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WineFairy chats with Devon Segel on GoBYO; Gwendolyn Osborn of Wine.com; Tiziana Frescobaldi of Frescobaldi; and Crushpad winemaker Michael Giarraputo of Think Tank Wines


First segment of this weeks Show: GoBYO.com caters to top Wine Consumption Markets in the US - Devon Segel

Devon Segel is the CEO of DiningInfo.com which gave birth to GoBYO.com in April of 2009. GoBYO provides access to the most comprehensive database of restaurants that allow you to bring your own wine (BYO), with a quick and easy way to find restaurants by name or within a selected distance from a particular address. At present, 10 major US metropolitan markets are represented: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Southeast Florida and Washington/Baltimore. The home page also provides options to search by types of cuisine, restaurant features and corkage fees.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Wine.com, the #1 Online Wine Retailer in the U.S. Ships to 90% of the Country - Gwendolyn Osborn

Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Director, Wine.com joins us to talk about Wine.com's third annual top 100 which represents roughly the top one percent of wine sold nationally. Osborn answers questions on her blog at Wine.com including money saving tips, and wine and entertaining ideas. Two new announcements from Wine.com include the holiday launch of Wine.com's first iPhone app available for free at iTunes App Store and a new food & wine pairing tool on their website aptly called Wine & Dine.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: The unique Marchesi de Frescobaldi 700 year Wine-Making Family Dynasty of Tuscany - Tiziana Frescobaldi

Tiziana Frescobaldi hails from a Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines, 5,000 hectares of estate properties, over 1,000 hectares of estate vineyards, nine estates in Tuscany, all of them located in esteemed viticultural areas and dedicated to the production of prestigious DOCG, DOC, and IGT wines. Each estate is the unique expression of its local terroir. We touch upon the following: Castello di Nipozzano, Castel Giocondo, Tenuta di Castiglioni, Campone Brunello di Montalcino and the very smart, fruity, soft Remole. Recently, Wine Spectator 2009 awarded Castelgiocondo Brunello 2004 the 15th place among the world's "Top 100."

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: "Think Tank Wine Company" embraces Environmental Stewardship and True Varietal Expression - Michael Giarraputo

Michael A. Giarraputo, CEO, a winemaker, wine lover and award-winning marketing professional, founded the "Think Tank Wine Company" in 2007 on the idea that producing world-class wine should give back to the environment, not take from it. Empowered by the availability of world-class certified organic varietal grapes and access to a state-of-the-art winemaking facility in San Francisco. Giarraputo's career in marketing spans nearly 25 years and began with successful positions at several large advertising agencies in New York City.

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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 monthly listeners!

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