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 #402 - Down to Earth Month and Korbel's 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 American-made Champagne that is truly on par with France’s finest. April is Down to Earth Month in California and each year, more and more wineries join the parade of producers determined to raise the bar of environmental stewardship. As his title indicates, Rick Marson is not only devoted to protecting the land that provides such a remarkable bounty; his job is to literally assure that the land survives and THRIVES. Korbel is one of the crown jewels of American winemaking and we think you’ll be delighted to hear about the great lengths they go to to deliver an awesome product in the most conscientious way. The show concludes with a delightful installment of “Sippin’ with Sara,” the Wine Editor of Sunset Magazine. Is it time to come back to one of history’s most popular varietals after a long dormancy period caused by the words of a fictitious character? Listen in and find out!
Rated 5 out of
Great wine show - unpretentious and funny!
Date published: 2016-08-16