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WineFairy chats with Gary Heck & William Silver on the new Korbel Professorship at SSU; and Pierre Montegut of Chateau Suduiraut

Segment-1: Wine Education - Korbel Launches Professorship at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute - Gary Heck
 
01: Gary Heck, owner, president and CEO of Korbel Champagne Cellars, Kenwood Vineyards, and Valley of the Moon, announced the creation of The F. Korbel & Brothers Professorship in Wine Business at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute to recognize and extend the important relevant research of the Institute in wine marketing, wine strategy, and wine economics. The Professorship will fund studies that create a significant impact on the industry and the region, and deepen understanding of the global business of the wine industry. It will also contribute to the work of the Institute educating and graduating future wine business leaders from students with the leadership skills to guide the industry and shape the region's role on the global market.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Eductaion - Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute Names Liz Thach as Korbel Professor in Wine Business - William Silver
 
02: Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is located in the heart of California wine country and was created through a public-private partnership between the university and the wine industry. Founded in 1995, it is the first program in the United States to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees focused exclusively on the business aspects of the wine industry. In addition to its academic programs, the Wine Business Institute offers professional development courses for the industry, including an online certification program to be launched in spring 2011. The Wine Business Institute is located within the University's School of Business and Economics, a fully accredited AACSB institution. William Silver is the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Education - Chateau Suduiraut 1st Classed Growth Sauternes Major Sponsor Premier Marathon de Sauternes - Pierre Montégut
 
03: Château Suduiraut belongs to AXA Millésimes, the wine arm of AXA, the French Insurance. Apart from the fact that drinking wine in moderation and running can go very well together, this Marathon will open its doors to the region of Sauternes and Barsac, two prestigious appellations worldwide but paradoxically not so frequently visited by wine lovers. Château Suduiraut has always had an open policy as to visits, and they do get many visitors from all over the world, all year round. For Château Suduiraut it is important to show wine professionnals and wine lovers what they do and how they work. Pierre Montégut is Technical Director of Château Suduiraut located in the commune of Preignac.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Education - Historic Property, Noble Wine, Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Sauternes - Pierre Montégut
 
04: Pierre Montégut, Technical Director for Château Suduiraut 1st Classed Growth of Sauternes joins us to talk about Suduiraut's history, vision of making great sweet wines and Botrytis of course, which is unique and essential for making Sauternes. Château Suduiraut is proud to announce that is one of the major sponsors of the first ever Marathon running through the vineyards and estates of Sauternes and Barsac! The Marathon will be the perfect occasion for eveybody to open their doors largely so that one can get a feeling of the beauty of the region and the greatness of the wines. A Marathon is about going beyond oneself, as a runner, but also about discovery and conviviality.

 

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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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