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VinVillage chats with Michelle Metter about 'San Diego Wine Classic'; Jann Cotter of Jackson Family Wines; Sommelier Lisa Redwine; and with Jimmy Cefalo of Martini Wines

Segment-1: Wine Events - The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an Annual Thanksgiving Precursor - Michelle Metter
01: You're invited to join celebrity chefs and legendary winemakers at the “11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival” November 16 – 23, featuring over 30 city-wide events, 170 fantastic wineries, breweries and spirits producers, along with 60 of San Diego's best restaurants. Go to for more event details and to save 15% on select tickets. Michelle Metter and Ken Loyst are partners at Fast Forward Event Productions, and founders of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.


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11th Annual SD Bay Wine & Food Festival!

Seven Days of Wine & Food Events!

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12-3PM, Saturday, Nov. 22nd at Embarcadero Park-North

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(Save 15% on select Grand Tasting tickets with promo code “VinVillage15”)

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Segment-2: Wineries - Founded in 1983 with a focus on artisanal wines of distinct character and quality, Jackson Family Wines, based in Sonoma County, is one of the few family-owned and operated winery groups of its kind - Jann Cotter
02: Jackson Family Wines, based in Sonoma County, is one of the few family-owned and operated winery groups of its kind. Founded in 1983 with a focus on artisanal wines of distinct character and quality, Jackson Family Wines consists of a very broad portfolio of award-winning wineries which reflect a unique quality story steeped in extraordinary vineyards, remarkable artisan winemaking and the dedication of hard working, talented individuals. And, today, the Jackson family carries the formidable legacy of founder Jess Jackson forward to the next generation.

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Segment-3: Wine Experts - Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Lisa passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Advanced Exam in 2010 and is on her way to Master Sommelier status - Lisa Redwine
03: As Food & Beverage Manager of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club., Lisa is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining...among her many responsibilities...and luckily for all of us, she's involved again in the SD Bay Festival.
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Segment-4: Wine Ambassadors - Jimmy Cefalo is a familiar face to many from his many years as a local TV personality. He is also a familiar figure from the gridiron as a former member of the Miami Dolphins and the current radio voice of the team - Jimmy Cefalo
04: Jimmy holds a long list of impressive career credentials from both on and off the field. In his broadcast career, he was a correspondent for NBC news on the "Today Show", sports anchor for "NBC News at Sunrise" and co-host of the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, in which he snared an Emmy for his writing on the Games. Jimmy also co-hosted "PM Magazine," "AM South Florida," on WTVJ and hosted the "Trump Card" game show...among his many other achievements and endeavors. And, now, he joins us as the Matini Sparkling Wines Ambassador.
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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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