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WineFairy chats with Norman Yost on Pinot Noir; Shawn Barvaresco and Nicolas Quille about Riesling; and with Roy Cloud on Vintage '59.

Segment-1: Wine Education - A Mission of Pinot Noir Passion and Merriment at Flying Goat Cellars Central Coast California - Norman Yost
 
01: Norman Yost has been making wine professionally for almost 30 years in California and Oregon. He is the owner and Winemaker at Flying Goat Cellars where his singular passion is the 'yin-yan aspect of Pinot' whether it's one of his single vineyard Pinots or his sparkling Brut Rosé. Yost's crusade is to produce great wine that is reasonably priced, ready to drink upon release, and enjoy with food, friends, and family. Join the Flying Goat Cellars Wine Club and enjoy small-lot vineyard-specific Pinot Noir.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Regions - Washington State's Pacific Rim Winery's $10,000 "What's Your Riesling For Being" Contest - Shawn Barvaresco and Nicolas Quille
 
02: Pacific Rim has been extolling Riesling's virtues - versatility, purity of vineyard expression and the varietal's ability to inspire all manner of culinary exploration, since 2007. Now, Pacific Rim fans will have the opportunity to lead the Riesling conversation by sharing their personal "Riesling for Being" on the Pacific Rim Facebook page. Each week, through July 24, fans will vote to award $1,000 to the author of the most popular weekly submission. Brand Development Director and Co-Founder, Shawn Barvaresco, explains: "We want to inspire our fans to openly express their love for this glorious grape through personal connections and passionate proverbs." Nicolas Quille is Winemaker for all Pacific Rim Winery wines.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Travel - "To Burgundy and Back Again: A Tale of Wine, France, and Brotherhood" - Roy Cloud
 
03: Roy Cloud had worked in the wine business for years, watching it transform from a retail backwater to a mainstream fixation, with a huge influx of consumers looking for wine with terroir. By a twist of fate, he found himself on a hurriedly arranged trip to France to persuade small-scale winemakers that he should represent their interests in the growing U.S import market. While Cloud's palate would be challenged in finding the hidden gems of the Loire and Burgundy, his real dilemma was the fact that he didn't speak a word of French. Enter Joe, his older brother. In To Burgundy and Back Again, Cloud presents a richly evocative account of their journey.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Travel - "To Burgundy and Back Again" Homage to Father, Brotherhood, France and Wine - Roy Cloud
 
04: Roy Cloud runs Vintage '59, a boutique wine importer based in Washington, D.C., specializing in French wines. Cloud earned a degree in writing from New York University. He worked five years on writing his debut book. In early 2003, Roy Cloud purchased the assets of the Michel-Schlumberger import company and formed Vintage '59 focused on artisan domaine wines with delicious depth of fruit, length, and finesse; he doesn't like obtrusive oak, over-extraction, or excessive alcohol.

 

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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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