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(PODCAST) Episode 264 – From Orchards To Vines

(2019)  It’s been known as one of the larger fruit producers of southern Oregon, and that fruit was mostly in the orchards until a few decades ago. Our guests this week share the stories behind Del Rio Vineyards of Gold Hill near Medford, Oregon, and Cramoisi Vineyard of Dundee Hills.  And, we explore the most …

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(VIDEO) Episode 236 – It’s Not Unusual To Have Fun with Cabernet

(2019)  There’s wine, there’s Tom Jones songs, and even dancing.  What more could you want from a Northwest Wine Night? As we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Cabernet Sauvignon, the panelists get very descriptive with the wines’ youthful appearance.  Then, they go down an unforgettable rabbit hole that ends up with one of …

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(VIDEO) Episode 165 – Reality TV Runs For President

(2019) What?  Is the title of today’s episode a little too close to real life?  Don’t worry, we have too much fun without getting political! This episode of Northwest Bar Night features  a couple of different takes on delicious, Northwest-made Vodka.  The stars at the bar are challenged to assign each of their drinks the …

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Drink of the Week – “Cherry Delight”

It’s time to mix up something delicious! The “Cherry Delight” is this week’s Drink of the Week. Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company joins our host, Brian Calvert, is presenting something new to try at home.   And you can hear Justin and Brian each week with these recipes on Northwest Wine Night Radio.  Come back …

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(PODCAST) Episode 262 – Wine, Friends, Feast, & Soul

(2019)  Three friends come together; full of talent, ideas, and the passion to create exceptional wines.  They did it, and then some! Our guests this week share the stories behind WIT Cellars of Prosser, and AVID Cider of Bend.  And, the Wine Moms stop by to make another wine recommendation.  Let’s hope the kids play …

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(VIDEO) Episode 235 – The Party Never Ends

(2019)  There’s been a long-running gag on this show involving one of our celebrity panelists, and on this wine night, the joke comes full circle. The party begins as most good parties should…with a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Sparkling Wine.  And then, the real party begins, complete with a couple of hilarious party fouls.  …

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(PODCAST) Episode 261 – Godfather of Good Craft Beer

(2019)  He was one of the first craft brewers in the Northwest, and these days, he’s an ambassador of the product.  Allen Rhoades of the Washington Beer Commission even teaches a college class! Our guests this week share the stories behind Anacortes Brewing of Anacortes, Chipmonkey Wines of Seattle, and Three Rivers Winery of Walla …

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(VIDEO) Episode 164 – Attack of the 50 Foot Gin

(2019)  On this evening at the bar, we celebrate the best of the worst:  The bad movies we love, and the liquor that makes them even more enjoyable. This episode of Northwest Bar Night features  a couple of different takes on delicious, Northwest-made Barrel-aged Gin.  And as we imbibe, the panelists are asked to assign …

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(PODCAST) Episode 260 – The Blacksmith of Wine

(2019)  Sometimes, the name says it all.  That’s definitely the case for a wine making operation out of southeastern Washington, where the name suggests a tie to a noble profession of yesteryear. Our guests this week share the stories behind Forgeron Cellars of Walla Walla, and Cowhorn Wines of Jacksonville, Oregon. Join host Brian Calvert …

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(VIDEO) Episode 234 – Wine That Woos, Bears That Hug

(2019)  Do you enjoy a good “bear” hug with your glass of wine?  Perhaps you’re more of the “buddy” hug type, or maybe just a “polite” hug. Yes, there’s lots of hugging going on this week as we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Red Blend.  The panelists are challenged to compare their wine …

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