Vin de Cru...french for "Vintage Wine' is a weekly exposé and audioblog focusing on exclusive VinVillageRadio guest interviews featuring high-profile, in-depth discussions with the "who's who" in wine and food. Please read, listen and enjoy!

VinVillage chats about 'San Diego Wine Classic' with Michelle Metter; with Jann Cotter of Jackson Family Wines; with Sommelier Lisa Redwine; and with Jimmy Cefalo of Martini Wines

Segment-1: Wine Events - The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an Annual Thanksgiving Precursor - Michelle Metter
 
01: You're invited to join celebrity chefs and legendary winemakers at the “11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival” November 16 – 23, featuring over 30 city-wide events, 170 fantastic wineries, breweries and spirits producers, along with 60 of San Diego's best restaurants. Go to VinVillage.com for more event details and to save 15% on select tickets. Michelle Metter and Ken Loyst are partners at Fast Forward Event Productions, and founders of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

 

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11th Annual SD Bay Wine & Food Festival!

Seven Days of Wine & Food Events!

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12-3PM, Saturday, Nov. 22nd at Embarcadero Park-North

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Segment-2: Wineries - Founded in 1983 with a focus on artisanal wines of distinct character and quality, Jackson Family Wines, based in Sonoma County, is one of the few family-owned and operated winery groups of its kind - Jann Cotter
 
02: Jackson Family Wines, based in Sonoma County, is one of the few family-owned and operated winery groups of its kind. Founded in 1983 with a focus on artisanal wines of distinct character and quality, Jackson Family Wines consists of a very broad portfolio of award-winning wineries which reflect a unique quality story steeped in extraordinary vineyards, remarkable artisan winemaking and the dedication of hard working, talented individuals. And, today, the Jackson family carries the formidable legacy of founder Jess Jackson forward to the next generation.
 

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Segment-3: Wine Experts - Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Lisa passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Advanced Exam in 2010 and is on her way to Master Sommelier status - Lisa Redwine
 
03: As Food & Beverage Manager of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club., Lisa is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining...among her many responsibilities...and luckily for all of us, she's involved again in the SD Bay Festival.
 
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Segment-4: Wine Ambassadors - Jimmy Cefalo is a familiar face to many from his many years as a local TV personality. He is also a familiar figure from the gridiron as a former member of the Miami Dolphins and the current radio voice of the team - Jimmy Cefalo
 
04: Jimmy holds a long list of impressive career credentials from both on and off the field. In his broadcast career, he was a correspondent for NBC news on the "Today Show", sports anchor for "NBC News at Sunrise" and co-host of the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, in which he snared an Emmy for his writing on the Games. Jimmy also co-hosted "PM Magazine," "AM South Florida," on WTVJ and hosted the "Trump Card" game show...among his many other achievements and endeavors. And, now, he joins us as the Matini Sparkling Wines Ambassador.
 
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Segment-4: Food - Have you ever heard people say they started their business on a cocktail napkin?... Well, Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives - Matthew Ramos
 
04: Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives as a conversation on a fishing boat... "I’ve got this exciting idea for a device that can peel garlic quickly." The response was enthusiastic as the boat motored back to port and the planning began in a tequila bar. And, now, they tryly believe Garlic Shaker is a great idea, and a great product, that has a great a story that started it all. "We are passionate about providing people with the easiest way to peel garlic cloves. It is our passion that drives us to create the highest quality product that is the best way to quickly peel garlic."
 
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VinVillage chats with Brooks Painter of Castello di Amorosa; Chris Schwartz on WineCraze; about Pinot Days-LA; and Penny Fitzgerald on Traveling Vineyards

Segment-1: Wineries - Opening its doors in 2007, Castello di Amorosa is a true authentically-styled 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery located near Calistoga, California - Brooks Painter
 
01: The Castello di Amorosa castle is the pet project of 4th generation vintner, Dario Sattui, who also owns and operates the "V. Sattui Winery" named after his great-grandfather, Vittorio Sattui. His "Director of Winemaking" is Brooks Painter who has been an award-winning winemaker producing ultra-premium varietal wines for nearly 30 years. He was named "Winemaker of the Year" at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in the U.S. "Brooks has been called ‘the winemaker’s winemaker’ because of his extensive expertise and prominence as a wine industry leader among his peers."
 

