September 21, 2023

Episode #678 – An Uncanny Russian Visitor Plus Lots of Tricks to Make Your Wine Taste Better!

Make your wine taste better? That and more! This week’s installment of Grape Encounters Radio will touch on several super interesting topics. You might find the show’s first segment particularly captivating as David shares an encounter with the Moscow Bureau Chief of the New York Times, Anton Troianovski. A huge wine lover, the journalist and his family, whom he was visiting, randomly wandered into David’s California-based wine shop the same day that David had read a gut-wrenching story about Russian political prisoner Alexei Navalny. Unbelievably, the story had been written by Anton in Moscow just before he left Russia to visit his family in the US. It is the story of a chance encounter that would seem almost impossible. Give a listen!

The show continues with a discussion about ways to make your wine taste better without touching what’s inside the bottle. This involves a broad range of things, including the music in the room, the lighting, the glassware, setting expectations, and much more. This is must-know information for every wine Enthusiast.

But if that information isn’t helpful, the next segment will surely end the anxiety that comes with opening a bottle of wine that doesn’t suit your taste. What if you could play with your wine, adding a few things on hand to improve the taste? We’re talking about stuff like ruby port, simple syrup, lemon, and even a tiny splash of water. The impact of just a dash of this or that is amazing, and some of these tricks have been used by winemakers for ages!

So if you love learning how to improve the taste of wine without ever touching what’s inside the bottle, or if you’re curious about ways to make wine more palatable, this is the show for you! Tune in and learn something new that will surely come in handy the next time you find yourself enjoying a glass of vino. Cheers!

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