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Episode #590 – The 2020 Election Night Wines – Blues, Reds, Whites, Sparklings and More!

This week’s edition of Grape Encounters Radio takes place just a few days after the 2020 Election. On today’s show, David and announcer Brett Keast speculate about what people drank on election night. Originally, David thought sparkling wine and champagne would be the go-to for at least 50% of the record-setting voting population. As the evening went off the rails, all bets were off. In due course, David and Brent presume folks broke out the hard stuff.

This episode then saunters to a discussion of viticulture nomenclature, the oft curious origin of wine names. They do things very differently in France and the rest of Europe than here in America. As a result, a wine the French might refer to as a Bordeaux, we would perhaps call a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Malbec, or a Merlot. Leaning into the confusion, David does his best to untangle the topic for his listeners.

It’s the first production post-2020 election night; although that’s an apparent misnomer, as it doesn’t appear the referendum is over just yet. Let us all stay tuned for an historical, roaring good time, in what has most certainly been an unprecedented and crazy week, month and year.

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