Info

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
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Northwest Wine Radio
2021
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 1
Feb 22, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 309] This week's show is quite the road trip...from the desert of eastern Washington, to downtown Seattle, and then north to Vancouver!

This week's guests share the stories of Cadaretta Winery of Walla Walla, 9 Hats Wines of Seattle, and The Liberty Distillery of Vancouver.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Feb 13, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 308] For the first time ever, we sit down with a "matchmaker" of sorts, and learn more about the concept of matching certain vineyards and grapes with certain Northwest labels.

This week's guests share the stories of Kendell Farms Grape Growers of Sunnyside, William Rose Wines of Eugene, and Freed Estate of Winston.

Join host BrianCalvert 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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Feb 8, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 307]  If you haven't had a chance to experience it yet, there are some great things being brewed and distilled in central Oregon.

This week's guests share the stories of Oregon Spirit Distillers of Bend, and Rivers Edge Winery of Elkton.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Feb 1, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 306]  Some fun new data about wine is out, and we get a chance to visit with the Washington State University professor who can tell us about it's impact on local wine.

In addition, this week's guests share the stories of Pfeiffer Winery of Junction City, and Chambers Bay Distillery of University Place.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Jan 25, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 305]  It was once the capital of the Oregon Territory.  Today, it's famous for its views of Mount Hood, and its beer.

This week's guests share the stories of Coin Toss Brewing of Oregon City, Cinder Wines of Garden City, and Chambers Bay Distillery of University Place.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Jan 18, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 304]  The idea is simple:  Take a farm known for its delicious fruit, and turn it into a power for delicious grapes.  Now, sprinkle in some European experience, then bottle, then cork.

This week's guests share the stories of Del Rio Vineyards of Gold Hill, and Auclair Winery of Woodinville.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Jan 11, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 303]  They source grapes from all over the region to bring Rhone's best to the Northwest.  And talk about great neighbors, it's all in their name...the Gaelic word for friendship and goodwill.

This week's guests share the stories of Cairdeas Winery of Manson,  8 Bells Winery of Seattle, and Mother Earth Brewing of Nampa.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Dec 21, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 302]  They had a dream to make wine, so they bought some property, and began planting vines.  There's nothing to bottle just yet, except for a great story of how an Idaho wine making family is getting started.

This week's guests share the stories of Baer Winery of Woodinville, House Wines of Seattle, and Cuesta Sol Vineyards of Caldwell.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Dec 14, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 301]  After building a wine empire in southern Oregon, the time has came to pass the reigns.  We get a chance to meet the woman who is assuming the lead to one of this region's largest operations.

This week's guests share the stories of Foris Vineyards of Cave Junction,  Aurora Colony Vineyards of Aurora, and Hellbent Brewing of Seattle.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Dec 7, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 300]  We're celebrating this week as we hit an episodic milestone for the show the shares the stories of Pacific Northwest winemakers.  We hope you'll raise a glass with us (just make sure it's Northwest-made wine inside that glass).

This week's guests share the stories of Kerry Hill Winery of Wilder, and 503 Distilling of Oregon 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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Nov 23, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 299]  You don't have to know much about wine to know that most Merlot is red.  We said most, because there's actually something called the "white" Merlot, and it's being made smack dab in the middle of four lakes!

This week's guests share the stories of Four Lakes Winery of Manson, Washington, Fremont Mischief of Seattle, Washington, and Gordon Estate of Pasco.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Nov 16, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 298]  He's made wine in New Zealand, and now he's bringing that style to the Northwest for a unique wine tasting experience!  Plus, we'll meet the Washington couple who left their day jobs to begins a new republic...of cider!

This week's guests share the stories of Capitello Wines of Eugene, Oregon, Republic of Cider of Seattle, Washington, and Crossings Winery of Glens Ferry, Idaho.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Nov 9, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 297]  When they began, wine making was fairly new in their part of the country.  Now, several awards later, the family tradition continues with a new label.  Also this week, another family taps the keg on a beer legacy in central Washington.

This week's guests share the stories of Fujishin Family Cellars of Caldwell, Idaho and Wenatchee Valley Brewing of Wenatchee, Washington.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Nov 2, 2020

[2020 - Season 8 Episode 296]  It's not that they can get you out of a jam while in your vehicle, but these people can certainly make sure you're taken care of around the dinner table.  Their "Triple A" of wine making: Accessible Approachable, and Affordable.  And another of our guests approach the entire adult beverage industry differently, by making not one or two, but FOUR different types of craft beverages.

