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Ep. 46 A - Making Wine... Dozens of Vintners at a Time, and Making Friends at Chef Shelly's
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Ep. 46 A – Making Wine… Dozens of Vintners at a Time, and Making Friends at Chef Shelly’s

Grape Encounters returns to the Terravant Wine Company to learn more about this awesome new winemaking venture, then we take our microphones to Chef Shelly’s raucous barbecue extravaganza. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-06-11_ge46_a_pod_chefshelly.mp3″ title=”Ep. 46 A – Making Wine… Dozens of Vintners at a Time, and Making Friends at Chef Shelly’s “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-06-11_ge46_a_pod_chefshelly.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Podcast Index | TuneIn | ...
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Ep. 45 - From Perfect Pinots to Pretentious Lawn Parties
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Ep. 45 – From Perfect Pinots to Pretentious Lawn Parties

David has a spirited conversation with renowned (and delightful) winemaker Kathy Joseph of Fiddlehead Cellars. She shares her philosophies and gives listeners a sneak peek at upcoming Fiddlefest. Later, David shares his visit to the Pretentious Lawn Party and brings you interviews with fun-loving attendees like “The Bachelor” and winemaker Andrew Firestone. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-06-04_ge_45_pod1.mp3″ title=”Ep. 45 – From Perfect Pinots to Pretentious Lawn Parties “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-06-04_ge_45_pod1.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowClick Here to Subscribe to Grape ...
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Ep. 44 - Yes! You Can Become a Winemaker! Learn How and Start Now!
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Ep. 44 – Yes! You Can Become a Winemaker! Learn How and Start Now!

Show host David Wilson and his guest, acclaimed winemaker and author Wes Hagen explain how you can make your own wines without planting a vineyard, or building a winery. (And we’re not talking about small quantities of homemade juice!)This is the real deal! [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-05-27_ge_44_pod.mp3″ title=”Ep. 44 – Yes! You Can Become a Winemaker! Learn How and Start Now! “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-05-27_ge_44_pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | Google ...
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Ep. 43 - Wines Inspired by Art, Mermaid Sightings and Sealed Lips
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Ep. 43 – Wines Inspired by Art, Mermaid Sightings and Sealed Lips

Show host David Wilson attends the Grand Opening party of Artiste Wines in Los Olivos, CA with microphone in hand. This lavish party featured renowned artists whose works appear on the Artiste wine bottles. It also featured a bevy of Mermaids whose costumes were actually painted on. Don’t miss the photo gallery! Finally, a visit with Keith Saarloos, who is very tight-lipped about the “painting” process backstage. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-05-21_ge_43_pod.mp3″ title=”Ep. 43 – Wines Inspired by ...
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Ep. 42 - The Bitter Aftertaste of Wine Metaphors
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Ep. 42 – The Bitter Aftertaste of Wine Metaphors

David takes issue with wine descriptions that leave consumers scratching their heads in bewilderment. David calls upon reknowned wine-maker and judge Wes Hagen to translate the verbosity and point listeners to some amazing cellar-stocking bargains. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-05-14_ge_42_pod.mp3″ title=”Ep. 42 – The Bitter Aftertaste of Wine Metaphors “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-05-14_ge_42_pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Podcast Index | TuneIn | RSS ...
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Ep. 41 - Too Bad to Drink, Too Good to Throw Away and Other Tidbits
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Ep. 41 – Too Bad to Drink, Too Good to Throw Away and Other Tidbits

This week, David responds to listener comments, then David tries every which way to get our resident wine philosopher Keith Saarloos to divulge his top-secret whereabouts. Finally, the immensely popular Chef Shelly Maddocks tells listeners what to do with wine that’s too bad to drink, but too good to throw away. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-05-07_ge_41_pod.mp3″ title=”Ep. 41 – Too Bad to Drink, Too Good to Throw Away and Other Tidbits “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-05-07_ge_41_pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowClick Here ...
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Ep. 40 - Renaissance Men, Romantic Notions and Looming Legislation
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Ep. 40 – Renaissance Men, Romantic Notions and Looming Legislation

For several weeks, David has wanted to spend a significant portion of the show shooting the breeze with one of the most interesting characters in the wine business — AVA author, winemaker, philosopher, innovator, wine judge and Renaissance Man Wes Hagen.On this show, Dave will also talk about HR5034; an intimidating piece of alcoholic beverage legislation currently on Capitol Hill, glass enclosures, and the state of the Chilean wine industry after the devastating magnitude 8.8 ...
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