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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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English

Contact:

213-716-1964


Episodes

Episode #413 – At the Top of Their Game! Archery Summit in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

6/24/2017
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A Delightful Afternoon with Head Winemaker and GM Chris Mazepink of Archery Summit There couldn’t have been a more picture perfect day to enjoy a long line-up of wines from Archery Summit GM and Winemaker Chris Mazepink. Archery Summit features Oregon’s only natural cave cellar and we assure you, the views underground are just as […] The post Episode #413 – At the Top of Their Game! Archery Summit in Oregon’s Willamette Valley 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


Episode #397 – Pairing Wine with Movies… Now THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!

3/4/2017
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He’s known around the country as the Sommelier of the stars. That’s because both Hollywood and corporate elite turn to him for wine advice. Christopher Sawyer is without a doubt one of the most colorful figures in the wine business, and if there’s a major event or wine competition, you can bet that Chris is […] The post Episode #397 – Pairing Wine with Movies… Now THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #396 – Drawing the Line between Ordinary and Luxury Wine

2/21/2017
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As the U.S. wine industry basks in the glow of premiumization once again, the issue of luxury wine pricing is gaining more attention. However, a review of the luxury wine marketing literature generates more confusion than light on the issue, and makes it difficult to answer the question: what price is luxury wine? This week […] The post Episode #396 – Drawing the Line between Ordinary and Luxury Wine appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #395 – Will the end of the drought mean a flood of great wines in 2017

2/21/2017
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After 5 years of unprecedented drought in California, the flood finally came… and did it ever put the enormous dry spell to bed. For several weeks, creeks in many of California’s wine regions have been overflowing their banks; a double-edged sword as plenty of damage occurred to infrastructure, but water supplies returned to 100% and […] The post Episode #395 – Will the end of the drought mean a flood of great wines in 2017 appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode #394 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio!

2/11/2017
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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 world and featuring nearly 2500 […] The post Episode #394 – 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux Takes to the Radio! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:54


Episode #393 – Cardella Winery: Our 2016 Winery of the Year!

2/4/2017
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The Uncanny Success Story of the Cardella Winery! At the beginning of each year, it is Grape Encounters’ pleasure to look back upon the wineries and winemakers featured on the show in the prior year and select one that we believe has truly distinguished themselves by producing a broad range of consistently outstanding wines. Host […] The post Episode #393 – Cardella Winery: Our 2016 Winery of the Year! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration: 00:38:51

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