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(AUDIO) Episode 234 – Want Fries With That Wine Combo?

(2019)  What happens when you buy a wine operation with a stellar reputation and set your sights on the future? Then what happens when you buy a SECOND winery? We get a chance to meet the new owners of some long time wine operations, and hear the story of what’s next for these two Woodinville …

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(AUDIO) Episode 233 – Exploring Passion Close To Home

(2019)  In some parts of the Pacific Northwest, its just not very easy to grow wine grapes.  Specifically, western Washington just isn’t the place you find a lot of vineyards. Until you look very closely. This week, we feature to story of Skagit Crest Vineyard & Winery of La Conner, Washington.  We find out how …

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(VIDEO) Episode 53 – “Smack That Stout”

(2019)  If we asked you to think of the title of the “sexiest” song you know, what comes to mind? What if we asked you that question after a couple of beers, namely two different takes on Northwest-made Stout? Thus is the set-up for this week’s episode of Northwest Bar Night, where host Brian Calvert …

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(AUDIO) Episode 232 – Keeping His Dream Alive

(2019)  Their plan was to plant a region-renowned vineyard, and make a life together producing wine. Then life changed. This week, we feature to story of Triple Oak Vineyard of Oakland, Oregon, and the circumstances that left a widow to fulfill the dreams of her late husband.  It’s an inspiring story that has an ending …

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Ask Bob: “What You Learn From Wine Smell” (ep 25)

From Listener Kevin: “I’ve heard Bob talk about the aroma of a wine. But what specific things can you pick up from just the smell of a wine?”   Ever have a question about wine but didn’t know who to ask?  Why not ask Master of Wine Bob Betz?!  Every week on Northwest Wine Night …

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(AUDIO) Episode 231 – Matchmaker, Find Me Some Grapes

(2019)  Did you have any idea there was a matchmaking service for wine grapes?  We met one on today’s show! The mother-daughter team at Kendall Farms used to grow wine grapes and make wine.  They still do today, but the focus on the business is to make sure no Northwest grape goes to waste.  Then …

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Ask Bob: “Keeping Open Bottles Fresh”

Listener Dominic asks Bob “Once you open a bottle, how long does it last? What’s the best way to prolong the life of an open bottle?”   Ever have a question about wine but didn’t know who to ask?  Why not ask Master of Wine Bob Betz?!  Every week on Northwest Wine Night Radio, our …

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(VIDEO) Episode 52 – When Rum Meets Match Game

(2019)  We bring back our favorite game show #MatchGame for this week’s show, with a question that has the audience rolling before host Brian Calvert ever finishes reading it. First and foremost, we’re tasting liquor tonight, as in two different takes on Northwest-made Silver Rum.  Now that the drink are flowing, we have to fill …

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(AUDIO) Episode 230 – The Edge of a New AVA

(2019)  One of Oregon’s prized valleys for wine has a new AVA…because the grapes are definitely different there. The man who began River’s Edge Winery in Elkton, OR stops by to share his winery’s story, as well as what made his region of wine country deserve it’s own distinction.  Then we’re off to central Oregon …

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Ask Bob: “Cork Or Screw Top?”

This week, Kate asks Bob “Does the cork have any influence on the wine? Is a screw top, real cork, or fake cork better for the wine?”   Ever have a question about wine but didn’t know who to ask?  Why not ask Master of Wine Bob Betz?!  Every week on Northwest Wine Night Radio, …

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