September 28, 2023

Episode #728 – Patriotic Pour: The Forgotten Grapes of the Original 13 Colonies With Chris Kern

Welcome to a star-spangled edition of Grape Encounters Radio. Today we’re going to take you on a rollicking romp through vineyards that our founding fathers would definitely approve of. Each week, Grape Encounters pops the cork on the most intriguing stories, fascinating folks, and tasty tidbits that make the world of wine a non-stop adventure. It’s all about learning with laughter and letting loose with fellow wine enthusiasts.


In this week’s special Fourth of July edition, we’re thrilled to welcome back a long-time friend of Grape Encounters Radio, Chris Kern Chris is the founder of Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes. With his podcast, intriguing website, and one-of-a-kind wine club that spotlights unusual or rare grape varietals, Chris is a true connoisseur of the vineyards less traveled.

This episode takes us on an intriguing journey through the 13 original colonies at the time of America’s birth.  We’ll highlight the unique grapes and wines of these regions that have been pleasing palates for centuries. Many of these varietals, unfamiliar to most Americans, have been thriving long before George Washington’s wooden teeth started turning purple.  Some were here long before 2-legged creatures. With Chris’s expertise and mind-boggling insight, we’ll take a metaphorical deep dive into a pool filled with the juice of  America’s forgotten grapes and the delectable wines they produce.


Join your host, David Wilson, as he and Chris uncover the hidden gems of American viticulture. So, uncork your favorite bottle, sit back, and join us for another Grape Encounters Radio adventure!

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