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Grape Encounters radio host David Wilson behind his new wine bar on Traffic Way in Atascadero, CA.

Grape Encounters Radio host opens new wine bar in Atascadero

At a time when radio is desperately trying to create unique experiences for listeners, one radio show is adding touch, taste, smell and feel to the listening experience. Grape Encounters Radio host David Wilson has been filling listener’s ears for six years with unique ways they can play with their wine and now he’s ready to pour it on. Literally.

“Hey, radio listeners can’t sit down and have a tea party with Rush Limbaugh, but they can taste wine with me!”

Last Friday, Wilson and his wife, Annie, opened Grape Encounters Em•POUR•ium at 5816 Traffic Way in Atascadero. It’s a combination wine bar, wine accessory shop, and recording studio.

The wine bar will play a unique role in the radio show. At a moment’s notice, Wilson is connected to the state-of-the-art Grape Encounter’s Radio studio with bar top microphones ready to record interviews with winemakers, listeners trying new vintages, or wine lovers spontaneous and spirited conversations about wine.

“We care as much about what listeners and wine drinkers think as we do the experts,” says Wilson. “I’m excited to get the candid, unrehearsed, objective opinions and thoughts on the things we are guiding wine drinkers to do.”

The wine bar and accessory shop located in the heart of Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, gives listeners an opportunity to experience everything Wilson has been talking about on the show. In fact, he promises a blending experience that he claims has never before been attempted anywhere on the planet. Plus, visitors can experience blind tastings, innovations that enhance your enjoyment of wine, and the ability to test and purchase new products that he talks about on the radio.

Grape Encounters Radio is a one-hour, weekly, nationally-syndicated radio show about wine also available on iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher.

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