What Do You Love to Make and Drink? Meet a very special 7th Generation French winemaker of the female persuasion, Dominque Priuer. Then, we’ll talk about the growing practice of blending beer and wine from Dr. Bob Sysak of Stone Brewery. Next, you’ll get a crash course on Chilean wines from the very charming Max
Featuring a Visit to the Garden of Eatin’ with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan Some believe that adding a little water to your wine will actually bring out more flavor and aroma while taking out some of the alcohol sting. For this discussion we went to the very special garden tended by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan.
Creating Amazing Wine Experiences for the Masses Some wine retailers really get it right… and others just plain don’t get it. On this edition of Grape Encounters, David talks with two wine wizards who really know how to deliver the goods and please your palate. He will also talk about wine tasting events with someone
Big Winners in the Wine World (plus, a double-dose of Decadence!) Mark Carter is one of the very few winemakers in the world to earn a perfect 100 point score. His wife, Sherri Dobay, author of Daily Decadence could probably take that score up to 110 with her remarkable ability to make good things great and
This week, we visit with Violet Grgich, daughter of Michael Grgich, the famed winemaker responsible for making the Chardonnay that won the historic Judgment of Paris in 1976. Join David as he sits down with Violet at Grgich Hills Estate to talk about continuing the Grgich legacy side-by-side with her 90 year-old, very hands-on, Dad!
On this week’s Pre-Valentine’s Day show, we’re going to focus on Wine, Champagne and other goodies that will help you celebrate the very romantic 14th of February in style. From do’s and don’ts to tips on turning up the temperature without touching the thermostat. There’s a lot to share including advise from world-renowned romance and
This week Grape Encounters Radio welcomes Michael Jordan. Except, this Michael Jordan isn’t tall and doesn’t dribble. In fact, dribbling would be totally unthinkable for him. That’s because Michael is a Master Sommelier… that’s French for big time wine expert. Michael is known as the Sommelier for the People and was once head of wine
The first time President Obama was elected, there was a lot of grumbling in the American wine world when it was learned that the new Commander in Chief had chosen wines not of this country to serve at the Inauguration. This time around, political sensitivity and good taste prevailed as wines from the Empire State
A Buffet of Off-the-Wall Conversations on This Week’s Show Today on Grape Encounters, we’ll visit with one of the savviest people in the wine business. He’s a winemaker, an author, an educator, a wine judge and a connoisseur of fine, well, tequila. He’s also someone who thinks Americans need to embrace their own wine identity.
The wit, wisdom and wonders of a legendary winemaker Also Featuring our Gadget Guru from EpicStyle.com, Matt DuBow We have had Michael Grgich on Grape Encounters before, but the time was far too short. Most wine lovers know Michael as the iconic winemaker who stunned the world when his masterfully-crafted Chardonnay won the 1976 Judgment
Special Guest Keith Saarloos of Saarloos and Sons Also Featuring our Gadget Guru from EpicStyle.com, Matt DuBow There was much to celebrate in 2012. Great wines and lots of them! The truth is, the past few years have seen more innovations, more varietals and more reasons to break out the good glasses. In this episode