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The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?

The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?
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Atascadero, CA

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The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?

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Contact:

213-716-1964


Episodes

Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys

1/13/2018
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David talks with MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, who are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as best-selling and award-winning authors. They have been featured guests on the TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, […] The post Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #439 – The Winemakers of Paso Robles and Atlas Wine

12/16/2017
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David talks with photographer Julia Perez who, along with legendary California wine writer Paul Hodgins, created “The Winemakers of Paso Robles”, a large format, full-color book, lovingly crafted and designed to take you beyond the cellar door, deep into the art and science of making the finest wines in the world, and celebrating the men […] The post Episode #439 – The Winemakers of Paso Robles and Atlas Wine appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:49


Episode #438 – Cycles Gladiator in a Can

12/9/2017
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It wasn’t that long ago that Grape Encounters host David Wilson would cringe at the idea of putting fine wine in a can, in fact, there are many past episodes of Grape Encounters where David literally rants about the thought of doing such a vile thing. Well, sometimes it takes a respected colleague to get […] The post Episode #438 – Cycles Gladiator in a Can appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires

10/21/2017
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From one of the first wineries to be declared lost to the fire, David talks with Katrina Frey of Frey Vineyards in Redwood Valley about the effects, losses and plans for recovery from the devastating wildfires. Frey Vineyards is America’s first organic and biodynamic winery producing award-winning vegan, gluten-free wines with no added sulfites since […] The post Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country

10/21/2017
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David talks with Chris Sawyer [Sommelier to the Stars) and Jeff Davis of KSRO about the effects of the wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and other northern counties. Download this episode The post Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In!

7/1/2017
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David talks with Mark Carter of Carter Cellars and Envy Wines, who has earned a perfect 100 point score five times from legendary wine critic Robert Parker. The post Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine!

6/17/2017
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Meet Willamette Valley Winemaking Legend Eugenia Keegan of Gran Moraine The Oregon wine odyssey continues from the Willamette Valley. In this episode, David visits Gran Moraine which is one of several brands owned and operated by Kendall-Jackson. Today’s special guest is winemaker and General Manager Eugenia Keegan who is truly a legend in the region. […] The post Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:49


Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent!

6/10/2017
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One-on-one with Laurent Montalieu, Founder of Hyland Estates in the Willamette Valley This edition of Grape Encounters is the first in a long-anticipated month-long series recorded in the famed Willamette Valley wine of Northwest Oregon. It’s a place where you’ll find true winemaking pioneers who have no inclination to copy what their counterparts in other […] The post Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style?

6/3/2017
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Meet Blakesley Chappellet, Author of Napa Valley Entertaining If you think Napa Valley Wines are amazing, you should see how the vintners of America’s premiere wine region party! The term “Napa Style” can often be heard in conjunction with entertaining, decorating and even dressing in a way that reflects the nature of the legendary valley. […] The post Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style? appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:47:40


Episode #409 – The Chappellet Family: Carrying on the Mission of a Napa Legend is a Family Affair

5/27/2017
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In a very special edition of Grape Encounters Radio, Host David Wilson spends a few very special days at the home of the Chappellet Family in California’s Napa Valley. This family interview is significant for two reasons. First, Chappellet family members are commemorating a very important milestone; the 50 year anniversary of a family-operated winery […] The post Episode #409 – The Chappellet Family: Carrying on the Mission of a Napa Legend is a Family Affair appeared first on Welcome to...

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #408 – The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Wine Tasting

5/20/2017
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Behind the Scenes of the Winery that American Idol Helped Build: The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Tasting You’ve got to imagine that when the former producers of American Idol built their winery, they weren’t content to be just another tasting room. To that end, they are giving fans of the brand an opportunity to […] The post Episode #408 – The Villa San-Juliette Jeep Tour and Wine Tasting appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #407 – A Conversation with Christian Roguenant of Niven Family Wine Estate

5/13/2017
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A Peak Into Christian’s Crystal Ball! French Winemaker Christian Roguenant is literally a walking encyclopedia of wine. If you’ve got a question, Christian has an answer. That’s why Grape Encounters Radio Host David Wilson loves any opportunity to sit down with someone he truly sees as a master of the winemaking craft. On this occasion, […] The post Episode #407 – A Conversation with Christian Roguenant of Niven Family Wine Estate appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:54


