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WineFairy chats with Jonathan Chiri of Travel + Leisure; Dave Kasper of Select Wine Journeys; Stone Brewing's Greg Koch; and James Gabler on 'Be Your Own Wine Expert'

Segment-1: Gourmet Wine & Food - Gourmet Cycling Travel Provence Luxury Tour Rated a Best Life-Changing Trip by Travel + Leisure Magazine - Jonathan Chiri
 
01: Gourmet Cycling Travel was started by two good friends with passion for active travel, gourmet food and wine. Jonathan Chiri, of the U.S., and Simon Kessler, of South Africa, take pride in being your tour leaders on each trip, ensuring that you receive exceptional service. Join them on travels through stunning regions of France, Spain, California and South Africa. They also build personalized custom tours, corporate getaways and self guided tours. American-based-in-Southern France Chef and cyclist Jonathan Chiri is co-founder of Gourmet Cycling Travel.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Travel - Select Wine Journeys 2012 Program of Wine Tours in Historic Touraine Region of France’s Loire Valley - Dave Kasper
 
02: Select Wine Journeys offers journeys of wine-tasting and more in Vouvray, Bourgueil, St. Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon and Montlouis-sur-Loire. A variety of week-long tours will be offered April through October 2012 focusing on four themes: Walking & Wine, History & Wine, Discover New Wine, and Regional Cuisine & Wine. Each seven-day/six-night tour week includes accommodation at a luxurious manoir and dining in exceptional local restaurants in the towns and villages of Touraine. Guests visit local AOC wineries, explore local markets and enjoy gourmet picnic lunches or dine in the vineyards themselves or at a local establishment. Select Wine Journeys’ principal Dave Kasper is a bilingual Canadian with extensive personal and business wine relationships in the Loire Valley. Take advantage of the Early Bird Booking Special of $500 per person through December 31, 2011.

 

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Segment-3: Craft Brews - The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. - Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance - Greg Koch
 
03: Welcome to the beer renaissance and San Diego's own Stone Brewing Co. stands at the forefront of this revolution. The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. reveals the story at the fastest growing brewery in the U.S. Stone's reputation for outstanding, unique beers and unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing keep it on the cutting edge of innovation. This insider's guide shares homebrew recipes for many of its celebrated beers and features recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Greg Koch is CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Education - Be Your Own Wine Expert (Kindle Edition) Makes Learning Interactive In Real Time - James Gabler
 
04: Be Your Own Wine Expert makes learning about wine fun. In less than 3 minutes you can learn about any one of more than 100 of the world's best wine varietals. No more intimidating wine lists, no more mispronouncing wine names, no more feeling left out when the conversation turns to wine. The more than 2000 Value For Money Wine recommendations that cost less than $10, $15 and $20 a bottle prove that wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good. The best way to enjoy the book is with a glass of wine. The next time you have a glass of wine, open Be Your Own Wine Expert to the wine you are drinking. James Gabler, retired attorney and prolific wine writer is the author of e-book Be Your Own Wine Expert, Kindle edition.

 

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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 4-million listeners a month!


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My first choice..

Wow..wonderful schedule. Wine Radio is always been my first choice because I love wine. And secondly there are many different programs organized. Well, this interview was one of the best interview I heard on wine radio. The all segments with a all new question and answers are just amazing.