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(VIDEO) Episode 225 – True Confessions Over Riesling

(2019)  Get ready to match the stars…the ones who are drinking!  It’s time to play our favorite #MatchGame, and once again, it turns into an unforgettable evening with wine. As we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Riesling, our stars are challenged to fill in the BLANK about what the wine reminds them of.  …

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(AUDIO) Episode 242 – A Canadian and his Wine

(2019)  His Canadian up-bringing exposed him to wine, but Washington is where he’s perfected his craft. On this week’s show, we meet the people behind Cadaretta Winery and Southwind Vineyard in Walla Walla. There’s a great story behind the name on the label, as well as what goes into the bottle! Then we’re off on …

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(AUDIO) Episode 241 – Island Breezes and Brews

(2019)  We definitely have some wine to talk about this week, but we also have some delicious beer that requires a little “island hopping.” On a recent trip to Kauai, host Brian Calvert and “Director Drew” met the crew from Kauai Beer Company and learned more about the craft beer scene on the small Hawaiian …

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(VIDEO) “Fill In The BLANK Carefully”

(2019)  Get ready to match the stars…the ones who are drinking!  It’s time to play our favorite #MatchGame, and once again, it turns into an unforgettable evening with wine. As we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Riesling, our stars are challenged to fill in the BLANK about what the wine reminds them of.  …

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(AUDIO) Episode 240 – Watching Wine Country Grow

(2019) When he first arrived on the scene, Woodinville was home to a handful of wineries, and there were about 100 total in Washington. Over the past three decades, his presence in the industry has grown right alongside the industry itself.  On this episode, we meet the winemaker and learn more of the story behind …

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(AUDIO) Episode 239 – A Wine For All Your Hats

(2019)  How many hats do you wear?  As we’ve come to know, winemakers wear several hats.  And at this place, they take their wine…and their hats…seriously. On this episode, we learn the story behind Nine Hats Wines of Seattle.  This is a family operation, but the story is more like the Prodigal Son who goes …

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(VIDEO) “Excusez Moi Mon Cheri”

(2019) And to think, the evening began innocently enough with a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Pinot Noir.  Then again, that’s exactly how most Northwest Wine Nights begin! As we enjoyed our wine, we learned that Noir is a French word, what it means, and then we learned a little more French.  After a few …

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(AUDIO) Episode 238 – St. Paddy’s Beer Time is Here!

(2019)  Make sure you’re ready to celebrate all things Irish as you listen to this week’s show, but don’t worry, we’ve already kissed the Blarney Stone for you! On a recent trip to Ireland, host Brian Calvert and “Director Drew” met the crew from Killarney Brewing Company and learned more about the craft beer scene …

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(AUDIO) Episode 237 – Wine in Oregon’s Coastal Foothills

(2019)  Southern Oregon is booming when it comes to vineyards.  There’s so much activity, it’s spreading towards the coast…which is where we find this week’s guests. On this episode, we take you to where the Umpqua River Valley meets the Oregon Coastal Range for the story behind Brandborg Vineyards & Winery.  It’s the tale of …

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(AUDIO) Episode 236 – The Need For Island Mead

(2019)  Every now and then we take you some place unexpected for a real treat, and this week’s show is definitely in this category. Last month, we visited the Hawaiian Island of Kauai for the first time, and got a chance to meet a local producer who makes something a little different.  What do you …

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