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There was a time, not long ago, when wine tasting was regarded as something done by people with specially trained palates and sophisticated sensibilities. Today, wine is being consumed by hundreds of millions of people who drink it simply because it is what they like. Grape Encounters is about the colorful people, the places, the ambiance and the passion that makes wine drinking one of the world’s most popular pastimes.

The Central Coast of California is the home of Grape Encounters Radio. This exciting region provides endless content for the show, but we enthusiastically take listeners to the four corners of the world on a regular basis.

Hosted by David Wilson, Grape Encounters is an audio guide to special wine-related discoveries and memorable experiences. The program is lighthearted and interactive, taking listeners out of the studio and into the vineyards and tasting rooms. Grape Encounters not only talks to the experts, but also to the everyday people who are in the midst of enjoying wine and having an exceptionally good time.

Nothing Pretentious Here

Grape Encounters is not a program for wine snobs. The show is designed for everyday people who are eager to discover what wine has to offer. It is about the people, the places, the visitors, the ambiance and the passion that brings great wines to life. Grape Encounters respects the experience of the winemaker as well as the inexperience of many of the listeners, making the show popular among everyone who has an interest in wine.

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Episode #770 – Sous Vide Cooking Tops the List of Ways to Slash Meal Costs and Kitchen Drudgery
Episode #769 – REIGNITED! Natalie MacLean’s “Wine Witch on Fire” is Most Requested Encore!
Episode #768 – FERMENTATION LIBERATION: Shaking Up Wine’s Status Quo. Plus, Bonus Jancis Robinson Encore!
Episode #766_2 – Cooking Catastrophe! Why Americans are Ditchin’ the Kitchen!
Episode #766 – Epicurean Extinction: The Erosion of Cooking in American Homes
Episode #765 – Daring Boutique Winemaker Asks, “Is it OK to Tone Down Tech Talk and Favor Flavor?”
Episode #764 – SEIZE CONTROL: If the Taste Ain’t Great, MANIPULATE!
Episode #763 – Yet Another Wine Tasting That Could Dramatically Impact America’s Future
Episode #761 – Experiencing Bologna Like a True Native, Thanks to Renaissance Man Roberto Condello
Episode #760 – Our Farewell to Spain, Garnacha and New Friends, but First Two Rockstar Producers!
Episode #759 – Spain’s Garnacha is Spellbinding! Could it be That Nearby Village of Witches?
Episode #758 – We’ve Got Spain on the Brain as We Reveal the Magic Behind Today’s Garnachas!
Episode #757 – Previewing our 3-Week Mega-Series in Garnacha Land Spain, Plus, Worldwide Flights and Hotels NOW Under $25!
Episode #756 – Why You Really Must Keep a Bottle of Port-Style Wine on Hand for Emergencies
Episode #755 – Save Big on Wine at Restaurants and Bars by Knowing the Secret Pricing Formulas!
Episode #754 – Taylor Swift and Wine: Why Her Eras Tour Should Remind Us of the 1976 Judgment of Paris
Episode #753 – Mike Grgich Was, and Forever Will Be, Larger than Life
Episode #751 – VeroVino: One Woman’s Determination to Level the Playing Field for Exceptional, Tiny Imports
Episode #750 – Why Olive Oil Turbocharges Your Wine Experiences
Episode #749 – Ancient Roman Wine Unveiled in Palm Springs Plus Tons of Turkey Day Fun!
Episode #748 – The Utter Randomness of Wine Reviews!
Episode #747 – From Bad Company to Groovy Grapes: Celebrity Wine Reflections with Classic Rock Bassist Paul Cullen!
Episode #746 – NEW! The Definitive Book on Australian Wine!
Episode #745 – How Artificial Intelligence Almost Sank This Interview!
Episode #744 – Encore! An Hour With Natalie MacLean, Author of the Season’s Hottest Read, “Wine Witch on Fire…”
Episode #743 – How Two Horse Port Style Wine Became a Magic Potion
Episode #742 – European Expert Explains Why Olive Oil Turbocharges Your Wine Experiences
Episode #740 – Who’s Gonna Drink All This? Your Adult Children May be to Blame!
Episode #739 – Wine’s Ultimate FAKE NEWS Story Resurfaces! Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan; Hiding in Plain Sight!
