There is no mistaking a wine lover’s appreciation for France. Few places in the world have the extraordinary combination of charm and heritage that France does when it comes to a life filled with Grape Encounters! On this week’s episode, Spring is in the air and your host David Wilson couldn’t wait to take you on his own brand of an April In Paris.
One of America’s top food critics is Sophie Gayot. She’s been lauded by star-chef Gordon Ramsey and received many accolades. This week, she joins David as our go-to authority for an April in Paris; whether you travel to Europe or keep your feet on the ground at home in America.
Plus, Sunset Magazine’s wine editor is back for another round of “Sipping with Sara.” Sara Schneider and David Wilson discuss wine critics and scoring. They may be tougher on those judges than the judges are on what’s in a bottle!
French native Sophie Boban-Doering and her husband Paul Doering were inspired during a visit to Paris to open a cheese shop in California’s Central Coast wine country. The owners of Fromagerie Sophie try and expand your host’s palate. You’ll chuckle when you find out that he’s stubborn as a goat when it comes to mixing some cheeses with a little Brut.
Then, gadget guru Matt Dubow talks about an epic collection of French-themed wine accessories sure to please even the most devout of Francophiles.
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