Episode #227 – The Chinese Take a Shine to American Wine

This week, your Grape Encounter is a global experience!

andylevine_145One of the finest ways to enjoy touring through wine country is on a bicycle. With the chill of winter at home, your host David Wilson catches up with Duvine Cycling + Adventures’ Andy Levine again to talk about getaways to warmer climates like South America, where you can experience a first class vacation, enjoy some great exercise and taste amazing wines!

 

felinewineMatt Dubow is our Gadget Guru from EpicStyle.com. And, while he and David talk about pet-themed wine accessories that make great holiday gifts this year, you’ll also get the lowdown on a feline wine trend in Japan that gives an all-new meaning to ‘catnip.’

 

lindseygallagher_145American wines are making a big impact overseas in China. Linsey Gallagher is the marketing chief at California’s Wine Institute in San Francisco and has recently returned from a major Chinese wine event with some extraordinary perspective on everything from Chinese winemaking to the impact of American and French wines on local consumers to what serves well with the native cuisine.

 

chardonnayAnd, do you know your way with Chardonnay? That’s what David Wilson is Sipping with Sara in his weekly installment with the wine editor of Sunset Magazine!

 

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