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WineFairy chats with Anthony Truchard II & Sal De Ianni on Truchard wines; John Perry on Rioja wines; Jeff Siegel aka 'Wine Curmudgeon'; and Scott Fraser on the SF Chronicle Wine Comp

Segment-1: Napa Valley - Truchard Vineyards, Carneros Estate Grown: Hand-Crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet - Anthony Truchard II & Sal De Ianni
 
01: Truchard Vineyards is family-owned, located in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. It was established in 1974, when the Truchards bought a 20 acre abandoned prune orchard, transformed it into a vineyard and began selling the fruit to a local winery. Through hard work and dedication they developed a reputation as one of the outstanding vineyards in the area. The Truchards now own over 400 acres, sell grapes to more than 20 premiere Napa Valley wineries, and grow 10 different grape varieties, making it one of the most diverse estate vineyards in California. In 1989, the Truchards began making wine for themselves using only their estate-grown fruit. These wines are hand-crafted using traditional winemaking techniques and exemplify the high quality fruit of the Truchard estate. Truchard Vineyards recently released their 2011 Chardonnay and 2010 Pinot Noir. These new vintages, like previous ones, are 100 percent grown, bottled and produced at Truchard Vineyards. Anthony Truchard II is Sales and Marketing Director for Truchard Vineyards; Sal De Ianni is Winemaker since 1998.

 

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Segment-2: Spanish Wine - Really Delicious Rioja Wines From Bodegas Franco - Españolas: Traditional Reds and Modern Whites - John Perry
 
02: Bodegas Franco-Spanish winery is located in the town of Logroño where Rioja Bordón wines have been produced since 1890. All red Rioja quality levels, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, exceed traditional aging requirements and are phenomenally priced. Bodegas Franco-Españolas aims to be the choice Rioja wine for both day-to-day use and special events. There's no doubt that they offer value to their clients, suppliers and society at large. The company vision is to 'uphold traditional production of certified-origin Rioja wines, while leading in a sustainable and profit-making way. Company values include, "Striving for excellence in winemaking and a commitment to protecting the environment, jointly with our employees, based on professional expertise, team-work, and humane approach.' John Perry is Export Director for Bodegas Franco-Españolas.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Blogs - Help Fund "The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine" on Kickstarter - Jeff Siegel
 
03: “Everything you need to know about cheap wine from someone who has made it his life’s work – and isn’t embarrassed about it in the least,” is the basis of the forthcoming publication of “The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine,” which should be available in time for Mother’s and Father’s Day. Jeff Siegel's blog has always been about democratizing wine and helping visitors make up their own minds about what to drink. Naturally, he's inviting you a chance to participate in publishing it. And, since it’s Kickstarter, he's offering very snazzy premiums that include more than copies of the ebook and paperback… like, a wine store shopping expedition with the Wine Curmudgeon!

 

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Segment-4: Wine Events - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is Largest Competition of American Wines in the World - Scott Fraser
 
04: Now entering its 13th year, the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world, will again host the Public Tasting with thousands of patrons from around the nation at Fort Mason Center, Saturday, February 16, 2013. Sweepstakes winners include the following: Korbel Champagne Cellars NV Blanc de Noirs California, Keuka Spring Vineyards 2011 Riesling Finger Lakes, Sorelle Winery 2011 Sangiovese Rosato Lodi, Terlato Family Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Wilson Winery Red 2009 Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Molly's Vineyard Sonoma Co., and Castello di Amorosa 2011 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley. Scott is Co-Founder of Winejudging.com, producer of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. For ticketing information and to enter the FREE TICKETS contest, go to VinVillage.com! VinVillage IS where wine lovers connect!

 

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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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