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(AUDIO) Episode 246 – Rapunzel’s Favorite Rose’

(2019)  When Rapunzel lets her hair down from this high tower, someone usually climbs up with a great glass of wine! This week we meet the people behind Hightower Cellars of Red Mountain, and learn the story behind their success.  Then, we’re off to Mount Vernon, where the historic Skagit River Brewery is under new …

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(AUDIO) Episode 245 – A Delicious Spanish Invasion

(2019)  They’ve been a family power in Spanish wine for over a century, and now they’ve picked the Pacific Northwest as their new home. This week, we get acquainted with the Spaniard and the French winemaker who have set-up shop in Walla Walla at Valdemar Estates.  We also take a road trip to the beautiful …

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(AUDIO) Episode 244 – It’s Okay to be a Little Odd

(2019)  So, you don’t fit-in perfectly.  Don’t worry about it: It’s perfectly fine to be a little odd. That’s what we discovered on a recent visit to British Columbia, home of Odd Society Spirits.  The Vancouver distillery was built in a former motorcycle shop, and their products will take you on quite a ride!  We …

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(AUDIO) Episode 243 – Wine, Cheese, and So Much More

(2019)  It’s one thing to produce some really good wine in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  These people also make their own cheese, meats, and the homemade crackers are to die for! We’re on the road this week to Oregon’s Applegate Valley, where we meet the couple behind Wooldridge Creek Winery and …

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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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