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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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Oct 17, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 331]  You would normally associate this place with lots of color besides purple!  You'll enjoy the flower farm that's also a full service winery, and meet a group of spirit producers that claim to put the "power of the sun in every bottle."

This week's guests share the stories of Wooden Shoe Vineyards of Woodburn, and Solar Spirits Distillery of Richland.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Cote Bonneville winemaker Kerry Shiels has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week." 

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

 

 

 

 

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Oct 10, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 330]  We make a return visit to one of the best known wine schools in the state, where students are learning every aspect of wine production...from stem to bottle and beyond.  And then we're off to learn what an all-female production team is putting in their bottles.

This week's guests share the stories of Yakima Valley Vintners of Yakima, and DAMA Wines of Walla Walla.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Cote Bonneville winemaker Kerry Shiels has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week." 

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

 

 

 

 

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Oct 3, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 329]  You'll sit, stay, and even bark after hearing the story of how some lovable labs became the inspiration for a wine operation.  And well take you to a beautiful estate winery in central Washington to share its unique story.

This week's guests share the stories of Two Bad Labs Vineyards of Lewiston, and Whitman Hill Winery of Zillah.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Cote Bonneville winemaker Kerry Shiels has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week." 

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

 

 

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Sep 26, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 328]  On this episode of the show, we're going to take you to one of the busiest urban winery centers on the west coast, where we meet some really "hip" chicks.  We also explore the world of hard seltzer for the first time in show history!

This week's guests share the stories of Hip Chicks Do Wine of Portland and San Juan Seltzer of Seattle.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Cote Bonneville winemaker Kerry Shiels has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

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Sep 19, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 327]  It may seem like the desert, but this place is more of like an oasis!  One this episode, take a tour of a wine country destination!  Also, we take you to one of Oregon's most beautiful vineyards, where we hear about the opportunity to become an owner.

This week's guests share the stories of Desert Wind Winery of Prosser, and Willamette Valley Estates of Turner.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Winemaker Kerry Shiels of Cote Bonneville has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

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Sep 12, 2021

[2021 - Season 9 Episode 326]  Are you ready for some football?  We kick off the 9th Season of Northwest Wine Radio with a very familiar face to the game...and the grapes.

This week's guests share the stories of Bledsoe Family Winery of Walla Walla, and Great Notion Brewing of Portland.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery stops by to answer our wine questions in his segment "Ask Bob," Winemaker Kerry Shiels has a food pairing in "Bites & Bottles," and Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

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Jun 7, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 324]  History, heritage, and a lot of ladies await you when you visit a unique wine operation that's been around in some form or another since the 1850s.

This week's guests share the stories of Lady Hill Winery of St. Paul, Baer Winery of Woodinville, and Terramarr Brewstillery in Edison.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  This concludes the 8th season of Northwest Wine Radio.  We'll return with a 9th season of all-new episodes the weekend of September 11-12 2021.

 

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Jun 2, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 323]  Our first guest on today's show tells the story of a family who moved from Tennessee to the Wenatchee Valley over 100 years ago, with the idea of growing fruit.  Fortunately for all of us, that fruit eventually included grapes!

This week's guests share the stories of Fielding Hills Winery of East Wenatchee, Kerry Hill Winery of Wilder, and Panther Creek Cellars of Yamhill.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, June 7th

 

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May 24, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 322]  Whether you like 'em medium or full bodied, there's a red for you waiting in a unique, central Washington orchard.

This week's guests share the stories of Stemilt Creek Winery of Wenatchee and  Williamson Vineyards of Caldwell.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, May 31st

 

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May 17, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 321]  Let's head to the farm to meet a trio of favorites: Noir, Blanc, and Gris.  And watch out for that winemaker who's crazy like a fox!

This week's guests share the stories of Fox Farm Vineyards of Dundee, Tertulia Cellars of Walla Walla and  Abbalone Vineyard of Eugene.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, May 24th

 

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May 10, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 320]  When you head to Washington's Lake Chelan for wine tasting, keep in mind there are many different wine towns around the perimeter of the lake.  One of those fun places to visit is Manson!

This week's guests share the stories of Tipsy Canyon Winery of Manson, Brian Carter Cellars of Woodinville, and members of the Cascade Brewers Guild.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

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May 3, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 319]  This week on the show, we explore some of the first vines to produce wine here in the Northwest, and get a fun history lesson in the process!

This week's guests share the stories of Sagemoor Vineyards of Pasco, HV Cellars of Winston, and Goose Ridge Vineyards in the Columbia Valley.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

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Apr 26, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 318]  Our first guest used his vacation time early-on for internships in California, before building his own wine homestead here in the Northwest.

This week's guests share the stories of Hat Ranch Winery of Caldwell, Baer Winery of Woodinville, and Dion Vineyard of Cornelius.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, May 3rd

 

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Apr 19, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 317]  Ready to get away?  Actually, many of us are feeling safe getting outside and sipping wine, and have we found a few perfect places to do just that!

This week's guests share the stories of Brigadoon Vineyards of Junction City, JB Neufeld Wine of Yakima, and Flying Bike Coop Brewing of Seattle.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

 

 

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, April 26th

 

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Apr 12, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 316]  Our first stop on today's show is a vineyard with quite a history.  When the first plantings were put in the ground, no one knew what might actually grow, so they planted a little of just about everything!

This week's guests share the stories of Sagemoor Vineyards of Pasco, Hightower Cellars of Benton City, and Rivers Edge Winery of Elkton.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, April 19th

 

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Apr 5, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 315]  One of our guests on this week's show is doing her best to simply offer the best wine she makes.  It's because she only makes one red, and one white wine!

This week's guests share the stories of One Wines of Chelan, Mount Si Winery of Snoqualmie, and Skagit River Brewing of Mount Vernon.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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 visits with our "Drink of the Week."  Thank you for listening, and remember, you can find out more about the show and listen to past episodes at NorthwestWineRadio.com

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, April 12th

 

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Mar 29, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 314]  For this week's show, we take you to downtown Portland, Oregon.  That's where we find a fairly new winery operation.  Where do they grow grapes in the Rose City?  You'll have to listen for the official explanation!

This week's guests share the stories of Battle Creek Cellars of Portland, and Fremont Mischief of Seattle.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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.

 

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, April 5th

 

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Mar 22, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 313]  It's "Taste Washington Wine Month" and this week we discuss how the signature wine event of Washington will have a new feel during this pandemic year, and how you can still participate!

This week's guests share the stories of Holeinsky Winery of Buell, and Watt's Brewing of Bothell.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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

Thank you for listening and be sure to share our show with your friends.  The next new episode of Northwest Wine Radio will be posted here and on our podcast channels:

Monday, March 29th

 

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Mar 15, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 312]  It's a "Wine Extravaganza" this week on the show as we take you to TWO different wine regions in the Northwest growing by leaps and bounds...or by vines and barrels!

This week's guests share the stories of Nefarious Cellars of Chelan, and Hells Canyon Winery of Caldwell.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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

Mar 8, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 311]  What happens with a Northwest producer dabbles a little in two different worlds?  They come up with one of the most unique malt brews you're going to taste!

This week's guests share the stories of Walnut Ridge Winery of Junction City, Wolf Spirit Distillery of Eugene, and Tin Dog Brewing of Seattle.

Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature.  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

Mar 1, 2021

[2021 - Season 8 Episode 310] It's fun to share the story of how a family is passed down some land from generation to generation, and how the newest generation is taking over and shaping the future for a heritage label.

This week's guests share the stories of J Bookwalter Winery of Richland, Utopia Vineyards of Newberg, and Triple Oak Vineyard of Oakland.

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 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

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