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WineFairy chats with Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden; about the Denver Int'l Wine Comp; and with Jason Davies of Majestic Wines-UK

Segment-1: Wine & Food - The Chef's Garden Grows Produce "As Good As Farmers Were 100 Years Ago" - Farmer Lee Jones
 
01: In the 1980s, after a significant loss of acreage following a severe hailstorm threatened the family's survival in agriculture, Lee Jones met a chef who was interested in purchasing squash blossoms. Recognizing like-minded methods and philosophies, the Jones Family has supplied produce to some of the finest restaurants around the world for nearly 30 years. The Chef's Garden is located in Huron, Ohio, less than three miles from the shores of Lake Erie.

 

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Segment-2: Wine & Food - The Culinary Vegetable Institute is Highly Regarded Culinary Retreat and Learning Facility - Farmer Lee Jones
 
02: Farmer Lee Jones has been a pioneer of the sustainable agriculture movement, keeping The Chef's Garden on the cutting edge, growing some of the finest tasting and most nutritious vegetables in the world. Putting the chef first approach has allowed The Chef's Garden to grow an ever-expanding selection of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and Micro Greens' sold to working chefs. Jones sits on the board of Chef Magazine. He has been featured in numerous national publications and is a much-in-demand speaker and expert on sustainable agriculture.

 

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Segment-3: Wine - Denver International Wine Competition is Largest Double-Blind Judged Event in Rocky Mountain Region - Christopher and Darcy R. Davies
 
03: Christopher and Darcy R. Davies founded the Denver International Wine Competition to fill a wine competition void that featured a prestigious panel of Colorado wine professionals consisting of Master Sommelier's, Wine Directors, F&B Directors, Wine Journalists, and Retailers who taste wines 'double-blind.' The seventh annual competition will be held September 17 and 18 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. Post competition, the Denver International Wine Festival takes place the first week of November and is open to all wineries with distribution within the State of Colorado.

 

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Segment-4: Wine - Posh Londoners Drink Provence Rosé and Bubbly During Hot Summer Months - Jason Davies
 
04: As in the U.S., women buy the majority of wine for daily consumption, according to Jason Davies who works for a leading wine merchant in the U.K. While Cava's availability and price are respectable, U.K. produced classic method sparkling wines fight for consumer attention. The average upper-class British are fond of Burgundy yet know surprising little about Classified Growth Bordeaux. Even the generic American wines struggle for significant market-share due to price point and limited distribution.

 

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lynn krielow is an independent wine and food journalist, and the premier host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over 4-million listeners a month!


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