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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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Ep. 39 - Uncorked
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Ep. 39 – Uncorked

This week: How resistant are wine drinkers to the notion of using screw cap and synthetic enclosures? We found an expert with all the answers! Then, and interview with our favorite wine maker and philosopher, plus lots of random thoughts about things you probably ponder in your sleep. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-04-23_ge_39_pod.mp3″ title=”Ep. 39 – Uncorked “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-04-23_ge_39_pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify ...
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Ep. 38 - Rules Were Made to Be Broken
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Ep. 38 – Rules Were Made to Be Broken

Wine tasting etiquette with The Traveling Grape, Amanda Hagood. Then, go ahead, blend your wine at home with Chef Shelly Maddocks. Next, meet former marketing guy Larry Schaffer who is now being called the “Winemaker to Watch!” Finally, a conversation with the wonderfully irreverent Seattle Wine Gal. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-04-18_ge_38.mp3″ title=”Ep. 38 – Rules Were Made to Be Broken “] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-04-18_ge_38.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | ...
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Ep. 37 - Inside the Central Coast Independent Winery
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Ep. 37 – Inside the Central Coast Independent Winery

Wes Hagen is on the show today talking about his recent article published in the LA Times Magazine describing how the Santa Rita Hills came to produce a world-class Pinot Noir; then Keith Saarloos shares with us the inner workings of a true family-run winery, then we get Amanda Hagood from The Traveling Grape and Von Strasser in Napa to tell us a little bit about what wines to bring into a restaurant, and how ...
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Ep. 36 - 48 Hours on the Central Coast
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Ep. 36 – 48 Hours on the Central Coast

Dave shares with the listeners what he would do in the Santa Ynez Valley if there were 48 hours in the day, then brings on Stacey Otte from the Wildling Art Museum in Los Olivos to share the museum’s dedication to preserving and educating the public about local wildlife. We close out the show with a new staple, Amanda Hagood of Von Strasser, who will be providing us with information about what’s going on around ...
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Ep. 35 - Lucas  Lewellen, Von Strasser  The Traveling Grape
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Ep. 35 – Lucas Lewellen, Von Strasser The Traveling Grape

David gets Louis Lucas from Lucas and Lewellen on the line to talk about what a legendary Central Coast wine maker is up to, then calls on Amanda Hagood, Marketing Director for Von Strasser in Napa and also owner of The Traveling Grape to talk marketing techniques and about trip planning in Napa and Sonoma. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-04-18_ge_35.mp3″ title=” Ep. 35 – Lucas  Lewellen, Von Strasser  The Traveling Grape”] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-04-18_ge_35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick ...
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Ep. 34 - In Honor of Fess Parker
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Ep. 34 – In Honor of Fess Parker

This week, David pays tribute to Fess Parker, who passed away on March 17, takes a private wine tasting at Clos Pepe, then talks about the recent Solvang Century bike ride which attracts thousands of cyclists (and wine drinkers) to the Santa Ynez Valley. [haiku url=”https://grapeencounters.com/media/2010-04-18_ge_34.mp3″ title=” Ep. 34 – In Honor of Fess Parker”] https://media.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/content.blubrry.com/grapeencountersradio/2010-04-18_ge_34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick Here to Subscribe to Grape Encounters Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify ...
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