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Segment-2: Winery Resources - WineCraze.com is designed to help wine lovers discover destination wineries in person, or on the web...and to help wineries increase web traffic and their Direct-to-Consumer wine sales - Chris Schwartz
 
02: Shortly after visiting one year, an idea was hatched to create a dynamic website that would feature the best of what wine country had to offer. A site that would highlight interesting wineries and wine regions all across the country and eventually across the globe. A site that could help people plan future trips to wine country or explore new wineries and discover exceptional new wines, even if they never left home. Video would play an integral role. The work-in-progress effort known as “WineCraze” is the result.
 

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Segment-3: Wine Events - Pinot Days Southern California is the fastest growing pinot Days event...and it makes sense! People who enjoy blue skies and an easy, breezy lifestyle gravitate to pinot noir because it is easy to pair, easy to drink, and fascinating to talk about - Pinot Days-LA
 
03: Pinot Days celebrates pinot noir in its many styles, ranging from modern to earthy to elegant. Unlike wine events featuring wines more alike than different, Pinot Days brings together pinot noir producers representing every California appellation, style and price point, as well as a few from Oregon and Burgundy as well. And, for the 6th anniversary, the Grand Tasting event will be held once again at the "Skirball Cultural Center" in Los Angeles and 1000's of Consumers will be able to sample from almost 300 pinots from nearly every important pinot region. Its truly a pinot lovers dream that only comes around once a year.
 
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"Grand Festival" Saturday, Nov. 15th 
 At the “Skirball Center” in Los Angeles (map)
Gen. Admission
2:00-5:00PM
Early Entry
1:00-5:00PM
VIP & Seminar
12:00-5:00PM
$75.00 $95.00 $120.00

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Segment-4: Wine Sales - Since becoming a Traveling Vineyards Wine Guide, Penny’s motto has been “So much wine, so little time,” and she has consistently earned the distinction of being in the Top-10 Traveling Vineyard leaders - Penny Fitzgerald
 
04: A friend told me about The Traveling Vineyard and I thought it was too good to be true! An opportunity to share my passion for wine with other wine lovers as a career? Make my own hours, earn fabulous trips, meet new friends, and build my own business? Sign me up! Being a Traveling Vineyard Independent Wine Guide has been the best "job" I've ever had! If you're looking for a fun, fulfilling job you can do from home, you just found it. Our Wine Guides are a laidback, friendly bunch who love what they do. No stuffy wine experts. Just people who have found their dream jobs selling wine.
 
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Segment-4: Food - Have you ever heard people say they started their business on a cocktail napkin?... Well, Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives - Matthew Ramos
 
04: Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives as a conversation on a fishing boat... "I’ve got this exciting idea for a device that can peel garlic quickly." The response was enthusiastic as the boat motored back to port and the planning began in a tequila bar. And, now, they tryly believe Garlic Shaker is a great idea, and a great product, that has a great a story that started it all. "We are passionate about providing people with the easiest way to peel garlic cloves. It is our passion that drives us to create the highest quality product that is the best way to quickly peel garlic."
 
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VinVillage chats with Jon Bonné on JetBlue Wine; Sommelier Jeff Callahan; Marcy Gordon on 'Writing Between the Vines'; and John Bergman on Wine Country Real Estate

Segment-1: Wine & Flying - In anticipation of the launch of its new "Mint" premium flight service to San Francisco Int'l Airport, JetBlue Airways announces its very own wine expert - Jon Bonné
 
01: In this unique role, Jon Bonné is responsible for selecting the wines that will be served on JetBlue, specifically the selections for JetBlue's premium offering, called "Mint." Jon Bonné is The San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Editor, and author of the award-winning book “The New California Wine". He covers wine throughout Northern California and around the world, and is responsible for the Chronicle’s wine and spirits coverage and the annual Top 100 Wines. He also writes a regular column for Decanter magazine, and is the USA Regional Chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards.
 

