April 12, 2024

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Episode #768 - FERMENTATION LIBERATION:  Shaking Up Wine's Status Quo.  Plus, Bonus Jancis Robinson Encore!

Episode #768 – FERMENTATION LIBERATION: Shaking Up Wine’s Status Quo. Plus, Bonus Jancis Robinson Encore!

This edition of Grape Encounters is brought to you by Total Wine & More.  Find what you love and love what you find at Total Wine & More. Just over a month ago, a captivating debate bubbled up among the ...
Episode #766_2 - Cooking Catastrophe!  Why Americans are Ditchin' the Kitchen!

Episode #766_2 – Cooking Catastrophe! Why Americans are Ditchin’ the Kitchen!

This week, in the whimsical world of “Grape Encounters Radio,” where the love of wine and food dances freely with the spirit of adventure, your host, David Wilson, takes a moment to don his chef’s hat—figuratively speaking—and delve into a ...
Episode #765 - Daring Boutique Winemaker Asks, "Is it OK to Tone Down Tech Talk and Favor Flavor?"

Episode #765 – Daring Boutique Winemaker Asks, “Is it OK to Tone Down Tech Talk and Favor Flavor?”

For more than 50 years, American wine enthusiasts and everyday drinkers have been divided into two opposing camps: those who use tech talk and wine industry jargon to describe what’s in their glass vs those who prefer to describe their ...
Episode #764 - SEIZE CONTROL:  If the Taste Ain’t Great, MANIPULATE!

Episode #764 – SEIZE CONTROL: If the Taste Ain’t Great, MANIPULATE!

Gather ‘round wine enthusiasts, adventurous gastronomes, and curious wanderers for this week’s edition of Grape Encounters Radio. For 15 years, we’ve been your trusted companion on a never-ending journey off the beaten path into uncharted regions of the world of ...
Episode #763 - Yet Another Wine Tasting That Could Dramatically Impact America's Future

Episode #763 – Yet Another Wine Tasting That Could Dramatically Impact America’s Future

Is it conceivable that a seemingly innocuous wine tasting event could significantly alter the trajectory of America’s future? While this proposition might initially appear far-fetched, the latest episode of Grape Encounters Radio presents compelling arguments that are likely to change ...
Episode #761 - Experiencing Bologna Like a True Native, Thanks to  Renaissance Man Roberto Condello

Episode #761 – Experiencing Bologna Like a True Native, Thanks to Renaissance Man Roberto Condello

It’s hard to imagine any European city with more iconic food, wine, art, and cultural attractions per capita than Bologna, Italy.  Home of the world’s first university, Bologna is a place of higher learning in almost any discipline you can ...
Episode #760 - Our Farewell to Spain, Garnacha and New Friends, but First Two Rockstar Producers!

Episode #760 – Our Farewell to Spain, Garnacha and New Friends, but First Two Rockstar Producers!

Well, it been one heck of a month here at Grape Encounters Radio, where we came, we saw and we were conquered… by the magic of Garnacha, during our very special 4-part series devoted entirely to what is arguably the ...
Episode #759 - Spain's Garnacha is Spellbinding!  Could it be That Nearby Village of Witches?

Episode #759 – Spain’s Garnacha is Spellbinding! Could it be That Nearby Village of Witches?

Welcome to the second week of an exhilarating journey through the captivating world of Garnacha wines in Northern Spain! This multi-week exploration has been meticulously crafted to delve deep into the heart of Garnacha, a wine varietal that remains unjustly ...
Episode #758 – We’ve Got Spain on the Brain as We Reveal the Magic Behind Today’s Garnachas!

Episode #758 – We’ve Got Spain on the Brain as We Reveal the Magic Behind Today’s Garnachas!

For the next 30 days, we’ve got Spain on the brain as we bring you the most comprehensive look at the regions and varietals responsible for some of the most beloved wines in the world today and for many centuries ...
Episode #757 - Previewing our 3-Week Mega-Series in Garnacha Land Spain, Plus, Worldwide Flights and Hotels NOW Under $25!

Episode #757 – Previewing our 3-Week Mega-Series in Garnacha Land Spain, Plus, Worldwide Flights and Hotels NOW Under $25!

Featuring Special Guest Carolina de Funes, Manager of Asociación Garnacha Spain We’re taking you to Spain’s Garnacha Land for three amazing weeks, AND we’ll also share how to get worldwide flights and accommodations for under $25!  THIS IS NOT A ...