Grape Encounters Radio
About This Show
There was a time, not long ago, when wine tasting was regarded as something done by people with specially trained palates and sophisticated sensibilities. Today, wine is being consumed by hundreds of millions of people who drink it simply because it is what they like. Grape Encounters is about the colorful people, the places, the ambiance and the passion that makes wine drinking one of the world's most popular pastimes. Grape Encounters is lighthearted, interactive and a very good time-- taking listeners out of the studio and into places you won't see on a winery tour..
Most Recent Episode
Episode #382 - Surprising Wine Trends and “I Told You So” Revelations found in the Wine Trade Monitor!
Breaking Down the 2016 Wine Trade Monitor With Special Guest Pauline Oudin, General Manager of Sopexa, USA. Sopexa is one of the world’s leading Food and Beverage marketing agencies, with offices around the globe representing many of the world’s leading food, wine and spirit producers. Every two years, Sopexa releases their WINE TRADE MONITOR, an international prospective study focusing on still wines. In this study, 1,100 key stakeholders including importers, wholesalers and retailers present their 2-year forecast on market development and key trends. If you are an avid follower of all things wine, then you probably suspect that there are a lot of things changing in the industry in terms of consumer preferences. Perhaps no one in the industry is more tuned in to the changing tastes of wine consumers than Pauline Oudin, General Manager of Sopexa USA. On this week’s Grape Encounters Radio, Pauline joins host David Wilson to review the key findings of the 2016 Wine Trade Monitor… a real eye opener that also confirms many of the trends that we have been observing and talking about on Grape Encounters Radio. If you want to know what you might be missing out on, this is a definite must-listen-to episode of Grape Encounters, featuring one of the most enlightened executives in the wine industry.