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 #394 - 2017’s Vinexpo Bordeaux takes to the radio!
One-On-One with Xavier De Eizaguirre, Chairman of 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 exhibitors from 42 producing countries. At the helm of this mammoth soirée is Xavier De Eizaquirre, the event’s Chairman, and Grape Encounters Radio listeners will be among the first to hear what’s in store as David welcomes him to the program by phone. This is an interview you absolutely must not miss as Xavier is truly one of the world’s leading authorities on all facets of the industry! This intimate one-on-one interview can only be described as intriguing, enlightening, engaging and delightful! David and Xavier cover a great deal of ground in a short period of time including: The evolution of organic wines, their effect on the industry and how important they are in the grand scheme of the Vinexpo Bordeaux’s 2017 program; Spain as the Country of Honor and their prominence on the global wine stage; new initiatives and updates to the Vinexpo Bordeaux program; and a preview of the soon-to-be-released results of this year’s Vinexpo-commissioned study on U.S. and global wine trends. There’s so much to learn about today’s wine industry—and if ever there was an opportunity to absorb a lot of information in one sitting, this is it. What an amazing honor to have Xavier De Eizaguirre join us to talk Vinexpo on the radio!
Rated 5 out of
Great wine show - unpretentious and funny!
Date published: 2016-08-16