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Segment-2: Wine Education - A wine educator and aficionado, in 2013, Jeff, along with Denise Mueller, Aaron Mandel and Craig Adams, founded Mid-American School of Wine in St. Louis - Jeff Calahan
 
02: A Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, Jeff has been the Sommelier at Porter's Steakhouse in Collinsville, IL since 1998 where he has conducted many wine dinners, classes and tastings. In 2004, Jeff was a co-founder of the "St. Louis Wine Cats" in which they conducted monthly wine tastings at restaurants, wineries and cooking schools in the St. Louis area. Until recently, Jeff was also active with the American Wine Society as co-chair of the St. Louis branch. He also was instrumental in launching other branches in IL. And, now, his latest venture, the Mid-American School of Wine in St. Louis.
 

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Segment-3: Vineyard Writing - Founder and Executive Director of "Writing Between the Vines" - Vineyard Retreats for Writers - A literary arts foundation providing residencies for writers on vineyard estates around the world - Marcy Gordon
 
03:Marcy Gordon's background is in consumer marketing where she worked to launch and position several start-ups including Travelocity and OpenTable. That experience, and her love of travel and writing, led her to become a freelance travel writer, who is currently the Forbes Travel Guide Correspondent for Napa and Sonoma. Along with her blog, "Come For The Wine" Marcy is also the Founder and Executive Director of "Writing Between the Vines" - Vineyard Retreats for Writers - A literary arts foundation providing residencies for writers on vineyard estates around the world.
 
 
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Segment-4: Wine-Country Real Estate - He has 45 years of experience in the real estate business. His exclusive focus on wine-country properties has gained him the distinction of being a top professional in his business - John Bergman
 
04: John Bergman's company, "Bergman Euro-National", established in 1967, is a Real Estate Brokerage Firm that specializes in the sales of Vineyards, Vineyard Estates, large Estate Properties, and Winery Properties in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. John’s ability to stay ahead of the marketplace with his vision of projecting where the market for vineyard values and grape prices may go in the future, has allowed him to become one of the premier wine-country real estate specialists.
 
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Segment-4: Food - Have you ever heard people say they started their business on a cocktail napkin?... Well, Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives - Matthew Ramos
 
04: Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives as a conversation on a fishing boat... "I’ve got this exciting idea for a device that can peel garlic quickly." The response was enthusiastic as the boat motored back to port and the planning began in a tequila bar. And, now, they tryly believe Garlic Shaker is a great idea, and a great product, that has a great a story that started it all. "We are passionate about providing people with the easiest way to peel garlic cloves. It is our passion that drives us to create the highest quality product that is the best way to quickly peel garlic."
 
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VinVillage chats with Mike Sullivan on Benovia Wines; Thea Dwelle of Luscious Lushes; with Alex Andrawes on Personal Wine; and with Matthew Ramos on Garlic Shaker

Segment-1: Wineries - What he truly cherishes about the art of winemaking is that perfection is unattainable. "Winemaking is about the journey...not the destination" - Mike Sullivan
 
01: At Benovia, they believe they've struck the right balance between innovative viticultural techniques and traditional winegrowing. And even though they have made a significant financial investment in upgrading their vineyards with the latest farming and irrigation technology, they rely a little bit more on old-fashioned instinct and experience to handcraft Benovia's exceptional, high quality wines. Benovia's goal is to get to know each vineyard block intimately to learn its special qualities to promote the optimum ripeness and flavor development of the fruit.
 

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Segment-2: Wine Blogs - By day, She is a software jockey...presently specializing in CRM solutions for the wine industry...but by night, she is a devoted "Wine Brat," who seeks to try new wines and expand her palate by drinking as much good wine as possible - Thea Dwelle
 
02: While Thea Dwelle shares this experience through her popular wine blog, "Luscious Lushes," hHer blog is to create a conversation...its not a dictatorship. What she writes about, you may or may not agree with...but that’s OK with Thea as that’s the point of having a conversation. When she started her blog, it was born out of her love of all things wine and her desire to share information with other people.
 

