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GrapeRadio is a wine talk show. Topics cover the enjoyment of wine, wine news, industry trends, and interviews with guests from around the world of wine. GrapeRadio has received numerous awards and honors including two James Beard Awards.

GrapeRadio is a wine talk show. Topics cover the enjoyment of wine, wine news, industry trends, and interviews with guests from around the world of wine. GrapeRadio has received numerous awards and honors including two James Beard Awards.
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GrapeRadio is a wine talk show. Topics cover the enjoyment of wine, wine news, industry trends, and interviews with guests from around the world of wine. GrapeRadio has received numerous awards and honors including two James Beard Awards.

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English


Episodes

Rhône Valley Update

4/1/2018
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Everyone seems to remember when wines like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône could be had for a song. It was a time when Bordeaux and Burgundy were stealing the limelight and getting all the attention. But, that all changed in the 1990s, especially with the 1998 vintage, when the quality began to climb and pricing […]

Duration:00:52:13

Pairing Wine with Cheese – Myth or Reality?

9/26/2017
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Apparently, ‘all roads lead to cheese,’ at least it did so for identical twins, Michael and Charlie Kalish. Michael Kalish began his food career in commercial beekeeping in Santa Barbara County and got his first taste of wine and cheese while working for a cheese shop and joining a wine crush in Healdsburg, California. He […]

Duration:00:43:14

Wineries of the Sonoma Coast – Chamboulé

8/29/2017
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Almost inexplicably, wine people will try to compare the qualities of California pinot noir with that of Burgundy. It seems innocent enough to refer to a pinot from the New World as “Burgundian,” however the two regions are literally world’s apart, and comparisons are always wanting. And yet, there are innumerable winemakers, nee vignerons, attempting […]

Duration:00:55:15

The Renaissance of Spirits – Absinthe

6/12/2017
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Getting back to our occasional focus on spirits, we now take a look at absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit derived from botanicals, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color and is commonly referred to in historical literature as “la fée verte” (the green fairy). […]

Duration:00:55:35

The Wines of Oregon – with Vincent Wine Company

5/9/2017
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After years of apprenticing in wineries in Oregon and California, owner/winemaker Vincent Fritzsche launched Vincent Wine Company in 2009 to make Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, adding Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc soon thereafter. Vincent intends to be all about low-input wine making, working with several sustainably-farmed vineyards around the Willamette Valley to produce small […]

Duration:01:04:01

2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – The Wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin

2/21/2017
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Founded in Beaune in 1880, Joseph Drouhin was an enterprising young man who came from the Chablis region at the age of 22, and settled in Beaune. His son Maurice succeeded him and began to establish a vineyard domaine for the House, purchasing land in some outstanding appellations such as Clos des Mouches and Clos […]

Duration:01:30:13

The Wines of Chile – with Viña Ventisquero

1/25/2017
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Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. With estate-owned vineyards in Chile’s major wine producing areas: Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua, along with extensive research into Chile’s terroir, Viña Ventisquero seeks to produce high quality wines and consistently made wines. The winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who are creating distinctive, […]

Duration:00:52:03

2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 2

1/18/2017
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Part 2 of a seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir that takes us through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions. In a “March Madness” motif, moderator Don Kinnan has attendees taste the wines blind, one region against the other. So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give […]

Duration:00:58:30

2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 1

1/11/2017
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In Part 1 of this seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir, Don Kinnan takes us on a taste test through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions, “March Madness style with one region pitted against the other. Which region will be the seminar’s favorites? Who cares. It’s ALL Burgundy! So, […]

Duration:01:21:22

Chêne Bleu – with Nicole Rolet

1/4/2017
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Straddling the corners of four appellations in the Vaucluse area of southeastern France, Chêne Blue made a bold decision deciding to step outside of the AOC system in order to achieve their goal of producing high quality wines. With a southern latitude, in line with Gigondas, and high altitude (more northern and similar to Condrieu), […]

Duration:01:05:47

Riesling Update

1/1/2017
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There has been a lot of hype about how the 2015 vintage has been stupendous for the Riesling grape. Never before have the stars aligned so perfectly as in 2015. Yes, yes, we’ve heard all of this hoopla before. But, all kidding aside, the word on the street, the boulevard, and the highway is that […]

Duration:00:46:12

Where’s the Beef? – with Bryan Flannery

12/22/2016
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Whether it’s steaks, ribs or burgers, in the world of fine cuts of meat, the name Flannery has been a leader in the field. Bryan Flannery Sr., established Bryans Quality Meats within an independent grocery store on California Street in San Francisco in 1963. Still in operation and run by sons Peter and Terry, Bryans […]

Duration:01:07:01

The Wines of Puglia – with Castello Monaci

9/12/2016
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Castello Monaci is located in Puglia’s Salento region, on the “heel of the boot” that is Italy. In this emerging region, Castello Monaci is a benchmark producer crafting wines with the unique characters of Southern Italy’s indigenous grapes Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. The region of Puglia is drenched in the most intense sunlight in […]

Duration:00:43:24

Siduri Wines – with Adam Lee

8/8/2016
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Adam Lee and Dianna Novy left their native Texas and moved to the Sonoma County wine country. They spent years working at small, family-owned wineries and using any and all free time learning everything they could about growing grapes and making wine. They made their first Siduri Pinot Noir—named for the Babylonian Goddess of wine—in […]

Duration:00:48:53

The Wines of Montalcino – with Le Chiuse Estate

7/26/2016
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Located in the north of Montalcino, the Le Chiuse estate lies on the north-east hillside of Montosoli, at about 300 meters elevation, and includes a total of 7ha of vineyards all planted to Sangiovese Grosso. Le Chiuse played a key role in the vineyard holdings of the legendary Biondi-Santi family since the late 18th Century […]

Duration:00:49:02

2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Southern Charm: the Pinots of New Zealand

6/29/2016
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This seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir features the winemakers from five New Zealand estates discussing the topography, geography, and growing conditions in some of the different regions of New Zealand – Waipara Valley, Central Otago, North Canterbury, and Marlborough. Join us as we listen to Sara Schneider of Sunset Magazine monitor this […]

Duration:01:10:16

Bordeaux Update

6/14/2016
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Each year, about this time, the Bordelais begin releasing the prices for the latest or current vintage, thus offering the wine for sale as “futures.” This is usually the optimum time to buy the wine at its lowest price – with some caveats of course. First, the wine won’t be released or delivered for another […]

Duration:00:42:23

Wineries of Sonoma County – with Kosta Browne

6/7/2016
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“It was just two of us, we didn’t know what we were getting into.” So begins the “Stories” section on the Kosta Browne website – and, probably the most understated of all winery start-up declarations. Today, as any competent pinophile knows, Kosta Browne is one of the most envied AND revered pinot producers in California. […]

Duration:00:55:16

Wineries of the California Central Coast – with Concannon Vineyard

5/31/2016
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In 1883, with no prior knowledge of wine, much less wine growing, Irish immigrant James Concannon decided to plant a vineyard in the Livermore Valley, south of San Francisco. Importing Cabernet vines from Bordeaux’s Château Margaux, plans called for making sacramental wines, something that would see the family operation through the lean years of prohibition. […]

Duration:00:50:06

The Wines of Sicily – with Tenuta Rapitalà

5/26/2016
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Rapitalà, which translates to “Beautiful Garden of God”, lies between the towns of Camporeale and Alcamo, in the northwest corner of Sicily. In 1968, French count, Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais, married Gigi Guarrasi, a descendant of a great family from Palermo. Together, they embarked on the renovation of the cellars and vineyards of the […]

Duration:00:38:08

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