September 21, 2023

Episode #249 – Taking a Wine Holiday: It’s More Than Music To Your Ears!

Great wine, delicious food, amazing music and faraway destinations intersect on this week’s edition of Grape Encounters.

Andy Levine, founder, Duvine Cycling wine tours
Andy Levine, founder, Duvine Cycling wine tours

It’s that time of year when people get the bug to hit the road… or take to air or the sea… for spring and summer vacations. Andy Levine, founder of Duvine Cycling, makes a return visit to talk about astounding new ways to enjoy an exceptional wine and culinary experience while touring European wine destinations on a bicycle.

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble
St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble

In late-June, Grape Encounters listeners will cruise the Baltic with a stop in St. Petersburg, Russia. What can they expect in terms of wines and culture in this port of call? Get a sneak preview from the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, a quartet performing this Spring on the U.S. West Coast, who stop by our studio for an entertaining conversation and mini-performance!

musicandwineAnd, did you know that grapes dig the good vibrations of music? Host David Wilson and Sunset Magazine wine editor Sara Schneider talk about winemakers who are using music to inspire that fruit on the vine.

Wine and champagne corksPlus, Gadget Guru Matt Dubow of gets twisted up when it comes to talking about bottle caps vs. corks.



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