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“Wine Lover’s Remorse” Be Gone!

I’d like to share with you 8 things that have the potential to significantly improve your wine drinking experience and that of your wine-drinking guests.  I’m sharing this information because...

Yes! It’s OK to Tinker with Your Wine!

By David Wilson Nearly two decades ago, I had a life-changing wine experience. I was on the Island of St. Martin in the Caribbean with a group travelers who were...

That Wine Whiff is Worthless!

The server opens the bottle and hands the cork to someone at the table.  The recipient sniffs the cork and gives a tumbs up!  How to look silly without really...

Wine Metaphors Gone Terribly Wrong!

A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a...

Episode #552 - Wine and Food Pairing is for Real People, Not Just an Elite Class!

Episode #552 – Wine and Food Pairing is for Real People, Not Just an Elite Class!

All over the world, there are literally countless wine and food pairing events going on every single day. More often than not, it’s the best of the best wines paired with culinary creations that few of us will actually get to enjoy more than perhaps once or twice a year, ...
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Episode #551 - Where Will All That Grape Juice Go?  Are We Facing a Glut?

Episode #551 – Where Will All That Grape Juice Go? Are We Facing a Glut?

It really can be very difficult, if not impossible to predict just how bountiful a particular vintage is likely to be this early in the year, but Host David Wilson likes to think he has his finger on the pulse and is looking at a few subtle clues to help ...
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Episode #550 - If Your Dream is Owning a Winery or Vineyard, You’re in Good Company!

Episode #550 – If Your Dream is Owning a Winery or Vineyard, You’re in Good Company!

On this installment of Grape Encounters, David will be talking about something that has been on his “to-do” list for a super long time. Over the years, Grape Encounters has done a number of shows for listeners who may be interested in making their own wine; how you go about ...
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Episode #549 - A Georgetown Rendezvous With the Best of Bordeaux!

Episode #549 – A Georgetown Rendezvous With the Best of Bordeaux!

Plus, the Remarkable Connection Between Football and Wine! Host David Wilson has a great big soft spot in his heart for the winemakers of Bordeaux, France. He says it’s mostly because much of the wine-loving world just assumes that, with all the prestige attached to the Bordeaux label, you might ...
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Episode #548 - Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket?

Episode #548 – Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket?

Plus, some “just for fun” wine wisdom that isn’t snobbery! Show Announcer, wine enthusiast and award-winning winemaker, Brent Keast joins David in a discussion of social media as it relates to wine. David says that over the holidays, he had some spare time to spend on Facebook, Instagram and other ...
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Episode #547 - 100% Tariffs on French Wine Could Pummel the World Wine Industry like a Meteorite

Episode #547 – 100% Tariffs on French Wine Could Pummel the World Wine Industry like a Meteorite

Stories concerning what some say is an eminent 100% tariff on imported wines have been dominating a large swath of newsprint and digital news acreage virtually every day for months now and for those who truly enjoy the finer things in life, this news has been especially disconcerting. As unimaginable ...
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Episode #546 - The Many Routes to Becoming a Sommelier

Episode #546 – The Many Routes to Becoming a Sommelier

She was the 5th woman to earn the title Master Sommelier and she has earned a lot more titles, honors and certifications than that in her extensive wine career. Catherine is the proprietor of Planet Grape, LLC, a wine consulting firm providing content, reviews, corporate & private tastings, restaurant wine program development, and ...
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Episode #545 - An Encore With Our French Connection, Jean-Charles Boisset

Episode #545 – An Encore With Our French Connection, Jean-Charles Boisset

From preserving history to defining Napa Style, Jean-Charles Boisset is truly a living legend in the worldwide wine industry. On today’s Grape Encounters, it’s a whirlwind conversation with Jean-Charles about everything under the sun! As perhaps the world’s most colorful and flamboyant wine personality, Jean-Charles always has countless projects underway ...
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