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Segment-3: Wineries - Personal Wine was founded in late 1999 by Alex and his friend Aaron Bulkley, two college buddies with a love of wine, wine bottle labels and finer foods - Alex Andrawes
 
03: With little more than a dream and $10,000 in savings, Alex and Aaron started out by soaking wine bottles in bathtubs to remove the original wine labels. With blank bottles at the ready, they would then add a custom label to each bottle by hand. Fifteen years later, they may have a more advanced operation, but their commitment to providing high-quality personalized wine gifts and excellent customer service remain central to their purpose. "We’re here to help you create a lasting impression with wine that tastes as good as it looks."
 
 
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Segment-4: Food - Have you ever heard people say they started their business on a cocktail napkin?... Well, Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives - Matthew Ramos
 
04: Garlic Shaker began during the greatest fishing trip of their lives as a conversation on a fishing boat... "I’ve got this exciting idea for a device that can peel garlic quickly." The response was enthusiastic as the boat motored back to port and the planning began in a tequila bar. And, now, they tryly believe Garlic Shaker is a great idea, and a great product, that has a great a story that started it all. "We are passionate about providing people with the easiest way to peel garlic cloves. It is our passion that drives us to create the highest quality product that is the best way to quickly peel garlic."
 
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VinVillage chats with Monique Soltani of WineOh TV; Greg Walter of Pinot Report; Timm Crull of Terraces Wine; and Eve Bushman of Eve Wine 101

Segment-1: Wine Journalism - For over five years, Monique has been covering the wine scene in California and around the globe as she shares her passion for wine, journalism and television in telling people’s stories on "WineOh.tv" with the world - Monique Soltani
 
01: Wine Oh TV Founder and Host, Monique Soltani, is a seasoned journalist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and American Studies. Having honed her reporting skill over a decade working at several ABC, CBS & NBC affiliate television stations across the country, Monique also earned her wine certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, became an experienced wine judge, and has interviewed at least 200 winemakers, dozens of top chefs, and "A-list" celebrities. Most recently, Monique has also been reporting on weather and wine country for "The Weather Channel."
 

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Segment-2: Wine & Events - PinotReport Editor & Publisher Greg Walter has been creating compelling content in wine, food and beyond for more than 30 years. He's also the co-producer of the highly popular "Pinot On The River" event now in its 11th year - Greg Walter
 
02: PinotReport is written exclusively about Western Pinot Noir. Available by subscription in either online or print formats, PinotReport is written for people who love Western Pinot Noir -- California, Oregon, New Zealand specifically - and want to keep up on the latest new wines. Winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Newsletter. The 11th annual Pinot On The River Festival is on Sunday, October 26th, from Noon-4PM on the Healdsburg Plaza in downtown Healdsburg. It is one of the best opportunities to taste wines from more than 100 top Pinot producers from up and down the West Coast, many of which are small, artisan producers with some participating in their first public tasting event.
 

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Segment-3: Wineries - Founded in 1993 by the Crull family, The Terraces is an artisanal winery which embodies California history. The oak woodlands of the estate extend across the eastern foothills of Rutherford - Timm Crull
 
03: In 1993, the Crull family purchased the remaining Werle property and renamed it Quarry Vineyards in reference to its history as a working rock quarry. Then, in 2001, the Crull's purchased The Terraces property from Wayne Hogue, reuniting the original homestead to create: The Terraces at Quarry Vineyards. The Terraces is an artisanal winery which embodies California history. The oak woodlands of the estate extend across the eastern foothills of Rutherford and encompass hillside vineyard blocks thriving in rocky volcanic soil as well as orchards, beehives, a balsamic vinegar acetaio and, of course, Rutherford dust. The Terraces produces hand crafted, limited release wines from the fruit grown in their terraced Napa Valley vineyards, and other select vineyards in California.
 
