September 25, 2023

Episode #601 – Are You Taking Your Love Affair with Wine for Granted?

We might as well admit it… The COVID-19 crisis has made us all a little bit lazy. You know what we’re talking about, laying around in our sweats all day long. Not shaving every day. Overdosing on Netflix and Amazon Prime. And perhaps the greatest sin of all, getting sloppy in our love affair with wine!

What does that mean exactly? It means NOT doing those little things that really make our wine experiences better, like watching the temperature, drinking out of a proper glass (and certainly not out of the bottle) and taking the time to really appreciate our wines like we used to. David says this episode of Grape Encounters is a reality check for both himself and listeners to not forget that total wine enjoyment means getting a few fundamental right from the start.

Also, on Episode 601, we’ll share some important insight into who and where you get your wine guidance from. There is no shortage of folks out there sharing opinions and ideas; but if you hitch your wagon to the wrong advisors, you might miss out on a lot of insight and opportunity that with really make a difference in your wine life. Remember; people who paint their houses pink love pink. You might find a pink house revolting. That’s why it’s so important to seek out guidance and inspiration from people who love what you love. Done right, you can have an army of super-competent people pointing great wines and adventures your way!

Today’s edition of Grape Encounters is brought to you by Total Wine & More. Enthusiasts often liken wine to a time machine. It can take you to places in the past where the spirit was created, without ever having to leave your home. Whether you’re sipping a Sangiovese from Italy or a Reisling from Germany, a well-shaped goblet filled with crafted, fermented grapes, can tell you a lot about remarkable places and spaces across the world. Dig in deep and explore; learn more about over 8,000 wines at your local Total Wine & More store. For further information, log on to You can also do all your shopping from home and take advantage of our first class curbside pickup at your local Total Wine & More store.

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