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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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Mar 30, 2020

(2020)  As our world is turned upside-down from a pandemic, we know that all businesses and industries are impacted.  Northwest producers want you to now that they're STILL producing AND you can still get their products.

Our guests on the show this week include Steve Warner with the Washington Wine Commission, as we talk about what local wine, beer, and spirits makers are facing, and their plans for surviving Covid-19.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and the "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

Mar 23, 2020

(2020)  He came from Italy, stopped in Canada, and settled in Oregon's Dundee Hills.  And every life experience culminates in the wine now being produced by Furioso Vineyards of Dundee.

Our guests on the show this week also include something different from the Yakima Valley family behind Wilridge Winery and Distillery.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and the "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

 

Mar 16, 2020

(2020)  We hear the term "organic" being used for a lot of things, but what exactly does it mean when it comes to wine?  We'll explore that, and the difference of going "bio dynamic" when we talk with our guests from Montinore Estate Vineyard of Forest Grove.

Our guests on the show this week also include the family behind one of Idaho's wineries, Telaya Wines, located next door to Boise in Garden City.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and the "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

Mar 9, 2020

(2020)  Their wine operation is in the middle of a tiny ghost town.  Too bad they're not making spirits!  But seriously folks, the work being done in this special AVA is making for some delicious wine being produced by White Heron Cellars of Quincy.

Our guests on the show this week also include the guys behind one of Seattle's newest beer operations, Jellyfish Brewing, located in the city's Georgetown neighborhood.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and the "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

Mar 2, 2020

(2020)  It's a pledge and a mission for these Washington winemakers: This is the fruit of our workers.  The story of Martinez and Martinez Wines of Prosser will inspire you, from the humble beginnings of being a fruit grower, to the wine making operation in play today.

Our guests on the show this week also include the guys behind Seattle's Locus Wines, located in the city's oldest neighborhood.  

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and the "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

Feb 24, 2020

(2020)  It's one of the most popular wedding destinations in this part of Oregon.  Why, you ask?  It could be the mansion, or perhaps the Malbec.

Our guests this week share the stories behind EdenVale Winery of Medford, and Elk Horn Brewery of Eugene.  And, the Wine Moms even make an appearance...complete with kids in tow...to make another wine recommendation.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine and Booze in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

Feb 10, 2020

(2020)  What began as an ancient pile of fractured basalt in the Dundee Hills back in 1989, has become a very delicious family operation in the years since!

Our guests this week share the stories behind Anderson Family Vineyard of Dundee, and Caprio Cellars of Walla Walla. 

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine and Booze in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

Feb 3, 2020

(2020)  Winery names can be inspired by several different things.  One of our guests this week was inspired to name his winery after a couple of visitors often seen flying overhead.

Our guests this week share the stories behind 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery of Medford, and Wildcraft Cider of the Willamette Valley.  And, the Wine Moms even make an appearance to make another wine recommendation.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine and Booze in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

Jan 27, 2020

(2020)  There are all kinds of takes on making wine.  On this episode, we learn about two distinctly different styles.

Our guests this week share the stories behind Utopia Vineyard of Newberg, and Gifford Hirlinger Wines of Walla Walla.  And, the Wine Moms even make an appearance...complete with kids in tow...to make another wine recommendation. 

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine and Booze in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

Jan 20, 2020

(2020)  Years ago, they picked a spot based on it's distance from major cities.  Today, this operation is so large, they're expanding again!

Our guests this week share the stories behind Maryhill Winery of Goldendale, and Sno Road Winery of Echo.  And, the Wine Moms stop by to make another wine recommendation...as the kids have a great time in the background, lol!

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

Jan 13, 2020

(2020)  In our first new show of the new year, we take you to one of the big operations in the Walla Walla Valley for a really fun wine story.

Our guests this week share the stories behind Woodward Canyon of Walla Walla, and Beardslee Public House of Bothell --- a unique place for food and TWO different types of adult beverages! 

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our new features "Wine in the News" and "Grapevine," a listing for Northwest events featuring wine and beer.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company mixes-up our "Drink of the Week."

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