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Location:

Coachella, CA

Genres:

Wine

Description:

Everything WINE the way you've never heard it before. Inventive. Informative. Off the beaten path and delightfully off-the-wall! Host David Wilson has crafted a new language for wine lovers, making it easier to find wines and wine adventures you never imagined. This is where you play with your wine, break the rules and celebrate being a true Wine Maverick!

Language:

English

Contact:

213-716-1976


Episodes

Episode #335 - It's time to leave your wine comfort zone!

12/27/2015
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David talks with 3 CA winemakers about interesting varietals they’re making; Michael Blaylock of Quady Winery in Madera, Chrystal Clifton of Palmina Wine, and Christian Ahlmann of Six Sigma Winery and Ranch in Lake County.

Duration: 00:44:56


Episode #331 - What is the WHY of Wine?

11/29/2015
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David talks philosophy of wine with winemaker, wine historian and lecturer, Wes Hagen, about the role of wine in our lives. Next it’s Joel Paglione, of Oak Bottle LLC, which puts oak in the hands of consumers.

Duration: 00:44:57


Episode #327 - Missouri Loves Company (For Wine) Plus, What it Takes to be a Grape Encounterist!

10/31/2015
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David talks with Dwight Crevelt, owner of 7cs Winery in Walnut Grove, Missouri, who creates wacky and wonderful wine events. Then a fun conversation with friend Kevin Kuhn about what it takes to be a Grape Encounterist!

Duration: 00:44:50


Episode #324 - Worldwide Wine Harvest 2015

10/10/2015
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David talks with Nick Goldschmidt about this year’s worldwide grape harvest, David attempts to stump Sara Schneider, and Keith Nichols talks about aging wine.

Duration: 00:45:00


Episode #315 - From the Big Screen to Big Reds…

8/8/2015
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Former Disney Films Executive Gil Gagnon spent 6 years of his life commuting and listening to Grape Encounters podcasts. Then one day, an episode inspired his departure from the movie business and entre into winemaking.

Duration: 00:44:54


Episode #313 - A Historic End to Our Greek Wine Odyssey

7/25/2015
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As we end our journey across Northern Greece wine regions, we talk about the extraordinary growth of the Greek wine business and the historic economic crisis that is coming to a head as we bask on a beach in Porto Carras.

Duration: 00:44:50


Episode #312 - These Awesome Greek Wines of Naoussa are no Myth!

7/18/2015
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In his role as the US Ambassador to the Wines of Naoussa, Greece, David visits Greece at the height of the financial crisis, and shares a rare look at a booming wine region facing difficulties that are no fault of their own.

Duration: 00:44:50


Episode #311 - The Wine Industry is Looking for a Few Good Men… and Women!

7/13/2015
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David introduces you to Matt Smith of GrapeSeed Wines, a partnership with some of the world’s greatest winemakers who create wines only available to you, plus a feature on Women Winemakers!

Duration: 00:44:50


Episode #309 - Fracking in the New York Finger Lakes Wine Region

6/27/2015
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In part 2 of David’s coverage of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, David goes to a meeting of “We Are Seneca Lake”, a group fighting the storage of fracked gas in the salt mines underneath the region.

Duration: 00:44:50


Episode #308 - Discovering the Amazing Wine the New York Finger Lakes Proud

6/20/2015
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Join David on a whirlwind tour of the NY Finger Lakes wine region to meet some of the biggest names in East Coast winemaking. It’s a special “on the road” Grape Encounters Radio that will put you in a New York state of mind!

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #307 - Hey, Hey, it's Chardonnay!

6/13/2015
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David reports on the Intl. Chardonnay Symposium and talks with Aaron Mercer of Turnkey Wine Brands, Amy Jean Butler of Ranchero Cellars and Bo Felton, winemaker of Migration Wines.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #306 - Coffee and Wine… In the Same Glass and Tales From the Arizon

6/6/2015
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Today’s show begins with the man who is making millions by blending coffee and wine, next, Sara’s report on time spent with winemaker Maynard James Keenan, the front man of the Rock Group Tool.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #305 -- Episode #305 - Playboy Chef Leaves Bunnies Behind for a Man

5/30/2015
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Renowned wine judge William Carter was Executive Chef for 28 years at the Playboy Mansion, and now, with his wife Katherine Bloxom-Carter, owns the Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast in Paso Robles.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #304 -- Maybe it’s Time to Let Your Smart Phone Choose Your Wine!

5/23/2015
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Today David talks with Trace Smith, the COO of the Next Glass app, which helps predict if you’ll like any given wine using complex algorithms, user input and unparalleled research and technology.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #303 -- Does Wine Turn into Vinegar, Trying Aging Wines and How Can

5/16/2015
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This week’s show takes on the subject of wine turning to vinegar with vinegar experts Cari and Craig Clark of Chaparral Gardens Vinegars. Next David & Sara try some old wines, and wine news from Larry Gifford.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #302 -- A Peak Behind the Scenes with the Creators of America’s Bes

5/9/2015
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Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey created a unique wine brand – a success story that changed the way wine is marketed and now they are best-selling authors and speakers. Also, wine news from Larry Gifford.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #301 -- The Celebrity Wine and Music Connection, plus, a head’s up

5/2/2015
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This show begins with Paul Cullen, former bass player for Bad Company. Paul combines music, wine and cooking into “Tune Your Palate.” David and Sara Schneider taste Fergie’s Syrah, and International Chardonnay Symposium.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #300 -- Everything's "Becker" in Texas! Visiting one of the Most Re

4/25/2015
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It’s our 300th episode of Grape Encounters! This week, David visits the Texas Hill Country wine region and visits Dr. and Mrs. Richard Becker and their winemaker, Jonathan Leahy of renowned Becker Vineyards.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #299 -- Greece is the Word in Wine!

4/18/2015
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Part Two of Our Journey to Greece With the Owner of Domaine Porto Carras – an interview with Yliana Stengou, President of Domaine Porto Carras as David completes his two part serious on the wines of Northern Greece.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #298 -- It’s All Greek to Me… and the Wine is Delish!

4/11/2015
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Meet the Winemakers of Naoussa , Greece for a Very Special One-on-One! As newly appointed US Ambassador to the Wines of Naoussa, Greece, David has been touring with some of the very best winemakers from that region.

Duration: 00:45:50

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