Episode #738 – California Wine Month is Here, and Arguably the World’s Biggest Wine Celebration!
Episode #737 – Aging Grapefully! Exploring the Resilience of Ancient Varietals, Featuring Native9’s Wes Hagen
Episode #736 – A Down-Understanding of Australian Wine Featuring Luminary Jane Lopes
Episode #735 – A Kitchen Conversation With Natalie MacLean, Author of the Season’s Hottest Read, “Wine Witch on Fire…”
Episode #734 – The Grape Divide: A Sober Look at the Relationship Between Wine Price and Quality
Episode #733 – Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival Promises a World-Class Fantasy for Foodies!
Episode #732 – London Food and Wine Deserves More Love!
Episode #731 – Wine, Weather, and Whimsy: A Reunion With Palm Springs Meteorologist Patrick Evans
Episode #730 – Food and Wine Foibles: If the Taste Ain’t Great, MANIPULATE!
Episode #729 – Is Your Wine Still Giving You the Warm Fuzzies?
Episode #728 – Patriotic Pour: The Forgotten Grapes of the Original 13 Colonies With Chris Kern
Episode #727 – The Wine. The Food. The Culture. Plus, the Relative Ease of Dual Citizenship in Italy and Beyond!
Episode #726 – Getting Wine Right: An Alternative Strategy to Better Understand and Enjoy Wine
Episode #725 – ENCORE REQUEST: Revolutionizing the Wine Consumer Experience With Vintage Wines Estates’ Jessica Kogan!
Episode #724 – ENCORE REQUEST: Pairing Wine and Animal Rescue, Featuring Jenna Duran
Episode # 723 – Incomparable Dining, Smiles Shining! Roscioli Series Finale!
Episode #722 – Could This be the Apex of Gastronomical Excellence?
Episode #719 – Immortalizing Rome’s Beloved Culinary Icon; Lindsay Gabbard of Rimessa Roscioli
Episode #715 – Down to Earth Month Gets Back its Mojo Post Covid!
Episode #714 – Is Wine Olive Oil’s Popeye?
Episode #712 – Unlocking Hollywood Flavors: Oscar-Inspired Wine and Movie Pairing!
Episode #708 – Disney Filmmaker Turned Winemaker Finally Meets His Mentor After 15 Years!
Episode #707 – Atri (Italy) Chose You!
Episode #706 – Acclaimed Wine Author Throws a Little Shade on White Wines
Episode #705 Wine Withstands Worrisome Weather Woes
Episode #704 – Why Using Metaphors to Describe Wine is Like Digging a Pool with a Spoon!
Episode #703 – Spit, Don’t Swallow! How to Avoid Wine Reviews with a Bad Aftertaste!
Episode #702 – The Profound Connection Between Art, Music, and Wine, Featuring Marianna Di Vittorio
Episode #701 – Don’t Laugh! Maybe We Really Are What We Drink!
Episode #700 – Why Olive Oil and Wine are More Alike Than You Thought!
Episode #698 – ICA’s Marco Permunian is Your Guide to Italian Citizenship
Episode #697 – Katerina Axellson’s Computer Has Perfect Taste in Wine!
Episode #696 – Is Wine’s Future the Planet of Robots or Planet of the Apes?
Episode #695 – Find Your Ideal Wine Match With A Little Help From… Yourself!
Episode #694 – From Sellers to Buyers to Buyers With Cellars; Benchmark and the Rare Wine
Episode #692 – Wine Rebel With a Cause; Mendocino County Wine Pioneer Greg Graziano
Episode #690 – The Most Off-Color Episode of Grape Encounters Ever, Featuring Amber (or is it) Orange Wine Expert Simon J. Woolf
Episode #688 – Iconic Pairings to Love the Wine You’re With!
Episode #683 – An Exclusive Visit With the President of Italy’s Biggest Wine Association, Angelo Radica
Episode #682 – Happiness is in Your Hands, and Living Large May be Easier Than You Think!
Episode #681 WineLabels and Packaging… the Good, the Great, and Plenty to Hate!
Episode #680 – Mouth-Watering Plavac Mali Wine in Croatia and Then, Finally, Back to Abruzzo!
