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VinVillage chats with Catherine Fallis of Planet Grape; Rebecca Robinson of ZAP; Tracey Hawkins on Hawk & Horse Wines and Savannah Foodie: Tim Rutherford

Segment-1: Wine Professionals - Becoming a Master Sommelier in the world of wine is a really big deal, and the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers is 'the' ultimate credential a wine professional can attain, worldwide - Catherine Fallis
01: Master Sommelier. Consultant, Critic, Judge, Scholar, Writer, and More... Catherine Fallis, aka the 'grape goddess' of Planet Grape is America's premiere female Master Sommelier. A popular and entertaining speaker and host for corporate and private events, Catherine is also a Professional Champagne Sabreuse, and also the Tasting Panel Lead at Swanky Wine Shop. Her list of wine credentials are too long to recite here, but needless to say, Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis is among the very best in the world of wine...regardeless of gender. Learn more.


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Segment-2: Wine Events - Zinfandel Advocates & Producers ("ZAP") is a not-for-profit, member-based, educational organization comprised of winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts whose common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine - Rebecca Robinson
02: Attracting Zin lovers from around the world, ZAP's "Zinfandel Experience" is celebrating its 24th anniversary, Jan. 29-31, 2015, with 3 days of wine tasting featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles from renowned producers and emerging wineries. Set at both the historic Presidio overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the iconic Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Zinfandel Experience is the largest single varietal tasting of its kind that brings together top winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate America’s grape. Click HERE to learn more.

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    The 2nd Annual 2015

January 29-31 in San Francisco
Four Extraordinary Events, One Classic Varietal
 Food-Zin Pairing
 Thu-Jan 29th
 Forums of Flavor
 Fri-Jan 30th
 Fri-Jan 30th
 The Tasting
  General & VIP
 Sat-Jan 31st
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Segment-3: Wineries - Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, specializing in estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Port - Tracey Hawkins
03: The winery takes its name from the plentiful Red-Tail Hawks on the property as well as the ranch’s history as an equestrian facility. "At Hawk and Horse Vineyards we are passionately dedicated to quality from the ground up. From the selection of our vines and vineyard site, to the most carefully detailed farming practices, we pay special attention to every aspect of the wine growing process." The families have maintained the original rustic elegance of the ranch and welcome visitors for tours and tastings. Visit website.
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Segment-4: Wine Blogs - Tim grew up in rural Kentucky...and a ground-breaking meal in New Orleans in 1979 set him on a path to exploring food and wine - Tim Rutherford
04: Tim Rutherford now spends his time writing about the people and places that make food and wine special. In his spare time, he teaches cooking and consults in the food and beverage industry on food safety, menu development and event marketing. His weekly e-mail newsletter, "Savannahfoodie Tastings", circulates weekly to nearly 5,000 subscribers. Tim is available as an after-dinner speaker, cooking class demonstrator or to simply help with your next wine pairing. He is also a wine team member at the Savannah Wine Cellar.
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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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