 
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Segment-4: Wine Education - About 7 years ago Eve Busman chose to write exclusively on wine education for beginners. Her experience is based on over 20 years of classes, tastings, winery tours, and reading everything she could get her hands on...and the education never ends - Eve Bushman
 
04: Eve Bushman wrote the Eve's Wine 101 column for a local newspaper in Santa Clarita for 3 years. For 11 years prior to that, she was a community columnist for the same paper. Eve also writes for Elite Magazine, The SCV Beacon and does freelance work in other periodicals and books. Her knowledge is based on over 25 years of reading, tasting, classes, and many events. Eve writes about wine for beginners, accepts guest posts, and has several staff and guest writers. After being featured on "Wine Down TV", "Wine Dogs USA 3" and the "Wine Cats," one of Eve's goals was to promote her work to a greater audience, which she achieved when she published a short e-book on Kindle, "Wine Etiquette for Everyone" which had over 1,500 downloads within the first 5 days of its release.
 
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VinVillage chats with Ann Rea about Wine, Art and Appreciation; Todd French on The Wine Check; Moorea Warren on the Lodi Wine Stroll; and Esther Bates on Sideways at the Elverhoj Museum

Segment-1: Wine & Art - San Francisco based artist Ann Rea ('Ray') delivers an inspiring program with her Art, Wine & Appreciation events as she takes an old tradition and delivers a fresh approach with her "edu-tainment" themed events - Ann Rea
 
01: Drawing on the tradition of the salon, nationally recognized artist, Ann Rea's clients invite select guests to participate in an intimate and inspired conversation as they learn about art and wine in a relaxed, fresh and friendly way. Starting with a sparkling wine reception, the event Host's introduce each guest by briefly thanking them for their business, contribution, or friendship. This interaction ignites an atmosphere of gratitude and appreciation among the participants. The evening progressses as each wine is paired with an oil painting. The attendees learn a about the wine, and the Artist, Ann Rea, teaches everyone how to look at a painting through the artist’s eyes. Click HERE to learn more.
 

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Segment-2: Wine & Travel - The Wine Check says "Don't Ship It...Check It!" The Wine Check provides a safe, convenient, and economical way to transport up to a case of wine allowing you to "check it" while flying - Todd French
 
02: Truly savvy wine travelers know to check their wine in a wine shipper box with the airline, however checking a 40+ lbs box without wheels, handles, or a pull-strap can be challenging. Now, with "The Wine Check," wine-travel enthusiasts can get their wine home safely and conveniently. And, wineries have a way to sell more wine, decrease weather holds, returns, admin costs, etc, while branding The Wine Check and thus have a rolling billboard throughout airports. After all, it’s the wine that cultivates the relationship between the traveler and the place.
 

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Segment-3: Wine Events - The Lodi Chamber of Commerce announces its 22nd annual School Street Wine Stroll...and this Fall it’s going to be a "Wicked Wine Stroll", so grab your mask and broom and join the fun - Moorea Warren
 
03: The Lodi School Street Wine Stroll is a semi-annual wine event, hosted every Spring and Fall, by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce to promote local wineries and businesses. It features over 25 wineries, each pouring their best wines in a retail shop located in historic Downtown Lodi. Attendees get to casually "stroll" down School Street visiing the shops which are offering the wines they've been "paired" with, plus light appetizers and special sales for that evening. So, come visit Lodi on Saturday, October 18th from 6 to 9PM for a "Spooktacular" time!
 
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Lodi "Wicked" Wine Stroll


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It'll be a Spooktacular time!