Episode #679 – Greg Graziano, The Godfather of US-Grown Italian Vino, Will Make You Wines You Can’t Refuse
Episode #678 – An Uncanny Russian Visitor Plus Lots of Tricks to Make Your Wine Taste Better!
Episode #677 – How Red, White, and Pink Can Help Us Overcome the Blues with Christopher Sawyer
Episode #676 – What Pairs With the Greatest One-Hit-Wonder of All Time? Norman “Spirit in the Sky” Greenbaum Finds Out!
Episode #675 – This Rockstar Sommelier gives his 411 on the San Diego County Wine Scene!
Episode #674 – From Sellers to Buyers to Buyers With Cellars; Benchmark and the Rare Wine
Episode #673 – Torrey Pines & San Diego Wines; Featuring Pali and San Pasquale!
Episode #672 – Second Labels and Wine Country Travel Secrets That Will Save You Tons!
Episode #671 – Wine Treasures: Behind Vault Doors to the Great Outdoors
Episode #670 – The 27 and Me of the Wine Family Tree
Episode #669 – Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 3 of 3; The Big Reveal
Episode #668 – Artificial Intelligence and Wine, Part 2 of 3; in the Laboratory
Episode #667 – How AI is Improving Our Taste in Wine
Episode #666 – What’s Changing More, Us or the Wine?
Episode #665 – In Wine There is Truth, and Much More!
Episode #664 – The TRUE Most Popular Wines and How They Unite Us.
Episode #663 – Allison Jordan is the Queen of Wine Sustainability and Guide to April Celebrations!
Episode #662 – Katerina Axellson’s Computer Has Perfect Taste in Wine!
Episode #661 – Classical & Wine Make Bubbly Divine! Plus, Hammond B3, Red Wine and Me!
Episode #660 – What You Need to Know About 2022 Wine Travel
Episode #659 – Can Wine Reunite Our Nation? Featuring Christopher Sawyer, Somm to the Stars!
Episode #658 – Adventures! Amphoras! Abruzzo!
Episode #657 – From Bad Company to Gourmet Experiences That are Must-See!
Episode #656 – Our Very First News Segment From Our Italian Studio!
Episode #655 – The Wait for Normal is Almost Over; Wine World News With Wes Hagen
Episode #654 – Oh No! Where’s All the Merlot?
Episode #653 – Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec presents Wine Spectator’s all new “10 Best Wine Values” list!
Episode 651 – Sharing a Life-Changing Reveal With the Wisest Wine Guy We Know!
Episode #650 – Outside Influences Can Spoil Your Food & Wine Fun!
Episode #649 – ENCORE! Swirling With the Shark, Kevin O’Leary!
Episode #648 – San Lorenzo and Ausonia: The Broad Range of Fine Italian Wine
Episode #647 – The Irresistible Allure of Her Abruzzo Family’s Business
Episode #646 – ENCORE! When We Loved the Ads as Much as the Wine!
Episode #645 – ENCORE! How to Become a California Wine Expert!
Episode #644 – It’s a Mr. Wonderful Life, Swirling With the Shark, Kevin O’Leary!
Episode #643 – The Foot Race That Brought Winemaking to the Himalayas!
Episode #642 – A Big Pain in the Glass and Other Surprising Wine News Featuring Wes Hagen!
Episode #641 – Radio Icon Explains How a Bomb Cyclone Abruptly Liquidated Wine Country Fire Season!
Episode #640 – A Salute to Farmers and Farmworkers With Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross
Episode #638 – What Wine Enthusiasts Can Learn From Ted Lasso, Queen’s Gambit & A-Typical
Episode #637 – Introducing the Fastest Way to Become a California Wine Expert!
Episode #636 – Muse While We Cruise Through the Latest Wine News!
Episode #634 – How a Foot Race Through the Himalayas Took Winemaking to a Higher Level
Episode #633 – How a Grief-Stricken Family is Turning Wine Into Suicide Awareness
Episode #632 – The Peculiar Intersection of Fine Wine Making and World News Breaking!
Episode #631 – Wine Festivals, Vineyard Events are Back as California and Oregon Celebrate the New Normal!
