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VinVillage chats with Monique Soltani of WineOh TV; Greg Walter of Pinot Report; Timm Crull of Terraces Wine; and Eve Bushman of Eve Wine 101

Segment-1: Wine Journalism - For over five years, Monique has been covering the wine scene in California and around the globe as she shares her passion for wine, journalism and television in telling people’s stories on "" with the world - Monique Soltani
01: Wine Oh TV Founder and Host, Monique Soltani, is a seasoned journalist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and American Studies. Having honed her reporting skill over a decade working at several ABC, CBS & NBC affiliate television stations across the country, Monique also earned her wine certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, became an experienced wine judge, and has interviewed at least 200 winemakers, dozens of top chefs, and "A-list" celebrities. Most recently, Monique has also been reporting on weather and wine country for "The Weather Channel."

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Segment-2: Wine & Events - PinotReport Editor & Publisher Greg Walter has been creating compelling content in wine, food and beyond for more than 30 years. He's also the co-producer of the highly popular "Pinot On The River" event now in its 11th year - Greg Walter
02: PinotReport is written exclusively about Western Pinot Noir. Available by subscription in either online or print formats, PinotReport is written for people who love Western Pinot Noir -- California, Oregon, New Zealand specifically - and want to keep up on the latest new wines. Winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Newsletter. The 11th annual Pinot On The River Festival is on Sunday, October 26th, from Noon-4PM on the Healdsburg Plaza in downtown Healdsburg. It is one of the best opportunities to taste wines from more than 100 top Pinot producers from up and down the West Coast, many of which are small, artisan producers with some participating in their first public tasting event.

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Segment-3: Wineries - Founded in 1993 by the Crull family, The Terraces is an artisanal winery which embodies California history. The oak woodlands of the estate extend across the eastern foothills of Rutherford - Timm Crull
03: In 1993, the Crull family purchased the remaining Werle property and renamed it Quarry Vineyards in reference to its history as a working rock quarry. Then, in 2001, the Crull's purchased The Terraces property from Wayne Hogue, reuniting the original homestead to create: The Terraces at Quarry Vineyards. The Terraces is an artisanal winery which embodies California history. The oak woodlands of the estate extend across the eastern foothills of Rutherford and encompass hillside vineyard blocks thriving in rocky volcanic soil as well as orchards, beehives, a balsamic vinegar acetaio and, of course, Rutherford dust. The Terraces produces hand crafted, limited release wines from the fruit grown in their terraced Napa Valley vineyards, and other select vineyards in California.
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Segment-4: Wine Education - About 7 years ago Eve Busman chose to write exclusively on wine education for beginners. Her experience is based on over 20 years of classes, tastings, winery tours, and reading everything she could get her hands on...and the education never ends - Eve Bushman
04: Eve Bushman wrote the Eve's Wine 101 column for a local newspaper in Santa Clarita for 3 years. For 11 years prior to that, she was a community columnist for the same paper. Eve also writes for Elite Magazine, The SCV Beacon and does freelance work in other periodicals and books. Her knowledge is based on over 25 years of reading, tasting, classes, and many events. Eve writes about wine for beginners, accepts guest posts, and has several staff and guest writers. After being featured on "Wine Down TV", "Wine Dogs USA 3" and the "Wine Cats," one of Eve's goals was to promote her work to a greater audience, which she achieved when she published a short e-book on Kindle, "Wine Etiquette for Everyone" which had over 1,500 downloads within the first 5 days of its release.
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