This week's guests share the stories of Purple Star Winery of Benton City, Washington and Garden Path Fermentation of Burlington, Washington.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Oct 26, 2020

(2020)  On this show, we've featured a handful of "double" operations.  There have been a couple of wine and beer complexes, and even a beer and distilling complex.  On this episode, we present our first "trifecta:" A company that specializes in Beer, Spirits, and Cider (plus some really delicious food).

This week's guests share the stories of Panther Creek Cellars of Yamhill, Oregon and TerraMarr Brewstillery of Edison, Washington.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Oct 19, 2020

(2020)  This week we learn how a college graduation gift led to one of the most respected careers in Northwest wine.  Not only is this gifted winemaker at the helm of one of her region's first wineries, she now has a second operation next door.

This week's guests share the stories of Chateau Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth Winery of Caldwell, Idaho and Vin du Lac Winery of Chelan, Washington.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Oct 12, 2020

(2020)  What's in a name?  That questions comes up a lot on this show, after all, some operations are named after people, and some are named after places.  In this week's episode, we're going to be introduced to an operation where the name actually translates to a really cool social concept.

This week's guests share the stories of Tertulia Cellars of Walla Walla, Washington and J Scott Cellars of Eugene, Oregon.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Oct 5, 2020

(2020)  They got into the wine business to make good wine, but to also to good things.  This week, we meet the company that donates a portion of every wine sale back to their community...a "pay it forward" courtesy of Northwest-made wine!

This week's guests share the stories of Tinte Cellars of Woodinville, Washington and Divine Distillers of Salem, Oregon.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Sep 28, 2020

(2020)  We take you back to Oregon's infancy on this week's show, to a man who made quite the name for himself with distilled spirits.  Legend has it, he was the FIRST to make a name in Northwest spirits!  We also explore the story of how one of the most famous music venues in the region helped kick-start a delicious wine label.

This week's guests share the stories of Cave B Winery of Quincy, Washington and Ewing Young Distillery of Newberg, Oregon.

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Sep 22, 2020

(2020)  As we continue to dive into our 8th season on the air, Northwest Wine Radio this week takes a closer look at a specific industry, and how it's rising to the challenge during the time of Covid-19.  And we take that look at the present and future of the Northwest brewing community with the chair of the Washington Beer Commission.

This week's guests share the stories of Anacortes Brewery of Anacortes, Washington and Williamson Vineyards of Caldwell, Idaho.

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 also stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Sep 14, 2020

(2020 - Season 8 Premiere)  We hope you have a good and safe summer!  We spent the last couple of months making connections with local producers all over the regions, and now we have another entire season of stories to share.  This is the premiere of Northwest Wine Radio's 8th Season on the air and in podcast form.

This week's guests share the stories of Abbelone Vineyard of Eugene and the fact that it's Washington Cider Week

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."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Jun 1, 2020

(2020)  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways a lot of us work, including the crew here at Northwest Wine Radio.  Because of statewide "Stay Home" rules, we haven't been able to host guests in our studio.  So, this week, we present an "encore" presentation of some of our favorite stories from the past three years.  And as you listen, we once again encourage you to support all of these local producers!

This week's encore guests share the stories of Huston Vineyards and Postmark Brewing.

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." 

May 25, 2020

(2020)  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways a lot of us work, including the crew here at Northwest Wine Radio.  Because of statewide "Stay Home" rules, we haven't been able to host guests in our studio.  So, this week, we present an "encore" presentation of some of our favorite stories from the past three years.  And as you listen, we once again encourage you to support all of these local producers!

This week's encore guests share the stories of Waterbrook Winery, Cramoisi Cellars, and Cubanisimo Wines.

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."  

May 18, 2020

(2020)  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways a lot of us work, including the crew here at Northwest Wine Radio.  Because of statewide "Stay Home" rules, we haven't been able to host guests in our studio.  So, this week, we present an "encore" presentation of some of our favorite stories from the past three years.  And as you listen, we once again encourage you to support all of these local producers!

This week's encore guests share the stories of Territorial Vineyards, Tsillan Cellars, and Snoqualmie Falls Brewing.

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."  

May 11, 2020

(2020)  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways a lot of us work, including the crew here at Northwest Wine Radio.  Because of statewide "Stay Home" rules, we haven't been able to host guests in our studio.  So, this week, we present an "encore" presentation of some of our favorite stories from the past three years.  And as you listen, we once again encourage you to support all of these local producers!

This week's encore guests share the stories of Vine 46 Winery, Domaine Divio, and Bale Breaker Brewing.

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."  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 7