Episode #630 – Grape Smoke Taint: Purfresh’s Remarkable Second Chance for Winemaking
Episode #629 – Pairing: It’s All About the Spice!
Episode #628 – Somm to the Stars and a Star Willamette Winery GM Talk Daring 2021 Wine Choices
ENCORE: Episode #627 – Chef and Author Vanessa Seder is The Queen of Cool!
Episode #625 – Remembering the Good Ol’ Days When Wine was Paired with Cheesy Adverting!
Episode #624 – Don’t Let Outside Influences Ruin Your Food and Wine Experiences
Episode #623 – Grape Encounters’ Fave, Oregon Wine Experience, is Back!
Episode #622 – John Munch’s Long and Wine-ding Road to Le Cuvier
Episode #619 – Encore: Pleasing the Palate in Allison’s Wonderland!
Episode #618 – Chef and Author Vanessa Seder is The Queen of Cool!
Episode #617 – WineAPawLooza is How Napa Cares for 4-Legged and Feathered Friends!
Episode #616 – Uncorked on Broadway With Ferdinando Mucerino
Episode #613 – Jean-Charles Boisset Brings a Passion for Fashion to Sustainable Winemaking!
Episode #612 – The Wine Institute’s Allison Jordan Brings Wine Down to Earth!
Episode #610 – But, Can You Resist the Temptation to Liquidate? (#699 Encore)
Episode #609 – Wine Adventures: It’s Time to Find Fantastic!
Episode #607 – We Have Great News for You, Whether You Drink Wine or Not!
Episode 606 – Weird Wine Can Be Wonderful! Just Ask Wes!
Episode 605 – Pleasing the Palate in Allison’s Wonderland!
Episode #604 – Sipping with the Godfather of Sustainable Seafood; Rick Moonen
Episode #603 – Paul Kalemkairiam is the King of Clubs!
Episode #602 – Commentator, Educator and Coordinator: Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec is More Than a Spectator!
Episode #601 – Are You Taking Your Love Affair with Wine for Granted?
Episode #600 – Wine Tariffs: The Latest Attempt to Spoil Our Wine Enthusiasm!
Episode #599 – From Cellar to Seller: Investing in Liquid Assets
Episode #598 – Lodi Builds Its Reputation of Old Vine Preservation
Episode #596 – The New Wine Normal is Coming Soon. This ISN’T it!
Episode #595 – Otherworldly Monolith Attracts Droves of Masked Visitors to Wine Country
Episode #594 – Good Wine Times and Great Wine Gifts During a Challenging Holiday Season
Episode #593 – Consumer Wine Habits – Are Outside Influences Keeping Us from Enjoying Food and Wine to the Fullest?
Episode #592 – Going East for Wine, Hospitality and Other Religious Experiences
Episode #591 – Chef Charlie Palmer; an Intimate, Deep-dive Into the Unconventional World of an Ultimate American Original
Episode #590 – The 2020 Election Night Wines – Blues, Reds, Whites, Sparklings and More!
Episode #589 – Wine Genealogy: The Family Trees of Our Favorite Vines!
Episode #588 – Politics and Wine: Do You Vote Your Favorite Varietal?
Episode #587 – Determined to Preserve the Historic Old Vines of Lodi Wine
Episode #585 – Wes Hagen – Finding Your Wine Happy Place Despite All the Heartache
Episode #584 – How an Act of Defiance Gave Birth to Two Rock Stars!
Episode #583 – Two Women in Wine Offer Much-needed Guidance
Episode #581 – Perfectly Paired Part 2. Life, Love and Lessons Learned Under the Silver Oak
Episode #579 – The Unimaginable Road Trip That Ended 6 Months of Solitary Confinement
Episode #578 – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Barefoot. A Covid-Era Conversation with Michael Houlihan
Episode #577 – Take a PEAKE at One of America’s Hottest Fledgling Wineries!
Episode #576 – ArteVino… Where Fine Art and Fine Wine Collide in a Beautiful Way!
Episode #575 – Virtual Wine Dating, The Covid Loss of Wine Taste Curse and More!
