Last week, Grape Encounters escorted you into Napa Valley’s premiere annual party with an invitation from Jean-Charles Boisset at Raymond Vineyards.
This week, host David Wilson gets things underway with Karen MacNeil. Karen is the author of the most complete wine book ever: The Wine Bible. As one of the foremost writers in the world on the topic of wine, you’ll find the conversation to be inspiring and enlightening.
No trip to Napa would be complete without our friend Tom Silberkleit. He shares some big news about the California Directory of Fine Wineries while enjoying the festivities. The outstanding series of publications are going to offer some magnificent high-tech upgrades for wine lovers, so give a listen!
Alder Yarrow is the founder of Vinography. A must-read for wine industry types and consumers alike, learn about this publication that makes a fantastic reading companion to your favorite wine radio program! Plus, you don’t want to miss getting drenched in a little wine when he and David Wilson break out in song!
Kari Ruel is the driving force behind reporting on the people, places and things that make Napa wine country so amazing. As the publisher of Napa Valley Life, this single mom is livin’ the wine lifestyle rubbing elbows with the industry’s legends.
Napa Gras 2014 may be in the history books, but since we’re in the neighborhood, it seemed to be the right time to tell you about a restaurant tucked between two Napa resorts because the food and the wine list and pairings scream for your attention. Your Grape Encounters team was blown away by the dining experience at Siena Restaurant. You’ll hear from Executive Chef Sean Montgomery and Assistant Manager and Wendell Cooper, the Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage at The Meritage Resort and Spa.
Perhaps you have come to enjoy a wine that you only seem to find at one particular retail establishment. No matter how hard you look, you’re surprised that the label isn’t carried elsewhere. It’s not such a big surprise with the number of stores that negotiate private label offerings from winemakers specifically for their shelves. That’s the topic this week when we go Sipping with Sara Schneider from Sunset Magazine.
There’s some great gadgets including things never before come across by host David Wilson when he talks with gadget guru Matt Dubow from EpicStyle.com. Be sure to visit the Grape Encounters Facebook page for pictures and links this week.
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