Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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CJ Dannen, Gerry Schultz, wine women inspiration

Episode #583 – Two Women in Wine Offer Much-needed Guidance

This installment of Grape Encounters showcases two women in wine on very different missions that are certain to benefit both wine enthusiasts and wine producers. Both hope to offer much-needed ...
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Bonny's Vineyard

Episode #581 – Perfectly Paired Part 2. Life, Love and Lessons Learned Under the Silver Oak

This episode of Grape Encounters is the second part of our visit with Bonny Meyer, who co-founded one of the most revered luxury wine brands in California history, Silver Oak ...
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Episode #580 - Nothing is Off Limits in Silver Oak Co-Founder Bonny Meyer’s Deeply Revealing “Perfectly Paired”

Episode #580 – Nothing is Off Limits in Silver Oak Co-Founder Bonny Meyer’s Deeply Revealing “Perfectly Paired”

It is hard to imagine that any luxury wine brand has had more written about it than Silver Oak. Since its founding nearly 50 years ago by Justin and Bonny ...
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Episode #579 - The Unimaginable Road Trip That Ended 6 Months of Solitary Confinement

Episode #579 – The Unimaginable Road Trip That Ended 6 Months of Solitary Confinement

Episode 579 of Grape Encounters Radio represents the first significant road trip that Host David Wilson has taken after 6 months of chomping at the bit in solitary confinement, to ...
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Episode #578 - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Barefoot.  A Covid-Era Conversation with Michael Houlihan

Episode #578 – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Barefoot. A Covid-Era Conversation with Michael Houlihan

Episode 578 of Grape Encounters features Michael Houlihan, co-founder of Barefoot Wine, America’s most successful wine brand. Everything about the Barefoot Wine story seems totally unimaginable. When a debt back ...
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Episode #577 - Take a PEAKE at One of America’s Hottest Fledgling Wineries!

Episode #577 – Take a PEAKE at One of America’s Hottest Fledgling Wineries!

Peake Ranch in the Santa Rita Hills of California’s Central Coast has quite a story to tell. In just a few short years, owners John and Gillian Wagner have not only ...
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Episode #576 - ArteVino… Where Fine Art and Fine Wine Collide in a Beautiful Way!

Episode #576 – ArteVino… Where Fine Art and Fine Wine Collide in a Beautiful Way!

Anyone that thinks winemaking isn’t an art form is not drinking very good wine! Actually, it’s not uncommon for winemakers to also be involved in a host of creative pursuits ...
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Episode #575 - Virtual Wine Dating, The Covid Loss of Wine Taste Curse and More!

Episode #575 – Virtual Wine Dating, The Covid Loss of Wine Taste Curse and More!

It’s a veritable potpourri of pontification on this week’s edition of Grape Encounters.  As you probably know, sometimes our show’s host has so many things on his mind that he ...
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Winemaking is Going to the Dogs!

Winemaking is Going to the Dogs!

Dogs are an integral part of many work force teams. We know them to work directly with police officers and fire fighters. But what’s the story with vineyard dogs? There’s ...
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Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Openminded!

Putting the Freeze on Wine, But You Really Have to be Openminded!

A sure fire way to make a wine lover cringe is to drop a few ice cubes in your glass of vino.  But there are a couple of reasons why ...
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Shaking Up Conventional Bubbly Wisdom!

Shaking Up Conventional Bubbly Wisdom!

Champagne and sparkling wine are more popular than ever before.  In fact, bubbles are now considered totally appropriate, any day of the year and from start to finish at the ...
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Episode #574 - How Tasting Rooms, Wine Bars and Awesome Events Like The Oregon Wine Experience are Finding Ways to Carry On

Episode #574 – How Tasting Rooms, Wine Bars and Awesome Events Like The Oregon Wine Experience are Finding Ways to Carry On

Cancelled. Cancelled. Cancelled! Whether you’re into sports, travel or wine, there’s a good chance that your favorite events and activities are on indefinite hold. We are all pretty bummed for sure. But it’s even sadder ...
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