Episode #574 – How Tasting Rooms, Wine Bars and Awesome Events Like The Oregon Wine Experience are Finding Ways to Carry On
Episode #573 – Checking in on East Coast Faves; Will Ouweleen of O-Neh-Da Vineyards and Bad Company Bassist Turned Musical Chef, Paul Cullen
Episode #572 – Jancis Robinson and Chef Rick Moonen
Episode #571 – Adjusting to Wine Appreciation in a Pandemic Place and Time
Episode #570 – World Affairs and What They Mean to Wine
Episode #569 – SOBAR: The Science of Sobriety and a New Product to Take on Alcohol Absorption
Episode #568 – A Virtually Incomparable Rose Day with Jon McDaniel
Episode #566 – A Huge Step Forward in Sonoma and a Huge Step Back in Italy!
Episode #565 – Cooking, Vacation Planning and Experiencing the Napa Valley Virtually… From Home!
Episode #564 – The Mondavi Light Shines Bright at the Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery
Episode #563 – How COVID-19 is forcing Boutique Winemakers to Sink or Swim
Episode #562 – What Happens When Winery Weddings and Wine Tastings Get Walloped by the Corona Conundrum?
Episode #561 – What Hops, Quacks and Pairs Perfectly With Fermented Grapes?
Episode #560 – Why Lament Together When We Can Ferment Together? The National Honey Wine Project!
Episode #559 – A Renowned Chef. A Beloved Winemaker. Two Stories About Innovating Beyond the Quarantine’s Confines
Episode #558 – Creative Wine Enjoyment While Sheltering in Place
Episode #557 – The Economics of Wine, Sustainability in Place, Plus a Honey of a Surprise!
Episode #555 – HOME SWEET HOME! Grape Encounters Returns to its Roots!
Episode #554 – Jancis Robinson: The Reigning Queen of Wine Meets the Often-Irreverent Wine Maverick!
Episode 553 – Meet the Renaissance Man of Wine, Music and Art!
Episode #552 – Wine and Food Pairing is for Real People, Not Just an Elite Class!
Episode #551 – Where Will All That Grape Juice Go? Are We Facing a Glut?
Episode #550 – If Your Dream is Owning a Winery or Vineyard, You’re in Good Company!
Episode #549 – A Georgetown Rendezvous With the Best of Bordeaux!
Episode #548 – Is Social Media Causing Pretentiousness to Skyrocket?
Episode #547 – 100% Tariffs on French Wine Could Pummel the World Wine Industry like a Meteorite
Episode #546 – The Many Routes to Becoming a Sommelier
Episode #545 – An Encore With Our French Connection, Jean-Charles Boisset
Episode #544 – Best Gifts for Wine Lovers
Episode #543 – Wine Resources That Will Keep You From Making Big Mistakes
Episode #542 – (Wine) Cocktails Anyone? Cool Concoctions From the Wine Institute!
Episode #541 – Wes Hagen on Enjoying Wine
Episode #540 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre on Thanksgiving Wines
Episode #539 – Perfect Turkey? Don’t Mess Up the Wine!
Episode #538 – The Intersection of Wine, Art and Music
Episode #537 – The Good News and Bad News From Wine Country This Fall
Episode #536 – Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction
Episode #535 – Happy Hallo-Wine! Macabre Wines and Wine Stories
Episode #534 – Biodynamic and Built From Hemp in the South of France
Episode #533 – Pinots and Plaid with the Wine Fashionista, Emily Martin
Episode #532 – Changing Into Your Fall Wine Wardrobe With Master Somm Catherine Fallis
Episode #531 – Will the Crazy 2019 Harvest Yield Crazy Good Wines, or is that a Crazy Thought?
Episode #530 – The Unabridged Wine World According to Jean-Charles Boisset!
Episode #529 – The Ultimate Oregon Wine Experience Explained
Episode #528 – California Wine Month
Episode #527 – Why do Wines Cost What they Cost?
Episode #526 – Helping Your Wine Keep Its Cool!
Episode #525 – Summer Wine News
Episode #524 – Star Trek, Captain Picard and Wine: A New Enterprise
Episode #523 – Wine Mistakes Every Wine Lover Should Avoid
Episode #522 – Canned Wine and Turning Wine, Oh My!
