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WineFairy chats with Party Culinista Josetth Gordon; with Becky Sue Epstein on Champagne; with Emilia Terragni about The Silver Spoon; and with Sommelier Bonnie Graves on the SD Bay Festival

Segment-1: Wine & Food - Party Like a Culinista Celebrates Whole Foods, Bold Flavors, Wine and Friends - Josetth Gordon
 
01: The Culinista way to party is all about celebrating with the best ingredients—minimally processed whole foods, lots of greens and grains, seasonal and local when you can—to create incredible health-minded dishes that will wow your guests without weighing them down. Authors Jill Donenfeld and Josetth Gordon have written detailed menus that make dinner parties stress-free with lots of tips for pre-party planning and easy multi-task cooking. From sunny brunches to BBQ blowouts, last-minute get-togethers to intimate parties for two, Party Like a Culinista has inspired menus for any and every occasion. With everything from picnic-friendly salads to cocktails, wine pairings, and sweet-tooth takeaways, you’ll always have a delicious reason to party.

 

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Segment-2: Wine History - Champagne: A Global History Reveals Origins of World’s Sparkling Wines - Becky Sue Epstein
 
02: Champagne: A Global History reveals the origins of the world’s great sparkling wines, telling the stories of the people who made champagne famous, from Dom Pérignon to Veuve Clicquot, and describing the evolution of the sparkling wines of other regions that are now so popular. Starting with the story of the first modern French sparkling wines to be traded, produced by monks in Limoux, Languedoc in 1531, Becky Sue Epstein takes us on a tour of vineyards around the world, from the Champagne region itself through Germany, Spain and the New World, and tells the story of the fiercely guarded right to use the ‘champagne’ name. Champagne: A Global History is written by Becky Sue Epstein, Senior Editor, Wine and Spirits, Intermezzo Magazine.

 

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Segment-3: Wine & Food - The Silver Spoon: New Edition... The Bible For Italian Home Cooks... An Encyclopedia of Italian Cuisine - Emilia Terragni
 
03: The Silver Spoon, the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a brand new revised edition. A comprehensive and lively book, its uniquely stylish and user-friendly format makes it accessible and a pleasure to read. The new edition features new introductory material covering such topics as how to compose a traditional Italian meal, typical food traditions of the different regions, and how to set an Italian table. Its over 2,000 recipes are illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and contains a new section of menus by celebrated chefs cooking traditional Italian food. Emilia Terragni is the Editor of The Silver Spoon as well as Phaidon's Editorial Director.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Events - Join Talking Terroir: France's Champagne Region at 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival - Bonnie Graves
 
04: You know Champagne only comes from Champagne, France but do you wonder about the difference between Champagnes from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims? The Center for Wine Origins invites you to join a panel of wine experts and Master Sommeliers for a guided tasting tour of wines from various locations across Champagne, France. Location Matters. Sommelier Bonnie Graves will be one of the presenters on Thursday, November 17, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center. Go to VinVillage.com for special ticket discounts.

 

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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 4-million listeners a month!


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