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WineFairy chats with Jesscia Bell about WineCAST LIVE; Robert L. Lynch of KRIS Wines on Americans for the Arts; and Alder Yarrow on JancisRobinson.com

Segment-1: Wine Tastings - My Wine School's new WineCASTs FREE Live Online Wine Tastings, Wednesday's at 6:30 PM CST - Jessica Bell
 
01: Wine Educator Jessica Bell, founder of MyWineSchool based out of Milwaukee and Chicago, has just launched a live, interactive online wine classes on Wedesdays starting at 6:30 PM CST. My Wine School's LIVE WineCASTs are as easy as 0,1,2,3! There is no cost to watch the 20-30 minute WineCASTs episodes. Wednesdays at 6:30 PM CST she is LIVE but you can watch the recorded WineCASTs any time. There are three levels available. "Wine Newbie" courses provide an introduction to the basics of wine and wine tasting. "Wine Explorer" courses are for those who want to explore the world of wine past the basics and build confidence at restaurants and retail stores."Wine Guru" tastings are perfect for those who enjoy the nuances and intricacies of wine. Participants will explore advanced and current topics in wine with Bell as your interactive guide.

 

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Segment-2: Wine & Charities - KRIS Wines Partners-Up With "Americans For The Arts' to Support Art Education in K-12 Schools - Robert L. Lynch
 
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 Blogs - Wine Authority and Publisher Jancis Robinson Taps Wine Blogger Alder Yarrow for Content Expansion - Alder Yarrow
 
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 Blogs - Vinography: A Wine Blog Features Food and Wine Adventures in San Francisco and Around the World - Alder Yarrow
 
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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