Episode #521 – Tom Rodrigues: Meet the Ultimate Wine Renaissance Man
Episode #520 – Wine Regions That are Off Your Radar: Lodi and Clarksburg, CA
Episode #519 – A Landmark Wine Decision in the Supreme Court
Episode #518 – Canned Wine and Packaging Trends
Episode #517 – What to do if Wine Doesn’t Like You!
Episode #516 – Krug Sunset Cinema
Episode #515 – Latest Wine News
Episode #514 – Breaking Wine Rules
Episode #513 – Family-friendly Wineries
Episode #512 – Wine Trends with Wes Hagen
Episode #511 – Stop the Wine Pretentiousness!
Episode #510 – Keith Roberts of the Young Dubliners and Hakone Gardens
Episode #509 – The Sacramento Wine & Food Scene
Episode #508 – The New Book: Wine Country Table
Episode #507 – Horseback Riding at Cooper-Gerrod Estate Vineyards
Episode #506 – Best of Oregon: Carter House Inns and Devitt Winery
Episode #505 – The Oregon Wine Experience, Dancin and Cameron Hughes
Episode #504 – Brent Keast
Episode #503 – Wes Hagen
Episode #502 – Tom Rodrigues: Pinot, Prizes, Pigs and Packaging
Episode #501 – Tim Hanni, Master of Wine
Episode #500 – Anniversary Show with Keith Saarloos and Dave Van Dyke
Episode #498 – Brittany Hahn of Houssels Hahn
Episode #497 – The Oregon Wine Experience, Abacela Winery and Dancin Vineyards
Episode #496 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre
Episode #495 – Catena Zapata and Kathleen Bershad, Author
Episode #494 – Quality Wine Barrels
Episode #493 – The Grounded Wine Company
Episode #492 – Conversation Marketing with Kevin Lund
Episode #491 – Mighway Adventure continues to Carter House Inn and Devitt Winery
Episode #490 – Mighway, Thousand Trails Camping and Sonoma County
Episode #489 – Harvest Hosts and Mighway RV Adventures
Episode #488 – Quality Wine Barrels
Episode #487 – U.S. Wine Commerce, and Cannabis & Wine
Episode #486 – Thanksgiving
Episode #485 – The Anniversary of the Tubbs Fire and Sustainability
Episode #475 – California Wine Month
Episode #474 – Winesong Artist of the Year, Tom Rodrigues
Episode #472 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre
Episode #470 – What’s Hot in Wine and Wine Events, including WineSong
Episode #469 – Sean Taylor, Creator of
Episode #468 – Wente Vineyards
Episode #467 – Bottleshake
Episode #466 – All About Italian Wines with Francesco Cremonini
Episode #465 – Somm Camp
Episode #464 – Boutique Wine Sampler
Episode #463 – Quality Wine Barrels
Episode #462 – Vino Argentino and The Wine Lover’s Apprentice
Episode #461 – The World Wine Guys
Episode #460 – Experience Rosé!
Episode #459 – Breaking the Myth about Mixing Wine & Spirits
Episode #458 – Peake Ranch preview
Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards
Episode #456 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef William Carter
Episode #455 – Hunt Cellars Winery and Santa Barbara Vinters Festival
Episode #454 – Wine Branding and the Wine Judging Experience
Episode #453 – Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy Beauval
Episode #452 – Classiest US Party Cities and Sustainable Winegrowing
Episode #451 – Chris Sawyer and the World of Pinot Noir
Episode #450 – You too, Can Be a Winemaker, and more on Vinome
Episode #440 – The Sensation of Innovation: The V-Spin Aerating Decanter and a Sampler of an Entire Wine Region
Episode #444 – Wine Enthusiast Editors Share Their Top Wine Travel Destinations
Episode #445 – How to have a great time with your wine!
Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys
Episode #439 – The Winemakers of Paso Robles and Atlas Wine
Episode #438 – Cycles Gladiator in a Can
Episode #437 – Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines list
Episode #434 – Holiday Wine and Boxxle: Premium Bag-In-Box Wine Dispenser
Episode #435 – Napa Valley Entertaining with Blakesley Chappellet
Episode #432 – Château La France and Château Leroy-Beauval
Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires
Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country
Episode #428 – VINOME Lets Your DNA be Your Sommelier!
Episode #427 – Natural Cork Making a Big Comeback
Episode #422 – Meet Two Anderson Valley Superstars: Husch Vineyards and Foursight Wines!