Episode #406 – Delia Viader – Against All Odds

5/6/2017
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How Delia Viader Challenged Conventional Wisdom and Came Out On Top! Today’s episode of Grape Encounters introduces you to one of the very finest producers of Bordeaux Varietal in the Napa Valley… and frankly, in the world. For more than 30 years, Delia Viader, founder of Viader Vineyards and Winery, has been a trailblazer among […] The post Episode #406 – Delia Viader – Against All Odds appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:54


Episode #405 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio!

4/29/2017
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ENCORE PRESENTATION by Popular Demand! One-On-One with Xavier De Eizaguirre, Chairman of Vinexpo Bordeaux, Europe’s Biggest Wine Soiree! This June, Bordeaux will host the most stylish wine industry show in the world, Vinexpo 2017. Vinexpo is the gold standard when it comes to wine and spirit trade expositions, drawing nearly 50,000 buyers from around the […] The post Episode #405 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:54


Episode #404 – Speaking Sustainability with the Uncontainable Jean-Charles Boisset!

4/22/2017
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We can think of no one in the wine industry so fully charged with creativity, so committed to the notion of never saying never, and so delightfully engaging and charming as Jean-Charles Boisset. His friends call him JCB… and yes, he has a multitude of friends. He’s a character that gets things done with a […] The post Episode #404 – Speaking Sustainability with the Uncontainable Jean-Charles Boisset! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:52


Episode #403 – Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars Talks Sustaining a Legendary Brand by Sustaining Incomparable Land

4/15/2017
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As we dig deeper into our month-long discussion of sustainability, Host David Wilson put one very acclaimed Napa winery on his MUST-VISIT bucket list. Cakebread Cellars is one of those premium wineries that simply does not disappoint. They are the embodiment of winemaking perfection. You see the label and it really doesn’t matter what varietals […] The post Episode #403 – Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars Talks Sustaining a Legendary Brand by Sustaining Incomparable Land appeared first...

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #402 – Down to Earth Month and Korbel’s Commitment to Sustainability

4/8/2017
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Bubbling Over with Pride: Down to Earth Month and American Champagne Producer Korbel Shares Their Unbending Commitment to Sustainability This week on Grape Encounters Radio, Rick Marson, the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Manager at legendary Korbel Champagne Cellars talks about why his company is so determined to protect and nurture the land that produces […] The post Episode #402 – Down to Earth Month and Korbel’s Commitment to Sustainability appeared first on Welcome to...

Duration: 00:38:52


Episode #400 – Thinking 250 years ahead in the vineyard with Tyler Thomas

3/25/2017
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This week, meet one of the most delightful, forward thinking winemakers in America today; Tyler Thomas. After working for producers like Donelan Family Wines and Hyde de Villaine in the Napa Valley, Winemaker Tyler Thomas left the fabled North Coast of California in 2013 to explore making Pinot Noir and Cabernet in Santa Barbara County. […] The post Episode #400 – Thinking 250 years ahead in the vineyard with Tyler Thomas appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #399 – Beer vs Wine: Just Who is Copying Who?

3/18/2017
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It’s amazing to see what is happening in the craft beer industry. Just a few years ago, wine had replaced beer as the most popular adult beverage in America. But boy oh boy, is beer picking up steam… perhaps Anchor Steam that is! The craft beer industry is going bonkers with new microbreweries popping up […] The post Episode #399 – Beer vs Wine: Just Who is Copying Who? appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #398 – Pinot Point-and-Counterpoint With Special Guest Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards

3/11/2017
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Plus, Farm Labor Fears on the New Political Landscape Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards and Talley Farms in the Arroyo Grande Valley on the Central Coast of California welcomes David to his breathtaking tasting room to talk about two very unrelated wine topics; one on the light side, the other a bit heavy. First, the […] The post Episode #398 – Pinot Point-and-Counterpoint With Special Guest Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:57

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