June 7, 2023

Episode 225 – From the Tropics to the Tundra, Fruit Winemaker Challenge Is On; Plus, What’s Up with Those Wines From Down Under?

Vince ShookHow sweet it is! Your Grape Encounter this week travels first to the Tropics for an in-depth conversation with Vince Shook, whose family has been making fruit-flavored wines for more than twenty years at the Florida Orange Groves Winery.

Their patented winemaking process has been turning out more than 40 varieties each year including Banana, Mango and Orange wines. And, now they’re ready to enter a Grape Encounters exclusive competition with a Homer, Alaska fruit winery. Bear Creek’s Louis Maurer returns to accept host David Wilson’s challenge.


aussiewineAlso this week, what happened when American wine lovers started to turn their nose up at Australian wines? Get the lowdown on wines from Down Under when David goes Sipping with Sara Schneider of Sunset magazine.

And, it’s a USA vs. Australia blind tasting game with gadget guru Matt Dubow of EpicStyle.com.


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