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Episode #670 - The 27 and Me of the Wine Family Tree
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Episode #670 – The 27 and Me of the Wine Family Tree

You can study wine until you’re blue in the face but, the simple truth is, the more we think we know about wine, the more we realize how little we actually do. Take wine heritage for example. Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is the love child of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc? As a matter of fact, it wasn’t that long ago in the grand scheme of things that Cabernet Sauvignon didn’t even exist ...
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Episode #669 - Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 3 of 3; The Big Reveal
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Episode #669 – Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 3 of 3; The Big Reveal

In recent weeks, we wandered into a discussion about something that is completely changing the way we think of wine, including how we taste it and draw conclusions that are hopefully more accurate than ever before. In this three-part series, Grape Encounters will focus on the remarkable work being done by Tastry Laboratories in San Luis Obispo, California. What Tastry is doing is nothing short of remarkable. Tastry scientists have taught computers how to taste ...
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Episode #668 - Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 2 of 3; in the Laboratory
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Episode #668 – Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 2 of 3; in the Laboratory

In recent weeks, we wandered into a discussion about something that is completely changing the way we think of wine, including how we taste it and draw conclusions that are hopefully more accurate than ever before. In this three-part series, Grape Encounters will focus on the remarkable work being done by Tastry Laboratories in San Luis Obispo, California. What Tastry is doing is nothing short of remarkable. Tastry scientists have taught computers how to taste ...
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Episode #667 - How AI is Improving Our Taste in Wine
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Episode #667 – How AI is Improving Our Taste in Wine

In recent weeks, we wandered into a discussion about something that is completely changing the way we think of wine, including how we taste it and draw conclusions that are hopefully more accurate than ever before. In this three-part series, Grape Encounters will focus on the remarkable work being done by Tastry Laboratories in San Luis Obispo, California. What Tastry is doing is nothing short of remarkable. Tastry scientists have taught computers how to taste ...
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Episode #666 - What’s Changing More, Us or the Wine?
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Episode #666 – What’s Changing More, Us or the Wine?

On our last episode of Grape Encounters Radio we talked about how much wine has changed over the years, but we also suggested that many things seem to always remain the same. In this edition of Grape Encounters Radio, we pose the question, “What is changing more, the wine, or the wine consumer? It’s an interesting question worth pondering for more than just a fleeting moment and, hopefully, this discussion will lead you to a ...
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Episode #665 - In Wine There is Truth, and Much More!
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Episode #665 – In Wine There is Truth, and Much More!

In wine there is truth, or “In Vito Veritas.” Never tell secrets while drinking wine. After all, wine is probably the most powerful truth serum in the world. Wine likely stimulates more discussions than anything else, and so, not surprisingly, this episode of Grape Encounters not only tackles this truism but also wanders down several different pathways to recollect some very interesting Grape ENcounters history as well as some thoughts on subjects as off-the-wall as ...
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Episode #664 - The TRUE Most Popular Wines and How They Unite Us.
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Episode #664 – The TRUE Most Popular Wines and How They Unite Us.

There is no shortage of lists that profess to tell us which wines are most popular. You can base that opinion on sales or any number of other factors but, when it comes right down to it, it’s all pretty subjective and far be it from your host David Wilson to refrain from weighing in with his opinion. For the purpose of this discussion, David compares his list of favorites to a list published by ...
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