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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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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."  

May 4, 2020

(2020)  According to their website, our guests on today's show describe their wine as "Seemingly ordinary at first, but undeniably complex. Bold and determined, but unabashedly generous."

Interested in more?  You'll enjoy the story behind Wines By Luke of the Columbia Valley, as well as the new label this operation has helped spawn.

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.

Apr 27, 2020

(2020)  A couple of brothers created the vines, now the next generation takes this winery to the next level.

Our guests on the show this week share the story of Gordon Estate in the Columbia Valley, and how the operation is part of a new wine village experience in Kennewick. 

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.

Apr 20, 2020

(2020)  What began as a cattle ranch over a hundred years ago has become one of the Applegate Valley's wine destinations as well.  You'll love the story behind Plaisance Ranch Winery just outside of Grants Pass.

Our guests on the show this week also include the story behind  wineries, Holleran Vineyard, located in the beautiful Dundee Hills.

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.

Apr 6, 2020

(2020)  A wine-making family moves into Oregon, and grows the operation into not one, but two successful vineyard operations.  You'll enjoy the full wine story behind Hyland Estates & Solena Estate of the northern Willamette Valley.

Our guests on the show this week also include the story of one of Walla Walla's newer boutique operations, Eternal 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."  And be sure to listen for the "Wine Moms" as they make a recommendation while the kids play in the background.

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."

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