Segment-1: Wine & Flying - In anticipation of the launch of its new "Mint" premium flight service to San Francisco Int'l Airport, JetBlue Airways announces its very own wine expert - Jon Bonné
01: In this unique role, Jon Bonné is responsible for selecting the wines that will be served on JetBlue, specifically the selections for JetBlue's premium offering, called "Mint." Jon Bonné is The San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Editor, and author of the award-winning book “The New California Wine". He covers wine throughout Northern California and around the world, and is responsible for the Chronicle’s wine and spirits coverage and the annual Top 100 Wines. He also writes a regular column for Decanter magazine, and is the USA Regional Chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards.
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Segment-2: Wine Education - A wine educator and aficionado, in 2013, Jeff, along with Denise Mueller, Aaron Mandel and Craig Adams, founded Mid-American School of Wine in St. Louis - Jeff Calahan
02: A Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, Jeff has been the Sommelier at Porter's Steakhouse in Collinsville, IL since 1998 where he has conducted many wine dinners, classes and tastings. In 2004, Jeff was a co-founder of the "St. Louis Wine Cats" in which they conducted monthly wine tastings at restaurants, wineries and cooking schools in the St. Louis area. Until recently, Jeff was also active with the American Wine Society as co-chair of the St. Louis branch. He also was instrumental in launching other branches in IL. And, now, his latest venture, the Mid-American School of Wine in St. Louis.
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Segment-3: Vineyard Writing - Founder and Executive Director of "Writing Between the Vines" - Vineyard Retreats for Writers - A literary arts foundation providing residencies for writers on vineyard estates around the world - Marcy Gordon
03:Marcy Gordon's background is in consumer marketing where she worked to launch and position several start-ups including Travelocity and OpenTable. That experience, and her love of travel and writing, led her to become a freelance travel writer, who is currently the Forbes Travel Guide Correspondent for Napa and Sonoma. Along with her blog, "Come For The Wine" Marcy is also the Founder and Executive Director of "Writing Between the Vines" - Vineyard Retreats for Writers - A literary arts foundation providing residencies for writers on vineyard estates around the world.
Segment-4: Wine-Country Real Estate - He has 45 years of experience in the real estate business. His exclusive focus on wine-country properties has gained him the distinction of being a top professional in his business - John Bergman
04: John Bergman's company, "Bergman Euro-National", established in 1967, is a Real Estate Brokerage Firm that specializes in the sales of Vineyards, Vineyard Estates, large Estate Properties, and Winery Properties in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. John’s ability to stay ahead of the marketplace with his vision of projecting where the market for vineyard values and grape prices may go in the future, has allowed him to become one of the premier wine-country real estate specialists.
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