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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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(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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(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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(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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(AUDIO) Episode 229 – Island Wine By The Bay

(2019)  We begin the new year by taking a trip to a local island to discover some really delicious wine! The people behind Fletcher Bay Winery on Bainbridge Island stop by to talk about how they do what they do…as well as the others now making wine on the popular Washington island.   Then we …

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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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(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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(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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(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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