6-9PM, Saturday, Oct. 18th in Downtown Lodi

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Segment-4: Wine & Museums - To mark the 10th anniversary of the award-winning film, Sideways, Elverhoj Museum of History and Art presents “Looking Back Sideways,” a photography exhibition currently on display in the Museum Gallery - Esther Bates
 
04: The exhibit at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art features iconic images from the Sideways film and a look behind-the-scenes as captured by Merie Weismiller Wallace, a member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. On Saturday, November 1st, Merie Wallace will talk about her experiences on location with the Sideways cast and crew. The public is invited to the free presentation of "Shooting Sideways" at 4 p.m. in the Museum Gallery. Click HERE for more details.
 
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VinVillage chats with Geoff Alexander on Sideways-10; Chris Bashforth on Santa Ynez Historical Museum; Megan McGrath Gates on Lucas & Lewellen wine; and Charlotte Chipperfield on The Wine Key

Segment-1: Wine Movies - We are talking with the Santa Barbara County Film Commissioner about everything "Sideways" as this September marks the 10th Anniversary of the widely popular movie - Geoff Alexander
 
01: The Santa Barbara County Film Commission, in conjunction with "Visit Santa Barbara" and "Sideways10" are in partnership with "Fox Searchlight" to promote local Film Tourism including a national sweepstakes hosted by FOX Searchlight to accompany their Blu-Ray "re-release" of Sideways, along with an exclusive screening and celebration of the film at The Arlington Theatre featuring Sideways Director, Alexander Payne, a website "Sideways10.com," along with social media support, a new "Sideways Map" as well as 100 “Sideways signs” that are deployed throughout Santa Barbara County.
 

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Segment-2: Wine & Museums - During the Sideways 10th Celebration, the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum will be featuring exclusive winemaker dinners and tastings and a VERY special exhibit called… "UNCORKED: The Evolution of Wine in the Santa Ynez Valley" - Chris Bashforth
 
02: The first exhibition of its kind, “Uncorked” traces the evolution of winemaking in the Santa Ynez Valley from the early Mission period through today. The exhibit highlights those pioneering winemakers who helped bring international recognition to the Santa Ynez Valley as a region for producing exceptionally fine wines, along with the many others who laid the groundwork for today's burgeoning wine industry in the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding areas.
 

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Segment-3: Wine - For on VinVillageRadio back in 2008, Lucas & Lewellen joins us to talk about their wines and their invovlement in the Sideway 10th celebration - Megan McGrath Gates
 
03: The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the 3 wine growing valleys of Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Maria Valley. These valley vineyards benefit from a rare transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels the cool ocean air of the Pacific into the coastal valleys, allowing warm days and cool nights to produce a long, gentle growing season. And, on Sat-Oct. 11th in honor of the Sideways the 10th Celebration, you can enjoy a delicious winemaker’s dinner with Lucas & Lewellen (which was featured in the Sideways Film), at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum.
 
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Segment-4: Wine Education - The Wine Key is a wine education and consulting business based in San Francisco that hosts wine-themed educational events around the country - Charlotte Chipperfield
 
04: The Wine Key, lead by Founder, Charlotte Chipperfield, is on a mission to make wine less intimidating and to enrich lives one sip, or one click at a time! Learn to navigate the world of wine with The Wine Key's online resources such as tips for purchasing, how to read wine labels, their webinars, or by attending live classes. The Wine Key also offers social media and marketing consulting to wine related businesses such as wineries, wine bars, and restaurants.
 
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VinVillage chats with Andy Abramson on Grenache Day; with Roger Noujeim about Quini Wine App; Beth Smith aka @TrailWineChick; and "Grilliant Ideas" about their radio show

Segment-1: Wine - Int'l Grenache Association uncorks the 5th Annual International Grenache Day 2014 on Friday, Sep. 19th - Andy Abramson
 
01: Andy Abramson, the U.S. "Grenache Ambassador" joins us and we're talking about nothing but "Grenache" as on Friday, Sep. 19th, marks the "5th Annual International Grenache Day" celebrating the most widely planted red grape on the plant...and on that day, for 24 hours worldwide, there will be Grenache tastings, plantings and tweetings around the globe. And, to the true "Grenachistas" it’s only a matter of time before more people request Grenache the way they do other wines. So, let's all "SIP" into something more comfortable like a great glass of Grenache and let's get talking about this fabulous varietal...and Taste...Talk...Tweet...#GrenacheDay!"
 

