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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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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

(2018)  Visiting a tasting room in the heart of wine country is definitely a unique experience, but more and more, tasting rooms are finding homes in the middle of Northwest cities.

Seattle's Elsom Cellars is one of hese success stories.  Their winemaker shares what they're bringing to the city, as well as the challenge's she's overcome to put some great wine in a bottle.  Next, we get a chance to visit with Sound Spirits.  If the name sounds familiar, not only is it the first legal distillery in Seattle, but they were also among the guests on the very first episode of this show!  We check in with their head distiller and find out how they've grown these past 5 years.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week," and the "Wine Moms" will have a wine recommendation.

Oct 22, 2018

(2018)  It's the story that's been making the rounds in wine circles across the country.

In a Northwest Wine Radio exclusive interview, we sit down with the Virginia winemaker who discovered someone had stolen two tons of grapes, and the Washington winemaker who came to his rescue.  You'll definitely enjoy the story of how the folks at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Paterson saved the day.

Then, we're off to Oakland...not California, but Oregon...for the story behind a fictional mountain, and how it provided the inspiration for Spire Mountain Cellars.  And, how much do you really know about craft beer?  We get the chance to sit down with a cicerone (think sommelier, but for beer) and pick his brain about brewing, as well as the story behind Bend's Worth Brewing.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week," and the "Wine Moms" will have a wine recommendation.

Oct 15, 2018

(2018)  This week on the show, we give you an unforgettable tongue twister...and some really good beer!  We meet the guys behind Belfair brewing behemoth Bent Bine Brew Company (say that fast three times).

Then, we're off to Walla Walla for a tale of a doctor and his wine.  While most of his colleagues are retiring and putting their life savings into wineries, this young doc is just starting his medical AND his wine career.  Marco de Santis stops by to share the triumphs and struggles of Radix Winery.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week," and the "Wine Moms" will have a wine recommendation.

Oct 8, 2018

(2018)  Many winemakers, for lack of a better term, "get around."  We mean that innocently enough, as often times you learn in one winery, grow in another, and blossom in yet another.  So goes the story of Caleb Foster, the young winemaker at J. Bookwalter Winery in Richland. 

Next, we take you to southern Oregon, to the oldest Pinot Noir in the state.  Dyson Demara stops by to share the story of Hillcrest Vineyards, as well as the tale behind his newest project that began as a run-down car dealership.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week," and the "Wine Moms" will have a wine recommendation.

Oct 1, 2018

(2018)  If the early predictions hold, the Northwest is in for another great wine grape harvest!  We check in with those keeping an eye on things in both Washington and Oregon and get their grape forecasts.  And then for those who enjoy craft beer, we have a hop prediction as well!

Next, we meet the family operation known as Calcagno Cellars Winery in Troutdale, and find our more about this unique operation along the Columbia River.  Then, it's off to find our "inner-Scotsman" with the guys from Cadee' Distillery on Whidbey Island.  Or as they like to say, "The Isle of Whidbey."

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions, Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week," and the "Wine Moms" will have a wine recommendation.

 

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