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WineFairy chats with Jamie Goode about the 2nd Int'l Sparkling Wine Symposium; Per Karlsson of BKWine Tours; and Lisa Mattson on Jordan winery

Segment-1: Wine Events - 2nd Int'l Sparkling Wine Symposium November 1-2 at Denbies Wine Estate, U.K. - Dr. Jamie Goode
 
01: The second annual International Sparkling Wine Symposium takes place on November first and second at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, just outside London. Denbies Wine Estate is 40 minutes by train from central London and in close proximity of both London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports. The first day will be devoted to winemaking, viticulture and technical issues and the second day addressing marketing and commercial aspects of sparkling wine. The event brings together oenologists, producers, marketers, buyers and journalists from across the globe in a two-day international forum to share sparkling winemaking and marketing experience and to promote best practice. Dr. Jamie Goode is a London-based wine writer who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Events - The Sparkling Wine Review Focuses on Consumer Research About Perceptions of Sparkling Wine - Dr. Jamie Goode
 
02: The Sparkling Wine Review brings together some of the world's leading tasters to benchmark sparkling wines in a unique and comprehensive assessment exercise. This technically led review process is aimed at helping sparkling wine producers better understand the needs of the global marketplace and provides insight as to how they can better align their products to meet these needs. Sparkling wine producers who are considering launching a new product, reviewing quality of an existing product, updating packaging or seeking a better understanding of the marketplace and where a product fits are invited to submit their products for the second annual Review, which takes place in October 2011. Top-scoring wines will be showcased at the International Sparkling Wine Symposium in 2011. Dr Jamie Goode is one of the organizers of the first International Sparkling Wine Symposium in March, 2009 and the Sparkling Wine Review.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Travel - BKWine's Travel Programs Named World's Top Wine Tours by Travel & Leisure Magazine - Per Karlsson
 
03: Per Karlsson is President, Photographer, Journalist at BKWine which includes organized wine tours and gastronomy travel; wine consulting and publishing one of the wine world's most read newsletters on wine available on www.bkwine.com. BKWine is entirely dedicated to organizing top-quality wine and food tours to the world's most beautiful wine regions sharing their passion for excellent wine and outstanding food. Join Per and Britt Karlsson in Bordeaux, October 5-9, 2011.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Education - The Journey of Jordan Video Blog About Vines, Wines, Food & Life at Jordan Vineyard & Winery - Lisa Mattson
 
04: Jordan is California's first family-owned wine estate to create an in-house videography department that uses the latest high-definition video technology for our food and wine blog. An education and entertainment resource, our video blog allows the Jordan culinary, winemaking and hospitality staff to share useful tips and behind-the-scenes stories: cooking videos, food videos, recipe videos, winemaking videos, wine tasting videos, event planning and more. The Journey of Jordan video blog has been recognized as one of the industry's best wine blogs and received two Wine Blog Awards nominations in 2011. Communications Director Lisa Mattson selects shoot locations, develops questions, conducts all interviews and operates the camera.

 

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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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