Episode #696 - Is Wine’s Future the Planet of Robots or Planet of the Apes?
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Episode #696 – Is Wine’s Future the Planet of Robots or Planet of the Apes?

This week on Grape Encounters Radio, host David Wilson explores the implications of futuristic technology in the world of wine. From wine robots to “wine ape NFTs,” he’s questioning just how much technology we should be bringing into the wine world. Is it really necessary, and more importantly, should we be cautious about allowing it to replace a winemaker’s passion and attention? With the introduction of wine robots in the vineyards, David suggests that we ...
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Episode #695 - Find Your Ideal Wine Match With A Little Help From... Yourself!
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Episode #695 – Find Your Ideal Wine Match With A Little Help From… Yourself!

Grape Encounters Radio is the perfect wine exploration for individuals that care about the wine they drink. It’s a unique blend of wine knowledge and entertainment that helps listeners understand the deeper connections between wine, music, culture and lifestyle choices. Through fascinating interviews with winemakers, wine educators and other wine industry experts, Grape Encounters Radio dives deep into the science behind wine tasting and explores what it means to have a unique “palate profile” — ...
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Episode #694 - From Sellers to Buyers to Buyers With Cellars;  Benchmark and the Rare Wine
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Episode #694 – From Sellers to Buyers to Buyers With Cellars; Benchmark and the Rare Wine

We’ve been talking about Benchmark Wine Group for a few years now and, now that Covid is largely behind us, we couldn’t wait to get up to Napa, California to check the company out in person with its founder David Parker. Benchmark is the world’s most acclaimed buyer and seller of rare and elite wines. We were given a tour of their Napa Valley facility and it would be an understatement to say it absolutely ...
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Episode #692 - Wine Rebel With a Cause; Mendocino County Wine Pioneer Greg Graziano
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Episode #692 – Wine Rebel With a Cause; Mendocino County Wine Pioneer Greg Graziano

This week on Grape Encounters Radio, we are delighted to welcome back Mendocino, California winemaker Greg Graziano. Greg’s remarkable winemaking journey has made him a pioneer, a rebel, and a legend. That’s because, when it comes to winemaking, you name it, he does it! Join host David Wilson as he and Greg discuss Greg’s winemaking journey, the impact of late-season weather events on grape crops, and what it means to be a wine rebel and ...
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Episode #690 - The Most Off-Color Episode of Grape Encounters Ever, Featuring Amber (or is it) Orange Wine Expert Simon J. Woolf
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Episode #690 – The Most Off-Color Episode of Grape Encounters Ever, Featuring Amber (or is it) Orange Wine Expert Simon J. Woolf

Today, we proudly present what may well be the most off-color episode of Grape Encounters ever; and to help us accomplish that feat is one of the most respected authors in the world of unusual wines. We’re eager to introduce him, but first, a confession. All right, we might as well just admit it. We have definitely been negligent when it comes to spending an appropriate amount of time talking about Amber/Orange wines on Grape ...
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Episode #688 - Iconic Pairings to Love the Wine You're With!
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Episode #688 – Iconic Pairings to Love the Wine You’re With!

Welcome to Episode 688 of Grape Encounters, where we’re all about the love of wine. This week, Jeanne Sullivan, a leading wine PR executive who has been booking top-tier guests on Grape Encounters for a whopping 15 years, steps up to the microphone for the first time. Well, it’s about time! After all, over the course of a decade and a half, she’s become a beloved personal friend of Grape Encounters. That being said, plenty ...
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Episode #683 - An Exclusive Visit With the President of Italy’s Biggest Wine Association, Angelo Radica
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Episode #683 – An Exclusive Visit With the President of Italy’s Biggest Wine Association, Angelo Radica

An American journalist rarely gets to sit down with the top brass of Italian winemaking like Angelo Radica. After all, Italy is the number one wine producer in the world, so leaders in the industry play a vital role in the wine industry’s contribution to the economy. Nonetheless, not only did Grape Encounter enjoy a rare one-on-one, it was a wonderfully light-hearted exchange demonstrating the joyfulness of Italian winemaking. On today’s show, David welcomes Angelo ...
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