Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #593 - Consumer Wine Habits - Are Outside Influences Keeping Us from Enjoying Food and Wine to the Fullest?

Episode #593 – Consumer Wine Habits – Are Outside Influences Keeping Us from Enjoying Food and Wine to the Fullest?

Observing consumer wine habits – in addition to hosting Grape Encounters Radio for 12 years, Host David Wilson has also operated a wine tasting room on the Central Coast of ...
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Episode #592 - Going East for Wine, Hospitality and Other Religious Experiences

Episode #592 – Going East for Wine, Hospitality and Other Religious Experiences

REBROADCAST BY POPULAR DEMAND: We had intended to pay a long overdue visit to a number of our wine and hospitality friends on the east side of America. Unfortunately, we’re ...
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Go Ahead...  Love the Wine You're With!

Go Ahead… Love the Wine You’re With!

If You Can’t Be With the Wine You Love, Love the Wine You’re With! I’m a big fan of metaphors. I guess it’s because they elicit an emotional reaction that ...
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Episode #591 - Chef Charlie Palmer; an Intimate, Deep-dive Into the Unconventional World of an Ultimate American Original

Episode #591 – Chef Charlie Palmer; an Intimate, Deep-dive Into the Unconventional World of an Ultimate American Original

While it is the goal of every episode of Grape Encounters Radio to present compelling, informative, and entertaining content, there are times when interviews significantly standout. That is certainly the ...
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CHampagne with US Flag

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 ...
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Episode #589 - Wine Genealogy: The Family Trees of Our Favorite Vines!

Episode #589 – Wine Genealogy: The Family Trees of Our Favorite Vines!

Talking wine genealogy… Boy, do we ever take grapes for granted. We know that there are a zillion different varietals out there and no limit to the choices of wine ...
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Episode #588 - Politics and Wine: Do You Vote Your Favorite Varietal?

Episode #588 – Politics and Wine: Do You Vote Your Favorite Varietal?

Host David Wilson often reminds us that “wine should be a social lubricant that stimulates conversation about everything except the wine!” Needless to say, there have been a nearly infinite ...
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Episode #587 - Determined to Preserve the Historic Old Vines of Lodi Wine

Episode #587 – Determined to Preserve the Historic Old Vines of Lodi Wine

Lodi wine – It’s almost impossible NOT to think of the Creedence Clearwater classic, when the town Lodi comes up in a conversation. Yep, it was more than 50 years ...
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Episode #586 - Mike Ryan - The Road Trip Down-Under That Wasn't Meant To Be!

Episode #586 – Mike Ryan – The Road Trip Down-Under That Wasn’t Meant To Be!

Our special guest, direct from Australia’s Gold Coast, is broadcaster extraordinaire Mike Ryan. This was supposed to be the year that Grape Encounters host David Wilson was going to spend ...
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Episode #585 - Wes Hagen - Finding Your Wine Happy Place Despite All the Heartache

Episode #585 – Wes Hagen – Finding Your Wine Happy Place Despite All the Heartache

From fire devastation that no one could have imagined, to Covid’s unyielding disruption of business as usual, 2020 has taken an immeasurable toll on winemakers and the consumers who love ...
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Defiance Vineyard

Episode #584 – How an Act of Defiance Gave Birth to Two Rock Stars!

Today’s episode of Grape Encounters is the story of wines that were never supposed to exist. It begins with a family that decided to come together and take on a ...
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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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