Episode #421 – Cider vs Wine… Closer Relative than We Thought?
Episode #420 – Uncommon Wine Knowledge
Episode #419 – Escape Your Wine Comfort Zone
Episode #418 – The Groundbreaking Gary Eberle
Episode #417 – LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON. Meet the Dynamic Duo of Viader Vineyards
Episode #416 – Winesong 2017 Will Have You Singing its Praises!
Episode #415 – Winemaker Tony Rynders has his Tendrils Wrapped Around Some Amazing Oregon Wines!
Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In!
Episode #413 – At the Top of Their Game! Archery Summit in Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine!
Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent!
Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style?
Episode #409 – The Chappellet Family: Carrying on the Mission of a Napa Legend is a Family Affair
Episode #408 – The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Wine Tasting
Episode #407 – A Conversation with Christian Roguenant of Niven Family Wine Estate
Episode #406 – Delia Viader – Against All Odds
Episode #405 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio!
Episode #404 – Speaking Sustainability with the Uncontainable Jean-Charles Boisset!
Episode #403 – Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars Talks Sustaining a Legendary Brand by Sustaining Incomparable Land
Episode #402 – Down to Earth Month and Korbel’s Commitment to Sustainability
Episode #400 – Thinking 250 years ahead in the vineyard with Tyler Thomas
Episode #399 – Beer vs Wine: Just Who is Copying Who?
Episode #398 – Pinot Point-and-Counterpoint With Special Guest Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards
Episode #397 – Pairing Wine with Movies… Now THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!
Episode #396 – Drawing the Line between Ordinary and Luxury Wine
Episode #395 – Will the end of the drought mean a flood of great wines in 2017
Episode #394 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio!
Episode #393 – Cardella Winery: Our 2016 Winery of the Year!
Grape Encounters Episode #392 – Talking Barrels with Ryan Render
Episode #391 – Finger Lakes Wine Region Update – Fracked Gas Continues to Fuel Frustration and Fear
Episode #389 – How Winemaker Mark Carter Earned 5 Perfect Scores From Wine Guru Robert Parker!
Episode #388 – What Makes Wine Good? With Sara Schneider
Episode #387 – The Magical Marvelous World of MollyDooker Wines
Episode #386 – How to Gift Wines
Episode #385 – Purple Heart Wines; Completely Dedicated to Thanking and Helping Our Veterans!
Episode #384 – Vintage Wine and Vintage Trailers Provide the Ultimate Winery Experience for Enthusiasts
Episode #383 – Blind Tasting, SOMM and Beyond: Ian Cauble & Sara Schneider
Episode #382 – Surprising Wine Trends and “I Told You So” Revelations found in the Sopexa Wine Trade Monitor!
Episode #381 – The Secret of Pairing Wine and Indian Spices
Episode #380 – Want to Expand Your Wine Expertise? The Merits of Asking the Right Pros and SommCon
Episode #379 – The Magically Marvelous Wines of Mollydooker
Episode #378 – The Chappellet Family Wines
Episode #377 – Grape Encounters Lends its Support to a REVOLT in the Wine World!
Episode #376 – SommCon 2016: Full Immersion Wine Education at its Finest!
Episode #375 – Quady Winery: Vermouth and Beyond Deviation
Episode #374 – A Few Things We Never Talk About On Grape Encounters Radio!
Episode #373 – WINESONG 2016
Episode #372 – Geoff Kruth; SOMM: Into the Bottle and CA Wine Month
Episode #371 – What Makes a Wine Good? With Sara Schneider
Episode #370 – Taste You Can Trust: Secrets of Wine and Food Pairing with David Rosengarten
Episode #369 – Talking Barrels with Ryan Render
Episode #368 – Mead Fest and Slow Money
Episode #366 – Is Everything Cool with your Wine Collection?
