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Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.

Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.
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Celebrating the Red, White & Rosé! Welcome to The Grape Groupie Podcast! We’ll be hosting weekly episodes on the subject of wine. But what aspects of wine? Any and all of them! Think of wine as the center hub of a wheel and our topics as radiating out in all directions. We’re not only going to talk about wine itself, but also as it relates to food, travel, history, wineries around the world, law, tasting and so much more. This will be an all-encompassing podcast touching on the myriad aspects of how wine informs life and culture. So grab your glass and join all of us “Grape Groupies” in our weekly exploration of wine.

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Episodes

Thanksgiving Day Wine Selections

11/11/2018
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Let's talk turkey! On today's episode, we discuss the history of Thanksgiving and then saunter over to what wines would be the best pairings for your Thanksgiving Day feast. We offer general suggestions at first, then drill down into more specific recommendations we hope you'll find helpful. Thank you so much for listening and we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:39:24

Wine & Literature

11/4/2018
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Wine and Literature, the two are inextricably linked over the centuries. It seems the creative drive in many writers has been aided by a little vino (or a cocktail or two), releasing the artistic hubris, as it were, and allowing the writer to come into full blossom. Come take a stroll with us as we explore this relationship between writer and wine on today's episode!

Duration:00:29:00

Spooky Wines & Creepy Cocktails

10/29/2018
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Good Day, Groupies! Today's episode is somewhat haunted. Its focus is on wines and cocktails that will make your Halloween festivities frightfully fun and entertaining! Join us as we offer various ghoulish suggestions and along the way, there just may be a few ghosts, monsters and werewolves that chime in! Thank you so much for listening!

Duration:00:41:26

Oktoberfest

10/20/2018
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On today's episode, we focus on Oktoberfest. It's all about that wonderful German celebration that occurs toward the end of September and rolls into October in Munich and, ultimately, around the world. We'll delve into the history and touch on those places that celebrate throughout. We'll also discuss our favorite pumpkin beers, given that it's that time of year!

Duration:00:38:20

A Little Bubbly, If You Please

10/14/2018
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Today is all about bubbles! Champagne has more than a few wonderful aspects to it, not the least of which is its effervescent qualities. But do you know the history behind this most delicious of elixirs? Come with us today on a journey into the world of Champagne. Discover its history, uncover some of its more renowned producers and come to appreciate exactly why people are so enamored by it. So strap in because, like a cork about to pop, we're launching into the stratosphere with an...

Duration:00:56:05

Mollydooker

10/8/2018
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Mollydooker, that awe-inspiring Australian winery, is our focus on today's episode. We'll discuss some of the winery's background as well as have a pleasant chat with Mollydooker's International Brand Ambassador, Luke Marquis. It was great to be able to have the opportunity to interview Luke and we hope you find this episode to be one of many reasons to head to your favorite wine shop to pick up a bottle or two of Mollydooker's remarkable wines! As always, we thank you for listening!

Duration:00:30:32

Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia

9/30/2018
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We'll be swinging by four important growing regions on today's episode: Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Each has its own uniqueness but all produce remarkable wines. So put your chardonnay aside and grab a Grüner Veltliner or Tokaj because we're delving into new grape territories!

Duration:00:42:45

A Teutonic Tutorial on German Wine

9/23/2018
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Today, we discuss German wine and oh, do we have fun with pronunciations! From Riesling to Spätburgunder, German wines are wonderfully delicious, nuanced wines worth of exploration. And they are far more than merely sweet wines, as you'll discover. They are wines that intrigue and beguile. Thanks for listening and welcome to Germany!

Duration:00:42:59

Kosher Wine & Food

9/16/2018
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In today's episode, we discuss Kosher wine and Kosher food and what is behind the somewhat confusing issue of what exactly makes something Kosher.

Duration:00:29:26

We'll Return on Sept. 15, 2018

9/10/2018
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Due to a personal matter, we will be off air until Sept. 15, 2018.

Duration:00:00:28

A Napa & Sonoma Valley Overview

8/31/2018
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On today's episode, we talk about the Napa & Sonoma Valleys, their history, what make them unique, and what gives them such renown. This discussion is broad in nature and is meant simply as an overview, with a more detailed and nuanced focus coming in future episodes. We hope you enjoy and as always, we are grateful for your interest!

Duration:00:50:16

A One Day Jaunt in Napa & Sonoma

8/26/2018
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On today's episode, we venture into California's Wine Country. We stop by a couple of wineries--one of which is very high-end and wishes to remain anonymous--as well as have an eye-opening dining experience. Come join us as we leisurely tour around the Napa and Sonoma Valleys!

Duration:00:31:50

Of Fire & Wine

8/19/2018
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Today's episode is highly topical in that it's about the raging fires in Northern California and their effects on the region and the harm they do to people, property, vineyards and to our country as a whole.

Duration:00:30:21

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

8/11/2018
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Today, we discuss Robert Sinskey Vineyards, one of the premier wineries in Napa Valley. Discover their remarkably crafted, organic and biodynamic wines and find out about the heart and soul of this most unique of wineries.

Duration:00:42:56

Absinthe: In Search of the Green Fairy

8/5/2018
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Absinthe. The name conjures up images of Parisian artists, painters and poets creating in a jade haze of inebriation. But what is absinthe really all about? And why was it banned and then made legal once again? Join us as we seek to uncover the fascinating story of this most unique of spirits.

Duration:01:03:35

Tenuta Torciano Winery

7/29/2018
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In today's episode, we listen in on an event hosted by the American Wine Society with Tenuta Torciano, a distinguished Italian winery located in San Gimignano. Discover their remarkable wines, delicious olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar. For more information, check out their website And to see where their located, here is a Google Map link

Duration:01:08:19

Clos Du Val Winery

7/21/2018
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In this episode, we visit the esteemed Clos du Val winery in the Stag's Leap District of Napa Valley, where we speak to Business Development Coordinator, Mr. Bill Adrian. We discover their amazing wines alongside learning about its remarkable history.

Duration:01:14:29

A Brief History Of Rosé Wine

7/15/2018
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We celebrate Bastille Day with an introduction on Rosé wine and its history. Along the way, we'll sample some delicious examples of this style of wine and provide insights about what makes it so special and why it should be enjoyed year-round.

Duration:00:34:31

Wine & The Founding Fathers (Part 3)

7/4/2018
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In Part 3, the concluding episode of Wine & The Founding Fathers, we see Thomas Jefferson arrive back in America from France and survey his life from Secretary of State, through his presidency and up until his passing and how wine was integral throughout.

Duration:00:54:41

Wine & The Founding Fathers (Part 2)

7/4/2018
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We continue with Part 2 of our 3-Part series on Wine & the Founding Fathers. In this episode we find Thomas Jefferson in Paris as America's Ambassador to France and chart his 3 1/2 month tour of France's and Northern Italy's wine regions.

Duration:00:58:57