Archive for December, 2005

GrapeRadio, The Year in Review

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2005 has been a great year for wine and GrapeRadio. The past year has brought us together with many of the worlds top wine personalities and we hope you have enjoyed the experiences as much as we have.

Next year is already shaping up to be truly unbelievable. We look forward to entertaining and educating you in 2006.

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Show #64
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HiTimes Wine Cellars, Retail the Early Years

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Estabished in 1957, Hi-Time Wine Cellars has become one of the world’s top wine merchants. Come stroll with us down memorable lane on subjects like the early years of the California wine industry, John Wayne’s drinking habits, and even a death threat to Robert Parker.

Learn more about Hi-Time Wine Cellars: www.hitimewine.com

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Show #63
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Joe Davis, Founder of Arcadian Winery

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Arcadian Winery is built on the principle of combining the best of old world wine making techniques while taking advantage of state of the art science to make world class wine. Joe Davis, a chemist by trade, still uses the time honored method of “pigeage à pied” (treading grapes by foot). Learn about this and his use of the controversial wine making technique “whole cluster fermentation”, on today’s show.

Learn more about Arcadian Winery: www.arcadianwinery.com

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Show #62
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BusinessWeek Features GrapeRadio

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BusinessWeek Online has featured GrapeRadio 2 times this month:

The first is a story about the Best of 2005. GrapeRadio was the lead choice for Podcasting. The article is titled: “Radio Dreams Come Alive In The Podcast”. Click here to read the story.

The second story was an audio interview called “GrapeRadio’s Harvest – Dollars to Wine”.

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The Wine Guy

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Andy Besch Author of “The Wine Guy” started his wine shop so he could share his passion for wine with the world. But once behind the counter, Andy was shocked by the fact that buying wine was such a difficult chore for so many people.

His solution? Make it easy. By showing his customers how to identify their preferences and how to communicate effectively, Andy has succeeded in converting many overwhelmed and intimidated shoppers into confident and adventuresome wine enthusiasts.

Find out more about West Side Wines: www.westsidewine.com

Buy Andy’s new book: “The Wine Guy”

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The Evolution of Napa with Mike Grgich – Part 2

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Today we conclude our conversation with Mike Grgich a living legend in the Napa Valley. Part two covers some of the cutting edge biodynamic farming practices Mike is employing in his vineyard.

Find out more about Grgich Cellars at: http://www.grgich.com/index.html

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GrapeRadio is a wine talk show. Show topics cover issues such as the enjoyment of wine, wine news and industry trends - the hallmark of the show is interviews with world class guest (winemakers, vineyards owners, wine retail / wholesale leaders, restaurateurs and sommeliers). The scope of the show is international so expect to hear many guests from around the world.

GrapeRadio has received numerous awards and honors including the 2008 James Beard Award for excellence in Journalism.

GrapeRadio has been the subject of numerous news reports by: The New York Times, Business Week, CNN, The Financial Times of London, and Wired Magazine.