Episode #367 – Smokin’ Wine Country – The Sobranes Fire in Monterey County
Episode #365 – 7th Anniversary Special with Keith Saarloos and Randy Arnold
Episode #364 – The Reunion of Alexa Chappellet and David Wilson
Episode #363 – Justin Winery Executives Offer Reparations and Answers after Ecological Disaster
Episode #362 – American Wine: A Coming of Age Story
Episode #361 – Sipping Semantics: Apparently, No Wine Defies Description
Episode #360 – Wine Dogs and Wine Angels
Episode #359 – Cardella Winery – A Surprise from the Central Valley
Episode #358 – Taste You Can Trust: Secrets of Wine and Food Pairing with David Rosengarten
Episode #357 – Champion Sports, Wine and Food
Episode #356 –
Episode #355 – The Oakland Urban Wine Trail
Episode #354 – Sunset Celebration Weekend, the Kuvée and What to Look for in a Wine Club
Episode #353 – One-On-One With Michael Mondavi
Episode #352 – Talking Wine Competition Judging with Chris Sawyer
Episode #351 – Down to Earth Month in California
Episode #350 – Making America Grape Again!
Episode #349 – From the Big Screen to Big Red Wines…
Episode #348 – Coravin New Model Two: Wine Like Never Before
Episode #347 – SOMM and Beyond: Ian Cauble & Sara Schneider
Episode #346 – One-On-One with Michael Mondavi
Episode #345 – Napa Gras – The Wine Industry’s Most Colorful Party!
Episode #344 – The Secret of Pairing Wine and Indian Spices
Episode #343 – 2 “Women of the Vine” Play Leadership Roles in 2 International Wine Symposiums
Episode #342 – Love Potion No. Wine!
Episode #341 – What Wines to Pair with The Big Game
Episode #340 – What Wine Would Oscar Drink?
Episode #339 – Making Wine on Mars, Pairing Wine with Pulp Fiction, and Enjoying Wine From Rioja, Spain!
Episode #338 – It’s All Wine and Dandy for the First Radio Broadcast From Sunset Magazine’s New World Headquarters
Episode #337 – What does 2016 hold in store for the wine world?
Episode #336 – 2015 Highlights of Grape Encounters
Episode #335 – Escape Your Wine Comfort Zone
Episode #334 – Redefining the Wine Country Destination Experience
Episode #333 – A Tale of Two Wine Cultures
Episode #332 – AMERICAN WINE: A Coming of Age Story
Episode #331 – What is the WHY of Wine?
Episode #330 – KAZZIT.COM: The Ultimate Worldwide Wine Guide is Here! Plus, What Makes Port Port?
Episode #329 – Drinkin’ Barefoot: The Unlikely Success of America’s Most Successful Wine Brand!
Episode #328 – Famed Benziger Wines Owe Some of Their Success to “Sheep” Labor!
Episode #327 – Missouri Loves Company (For Wine) Plus, What it Takes to be a Grape Encounterist!
Episode #326 -New Coravin Pours on the Innovation
Episode #325 – Let’s Not Sugarcoat the News About Vintage 2015
Episode #324 – World Wine Grape Harvest 2015
Episode #323 – Romancing the Vine – Harlequin Gets Into the Wine Business
Episode #322 – GrapeSeed: What if You Had some of the World’s Greatest Winemakers on Your Payroll?
Episode #321 – What is the WHY of Wine?
Episode #320 – Sipping the Very Best… From the Far East to America’s Best!
Episode #319 – Next Glass Wine App: Maybe it’s Time to Let Your Smart Phone Choose Your Wine!
Episode #318 – It’s Time to Leave Your Wine Comfort Zone!
Episode #317 – Growing Great Wines in Unexpected Places!
Episode #316 – News from the Finger Lakes Wine Battle Grounds
Episode #315 – Wine Inspiration from the Big Screen to Big Reds…
Episode #314 – 101 Best Wineries in America!
Episode #313 – A Historic End to Our Greek Wine Odyssey
Episode #312 – These Awesome Greek Wines of Naoussa are No Myth!
Episode #311 – The Wine Industry is Looking for a Few Good Men… and Women!
Episode #310 – Next Glass; Maybe it’s Time to Let Your Smart Phone Choose Your Wine!
Episode #309 – Threats to the New York Finger Lakes Wine Region
Episode #308 – Discovering the Amazing New York Finger Lakes Wines!
Episode #307 – Hey, Hey, it’s Chardonnay!
Episode #306 – Coffee and Wine in the Same Glass and Tales From the Arizona Wine Road With a Rockstar!