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WineFairy chats about Reims Cathedral 800th Anniversary; the West of West Wine Festival; the Good Food Awards; and about Carpathian Wines

Segment-1: Wine History - Reims Cathedral Celebrates 800th Anniversary: United States and Champagne Region Share History of Support - Sam Heitner
 
01: The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims, historic coronation site for French kings located in the Champagne region of France, celebrates its 800th anniversary this year. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, the Reims Cathedral welcomed generations of French monarchs and nobility. Wines from the Champagne region were historically served at the royal banquets that accompanied coronations, contributing to Champagne's reputation as a luxurious beverage. "The Reims Cathedral is a stunning showcase of the Champagne region's history and beauty," said Sam Heitner, director of the Champagne Bureau, the U.S. representative of the Comit Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne CIVC. The town of Reims has planned a series of celebrations through mid-October of this year to celebrate the cathedral, including concerts, exhibitions and a spectacular daily light show.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Events - West Sonoma Coast Vintners Launch West of West Wine Festival Aug. 5-7 in Occidental - Carroll Kemp
 
02: Attend the first West of West Wine Festival event specifically celebrating West Sonoma Coast wines August 5 - 7, one hour north of San Francisco, in the quaint coastal hamlet of Occidental, California created by the West Sonoma Coast Vintners (WSCV), a new association of wineries and growers on Sonoma's coastline. Experience the wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast that contains many distinct growing areas including Annapolis, Fort Ross/Seaview, Occidental, Freestone, Green Valley and the Sebastopol Hills. West Sonoma Coast Vintners is a brand-new association of wineries and growers who are passionate about farming wine grapes on the coastline of Sonoma County. WSCV is the brainchild of Carroll Kemp, inaugural president, and winemaker at Red Car Wine Company.

 

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Segment-3: Wine & Food - Seedling Projects and Good Food Awards Build Communities and Celebrate Stewards of the Land - Sarah Weiner
 
03: Last year, the Good Food Awards was born as the first national initiative to recognize food products that excel in taste and sustainability. With over 780 entries from 41 states. Sarah Weiner is Executive Director of the Seedling Projects who oversees the Good Food Awards. The Awards began in 2010 as an effort to recognize food producers who are committed to craftsmanship and responsible sourcing, thus supporting healthy agricultural food communities. Wine is unfortunately not a category this year. The categories will be expanded each year and will be put it to a public vote next year as to what category will be added. Winners will be announced on January 13, 2012.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Events - Join VinVillage & Carpathian Wines at the SD-MIT Enterprise Forum Annual 'Wine Social' - Katy Bendel
 
04: The MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego signature wine social, held annually, is widely recognized as the premier networking event for San Diego's technology and biotechnology community. With more than 680 company founders and executives of growth companies, business development personnel, investors, and service providers, this industry networking social creates an opportunity for technology sector leaders and entrepreneurs across all segments to connect in a relaxed and inspiring setting at the Birch Aquarium overlooking the ocean. Katy Bendel is co-founder of Carpathian Wines, specialty importers of New Old World wines from Central Europe. Carpathian Wines ships direct to consumers.

 

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Join VinVillage & Carpathian Wines at...

MIT ENTERPRiSE FORUM-SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
6-9PM at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla!

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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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