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WineFairy chats with Alois Lageder of Alto Adige; and with Laura DePasquale, Master Sommelier and VP of Fine Wine for Palm Bay Int'l

First segment of this weeks Show: Alois Lageder of Alto Adige combines Music, the Arts, and Dialogue with Nature - Alois Lageder

Alois Lageder is a synonym for the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking, for a sustainable, holistic corporate philosophy, and for a wide spectrum of cultural and artistic activities. Founded in 1823, and now directed by Alois Lageder, representing the fifth generation of family ownership, the winery combines tradition and innovation. Wines are divided into two assortment groups: Tenutæ Lageder and Alois Lageder. Alto Adige, as it's known in Italian, or in German, SüdTirol, located in the south Tirol region of Austria, is Italy's northernmost wine growing region.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Delicious Food-Friendly Cool Climate Alois Lageder Lagrein, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Müller Thurgau from the Dolomites - Alois Lageder

Alois Lageder's corporate philosophy and culture are grounded in holistic principles that inform their work and reflect a wide range of issues. They strive to understand the ways in which the following relate to one another: the rhythms and forces of nature, the human being and cultural traditions, technology, the cosmos, the past and the future, tradition and life in the modern world. This is the source of their commitment to biodynamic viticulture, and as well to the use of non-invasive procedures in their cellars, where the most advanced technology is put to the service of nature. Perhaps a fresh, fruity, Pinot Bianco? Or a robust, aromatic Lagrein? Or the Beta Delta cuvée wines with their pronounced minerality, made from grapes from the biodynamically farmed vineyards would suit your taste.


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Favorite Rosé Wines for Summer Enjoyment: Refreshing, Logical Hot- Weather Alternatives - Laura DePasquale

America is finally understanding what wine to drink when it's bloody hot outside. Think ROSE. Think low alcohol. Think light and cool and refreshing. Laura DePasquale, Master Sommelier, Vice President of Fine Wine for Palm Bay International, joins us to talk about seven different rosés for this summer. Of particular note is Marquis de la Tour Rosé from Ackerman Remy Pannier, a producer of premium quality Loire Valley wines since 1811 and now the Loire's single largest producer. The Marquis de la Tour bubbly retails for under $11. And if you enjoy White Zin, pour Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou from the Loire Valley instead for $11.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: What's Pink, Served Youthful, and Chilled the World Over? - Laura DePasquale

Cape Bleue Rosé, from French winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo, is a harmonious blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise for $12, created in the Côte Bleue vineyards of Provence. Along the South of France coastline in Provence is the picturesque Mas de la Dame winery, producer of Rosé du Mas made from organically-grown grapes for $15. Planeta Rosé, from one of Sicily’s most important and influential wineries, is made from 100% Syrah for $16. Another Italian favorite is Belguardo Rosé, a Sangiovese / Syrah blend for $16. If pizza is your favorite fare, then you can’t go wrong with Portillo Rosé Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina, for $10.


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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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