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WineFairy chats with Austin Hope on WineDJ and Hope Wines; with Ed Engoron-American Gourmet Choclatique and with Lisa Rigisich on Pinot Days

First segment of this weeks Show: WINE DJ Liberty School Winery iPHONE APP Offers Music to Match Your Spirits for Millennials - Austin Hope

Hope Family Wines, a family-run wine producer with over 30 years of grape growing experience in Paso Robles, is inviting consumers to drink to a new beat. Winemaker and President Austin Hope joins us to talk about the launch of Wine DJ, the Liberty School iPhone application created to build a playlist of Music to Match Your Spirits based on mood, setting and which Liberty School wine is being consumed. The application is available for download free via Apples app store and on Apples iTunes. With the launch of the Wine DJ, Hope Family Wines is asserting its role as an innovative vintner by combining technology, music and affordable wines in a creative retail program geared toward the Millennial generation.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Hope Family Wines, Paso Robles Grape Growers, 30-year community ambassador and leader - Austin Hope

Hope Family Wines is a family-owned and operated wine producer in Paso Robles, CA encompassing five brands: Liberty School, Candor, Treana, Austin Hope and Westside Wines. The WINE DJ Liberty School iPhone app is compatible with several wines within the Hope Family Wines portfolio: Liberty School, Candor, and Treana. Liberty School produces a Cabernet Sauvignon ($12), Syrah ($12), and Chardonnay ($12). Treana Red ($50) is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and Treana White ($25) is a blend of Marsanne and Viognier. The multi-vintage Candor label produces a Merlot and Zinfandel ($18). Under the Austin Hope label, Hope Family Wines sells limited-production Grenache and Syrah ($42). They continue to craft elegant blends that capture the soul of the Paso Robles terroir.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: American Gourmet Choclatique introduces Napa Valley California Wine Chocolates - Ed Engoron

Choclatique is a privately owned, super-premium chocolate company founded in 2003 by Ed Engoron and Joan Vieweger. Hand-crafted in their Southern California Chocolate Studios, Choclatique provides over 195 'Authentically American' premium chocolate confections. The procurement policy is to buy sustainable, American-made and sourced products. Choclatique Napa Valley Wine Chocolates are available in eight varieties: Late Harvest Cabernet, Fall Vineyard Merlot, Estate Chardonnay Chocolate, Sparkling Blanc de Chocolate, Old Oak Barrel-Aged Port Chocolate, First-Crush Fume Blanc Chocolate, Zinfandel Cuvee Chocolate and Pretty in Pink "Blush" Chocolate. The Napa Valley Wine Chocolates are available in an 8-piece Boutique, 15-piece Collection and 30-piece Indulgence boxes with prices starting at $18.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: First Annual Pinot Days Southern California - Lisa Rigisich

Lisa and Steven Rigisich created the Bay Area Wine Project six years ago because Pinot Noir is their favorite wine. Pinot Days celebrates pinot noir in its many styles, ranging from modern to earthy to elegant. Unlike wine events that appeal to a narrow customer base featuring wines more alike than different, Pinot Days brings together pinot producers representing every California appellation, style and price point, as well as a few from Oregon and Burgundy. Their real differentiator is the fact that wine makers and winery owners do the actual pouring. Join other Pinot noir fans at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, January 14th - 17th, 2010 for the First Annual Pinot Days Southern California. Learn more at

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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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