles with catchy labels on them hoping to capture

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Episode #523 – Wine Mistakes Every Wine Lover Should Avoid

From choosing the wrong wine club to failing to preserve wine properly, David looks at some of the most common wine mistakes that enthusiasts often make and how to avoid them. Have you quit as many wine clubs as you’ve joined? That could be because you’re signing up for the wrong reasons. That doesn’t mean

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Episode #522 – Canned Wine and Turning Wine, Oh My!

A few weeks back, David interviewed Allan Green, the founder and Executive Director of the International Canned Wine Competition which is a first of its kind being held in Boonville, California. Since that initial interview, there have been a plethora of stories out about the subject and it appears we better be prepared for a

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Episode #521 – Tom Rodrigues: Meet the Ultimate Wine Renaissance Man

He’s the ultimate renaissance man when it comes to wine. He’s a pig farmer, renowned winemaker and world class artist. He’s also a dear friend of Grape Encounters Radio. In this episode, you’ll see that truly great winemakers are seldom one-dimensional. Join us for an intimate and fun-filled discussion with Artevino Winery’s Tom Rodrigues. David

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