Ep. 73 - Do We Really Need So Much So-So Wine?
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Ep. 73 – Do We Really Need So Much So-So Wine?

On this week’s show, David encourages wine drinkers to color outside the lines, supermarkets to stop stocking an over-abundance of uninteresting products, and behemoth wine companies to give us a lot more of the good stuff. (Preferably at a price under $20!) Joining the rant is the jovial Keith Saarloos, who always offers a perspective we might have overlooked. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-12-17_ge_73_pod.mp3″ title=” Ep. 73 – Do We Really Need So Much So-So Wine? (Can We ...
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Ep. 72 - Drinkin' Wine and Passin' Time in The Ghetto
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Ep. 72 – Drinkin’ Wine and Passin’ Time in The Ghetto

David takes the Grape Encounters motorcoach to the Lompoc “Wine Ghetto” where winemaker and all-around genius Wes Hagen tells listeners about the amazing wines being made in one of the humblest places in the wine world. Learn about the winemaking warehouse district that has become known as the Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”. It’s our kind of place! [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-12-10_ge_72a.mp3″ title=”Ep. 72 – Drinkin’ Wine and Passin’ Time in The Ghetto “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-12-10_ge_72a.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window ...
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Ep. 71 - Enhance Your Bra Size With Your Favorite Wine, A NY State of Mind, Wooing Young Wine Drinkers  Meet Forward Thinkers
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Ep. 71 – Enhance Your Bra Size With Your Favorite Wine, A NY State of Mind, Wooing Young Wine Drinkers Meet Forward Thinkers

New York winemaker protests commemorating East Coast icons with California vintages. Seattle Wine Gal argues, “You can’t fool young wine drinkers!” then turns us on to a way to enhance your bra size with just one bottle of wine. Then, meet Galen Struwe of Sacre Bleu Wines, who is swiftly becoming a Minnesota trend setter. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-12-03_ge_71_pod.mp3″ title=” Ep. 71 – Enhance Your Bra Size With Your Favorite Wine, A NY State of Mind, Wooing ...
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Ep. 70 - Having a Fine Wine Time From Malibu to Woodstock!
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Ep. 70 – Having a Fine Wine Time From Malibu to Woodstock!

We continue our discussion of wines that compliment Classic Rock with Dave VanDyke, one of the architects of the Classic Rock radio format. Then we take listeners to the California Coast to visit Robert Church Haggstrom of Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, CA. Finally, some excellent gift suggestions from Paul Kalemkiarian Jr. of the Original Wine of the Month Club. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-11-26_ge_70_pod.mp3″ title=” Ep. 70 – Having a Fine Wine Time From Malibu to Woodstock!”] ...
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Ep. 69 - Labels That Will Rock (and Roll) Your Perceptions of the Wine You Drink
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Ep. 69 – Labels That Will Rock (and Roll) Your Perceptions of the Wine You Drink

These days, label concept takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to wine. David talks about the trend to move from conventional type-based labels to labels that give the wine greater significance.Ron Roy, co-founder of Wines That Rock tells listeners about his company’s development of wines & labels that celebrate some of Classic Rock’s biggest legends. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-11-17_ge_69_pod.mp3″ title=” Ep. 69 – Labels That Will Rock (and Roll) Your Perceptions of the Wine ...
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Ep. 68 - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Organic, Promiscuous and Monogamous Wines
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Ep. 68 – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Organic, Promiscuous and Monogamous Wines

David shares some unpleasant tasting experiences as well as some unexpected surprises from the makers of Promiscuous and Monogamous wines. Then, there’s a whole lot of musing about wine and gender with special guests at the super secret studio. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-11-12_ge_68_1440.mp3″ title=” Ep. 68 – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Organic, Promiscuous and Monogamous Wines, Plus Much More!”] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-11-12_ge_68_1440.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Click Here to Subscribe to Grape ...
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Ep. 67 - Shattering Conventional Wine Wisdom and Concoctions That Will Surely Upset Wine-Drinking Purists
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Ep. 67 – Shattering Conventional Wine Wisdom and Concoctions That Will Surely Upset Wine-Drinking Purists

This week, David shares some information about wine drinkers that may surprise you, then spends an afternoon with Chef Shelly Maddocks at the Desert Cities Woman’s Show 2010 in Indian Wells, CA, where they share some (say it isn’t so) wine cocktail recipies and discuss the wine drinking and buying differences between men and women. Then we wrap up the show with a crash course home winemaking wrap-up with home winemaking expert Tristan Johnson of ...
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