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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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(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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(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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(AUDIO) Episode 235 – Sipping Inside A Piece of History

(2019)  What do you get when you take a couple of lawyers and give them some wine grapes? No joke: A historic operation. On this episode, we take you deep inside Barrister Winery in Spokane, and share the story of how two local attorneys channeled their love for wine into this unique operation inside a …

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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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