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VinVillage chats with Brooks Painter of Castello di Amorosa; Chris Schwartz on WineCraze; about Pinot Days-LA; and Penny Fitzgerald on Traveling Vineyards

Segment-1: Wineries - Opening its doors in 2007, Castello di Amorosa is a true authentically-styled 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery located near Calistoga, California - Brooks Painter
 
01: The Castello di Amorosa castle is the pet project of 4th generation vintner, Dario Sattui, who also owns and operates the "V. Sattui Winery" named after his great-grandfather, Vittorio Sattui. His "Director of Winemaking" is Brooks Painter who has been an award-winning winemaker producing ultra-premium varietal wines for nearly 30 years. He was named "Winemaker of the Year" at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in the U.S. "Brooks has been called ‘the winemaker’s winemaker’ because of his extensive expertise and prominence as a wine industry leader among his peers."
 

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Segment-2: Winery Resources - WineCraze.com is designed to help wine lovers discover destination wineries in person, or on the web...and to help wineries increase web traffic and their Direct-to-Consumer wine sales - Chris Schwartz
 
02: Shortly after visiting one year, an idea was hatched to create a dynamic website that would feature the best of what wine country had to offer. A site that would highlight interesting wineries and wine regions all across the country and eventually across the globe. A site that could help people plan future trips to wine country or explore new wineries and discover exceptional new wines, even if they never left home. Video would play an integral role. The work-in-progress effort known as “WineCraze” is the result.
 

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Segment-3: Wine Events - Pinot Days Southern California is the fastest growing pinot Days event...and it makes sense! People who enjoy blue skies and an easy, breezy lifestyle gravitate to pinot noir because it is easy to pair, easy to drink, and fascinating to talk about - Pinot Days-LA
 
03: Pinot Days celebrates pinot noir in its many styles, ranging from modern to earthy to elegant. Unlike wine events featuring wines more alike than different, Pinot Days brings together pinot noir producers representing every California appellation, style and price point, as well as a few from Oregon and Burgundy as well. And, for the 6th anniversary, the Grand Tasting event will be held once again at the "Skirball Cultural Center" in Los Angeles and 1000's of Consumers will be able to sample from almost 300 pinots from nearly every important pinot region. Its truly a pinot lovers dream that only comes around once a year.
 
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"Grand Festival" Saturday, Nov. 15th 
 At the “Skirball Center” in Los Angeles (map)
Gen. Admission
2:00-5:00PM
Early Entry
1:00-5:00PM
VIP & Seminar
12:00-5:00PM
$75.00 $95.00 $120.00

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Segment-4: Wine Sales - Since becoming a Traveling Vineyards Wine Guide, Penny’s motto has been “So much wine, so little time,” and she has consistently earned the distinction of being in the Top-10 Traveling Vineyard leaders - Penny Fitzgerald
 
04: A friend told me about The Traveling Vineyard and I thought it was too good to be true! An opportunity to share my passion for wine with other wine lovers as a career? Make my own hours, earn fabulous trips, meet new friends, and build my own business? Sign me up! Being a Traveling Vineyard Independent Wine Guide has been the best "job" I've ever had! If you're looking for a fun, fulfilling job you can do from home, you just found it. Our Wine Guides are a laidback, friendly bunch who love what they do. No stuffy wine experts. Just people who have found their dream jobs selling wine.
 
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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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