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Celebrating The Century Mark! – (ep100) Jan 16-17

  Episode 100: The little wine show heard every week across the Northwest is celebrating a BIG birthday this weekend!   Thank YOU for listening, and for your support!   We’ve been on the air for 100 episodes, and on this show, we celebrate by bringing some of the biggest and most influential names in …

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Oooos And Ahhhhs For Umpqua Wines

    ASSOCIATEDPRESS – Local wine grape growers and wine makers are proud of the attention Umpqua Valley wineries have been receiving recently. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Southern Oregon one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2016” and local wineries won 28 medals in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Central Douglas …

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Oak Barrels 101: How They Influence Wine

      PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM – The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood. They formed it into barrels for storing liquids such as …

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From Vivaldi to Van Halen – (ep126) 1/13/16

Episode 126: We continue our party into the new year with Pinot Gris tonight, and an edition of “Party Favors” you won’t soon forget!  On this episode, we asked the stars to describe their wine as a famous band or music group, and the answers take us from rock royalty, to big band, and the …

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A Broadcaster And His Beer – (ep99) Jan 9-10 2016

Episode 99: Do you know how Portland, Oregon got it’s name?  We get the answer, plus some other fun facts about the region with Tim Hohl of Coin Toss Brewing in Oregon City.  Tim is a broadcaster at KPAM in Portland, and is finally realizing his dream of opening his own brewery.   Wine is …

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British About-Face On Red Wine Benefits

  TELEGRAPH.CO.UK – Red wine is bad for your health, experts reveal in a new report. In a u-turn, Government experts have dismissed the supposed health benefits of wine and are set to rewrite the rule book on the nation’s alcohol consumption, according to reports. ‘The dangers of drinking are far more than previously thought’ …

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Saving Wine That’s Gone Bad

  EPICURIOUS.COM – Raise a glass if you’ve heard this one before. You receive a bottle of wine as a gift during the holidays. After cracking it open, one taste says it all: this gifted wine is just awful, and no amount of holding your nose can change that. At the same time, you can’t …

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Give Me A Leetle Kiss – (ep125) 1/06/16

Episode 125: It’s our first episode of the new year, and we celebrate with some delicious Chardonnay, some “Party Favors,” and of course, some resolutions.   One of those resolutions was to crown a “makeout” wine, and we sure did tonight.   And why not, wine should be fun, right?  So grab a glass of wine, and …

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B.C. Wine Among The Best

    INFOTEL.CA – Wineries from Osoyoos to Kamloops are getting some high-profile exposure and being called some of among the best wine destinations in the world. In August, UK wine writer Steven Spurrier said in the fall edition of The Somm Journal that B.C. has all three things he looks for in a world …

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