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Segment-2: Wine Apps - Quini is a wine tasting app that helps you do just that. Notice more...Taste more...and Enjoy wine even more - Roger Noujeim
 
02: We are joined by Roger Noujeim ("New-Jaym"), CEO of "Quini," the FREE interactive, intuitive Wine App that allows users to rate wines, and expand their wine-tasting abilities through a five-step process...Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Finish, & Opinion. Useful for both wine enthusiasts and novices, Quini captures the users input, and then, the wines quality and character are captured in a colorful, "bloom-like" image, each petal reflecting one of the five aspects of the wine. Each bloom rating is unique, and incorporates a numerical score based on the popular 100-point rating system.
 

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Segment-3: Wine Blogs - Elizabeth "Beth" Smith, aka the "Traveling Wine Chick" is a former college professor turned wine professional and blogger - Elizabeth Smith
 
03: Having lost her college position in 2012 to unexpected budgetary cuts caused Beth to rethink her life’s journey. So, she enrolled in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 and Level 2 courses to expand her horizons. In 2013, she held multiple part-time positions in online education, in travel, and one for a wine broker which got her foot in the door of the wine industry. Still seeking full-time employment, she got a her "break" with the help of a wine business travel client... So, in early 2014, she packed up and she moved from Virginia to Napa Valley, to start her new life as wine club coordinator at Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards and as a wine blogger, known as the "Traveling Wine Chick."
 
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Segment-4: Internet Radio - A mild-mannered Food Packaging salesman recreates himself as "Mr. Incognito" to become an internet talk-radio Host on his own foodie show - Grilliant Ideas
 
04: Having been a mild-mannered Food Packaging salesman for nearly 30 years, he felt unfulfilled after all that time on the road.  With most of this life being on the east coast, he ultimately trusted his heart for a life of mystery and adventure and headed west  Landing in San Diego for nearly 12 years, he discovered the art of BBQ. Following the great BBQ masters...and always looking for ways to hone his new craft...when one evening while grilling by a setting sun...he had that "aha moment."...and came up with "A GRILLIANT IDEA" for the name of his new company and brand...which lead him to GrilliantIdeasRadio.
 
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VinVillageRadio chats with Warren Bobrow on Whiskey Cocktails; Kim Young & Peggy Patterson on Wolves & Wine; Kat Ellis & Joe Mullenix on Chords & Vines; and Paul Cullen on his Cruise

Segment-1: Spirits - From the 2013 "Apothecary Cocktails," to the soon to be released "Whiskey Cocktails," there something fun to learn for all spirits lovers - Warren Bobrow
 
01: Mixologist extraordinaire, and author of "Apothecary Cocktails" and his new "Whiskey Cocktails," Warren Bobrow has published over 300 articles on food, wine, and cocktail mixology, is hugely knowledgeable in the world of cocktails. In addition to his popular blog, The Cocktail Whisperer, he writes for the Williams-Sonoma blog, Foodista.com, Voda magazine, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Beverage Journal and Beverage News and Edible New Jersey. Warren has taught social media and food writing at the New School in NY as well as the Institute for Culinary Education. He is a Ministry of Rum judge and was the only journalist from the USA asked to participate in Fete de la Gastronomie 2012 in Paris. He can be found online at "CocktailWhisperer.com"
 

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Segment-2: Wine Events - Wolf Haven International is celebrating its fourth annual "Wolves & Wine" Charitiable Fundraiser - Kim Young & Peggy Patterson
 
02: Kim Young, Director of Communications for Wolf Haven International, and Peggy Patterson, Proprietor of Hoodsport Winery joins us to discuss Wolf Haven, a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has worked for wolf conservation since 1982, and their upcoming "Wolves & Wine" charitable wine & food fundrasier on Saturday, Sep. 27th. Peggy Patterson and her Hoodsport Winery are one of the participating wineries pouring at the event. Click below to get your tickets now!
 

