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Northwest Wine Radio – “Umpqua Wine Has Ummph!” (ep193)

  (2018)  Sure they make Syrah, but that wine made from other fruit is pretty tasty as well!  We get a true taste of Oregon’s Umpqua River Valley with a visit from HV Cellars of Winston, where the winemaker can’t resist fermenting things other than grapes. Our friend from the Washington Beer Commission stops by …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Learning From The Best” (ep192)

  (2018)  Some winemakers get really lucky, and have a chance to learn their craft from some of the best in the business.  The winemaker at Goose Ridge Vineyards recalls the great advice that led him to the Tri-Cities, where he puts that advice in every bottle. If you like to make craft beer at …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “From Dirt To Bottle” (ep191)

  (2018)  On this show, we meet a winemaker with a true passion for both his wine, and the land that yields it.  We take you to the heart of the Walla Walla Valley for the story behind Gifford Hirlinger, and the young family making a great go of it. Then we take a road …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Wine Via Horsepower” (ep190)

  (2018)  Who needs fancy, city-slicker conveniences like electricity and automobiles, when you can use people-power and horsepower to make you wine?  That’s the philosophy at Illahe Vineyards in Dallas, OR, home of “1899,” the wine made and delivered by hand, foot, and canoe. And who says winemakers aren’t funny?  A former engineer and funnyman …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Wine At The Arboretum” (ep189)

  (2018)  There are several things that can influence your wine experience.  There’s taste, smell, and then there’s what your eyes take in.  We mention all this, because the wine experience at JM Cellars is the total package:  Great wine, good people, and it’s located inside an actual arboretum. In this episode, we also gather …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Holiday Road Trip: Adults Only” (ep188)

  (2017)  We take the show on the road this week, making stops in Salem, Walla Walla, and Boise! While in Idaho, we meet the family behind Fujishin Family Cellars, and learn about their unique approach to wine-making AND working together as a family.  Then, we’re off to Walla Walla to meet the people at …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Wine At Hal’s House” (ep187)

  (2017)  When you go out to eat, do you ever order the house wine?  Winemaker Hal Landvoight is hoping you do, after all, that’s the name of his wine.  We’ll get the full story behind his unique marketing, and learn about House Wine‘s new vessel. Pairing wine and food can be fun, and it …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “One Maker + Two Labels = Delicious!” (ep186)

  (2017)  You’re given the keys to the Cadillac AND the Lincoln, which one do you enjoy driving more?  Winemaker John Freeman tells us “neither” as he shares his adventures of creating delicious wine for both Waterbrook Winery AND Browne Family Vineyards, without picking a favorite! We also get to meet the team that makes …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “A Frenchman In The Wild West” (ep183)

  (2017) Why would a winemaker from France choose to move to the Pacific Northwest?  We ask that very question to the man behind Domaine Divio of Newberg!  And his answer, and accent, are both certainly charming. We also visit with a man who has a French name, but is all West Coast!  The couple …

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