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(AUDIO) Episode 228 – A Cephalopod Walks Into a Train Station…

(2018)  Sometimes, the person in charge of writing “titles” for the show gets a little too creative.  However, it IS true this episode features both cephalopods and train stations. First, we sit down with one of Washington’s female winemakers to get the story behind her two labels:  Cote Bonneville and Train Station.  Both are based …

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Ask Bob: “Converting Beer Drinkers To Wine”

  Jake has troubles.  He writes in to Bob and says “My wife won’t stop pestering me about wine.  I drink beer, and she keeps trying to get me to try wine.  Is there a wine that beer drinkers could easily transition into?” Ever have a question about wine but didn’t know who to ask?  …

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(AUDIO) Episode 227 – When Bend is not Bend

(2018)  Who are we kidding?  There’s no place like Bend, Oregon. But as you’re about to find out, just because the name says “Bend” doesn’t mean that’s the entire story. This becomes much more clear as we sit down with the people behind Bend Distillery and learn more about their line of fine spirits AND …

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(VIDEO) Episode 50 – Ladies, Gentlemen & Ladyboys

(2018)  It was boys against the girls this week, and the winner of this epic #BattleOfTheSexes:  The Ladyboy. Got your attention?  We have another fun night at the bar as we drink two local takes on delicious, Northwest-made Tripel Ale.  Once we start drinking, we begin to classify our beer as something we might serve …

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(AUDIO) Episode 226 – Oregon’s Monkless Nobility

(2018)  Maybe you’re reading the title of this week’s show and thinking “what?”  Well, we were just trying to be clever with the names of our guests. First, we sit down with the people behind Eugene’s Noble Estate Vineyard & Winery, and learn how this operation out in the country has become a major player …

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Ask Bob: Tips For Giving Wine As Gifts

This week’s question actually comes from Northwest Wine Night Radio host Brian Calvert, who asks Bob, “I remember your suggestion for bringing wine to a party, but what if you’re giving wine as a gift to the party host or anyone else for that matter?” Ever have a question about wine but didn’t know who …

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Ask Bob: Should You Rinse Your Wine Glass?

This week’s question comes from Northwest Wine Night Radio listener Sue, who asks “Should you rinse your wine glass if you’re tasting more than one varietal of 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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(VIDEO) Episode 49 – Dagnabbit Rabbit!

(2018)  Great horny toads, you long-eared varmint!  When I say whoa, I mean WHOA! Remind you of anyone? Let’s just say this week’s adventure on Northwest Bar Night begins with a couple of different takes on delicious, Northwest-made Bourbon, and ends with a Saturday morning cartoon favorite.   You’ll have some good laughs as we …

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(AUDIO) Episode 224 – School of Wine

(2018)  Every fall presents a challenge for our show.  It’s harvest time, which means the people who are normally guests, are busy in the vineyards.  Since we taped this show during harvest, we thought it might be fun to do something a little different. For the first time ever on Northwest Wine Radio, we’re going …

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(AUDIO) Episode 223 – Beer Newbie Celebrates Medal

(2018)  This week’s show is a “trifecta” in the adult beverage world, featuring stories of wine, beer, and spirits. Not every brewer strikes gold in the first year.  Then again, the guys behind Yakima’s Single Hill Brewing aren’t just any brewers.  You’ll definitely enjoy the story of their beer, as well as their “good vibes” …

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