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WineFairy chats about CA Wine Month with Nancy Light, Paula Kornell, Cindy Steinbeck and Allison Jordan

Segment-1: Wine Regions - CA Wine Month in September is Great Time to Visit - Nancy Light
 
01: Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed September 2011 as California Wine Month, the seventh consecutive year the state has recognized the contributions of the state's growers and vintners by proclamation. To celebrate, many of the Golden State’s wineries, winegrape growers and regional associations are hosting special consumer wine events. "Our state's wineries create jobs for 330,000 Californians and revenue from retail sales of $18.4 billion, including $1.14 billion in exports sales to 122 countries," said Governor Brown in the proclamation. On September 17, California Wine Rush, a walk-around tasting showcasing top wines from more than a dozen California wine regions throughout the state, will take place in San Francisco in the Grand Hall of the historic Ferry Building during the lively Saturday farmer’s market. Nancy Light is Communications Director, Wine Institute, representing 85 percent of U.S. wine production and 90 percent of U.S. wine exports.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Regions - September is California Wine Month in Northern California Wine Regions - Paula Kornell
 
02: Paula Kornell joins Nancy Light to update us on California Wine Month (CWM) events in Napa, Sonoma, and northern California. Kornell is General Manager of Oakville Ranch Vineyards and is a past board president of Napa Valley Vintners and current board member. CWM events include: Conn Creek Winery in Napa Valley is featuring in The American Viticultural Area AVA Room a Barrel Blending Experience; Judd Hill Winery’s Bottle Blending Camp in Napa Valley; Pair Music With Wine at Robert Mondavi Winery; Safari West in Sonoma County; and Crushing Good Time Package, Sonoma County. For a complete list of events visit the link provided below.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Regions - California Wine Month Paso and Central Coast Wine Immersion Experiences - Cindy Steinbeck
 
03: Cindy Steinbeck joins Nancy Light to talk about Paso Robles and California’s Central Coast. Steinbeck and family own Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles, a major grape-grower for many wineries. She shares her perspective as a grower and what’s going on with harvest. California Wine Month Paso and Central Coast events include: Savor the Central Coast 2011, Sept. 29-Oct. 2; Pinotfest Monterey, on Sept. 16; A Cabernet FrancFest on Sept. 17, at Buttonwood Farm Winery in Solvang; CRUSH: Temecula Valley 2nd Annual Wine & Culinary Showcase on Sept.10; and the Madera Vintners Association’s California Wine Month Reception & Wine Tasting on Sept. 16 in Madera.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Regions - September is Foodie’s Fancy Time to Discover California Wine - Allison Jordan
 
04: Wine Institute promotes the California Wine Month campaign with the California Association of Winegrape Growers to help contribute to the economic vitality of the state by showcasing its outstanding wine and food offerings. Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the association of more than 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses that initiate and advocate state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine. The California Sustainable Winegrowing Practices program defines sustainability as winegrowing and winemaking practices that are sensitive to the environment, responsive to the needs and interests of society-at-large, and are economically feasible to implement and maintain. Allison Jordan is Director of Environmental Affairs, Wine Institute and Executive Director, California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance.

 

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