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WineFairy chats with Adam Chase on WSET; Mike McArthur of Burning Kiln Winery; and with Wini Moranville on the Bonne Femme Cookbook

Segment-1: Wine Education - Grape Experience Offers Updated Wine and Spirits Education Trust Courses to the Bay Area - Adam Chase
 
01: Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a premier provider of wine education at every level. Operating both nationally and internationally, it is best known for educating and certifying wine professionals, but its range of classes are also valuable for savvy collectors and hobbyists. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Grape Experience offers a range of acclaimed WSET courses appropriate for consumers and collectors as well as those considering a profession in the wine industry. The fall 2011 Intermediate Course begins November 1st and consists of six three-hour classes priced at $725 for the series. The Advanced Course begins November 2nd with 15 classes for $1400. Grape Experience Founder Adam Chase earned an MBA from Harvard University and worked in marketing and advertising before pursuing his passion for wine. He was formerly the Dean of Wine Studies at COPIA in Napa, CA.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Regions - Burning Kiln Winery in Soon-To-Be Ontario South Coast Designated Viticulture Area - Mike McArthur
 
02: Mike McArthur is a partners in Burning Kiln Winery of Saint Williams, located in southern Ontario, Canada. Burning Kiln is one of the wineries leading the way in what will become the new Ontario South Coast Designated Viticulture Area (DVA) within the next two years. He is a founding member and the current President of Ontario's South Coast Wineries and Growers' Association. The DVA location is between Niagara to the east and Lake Erie North Shore to the west, formerly, a traditional tobacco growing region. Burning Kiln produces only vinifera varietals having adapted the Italian dry down method by refitting and re-using former tobacco kilns. The results are highly aromatic wines from the sand soils and flavour intensity from the drying down.

 

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Segment-3: Wine & Food - The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day - Wini Moranville
 
03: Wini Moranville writes a monthly wine column for Relish, is a restaurant reviewer for The Des Moines Register, and has contributed to many food magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Creative Home, and MasterChef magazine. In The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day, she brings authentic French food to American home cooks, with 250 recipes that reflect the way real French families eat today. With a focus on fresh, tasty ingredients and a generosity of spirit, it's French cooking without fuss or fear.

 

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Segment-4: Wine & Food - How To Cook Like The French.... No Matter Where You Live - Wini Moranville
 
04: Now that the typical bonne femme (good wife) works outside of the home just like her American counterpart (and now that French men, like American men, are often in charge of getting dinner on the table), Wini Moranville's emphasis is on easy techniques and speedy preparations in The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day. She shows readers that it is possible to cook and dine like the French, no matter where you live, without breaking the bank, or spending all day in the kitchen, to do so!

 

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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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