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WineFairy chats with Spencer Hoopes of Hoopes Family Winery; Tom Wark on the new "AWCC"; and with Michael Martini on Louis M. Martini Winery and Wine Wisdom & Rock Experience

Segment-1: Napa Valley - The Hoopes Family Vineyard & Winery, and Liparita Cellars Reveal Brilliant Napa Flavors - Spencer Hoopes
 
01: Spencer Hoopes owns Hoopes Vineyard & Winery and is CEO and Principal Shareholder of Liparita Cellars of Napa. Hoopes's label "is simple and light hearted, but (the) Cabernet Sauvignon is serious, complex, and earthy"… from the family's vineyard in the Oakville appellation. Limited production. Liparita was one of Napa Valley’s most decorated of the ghost wineries, with a rich heritage dating back over a century. These infamous wineries of the bygone era were the pioneers of the great Napa wines of today. Liparita produces pure Napa Valley Cabernets bottled separately from the Oakville, Stags Leap, and Yountville appellations.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Organizations - The "American Wine Consumer Coalition"... Advancing and Protecting the Rights of Wine Lovers across the U.S. - Tom Wark
 
02: Tom Wark is Executive Director of the American Wine Consumers Coalition, America's only national advocacy organization for wine consumers. Join the growing number of wine consumers seeking to protect their consumer rights and open new avenues to accessing the wines, beers and spirits they want. Rob Barnett, CEO and Founder of VinVillage.com, and VinVillageRadio, is Vice President of the American Wine Consumer Coalition.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Events - The Wine Wisdom & Rock Experience combines Napa Cab and Rock Fantasy Camp at Louis M. Martini Winery - Michael Martini
 
03: Michael Martini, 3rd Generation Winemaker, Louis M. Martini Winery, St. Helena, will host The Wine Wisdom And Rock Experience at the winery August 16 through 18, 2013, to mark the winery’s 80th vintage. This event will combine a rock and roll fantasy camp with an inside look at how some of the finest wines in the world are made. Only twelve slots are available. Participants will work with major rock stars, including guitarist Joe Satriani, to write a song, rehearse and jam, and perform before a live audience. During the weekend they will also tour the vineyards, participate in wine tasting, and blend a custom Cabernet wine.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Events - August 16-18, Taste Both Wine and Rock: Tour, Play and Talk With Third-Generation Master Winemaker Mike Martini - Michael Martini
 
04: No one knows wine better than Mike Martini, so who better to be your host for the "Wine, Wisdom and Rock Experience" weekend. His grandfather is the "Louis M" in "Louis M. Martini," known as a passionate artist whose wines were big, bold and blustery. Mike's father was Louis P. Martini, a methodical inventor whose wines were silky and well balanced. Mike is an advocate for both art and science in winemaking, whose own wines are like velvet. In 1981, Mike traveled throughout France with legendary California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff to explore artisan winemaking techniques in Bordeaux and Burgundy. Don't be surprised if Mike steps away from his role as master winemaker long enough to reach for his guitar and join the bands on stage as a special guest camper. Wine or rock, it's all about the wisdom that can only come from spending time with pioneers who have "been there." You'll share in the lessons these legends have gathered from a lifetime of experiences and generations of mentors. Space is limited.

 

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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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