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WineFairy chats on the Riesling Experience; the Barbera Festival; on Food and Wine Pairing Apps; and on Pinot Days!

Segment-1: Wine Events - 2011 Riesling Experience - An Int'l Celebration of Style, Structure and Purity June 9 and 10 - Angelo Pavan
 
01: The Riesling Experience will take place in the center of Canada's riesling wine country - St. Catharines, Ontario - and will be hosted by Brock University, the home of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, June 9 and 10. World-renowned French producer, Pierre Trimbach will open the event with a tutored tasting of his top Rieslings discussing his experiences with Riesling in Alsace. The purpose of the gathering is to bring together producers, trade, media and wine enthusiasts from Canada, the US and around the world to share and learn more about the diversity, beauty and versatility of Riesling.Angelo Pavan is Chair of the 2011 Riesling Experience and Vice-President and Winemaker of Cave Spring Cellars in Niagara.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Events - Inaugural Barbera Festival Celebrates a California Red Wine Renaissance June 11th - 'Pooch' Pucilowski
 
02: Barbera originated in the Piemonte region of northern Italy yet in the coastal and foothill districts there is now renewed interest in barbera as a quality varietal wine grape. Today, about 7,000 acres are planted in California and nearly 200 California wineries produce barbera wines. Barbera is known as a great food wine and for its generous acid structure and smooth tannins. The range of styles in winemaking also makes for a dramatic difference in the wines, from brighter versions with flavors of tart cherry, raspberry, and spice, to riper styles with flavors of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla. Certified Wine Educator G.M. "Pooch" Pucilowski consulted on the inaugural Barbera Festival.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Apps - Natalie MacLean 'Wine Picks & Pairings' Named a Top Food & Wine App by N.Y. Times - Natalie MacLean
 
03: Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings is named one of five top food and wine apps by New York Times, Globe & Mail, and Computerworld Magazine. What's New in Version 2.0? Scan a bottle bar code to get: tasting notes, scores, prices, recipes and food pairings for 150,000 wines at Sherry-Lehmann, Morrell, Binnys, Sams Wine, Wallys Wine & Spirits, and thousands of other liquor stores. Triple speed with a new API and improved navigation and layout. Added the ability to take pictures of a wine bottle for the cellar journal. Natalie MacLean is an independent wine journalist and author of Red, White and Drunk All Over. She connects with more than 123,000 wine and food lovers who get her free e-newsletter. Nat is the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Events - Pinot Days San Francisco is All About Stylistic Diversity Where You Be The Judge - Lisa Rigisich and Jean-Charles Boisset
 
04: Everyone's palate and preferences are different and that's precisely what you will be able to experience at Pinot Days San Francisco, Saturday, June 18th from 1 - 5 pm at Fort Mason. Two hundred twenty producers will be pouring their Pinots while sharing their unique interpretation and the stores behind each winemaking decision for each vintage. You are encouraged to judge-for-yourself and not simply follow the few critics who insist on telling consumers what they should like. For tickets go to the link provided here and use VinVillage promo code VINVILLSF11. Lisa Rigisich is co-founder of PinotDays. Jean-Charles Boisset heads up the international winemaking/grape growing firm Boisset Family Estates.

 

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Grand Festival” 1-5PM, Saturday, June 18
Fort Mason Center “Festival Pavillion” San Francisco

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