April 13, 2024

Episode #333 – A Tale of Two Wine Cultures

Why Malibu Wines are Making Waves and Chinese Wine Enthusiasts are Making Bordeauxs More Expensive

Elliott Dolin of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards
Elliott Dolin of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards

Episode 333 of Grape Encounters Radio takes you from Malibu, CA all the way to China. Our first guest is Elliott Dolin, founder of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. Elliott went from a career in music that included playing with a number of legendary music icons. But, like so many musicians, the same skills it takes to make music seem to effortlessly translate into winemaking.DOlinLabel

What is most interesting about Dolin’s wines is the fact that they come from Malibu; a town known more for celebrities and sun worshipers than winemaking. Learn about this emerging beach community wine region in this episode.

SuzanneMustacichIn the show’s second half, our attention turns from Malibu to China, as David welcomes to the show Suzanne Mustacich, author of The Thirsty Dragon. This insightful book will help you better understand China’s unquenchable thirst for fine wine and why that demand is driving prices up. There’s a whole lot of information packed into this edition of Grape Encounters radio.ThirstyDragon_BookCover

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