Vin de Cru...french for "Vintage Wine' is a weekly exposé and audioblog focusing on exclusive VinVillageRadio guest interviews featuring high-profile, in-depth discussions with the "who's who" in wine and food. Please read, listen and enjoy!

WineFairy chats with Amanda Keston of Spectrum Wine on their simultaneous CA and Hong Kong wine auction; with Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros on Idaho Wine Country book; and with Congressman David Wu on HR-5034

First segment of this weeks Show: Spectrum Wine Auctions Provides Streaming Video in Real Time Simultaneously in California and Hong Kong - Amanda Keston

Spectrum Wine Auctions delivers a worldwide buying, selling and appraisal venue for collectors of fine and rare vintage wines. Live and online wine auctions in premier locations. Spectrum Wine Auctions offers real time online bidding from the comfort of your home or anywhere in the world you happen to be. The software will allow you to view and hear the auctioneer as well as bid in real time as the auction takes place. Your online bids are placed on the floor as if you were actually attending the auction in person. Prior to each auction, customers can also visit the Spectrum Wine website to view 360-degree images of each lot on offer. Amanda Keston is Director of Client Services and Auctioneer.


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Second segment of this weeks Show: Spectrum Group International, a Fortune 500 Company, launched Spectrum Wine Auctions July, 2009 - Amanda Keston

Spectrum Wine Auctions, which debuted to the international wine market last fall as a new major player, will hold its next fine and rare wine live auction simultaneously on September 24 in Los Angeles and on September 25 in Hong Kong. Following in the grand tradition of its sister auction companies, Spectrum Wine Auctions is a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ:PK), a consolidated global collectibles network. The company offers competitive incentives for consignors, including 30-day payouts in full for all lots sold regardless as to whether the firm has collected from each buyer, and the ability to consign both highly-collectible and commonly found wines.


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Idaho Wine Country Examines Idaho's Unique Terrain, People and Culture Up Close - Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros

Idaho Wine Country grew out of two friends' love of wine and mutual curiosity about the growth of new wineries and vineyards in their home state. Writer Alan Minskoff and Photographer Paul Hosefros took to the back roads of Idaho for 15 months, interviewing and photographing more than 50 winemakers and grape growers and documenting all stages of grape and wine production. Their book, the first full-length exploration of the state's emerging wine industry, chronicles an enterprise on the verge of discovery.


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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: First Congressional District, Oregon Supports Free & Fair Trade in Wine - Congressman David Wu

Congressman David Wu, First Congressional District, Oregon, joins us to clearly state his opposition to House Resolution 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010, that would unfairly prevent small family owned and operated wineries from shipping their wines across state lines to clients across the country. The Congressman's district includes the significant Pinot Noir producing area of Yamhill County. He joins us from the the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

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Click HERE to join the effort to help STOP H.R. 5034!!!

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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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