Grape Encounters Episode Archives

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Episode #659 - Can Wine Reunite Our Nation?  Featuring Christopher Sawyer, Somm to the Stars!

Episode #659 – Can Wine Reunite Our Nation? Featuring Christopher Sawyer, Somm to the Stars!

With a horrific war raging in Ukraine, it is difficult to find much to be happy about, which is a really good reason to invite one of the world’s most ...
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Episode #658 - Adventures!  Amphoras!  Abruzzo!

Episode #658 – Adventures! Amphoras! Abruzzo!

Marino Cardelli is an Italian Level 3 Somm and owner of Experience Bela Vita; a full immersion food, wine, and cultural tour company. Piero Pavone is the founder of Vinum ...
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Episode #657 - From Bad Company to Gourmet Experiences That are Must-See!

Episode #657 – From Bad Company to Gourmet Experiences That are Must-See!

Paul Cullen has been a great friend to our show for many years now. You’ve probably heard him talk about how he was introduced to wine by a founding member ...
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Episode #656 - Our Very First News Segment From Our Italian Studio!

Episode #656 – Our Very First News Segment From Our Italian Studio!

Welcome to our very first news segment from Italy which required David to pull off a TOTAL LIFE MAKEOVER in about 30 days. House sold. The wine bar sold. Car ...
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Episode #655 - The Wait for Normal is Almost Over; Wine World News With Wes Hagen

Episode #655 – The Wait for Normal is Almost Over; Wine World News With Wes Hagen

Wes Hagen joins David to share the latest wine world news, including a critical bottle shortage, incentives by wineries to attract tasting room visitors, and David’s announcement of his reconnaissance ...
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Episode #654 - Oh No! Where's All the Merlot?

Episode #654 – Oh No! Where’s All the Merlot?

Poor Merlot. It just can’t seem to catch a break! It’s one of your host’s downright favorite varietals, and he proudly extols its virtues despite the fact that it has ...
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Episode #653 - Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec presents Wine Spectator’s all new “10 Best Wine Values” list!

Episode #653 – Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec presents Wine Spectator’s all new “10 Best Wine Values” list!

Nothing is more rewarding than listening to a guest who causes you to literally change the way you see things. MaryAnn Worobiec has been with Wine Spectator for more than ...
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EPISODE #652 - CANTINA CENTORAME IS A WONDERLAND OF WINE

EPISODE #652 – CANTINA CENTORAME IS A WONDERLAND OF WINE

What a day and what a time we had with Lamberto Vannucci. Even though there were significant communication challenges, we understood each other perfectly! Rarely do you ever sample a ...
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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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