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Northwest Wine Radio

Wine Should be Fun! Northwest Wine Radio is a weekly, hour-long show broadcast on radio stations across the Pacific Northwest. Not your typical wine show, Northwest Wine Radio features interviews with the winemakers, brewers, distillers, and cider makers to get the fun stories behind the bottle. No technical talking here; we're sharing real stories about the real people in the industry. Grab a glass of your favorite and tune in for fun stories, food pairing suggestions, news about upcoming events...all without the attitude! Host Brian Calvert and his team present a different kind of wine show: Light, fun, informal, yet informative and relevant to anyone who drinks local and supports local producers. Again, this show celebrates an entire industry of producers who make fantastic products right here in our own backyard. More information: NorthwestWineRadio.com
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Dec 12, 2016

For the first time, a wine region in the Northwest has been named "Wine Region of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast.  We'll talk with winemaker David Adelsheim about what this means to the Willamette Valley, and the rest of the Northwest.

We'll also visit with winemaker Kasia Kim about women in wine, and meet the team at Everett's Crucible Brewing.

 

Dec 5, 2016

He's made wine in Woodinville for years alongside his dad.  Now, Andrew Januik of Novelty Hill Januik has his own labels, and is preparing to make wine in another part of the world.

Our friend Justin Stiefel with Heritage Distilling stops by to remind us about his unqiue Advent calendars, and we also meet Kurt Wettlaufer, who specializes in rum...all kinds of good rum...at SeaSpirits Distillery in Woodinville.

Nov 21, 2016

He bought the property for the historic mansion, and ended up with acres and acres of grapes.  So begins the story of Garnier Vineyards of Mosier, Oregon.

Hard Cider is becoming one of the fastest growing adult beverages in history, and Woodinville's Locust Cider has plenty of unique flavors.  But it's the story of WHY they make these ciders that will really touch your heart.

Nov 14, 2016

What do you do when two award-winning vineyards are basically next door to each other?  You collaborate and make an ever better wine! 

We sit down with the winemakers at Oregon's Hyland Estate and Solena Estate, and then we take you to the Yakima Wine Valley and talk about how wine grapes and hops co-exist peacefully. Speaking of hops, we'll also meet the brewer at Cloudburst Brewing, where the weather makes its way into some fun beer names.

 

Nov 7, 2016

As we make stops in three states, we're headed first to Idaho Wine Country this week to get an update on this years harvest.  Moya Dolsby of the Idaho Wine Commission also introduces some of the newer winemakers in the gem state.

Next, we're off to Oregon wine country and a visit from Darin Ingram of King's Raven Winery in Oregon City.  And we also get the story behind how 192 Brewing of Kenmore got it's name, courtesy of Derek Wycoff and David Schwenn

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Oct 31, 2016

Something a little different this week...ever heard of Limoncello?  It's a delicious spirit, and while its popular in Europe, it's made here too.  Skip Tongnetti of Letterpress Distilling stops by to share some!

Bill Grassie visits with us to share the story of Williams Grassie Wine Estate, then we take a trip to Walla Walla where our friend Ashley Riggs tells us about the upcoming "Fall Release Weekend."

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Oct 24, 2016

Oregon had a really great harvest again this year, and Tom Danowski of the Oregon Wine Board stops by to talk about harvest and what's in store at Oregon's wineries for the rest of the year.

Speaking of Oregon, Michael Willison of Patton Valley Vineyard stops by to share their story.  Then we meet Sara Nelson and crew, the people behind Seattle's popular Fremont Brewing.

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Oct 17, 2016

We start this episode with some wine out on the farm!  The Otis boys from Matthews Winery stop by to talk about their new farm-to-table operation.

We then spend some time getting to know the story behind Schooner Exact Brewing with Matt and Heather McClung, then we head south to check out Zenith Vineyard with Tim and Kari Ramey.

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

 

Oct 10, 2016

We get a little artsy on this week's show with wine foil artist Amelia Sherritt, and then Don and Judy Phelps make the trip in from Lake Chelan to share the story of Hard Road to Hoe Vineyards.

Lazyboy Brewing of Everett sounds more like a furniture company.  Shawn Loring stops by to clear up the name, and share his delicious brews.

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Oct 3, 2016

Our friend Sandra Lee from Woodinville Wine Country stops by to tell us about her upcoming auction, then we go to "cider class" with Nicole Ledford of Schilling Cider in Seattle.

Then we're off to Goldendale to visit with Craig and Vicki Leuthold of Maryhill Winery, the place where they don't specialize in a few varieties.  They make a few dozen!

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Sep 26, 2016

She was raised on the land, and now she's in charge.  We'll meet Page Knudsen Cowles of Knudsen Vineyards, who shares a really interesting history of the land, as well as how she's committed to taking care of the land.

Then we're off to Rickreal to meet the gang from Left Coast Cellars.  Luke McCollum and Ivy Hover join us in our studio at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes-up our "Drink of the Week." and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

Sep 25, 2016

We’re in the harvest season for wine grapes, but how do winemakers know when to pick?  Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by for a quick lesson in picking.

We also meet the namesake of Portland’s Boedecker Cellars, and sip some delicious cider with our new friends from Number 6 Cider in Seattle.

All this, plus Justin Stiefel mixes-up our “Drink of the Week.” and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

 

Sep 21, 2016

Know a horn player?  If you do, you’ll really appreciate how Bell’s Up Winery in Newberg got its name.  Owners Dave & Sara Specter come see us, and Sara brings a delicious pie!

Brewer Allen Rhodes…aka the Beer Professor…invites us north to see Skagit College’s new “Craft Brewing Academy.”

All this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel mixes up our “Drink of the Week.” and Chef DJ MacIntyre has a fun wine and food pairing!

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