Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode 651 - Sharing a Life-Changing Reveal With the Wisest Wine Guy We Know!

Episode 651 – Sharing a Life-Changing Reveal With the Wisest Wine Guy We Know!

Is it David’s craziest idea of all time, or is it a stroke of genius? On this episode of Grape Encounters Radio, David is joined by the wisest wine person ...
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Episode #650 - Outside Influences Can Spoil Your Food & Wine Fun!

Episode #650 – Outside Influences Can Spoil Your Food & Wine Fun!

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 California’s Paso Robles AVA. David ...
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Episode #649 - ENCORE!  Swirling With the Shark, Kevin O’Leary!

Episode #649 – ENCORE! 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 649 shows spanning 14 years of broadcasting, choosing the best of the very ...
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Episode #648 - San Lorenzo and Ausonia:  The Broad Range of Fine Italian Wine

Episode #648 – San Lorenzo and Ausonia: The Broad Range of Fine Italian Wine

Today, you’ll meet the owners of two wineries in the Abruzzo region of Italy. They have everything in common in terms of quality, but are as different as night and ...
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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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