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WineFairy chats with 'Wine Wars' author Mike Veseth; Ted Edwards of Freemark Abbey; and with Charles Atkins of 5 Points Cellars

Segment-1: Wine Books - Wine Wars by Mike Veseth is The Red in Black & White - Mike Veseth
 
01: Writing with wit and verve, Wine Wars by Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine itself and the wine business as a whole are at a critical crossroads today, transformed by three powerful forces or "flights." Veseth begins with the first flight, globalization, which is shifting the center of the wine world as global wine markets provide enthusiasts with a rich but overwhelming array of choices. Veseth is the Robert G. Albertson Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Books - The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists - Mike Veseth
 
02: Mike Veseth is an oft-quoted authority on global wine markets and writes The Wine Economist, a leading wine industry blog. Veseth was awarded the Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2010. Veseth has "grape expectations" that globalization, Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will decant a favorable and flavorful future for wine in an engaging tour-de-force that will appeal to oenophiles, whether it be boxed, bagged, bottled, corked, canned, or in this case, printed. Wine Wars by Mike Veseth is a wine-lover must-read!

 

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Segment-3: Wine Education - Freemark Abbey One of the First 16 Wineries in Napa Valley Celebrates its 125th Anniversary - Ted Edwards
 
03: Freemark Abbey invites listeners on July 16 to join in a 'Toast to 125 Years' as the winery celebrates its long history in the Napa Valley. From 1 to 4 p.m., guests will enjoy past, present and future vintages of Freemark Abbey wines paired with small bites presented by Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. The winery will also unveil 'History,' its highly anticipated 125th anniversary blend, a limited-edition red wine that was crafted from the finest lots in the cellar spanning vintage, variety and vineyard. 'The history that this winery has seen and been part of is incredible,' said Ted Edwards, director of winemaking who has been with Freemark Abbey for 26 years.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Giving - 5 Points Cellars to Donate All Proceeds of Brenner's Blend to Hunting Disease Society of America - Charles Atkins
 
04: 5 Points Cellars, founded in 2005 by Chuck and Julie Atkins, will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from its 2007 Brenner's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon to the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Brenner's Blend was created to honor Chuck's best friend, David Brenner, who passed away in 2006 due to complications from the disease. For founders, Charles and Julie Atkins, 5 Points represents a magical meeting point -- wine that celebrates the intersection of life's joys of adventure, service, faith, friendship and philanthropy.

 

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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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