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WineFairy chats with Kelli Mettler of Mettler Vineyards; Becky Sue Epstein on Sherry; Joel Bellagio on the KRCB Wine Auction; and Justin Furr on North Carolina wines

Segment-1: Triple Chocolate Belgian Port Ice Cream One of Three Entries in Contest at 9th Annual Taste of Lodi - Kelli Mettler

Kelli Mettler, of Mettler Vineyards, joins us as Chairwoman of the 1st ever Lodi Wine Camp, Saturday, September 25th and 9th Annual Taste of Lodi, Sunday, September 26th. Over 40 Lodi wineries and 20 local restaurants will showcase their finest. One of the more unique events at this year's Taste of Lodi includes a Wine Ice Cream Contest. Guests help judge their favorite flavor for the Official Wine Ice Cream of the event. The wine ice cream creations will be made fresh daily from the local Velvet Grill & Creamery.

 
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Segment-2: It's Only Sherry if it's from Jerez, Spain... Pair Your Mood and Personality to a Sherry Style - Becky Sue Epstein

Americans love wine but most have yet to discover the historic, complex and surprising wine from Spain called Sherry. Did you know that Sherry comes in a variety of flavors and styles from very dry to sweet, pale to dark? Or that Sherry is perhaps the world's most versatile wine when it comes to pairing with food? Did you know that Sherry can be mixed into delicious, trendy cocktails? Sherry is not the wine you thought it was, but instead a doorway to the unique flavors of Spain itself. Becky Sue Epstein is traveling with a group of American Sommeliers and Chefs discovering authentic Sherry wines, from Jerez, a town in Spain's southern-most province of Andaluca.

 
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Segment-3: KRCB PBS/NPR 2010 Wine & Epicurean Auction Northern California Fundraiser - Joel Bellagio

KRCB-TV, Channel 22 presents its annual televised Wine & Epicurean Auction for two full weekends this fall: Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17 from 6:30pm-11pm. Whether you are a long-time wine collector or just starting your cellar, you'll find wines for every budget and level of appreciation. Wines from boutique, "cult" and internationally acclaimed wineries will be up for bid as well as gift certificates for fine dining at Bay Area restaurants. Highlighting the six nights of the event are cases, magnums to 9 liter bottles, library wines, limited production wines, wine country getaways, gourmet foods, and private tastings & tours. Joel Bellagio is the new KRCB Auction Manager.

 
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Segment-4: North Carolina Ranks Seventh in Wine Production Nationally in USA - Justin Furr

September is Wine and Grape Appreciation Month in North Carolina with nearly 100 wineries. According to a national US Travel Association study, North Carolina ranks in the top five state destinations for wine and culinary tourism in the United States. The annual economic impact of the North Carolina wine and grape industry is estimated at more than $813 million and supports 5,700 jobs in the state according to the most current statistics. Check out the many fall wine festivals from the Outer Banks to the Piedmont. Justin Furr spoke to us from the NC Wine & Grape Council.

 
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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 monthly listeners!


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