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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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Northwest Wine Radio – “Salsa & Wine DO Mix Well” (ep181)

  (2017)  Do a little dance, drink a little wine, and if your heart races too much…at least there’s a doctor in the house at Cubanisimo Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We’ll meet the good doctor (and his very lovely nurse) on this unforgettable visit. Have you ever tried wine that’s Kosher?  What’s different about …

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Northwest Wine Night – Naughty Nurses & Lumberjacks (ep191)

  We begin innocently enough with two bottles of delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, and then we remember it’s Halloween.  So, from there, the conversation turns to costumes, and a certain “Minnie Mouse” outfit.  There are plenty of tricks and treats at our little wine party tonight! So, grab a glass of wine, and get ready for …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “A Chateau & A Craft District” (ep180)

  (2017)  There’s some new activity brewing near the site of the old Olympia brewery, and it’s goal is to make Tumwater a brewing and distilling destination.  Our friend Justin Stiefel and his Heritage Distilling Company will be among the first tenants of the new Tumwater Craft District. Speaking of brewing, we take a trip …

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Northwest Wine Night – “Pinot Noir, You’re a Star!” (ep190)

  We promise you’ll enjoy this episode, but you’ll enjoy it EVEN MORE if you’re familiar with the Netflix series “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”  Yet, it’s not the title character that steals our show.  We introduce our stars to Titus Andromedon via his tribute to Pinot Noir.  Let the laughter commence! So, grab a glass …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “A Winemaker of Many Labels” (ep179)

  (2017)  The next time you think you don’t have much free time, consider Neil Glancy.  The winemaker makes really good vino for Crossings Winery, and has now launched his own label called C Sebastian.  And when he’s not working on these wines, he’s helping others make good wine.  Sounds like a good guy to …

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Northwest Wine Night – “The Days of Whine & Roses” (ep189)

  We’re definitely in the pink this week!  We enjoy a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Rosé and everything begins to come up roses.  As we taste the wine, roses come to mind, and what happens next will likely make you laugh out loud.  HINT: It smells like roses. The good smell of roses, you …

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Northwest Wine Radio – “Pepper Bridges & B.C. Brews” (ep178)

(2017)  This week, we take a trip to Walla Walla’s Pepper Bridge Winery & Amavi Cellars to learn the story behind this estate operation. Then it’s off to British Columbia, a growing power in the world of craft brewing.  We get a chance to sit down with the people behind Postmark Brewing, who do their …

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