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WineFairy chats with wine-writer George Paul Truby; Kristy & Nancy Charles of Foursight Wines and with Sandy Block on the Wine Location Specialist Program

First segment of this weeks Show: Life-long Wine Educator and Writer, shares a moment with the WineFairy - George Paul Truby

Croatian born wine professional, George Paul Truby, has relocated to Del Mar, California, a quaint coastal beach town just north of San Diego, as he looks for his next adventure in the world of wine. Truby is exceptionally meticulous in his attention to detail and never-ending fascination with wine culture weaved into lifestyle. George has worn many wine-related hats in his long-lived career. The common denominator being Truby the writer, Truby the consummate wine educator...and a chap who doesn't sit still for long.
 


 

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Foursight Wines, Anderson Valley, Estate-Grown Pinot, Semillon, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon - Kristy and Nancy Charles

Foursight is a small, family owned and operated winery in Anderson Valley, based on land the Charles family has farmed for almost 60 years. Foursight is a true family venture, with two generations - baby boomers and millenials - working together to create a lasting family business. The Foursight tasting room, located just south of downtown Boonville, is built from lumber reclaimed from the family's days in the timber business. Wood used in the Charles Lumber Company site in the 1950s and 1960s was recycled into the symbol of the family's new beginning in the wine business. Mother and daughter Nancy and Kristy Charles, are Co-founders.
 

 

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Wine Location Specialist Program Open to U.S. Sommeliers, Beverage Directors and Retail Beverage Directors - Sandy Block M.W.

The Center for Wine Origins recently launched the Wine Location Specialist Program open to sommeliers, beverage directors and retail beverage directors located in the United States. Registrants must complete the online application in order to be considered. The Center for Wine Origins Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program is a collaboration between the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) with financial support from the European Union and its member states of France and Portugal. Authored by Sandy Block, Master of Wine, the program is a comprehensive guide covering two leading wine regions Champagne and Porto. These regions represent unique locations where climate, soil, and years of winemaking experience guarantee a certain standard of quality.
 


 

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Educational Campaign and Advocacy Organization Leads Accredited Certification in Champagne and Port - Sandy Block M.W.

Have a question about Champagne? The Champagne hotline, run by the Champagne Bureau, is a useful resource to learn more about the Champagne you drink and the region from which it comes. Listeners are invited to sign an online petition to protect wine places and origins, featuring Champagne and other high profile wine regions around the world. The legal battle continues in the "sparkling wine war... pitting trademark rights against geographic indications," (Business Law Today by Carol Robertson). An educated consumer is a more powerful consumer.
 


 

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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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