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Grape Encounters Radio was very pleased to have you as a guest on our show. Yours is precisely the kind of story that our listeners look forward to each week.  Judging from our online traffic, the episode you appeared in (Episode #122) was very well received.
Because of our very significant web traffic, it would be beneficial for you to post a link on your website to this episode and/or the Grape Encounters Radio home page. Likewise, we are posting a link from our site to yours. Your interview is posted at http://grapeencountersradio.com/podcast/ep-122-explaining-the-sometimes-random-results-of-wine-competitions/. Your interview starts at 22 minutes and runs through the end of the show.

We bottled our first 2011 vintage wine yesterday, the Elizabeth Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Great flavor, racy acidity and unmistakeable varietal character.  We fermented this year’s wine a bit dryer (0.2% RS) compared to the 2010 vintage (0.5% RS).

For those who have been following my new career critiquing the reliability of wine competitions, there is a new book out, A Toast to Bargain Wines, by George Taber, who writes about my work.  Chapter 4 is titled, “Are Gold Medals Worth Anything?

George is a rather famous author with his first book describing the 1976 Paris Tasting where the Americans topped the French.  His second book, To Cork or not to Cork, is a well documented tale describing the drama of Cork Taint.

Hello everyone. I hope you enjoy our new website.

Bob