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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 #475 - California Wine Month Episode #475 – California Wine Month
Episode #474 – Winesong Artist of the Year, Tom Rodrigues
Episode #470 – What’s Hot in Wine and Wine Events, including WineSong
Episode #469 – Sean Taylor, Creator of RateMyWinemaker.com
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 #463 – Quality Wine Barrels
Episode #462 – Vino Argentino and The Wine Lover’s Apprentice
Grape Encounters Episode #461 - The World Wine Guys Episode #461 – The World Wine Guys
Grape Encounters Episode #460 - Experience Rosé Episode #460 – Experience Rosé!
Grape Encounters Episode #459 - Breaking the Myth about Mixing Wine & Spirits Episode #459 – Breaking the Myth about Mixing Wine & Spirits
Episode #458 – Peake Ranch preview
Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards
Grape Encounters Episode #456 - Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef WIlliam Carter Episode #456 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef William Carter
Grape Encounters Episode #455 - Making Wine in the Blind - Everything is Possible Episode #455 – Hunt Cellars Winery and Santa Barbara Vinters Festival
Grape Encounters Episode #454 - Wine,Politics and Branding Episode #454 – Wine Branding and the Wine Judging Experience
Grape Encounters Episode #452 Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy Beauval Episode #453 – Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy Beauval
Grape Encounters Episode #453 Classy Party Cities and Sustainable Winegrowing 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
Grape Encounters Episode #440 VSpin and Boutique WIne Sampler Episode #440 – The Sensation of Innovation: The V-Spin Aerating Decanter and a Sampler of an Entire Wine Region
Grape Encounters Episode #444 Wine Enthusiast Editors' Travel Picks Episode #444 – Wine Enthusiast Editors Share Their Top Wine Travel Destinations
Grape Encounters Episode #445 Wine As Aphrodisiac Episode #445 – How to have a great time with your wine!
Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys
Grape Encounters Episode #439 - Winemakers of Paso Robles book and Alex Remy of Atlas Wine 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
Grape Encounters Episode #432 Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy-Beauval Episode #432 – Château La France and Château Leroy-Beauval
Grape Encounters Episode #430 Fire Recovery Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires
Grape Encounters Episode #429 Wildfires in WIne Country Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country
Grape Encounters Episode #428 Vinome - DNA can be Your Sommelier! 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!
Grape Encounters Episode #421 Cider vs. Wine Episode #421 – Cider vs Wine… Closer Relative than We Thought?
Grape Encounters Episode #420 Wine Questions Episode #420 – Uncommon Wine Knowledge
Grape Encounters Episode #419 Escape Your Wine Comfort Zone Episode #419 – Escape Your Wine Comfort Zone
Grape Encounters Episode #418 Eberle Vineyards Episode #418 – The Groundbreaking Gary Eberle
Episode #417 – LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON. Meet the Dynamic Duo of Viader Vineyards
Grape Encounters Episode #416 WingSong 2017 Episode #416 – Winesong 2017 Will Have You Singing its Praises!
Grape Encounters Episode #415 Tony Rynders' Oregon Wines Episode #415 – Winemaker Tony Rynders has his Tendrils Wrapped Around Some Amazing Oregon Wines!
Grape Encounters Episode #413 Carter Cellar' 100pt 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 #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 #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 #408 – The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Wine Tasting
Episode #407 - A Conversation with Christain Roguenant Episode #407 – A Conversation with Christian Roguenant of Niven Family Wine Estate
Grape Encounters Episode #406 - AGAINST ALL ODDS. How Delia Viader Challenged Conventional Wisdom and Came Out On Top! 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

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