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Segment-3: Wine & Music - "Chords & Vines Radio"...pairing music with wine. And, Kat and Joe started it all! - Kat Ellis & Joe Mullenix
 
03: Every Sunday afternoon on L.A. Talk Radio, Joe Mullenix and Kat Ellis go to a different venue in the Temecula Valley area of southern California and showcase a few of the best and most talented musicians in the area. "We listen to a few of their original tunes and then one of our incredible wine experts will pair those tunes to wine from any of several award winning wineries...of course we have to sample the wines and give our opinions too which adds to the fun."
 
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Segment-4: Wine & Travel - Former Bad Company 'bad-boy bassist,' Paul Cullen, has proven he really is Good Company - Paul Cullen
 
04: From rocking with Bad Company in front of 20,000 screaming fans...to an intimate cruise along the Mediterranean with 20 food and wine lovers, Paul Cullen has proven a bad-boy can become REALLY good company. And, now, Paul and his wife Bonnie are hosting the ultimate food, wine and music cruise aboard Oceania Cruise Line's, The Marina. Guests will enjoy private wine tastings, gourmet dinners, musical performances, winery and food tours, it promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Every day and every night will be filled with food, wine, music and history!
 
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WineFairy chats with Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen on her book; with Jaime Joyce on Moonshine; Jessica Munnell of Mercer Wines; and Gary Mortensen of Stoller Family Wines

Segment-1: Wine - The "Unofficial Winemaking Sisterhood" of New Zealand: "Passion, Pinot & Savvy" - Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen
 
01: Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen is a news and feature journalist from Denmark who moved to New Zealand in 2002 to focus on her passions: design, travel, food and wine. Thanks to mingling and mixing with lots of wine people, from all over New Zealand, attending uncountable wine-tastings and writing about wine,” she has "gathered a fair bit of knowledge about the modern wine industry" there. With "Passion, Pinot & Savvy," she offers an up-to-date insight into New Zealand's exquisite wine industry, through the eyes of 16 women winemakers passionate about their craft.”
 

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Segment-2: Spirits - "Moonshine: The Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor" - Jaime Joyce
 
02: Jaime Joyce, Time Inc. Editor, joins us to discuss her latest book, Moonshine-The Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, exploring America’s centuries-old relationship with moonshine from its fascinating history to its widespread effect on U.S. pop culture and modern-day craft distilling practices of today. Moonshine provides a fresh perspective on the profound implications that underground moonshine making has had on American life, as we know it.
 

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Segment-3: Wine - Mercer Wine Estates Founded by 5th Generation Mercer Family of Horse Heaven Hills AVA Washington – Jessica Munnell
 
03: Washington State University viticulture-trained Jessica Munnell is winemaker for Mercer Wine Estates of Prosser, Washington founded by Mercer family fifth generation in 2005. The Mercers are one of the largest landowners and grape growers in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills, tending 18 percent of the vineyard land with over 2000 acres for their estate wines and vineyard clients. Horse Heaven Hills is home to 25% of the state’s wine grapes. Learn why grapes grown in Horse Heaven Hills are so highly regarded by Washington state winemakers. Mercer Wine Estates includes three tiers of wines ranging from $10 to $42, Riesling to Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
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Segment-4: Wine - Stoller Family Estate Winery: Committed to Leadership in Winegrowing and Sustainable Environmental Practices – Gary Mortensen
 
04: Stoller Family Estate, the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills and the 2014 recipient of Wine Press Northwest’s "Northwest Winery of the Year", announces a new branding for its packaging and website. According to Stoller Family Estate President, Gary Mortensen, "Our new branding reflects Bill Stoller’s over twenty-year process of transforming his family’s farm into one of Oregon’s leading winegrowers and a destination winery, as well as a model of sustainability. In the last two years alone we have invested extensively in our vineyard, opened a new net zero energy tasting room, remodeled our three guest homes and hired a team of talented professionals to provide excellent hospitality for our guests."
 
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