The Grapevine

Savor Life's two-hour weekly show bringing listeners some of the most informational fine wine dialogue in the Rochester area.

Your host Michael Warren Thomas has been leading the conversation about local wines with this show since 2008!

During both hours of this show, we celebrate local wines from the Finger Lakes and Western New York, including the Niagara Wine Trail.

Tune in weekly to hear from wine makers, experts, restaurateurs, and conversation on the finest wines of the Finger Lakes and beyond.

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The Grapevine Finger Lakes Wine Podcast

The Grapevine – April 5, 2020, Hour 2

By Michael Warren Thomas | April 7, 2020

Peter Becraft, winemaker at Anthony Road Wine Company, is featured in the second hour of The Grapevine. The winery just released their first Prosecco style bubbly, to complement their Methode Champenoise sparkling wine. Michael and Peter also discuss Anthony Road’s dessert wine made with Vignoles, affected by the botrytis affectionately known as the “Noble Rot.”

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The Grapevine – April 5, 2020, Hour 1

By Michael Warren Thomas | April 7, 2020

Michael’s guest for the first hour of the wine show is Robin Ross of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards near Lockport, NY. Robin and Duncan Ross just opening a beautiful new timber frame tasting room and production facility in 2019. Their microclimate next to the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario gives their red vinifera grapes extra ripening in the fall, and helps their vines avoid late frosts in the spring.

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The Grapevine – March 29, 2020: Hour 2

By Michael Warren Thomas | March 30, 2020

In week two of the COVID-19 crisis, Michael talks with Chris Carlson of Black Button Distilling in Rochester, who has pivoted their business from distilling alcohol to manufacturing hand sanitizer.

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The Grapevine – March 29, 2020: Hour 1

By Michael Warren Thomas | March 30, 2020

In the first hour of this week’s The Grapevine, host Michael Warren Thomas talks about Finger Lakes wines.

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