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WineFairy chats with Rex Pickett on Sideways the Play; Coenraad Stassen of Brys Estate Wines; Wayne Bailey of Youngberg Hill Vineyards; and Beth Costa on Wine Road

Segment-1: Wine Plays - La Jolla Playhouse Presents “Sideways the Play” July 16th through August 25th – Rex Pickett
 
01: Sideways is the story of two friends — Miles, a frustrated novelist, and Jack, a no-name TV actor and director -- and their journey through wine, women and disappointment. During one last blowout road trip before Jack is to be married, the two men run headlong into their midlife crises...while exploring Santa Ynez wine country. This honest and touching comedy comes from author Rex Pickett, from which the Academy Award-winning movie was made, and famed Director Des McAnuff. Show dates are 7/16 - 8/25 
at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, CA. To save 20% on select play dates, and to learn more about the VinVillage sponsored special engagement play on August 16, click HERE.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Regions - Brys Estate Recognized at Top Wine Competitions in the US and Internationally - Coenraad Stassen
 
02: Coenraad Stassen grew up in the Western Cape, South Africa among the grape vines of the famous Cape Town wine region. After eight years honing his winemaking skills in the Klein Karoo Region, Coenraad joined the international exchange program through Ohio State University in 2003, bringing him to Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City, Michigan. Brys Estate, under the guidance of Coenraad's winemaking, has earned over 225 medals in national and international wine competitions. Coenraad has a strong focus on producing high-quality dry reds and has a crisp, clean approach in producing whites. His focus is to be able to make world recognized wines from 100% estate grown Old Mission Peninsula AVA vinifera grapes from the Brys Estate vineyards situated on 80-acres with breathtaking views of the East Grand Traverse Bay-in Traverse City, Michigan.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Regions - Holistic Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon - Wayne Bailey
 
03: Wayne Bailey, Winemaker and Grape Grower, Youngberg Hill, McMinnville, a small, family estate grower and producer of Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. He started farming organically in 2003 and continues to move toward biodynamic practices. Having the Inn on the vineyard is a great way to meet people from all over the world and share the beauty of The Hill. Vineyards are named after his three daughters.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Travel - Wine Road Expands Tailored Trip Offerings with Launch of New Free Online Concierge Program - Beth Costa
 
04: Northern Sonoma County Wine Road is making it easier than ever to plan a trip to wine country with the launch of its newest online tool, Wine Road Concierge Service. The online service takes the legwork out of arranging a trip to the area by creating a detailed itinerary with recommendations for visitors to make the most out of their trip. Whether its a first-time visit to wine country or a stay for a special event, by providing lodging preferences, wine knowledge and priority information through an online form, the Wine Road Concierge Service creates an itinerary specific to every visitor. The concierge program is available on Wine Road’s website, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST). Beth Costa is Executive Director of the Wine Road.

 

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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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