Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #647 - The Irresistible Allure of Her Abruzzo Family's Business

Episode #647 – The Irresistible Allure of Her Abruzzo Family’s Business

Today, you’ll have the good fortune of meeting an Italian wine executive who brings the perfect combination of sharp business acumen, uncompromising excellence and unbridled charm to the family business ...
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Episode #646 - ENCORE!  When We Loved the Ads as Much as the Wine!

Episode #646 – ENCORE! When We Loved the Ads as Much as the Wine!

Host David Wilson and show announcer Brent Keast were deeply involved in the world of advertising before the wine business lured them away. It is therefore fitting that they take ...
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Episode #645 - ENCORE! How to Become a California Wine Expert!

Episode #645 – ENCORE! How to Become a California Wine Expert!

While California is one of many world-class wine regions, there’s are compelling reasons why knowledge-thirsty wine enthusiasts should immerse themselves into the most comprehensive educational program ever developed around California ...
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Episode #644 - It’s a Mr. Wonderful Life, Swirling With the Shark, Kevin O’Leary!

Episode #644 – It’s a Mr. Wonderful Life, Swirling With the Shark, Kevin O’Leary!

This week’s show is an instant Grape Encounters Top Ten. That’s not hyperbole. With a library of 644 shows spanning 14 years of broadcasting, choosing the best of the very ...
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Episode #643 - The Foot Race That Brought Winemaking to the Himalayas!

Episode #643 – The Foot Race That Brought Winemaking to the Himalayas!

This story would make a great movie, if only the plot were believable. Michael Juergens is part Earnest Hemingway, part Ethan Luther (Tom Cruise’s character in Mission Impossible) and a ...
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Episode #642 - A Big Pain in the Glass and Other Surprising Wine News Featuring Wes Hagen!

Episode #642 – A Big Pain in the Glass and Other Surprising Wine News Featuring Wes Hagen!

We can certainly understand a wine shortage. After all, droughts have challenged production and the last year has seen a major uptick in consumption. However, if you have a tough ...
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Episode #641 - Radio Icon Explains How a Bomb Cyclone Abruptly Liquidated Wine Country Fire Season!

Episode #641 – Radio Icon Explains How a Bomb Cyclone Abruptly Liquidated Wine Country Fire Season!

This year, the warnings in drought-stricken California wine country were harsher than ever. Don’t use your shower. Don’t water your lawns. Shell out triple the normal cost of water because ...
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Episode #640 - A Salute to Farmers and Farmworkers With Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross

Episode #640 – A Salute to Farmers and Farmworkers With Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross

This week’s show takes listeners beyond the grape as David welcomes a real heavyweight to the program, California’s  Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross. Before moving ...
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Episode #638 - What Wine Enthusiasts Can Learn From Ted Lasso, Queen's Gambit & A-Typical

Episode #638 – What Wine Enthusiasts Can Learn From Ted Lasso, Queen’s Gambit & A-Typical

Three of the top cable serials offer more than just comedy, drama and entertainment. They are packed full of life lessons which can be applied to almost almost everything we ...
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Episode #637 - Introducing the Fastest Way to Become a California Wine Expert!

Episode #637 – Introducing the Fastest Way to Become a California Wine Expert!

While California is one of many world-class wine regions, there’s are compelling reasons why knowledge-thirsty wine enthusiasts should immerse themselves into the most comprehensive educational program ever developed around California ...
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Episode #636 – Muse While We Cruise Through the Latest Wine News!

Episode #636 – Muse While We Cruise Through the Latest Wine News!

On any given day, there are probably as many stories written about wine as there are stories written about politics, Bitcoin and Elon Musk combined. The summer of 2021 has ...
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Episode #634 - How a Foot Race Through the Himalayas Took Winemaking to a Higher Level

Episode #634 – How a Foot Race Through the Himalayas Took Winemaking to a Higher Level

This story would make a great movie, if only the plot were believable. Michael Juergens is part Earnest Hemingway, part Ethan Luther (Tom Cruise’s character in Mission Impossible) and a ...
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