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WineFairy chats with Steve Piatz about Mead; with bloggers, Joe Roberts aka "1WineDude," and Elaine Chukan Brown

Segment-1: Making Mead - "The Complete Guide to Making Mead" ... Up-to-date, Modern, Authoritative – Steve Piatz
01: Award-winning mead-maker Steve Piatz begins with a brief history of the fermented beverage; a rundown of the various types of mead; and a discussion of the many types of honey that are available, their characteristics, and where to source them. Readers will be treated to discussions of yeast and special ingredients, as well as what equipment is necessary and recommended and an illustrated and detailed look at the basic process. With more than 100 color photos, “The Complete Guide to Making Mead: The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine,” includes dozens of recipes for basic meads (honey only), melomels (honey and fruit), metheglins (honey and spices), and braggots (honey and malt).

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Segment-2: Wine Blogs - Blogger 1WineDude Provides ‘Serious Wine Talk For the Not So Serious Drinker’ – Joe Roberts
02: Joe Roberts is not a journalist by education or by trade. He is an independent source of wine information, and he chooses what to what to write about, what to say about each topic, and when it gets published… since 2007. Heckle him for his latest wine coolness delivered to your virtual doorstep in short, easily digestible mini wine reviews and some educational, entertaining wine videos. If you're looking to up your wine tasting IQ, check out his book ‘How to Taste Like a Wine Geek: A practical guide to tasting, enjoying, and learning about the world's greatest beverage.’

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Segment-3: Wine Blogs - Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews… "A New Standard for Wine Reviews" – Elaine Chukan Brown
03: Veteran Blessed with travel, and a wealth of in-depth time with wine producers, Elaine Chukan Brown uses to share more of the story. Her wine writing also appears in 'World of Fine Wine,' 'Wine and Spirits,' 'Serious Eats,' and various trade magazines, among others. As a featured guest, she has spoken about wine at the ‘UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Program,’ ‘Pebble Beach Food & Wine,’ and in wine classes around the country.
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Segment-4: Wine Blogs - Blogger’s Primary Goal is Always to Witness the Person or Glass in Front of Her - Elaine Chukan Brown
04: This summer Elaine Chukan Brown was a Grand Seminar speaker, and ‘University of Pinot’ educator for the ‘International Pinot Noir Celebration.’ Her previous work as an academic philosopher informs her views of wine, and people. She brings the rigor, thoroughness, and clarity demanded of her previous career forward to her work with wine. In traveling wine regions, and interviewing people in wine, her primary goal is always to witness the life in front of her, be it in person or in-the-glass.
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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over a million listeners a month!




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